Paper Craft

Thank you card using alcohol inks

So I’m late to the party, but I got some alcohol inks and Yupo paper and I had a little play!

I wanted my card to be on the greener end of the spectrum so I used ‘Turqouise’, ‘Limeade’ and gold mixative. I used my flet tool to spread the gold mixative and it all became very monocromatic so I went in again with some more spots of coloured ink to add some interest to the panel.

To make the card I cut the panel down a bit and decided it was very busy to have as the main focus, so I wanted to layer some white over it to add a bit of calm to the card! I used my Heartfelt Creations ‘Fleur Border Basics’ plain curved die (HCD1-7120) to cut the edge of the white card panel to expose the alcohol inked panel below. You could use any border die in your collection, I was just trying to go for the clean and simple look.

The great thing about clear stamps is that you can (to some extent) bend them to fit a shape – in this case I bent the sentiment stamp to fit the curve of the die cut. To do this I placed some acetate over the top of my card, manipulated the sentiment with the stamping side stuck to the acetate, then closed the door of my stamping platform over the top so the back of the stamp would be attached to the door (you can do this with an acrylic block if you don’t have a samping platform!). I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder from Stampin’ UP! The stamp is from a company that is no longer trading called Waltzingmouse Stamps and is called ‘Hello Happy Thanks’, again you could use any similar stamp in your stash.

I glued the alcohol inked panel flat to a cream card base, then I mounted the white panel with foam tape over the alcohol inked panel and added some docrafts Papermania Neon green enamel accents to complete the card.

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Do you like playing with alcohol inks? What is your favourite technique to use with alcohol inks?

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