Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Layered Scene with Alcohol Ink

Hello friends.  I'm glad you could stop by!

More cards for The Twofer Challenge.

This time I used a die set with birds.


I love this die set and have used both pieces today.

I have some alcohol inked backgrounds in my stash
and used one as a backing for the dies.

I adhered the foliage die directly on the alcohol ink piece.

Die cutting the frame and foam was tricky and took more than a few
tries and choice words, but finally fit together.

Then the bird die cut was fitted into the frame.
(It's a hair larger than the frame.)

I love the 3D look and this is one of my favorite sentiments that's 
a good way to say Thinking of You.


This time I die cut the die with the birds from Mixed Media paper
and watercolored the die cut with Distress ink.  

When the coloring was dry, I snipped the birds and branch from the frame
and mounted them with some circle die cuts on some patterned paper.

I used a NBUS frame and sentiment so I'll pop over to
the NBUS challenge.

Twofer - Birds
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff (Peek-a-boo Window Frame)


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe ( card 1)
Stamps:  Eloquence (PB)
Ink:   Onyx Black (VF)
Paper:   Neenah, Photo
Other:  Layered Scene die (PB), Stitched Square Die (SSS), Alcohol Ink (R), Fun Foam

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Easy Expressions (The Ton)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo (DM))
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah, Gingham Linen Patterned Paper (Doodlebug Designs)
Other:  Layered Scene die (PB), Peek-a-boo Circle Window die (MFT), Infinity Circle die (HA), Airy die (PB)


JoAnn said...

Two lovely bird cards. I like the blue background on the second card and how you snipped the birds to place in the peek-a-boo frame. Your alcohol inked background is lovely on the first card. TFS

Brenda in IN said...

the white birds against the AI background are gorgeous. I love the alcohol ink background. Great watercolor on the blue birds and two lovely cards for Twofer.

Pat said...

Two beautiful Twofer cards Bonnie and looking so different. I love the pretty blue and green AIs you have used as a background, with the terrific double layered die and background in white which works brilliantly, and then the wonderful bright blue as a background to just the two sweet little birds on the two layered circles, so prettily coloured, and some lovely added foliage as well as a super sentiment. x

Bobby said...

The die allows you to make whatever bird you want and yours look good whether left as a white silhouette or watercolored, Bonnie.

Christine Alexander said...

such pretty die cuts Bonnie, great watercolouring of your birds and love the classic white on the AI background ♥

BożenA said...

You did an excellent job with these birds. The white silhouettes look amazing against the green AI background and the watercolor colored version looks just phenomenal !! So different look of the same die. Beautiful entrance to Twofer

Monica C. said...

These are lovely cards, Bonnie. The white silhouette on the alcohol base is gorgeous. Also I love the watercoloring on the birds. Great Twofer.
Hugs Monica

Vicky Hayes said...

These are wonderful Bonnie! I love the white layered die cut with that beautiful alcohol inked background. And how different the second card looks! The pair of birds are beautifully coloured and I love the intense blue background. Vicky x

Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS cards Bonnie! I love that die you used...it is SO pretty with the two layers, and well worth the time and effort it took to get it all to fit perfectly together! That AI background and the wonderful sentiment are all perfect fits for this card! Your 2nd card is just as beautiful with the 2 birds snipped out from the frame to create a whole new look and I love, LOVE that bold blue card base you popped them onto. Two lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Bunny said...

Both of these are beautiful. I love the use of the Alcohol Inks. [Bunny]

TK said...

Both are gorgeous, and kudos for cutting foam! I find it too fidgety for my timeline... I adore both those sentiments tho -- great ones indeed

Papercraft Boutique said...

Two fabulous bird cards, Bonnie! You did such an amazing job of showing us how you can stretch the use of the bird (layered scene) dies! Love the 3D-look silhouette scene against the AI background. The sentiment is so good too. And of course your watercolored birds of the second card are so lovely! The blue textured card base is fresh and beautiful!
Hideko xx

Susan said...

Fabulous Twofer cards! Love the AI background on the first one, and on the second, I love the way you cut the birds and branch out of the die.

Craftychris said...

Love both of these! Sooooo gorgeous and each one so different. Take care. xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous work Bonnie, and like you I love the 3-D effect on the first card, and the soft colours on the bird on the second one are gorgeous.
Stay safe

Donna Ellis said...

What a fantastic use of that darling die, Bonnie, and gorgeous cards. The AI card is especially lovely in all her royal color-ness! Thanks for sharing! hugs, de

Sandy said...

I love birds and have all kinds of bird stamps -- your blue card is my favorite!
Sandy xx

Darnell said...

These are both beautiful, Bon! You put so much thought and care into each well-placed element on your cards, which is helpful to me. For instance I love how you tucked those sprigs behind your scalloped circle on your birthday card. Great additional interest and so smart! (I am going to type up that Onefer sediment in a large font, frame it, and hang it on my wall!) Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

My Paper Epiphany said...

Two gorgeous cards! The first card is so artsy and the colours of the second are so pretty.

Brenda said...

Both of your twofers are fabulous Bonnie. I love the 3D look of the first one, so pretty with the alcohol ink background. That sentiment is perfect and so what we all should be doing! Your second twofer is so sweet, those birds are colored so well! Love the circle dies you used, makes a beautiful birthday card! Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

Gorgeous AI background for your white die-cut birds with intricate frame. So beautiful Bonnie!! And I love your two sweet watercoloured birds with the beautiful patterned paper background. Fabulous! xx

Trina P. said...

Two terrificly tweet twofers! The white layered die-cuts against the AI background looks fabulous. Your watercolouring is beautiful and brought those adorable birds to life.

HilaryJane said...

Great twofer Bonnie. I love the layered die and that vibrant background on your first card and the softness of the birds on your second xx

Ros Crawford said...

They are beautiful Bonnie... The blue is so striking!

Mac Mable said...

Two fabulous cards and great use of that pretty die cut birds Bonnie. The framing on the first, along with the alcohol ink background looks beautiful x. Fun snipping on the second with the prettiest of water colouring. Both cards are amazing Bonnie x.

oldpunca said...

Gorgeous birds Twofer, Bonnie. I'm in love with your alcohol inked background in combination with white die cuts. Birthday card is amazing with soft colored birds. Hugs, Sonja