Hello hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by. Today I will be sharing how I made this beautiful card using alcohol inks and Simon’s die cut. I’ve always felt I can do better with alcohol inks, so this tutorial get’s me on step closer. So lets get started.
Choosing the right paper is obviously a must, so I grabbed some White Yupo cardstock and put it on top of my craft mat. Doing this will minimize the mess you might have when creating your pattern. Selecting the right colors will definitely be a preference, so you can use the ones I’ve used or select colors you prefer. The colors I chose were Deception, Enchanted in the pearls and gumball. For the leaves, I used Botanical and Sublime pearls.
There are so many ways to apply your ink to your cardstock so just start applying. Once you add your color, you can add some Blending Solution to get the ink moving. Grab your air blower or straw and start moving your ink around. This part is completely all able feeling. There is no right or wrong way. I created my design to reflect what a rose might look like. I did the same thing when I created the colors for the leaves.
Once your design dries, you can run the shadow part of the rose die through your die cutting machine. (same for the leaves) I used some Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock because its sturdy and in my opinion it is easier to stack. So I ran both the rose and leaves through my machine approx 4 times so that my rose and leaves will have dimension. I stacked each cut out using some Gina K Connect glue.
Time to assemble your card. Make sure the card panel is trimmed down to reveal a nice border. Add some foam adhesive tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to an A2 size card base. I used some Gina K Connect glue to adhere the rose and leaves to the panel. The SSS Fog cardstock was calling me so I used it for the card base. Embellishments to my cards can be my “signature” so I added some and that completes my project.
That’s it! Pretty simple, right?!? You want to know where I got all of my fun crafty goodies? . At no extra charge to you I’ve included a list below for your convenience. All you have to do is click on images and go shopping. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative and make something. I hope to see you next time. If you want more alcohol ink techniques and ideas, check out this card I made a few months back. You can also see how Jennifer McGuire does her alcohol inks in her youtube videos.