Hello inky friends! Creating colorful thinking of you/sympathy style cards are one of my favorite ways to send sunshine to someone who is going through a tough time or who has lost a loved one. To balance out the color, I did some Alcohol Lift Ink stamping with a Beautiful Flowers 2 image and finished with a stacked die cut greeting and stamped and embossed sentiment strips on vellum. The Mini Flowers & Leaves were die cut from trimmed strips of the alcohol inked backgrounds in order to not waste any of the pretty paper!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these alcohol pearl inked rainbow background cards from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
The new Alcohol Pearl Inks in Deception, Splendor, Alchemy, Sublime, Tranquil, and Villainous were used with the Ranger Alcohol Ink Tools paintbrushes to create "controlled" rainbow striped alcohol inked backgrounds on Yupo Paper.
I set aside the backgrounds to completely air dry. The drying process can be sped up with a heat tool, if you wish, as well. When I am creating alcohol inked backgrounds I prefer to made several at once while the supplies are out and my work surface is already messy!
The large floral image from the Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamp Set was placed in a MISTI, inked with Alcohol Lift Ink and stamped over the rainbow backgrounds. The ink was then blotted dry with a clean paper towel and finally buffed to reveal the lift image of the flowers!
I trimmed each background a bit differently to remove any area that wasn't stamped as nice as others. Each panel measures 4" x 5 1/4". I kept all the scraps to die cut later.
The Thinking of You Die was die cut three times each for every card, adhered one on top of another and glued to the backgrounds as shown.
Additional sentiments from the Moments of Grace Stamp Set were stamped on vellum with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder before being die cut with a Nested Banners Die. The vellum banners were run through a Xyron Sticker Maker and adhered over the background. I love that by using vellum, the beautiful backgrounds are still visible!
Mini Flowers & Leaves were die cut from the leftover alcohol pearl inked backgrounds and adhered to the design to a bit of embellishment. The center of the flowers were adorned with Pretty Pink Posh White Jewels.
S U P P L I E S
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