92 posts categorized "Alcohol Inks"

Challenge Reminder, Me & You
by Nancy Penir


Greetings, Poppy Peeps! Nancy Here, and this is a reminder we have a challenge this month called: Me & You. 

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My card is a Valentine made with the Leaf and Tendril foil plate. As you can see, I used red foil onto pink cardstock. Pure Valentine delight!


I inked the edges of my card base,  and cut the foiled piece down to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.


Such fun decorating the front of my Valentine with dies cut from mirror card stock!

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to make the dies pop, I added black under them, before gluing them down. 

Hope you're thinking of what you can create for the challenge. There's a 20. gift certificate to shop for anything you choose, and

there's lots to choose from!

A reminder there are some fabulous inspiration by our designers this month, and I invited a friend, Colleen Foelker,  who did a beautiful card too!

Enjoy the rest of your week and happy crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Bright Love
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends,

Let's send someone we love some big, bright, love! It's easy with this sweet love-filled combo from Poppystamps!


I started with a crisp white card base and background panel created with the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame. I love the tiny stitching detail around the hearts.I used a deep shade of pink with a tiny sheen to it to really make the little hearts pop. 


I grabbed some alcohol inks and YUPO paper to make a bright red panel of deep red and pink swirls. Once that was completely dry, I cut the Vintage Scalloped Heart from the red YUPO, and the background scalloped edge in glittery white. I added the Sending Love Poe Script in glittery white.


The pretty pink and gold butterflies were created with the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background die sets, and they add just the right touch of shimmer. I finished everything with pink Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones. It's a big, bright love to send to my someone special.


Thanks so much for joining us today!









Spooky Night
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Poppystamps Friends!

The spooky season is here and we have had so much fun playing with the newest Halloween and Autumn dies from Poppystamps! Today, I am sharing a bright mixed media design using the new Cat Collage, Twisted Houses, and Leafy Branch Oval. Take a look!


The very first step I took was to get out my alcohol inks and create a panel with deep blood oranges and vivid yellows, and let that dry for about 3 days! Where I live in Florida, alcohol ink panels can stay sticky for days! When it was finally dry, I cut out the Cat Collage from a black panel, along with the Leafy Branch Oval, Twisted Houses, and Snowman and Trees.



I then cut tiny squares from my YUPO paper alcohol ink panel a little smaller than each twisted House, and glued in to the back. I also cut a circle  a little larger than my Cat Collage moon and glued that to the back of my black card base. I used tiny foam pop dot circles on the backs of each Twisted House, then assembled everything on my card.


That was the fun part! The vivid color of the blended alcohol inks make these little houses and cat perfect for some spooky fun!



I finished the card with a few Fairy Jewels and Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones for a fun finishing touch! Let's get our boos on!

Thanks for joining us today!





Pondering Deer
by Nancy Penir


Greetings, Poppy Peeps! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you a trio of holiday cards using the new Pondering Deer die set.


The deer die cuts in all the pieces you need with one cut. And if you use white cardstock, you can color each piece as you choose.

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 I chose to use colored cardstock for each card, and this is what it looks like assembled with each color.


Card no. 1, with a red deer, and gray trees.


That's flocked cardstock I cut for the snow and snowy branches. Found it on Amazon.


Card no. 2, my deer is blue, with a snowflake frame.


I'm absolutely in love with the paper packs from Memory Box. Do yourself a favor and grab a few. Don't forget the glitter packs too.


Speaking of paper packs, check out this plaid background called Jolly Christmas.  Rich, gorgeous plaids with gold stripes. And double sided too!


For card no. 3, I used my flocked cardstock for the deer front.

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I hope my trio of deer cards inspired you today. It's so easy to do an assembly line of cards while all product is out and handy.

Have a wonderful, crafty week, my friends!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Moon Cat
by Tiffany Pryce


Welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here with some inspiration to share for our current challenge for the month - Anything Goes! This challenge theme is perfect because you can make anything you want - go wild! Since I love Halloween and I love all things autumn, I decided to use another new die from the latest release to make a Halloween card. 

I used an alcohol ink background that I had in my stash to create this quick card. When I created the background, I used a variety of blue, purple, and metallic alcohol inks. I dropped small amounts of color repeatedly around the panel and blended with alcohol blending solution and added texture with isopropyl alcohol. I really like using a fan brush to splatter isopropyl alcohol because it gives a nice distribution of splatter. I didn't have any black ink, so I decided to take my 100 copic marker (black) to scribble on the edges. It works exactly like a liquid alcohol ink. I spread the black ink with more isopropyl alcohol to darken the edges. I think it looks like an abstract night sky or maybe a galaxy.



Once the panel was dry, I die cut the Cat Collage die from the top center. The die cuts out the moon part, but leaves the cat. I wanted the cat to be a different color so from a piece of glitter paper, I die cut the Cat Collage again. I carefully snipped the cat out (this was very easy to do) and adhered it in place. I love the sparkle against the alcohol ink. Behind the panel, I adhered a piece of matte silver cardstock from the Reflections Mirror paper pad to be the moon. Finally, I matted the entire card front with a piece of black cardstock to "ground" the piece a bit more.


I debated adding a sentiment several times, but in the end, I decided to leave a sentiment off. I almost never create cards without a sentiment on the front, but hey anything goes right?! What do you think? Would you have added a sentiment on the front?

Hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to join us for the challenge. See all the rules and how to enter on the Poppystamps blog. Until next time, happy crafting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy





A Bride and Frankenstein
by Rachel Duong



Greetings! It's not an ordinary-kind-of-day card, it's Frankenstein and Corpse Bride celebrating their wedding anniversary. This is a mix of many fabulous Poppystamps dies, paper, and embellishments from the new Fall release. These "Whittles" characters have so many infinite possibilities!


Please keep reading for directions on how I made this card... if you dare!


1. Die cut the "Whittle Witch" and the "Whittle Creatures" die sets onto watercolor paper or heavy cardstock. Additionally you can die cut an extra forehead for Frankenstein if you want it to stick out!

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2. Die cut Frankenstein's clothes and hair with black shiny, metallic paper from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". Then die cut the Corpse Bride's dress and shoes with glitter paper from the "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad". (Papers listed below)
3. Color the faces and foreheads of both figures and don't forget the legs and bangs of the bride. I used markers but watercolor would work just as well.
4. Cut sections from a pale blue organza ribbon for the Corpse Bride's dress and veil. Witchy tip: cut the dress' ribbon a little longer to leave room for glue.
5. Cut two shades of pale blue embroidery thread for the Corpse Bride's hair.


6. Hot foil and die cut the "Best Wishes" sentiment from "Modest Greetings 1" in gold and frame it with a slightly larger piece of cardstock.
7. Die cut the smaller piece of the two "Layer Cake Drip Icing" die set with glitter paper and the spiderweb from "Halloween Assemblage" in cardstock. 
8. Cut a gray rectangle of cardstock from the Earth Neutral Collection slightly smaller than an A2 card and adhere to a white base.
9. Glue the figures and the coordinating pieces down. 
10. Place a "Fairy Jewel" on the sentiment piece to finish the card.


This card was enchanting to craft. It will be perfect for the couple who welcomes a Halloween or Fall themed wedding. I love that it is clean and simple, yet silly and fun. Thank you for visiting and now I am off to another festivity!

Rachel Floral Signature