Friday, 17 February 2017

Alcohol Inks & Lavinia Fairy

Hello again crafters, hope you're all keeping well.   I've seen the first signs of Spring in my garden, a few Snow Bells, Daffodils and some Tulips my daughter bought me all the way from Amsterdam are just poking through the soil :o)
 Another little card using Alcohol Inks and Lavinia stamps but based on one of the cards you done at the workshop a couple of weeks ago.  I had already done this card and didn't have any idea Lisa had chosen that design for the class.
So I used a 6" x 6" white card blank and cut a black card matt, slightly smaller, I then cut some white gloss card 5.5" x 5.5" to use as my background.
I used the following three Alcohol Inks:
I dotted some ink onto the felt pad of my blending tool then in between dotted some Alcohol Blending Solution.  Then started to press down onto the gloss card and leave it for a few seconds and carried on doing that all over the card refilling the blending tool whenever I thought it needed more colour.  I then used a clean piece of felt and dotted some blending solution and dabbed that all over the background to give a sort of marble effect, well I thought anyway :o)
Once I was happy with that I thought I'd be clever and try to remove some colour from the centre of the card to create a moon but unfortunately made a complete mess of it.
Rather than throw it away and start again I decided to cut out the messed up bit using a circular die then added some more ink around the edges.  I took the cut out piece and covered it in a double sided adhesive sheet and covered that in glitter, before placing it back into the hole and sticking it with sellotape from the back of the card.
I then stamped the background a few times using the Lavinia Willow stamp, using Black Archival.
I cut a piece of acetate slightly wider that the card, then stamped the Lavinia Bria Rose stamp using Black Stazon and left that to dry.
I then cut myself two borders using a punch from my stash for the acetate to attach to.
So when the fairy was dry I bent the left hand side about 1 cm and tucked it behind the background card sticking it down with double sided tape.  I then attached the borders to both sides of the card and stuck the whole thing to the base card.
Really quite simple but very effective card and can be posted flat.
Here's the card again and one from a different angle.

I hope you enjoyed this simple little card and thank you for dropping by.
See you again very soon
Love Jan -x-




  1. Love the added red tone, Jan, looks really effective xx

  2. I love this card. Beautiful background & the glittered circle looks fab.


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