Wednesday, 11 September 2019

'Sail away with me'

I've been playing with alcohol inks and Tim Holtz 'Sparkle' card again. Came up with two very similar cards suitable for chaps and this is one of them:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- piece of AI background made using Tim Holtz 'Sparkle' alcohol ink card stock and a mix of Stonewashed, Sailboat Blue and Aqua alcohol inks plus some blending solution to create a sort of ombre effect

- used Stick-It backed 200gsm white card to die cut a 'sea scene' using a die from China (one I couldn't resist so I pushed my conscience to one side) then popped it onto a rectangle of the background card. I was careful to add the background so that the darker part was at the top, with the lighter part at the bottom - making it look almost as if it's tropical shallows, just as you'd see in Thailand for example. Then ran the panel through the Cuttlebug using just the cutting plates to press it firmly down

- then stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler' - plus the Misti of course

- backed the whole panel with white fun foam and glued it in place onto the card front, finished!

For the second card I only changed the sentiment to the words 'For You' from a Technique Tuesday set of stamps called 'Stems'. It's a set I love, sent to me a good while ago by Darnell. Mwah!!

I admit to being especially pleased with the background shading, which naturally looks better in real life. :)



24 comments:

Bunny said...

Beautiful colors. Alcohol inks can be mesmerizing and are a lot of fun.They recently led me to purchase an apron. I hop I remember to wear it next time. This is a lovely die you used and when you can make more than one it's a good day for the stash box. [Bunny]

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is so pretty and I love the sailboat die with it.

Jane Willis said...

Stunning, a perfect combination of die and background

Kath said...

A lovely card and another fabulous background.
Kath x

Aquarius said...

The colours are just right for this lovely sparkle background and I can see why you fell for this die.

Sarn said...

LOVE the shimmery ombre effect you've created. The die looks SUPERB fitted over the top and make a super card for the male of the species!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Di - love the sparkle in the background and the super shading
Blessings
Maxine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Di and a great background wit the inks and sparkle paper too.

Sue xx

Donna said...

Stunning card!

Viv said...

OK, just STOP IT. I need some of that sparkle stuff for my AI's. And I need that die too................. loving this look.
Confess - not one man themed card in the stash - note to self - get making.....
xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Di xoxo

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Di, love the colour choice, just perfect for your die cut x

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a stunning card. I love the background you have created and the die you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Diane,
at first I thought you hade bought your background card from Hobbycraft as I have a similar one I bought there in Saturday.
All the more lovely knowing you have created it yourself very clever of you.
Love that card and that die I can see why you had to have it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linby said...

It's a great card - are there supposed to be two?? Love the background.

Pat said...

Another beautiful AI piece and love the blue tones with that super watery scene over the top and just perfect in white Di. That is a wonderful die so no wonder you couldn't resist it, and the finished card is gorgeous. x

Kathleen said...

Islands in the Stream, love this card.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Amazing!! Yor background with the shining paper looks really fabulous and the sea-scene die you used is a delight!!!

Carole said...

Fabulous die, lovely colours and technique. A truly beautiful card Di! xx

Craftychris said...

Beautiful colours which are perfect for the fabulous die. A stunning card! Hugs xxxxxxxxx

Jeanne H said...

wow! Absolutely lovely card, Di.

Sandra H said...

Hi Di.....Wow this is gorgeous x

Mrs A. said...

Love the Sheen that radiates from this card. Hugs Mrs A.

Darnell said...

What a beautiful card, Di! I must get some of that Timmy sparkle card! I don't see a second card, but you're very welcome! Mwah back!

Now to Dudley. I've just come from Jeanne's blog where I was distressed to see that Dudley has taken ill. I'm praying that things are better by now. And weren't you soon away? Drop me a note if you have time. I can't even imagine what I'd do if Nellie got sick and I've only had her a few days. You must be frantic. Love and hugs, Darnell