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.
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.
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 💙.
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