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I FINALLY experimented with the alcohol lift ink and I have to say I love it. What a cool medium this is. Not only is it really cool, but you get two cards out of it!!
My first step was to create my alcohol inked background using a 5×7″ piece of Yupo paper. I didn’t use any blending solution or isopropyl alcohol at all. I simply used alcohol inks and a felt pad. The colors I used are Amethyst, Flamingo, Mermaid, Patina and then I went back in with some Raspberry and Stream. I used a mini applicator tool with a piece of felt to move the color around a bit and to get that really interesting cell-like affect.
Once I had the background complete, I cut it down to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″. Then I moved on to stamping my image with the alcohol lift ink. I placed my yupo paper and “Sydnee” stamp in my Mini Misti and stamped the image with the Alcohol Lift Ink. Then I quickly removed the yupo paper and slipped in an A2 sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock and stamped the image again, without re-inking it. This is just to transfer the alcohol ink that I just lifted onto another piece of card stock. There were a couple spots where the alcohol ink didn’t transfer, so I stamped the image once again. But first I made sure to clean “Sydnee” really well so that I wouldn’t transfer any alcohol ink onto my white ink pad. Then I repeated the same process. Now I have two pieces of paper with the same image on them.
This may sound a bit confusing, but it’s really not. If you’d rather see the process, I’ve included a process video at the end of this post. Or you can simply click here and I’ll take you right to it.
Next I used a template that I had made to cut my card front (or my yupo paper) so that I could fit both Sydnee and the sentiment on my card front. The alcohol inks I chose and this cool puzzle layout were both inspired by a video I watched on Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube channel.
Once I had my puzzle pieces cut, I heat embossed my sentiment with Ranger’s Magenta embossing powder. How perfect does this color match my background piece??
To finish this first card up, I glued black craft foam to the back of my puzzle pieces and adhered them to my card base. Lastly, I added a couple Metallic Silver Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh to add a little bling to my design.
Once this card was complete, I moved on to the transfer image on the Neenah 80 lb. card stock. I still had a strip of yupo paper that I didn’t use on the first card so I put the two together and stamped the sentiment using Distress Oxide Wilted Violet.
To spice it up a bit, I used a strip of 1/8″ scor-tape on the right side of my card and covered it with Distress Glitter in Vintage Platinum. I LOVE the color of this glitter. I had a piece of black and white chevron patterned paper in my stash so I used that as my background piece. Lastly I added a few Studio Katia’s Onyx Crystals for a little more bling. And just like that, I had two cards!!
Again, if you’d like to see the process, please scroll down where you’ll find my YouTube video.
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