Sunday, September 18, 2011

Interference florals

Welcome, and thanks for calling by.

I had fun recently taking a class on how to use Opalite inks - they are an interference ink, and I had owned a pad for some time and had not used to to it's full potential, so jumped at the opportunity to learn more.

This is one way of using them - I embossed the matte black card oval with the fantasy floral folder, then rubbed the Glacier Blue Opalite ink over it.  This does not really do justice to the sheen you can achieve with these inks.

I had seen this technique for a card online, and had also used it in the class. The originals used a circle, but as I don't have circular Nesties, I used oval instead.

This is a close-up of the smallest oval, with the sentiment stamped in Memento Pearlescent Poppy ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

And here is the card opened up - it pivots on the floral brads you can see at the base of the top layer, and there is one base of the central panel.

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  1. Very cool card! Thanks for the inspiration for using the Momento inks and thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge!

  2. This is fabulous Maxine and the ovals work just as well as circles do. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. Truly AWESOME piece - I adore this. Thank you for sharing with us at SSDS this week.
    Ike xx

  4. Thank you for entering this lovely card into our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week, check back Saturday to see our next great challenge. Debbiexx

  5. Thanks for playing in our 'Girlie Things' Challenge #30, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  6. Love this technique and the card design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  7. Maxine! This is such a neat card... I love the way it opens on the brads, so cool! I've never used the Opalite inks... so pretty! Thank you for sharing the info from your class!!

  8. Lovely card. Bright, beautiful and unusual. Thank you for sharing it with BTC&G challenge this month.

  9. Finally a chance to check out all you've made since our chat ;) Love this card, and the Opalite ink really pops with dark cardstock. Great design!!

  10. love the effect
    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts

    Jen xx

  11. Wow this is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week I hope you will join in our challenge again.

  12. GORGEOUS and what a fabulous design!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  13. Wow, fascinating how it opens up! And I really like the colour combination.

  14. fab and fun card! the way it opens up is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!


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