Wednesday, 3 February 2016

"Old Friends"

Hello and thank you for your visit

I got my alcohol inks out on Sunday for the first time in ages.

I inked randomly with three colours onto the back of the inside lid of  a tub of Benecol spread - you know the butter substitute stuff that we have to eat when we eat lots of chocolate and chips!

After inking I trimmed it to size then stuck it with double sided tape to scrap card to give it strength then embossed it in my Cuttlebug.

I mounted the finished background onto black card because I thought it made the colours pop.

This morning I added the ribbon and the sentiment which was inked round the edges with Black Soot distress ink. The two silver hearts were lying on my desk from a few days ago.  They just seemed to fit.  Then a few small gems  were added and I mounted onto an A6 card.

The sentiment is from a Woodware set and EF is by Crafters Companion.  The diecut is from a Spellbinders labels set that I find really useful and use often.

I would like to enter this card into Country View Challenges - Make your Own Background and
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 214

31 comments:

  1. Love this Barb....great colours, fab embossing & my favourite black! Love how it makes the other colours pop. Lovely sentiment too.
    hugs Jo x

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  2. Wow! barb..this is fabulous...just so love those colours and they really do pop on the black. Clever recycling if I might say so ans an awesome card!.....Love that embossing folder..............now where are my alcohol inks?

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  3. What a great way to use a plastic lid Barb! I love the colours and the embossing, such a fabulous effect and a lovely card.
    Janice x

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  4. Hi Barb, great idea for the background and it works so well. And the sentiment is perfect. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  5. What an amazing background, Barb! Fabulous card. xx

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  6. My goodness, that's really a gorgeous background! Love the colors and embossing too! Stunning card!

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  7. Well, who'd have thought that such a beautiful background was from a (usually) discarded item! I must save ours and try it! Beautiful and a triumph in upcycling! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  8. Morning Barb, Just love your background beautiful.

    Not sure what pens you have but there are a couple of sites to enter if you have ProMarkers.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  9. Looks wonderful Barb. Very colourful with nice texture. xxx

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  10. Your background turned out beautifully, lots of gorgeous colours and with the embossing it adds another dimension. A gorgeous card Barb.
    Lorraine

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  11. This is just great, Barb! The colours are beautiful, and so is the embossing. I agree with you, black was the right "colour" to add. A wonderful card!
    Hugs,
    Liv

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  12. Ooooo I need to give this a try. Not cos I eat loads of choklit or chips mind!!. Love the design you have made. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Hi Barb, I love your gorgeous background, the colours are wonderful and what a lovely sentiment, beautiful card all together, Kate x

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  14. Wonderful Barb - I just love those pretty colours and very clever to emboss your up cycled background too. Too funny really, I was going to say that the dies were Spellbinders Labels Eighteen and then realised you won them in the Playground :) And the black really lifts your card beautifully!

    Thank you for coming to play.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  15. Genius use of the usually binned lid. I would never have guessed if you hadn't told me! Love the vibrancy of your card and the layout is great. Cara x

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  16. Wow! An amazing card, Barb! I love your inky background and the black bow Xx

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  17. Congratulations on your first Blogaversary! Doesn't that year go by so swiftly, and look at all the friends you've made. (That's the best part of blogging I think). Love the embossed alcohol background. It looks so jewel-like with such amazing shimmer. You picked the perfect EF to show it off. As well as the perfect sentiment on this particular card. TFS & Hugs.

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  18. Wow, what a stunning card. Love the background colours and would never have believed it was a Benecol lid. I reckon you've just started a new trend xx

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  19. This is so amazing. LOVE the background!!! I´ve never used alcohol inks, but would like to try. Great sentiment also. This card is fantastic!!!

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  20. Gorgeous alcohol inking! And great recycling too! I haven't been playing with my alcohol inks for a while - so many toys, so little time, haha! Great sentiment on this too!

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  21. Spectacular card, and the black really does make all the vibrant colors pop. You are a very talented lady. I very much enjoy when we find the perfect place for our little embellishments. .like you have with the hearts

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  22. this looks so very beautiful Barb - love it xx

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  23. Oh Barb, fabulous background, lovely sentiment and framing.

    Hugs Diane

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  24. What a great idea to ink the inside of a Benecol tub with the alcohol inks Barb and the embossing looks great and the card is finished beautifully with the lovely sentiment and ribbon. x

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  25. Lovely background! I was blown away by it as soon as your post loaded!

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  26. Totally amazing, Barb--so gorgeous! I never use my alcohol inks, but wish I had what you used which I can't quite picture.

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  27. Oh Barb I haven't played with my alcohol inks for ages either I love how you've created the background. A super card and great sentiment too.

    Have a good weekend, hugs Erika. x

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  28. You create such beautiful cards from items we normally dispose of Barb, I learn something new almost every time I visit thank you for the inspiration, beautiful card.

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  29. What a gorgeous card Barb! You are so creative and have a knack for using materials that most of us overlook.

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  30. Stunning card Barb....love the background....Joolsx

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