Blog Blitz Alcohol Inked Greenhouse
by Nancy Penir


Hi everyone! Are you ready for a Spring Blog Blitz? Lots of new stamps and dies, and plenty of fun techniques from the designers.

Today I have the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil to show you. And I've done a card with all alcohol inks die cuts. 


Alcohol Inks are a fantastic way to add pizzaz to your project. They react with Yupo paper, a shiny surfaced paper, and blending solution to get a wildly colorful, rather agate like pattern, fun result. Here's one way to play with them. First I squirted my blending solution on my yupo paper. Notice it gets messy so protect your surface. Gloves are optional. 


Next up I added my colors. No rhyme or reason, for this technique just go for it. 


I then sandwiched a clean piece of yupo paper over my saturated sheet, in a schmooched way, pressing without moving either sheet. The result is a magical blend of wild color!


Ok, friends, this was way too much fun! As you can see, I played with all color combos. And here's what I did with them:


A birthday card for someone who loves potted and potting plants! Now there's a stencil that is included with this die. I can't wait to use it too.


This fabulous die and stencil set is the giveaway to one lucky person. Don't forget to leave a comment today and on each of the blog blitz days for a chance to win. Best of luck to you, and thanks for sticking with me through my little tutorial on alcohol inking. By the way, there are fabulous you tube videos to entice you to trying these inks. 


The new release is in the store, and the blog blitz runs from Mar. 2nd - the 14th. You have until the 17th to comment. The winners will be announced on the 19th. AND here's a 2nd way for you and a friend you choose to win... Visit us on Instagram, follow us, like the post you want to win, leave a comment and tag a friend. It's that easy!

Other dies I've included are listed below. Have a great week, and hope you enjoy the blitz!

Nancy Floral Signature copy







Love this pretty scene you created! Fun alcohol ink pieces too!

What a super fun die!! And all the alcohol ink backgrounds you used are so pretty!

Love the alcohol inked background! Lovely card.

Wonderful card!!! Really loving these die and stencil sets!!

I love this scene!! What a great die...

This looks like a flower shop. Great job coloring all of the different elements.

Wow, this is just amazing, any gardening enthusiast would just love a card like this, I know I would and would love to own such dies....thank you for sharing...luv Ursula Longworth xx

Wow, that is a gorgeous card, any gardener would just love one like this, I know I would...A lovely die to own, thank you for sharing...luv Ursula Longworth xx

Such a neat card--love the AI!

Fun and cheerful Spring card...Great job! I would love to win this die set.
Thanks for the inspiration and the beautiful backgrounds.

Sweet card. Love the way you used the alcohol backgrounds to add texture and interest to all the die cuts. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy, you rock! The colors are absolutely the best! And the alcohol ink--I must try that.

I'm a full time gardener so this would be so perfect for me. And love the backgrounds, so gorgeous!!

Hi Nancy, I'm loving your alcohol ink and yupo paper techniques and then using to die-cut from, fabulous !! I'm loving your gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

what an amazing die cut.
Love it. I need to get the
Yupo paper out and start playing. Fantastic backgrounds. thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Fabulous card. I have friends this card would be perfect for. You could use this wonderful die for lots of different occasions.

Wow What a great card! It's so spring and very fresh. Also love the alcohol ink technique. It's so soft and pretty. Beautiful job!

Beautiful card! What a wonderful die!

I love these dies and stencil sets. This one is even more unique than the others I've seen. Really nice card.

Such a cool die against those pretty backgrounds.

What a fun card! We were given a greenhouse as a wedding gift and my husband is enjoying pottering about in there. This would be perfect to make him a card.

Beautiful card!!!

Fun technique, I have to try! :) Thanks for sharing how you realized those fabulous blending shapes! The Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame is really adorable and useful!! Love those cute birdies on the pots!

What a sweet and springy card...such fun!!

What a terrific green house die, and watering can! And yes, your backgrounds are great, too!

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