Friday, 25 October 2013

Visible Image Stamps, Ranger alcohol inks, Tim Holtz felt applicator, on a card.

Hello everyone, Happy Friday, I hope you've all had a fab week.

Today I want to share with you, two cards, I have made with more of the 

Both cards are a different design, but made with the same technique,
 alcohol inks on acetate, which give a fantastic glow to the background of your work.

The first card was made using the lovely rose, and Love sentiment from  the 'Isabella Lost Love set'.
I started off with a piece of square heat embossable acetate, stamped the rose's in a circle in black ink, and heat embossed them in clear powder.
 I then flipped the acetate over to the reverse side, and using 3 colours of alcohol ink, dotted onto a Tim Holtz felt applicator, started to dab the colour all over the acetate to cover it, then using a little alcohol ink solution on the same felt pad, dabbed that over the inks, you will see the ink starting to separate and swirl, it's a great effect.
 When all the ink has dried, using some white acrylic paint, carefully colour in the backs of the roses, this make them pop. (you will still see the outlines of the roses, as the alcohol ink is semi transparent)

I matted the acetate onto gold mirror card, and attached it with silicone pads  and gemsto the base card.
 I then stamped the sentiment, cut it out and matted it onto a red heart, added a bow and attached with silicone gel.

This second card was done in the same way, using different colours of alcohol inks, only this time I stamped the beautiful 'Enchanting Snowflakes' in versamark, and heat embossed using a silver sparkle powder, and used a smaller piece of acetate to cover half the card. On the other half of the card I  stamped the snowflakes in blue ink, matching up the pattern with the acetate. Using the fab sentiment stamp 'Winters Miracle',

which I stamped in versamark, and heat embossed with silver powder, matted and layered, and attached it to the card, I also attached the acetate, again using silicone pads and gems, the finishing touch is a bow and a sparkly gem.

Please don't forget the October Challenge, have you entered it yet???
 The theme is 'The Colours of Autumn', you just need to use at least one 'Visible Image' stamp, take a look at the DT inspiration 'HERE'.

Check out what's happening on the 'Visible Image' Facebook page 'HERE'.

And do go and browse the 'Visible Image stamps' website, there is still 
FREE p&p for the rest of October, you've got one last week to fill your boots 'HERE'.

Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you've found it helpful, thank you also for all your inspirational comments, I do love reading them even though I don't always reply.

Be happy in your crafting, hugs, Pauline xxx


  1. Gorgeous cards...fab

  2. Fabulous projects Pauline and great inspiration, hope you have a good weekend x

  3. Two gorgeous cards, especially like the second one

  4. Love this technique Pauline. Two stunning cards.
    Linda xxx

  5. O love the colorful backgrounds with acetate, both cards are awesome, dear Pauline.
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    big hugs Anja

  6. Love that AI technique, the blue and purple is particularly beautiful Pauline! Pretty, pretty cards. xxx

  7. Two absolutely beautiful cards. A fabulous technique, love the effect! Thanks Pauline xxx

  8. Geez, never fail to be amazed, when I visit you Pauline, gorgeous cards hun xxx

  9. Fabulous creations Pauline.
    Laine xx

  10. Gorgeous cards Pauline...I love them both
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  11. Fabulous cards, amazing backgrounds.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  12. These backgrounds are stunning! Two awsome card! Love them!

  13. Really beautiful cards Pauline, my fav has to be the second one, love the colours. Kx

  14. Love these designs Pauline - the colours really zing don't they! x