Creating an Alcohol Ink Background | Simon's March Card Kit

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card featuring the stamp set in Simon Says Stamp’s latest card kit!

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First I created a background using alcohol inks. I used some Yupo paper and added inks in the colors Purple Twilight, Wild Plum, Sunset Orange, and Sunshine Yellow. I used some 91% Isopropyl Alcohol in order to get the inks really moving and a straw to blow the color around. Once the ink was mostly dry I placed a piece of gold Deco Foil on top and pressed it down to leave behind some gold on the sticky areas.

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I cut down my alcohol ink panel and placed it in my Misti. I arranged some of the stamps from the Amazing stamp sent on the panel and then stamped them with Alcohol-Lift Ink. I then used a dry cloth to wipe the panel which really brings out that stamping.

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For the sentiment I picked one of the stamps from the set and stamped it with Versamark ink onto a piece of vellum. I embossed it with Gilded embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. I then folded one end of the sentiment over the top of the alcohol ink panel and glued it to the back. I also added some tiny dots of liquid adhesive behind all the letters to glue the sentiment to the front of the panel.

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I popped my panel up onto an A2 size card base with foam tape. I added a mix of sequins from the Heaven Sent sequin mix from Lucy’s Cards. I glued the sequins down with Gina K Designs Connect Glue and then my card was finished.


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Shining, Shimmering, Splendid Blog Hop | Brutus Monroe

Hello my friends! It’s Wednesday, which means another Brutus Monroe blog hop! Today’s theme is “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” so we are bringing on all the sparkle!

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I decided to keep my card design monochromatic. I used one of the Brutus Monroe toner sheets and foiled it with Pewter Deco Foil using my laminator. Next I used a circle die to cut a circle from that panel. I added a piece of acetate to the back to make my shaker window.

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I added foam tape around the window to create my shaker area. I filled it with black and pewter colored sequins. I used a black piece of cardstock for the backing on the shaker. I adhered the shaker panel onto a panel of black Glitterstock and then glued that to an A2 card base.

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For the sentiment I stamped the “You’re Awesome” from the Super Sentimental stamp set and embossed it with Sterling embossing powder. I cut it out with a small circle die and adhered it to the middle of the shaker window.

Thank you for stopping by with me for the hop! If you are interested in creating a project similar to this check out the links below. To continue hopping along you can follow these links:

MARIE

DANIEL

LAUREN

JESS

BERINA

ASHLEY

LUISANA


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Cactus Stickers and Gold Foil - Simon's July Card Kit

For today's card I really wanted to challenge myself to use the stickers in the Simon Says Stamp July card kit. I am not really a big fan of using stickers on my cards, but I wanted to try stepping out of my comfort zone a bit.

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Before getting to the stickers I created a watercolor background. I used a ruler to draw some guide lines on a piece of Canson watercolor paper. The lines formed a diamond pattern and I used the watercolor paint to fill in the diamonds. I used color numbers 34, 36, and 37. I tried to have the diamonds gradients up the page, starting darker and then getting lighter. To do this I started with very little water on my brush keeping the paint very pigmented and then slowly added more water as I moved along. In the end it ended up being a very subtle gradient, I probably should have added more water at the end to get a lighter color or have started light and built up to dark.

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I used my Deco Foil adhesive pen to free hand draw some lines in-between the diamonds and then added foil to them. I also die cut a circle using the Hero Arts nesting circle dies and added foil dash lines around the edge of that with my adhesive pen. In order to transfer the foil to the glue I used my bone folder to really push the foil into the adhesive.

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The stickers that I used are transparent stickers, but that wasn't the look I wanted for this card. So I stuck all the stickers that I chose on a piece of white card stock and cut them out with scissors. I arranged them on the circle that I cut and glued them down with Tombow glue and foam tape.

