Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Wedding card with alcohol inks

Hi, I'm still trying to catch up with cards I need to make!
We're going to a wedding soon and I wanted to make something a bit different for
the bride and groom.

One of the bloom die cuts is inlaid and the other is glued on top so that the crossing stems weren't too bulky.
The effect of the alcohol inks look way better in real life, can't quite get my angle right!

I'm going to link up at the Mixed Media Card Challenge where the theme is a touch of nature.
In addition to stamps and ink, you need to add at least 2 other items or techniques to add dimension and texture.
I've used an embossing folder, metal sheet, die cuts, alcohol ink and ribbon.
I'm still getting used to the rules, but there are lots of gorgeous examples of mixed media from the design team.

My tag and ribbon are from my snippets box so I'm popping over to the playground again at
 Pixie's Crafty Workshop. You only need to use 1 snippet on your project to join in the fun.

Materials used:
 Simon Says Stamp fresh daisies die; Entangle embossing folder; Annabelles Stamps sentiment stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; tag punch; alcohol inks; ribbon from stash.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great week,
Cathy x


  1. so pretty....love the bit of shimmer...

  2. gorgeous Cathy - ity reminds me of Paua shell xx

  3. Wow! This is beautiful Cathy. Love that it is so subtle but I bet IRL it is just stunning.
    Can you tell I like it?
    PS I have a wedding card on my blog right now! Tee hee!

  4. These flower dies are wonderful...love the look of the alchohol inks!

  5. Cathy, very pretty. I like how uncluttered your card is. Very pretty.

  6. Hi Cathy. Gorgeous wedding card ... and definitely a special and unique card for them to treasure. Love the beautiful colors of the alcohol inks on the metal die-cuts. The texture from the embossed background gives lots of dimension and interest! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge #1! Loll xx

  7. Beautiful shiny blooms Cathy! love the colors against the white embossed background - and your sweet little tag all make for a lovely wedding card! thanks so much for joining us at the first Mixed Media Card Challenge - well done! and we hope you will join in again on Aug 1!!

  8. WOW, another fabulous shimmery card Cathy. I love how you inlaid one flower so the other could cross over - clever trick!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, playing catch up here!

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. This is beautiful!! I wonderful use og alchol inks!! Thanks so much for playing this week at MMCC!

  10. Wonderful card, Cathy! Those iridescent blooms look stunning on the white embossed background. Thanks so much for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  11. Pretty card with the sparkle. I love the way the alchol inks interact with each other.

  12. Just catching up on your wonderful cards Kathy while I've been M.I.A. lol no clue where the time has flown these passed few weeks all I seem to be doing is rushing around have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  13. Super use of the alco inks Cathy, it's a beautiful card, love the sentiment too.

    Warm hugs

  14. Oh my, Cathy ... this is stunning ... those flower stems just shimmer and shine so beautifully! Anita :)

  15. WOW - this looks beautiful!! I must try it with my Blendabilities. :)

  16. Another stunner - bet they loved it... Mxxx

  17. Hi Cathy

    A beautiful finished look!

    Loving what you have done with the flowers and your sentiment is great too.

    I am sure the happy couple will love it!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  18. I see you are taking a bit of a break yourself, Cathy. Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you are taking a break so this is at the top of your blog; otherwise, I might have missed it while I was away. The alcohol ink treatment of the inlay is heart-stoppingly stunning! It looks like mother-of-pearl!! It's going to be treasured by the happy couple and pinned by me!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Your flowers look so metallic and shiny in this photo. That they are even more so in real life must make them really spectacular looking. Great card! It's perfect for a wedding. I like that you inlay one of the flowers and layered the other on top.

  20. Well Cathy just doing catch up with your blog posts. . And this stunning creation caught my eye.. wonderfully spectacular colours with those inks
    . Ehat did you use it on gloss card or acetate?? Or neither? Couldn't see if you said that. Shaz in Oz x

    1. Hi Shaz, I used metal sheet. It has a sticky back so I stuck it onto a piece of card then coloured with the alcohol inks, Cathy x

  21. Love how the flowers shimmer! Beautiful CAS mixed media card!

  22. Thanks for visiting my blog. I had to come and see what you were up to. Up to Beautiful!!! I love the simple and elegant! I'm sure they'll be very impressed with this work of art!

  23. Such a beautiful card. I am in love with the technique you used on the flower die and can't wait to try it!


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