Coloring Large Stamp and Die using Alcohol Ink

Hello everyone! Can you believe it’s already April ?!!! Time goes by so fast! Hope your April is off to a great start!!! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards to share with you. I chose  Peony Close Up and Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch for today’s cards and colored them using alcohol ink.

Let’s start with Peony Close Up card! I love all Close Up cling stamp series and this Peony Close Up is my absolute favorite.

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I started by applying light wash of pink alcohol ink on a glossy cardstock panel. I used Shell Pink and Flamingo along with lots of rubbing alcohol to lighten the color. After the first layer was dry, I gold heat embossed the Peony Close Up on the panel.

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I then added more alcohol ink on the petals. This time I used also Sunset Orange to add a little bit of orange to the pink colors. I worked on petal by petal to define them in different shades. For the greenery I used Haselnut instead of green. I used a micro applicator to add color on small areas.

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After the colored panel was completely dry, I cut the “hugs” using Love and Hugs Word Plate die from the panel and from some light pink fun foam. I then started assembling the card by adhering the panel on a white cardbase. I inlaid the sentiment, raised using the fun foam die cut. The small “sending” is from Brushed Love stamp set. I made a fishtail banner using a scrap of glossy cardstock on which I applied Shell Pink alcohol ink. I gold heat embossed the sentiment on it and foam mounted it onto the card.

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To finish off I colored the stamen using yellow Stickles and added Medallion Gold sequins and one pink sequin from Guava Sparkle Couture Mix.

The second card is featuring the huge butterfly wing die cut of Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch.

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To start off I’ve created a background panel in blue and purple. I first applied Blending solution on a Yupo panel, dropped Amethyst, Pool and Sail Boat on it and blended them together by blowing them.

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I cut the half monarch butterfly using Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch from a Yupo panel and colored it with the same alcohol ink colors without diluting them. After the alcohol inks were all dry, I splattered silver Mixative on the butterfly and the background panel.

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I glued the background Yupo panel on a dark blue cardbase, added two thin strips of Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive glitter paper on the middle of the panel and foam mounted the circle with a sentiment from Butterfly Wings-Monarch stamp set, stamped in Iris Blooms. I cut one more monarch butterfly from some blue fun foam to raise the Yupo butterfly. I completed the card by adhering the butterfly on the background.

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That’s it from my side. Hope I could inspire you with my cards today!

Thank you so much for looking!

Have a wonderful week!






Special Day Lanterns & Peony Close Up

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards showcasing two new stamp sets from our 4th Anniversary Release.

Did you enjoy our Release and mini blog hops? Surely you’ve gotten lots of inspiration while hopping along with my team mates and amazing guest designers! I have chosen two new stamp sets today to showcase, Special Day Lanterns and Peony Close Up cling background stamp.

The first card was made using the smallest lantern image from Special Day Lanterns . I wanted to make a card in a clean and simple style instead of making a scene on the whole panel which you could create very easily using the set.

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I started off by heat embossing three small lanterns on some clear acetate piece in copper embossing powder. I then heat embossed the candle in silver and the flame in gold. Unfortunately I didn’t use a heat-resistant acetate so that my piece get warped a bit even though I was very careful with the heat tool.

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To make the front panel with a subtle texture I heat embossed the Modern Plaid background on a white panel in white pearl embossing powder. I cut off the part where I wanted to place the acetate with the lanterns. The sentiment is from Special Day Lanterns set as well. I stamped it in Noir on the front panel.

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The background was created directly on the white cardbase. I masked off the upper and lower part of the front of the cardbase and blended Lemon Drop, Parisian Blue and Grape Crush on the open area to represent the candle light in the night sky. I splattered white opaque watercolor on it and let it dry. I added some white little stars from Blue Ice Couture Mix.

Next I stamped the floral cluster three times to decorate the lanterns. I stamped the flowers in Soft Garnet, Red Sangria Hybrid ink, Lemon Drop and Coralline Hybrid, and the leaves in Soft Garden on some white cardstock. I fussy cut the floral clusters and set them aside.

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I adhered the acetate piece to the front panel and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The floral clusters were added using some foam adhesives and I went over the flowers with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card.

Next card is showcasing the gorgeous Peony Close Up cling stamp!

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I wanted to have the outlines of the image in coordinating colors. So I stamped the stamen in Lemon Drop, the inner petals in Peach Blossom, the outer petals in Red Sangria Hybrid ink and the leaves in Soft Garden on some watercolor paper. After stamping was done I clear heat embossed the whole image.

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I watercolored the image using Color Burst powders. I used yellow and pink tone to color the peony and colored the background in yellow. After the panel was dry I cut it using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. I then added some depth on the petals using Prismacolor colored pencils.

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I chose the sentiment from Scripty Greetings set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it to the front panel before I adhered it on the white cardbase. I used vellum for the sentiment as I didn’t want to cover the beautiful peony 🙂 !

I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Sugar Coookie Couture Mix.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Wishing you all a happy and crafty week!