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:

Jo said...

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

Carole said...

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?

Janice said...

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

Angela Radford said...

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

Liz said...

What an amazing background, Barb! Fabulous card. xx

Carol L said...

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

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Pen Sunshinepen said...

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

SARN said...

Looks wonderful Barb. Very colourful with nice texture. xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Swissie said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

cuilliesocks said...

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

Di said...

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

Cara said...

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

April Cheetham said...

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

MaryH said...

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.

KandA said...

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

Lisa Andersson said...

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!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

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!

PJ said...

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

rachel said...

this looks so very beautiful Barb - love it xx

Diane said...

Oh Barb, fabulous background, lovely sentiment and framing.

Hugs Diane

Pat said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

Greta said...

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

Erika said...

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

meg said...

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.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That is quite a stunning background!

Dana & Glen said...

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

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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