Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thinking Holiday Inking

Have you checked out Jennifer McGuire's new Thinking Holiday Inking video series?  It's now in Week 5 and so inspirational.

I had never thought of using alcohol inks on watercolour paper before.

The bauble stamp is clear ink stamped onto watercolour paper, heat embossed with clear powder, then alcohol inks with gold mixative and blending solution pounced on top.  The inks sink into the watercolour paper leaving the mixative on top.

The bauble was stamped again with olive green ink onto white card then clear embossed several times to give a glossy finish.

This has been entered in Thinking Holiday Inking Week 5 - Alcohol Inks and Watercolour Paper

Paper: docrafts Forever Friends Cosy Christmas
Scalloped border: docrafts Hampstead borders and icons
die-cut sentiment: docrafts Henbury Lane paper pack
Stamp: Hero Arts cling bauble stamp
X-Cut Scallop Scissors, Large
Glitter glue, string

I am also entering this on:
One Stop Craft Challenge 105 - Embossing
Make it Monday - Share your Creativity!
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 30: Anything Goes


  1. Hi Ger

    This is such a fabulous card. What a wonderful technique.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  2. Ger this is just beautiful!! Love the colours. Thanks for the help on the fake inking technique:)

  3. Love the effect on your card it's so shimmery and pretty :)
    Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT
    Also don't forget to leave some comments on the DT's Blogs to be one of the lucky 3 winners
    you don't have to comment on all but the more you do the better your chances are :) GOOD LUCK!!

  4. Beautiful, just love the colours they are perfect!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! Godd luck, hugs Shell xx

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  6. Wow this looks amazing, I love the technique. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  7. This is such a pretty card!
    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at One Stop Card and Crafts.

  8. Amazing card and that technique is great!

    Thanks for joining us over on Incy Wincy this week.

    Sarah x

  9. Love your embossed ornaments! PErfect for the OSC challenge.