5 posts categorized "alcohol ink"


Wed 17

Father's Day Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a Father's Day card featuring the Freshwater Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting dies.  Does anyone else have a collection of alcohol ink backgrounds that need using?  I did so I turned them into fish.  If not perfect project to practice some background. Check out the instructions below.



Look into your stash for 2 alcohol ink backgrounds that are at least A2 size.  The exact color doesn't matter.  Die cut a lighter one from the largest fish die from Freshwater Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting dies and then emboss using matching folder.   I added color using Distress Crayons Pocus Pocus, Bubbling Cauldron, and brushed Pewter.  Rub with your finger. Use a black gel pen on the eye.



Die cut the Jumbled Line Collage die from another, darker, alcohol background.  Save all the die cut pieces and adhere to a black panel 4"x5 1/4". 


Die cut DAD using the Wooden Alpha die set from White Woodgrain Paper.  Rub on Distress Brushed Pewter all over the letters.


Cut White Woodgrain Paper to A2 size.  Adhere the background and then the DAD to the bottom of the fish.  Adhere to a white A2 card base.








Mon 20

Two Cards With Alcohol Inks and New Dies
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with 2 cards featuring new dies from the last release plus some alcohol inks!

I love working with alcohol inks and then die cutting from the resulting panels.  You never know how they will turn out and so it's truly an experiment in color every time!  For my first card I use the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die set, all of them to create a shaped card.  

First I cut all of the layers at once from white and then next I took the largest die and cut it from a folded card base, but left the top edge of the die hanging over the top so it wouldn't cut through.  That created the shape card base and all I had to do was add the set of dies I first cut right on top of the card base.  Next, I cut the smaller die in the center from alcohol ink panel (that was splattered with white paint) and heat embossed the sentiment from the Joyful Moments stamp set right in the center with white embossing powder.  I also cut the Scribble Daisy from the same panel and left it all in one piece to add to my card.  Lastly I added gold jewels from the Christmas Fairy Jewels package.  Here's a closer look:


Here's a look at card #2:

To create my 2nd card I did the same things except I cut the set of Curved dies from black and white and pieced them together, same look, 2 colors.  And instead of using the flower I used the Plumed Gypsy Butterfly die.  This time I used the sentiment new die called "Hello Rush Script" and I added the same gold jewels.
Here's a closer look:

And here's one last look at both cards:



I hope you like my cards for today!  I enjoyed creating them and I hope I inspired you to pull out your alcohol inks and dies and make some pretty cards!!!





Thu 09

Cloud Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a thank you card feature in the Cloudy Sun Collage die and alcohol inks.  This is a quick and easy design if used to using alcohol inks.


Front Panel:

Start with Tim Holtz Alcohol Paper.  I added some dark and purple alcohol inks and then added blending solution.  Used the hand pump air blower to move the ink around. Then added some lighter blue to blue/green inks and added blending solution.  Moved the ink around with the air blower.  Then I added some silver mixative alcohol ink lightly around the center using the die cut as a guide.  I added blending solution and moved the ink with the air blower.  Let dry.  Die cut with the Cloudy Sun Collage die.  Add double sided foam tape to the back of the die cut panel.



Ink blend a gradient using Distress Oxide Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans, making sure to ink blend each color really well.



Trim the front panel and the background to 4 3/4" x 4".  Adhere one on top of each other and then adhere to a card of same size.  To make the card cut heavy white card stock to 4 3/4" x 8", score and fold at 4". Die cut the Tilted Thanks from black card stock 3 times and adhere together.  Adhere to the center of the background panel.  And some clear Fairy Jewels around the sentiment.  








Wed 08

Collage Die Encouragement Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello it's Angie here today with a encouragement card featuring the new stackable collage dies released in February.  My card features these collage dies:

94628 Distant Sun Collage
94627 Cloudy Moon Collage
94626 Cloudy Sun Collage
I inked the edges around the clouds and after putting them together added them to a piece of mirror card stock.
The sentiment is from Cl5276 Friends and Family stamp set and mirror paper for the mat is from the FP1103 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  I also used the new 94672 A2 Rectangle Frames dies to cut all the rectangles for my card.
The background night sky was made with alcohol inks, including some gold metallic alcohol ink.  The sentiment from the stamp set was heat embossed on the front panel of the card.  Here's a closer look:
Collage close
Memory Box has lots of Collage dies like these that are really fun to put together, but you can also use them separately which makes them very versatile.  
I hope you like my card for today!  Be sure to come back often to see all the inspiration on the blog from the team!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!





Sat 20

Boo to You by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this fun spooky Halloween card featuring some goodies that were just released from Memory Box!

Here's a closer look at my card:

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On my card for today, I am featuring the new:

"Ghosts in the Forest" 94622
"Boo Posh Script" word die 94587

I also used some:

JWL005 Christmas Fairy Jewels

Here's a close up look from the left side:

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The colorful background is Yupo paper with alcohol inks and blending solution. It's so much fun to create with because you never know how it is going to turn out and you can keep adding more and using a blower to move it around until you like what you have. That's exactly what I did.

I used some blues and greens and then added gold metallic accents at the end. Here's one more close up look at that background.

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First I cut the forest background die from white card.  It cuts the design out of the middle of your piece of card stock so after you cut it, you can use it to make whatever size card you'd like to.

I die cut all the "Ghosts in the Forest" dies from white and then cut the ghosts from black too so I could layer them. I used 2 black and one white for each ghost, just off-setting them a bit so the white part had a black outline. This way they show up better and have more definition with that crazy wild background I made! The word die was cut as follows:
Word outline/shadow die - cut 4 black and one white, offset a little for each layer
Thin word die -cut from a left over piece of the alcohol ink paper and stack on top

I matted the main panel on a slightly bigger black one and then onto an A2 size card. (4.25" by 5.5")
Lastly I added the matching gems on the card front and for the ghost's eyes.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today! I had so much fun creating it!
Be sure to stop by and check out all the brand new items released this month HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!