Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Alcohol Inked Leaves

Hello, friends.

This card uses a Penny Black die that was in my NBUS box.

It was cut from a piece of photo paper inked with greens and blending solution.
(I used a felt pad and applicator to do the inking.)

The die cut frame was glued (very carefully with a fine tip)
to a stitched die cut rectangle then layered on another alcohol ink
piece done in the same colors.

On this card, I used some more of the same alcohol inked piece
as the previous leaves. 

I die cut these leaves with a Poppystamps die then used the negative as a
stencil to add some embossing paste to a background.

For added interest, I dry embossed a strip of white cardstock
to put behind my framed leaves.

Entering at Just Us Girls

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Banner SEntiments (PTI)
Ink:   Old Olive (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Photo (Kodak)
Other:  Alcohol inks (Ranger), Framed Flowers Die (PB),Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Neena, Textured White (SU), Photo (Kodak)
Other:  Alcohol inks (Ranger), Lorelai Leaf (PS), Embossing Paste (WV), Stitched Frames Die (MFT), Woodgrain EF (SU)


jimlynn said...

They're both so pretty! LOVE all the green on these and the idea of using them for die cuts.

MaryH said...

Beautiful looks on both of these lovely cards. Love how the photo paper took the alcohol blending too. Adding the embossing on the border stripe of #2 - along with the pretty stitched framing, really added a lot to the gorgeous leaves. TFS & Hugs

Bobby said...

I really love your cards, Bonnie. The layering on the first card gives it such texture and dimension and that delicate die cut must have been a bugger to glue on straight. I love the sentiment on the vertical too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, the colours the AI's add so much texture and movement to the die cuts. Love both cards.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie - love the alcohol inked pieces and how you have used it. The texture on your second card is subtle and stunning.

Loll said...

Two beautiful alcohol ink cards Bonnie. Love the fresh colours of green and white. The layered leaves with the matching background make a lovely sympathy card. And I love how you've used the negative from your die-cut leaves on the second card to use it as a stencil to add paste. xx

Mac Mable said...

Great mixing of the medias to produce two stunning cards. The first one is so unique and artsy and love the delicate frame from the die cut. Great idea to use the die cut as a stencil on the second card and the dry embossing looks great. Wonderful cards, both of them and love the techniques and the effect of the alcohol inks looks stunning x

Viv's Visuals said...

Just fab cards Bonnie. x

JoAnn said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the alcohol inked pieces. Love the texture you added on the 2nd one with the negative and embossing paste. The embossed panel behind the frame really makes it stand out.

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful AI cards, Bonnie! Love the clean design despite all the fabulous textures and dimensions, especially the embossing paste! Love these. xx

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie! I do love those alcohol inks you used, such pretty greens on both cards. The first card is a very peaceful sympathy card, sure to bring lots of comfort. On your second card, I am loving the embossing paste with the alcohol inks leaves, give such texture along with the beautiful dry embossing. Love them both! Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

I love the texture you achieved with your alcohol ink painting, Bonnie. Your CAS cards are so inspiring. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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Linda said...

Two beauties, Bonnie. Love all the texture in your cards. So pretty.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Bonnie - two beautiful leaf cards with the alcohol inks! Just love the frames too!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful cards, Bonnie! I love the green and white combination!

Nancy Stislow said...

What a cool effect with your alcohol inks on photo paper! I still haven't tried that but love the way that looks. Fabulous designs, Bonnie and love your layers on both of these.

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards! Love the blend of greens! I especially love the second card with the negative from the die cut used as a stencil for embossing paste leaves, and then the green ones layered over them.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the colors and effect of your Alcohol Ink leaves and the panel, Bonnie! Very soothing mixture of greens. The way you stamped the sentiment of the first card is fresh, and the white-on-white die-cut leaves and the dry embossed strip of the second card add texture and interest. Love both cards! Hideko xx

Jo Manna said...

Such two beautiful designs. The green is such a peaceful tone and perfect for those AI pieces. Terrific framing on both cards, no favourite, love them both, warm hugs xx

AlisonC said...

Beautiful, I love the soft greens against the white.

BożenA said...

These leaves look really amazing. Especially the second card I like, adding the embossed cardboard looks great!
BożenA xx