Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Alcohol again... and some foiling

Welcome

Last weekend I had fun playing with my alcohol inks again - I used two greens and two yellow/golds on some yupo 'paper'. 


Before the inks were fully dried, I put some bronze foil on the damp spots, and loved the resulting spots of metallic shimmer


I was inspired by this post at Sundaystamper  Papercrafts blog to use a negative die cut over the background, which in some spots was not how I wanted it to look!
 

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment and dragonfly in Delicata Gold  for a  subtle effect, letting the negative die cut take the eye. 

I trimmed the die cut piece to be slightly smaller than the yupo, to make the most of the inks that extended to the edge of the paper, and then mounted both layers onto a deep green base.
 

The 'positive' die cut I left in the die and stippled two green inks on it 


and then adhered it to the left of the inside of the card.

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25 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, that vine looks fabulous with its bits of shine... you are so talented and creative!

Lovely Linda said...

Such a great use of negative dies Maxine - I love using them. Love the foil touches you have added too - simply lovely my friend xo

Gerrina said...

Beautiful with the little bit of foiling; makes it a 'rich'card whilst it was already an elegant one!
And beautiful how you made the insite aswel! Hugs, Gerrina

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautifully done Maxine, yupo is fun, I’ve found some cheaply on eBay translucent with a shot pattern (like shot silk) through it in A4 sheets looking forward to seeing how it works.
Love you’re efforts to add the foil highlights. I’ve not tried that yet! Really makes it pop.
Thanks for being a blessing, God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, lovely alcohol inking and the addition of the gold foil is perfect - a great idea.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sue said...

Great card using the dies and gold foiling thanks for sharing with us at polkadoodles Digi Chooseday hugs Sue x

Glennis F said...

I love the added touch of the foiling - makes it so elegant!

Quillish said...

Wow..what a great effect with that foil and the colours of the leaves is so real,Maxine. Also, the inside is as beautiful and what an achievement it is to use all of your dies.. I would have done a, yippie!!!

Loll said...

Your AI leaves are gorgeous Maxine. Love the added foil to give some shine. Beautiful design. And what a lovely surprise inside with your sponged leaves. xx

Dawn T said...

beautiful Maxine. The AI piece is such a pretty colour. The use of the die cuts is lovely

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! I like the touches of gold in with the green and how you decorated the inside too.

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thank you for joining us at challenge Digi Choosday Crafting
DT Maria

Maikreations said...

Super elegant card! The gold foil looks awesome on the alcohol ink(ed) paper ;o) Thank you for taking part in our "Dies or Punches" challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers blog! Happy crafting, Maike

Mac Mable said...

Stunning CAS card and love the colours of the alcohol inks....One very striking card x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this in particular you using the alcohol inks and foiling, looks like a great card in real life. Wondering what green alcohol you used. Have a great weekend. xx

Darnell said...

I wonder sometimes what we did before the magic of alcoholic inks and Yupo paper - and now with the added magic of foils! Whether using them for die cuts or as backgrounds behind negative die cuts, they are always useful as we cleverly work around the not-so-pretty bits! I love your design through and through and inside and out! Stunning, Maxine!! Hugs, Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Wow! Simply magestic! I love the earthy feel to your card - the alcohol inks and yupo are SO. MUCH. FUN!! One of my favorite technqiues! And all this green - swoon! A real beauty, Maxine!

Fran said...

Maxine I truly love the technique you used on your leaves especially the touch of got. They are beautiful. And the dragonfly and sentiment sets it all off. The leaf branch inside is so elegant. Hugs, Fran

M DelValle said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

little amanda 7609 said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards, Amanda
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Creative world said...

Awesome CAS card and beautiful design...Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge this week, hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh this is so clever and so lush and gorgeous with the gold foil accents. I so need to try this technique! Love the diecut idea too. I don't always love the whole of my inked pieces, so this is a really great use of those. Love it!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Neet said...

Such a beautiful card, I do like the gold specks on the leaves, they add something wonderful to the whole look. I also like the leaves carried on into the inside of the card, the recipient will be delighted.
God Bless, Neet xx

Cindy said...

Wow this is stunning. What a great idea with the alcohol ink. You gave me an idea. Thanks so much! Thank you for joining a gem of a challenge. Hugs, Cindy DT

K M Meena Herale said...

Beautiful work,
Thank you for Joining us at Get Creative Challenges and waiting to see next time.

Hugs
Meena DT