Monday, 5 March 2018

Make My Monday #66

Good Morning all,  Brrr what a cold one, i hope you are all keeping warm and cosy. 

So the theme this fortnight at Make My Monday  is


I dug out the mirror card and decided to go all out and use it as the main feature with alcohol inks, getting a decent photo has not been easy at all. 

I first die cut silver mirror card into stripes and dry embossed with flowers, i then used alcohol inks to colour it.  I then used a cotton bud and blending solution i removed the ink from the flowers.  I mounted them onto white card, then silver mirror card and a white 6.5 x 5" card blank

I then stamped a sentiment onto white card and die cut into an oval and mounted onto silver mirror card.  I kept the embellishment simple with one metal flower to show of the background. 

Trying to show the colour better.

This shows the embossed panels coloured with the inks before i removed it from the flowers, you can see the colours so much better here. 

and onto a gold mirror card version

Same details as the first ones but instead i used red, orange and yellow alcohol inks onto gold mirror card and all the mats are gold. 

This shows the colour a bit better

and below is the embossed panels before i added the alcohol inks
Its a shame i couldn't get a photo to do it justice, but i really enjoyed playing with my alcohol inks again and in a different way for me so will be doing it again. 

Items Used
Silver & Gold mirror card
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol inks
Lettuce, bottle, stream & wild plum (on the silver)
Red Pepper, sunshine yellow & Terra cotta (on the gold)
Spellbinders M-bossabilities EL-005 
MFT Stitched rectangle set
Clearly besotted sentiment stamps 'Fancy sayings'
Spellbinders oval dies
Tim Holtz Ideology metal flowers

Please do pop over to MMM we love to see what you will come up with for gold or silver.

I hope you all have a good week whatever the weather brings us. Emma

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  1. this is so wonderful and clever...fabulous, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  2. WOW fabby cards Emma :-)

  3. WOW they are stunning, the result is beautiful x

  4. Fabulous Emma, love the red/orange colour xx

  5. Gorgeous work...clever idea with the Mirri..just a nighmare to photo thanks for the extra pics..Marilyn.x

  6. Amazing cards Emma. Love the gold mirri one, colours are so vibrant.
    Pam x

  7. Gorgeous colours and card Emma, what a fab technique too, love the flower embossed background so pretty..
    Hugs Babs x

  8. Your cards are fabulous, Emma. You have such wonderfully crafty ideas! I can imagine the nightmare of taking a photo that would do your work justice.
    Hugs, Kathleen

  9. Kirsty LongMarch 05, 2018

    Two stunning cards, love the effects with the alcohol pens, beautiful work Emma. Big hugs Kirsty. x

  10. Wonderful colors Emma, great technique and card design.

    Hugs Diane

  11. Great idea to use the mirri in panels & love the warm colours of the red, orange & yellow ... beautiful makes ... Steph x

  12. Two beautiful cards, the inks on the embossed panels are beautiful

  13. Funnily enough l was playing wit my alcohol inks the other day, but never thought of using blending solution to remove ink! Thanks for the tip 😉 Great cards xx

  14. WOW! These cards look stunning Emma, I ordered some of the circular felts for alcohol inks for the mini blending tools last month. They've just been despatched, so I may give this a try, thanks for the inspiration :) I love how you used cotton buds, I have a stash in the bathroom and wouldn't have thought of 'crafting' with them :) Mirror card is a beast to capture in a photo, I try often and fail. Love & hugs - Debs xxx

  15. They are so dramatic. Wonderful cards, especially the red ones. It is so hard to get a true picture I agree..

  16. Stunning cards Emma.

  17. I love alcohol inks, love your cards. Janet x

  18. hi Emma ... two super cards and they look so different done in different mirror card ... yes it is very hard to get a good photo but you have certainly managed it ... well done ... hope you are well ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  19. Fantastic cards, I love the effects with the alcohol inks.

  20. These are brilliant! I think I'll have to try this technique. I haven't used my alcohol inks in ages.

  21. Fabulous selection of cards Emma xx


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