Thursday, 21 October 2010

Another A.I. background

Here's another card made up from one of the papers I made using my new set of alcohol inks. Once more I dabbed (or 'pounced' as the American gals say) the applicator over the pearlised sheet of paper. I tried stamping with some blending solution, but that part was an unmitigated failure, so I then stamped with gold ink and some Stazon in blazing red, with some of my Darkroom door stamps, to mask the effects of the previous stamping. Using pearlised paper gives a lovely effect to the finished result, in fact I much prefer it to using glossy paper. The oval was stamped with my Rollagraph script wheel in gold before being overstamped with the blossom image once more in red and gold, whilst still in the die. I had to use a different red ink for this from the one I used on the background, as on white cardstock the Stazon red was very pink!
I was quite pleased with this one, for a first attempt.
There are more cards to come using my new Alcohol ink  backgrounds which I will gradually be adding, so if you'd care to give your opinion. I love to hear from you!
Sheila in Cyprus asked what gsm the paper is... sorry I don't really know, it was bought from the Paper Mill shop in a mixed box. It's probably about 100gsm, not much more I don't think.
Charisma Cardz - Vintage


  1. And so you should be pleased Chrissie, its beautiful
    Love the effects you have created

    Have a good day xx

  2. Oh fabulous, beautiful card.

  3. ooh what a lush way to create your backgrounds, hmm, kinda wish I still had my alcohol inks now! May hav to give it a try with SU re-inkers to see if it does anything similar. Beautiful colours here.

  4. This is gorgeous. When I experimented with alcohol inks it just looked like a complete mess!

  5. What a beautiful card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. OMG - What a stunning card Chrissie - you pulled this one out of the bag!!! You are so talented.

    Paula x x x

  7. what a lovely card, you make cards look great out of colour combos I simply wouldnt think of.

  8. This is absolutely stunning. I love your choice of rich reds and gold. May I ask what gsm paper you use please? Maybe, just maybe, I will have a go myself. Love Sheila x

  9. Your card is so pretty! It inspired me to create a similar one, which I've posted on my blog ( Thanks for the inspiration!


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