Alcohol Inked Greetings

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you’re all doing well. It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of greeting cards I colored using alcohol ink. Over the long Easter weekend I pulled out my alcohol inks again and played with them πŸ™‚ .

My first card is featuring the Bright Peony stamp set from our April Release. It’s a gorgeous huge flower. Of course I couldn’t resist to color this peony with my alcohol ink πŸ™‚ .

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I started off applying Shell Pink and Flamingo alcohol ink with lots of rubbing alcohol on an alcohol ink cardstock to make a soft pink panel. After the panel was dry I heat embossed the Bright Peony in silver on it. I then started coloring the peony. I dropped Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell Pink alcohol ink on the petals and moved the ink by tilting the panel. I used Slate alcohol ink for the leaves. I splattered silver Mixative on the panel and let it dry.

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Actually I wanted to use the whole panel. But I didn’t like the pink background, so I decided to cut the flower off from the panel. Instead I created an extra background. I silver heat embossed the Geometric Lattice cling background on a white cardstock panel and ink blended Hollywood Star on the four corners of the panel.

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I mounted the background panel on a pink cardbase and foam mounted the peony on it.

The sentiment was cut using the Love and Hugs word plate die . I cut “hugs” three times from some white cardstock and once from Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy fine Silver.Β  I stacked them all together and added it to the card. I finished off the card with some silver and clear sequins from New Year Couture Mix.

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For the second card I used the Confetti Balloons stamp set.

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I started off by creating the alcohol inked background panel. I applied rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Flamingo, Raspberry and Pool alcohol ink on a YUPO panel and moved and dried the ink using a blower.

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I white heat embossed the outline and the star confetti pattern of the Confetti Balloons three times on a white cardstock. I then ink blended them in Hollywood Star, Cobalt Breeze and Grand Fuchsia. I fussy cut the balloons and set them aside. You can use the coordinating cut file to cut the image!

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The sentiment is from Mega Confetti Numbers set. I stamped “HAPPY” in Grape Crush and the small sentiment in Grand Fuchsia on the background panel. The dye inks don’t dry easily on YUPO. So I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and carefully heat set it.

I drew the strings for the balloons with a purple Sharpie pen on the background panel and foam mounted the balloons on it.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you can find some time to craft!

Stay safe and healthy!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

 

 

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