Trying Alcohol Inks | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop


All the cool kids are doing it so I figured I might as well jump on the alcohol ink bandwagon. 
I remember alcohol inks being popular a long time ago, but it just didn't appeal to me, but with all the new techniques, wow! So I've been playing with some of Jennifer McGuires techniques from her blog post here, and this was the first card I came up with.

I started with some ranger glossy cardstock, and heat embossed a snowflake background using a homemade stencil from the Hero Arts snowflake confetti die. I was going to an emboss resist technique, but wasn't sure if it would work. You have to work very quickly to wipe the ink of the embossing, it does not resist naturally (at least this particular embossing powder), but some of it did resist/lighten the ink, creating a multi-tone background.

 Now following a sketch from the My Favorite Things weekly challenge, I die cut two pierced circles and used them to stamp my images and sentiment. I wrapped some twine around my background panel, before adhering my die cuts on with foam tape, and fastening the whole panel down to an a2 sized note card and adding a bow!

Challenges Entered






Supplies

Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte
Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte
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SSS | AMZ
Lawn Fawn Holiday Party Animals
Lawn Fawn Holiday Party Animals
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SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti
Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti
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a2z
MFT Pierced Circles Die
MFT Pierced Circles Die
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SSS
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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SSS
Ranger Gloss Paper
Ranger Gloss Paper
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SSS | AMZ
MFT Hybrid Ink Black Licorice
MFT Hybrid Ink Black Licorice
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SSS
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Pool'
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Pool'
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink ' Purple Twilight'
Ranger Alcohol Ink ' Purple Twilight'
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Raspberry'
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Raspberry'
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink Mixative Silver
Ranger Alcohol Ink Mixative Silver
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Blending Solution
Ranger Blending Solution
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SSS | AMZ
Versamark
Versamark
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SSS | AMZ
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
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SSS | AMZ
Sakura Gelly Roll White
Sakura Gelly Roll White
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SSS | AMZ
Wow Silver Pearl
Wow Silver Pearl
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SSS | AMZ
Scotch Tape Glider
Scotch Tape Glider
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SSS | AMZ
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
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a2z
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
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SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Blenders
Ranger Alcohol Blenders
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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14 comments:

  1. Very pretty background! Love the colors too! Thanks for hopping along with us!

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  2. Beautiful Beautiful background... love this!

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  3. Very beautiful background and love the added snowflakes. Wonderful colors to show off the pretty coffee cup and sentiment circles.

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  4. lovely, yeah, alcohol inks will cover everything--you can color metal and rhinestones with it too!

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  5. Oh my, this is so pretty! Love your background!

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  6. Wow! Simply awesome, love the pretty background!

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  7. Love how the background looks. Made me think of seeing the northern lights in a snowstorm. (Not that I have ever seen the northern lights. But it is on my bucket list)

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  8. Gorgeous! I absolutely love that background!

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  9. great try with the alcohol inks. I like the colors and soft colors.

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  10. I jumped on the bandwagon of alcohol inks, too. Your first time is great. I watched Jennifer's videos and got hooked. I have had so much fun with them. [Bunny]

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  11. that background is absolutely INCREDIBLE! love the colors!! love the winter-y feel! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! :)

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  12. Oh my...this is beautiful! Your background is amazing!

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  13. ooooh! such a beautiful card! I just love that alcohol ink background!! Thank you for playing along with us in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge!

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