Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Alcohol inks, acetate and diecuts.

Hi everyone, I was remiss in linking up this card to the CAS Mix up Challenge! Time got away before I could finish it. In real life the acetate panel looks like a sliced jewel! But when photographed it needed something else!
 I'm a big fan of Loll's gorgeous CAS cards and she often tops off a beautiful background with a white die cut, so I tried this technique too!

Alcohol inks were dripped and blown onto the acetate then I added a layer of dimensional magic glue. A piece of scrunched then flattened tissue paper was stuck onto this to make a white backing. The gold layer of shimmer paper adds more colour in the gaps where the tissue seems to have disappeared and added a frame to balance the white base.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is flower frenzy.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Work it Wednesday where the theme is to use a fun inking technique.

Thanks is an important part of any friendship!

Poppystamps has a clean and simple challenge this month.


At Addicted to Stamps and More the theme is also clean and simple.

At Craft Stamper Magazine Tke it Make it Challenge, it's anything goes as long as you use a stamp somewhere on your project!

Take It, Make It Challenge

Alcohol inks; Poppy stamps woodley stem die; acetate; modge podge dimensional magic; white tissue paper; gold shimmer paper; Altenew magnolias for her sentiment stamp; versafine ink &     clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. The colors are stunning and I love the white die cuts. I need to try this with the alcohol inks. I like how they look on glossy paper but have never tried on acetate.

  2. Oh this is lovely, the white and that pop of colour....gorgeous !
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, I hope you have a great day x

  3. Love the white die cuts in the foreground of your card. Thanks for playing with our CAS challenge at ATSM. All the best, Cathy

  4. Absolutely stunning...gorgeous vibrant colours, great technique and love the white die cut to finish off your amazing card x

  5. gorgeous background, the bright colours are framed perfectly with the white.6

  6. Another gorgeous AI acetate card, Cathy! I love the colors you used and the tissue paper texture!
    The gold shimmer paper in the background is subtle and effective. The white die-cut flowers pop against the vibrant AI acetate background. Hideko xx

  7. this is very beautiful, love the colors
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  8. Cathy, this card is so very pretty. The colors are definitely jewel-like. It almost reminds me of a geode. So fabulous.

  9. Simple stunning!!!!! I love the burst of colour behind the white flowers.
    sharon :)

  10. Such a pretty card. The techniques result in such an elegant look.

  11. Your background is absolutely gorgeous! I can see the sliced jewel. I need to try this technique :)

  12. This is so stunning! The delicate die cuts and that bold inky background together are amazing!

  13. Rich, saturated and so gorgeous, Cathy ... the shape of those delicate blooms is perfect against the yummy inky forms! Hugs, Anita :)

  14. This looks gorgeous, the colours are so intense. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx

  15. Gorgeous card design.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

  16. A great technique Cathy. I love the colours and that's a very pretty die. Barbxx

  17. This alcohol inked acetate is so bright and pretty and the white die cut looks great over the top Cathy. x


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