Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds



Hi everyone!

I have a Christmas card I made for a few challenges today.
 I used some of my alcohol ink backgrounds and stamps from Serendipity. I find they look and work so well for this type of stamping. I put a frame around it using Impression Obsession 5 in 1 die. I adhered four of them together for some dimension. I also embossed a few lines behind the frame. The sentiment is from SU's Calm Christmas. I love that set!

Here is a link to some alcohol ink info from Tim Holtz. I use glossy paper, and stamp with black stazon.

Can you see the depth of the colors in the top photo? Below I just changed the position of the card, and now you can see the lighter tones.




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25 comments:

!neke said...

Just one word ....beautiful !

Carole said...

Stunning laurie...a-b-sol-ute-ly stunning! Love the frame idea too.

denmo said...

Stunning! Hugs Denise x

Katie Melhus said...

Wow, that background is fabulous! What a lovely scene you created :) Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love your alcohol ink background and it's so perfect to stamp this village scene on! WOW! Thanks, Laurie, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Wow, this is stunning!

Teresa Doyle said...

Very pretty Laurie!

Patricia H. said...

Your inky background makes a gorgeous setting for the village scene! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at 52CCT! I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge. :)

April Cheetham said...

Stunning! Beautiful stamped image combined with a fantastic background. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Simply stunning!

Love and hugs
Maarit

sweet art designs said...

Beautiful layout. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

fabiola jaques said...

oh wow, Laurie, quelle superbe scène hivernale, l'effet est très réussi, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is an amazing card! I love your background...it is just perfect for this scene you stamped. Lovely, lovely card! :0)

Linda said...

This is stunning ... the background is amazing and I love how you've framed the scene. xx

Wendy said...

This card is amazing & beautiful!!! Laurie, you created a lovely card with that gorgeous scene and I love how you framed it!! WOW!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

conil said...

The serenity this card invokes in me is remarkable. And to think, you did it with alcohol inks...beautiful. Clearly, I need to get mine out, again. Lovely card for Merry Monday.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 59 with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

Deborah Frings said...

Stunning work. I love the depth of colour and the super silhouette town. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Sorry to be so late commenting!

Linda said...

Beautiful card.

Susangail Powell said...

Stunning!!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a stunning card, I love it :)

chrissy xx said...

WoW! What a Wonderful scene.
I LOve how you've used the die..
Chrissyxx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Daen'Ys said...

Stunning background - the black stamping looks perfect on it!
Rosi x

Daria said...

This is so beautiful. I love that image. TFS.