Thursday, 13 July 2017

Crafty get together card

I have this ever growing box of backgrounds and swatches or snippets all ready for future use all which have been created during crafty get together's with crafting friends.  It's so much fun getting together with friends trying out different techniques, you never know what you are going to come away with.

This card is some left over acetate with alcohol inks and tissue paper from a crafting retreat back in May of this year with Loll (Stamping with Loll), Susan (Cardmakers Garret) and Nancy (Scandy Nancy creates).
We smooshed the alcohol inks on the acetate, and when it was dry we glued the tissue paper to the AI side.  The tissue paper gives more texture to the inked surface, such a cool effect.  I die cut the coffee cup using a stamplorations die and mounted it on black card to give it more of a dramatic colour.
I used brown/yellow/blue and gold inks, you can see the slight shimmer of the gold in the image.  It's so hard to capture this in the photo but the colours really cool IRL


I'm entering this into the following challenges:- CAS Mix up, Stamplorations anything goes,

 



Card Recipe Card 
Stamps:Tim Holtz
Paper: 110lb white, Acetate, tissue paper, Michaels black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Alcohol inks, Stamplorations die
Techniques: Alcohol inks on acetate, die cut


14 comments:

  1. Love this card, its very classy looking love the techniques you have used :)

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  2. The colours are so amazing with your AI panel, Christine. Very metallic looking, especially with the black backing. Love that idea of using colours behind the acetate panel. I know this is only a small snippet of part of one background of many that we made. :) It was such a fun time at the retreat and I'm already looking forward to next year. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  3. Fabulous card Christine! I love the background you created - lucky you to be on a retreat with the lovely Loll too. And, that dies is just gorgeous - very elegant, I love the end result! Sorted out the linking issue :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. Great colours and perfect for the coffee cup die. Looks like you all had so much fun on the retreat and yes you all must have lots of backgrounds etc which I am really looking forward to seeing. Always so hard to capture the real beauty of the colours etc but it looks amazing to me! x

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  5. This looks fab .... I love the colours in the background xx

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  6. Gorgeous earthy background for your die cut cuppa coffee, Christine. We did have the most wonderful time at our retreat. I just used one of the die cuts I got from you :-) It will be a future challenge card :-) Hugs..

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  7. A beautiful background and so perfect for this die, Christine! Very classy! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Christine. Great idea to mount on black cardstock for a dramatic look. Love the gold specks of shimmer. So cool.

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  9. I'm always intrigued by your gorgeous, earthy color palette. This turned out beautifully especially mounted on black. What a wonderful and fun technique and thanks for sharing it!

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  10. Perfect colours for a coffee-themed card! Love the gorgeous acetate / tissue paper piece!

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  11. LOVE the earthy background, Christine! The space is quite small, but you can see lots of beautiful colors! The white coffee cup pops right out at you. Hideko

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  12. Great use of your UCB, Christine! That's a cool die and the background gives it tons of depth!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. That die-cut is lovely, Christine, so dimensional, and your AI background really makes it pop. You are so fortunate to be able to get together with crafting friends!

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  14. Super card with the die and the effects you created, gives depth x

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