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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scrapperjulia said...

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

Ann Whitfield said...

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

ike said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Sandra DeFalco said...

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!

Carol said...

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

Unknown said...

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!!

Geraldine said...

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

Amy Johnson said...

So pretty and creative! I love it!

Kary said...

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!!

Jen Nelson said...

love the effect
Thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts

Jen xx

Linda said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Amy said...

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

lesleyworth said...

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