Hello! I’m excited to join Michelle Lupton in her Challenge Me a Christmas Card series! You can find more about the series over at her blog but the general gist is that she asked friends to join her in creating holiday cards with a shared theme! Today’s theme is one that is particularly special to me, and that’s alcohol inks with foil! 🙂 Here’s what I created:
I’m new to using copic marker refills for alcohol ink techniques but I’m quickly falling in love! There are just SO many more colors and shades to use! For this card I used BV00, BV04, and BV08! I started by squirting a little copic colorless blender onto a piece of yupo paper. Then I started with my lightest shade, added a little to the paper and then used an air puffer to blend it out. While it was still wet I added the next color and then colorless blender as needed for a smooth blend. I deliberately piled on the ink to create some thicker, tackier areas and while the ink was just slightly wet I pressed silver foil onto the panel. Everywhere the ink was wet, the foil stuck! No laminator needed! 😉 You can see a video on that process here.
While the panel finished drying I die-cut the Merry and Bright from Concord & 9th with silver glitter cardstock and three times from white cardstock. I layered them together with liquid adhesive to create a thick chipboard-like sentiment. Once the alcohol ink panel was totally dry I die-cut it with the same sentiment and reserved all the pieces. Then I applied tape adhesive all over a white card base and adhered the entire alcohol inked panel to it. I die-cut the sentiment once more with regular printer paper and placed it in the negative space on the panel. Then I inlaid all the inner bits (like the space in the e and b) using the printer paper as my guide. Next I applied liquid adhesive to the back of the thick sentiment embellishment and adhered it over the printer paper. Finally I applied liquid adhesive to the back of the alcohol ink sentiment and adhered it over the silver glitter cardstock at a slight angle so that the silver would peek through.
It doesn’t show as well in photos but in person the sentiment is very visible with the dimension from the white cardstock layers and the placement of the silver glitter cardstock. And the little hints of silver foil really make the card sparkle!
Head over to see what Michelle created and make sure to check out the rest of her series! 🙂 And thanks Michelle for inviting me to join you!! Thanks so much for visiting and have an amazing day!
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