Sunday, 26 November 2017

Alcohol ink metal decorations.


Hi everyone, I was so excited to be asked to play along at AAA Cards as guest designer this week!
I love CAS cards, although I do like to dabble in mixed media and messy techniques lol!
The theme is Christmas, so it's the perfect opportunity to build up your stash.



I must say a big thank you to Jane for helping me with the technology,
 as I'm a bit of a technophobe!

It's been quite a while since I made some metallic embossed ornaments, coloured with alcohol inks. The last ones were quite small and since then I've managed to buy some larger ornament dies (2nd hand SU) and I think they'll work well hanging on a Christmas tree!

I diecut the adhesive backed metal sheet, then ran it through my cuttlebug with a flourish embossing folder. 
Then the fun began with pouring on some alcohol inks, stream, wild plum and citrus. I love how the inks blend to create new colours.
Once I was happy with the coverage I painted on a coat of glossy accents to seal in the colours.

I diecut some black card as a backing layer to give the ornament a neat finish when it's hanging on the tree.

I'm also linking up to the let it shine challenge at Less Is More.


and to the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More,



also the challenge at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, where it's a christmas theme,



and to Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies challenge.


Supplies:
Stampin Up delicate ornaments thinlits; Quikcutz metal sheet; Kaisercraft flourish embossing folder; Ranger alcohol inks; silver paper; sentiment sticker; silver cord; glossy accents.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

33 comments:

Maaike Uijthoven said...

Cathy thank you for being our guestdesigner this fortnight, your metal embossed ornament/bauble with the alcohol inks is absolutely awesome!

Jane said...

Stunning! Love the opulent and rich colours you’ve achieved with the alcohol inks. Thanks for being such a fabulous Guest Designer with AAA Cards.

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on being GD. This is another stunning ornament. I love the colors and I imagine your tree will just shine this year with handmade ornaments.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guest designing at AAA Cards, Cathy! Your metallic embossed ornament is stunning and I love it! The blend of AI is so beautiful. I can't believe you used only 3 ink colors. :-) Hideko

Susanne Vargas said...

Your colorful, embossed ornament looks fantastic surrounded by all the white space! Love the fact that the recipient can actually use it as a ornament!
Congrats on your GD spot!

Mac Mable said...

Great effect with the alcohol inks x Yes I am with you on CAS and dabbling with mixed media and techniques too x That's why I so enjoy popping into your posts x

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say...Congratulations on guest designing and what a stunning card x

LucieGCards said...

Wow! That ornament is so stunning Cathy! Thanks for explaining how you created it - I was so intrigued when I saw your design! Thanks for joining us as GD at AAA Cards!!

susan Brannan said...

What a beauty...love the colours on the ornament x

Cat Craig said...

YIkes that is another fantastic piece of art Cathy. So superbly gorgeous.

maria f. said...

Wowzers. What a beautiful ornament and perfectly set off with your CAS design.

Trina P. said...

Stunning ornament card, Cathy. That AI background is vibrant and gorgeous behind the metal embossing. Love it! Congrats on your GD. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant work Cathy, love it!!! Note to self to try out alcohol inks on foiled card!
Mm if only I knew where my glossy accents or dimensional magic had hidden, rather think I’d used up glossy accents at least..
Thanks so much for sharing with us your great work!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Spectacular effect! Your bauble looks stunning, I love all the colors that make up the rainbow. Great inspiration.
Hugs,
BozenA

Ina Grehan said...

Absolutely stunning! Amazing colours on your bauble and will certainly look fabulous on someone's Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS for our November Christmas Challenge.

Loll said...

WOW!! Your ornament is AMAZING, Cathy!! LOVE the colours. You work wonders with AIs on metal! xx

Julie B said...

Fab ornament Cathy, so luxurious.
Thanks for linking up at ATSM and HLS. :)

Sharon said...

Wow! Sensational use of alcohol inks and metal Cathy! That bauble looks full of shine and despite using a messy technique you have kept your card really CAS. Bravo! Thanks for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Oh Wow!!! Love love love this ornament... Simply awesome..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

Sue said...

Congrats on your GD spot, Cathy. Your card is stunning, very dramatic!

Marianne said...

A real stunner, Cathy! Congrats on your GD spot. I had forgotten I had seen this technique before, so thanks for the reminder. Will have to try this soon. Sealing the colour in using glossy accents is a great tip.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot with AAA, Cathy! What a wonderfully luxurious ornament ... there's a gorgeous richness about the deep embossing and those fabulous AI colours ... stunning against all that glorious white space! Hugs, Anita :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a GORGEOUS creation! Your work with the alcohol inks and metal is impressive. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge.

Sarah Gray said...

Your card is stunning, Cathy, and so creative! I am playing with alcohol inks at the moment so your card is the perfect inspiration :)

Quillish said...

OMG.. This is stunning! And Congratulations on GD spot too :)

nancy littrell said...

Stunning alcohol ink metallic ornament, Carol. Love your CAS design, which makes it possible for the recipient to remove the ornament for their tree..very clever. TFS your detailed description. Happy Holidays. Hugs

Pat said...

This metal sheet ornament is gorgeous Cathy and love the bright colours of alcohol ink you have used, and also what pretty embossing. Congratulations on being GD over at AAA Cards too. x

Carol L said...

That's the prettiest and most colorful ornament I've ever seen! WOW!!!

Coralynn Murray said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the colours and how wonderful they look against the white background. Thanks so much for joining us as our guest designer for our Christmas challenge!

my craft cupboard said...

Simply stunning Cathy!! the colours are amazing.
sharon :)

Tracie Pond said...

Hello Cathy! Thank you for guest designing with us at AAA Cards. I love how your ornament matches the colors in the challenge image. Those colors really pop against the white cardstock, simply beautiful. Smiles, Tracie =)

oldpunca said...

Great playing with alcohol inks. Amazing CAS. Congratulation for being showcased at LIM.
Sonja

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Stunning!!!! Mxxx