Posts Tagged ‘alcohol ink’

Asian Lawn Fawn Card

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Hi Peeps! Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a new alcohol ink technique for you!


Die cut a stitched rectangle out of Yupo Paper. Add an alcohol ink rainbow and let dry. Dry emboss with an Darice Embossing Folder. Sand raised areas for added dimension and interest. Adhere to an A2 card front.

Stamp out Lawn Fawn images. Colour Lawn Fawn unicorn from the Say What? Christmas Critters stamp set with an alcohol based marker. Stamp pink bubble heart with Hero Arts Bubblegum Pink Ink.

Die cut stars and hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Say What Gift Tags also die cut a Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner and stamp the word “smile” on the banner end from Lawn Fawn’s Year Three stamp set.

Assemble card as shown popping up the sentiment and critters with foam tape.

Please note that this alcohol ink panel was a complete failure until I embossed and sanded it… keep those “failures” they may be anything but.

Tuesday with Tara {take 196}

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card has a slight flash back vibe… it’s a similar design to the cards I made for our ‘Background Check’ blog hop and a similar background to the one I shared a couple Tuesdays ago, featuring new Alcohol Pearl Inks!

Once again, I’ve used the giant Glorious Garden stamp by Tim Holtz, this time I stamped it over a colorful alcohol ink background.  I worked with the new Alcohol Pearl Ink Kit 4 and grabbed some coordinating colors (Stream, Aqua, Pebble & Rust) of regular Alcohol Inks from my stash. This background was done with a felt applicator tool and some simple dabbing of the colors to create a mottled background on Alcohol Ink Glossy Paper.  It’s very basic, and a bit dark so I was worried the image may not stand out as bold as I wanted it to.  I stamped with Black Archival Ink because I knew I’d get great results on the glossy background.  My sentiment was pre-printed, just trimmed to size (I made a bunch of these years ago and had assorted sentiments printed onto kraft business cards) and inked a bit on the edges.  I finished off the card with a bit of shimmer… some Nuvo Glitter drops in Aquatic Mist.  This card came together really quick, especially since I’d created the background on a previous day and it was just waiting to be completed!

That’s a lot of the fun of creating backgrounds, like we are challenging you to do this month!  You may not always finish them, but they make things quick & easy when you are have a project to complete!  Hope to see your projects on facebook through the month of April!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 194}

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’ve got another simple, fun card for you that features a punny little rabbit from Tim Holtz’s Funny Farm stamp set & a background created with the new Alcohol Pearl Inks!  I actually picked this set of inks to work with the Funny Farm stamps, thinking they were nice neutral colors for an earthy sort of background to go with the farm animals… and then I paired my background with a blue bunny. LOL. So much for neutral & earthy!  I stamped the bunny on a strip of cream card stock and decided to add some blue media marks as a border along the edges with Forget Me Not Archival Ink… I reached for a brown pencil and grabbed blue instead and I think he’s pretty cute!  I kept thinking about the Velveteen Rabbit for some reason, though I’m pretty sure he was grey, right?

I wanted to show off as much of my background as possible, so layering the stamped image on a strip of burlap and adding a bit of Nuvo glitter is as fancy as I got.  For the background, however, I worked with the new Alcohol Pearl Ink Kit 4 and grabbed some coordinating colors (Stream, Aqua, Pebble & Rust) of regular Alcohol Inks from my stash (if yours look nothing like this it’s because I’ve had these for YEARS. As long as your bottles are sealed, they will last you a very long time!). Together with Blending Solution, I was ready to play!

I made a few different backgrounds with this mix of colors… this one was created by dripping the inks onto Alcohol Ink Glossy Paper and holding the paper vertically to let the color drip down the page.  I added some larger spots and a mix of both types of ink and some blending solution and just kept adding and dripping until I was pleased with it.  It’s really fun to watch the pearls drip- they shimmer so nicely!  Here’s a look at my full background before I finished the card.

And here’s an angled look at the finished card, to show you how the pearls shimmer…

So pretty, right? They look just as fab with other inking techniques as well… I’ll share some in a future post!

Hope you have a ‘hoppy day’ and maybe find a minute or two to play along with us on the Challenge Page before the month is through!

Inky hugs,