Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Today's card was a bit of an experiment and I wasn't sure how it was going to end up.  I'm not totally happy with the final product but it was a good learning experience.  I used the inspiration photo from Fusion and the sketch from The Challenge.

My background was made using alcohol inks on glossy paper.  I used several different light-colored inks.  I then stamped the main image in Versafine Onyx Black and some text images in Archival Viridian ink.  The Versafine ink is not waterproof ink and it didn't dry so I had to clear-emboss it.  Doh!  I sponged around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink then cut the panel into six pieces before adhering it to black then Cherry Cobbler panels.

The card base is Crumb Cake overstamped with Hardwood in Sahara Sand ink.  It also had the edges sponged.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Inkadinkado 91089-Y, Long Writing Background (HeroArts), Hardwood (SU)
Ink:  Alcohol inks, Versafine Onyx black, Archival Viridian, Vintage Photo Distress, Sahara Sand
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Glossy White
Accessories:  Clear EP



Greta said...

Wow--I think this is gorgeous! I've never been able to make use of my alcohol inks, but you make me want to try again!

Kelly Griglione said...

I think you did a wonderful job with all of those inks! Thanks so much for joining the Fusion Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I adore how this turned out!!!! Super sponging!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION, and The Challenge, awesome combination!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful elegant design! Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is elegant, Karren. I love the technique you used. So happy you played at The Challenge! Hugs!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Karen - how clever to break up your image into squared. This looks wonderful and I love the inky goodness here!