Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Alcohol Trellis


Hi and welcome!  It's Freshly Made Sketch Challenge day and this week I am the hostess.  I came up with a very CAS sketch which leaves the way clear to use your imagination as much as you want!

I had plenty of ideas for the sketch, but decided to use a NBUS cover die from WPlus9 and a rainbow of alcohol inks to come up with this card.



After dropping a rainbow of alcohol inks onto a sheet of Yupo paper, I waited until it was nearly dry then placed a copper foil sheet over the top and burnished it with my hands before peeling it away to reveal some beautifully foiled spots on the panel.  I then die-cut the panel with the Trellis background (to be honest, I don't know if it is Trellis 1 or 2 as I have both and didn't mark each one with its number).  Rather than throw away the negative pieces, I added them back into the die-cut piece , which was a painstakingly slow process, believe you me!  Once they were all back in place, I placed a piece of Press n Seal over the top and carefully adhered all the pieces to a panel of white cardstock.  So now I have another background for another card, some day 😄


I added the positive panel to a white top-folding card base then embossed the sentiment onto a black strip and added that to a copper foil strip, leaving only a hint of copper at the top of the panel.  Here's a view from a different angle so you can hopefully see the shine and foil.




Thanks so much for visiting.  The design team have all done wonderful things with my sketch so I hope you'll head on over and check them out.

I'm linking this up to the current challenge at Just Add Ink as well as the Create Your Own Background challenge at Simon Says Stamp.




Products used:

Stanps:  Lots to Say (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  Black, White, Copper Foil, Yupo
Dies:  Trellis (WPlus9)
Accessories:  Alcohol Inks (Poppyfield, Limeade, Aquamarine, Sunshine Yellow, Indigo, Amethyst, Valencia Orange), Antique Gold EP

Cheers
Karren

19 comments:

Cathy said...

Fantastic card, love the foiling on your alcohol inks, Cathy x

KimB said...

Love the vibrant background with those teasing hints of copper threading through Karren! Putting all those pieces back in really would have been a labour of love - I'll look forward to seeing that card one day too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.x

aussie aNNie said...

Love this, I was only trying to use this method last night, without success, but love this.xx[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

Aileen said...

Absolutely beautiful Karren, love those alcohol ink choices and the foil gold mmmm mmmm. Now are you going to surprise us with another card with all the bits from this one???

Jan said...

This is stunning Karren! Your alcohol Ink background and touches of gold are gorgeous and I adore the effect of the geometric design and putting all those lovely pieces back into place. So lovely to see you back at Just Add Ink this week. xx

Chantell Randall said...

Wow this is lovely Karren. I really love the glossy shine - it also give great depth to the colours. Chantell Just Add Ink

Barb Ghig said...

I LOVE this card, Karren! Your rainbow inspired alcohol inks are so striking and the bits of gold foil take it to the next level, for sure! What a great pattern, too! And, what a bonus to have another card for later on :) You have really inspired me to play along with this sketch...Thanks!

I Card Everyone said...

I just have to get those alcohol inks back out, Karren … I've yet to add foil to one, and love that bit of elegance it adds.
A wonderful card... and fabulous Sketch!
=]

Susanne Vargas said...

Karren, I absolutely love the geometric design of this cover plate combined with the bright colors of the AI! Awesome card!

Rochelle Blok said...

Fantastic cards Karren! The geometric pattern makes for a fun look and the use of all those bright colours is a fabulous take on the inspiration picture. Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

Jaxx Crafty Creations said...

Wowsers, such a striking card, Karren. I love the alcohol inked die cut background you created, the subtle hints of gold foil is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week - was great to see you in the gallery again xx

Kelly Kent said...

Fabulous use of colour Karren! How awesome is that background! Thanks for joining in with the Just Add Ink challenge. Kelly x

Linda Callahan said...

Ok I am stuck on the fact that you saved all the pieces! You are amazing! This is one gorgeous card that I would never ever attempt! I love it.....and the sketch was gat!

Jen Brum said...

Seriously! This card is just gorgeous! I need to learn how to do this! Those colours are so vibrant! Love the flecks of copper! Truly amazing! I also can't believe you kept all the pieces!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This is fantastic! Love the little bits of copper on the colorful die cut.

Kim S said...

Such amazing, brilliant colors - I love it cut with that die. And the flecks of copper are a wonderful touch!

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, Karren this is stunning! Jo x

Carol L said...

This is fabulous! I love those little bits of gold that perfectly coordinate with the gold-embossed sentiment and the colors are breathtakingly beautiful! I love doing the negative bits inlay technique too! It takes time but it's so worth it when you see the results!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is awesome! what a totally fabulous background you've created with those uh-mazing colours!