Hello stamping friend! Today I have for you some quick and easy alcohol ink cards. They were such fun to make, I couldn’t stop at one; I have three to share! These are the perfect kind of cards to make a bunch at a time, and have on hand for those ‘oh no, I forgot!’ moments.
ALCOHOL INK CARDS
I use Yupo medium for my inking surface, because I like how easily the ink moves on it. If you don’t have Yupo on hand, photo paper works well too. You may just have to add a bit more Alcohol Blending Solution to your ink. Here are the 3 cards I made in one sitting.
I’m telling you – they’re like potato chips! You can’t stop at just one. And seriously, once you have your inks out, and some panels cut – why stop at one?
I started by creating the panels, and then added the sentiments and layers afterwards. To create the panels, cut your Yupo Medium or photo paper to the size you want. Work on one panel at a time, and add one colour of ink at a time. I found that by letting the ink mostly dry before adding the second colour allowed me better control of how the colours blended. Some did get away from me – but that’s half the fun!
Once I had my colours across the panel, I then went back and added some more ink, with some of the Alcohol Blending Solution. The Blending Solution not only thins the ink, but lightens the colour as well. This does 2 things; makes the ink move faster, and gives you variations on the depth of the colour. Such fun!
The alcohol ink colours I used on these panels include Flamingo, Citrus, Turquoise, Amethyst and Valencia.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY #1
For this card, the sentiment is from the Altenew Layering Cupcake stamp set. Stamp onto a strip of black cardstock in Versamark ink, and heat set with white embossing powder.
For this card, I used Amethyst (purple), Flamingo (red/dark pink), Turquoise and Citrus (green).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY #2
The sentiment on this card is from the Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout stamp set. It too is stamped in Versamark ink onto black cardstock, and heat set in white embossing powder.
This card includes alcohol inks in Valencia (orange), Citrus (green), Turquoise, and Amethyst. Using the blending solution makes the Amethyst look more like a dark blue.
MAKE A WISH
For this sentiment, I used an old stamp set and die from my stash. The ‘wish’ is die cut twice in white cardstock, and once in silver foil cardstock. The layers are all stacked together and attached to the front panel. The ‘make a’ portion is stamped in Versamark ink, and heat set with silver embossing powder.
Turquoise, Amethyst and Citrus are the 3 alcohol ink colours on this card.
GET INKY & HAVE FUN!
Making these quick and easy alcohol ink cards was such fun! And I can’t stress how easy they are to make. Don’t be intimidated by alcohol inks; just play and have fun. If you’d like to try them out, I’ve included some links below so you can order online. Thanks for spending some time with me today! I’m off to the Vancouver Art Gallery, to see the ‘Monet to Matisse’ exhibit, and get inspired!
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