Monday, 20 February 2017

Alcohol again

Just a quick post from me today and a quick CAS card to share made when I was playing with Alcohol Inks and inspired by Loll!
Used some ivory linen card as the base card this time as I thought it went better than stark white with the leaf.

The leaf was cut from a scrap piece of Yupo and the colours were Stream, Lettuce and Citrus.

I used the left over from the base card for the embossed wood panel and the frame.  I cut the inset of the frame with a nestie and stamped the sentiment in Lucky Limeade ink.

The 3 buttons were from my stash as I thought that rather than use sparklies, if I used buttons this could be a 'man' card!

Quite happy with this, although on reflection I perhaps should have used a die which had broader leaves so that more of the colours of the alco inks could be seen.
Might try this again!

Challenges -
Pixies Snippets Playground- Week 269/270
Addicted to CAS - Wood
HIMCR - Embossing
Alphabet - You for You Choose

Thanks for looking today. Have to brave the wet weather and do some shopping so will catch up with you all later - have a great day whatever you're doing. x


  1. I like this very much Viv...I must get some of this Yupo paper to try instead of the gloss. I like the delicate leaves and can see the colours and the design of your card..yes suitable for a man...boy are they the hard ones! very windy here chores day inside ...good luck with the shopping! xx

  2. No . .. YOU are amazing!

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  3. Very elegant Viv. Let's hope the fun in the sun is doing the trick.

    B x

  4. Your alchol leaf is lovely Viv and it makes makes a lovely card


  5. This is very effective and a great use for some alcohol-inked card.

  6. Great male card Viv love be the colours you've used. I keep seeing yupo used but haven't got any yet!
    Val x

  7. Beautiful card Viv and I like the leaf as it is - a delicate fern-like leaf such as you'd find when out hiking.


    Di xx

  8. I love everything about this card. The delicate fern leaf is great and goes well with the embossing. Thanks for joining the Hiding In My Craft Room embossing challenge this week. Beth DT

  9. Love this neutral and natural look. Decorative leaf and like the effect of the framed in embossed part too.

  10. It's lovely. Might try to CASE that concept, I like the embossing behind a frame.

  11. Sorry Viv but I now have you down as an alcoholic. This card is amazing, the cream and green look stunning.

    Kath x

  12. Fabulously different. Love the leaf and that frame.xx{aNNie}

  13. Your fern leaf does show all the beautiful colours of the alcohol inks, Viv. Love the design with the woodgrain inset panel and frame. And the cream colour is softer than white ... so perfect with the green. Love your button accents. xx

  14. This really is a beautiful card Viv. I love the design and the fern looks gorgeous cut out from alcohol inking. Barbxx

  15. Looking good Viv! great card and beautiful leaf too. I have some Yupo and inks but still untouched as yet...oh dear! lol ;) hugs Viv xx

  16. Gorgeous card, the leaf is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  17. This is fabulous Viv and the Yupo piece you have cut the fern leaf from looks great against that cream, and the wood panel at the back suits it perfectly. A great idea to use the buttons, and the colour of these and the sentiment tone in beautifully. x

  18. Love this beautiful card! That fern leave die is beautiful-love the colors you used on it, the wood grain paper in the background is awesome showing through that elegant cut out window! Hugs, Brenda

  19. The alcohol inks worked really well, and the fern has lovely texture and shading. A great card. Lynn x


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