Thursday, 24 August 2017

Borders......

Still playing with Alcohol inks and this time die's and borders.....
Today's card.....
The die cut has been cut from gloss card
made from several colours of  alcohol inks and gold.
I have used the inlaid technique, which was time consuming but fun.
I cut the die cut again to use as a stencil for the border.
This has been done with gloss 3D gel.
I raised the frame with pink foam 
and finished off with a stamped sentiment and a few sequins.

I was inspired to use Alcohol Inks from the wonderful CAS Mix Up Challenge.
If you pop over they have links to videos with inspiration to using these inks.

The die cut is a Poppy Stamps die...Distressed Benson Corner
and their challenge is Borders, which inspired the layout 
and the use of the border

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter...
Stamping, Alcohol inks 
and for me die cutting and gel medium through a stencil for a border
Die cutting, using the die cut as a stencil to hi-light the border










36 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Mac, what wonderful colours and design, love it, Kate x

Viv said...

Wow Mac this is fabulous! love the dramtic combination of the black with the bright colours, awesome mf ;) Viv xx

Darlene said...

Just GORGEOUS! Love your choice of colors! Really POPS! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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Stella said...

I do believe it was a quite a job but all your effort pays off. The colours are almost popping off the card. Bright and beautiful. And the idea of using this die cut to create an elegant on the border is just fab. WOW!
X

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOWSER!!! This is so dramatic! Love love LOVE it! A sure winner in my book! Have a great evening Mac! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Team Clark said...

WOW! What a brilliant pop of color! I just love your use of black here. Amazing design. Hugs, Autumn

Sara Barker said...

Hi! I saw this in the gallery at Dies R Us, and had to come in for a closer look! How beautiful your card is! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

PS Not to be a pest, but this would be great for our Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land!

Loll said...

The bright pinks and blues look amazing against the dramatic black card base, Mac!! Such a STUNNING card! And I love the added shine, texture and design with the gloss stenciling on the frame ... awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Greta said...

Beautiful colors, Mac--boy do you have patience to do the inlaid technique with that die!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful, elegant work of art, Mac. Your Alcohol Ink die cut border is amazing. TFS my friend and joining us at CAS Mix Up...again!!! Hugs...

aussie aNNie said...

This is so awesome and love the colours with the black...xx
[aNNie]

Papercraft Boutique said...

Another fabulous card, Mac! I love the vibrant AI colors with black. The gloss 3D gel stenciling echoes with the inlaid die cut. So creative! Hideko

Linby said...

Just stunning, love how the image goes over onto the frame. (ok time to stop this and get on with the house painting :(( )

Ros Crawford said...

Oh how gorgeous! I love the bold and vivid coloirs and the glossy sheen ... Beautiful Mac... I can see you are having fun, enjoy your day!

Cara said...

Wow, this is stunning. I thought the alcohol inks were foil at first, they are so vibrant. Love how you've created this card x

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous colors, Mac! And I admire your patience in inlaying all those tiny pieces! I love the black on black stenciling that give such elegance and the pink foam adds a lovely bit of color to divide the blacks! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Susan said...

I am in love with those gorgeous vibrant colours! And full of admiration for your patience in inlaying all the tiny pieces of the die. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a gorgeous card Mac and I absolutely adore your colour scheme. The pink, purple and gold all work together beautifully together against the black background. I love that die cut too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! my goodness, this is GORGEOUS, love the die cut then the stenciled with 3D gloss, the inlaid colours all so VERY beautiful and I should imagine touchy feely too. A gorgeous card Mac.
Faith
x

Sherri said...

Stunning card! Your alcohol inks were certainly displayed to perfect advantage with this technique! The bright colors displayed against the black are beautiful! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes Using Dies" challenge at Dies R Us!

Mia said...

Just wonderful!!! Your card is amazing, Mac. Love the bright colours on the black background! Kisses, my friend.

Ina G said...

Absolutely gob smackin' gorgeous M. Love the bold colours and of course that 'purple'tone. Loooooooooooove it.

Becca Cruger said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the combo of the alcoholic inks with that clear embossing. It gives such gorgeous tailored texture. So pretty!

Marina said...

Amazing impact of colour and I like how you used the die cut two different ways - looks great.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... the drama ... and the vibrant colour ... goodness, this is stunning! Love how the border continues the shapes of those glorious inlaid AI flourishes! Hugs, Anita :)

pam said...

Gorgeous card Mac, Love the colours on your black card.
Pam x

Julia Aston said...

Your purples and Pinks really pop off the black of your card - this is so pretty! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

Izzy Scrap said...

You never stop surprising me with your stunning cards ! OMG, this one is also fabulous ! Love the bright colours over the black and how you use the die cut to make this black glossy border ! You're a real genius ! Absolutely awesome card ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Mac.Love the gold embossing powder.

Gr,Sylvia x

laurie said...

very striking! What an awesome card.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Jeanne J. said...

The pop of color is amazing against the black card stock!

Karen D. said...

wow!! how stunning, amazing!
xx Karen

Julie B said...

Love the colours and the way the pattern extends over the border.
Thanks for sharing at HLS anything goes with dies. :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WOW!!! This is magical!!!

Pat said...

This is so dramatic with the black and then the beautifullly bright AI colours inlaid Mac, and I love the die cut used as a stencil to add the gloss 3D gel. The gold sentiment and pretty sequins are the perfect embellishments. x