Okay, so I PROMISE that I do own other stamp sets from Lil’ Inker Designs…really, I do! But I simply adore this Inky Flowers stamp set! You can see my previous posts using it here and here. I (pinky) promise my next Lil’ Inker Designs post will use one of their other fabulous stamp sets! 😉
So I was cleaning my craft room recently and found my alcohol inks in the back of a drawer. I’ve only ever used them as background coloring mediums and never really tried to “paint” with them; but I saw a beautiful card by the incredibly talented TaeEun and decided to give it a try! My attempt is definitely a little messier and more imperfect but I think it suits the stamp set really well!
I’ve also been swatching my embossing powders recently and fell in love with this metallic platinum powder that melts to a beautiful champagne gold! I started by stamping the flowers in a random pattern across a piece of yupo watercolor paper with versamark and then heat-embossed them with metallic platinum embossing powder. The yupo paper tends to warp a bit more than regular cardstock so I adhere it to a piece of white cardstock before I emboss which helps keep it smooth. Next I squeezed drops of Purple Twilight, Mermaid, and Sailboat Blue alcohol ink into some of the petals and tilted the panel to move the ink around. I let it be a little messy and didn’t worry if the ink ran outside of the embossed lines. I also added a few drops of blending solution to lighten the color in a few areas and then set it aside to dry overnight. Once it was totally dry I splattered on more alcohol ink letting it dry between each color so the colors wouldn’t blend. I love the vibrancy of the alcohol inks!!
Next I die-cut the Boxed Up So Happy For You die from white cardstock and then pressed my versamark pad all over the die before heat-embossing it with metallic platinum embossing powder. Originally I was going to use a liquid adhesive to adhere the die to my card front but then decided to use something a little stronger. I applied stick-it to both sides of a piece of white cardstock and then ran the Boxed Up So Happy For You die through my Big Shot. I removed the backing from the top of the die and adhered it to the back of the embossed die. Finally I removed the backing from the other side of the die and adhered it to the card panel for a nice, secure fit.
I forget how much fun my alcohol inks are (though it did take awhile to remove a few splatters from my cheeks) and I’ll definitely have to pull them out again soon! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic Friday!
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Great card, love it!
Karen B. says
Messes are.good! Beautiful card.
KT Fit Kitty says
Lou Wittmer says
Wow! Totally loving this!
This card is beautiful. I’m glad you found your inks and played with them again.
Melissa Friedrich says
Beautiful card, love the vibrant colors and the platinum embossing color!
Kelly Szafron says
Beautiful card thank you for sharing how you made it.
Ericka Strange says
Gorgeous card and I love the colors. Definitely have to play with my alcohol inks this is so pretty!
I. for one. am certainly glad you found those alcohol inks and the amazing platinum powder. The card is breath-taking…and the colors…swooooon. Thanks for the tip about backing the Yupo with cardstock…it makes so much sense, I wonder why I didn’t think of it.
Hi Jess, very pretty! I love this effect, I guess I’m going to have to invest in some alcohol inks, lol. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Celeste Goff says
What a gorgeous card jess!
Jean Marmo says
So very pretty!
Amy Cooley says
Love it….it’s definitely a beautiful set!
Great card! I love the technique and the colors!
Michelle Daigle says
I really love this card. It’s awesome!