Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A couple of Christmas grids

Once I start playing with alcohol inks I like experimenting. I love the effect these give using different stamps, and now I tried a couple of Christmas stamps which haven't inspired me yet, on their own, but using punched up like this, at least I get to use the stamp!


This one I entered into the Hero Arts Monthly contest, with the theme of bling. The alcohol ink colors are Lettuce and Caramel.


Using Cranberry and Ginger alcohol inks and the 'Decorative Ornament' CG226 from Hero Arts embossed in silver and white. This card is about 10x10cm - looks big, but it is really quite small, just how I like them.

25 comments:

JeanFB said...

Ooooh, I absolutely love these, Jacqueline! I have stamps like that, too - I will definitely be "CASEing" these this season. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sylvie :) said...

WONDERFUL cards Jacqueline !!! especialy love the first one with the typical Christmas colors. Great job. Hope you are felling well. have a nice day.

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Love the effect of the alcohol inks behind the artfully placed images.

Ira said...

Super stylish and classy cards Jacqueline! Those alcohol inks are great. Blessings, Ira

Chris Richards said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING jACQUELINE !
Back on form dear friend and such an inspiration........Sensational !!!
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

momiji said...

loving your grid cards here...

Karina Beck said...

Dear Jacqueline. I love your cards they are amazing! The first is SO beautiful in color and design. This weekend I was at a scrapbooking crop, and bought me a square punch, so I can try making cards as you. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs Karina

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I LOVE the first one with the white embossed holly! Stunning work!

Myriame said...

Prachtige kaarten Jacqueline!!
Ik vind ook je eerste kaart echt " magnifique" !!!

Ros said...

Oh my goodness what stunning cards!!! I adore what you have done ... that Christmas card is so beautiful!!!
Fabulous effects ...

Barb said...

Oh, my! These are both so gorgeous, Jacqueline! I love that you combined white embossing with gold and silver, and the alcohol inked backgrounds look amazing! Beautifully done! Hugs! :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Stunning wilth the embossed effects like that...hope you are doing well.

Petra Tillmann said...

Great Christmas cards, Jacqueline! Love the colors!

Jann said...

Oh, your cards are gorgeous! I haven't used my alcohol inks in a long time; what a fantastic way to put them to use--such striking cards!

Tiffany said...

Super gorgeous backgrounds, really has that 3 dimensional look!!

Brenda said...

These are so beautiful Jacqueline! Thanks for sharing the colours, I really, really like the Lettuce and Caramel! Just stunning!

Faye said...

I love both cards, but the top one really "zings".

Sue said...

Hello Jacqueline
I hope you are feeling much better in yourself these days more good than bad anyway. If these little beauties are any indication on your well being it must be positive, as they are delightful, grid cards are certainly your forte.
I was only thinking the other day that I had not used my AH for making a card in a long while, perhaps now is the time!
Smiles:)

Linda R. said...

Oh my goodness. I love the colors those alcohol inks give.. These are look amazing..

Hugs, Linda

Judy1223 said...

Good heavens, you have a GIFT, Jacqueline! Both grid cards are stunning!

Stella said...

Both of these cards made me sigh. It's a brilliant and very creative idea to use your stamps this way and the result is GORGEOUS. I can't pick a favorite; I love them both.
Hope you are feeling well....

Dawn said...

gorgeous Jacqueline. I too need to get the Alcohol inks out again. Love your grid cards and the stamps you used are perfect

Gilda said...

These cards are so pretty. They make me want to try working with alcohol inks!

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Jacqueline, I've sent you two blessings today but they have returned to me ? So have a lovely weekend dear friend, praying for you !
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

Wonderful ,wonderful, wonderful cards
Jaqueline. I love it.
hugs Sabine