Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Sending Good Vibes blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s FANTASTIC!!!
I’ve already shared four cards using the new release here (with a giveaway! 😉 ) and today I’m sharing a trio of bright and colorful alcohol ink cards using the beautiful Hibiscus Frame die!
I thought a gorgeous tropical die like the hibiscus frame called for some bright tropical colors and one of the easiest ways to achieve a super vibrant look is with alcohol inks! Add a little gold foil and we’re good to go! 😉
To start I took a 9×12 piece of yupo and added alcohol inks in red pepper, flamingo, watermelon, wild plum across the page with a little blending solution. I forgot to press record when I started this project but you can find instructions for a similar alcohol ink blended background and foil accented card here! I also added botanical and limeade alcohol ink to one corner. I moved the ink around with a camera air puffer until it was almost dry and then pressed a sheet of rose gold foil over the panel. I used a brayer to press the foil into the paper and then peeled it off. The foil sticks to the wet alcohol ink with no additional adhesive needed! Look at this shine!!
For my first card I die-cut the Hibiscus Frame die from the main alcohol ink panel and reserved the negatives. I die-cut the leaves of the Hibiscus Frame die from part of the green section. I also cut the same die from a piece of white cardstock. I laid the white die-cut outline guide over a white cardbase and used liquid adhesive to carefully inlay each negative pieces of the alcohol inked hibiscus. Once all the pieces were in I carefully removed the white outline guide and then placed a stack of clean acrylic blocks over the alcohol ink design while it dried.
While it was drying I die-cut the center of the flower and the sentiment with gold glitter paper. After it was totally dry I used foam mounting tape to adhere the flower center and liquid adhesive for the sentiment! The glitter paper perfectly matches the foil!
My second card uses the leftover alcohol ink die-cut outline to create a shaker card! I adhered a piece of acetate behind the alcohol inked hibiscus, added a double layer of foam mounting tape and filled it liberally with rose gold, red, yellow, orange, iridescent clear sequins, and clear confetti before sealing it up with a panel of red glitter paper.
I adhered the shaker to a black cardstock panel. Next I die-cut the Good Vibes sentiment and the flower center from black and gold glitter cardstock and adhered them to the card. I used regular adhesive for the flower center and foam mounting tape for the sentiment.
My last card might be my very favorite! I die-cut the Hibiscus Frame twice from my alcohol inked background and reserved the negatives. Then I die-cut the frame offset twice from a panel of black cardstock. I liberally applied adhesive to a white cardbase and then adhered the black cardstock panel over it. Then I carefully inlaid each alcohol inked piece into the frame openings to complete the flower. Then I die-cut the frame twice from gold glitter paper and once from the green alcohol inked section, inlaid those pieces, and then trimmed off the excess.
Next I die-cut the sentiment from Everett Solid Letters once using gold glitter paper and three times using black cardstock. I adhered them together to create a thicker embellishment and then adhered it to the card. Finally I added a few nuvo drops to finish the card! Definitely puts me in the mood for a tropical vacation! 😉 What about you?
Check out the Good Vibes gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more crafty inspiration! And we have a special gift for all of our blog hoppers this weekend!! Use the code PUFFY on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your gift!
To celebrate the Good Vibes release EVERY stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! To enter, leave a comment on all the hop stops before 11:59PM ET Sunday, June 24th, 2018! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Amanda!! If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Jennifer McGuire
- Kristina Werner
- Cathy Zielske
- Nichol Spohr
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
- Amanda Korotkova
- Suzy Plantamura
- Kathy Racoosin
- Anna Kossakovskaya
- Bibi Cameron
- Elena Salo
- Heather Hoffman
- Gayatri Murali
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fantastic day, and enjoy the hop!
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Mona Tóth says
I love your card so much Jessica! <3 I need to try these alcohol inks!
susie sonnier says
WOW! Just beautiful
Kathleen Caffey says
Love the gold on the flowers.
Tara Prince says
Amazing cards! I love the colors!!
Love those alcohol ink background, they’re perfect for these flowers!
So bold! I LOVE all of these cards.
Gale Thompson says
Stunning as usual Jessica! That’s my favorite die from release!
Natalie Winterstein says
Oh my goodness, your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing!
Krystal Showalter says
Wow! Your cards are so stunning and unique. I am loving the cards you have done so far and can’t wait to see the next.
Karen Wall says
Beautiful cards. Love what you did with the alcohol inks!!
Trina P. says
A trio of gorgeous cards! Love the vibrancy! I need to get into AIs. The third card is my favourite, too.
Sharon O says
Beautiful cards to showcase this gorgeous release!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow these card are stunning – the gold and reds are a fantastic combo:)
Mary G says
Love the use of alcohol inks! Great cards.
Lovely! Die cuts are just so perfect for the alcohol blended backgrounds you make. Fab!
You’ve captured the vibe so beautifully. Love, love, love the bright colours!
Teresa Doyle says
Oh Jessica, this IS a fantastic release and YES, your cards definitely put me in the mood to go somewhere tropical. I love this Hibiscus die and your cards look amazing with the alcohol background. It really shows off the Hibiscus die cut! ♥ them!
kathleen dumpert says
I love the alcohol ink used on your cards, it makes me want to buy some again!
Debbie Rumpza says
Wow! Gorgeous cards, Jessica! I love the bold shaker card.
Beautiful cards love the alcohol ink look!
Daria Zender says
Jessica, these cards are just gorgeous! I really love the white one.
Steffi H. says
Red and Black is such a vibrant color combo. Beautiful cards.
Kelly B says
Love the vibrant colors you chose!
Lisa Wright says
Love the alcohol inks with these SSS dies – Great card and video