Alcohol Ink Bird Cage Card

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday – I love Fridays still, even though I am currently a stay at home – it means it is almost the weekend.  Here is another card using a background I made with alcohol inks. I cut up the background to make the tab and the background of the birdcage.  I modified the chipboard birdcage by colouring the cage part with my black distress marker and then put some platinum liquid pearls over the top, smearing it around with my finger. It gives it a kind of metallic look.  The beak and legs of the bird were also coloured with a wild honey distress marker, but I painted the bird with Twinkling H20s which gives it a nice shimmer.  I made the tab by using a circle punch to cut the corners.  The black die cut is another one from Memory Box called Delicate Vine (I am loving these dies) and the patterned papers are from Glitz Designs. I got out my sewing machine to stitch on this card and it reminded me that whenever I make the effort to sew on my cards or layouts I am always pleased that I did.

I’ll be back on Monday with another new project to share – Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.



Supplies: Bazzill card, Kaisercraft letter stickers, pearls, patterned papers – Glitz Designs, Twinkling H20s, Distress markers – Black and Wild Honey, Memory Maze Chipboard, ribbon, Tim Holtz tiny paper clip, Alcohol inks – Stream, Aqua, Silver Mixative, Memory Box Die – Delicate Vine.

4 thoughts on “Alcohol Ink Bird Cage Card

  1. Kristy, What an amazing card. I really like that small bit of alcohol ink contrasted with a more mute background. Sometimes alcohol ink technique becomes overwhelming when used in large doses. Your card gives it a perfect focus.

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