Tuesday, 19 January 2016

I is for Inks


There's only one thing better than a snippet and that's an inky snippet! I made the background by inking a piece of card with Distress ink (Twisted Citron) and then printed on a chevron embossing folder that I had inked with stripes of Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio. There's also a bit of additional stencilling. The butterflies are die-cut from the piece of Kraft card that I was leaning on throughout my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags journey! There's everything there - ink, gesso, gold spray (probably cat hair?) I love the random effect of it! I painted them with a gloss medium, so in real life they look quite metallic.


Using embossing folders to print with is one of my favourite things in my crafty life. It reminded me of a Christmas card I made this time last year using the same method (and embossing folder!)


I'd like to enter Mrs A.'s Butterfly Challenge - I is for Inks and of course, Pixie's Snippets Playground because I have managed to combine ink, butterflies and some extreme snippetage in my card :-)

8 comments:

  1. Your card is stunning April. The colours are gorgeous and green is my favourite. I love all the techniques you've used and your kraft butterflies are a delight. The Christmas card is very lovely too. Barbxx

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  2. Loving the colours on your butterflies and what an idea to use the otherwise waste product from your craft tags. Way to go. Gorgeous ziggy background too. Thaankyou for getting all inky for my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Wow April - you truly did throw everything bar the cat at this - and ended up with a really stunning result!

    Sorry I'm late commenting!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. Thanks Di! Ha ha! The cats throw themselves at all the craft projects in this house! Xx

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  5. Wahoo . . .YAY for inky snippetage! Great results xxx

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