Marbled hearts

These hearts were cut from another alcohol inked panel, this one done with only pitch black ink from Ranger. The ink was diluted with rubbing alcohol and moved around on the panel with air and tilting. I also added some bubbles or circles by splattering some rubbing alcohol over the pattern.

I didn’t add foil straight away after completing the panel instead I came back to it days later and ran the panel through the minc with some red foil over the top. The red foil stuck to some nice fine lines as you can see as well as some chunkier sections. What you can’t see is an area where a large blob of foil attached itself. I avoided that area when cutting six hearts using a small heart die from the Penny Black set ‘all my hearts’. I cut six hearts from red foam to pop the hearts up on the card base.

I tried several times to take a photo which would show the dry embossed background behind the popped up hearts but I didn’t succeed. It seems you’re not going to see the shine of the foil and the dimension of the background in one photo. If you click on the photo above you might be able to see the texture a bit better. I used the embossing folder that came with the Gemini Junior, it’s called ‘Regency Swirls’ and it is one of those very detailed 3D folders. I am wanting to add to my embossing folder collection, I’d love to hear your suggestions for some subtle ones and some really fancy ones.

I completed the card with a sentiment from Penny Black’s ‘trust me’ set stamped in red ink and popped up on a narrow banner. Thanks for dropping in today; I will be back tomorrow with an alcohol ink tutorial video.


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7 Comments on “Marbled hearts”

  1. Bonnie says:

    I love the red foil streaks atop these fabulous hearts, Heather! How dramatic to place them on the embossed black! My favorite subtle embossing folders are from Stampin Up.

    • Heather says:

      The red streaks worked even better than I imagined. The original panel was just a narrow strip but with those little pops of red it was all I needed for the 6 hearts. I have one SU embossing folder, it’s the ‘subtle’ one that looks like canvas and it’s beautiful. I just checked out the others from SU. Oh my, there are some beauties.

  2. nancystiz says:

    What a powerful effect using red foil on black! This is definitely something I have to try. It does look incredible on black and I agree with Bonnie on the SU embossing folders- just adding a little texture to the paper without being overbearing. Thank you again for the inspiration.

  3. This is stunning! I am looking forward to seeing your alcohol tutorial. My favorite embossing folders currently are the Tim Holtz 3D folders from Sizzix and the WRMK folders.

  4. Loll says:

    LOVE the red foiling with these black ink and rubbing alcohol hearts. Gorgeous! Your design with the six hearts and black background is STUNNING! xx

  5. Clelie says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I can’t wait to see the tutorial video!♥

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