Friday, February 6, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I have a card today inspired by this card by Cathy of Cathy's Card Spot and her use of Alcohol inks combined with dry embossing.  Here is my take on this technique. I cut the Memory Box Kensington Branch  out of mirrored card stock and then painted with Alcohol inks.  I then dry embossed on Crafter's Companion Shimmering cardstockwith Spellbinders M-Bossabilities and THEN cut the Kensington Branch out of that (if you die cut and THEN emboss you will distort the negative image....ask me how I know!).  I then attached the card stock to PTI white card stock with Darice sparkle tape on the side (I love that stuff, it is soft, pliable and has the best sparkle).  Pearls added into the flower centers.  You might notice that I was a little haphazzard about what I punched out and what stayed in the butterfly parts of the die but I don't think it matters.

memory box dies, alcohol inks

For the die cut sentiment, I first took the same sparkle tape and applied it to a scrap piece of the shimmer card stock.  I then cut the Serendipity word die and again out of Bazzill Mirrored gold card stock and off set slightly.   

For the inside I just cut and layered another piece of the die and used liquid pearls in flowers and corners of the soft pink card stock

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  1. Beautiful card Ellen, I found it on pinterest and when I came for a closer look realized you'd seen my card too! Love the gorgeous shimmer, Cathy x

  2. Love your card! Please help me understand how the painted branch is added to the embossed piece. They look like one unit. Thanks so much, Karen

    1. Hi Karen,
      I die cut twice, once out of the embossed card stock and then separately out of mirrored card stock (then paint that with the alcohol inks) and then I just adhere the mirrored piece into the embossed piece. Hope that helps.