95 posts categorized "Alcohol Inks"

Gracious Floral...just because
by Rachel Duong

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Hi Friends! It's Rachel here to share a gorgeous floral card displaying all the sunny, warm tones of summer!  I used the Memory Box  "Gracious Floral" set of stencils, dies, and stamps.  It is amazing!


I began by dry embossing the image on white cardstock. I placed the stencils on the flower and blended distress ink over the petals and leaves. There are five stencils in the package! Next I die cut the image out. I stamped a few sentiments in Versamark ink on black cardstock, heat embossed in gold, and die cut the image.


As you can see, I chose the "just because" sentiment! Then to create the background I scribbled sharpie pens in green, yellow, orange and red over a sheet of heavy vellum. I dripped rubbing alcohol on the color and blended lightly with a paintbrush. After dry, I adhered it to a white card base. I glued the flower on the background. Finally, I glued the sentiment on the flower to finish the card.


These are the supplies I used. 


 The bright, fluid background paired with the soft colors of the flower creates a stunning contrast to the rich and bold sentiment. I just love how it turned out!


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to create very soon. I don't know about you, but I am so inspired by all that is warm, beautiful and lovely this summer. Take care and have a fantastic day!

Rachel Floral Signature




A Whimsical Rainbow Hello!
by Rachel Duong


Hello friends!  It's Rachel and I have a card using the Poppystamps "Rainbow Arch" die in a unconventional way. My rainbow comprised of shimmery, shiny pieces are freely floating against a fluid background. A super fun way to use leftover pieces from past card projects.



Steps to create this card.

1. Die cut the "Rainbow Arch" die using the metallic purple and gold from the Memory Box Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.
2. Die cut the "Rainbow Arch" again using the blue, green and gold from the Memory Box Festive and Glitzy Glitter Pads.



3. Die cut the "Heart Jumble" die in gold glitter and metallic papers.
4. Die cut the "Hearts Shining Arch" in metallic gold paper.
5. Die cut the "Hello Moonlight Script" in Purple metallic paper.


Supplies I used


6. Cut a medium weight piece of vellum measuring 4" x 5.25".
7. Scribble blue, green and yellow Sharpie markers over the paper.
8. Drop rubbing alcohol over the vellum, the colors will run.
9.  After dry, adhere the vellum to a white card base.
10. Arrange the pieces to suit your style and glue the pieces down.


This fantastical, whimsical card was quite engaging as I experimented moving shapes and pieces around the card to find a composition that felt just right. Truthfully anything goes!  This card most definitely has a life of its own. I love the way the colors dance when light hits the paper. 

Have an extraordinary day today!


Rachel Floral Signature






Challenge Reminder ~ Flower Garden, Garden Kindness
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here with a spring card for the Poppystamps May Challenge-"Flower Garden!" The absolutely adorable Poppystamps "Whittle Happy Fox" and "Whittle Beaver" are joining in to say "Thanks for being kind".  We can never have too much kindness in the world! The "Leafy Vine Corner" die helps to showcase the beautiful spring day too. How is your spring going so far? I am gardening and cardmaking every day, two of my favorite things to do. 


These are the supplies I used for my card. The "Lucky Layered Flowers " dies and the "Layered Pointy Petals"  dies go perfectly on the "Leafy Vine Corner". The "Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate" is a must have. I use it all the time and looks great on everything! The "Heart Jumble" die makes a great  embellishment cut out in metallic gold. Save the extra hearts!


Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the pieces in medium weight white cardstock.
2. Ink blend all using a mix of distress and distress oxide inks. Mask off the white portions of the fox before ink blending. The above picture shows another option to cut apart and color each individual piece of the fox.
3. Color the noses with a black marker.


4. Adhere the flowers to the vine.
5. Hot foil and die cut the "Thanks for being kind" sentiment.


6. Cut an A2 cardfront in vellum.
7. Using a black Sharpie pen, scribble over the vellum.
8. Drop isoprophyl alcohol over the pen. Use a paintbrush to move color around.
9. Glue vellum onto white card base.


10. Die cut the "Hearts Jumble" die. Use any type of paper that you like. I used a leftover brown heart that was embossed in gold!
11. Adhere the pieces to the card front to finish the card. What a cute duo!


Come along and join the challenge with your Poppystamps "Flower Garden" creation. Don't forget to link it up in the challenge section. I hope you love this card as much as I do. Pairing Poppystamps critters and flowers together are such a happy combination. They look so peaceful and relaxed. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the warmer weather this time of year! 


Rachel Floral Signature



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!