May 10, 2018

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds and Stretching You Dies!

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Today I have couple of cards using Winnie & Walter’s cutaways(dies). I have stretched the cutaways to make two cards. Basically I used both the positives and negatives of the same cutaway to make two cards. The best way to stretch the cutaways is creating a background and die cutting the background using the cutaways. Use the negative of the die cut to make one card and the postive die cuts to make the other. For the background of my cards, I used alcohol inks and decor foil.

The alcohol ink colours I used are Watermelon, Pink Sherbet and Sunset Orange along with gold mixatives to make my background on Yupo paper. While still tacky, I used gold foil to rub on the panel. The foil will adhered to the tacky areas creating organic veins of gold foils on the panel. They are beautiful. Then I die cut the background using a stitched rectangle die to fit the card front.

Then I used In a Word: Hi and Hello cutaway to die cut the background. I used the die cuts on a white card base adhering them one below the other to fill the card front. The contrast of white with the colourful die cuts are fantastic. To add to the contrast and add dimension, I die cut In a Word: Friend using black cardstock twice and black glitter paper once. I glued stacked the die cut with the black glitter on the top.  I adhered this on top of the Hi die cut on the card front. I am not adding any embellishments to the card because the contrasts and big bold colourful die cuts are the highlights of the card.

For my second card, I used the negative panel. I adhered this panel on the card card front flush. Then I die cut the same In a word: Hi and Hello using gold foil cardstock and in laid the die cuts into its place on the negative panel on the card front. I also put back the little fill in pieces.  I repeated the same process for In a Word: Friend cutaway and adhered in the same spot as the first card. So the layout on both the cards are the same.

So here is how I used the same dies to stretch and make two cards. The colourful mesmerising alcohol backgrounds makes a big impact. I hope you like my projects for today. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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May 9, 2018

A beautiful sentiment on this card!

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Welcome. Today I have a card to share using Altenew’s April release stamp set and dies. I have used Gradient Stripes Cover Die and Strength Blooms stamp set from Altenew.

I sponged a white cardstock panel with Hickory Smoke distress ink. Then I die cut this panel using the Gradient Stripes cover die. I adhered this panel on a white card base.

For the focal point, I stamped the flowers from Strength Blooms stamp set using Altenew’s Shades of Purple ink set and the leaves from the same stamp set using Sea Shore ink set. Then die cut them using the coordinating dies. Then I clustered and glued them together to make a large cluster. I adhered this cluster on the bottom centre of the card front.

This beautiful sentiment from Strength Blooms stamp set is my favourite sentiment. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and adhered on top of the flower cluster. Finally to bring all the purples together, I added more purple by adding Amethyst sequins.

Here are some closeups

I really love the unique colour combination. I am trying to use the colour purple as much as I can as it is not my favourite colour. So I am trying to see what colours can combine with purple to make it appealing at least to me. Let me know what other colours go with purple.

All supplies used to make this card is listed below.


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May 8, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Heart Mandala Die on Alcohol Ink Background + Video!

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Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a card or two to share using alcohol ink backgrounds and Simon Says Stamp Heart Mandala die and Mom Flowers stamp set from the Fluttering By release. I also have a video showing how I made one of them. Hope you enjoy.

Absolutely love the Heart Mandala die. So pretty and detailed. The die makes a big focal point on the card. To highlight the die cut, I used alcohol inks to make the backgrounds. Love playing with alcohol inks. Best part is I have no control over it at all yet the result is organic and fabulous every time. The addition of foil to the alcohol ink backgrounds is a special touch. They are like the veins on a marble slab. Very cool and special. On my backgrounds I used Therm O Web gold holographic foil paper. Adds glittery shine to the background. Anyway, the video explains it all.

Here are some photos of the cards

Really love the gold holographic veins on the alcohol ink background. The delicate Heart Mandala is beautiful on the background.

And I made another card using similar process as this card except the alcohol ink background turned out different. I did go over board on this background and the colours turned a bit dark. I still love it. So I made it into another card.

I changed the sentiment from the same Mom Flowers stamp set on this card to Happy Mother’s Day. Here are more photos of the card.

Hope you are inspired by my projects today. All supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


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