Alcohol Ink, Altenew, Florals, Gina Marie Designs, Handwritten Sentiments, Label Love, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Thank You, Tim Holtz, Wild Hibiscus

Drunken Flowers!

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I’m sharing more alcohol ink prints which I made into cards!  I seem to have a knack for creating colorful, splashy florals!  To achieve the petal formations, I used my new Masters air compressor!  What a difference it makes in moving the ink!  On the back of a 4×6 inch piece of Kirkland photo paper I place a drop of ink down, then add a drop of 91% alcohol and hit it with a shot of air.  I keep doing this repeatedly, using different colors and directing the air as I go and turning the paper.  Layers and layers go into this process with beautiful results.  For this card I cut the panel down with Gina Marie Designs Rectangle dies, then adhered it to a panel of white.  I cut a strip of black and white patterned paper and placed it behind the panel, then mounted it onto a black card base.  Finally, I stamped out the sentiment on a scrap of paper, glued on the little jewels and attached it to the top of the card.  I kinda love it!  🙂  
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This print looks almost 3D, doesn’t it?!  I trimmed it down to a square and attached it to a white card base upon which I’d stamped out one of the images from Altenew’s Wild Hibiscus set.  The sentiment is from Altenew’s Label Love set, heat-embossed with black and mounted on a strip of double-stick foam tape.  
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This is the other half of the print above, mounted on a piece of aqua card stock and then to a piece of chevron patterned paper.  The base card is shimmery aqua card stock which I purchased at A.C. Moore.  I stamped out the sentiment from Wplus9’s Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink and attached it to the card.  
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I’m really enjoying looking at these as I write this post!  The card above was quick and easy to make!  I trimmed down the 4×6 print to fit my card, mounted it to a layer of white card stock, then added a strip of black and white patterned paper along the side.  I then attached it to my white card base.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Handwritten Sentiments and I heat-embossed it in white directly onto the inked panel.  It’s important to be very careful not to melt or distort the print with the heat!  
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This final card was a quick one!  I cut the print into three graduated sizes, adhered the sections to a layer of white card stock, then mounted it onto another layer of white, and finally, onto the purple base card.  I had stamped a floral image using Versamark onto the base but very little of it shows.  An old Stampin Up sentiment completes my card!  
Alcohol Ink, Altenew, Florals, Gina Marie Designs, Label Love, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Stampin Up, Stitched Oval Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tim Holtz

Alcohol Ink Happiness!

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It was about a month ago that I invested in some Ranger and Pinata Alcohol Inks , and began a fun, albeit sometimes frustrating journey!  The inks are so changeable, so fluid, so fascinating and they become something astonishing!  This is one of my earlier prints, made by blowing the ink and 91% alcohol with a straw to form the petals!  The yellow and purple are opposites on the color wheel so really POP together, don’t you think?  My card base is embossed with a folder by Stampin Up called Petal Burst and the sentiment is from their retired set called So In Love.  Pretty purple jewels accent the sentiment.  

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When I sit down to play with my alcohol inks, I’m ALWAYS surprised by what happens!  This print was a VERY happy surprise!  I think I created it by blowing the ink and alcohol with a straw; so many prints, so much time…one forgets!  😀  Anyway, I love the added Ranger Mixative Gold which just goes where it wants to!  I die-cut the print with my Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die, mounted the panel onto a piece of gold metallic paper then onto the black card base.  
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My sentiment is heat-embossed in black using Altenew’s Label Love stamp set.  I mounted it on a piece of double-stick foam tape for a little dimension.  
Altenew, Beautiful Day, Birthday, Florals, Kuretake, Label Love

Altenew Beautiful Day CASE’d Card

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I stumbled across a different version of this card using Altenew’s  Beautiful Day on Flickr (created by pearlyg8s2) and was blown away by the incredible detail in her coloring!  I just HAD to copy it!  Her card was done in  reds, greens and golds but I chose to use blues in mine.  I pretty much completely CASE’d by positioning the peony and leaf images almost exactly as she did, and then, with her card on my phone as a prompt, I copied the details of her coloring, petal by petal, leaf by leaf.  This was such a great learning experience for me, as I used my Zig Clean Color Brush markers‘s in ways I never had before.  
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers were fabulous for the depth and richness of coloring these images; after completing the blossoms and leaves, I then added the shadows around the outer edges with the markers as well, smudging it a bit with my finger to soften it.  I adhered the panel to a white base card, then spattered a little brown ink and white craft paint and attached a few sequins.
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To finish my card, I heat-embossed in black the sentiment from Altenew’s Label Love set and lifted it up a little with some double-stick foam tape behind it.  This may be one of my all-time favorite cards I’ve ever made and am so grateful to “pearlyg8s2” for the inspiration!