I have combined a new die, ‘bamboo cut out’ with an alcohol ink background to create this simple design. As the name of the die suggests, the die cuts out all the little pieces to make up some stalks of bamboo. The easiest way to make this card would have been to cut the bamboo out of the alcohol ink panel to reveal the black background behind and I would suggest using that method. For some strange reason however, I chose to cut the bamboo out of black cardstock and attach all the little pieces to the alcohol ink panel.

I put double sided adhesive on the back of the black cardstock before die cutting then held all the pieces together with a sheet of ‘press & seal’ so I could attach them to the alcohol ink panel but it was a tad fiddly!

I made the alcohol ink panel on white yupo paper. I dropped some blue and yellow alcohol inks on a craft sheet, added some rubbing alcohol then swiped the yupo through it to pick up the blended coloured patterns. The colours reminded me of light through a forest so I chose the bamboo to be my feature image.


Dies: bamboo cut out, for you
Inks: honeycomb & stream alcohol inks (Ranger)
Paper: white yupo paper, black cardstock
Also: stick it adhesive, rubbing alcohol


6 Comments on “Bamboo”

  1. Rosie says:

    It may have been a bit fiddly, Heather, but the results are just lovely.

  2. Pat says:

    I love the alcohol inks on Yupo Heather and such a pretty mix of colours, and the black bamboo and sentiment stand out beautifully against it. x

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Your inlay is wonderful….if I were doing one card I would do the inlay too, it is so impressive – if 7 cards I would choose to do the black card stock behind – LOL!!! TFS Heather!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. lollthompson says:

    The black silhouette of your bamboo against the beautiful colours of your AI panel is striking, Heather. Great design. Worth the time to piece it all together. 🙂 xx

  5. painterwrite says:

    That’s gorgeous! I love the stained glass effect of the inks on Yupo. You may have just worn down my resolve to not buy any more art supplies :))

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