alcohol ink, Simon Says Stamp, Thinking of you

Double The Fun

Hello everyone and welcome back! Today, I have 2 cards for you. They were made with the extra pieces from the other so there is no waste. Awesome right?! I love when this happens….it makes me feel so accomplished! Photo_1551633100922

I started by taking a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch of Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Yupo Paper and using alcohol inks in the colors: Eggplant, Amethyst, Flamingo, Stream and Patina. In all honesty, I use the blending solution and a straw to blow the ink around…and just hope for the best! It’s a lot of fun to see what the inks do. While the panel was still somewhat sticky, I pressed some foil (for this I used Minc Holographic) onto it and it sticks wonderfully. It really gives a great effect and texture to the panel.

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I took this panel that had been drying for a couple days and used my stamp platform, Alcohol Lift Ink and “Hello Lovely” from Concord & 9th to stamp the panel. The extra ink that comes off was stamped onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock. I dabbed of the ink panel and gently buffed the extra ink off. For me, I get the best results with the Lift Ink after the panel has been drying for a little bit. I seem not to get results I like if I do it right away.

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The Hello sentiment was cut from some white cardstock, light purple cardstock and purple fun foam I had in my stash. These dies were from the Concord & 9th “Everyday Circles”. They were part of their “Last Chance” category and are unfortunately not available any longer. I added some Aqua Shimmer Pen to the insides of the letters for some  glittery goodness. I did trim the panel about 1/4 inch from 2 sides to give a nice white boarder. Everything was adhered with liquid glue to a heavy weight white top folding A2 card base.

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For this card, I basically took all the extra’s from the previous card and adhered them onto the front panel. The background images were from the alcohol lift ink. The strips of colored yupo paper are from trimming the panel down and the sentiment was the extras from the die cut. I again added the shimmer pen to the “Hello” and circle. I also added some matching gems from my stash for some interest. The finished panel was added to a heavy weight white A2 top folding card base and the corners were rounded for a softer look.

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These colors just give me big heart emoji eyes. They are probably my most favorite color combination.

If you are having trouble with the Alcohol lift ink, I highly recommend waiting a few days for the panel to dry more and see if that gives you the results you like. It works for me so I hope that it will work for you too!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Stay crafty!

 

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