Alcohol ink floral cards

So, I’m jumping on the alcohol ink trend… I’ve been eyeing up beautiful alcohol ink cards for months, too nervous to try it myself, but it was my birthday recently, so I asked for a few basics to get me started.

More practice needed!

I won’t go into the detail of how I created these backgrounds today, as we’ll be here forever, but I wasn’t 100% happy with all of them. So, I decided to take my least favourite (top middle) and make some die cuts from it instead.

Making a silk purse from a sow’s ear 🙂

I used the Fine Bouquet die from Altenew and cut two flowers. Before removing them from the metal die, I put glue on the back, then pressed them down onto some scrap card, so the pieces stuck to the card in the right position when I poked them out. I then cut another flower from gold card and just used the outline piece to adhere over the alcohol ink flower.

I fussy cut the finished flower and decided where I wanted it to go on my background card. I ink blended a little blue dye ink behind the flower, to give it a soft glow. I stamped on my sentiment, adhered the card panel to the card base, then attached my flower with foam tape. Finally, I added a few raindrop gems to finish.

Just goes to show that if you don’t love your alcohol backgrounds, don’t throw them out! You could turn them into something you really love 💙.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your time.

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