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Friday, 2 August 2013

New challenge over at ABNH!


It's time for another challenge at ABNH and it's a great one!

SO you need to raid your recycle bin to find something fun to use!

After sorting my spellbinders dies into a smaller storage option, I had a lot of packaging left over--so that's what I used!

Here's my card:

To make it I used alcohol inks on the plastic acetate packaging from the die. I used sunset colours :)

Then I diecut the window from neenah solar white cardstock.

Once the alcohol ink panel was dry, I stamped the Hero Arts Musical Walk stamp onto it.  I then stamped it again on a separate (clean) piece of plastic/acetate.

I adhered a piece of white copy paper behind the alcohol-inked acetate, to help the colours shoow through. I then adhered that down to the cardbase.

I adhered the second piece of acetate with the stamped image (but no alcohol ink) to the window die, and then using dimensional adhesive, stuck it onto the other piece. This gives nice dimension and a lovely shadow effect to the window die. It also makes the shadow of the children (stamp) look a lot more real :)

Here's a close-up so you can see the fantastic effect the alcohol inks give and the lovely shadow you get from the window die.
I love that the top piece of acetate/packaging makes it look like a real window with glass in it :)

OK! That's it for me, I'll be back again soon I hope!

Talk to you then! Hope you'll pop over to ABNH to check out the rest of the DT's work and maybe join us in the challenge!

*crafty hugs*

Linda x


Froggietalks said...

That is an adorable card Linda.. somehow I lost time, I thought I could still do the inspired by challenge.. :S

Leslie Hanna said...

Nice one! I have something out on my desk that is itching to be recycled. I might have to play!

Elizabeth Campau said...

This is incredible Linda! I am in awe:)

Michelle Lupton said...

I adore this card, Linda!! Makes me want to buy alcohol inks!

Laura B. said...

The alcohol inking looks fantastic sweet cheeks!

Stephanie said...

This is so gorgeous! You are a genius. :)

lenny said...

wow, Linda, this is so fun!
Love that new challenge theme!
totally blown away by the DT cards at the ABNH blog!!
Gorgeous background!! Love this bright card!! Great sentiment too!!

Kari D said...

LOVE this and MUST do you get your ink to be so solid when you stamp on the acetate? I have tried and my images always come out blotchy. What ink did you use? Inquiring minds want to know!

Barb Turpin said...

Wow, nice effect...I've wanted to play with acetate a few times and haven't come up with the courage or the sunset effect...and I adore silhouette children stamps...nice job!