Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Alcohol Ink Background with Stampin' Blends

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This card was so much fun to make and I feel really accomplished for figuring out how to create gorgeous backgrounds like this one.  😉  To be fair, I watched a few YouTube videos while learning this.  My favorite was this one by Michele Jutrisa.

Blackberry Bliss Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/5", score at 4-1/4"
Gold Foil Sheet ~ 5-1/4" x 4"
Vellum Cardstock ~ 5-1/8" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock ~ 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" and 5-1/4" x 4" (inside)

  • Start by adding a little scribble of ink to the Vellum with a Stampin' Blend. (I alternated between Dark Night of Navy and Dark Blackberry Bliss). 
  • Use a paintbrush to dab a bit of 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to the ink, then blow it around with a straw, Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower, or a camera air blower (which is what I used)
  • Repeat the first two steps until you have the amount of color you would like on your background
  • Stamp the flower on the Vellum using Versamark ink, cover it with Gold Embossing Powder then set with the Heat Tool.
  • Repeat the previous steps to add the sentiment to the bottom corner of the Vellum.
  • Attach the Vellum to the Basic White CS using Stampin' Seal +
  • Use your favorite adhesive to attach the Basic White CS to the Gold Foil Sheet.
  • Attach the Gold Foil Sheet to the Card Base
  • For the inside, I added the 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White CS for a nice surface to write a message. 

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Please contact me if you have any questions, for a catalog (if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and live in the USA), or to Join!  You can also click the link at the top of my blog to sign up for my newsletter.

Click on the picture below to watch my YouTube Video showing you how to make this card.

Happy Stamping! 

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