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Mon 13

"expect miracles", Sofia Butterfly, and Cottage Flower Circle Frame
by Anne Thompson

Today's card got me playing with pearlized alcohol inks, blending solution and alcohol ink cardstock.


materials used:

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To start I put drops of the alcohol inks onto the alcohol ink cardstock followed by drops of the blending solution.  Because these are pearl inks I had to shake the bottles a bit first to mix in the pearlized material.  I used a straw held close to the paper and blew the inks around a bit.  I kept adding ink and blending solution, blowing it around with the straw, until I liked the way it looked.


Then I used the paintbrush soaked with blending solution to spatter the design.  This added interesting little drops and more texture.


From this panel I die cut the Cottage Flower Circle Frame and adhered it to the front of the top-fold notecard.


You can see in this closeup photo where I added the extra flower sprig to the inside right-hand side of the circle frame and used tiny pearls for the flower centers.

I repeated the inks and blending solution process to make another panel for cutting out the Sofia Butterfly.


I stamped "expect miracles" in the lower left corner after popping the butterfly on the upper left.  I rounded the bottom corners of the card and added a small white bow with a pearl in its center.  Done!  Another card ready for almost any occasion.


I wish photos could show more easily the shine on these die cut pieces.  The pearlized inks glisten on the alcohol ink cardstock and look almost like enamel.  I also love the way that two colors of ink blend to create more colors.  I can tell that I'm going to need a larger supply of alcohol ink cardstock for future projects!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Beautiful card. Love the dies. The bow makes it.

Very lovely art work here with these dies and inks - TFS

My favorite colors!! And the new dies are just gorgeous. Stunning card!

What a beautiful card and sentiment. Love how you used the inks.

Linda tarjeta.

Wow... this is gorgeous! Love the pretty dies and the colors!

Beautiful card. I love it. The colors are so pretty.

Pretty panel you created to die cut from.

Gorgeous palette on this dainty elegant card.

Beautiful card. The background prep really enchanced the beauty of the card. Thanks for sharing!

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I've been eye-balling those Pearlized Alcohol Inks here for awhile! LOL OH HOW I NEED THEM NOW! LOL Anne, you made this Sophia Butterfly & the Cottage Flower Circle SHINE! GORGEOUS!!! I "NEED" these dies too!!! LOL ;)<3

Wow! Love the circle floral frame, how gorgeous with the shining and colourful paper you made!! Love the butterfly too, great design!

Love the pearlized alcohol inks in the colors you used! So beautifully done.

The die cuts are just lovely using the Alcohol inks background!

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