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The sentiment that I chose is the stamp from the stamp set in the July kit that says "stuck on you." I heat embossed it in a gold embossing powder and then carefully cut around the letters. I glued the sentiment to the bottom of the cactus arrangement and then adhered that whole thing to my watercolor background with foam tape. For the card base I used white card stock and a glued a piece of light gray card stock to that. I then popped up my watercolor panel on the card base. To finish up the card I went around the watercolor background's border with my white gel pen doing some dashed lines and I also added a mix of sequins.

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Shaker Birthday Card - Simon's July Card Kit

For today's card I used the Simon Say's Stamp July 2018 card kit to create this really fun birthday shaker card.

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I don't often use patterned paper in my card designs but for this card I decided to use one of the sheets in the kit. When I saw this blue water-like pattern I had this idea to try and add silver foil to it. I thought the silver would look really good with the blues. In order to add the foil I used a deco foil adhesive pen and drew lines on the paper where I wanted foil to go. I let the glue dry for about 30 seconds and then put the foil on the paper. I made sure to press down really well on the foil to transfer it to the paper. When I pulled the foil up it stuck to the paper where I had drawn the lines.

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To create the shaker window I used my Hero Arts nesting circle dies and cut out a ring of white card stock. I also cut a circle of acetate. I glued the acetate to the ring using my ATG gun. I picked out a mis of blue and clear sequins to go inside my shaker. I made sure to pick enough to fill the shaker up quite full. For the sentiment I chose a stamp from the set that came in the card kit. It says "fishing you a happy birthday." I heat embossed it in white on the acetate of my shaker window. I was very careful not to warp the acetate by letting my heat tool heat up for a while before using it, and also only putting it directly to the acetate for short amounts of time. I then used a double layer of foam tape to adhere my shaker window to the piece of patterned and foiled paper.

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Next I took the image of the little fish from the stamp set and stamped it three times on some Bristol Smooth paper. I colored each of the little fishies in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. I can't say what colors I used because I own one of the older sets of 48 Arteza markers which are not labeled with the colors names. In the future I am happy to say that I will be able to give color names because I just ordered a new set of 96 Arteza Real Brush Pens! So many colors, I am so excited!!
For the finishing touches on this card I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush on the three fish and I added some clear sequins with my Tombow glue. I added small dots of glossy accents to the center of each sequin and all around the ring of the shaker. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights to each of the fish.Next I took the image of the little fish from the stamp set and stamped it three times on some Bristol Smooth paper. I colored each of the little fishies in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. I can't say what colors I used because I own one of the older sets of 48 Arteza markers which are not labeled with the colors names. In the future I am happy to say that I will be able to give color names because I just ordered a new set of 96 Arteza Real Brush Pens! So many colors, I am so excited!!
For the finishing touches on this card I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush on the three fish and I added some clear sequins with my Tombow glue. I added small dots of glossy accents to the center of each sequin and all around the ring of the shaker. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights to each of the fish.

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Alcohol Ink Day 5 - Adding Foil

Today is the last day of my alcohol ink series. For this video I focus on how to add foil to alcohol ink backgrounds.

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I started out by creating my two alcohol backgrounds. I used rainbow colors for the first one and cool colors for the second one. I laid down a ton of ink on the yupo paper and a lot of alcohol blending solutions. I used a straw to blow on the ink to get it moving around.

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Once the ink had dried for about 2 minutes I pressed my foil down on the paper. I used the flat side of my bone folder to really press the foil down. Alcohol ink dries with a lot of sticky areas, and the way this technique works is that the foil sticks to those areas. So when I pull the foil off I get this gorgeous background with the foil spread out throughout the color.

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For these first card I used a pewter color foil.

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I colored a bunch of flowers to use on all of my cards.

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I went over all of the flowers with Wink of Stella and glossy accents.

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For the next two cards I used a gold foil.

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 I really love the sentiments in the stamp set that I used.

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I absolutely love this technique! I was so pleased with the way my background came out!

Check out how these cards were made in this video:

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