Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol ink Pearls’

Celebrations

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Celebrate is the keyword for the Random Act of Cardness events that was to be yesterday. But, life happens and internet happens, so we have “Celebrate” today.

I kept with the current month’s theme “For the Boys” for my card, again using the “Mechanics” embossing folder by Tim Holtz. This time I used alcohol inks and Ranger Archival inks to do my card. The details in this embossing folder make these techniques so easy for anyone to accomplish.

To start I am using glossy cardstock, along with Neenah cardstock for the inside and Gina K. Design for my cardbase. As the paper is glossy card I spritzed the back of the card before running it through my Gemini Jr. to ensure a good impression. And, I ran it through three (3) times.

I used three alcohol pearl inks, being Sublime and Tranquil, along with the Silver Mixative. Using my ink blending tool with felt I applied the ink to the felt, then transferred to the cardstock until I was happy with the appearance.

Once dry I added Ranger Archival ink in Cobalt and Black Soot to highlight details of the folder.

When dry I attached the panel to my card base using foam tape, which I find works best with these kind of embossing folders. If not using foam tape I would suggest using Scorpal tape.

I then die cut the “celebrate” from the blue mirror card and two (2) cut with Neenah card, gluing them together to stack. The white pieces I coloured with Copic markers so I would not have any “white”.

I also cut a piece from vellum for the shadow, which I glued to the card front using vellum tape, then attached the word “celebrate” using Nuvo adhesive.

For the inside I inked the embossing folder with distress ink, then spritzed and put down a piece of cardstock, rubbing the card to ensure a good transfer. It makes for an nice finish to the card.

Thank you for joining me today. Following are Affiliate links for the products I have used for this technique, at no extra expense to you.

Add Some Sparkle To Your Day!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Hello, my crafty friend! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. I hope that today finds you & your loved ones doing well, and staying healthy. Life in these days is rather unusual, but it’s important to ALL of us that we all maintain our social distancing, don’t hoard supplies, and stay healthy! If you see anyone not doing the right thing, just gently remind them that it’s not just for them -but also for whoever else they come in contact with. That could be strangers, or their own loved ones. Okay – enough of the public health PSA for now – let’s get on to adding some sparkle to your day! We can all use it, for sure.

As a design team member, I just received a wonderful box of new products from Scrap ‘N Stamp. It arrived just before the weekend – perfect timing! So I decided to use some of the new products, to share with you.

SPARKLE WITH SUGAR CRYSTAL GLIMMER PAPER

This is the first time I’ve used this Tonic glitter paper – and I’m IN LOVE! It’s beautiful to use, and it doesn’t shed! Not when being, or during the making of my project. I’m sold on it, for sure! This is the gorgeous Sugar Crystal colour.

Add Some Sparkle To Your Day!

Believe it or not, it’s even more sparkly in real life!

FLOWER DETAILS

There’s no stamp involved in the flowers – these are made with Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls, directly on the glimmer paper! You can see that the ink changes colour a bit, when it contacts with the paper. By adding layers of ink, you can achieve 2 colours, with just one ink. I used the Pearls in Villainous (purple) and Enchanted (pink).

Start with your panel of glimmer paper. Have your alcohol pearl open & ready to use, along with either a straw, the new Ranger Alcohol Ink Air Blower, or canned air. Start with one drop of alcohol pearl ink onto the glimmer paper. Next, blow the ink from the bottom of the drop upwards, to create the petal shape.  Repeat adding one ink drop at a time, and blowing it upwards and to the left and right, to create a flower shape.  You’ll see that the petals on the bottom are lighter, and the 2nd layer of petals is darker.  Create your flowers using both the Villainous and Enchanted pearl inks, randomly on your panel.  Once the flowers shape is done, you can add in detail to the petals, with a white gel pen.

Next, create the stem & part of the flower where the stem joins the petals. To do this, use the Ranger Pitch Black ink and a small Ranger alcohol ink brush. Put a drop of the Pitch Black ink at the bottom of the flower, and spread it out using the brush. Use the brush to flick the ink upwards, into the petals, to create the bottom of the flower.  For the stem, place a few drops of the Pitch Black ink onto a slick surface, or in an ink palette. Pick up the ink with the brush, and draw the stem downward, from the bottom of the flower. The most amazing part of this – that the Pitch Black ink actually looks green, on this glimmer paper! I found that out totally by accident, when I was practicing on a scrap piece!

SENTIMENT DETAILS

Use the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases dies, and some dark pink cardstock. Die cut the sentiment twice, and glue them on top of each other. Another new product I used for this project is the Ranger Letter It Embossing Powders. Another win! I love embossing powders for their dimension & shine, but hate that gritty mess they leave! Guess what?! This embossing powder is SOFT!! Seriously – no grit left on my work surface! I used the beautiful Wisteria colour – take a look at this close up of the colour & shine of this powder.

Add Some Sparkle To Your Day!

So pretty! It looks like molten lava, if lava were a wisteria colour! Stamp the sentiment from the MFT Well, Hello stamp set in Versamark. Cover it with the Wisteria Letter It embossing powder, and set with a  heat tool. When done, layer the sentiments onto the inked panel.  Create a card base of dark purple, and add a strip of the dark pink cardstock on the left hand side. Attach your card front, with foam tape.

SUPPLIES

I hope today’s project has inspired you to get outside your ‘stamping’ comfort zone, and experiment with the Ranger alcohol inks! Pearls or regular, they are a lot of fun to use, and come in gorgeous colours that match the Ranger inks. To see more projects made with them, just type ‘alcohol inks’ in to the search feature on the blog.

All  supplies can  be ordered through the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store. The great news is that the store is STILL OPEN, and operating safely within the recommended guidelines. So order away!  Right now there’s a huge Clearance Sale on, or you can shop new arrivals & regular products and get a 10% Discount using my Discount Code 10DEB at checkout.

Add Some Sparkle To Your Day!