Thursday, 31 May 2018

Alcoholic Birthday

Hi and welcome!  Jen Brum is our lovely hostess this week over at Freshly Made Sketches and she has a way-cool sketch for us!

And I see now that I've put my sentiment on the wrong side - oops!  Hopefully Jen will forgive me 😄What a great sketch for highlighting patterned paper, color blocking or, as I've done, an alcohol-inked panel.

I took a sheet of Yupo paper and liberally spritzed it with Isopropyl Alcohol before dropping in alcohol inks in three colors.  I took my spritzer tool and blew the ink around before setting it aside for a minute or two for the bulk of it to dry.  Before it was completely dry, I laid a sheet of gold foil over the top and burnished it with my fingers.  When I lifted the foil, the wet bits had caught pieces of the foil and gave it a lovely metallic look (the bottom photo shows the gold better).

I cut the piece at an angle with a stitched border die and then behind it, I adhered a word edger die cut from Steel Gray cardstock.  Before adding it to the white top-folding card base, I die-cut a piece of Banana Split cardstock with the same stitched border die and added that to the right hand side of the card base.  Finally I added some foam tape to the alcohol inked panel and adhered that to the left hand side of the card base.  I added no embellishments because I thought there was enough interest in the alcohol ink pattern.

As mentioned above, this photo gives a slightly better look at the metallic elements.

Thanks so much for visiting.  The DT have done some amazing things with Jen's sketch, so I hope you'll check them out.

Products used:

Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Dandelion, Sunset Orange, Butterscotch
Cardstock:  White, Yupo, Gold Foil, Steel Gray, Banana Split (MFT)
Dies:  Greetings Top word Edgers (Impression Obsession), Stitched Basic Edges 2 (MFT)


Linda Callahan said...

You are like Michelangelo! Beautiful inkiness and I loved the bits of gold!

I Card Everyone said...

Wowzers, Karren! this is gorgeous!

Amy O said...

What a cool effect! I have no idea what those products are that you used to create it, but it sounds like it was a fun process. Fabulous card, Karren!

Kara Lynne said...

That is a great sketch, and I love how you showcased your alcohol ink piece - what a great idea! Beautiful sunshine colors!

Jen Brum said...

Wow! This card is amazing Karren! I love that panel you've created and I think it looks perfect with the sentiment where it is!!! Such gorgeous rich colours! Love it!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Now that's a background! Love that bit of shimmer from the gold foil

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Your alcohol-inked panel is stunning and I love the effects of your gold burnishing! What a great sentiment works perfectly with this design! Really fabulous take on the sketch, Karren!

Jen Timko said...

This look is SOOO awesome! Love the colors you chose. Perfect way to use the sketch!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is sooooo cool! I love the colours that you've used - so vibrant! The die sentiment is perfect for the sketch and didn't even notice it was on the other side - you just flipped it in my mind!