In my WOYWW post yesterday, I showed some backing card I had made with alcohol inks, and a cut and printed file, so now I can show you what I did with them.
Back in January last year, I did a post about using my craftrobo for scrapbooks. I didn't have many followers back then so you may like to take a look at the post here. In it I showed pages for a scrapbook I was making for my son Jonathan, and featured a page titled 'Fire'. I am now making a birthday card for him, and perhaps you can see why I chose this image of a fiery tiger!
The image is from the net and I used my Silhouette Cameo machine (I upgraded from craft robo last Christmas) to make a cutting file for the outline. I then printed off the centre part of the image twice, and cut it by hand, though I should really have made print and cut files for this part as well, but sometimes the old fashioned way is faster. I layered up the tiger face over the flames, and then an extra layer for the nose and forehead section, rounding them a little to give them shape, and fixing them together with silicone glue. I glued the entire image to some white card.
Then came the layer using my alcohol background. This was made by pouncing on glossy card using a TH felt applicator and cranberry, butterscotch and red pepper inks. The gold was added using a Krylon pen which is what we used to use before Adirondak brought out the metal mixative inks, but I still prefer it. You can't see it very well in the main photo but this little close up shows it better.
The final layer is the same black paper that I used for the flames.
For the sentiment I used a font called Blazed, which I either bought from scrapnfonts or downloaded for free from dafonts. I honestly can't remember which. It has been in my font file for a very long time.
I then put the assembled card front onto a bright white base card. I hope you like it. I am pretty sure my son will.
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