Rebecca Celebrate Your Day

My friend Rebecca has a birthday coming up.  Her favorite colors are blue and gray.  I have been experimenting with Alcohol Inks and thought that they could be used to create a beautiful background with these colors.  For the gray I decided to use the Silver Mixative and it turned out gorgeous.

When I create an alcohol background I like to saturate the Yupo paper with Alcohol Blending Solution and them drop the colors I’ve selected randomly onto the paper.  Once I have all the colors applied I use a straw to push the color around and sometimes pick the paper up and rock it from side to side until I get the blend that I like.  I then set it aside to let it completely dry and then spray it with a fixative, I use Grumbacher Matte Final Fixative.

I wanted to create a card that would really let the background be the star of the show.  I decided to use a butterfly die from Paper Artist that allowed me to cut not only the butterfly but a background as well.  I cut the butterfly three times from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and adhered them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The base of the butterfly was cut using Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and they were adhered together with the same spray adhesive.

Once the alcohol ink was dry I die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I die cut the sentiment from the same mirror cardstock using a Penny Black Doodle Thins die.  I sprayed the back with the Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and added it to the bottom of the alcohol ink panel.

I added a couple of thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the center of the butterfly and adhered it on an angle to the front of the alcohol ink panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the panel and adhered to the back.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal panel was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.  It turned out beautiful.

Product Used:

  • Paper Artist Butterflies and Shadows
  • Penny Black Doodle Thins Die
  • Alcohol Inks: Stream, Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Denim, Silver Mixative, Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Grumbacher Matte Final Fixative

 

MFT Summer School White Space Peony Dream 3D Flower

I’ve had the Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die for quite awhile and hadn’t gotten around to using it.  I wanted to give it try cutting the elements of the flower with paper that had been alcohol inked.  Originally I thought I would use it to make a complementary color card, but I added some turquoise into the mix and it turned out to be a lovely card with white space. 

I used Alcohol Inks Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Mermaid, Purple Twilight, Wild Plum, and Raspberry.  I first saturated the Yupo Paper with Alcohol Blending Solution and then randomly dropped the colors onto the paper.  I picked it up and moved it around to get the colors to blend and then set it aside to dry.  I waited a little too long to add iCraft Deco Foil in Gold, but there are a few subtle spots were is shines.

After the background panel was dry I dies cut all the elements for the Peony Delight 3D Flower.  I used Zots Medium Glue Dots, making the smaller and rolling them into strips to adhere the layers together.  This added nice dimension to each of the layers.  I love the variation in colors for each layer.  For the center of the flower I added a pile of Ranger Multi Medium Matte and filled it with Mikuki Gold Seed Beads.

Thinking of the complimentary color to purple I decided to make the leaves gold.  I used Paper Accents Gold Mirror and Glossy Gold Papers and love the way they looked layered.

I die cut a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I matted the back with an A2 size rectangle from the Glossy Gold cardstock and adhered them together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

I placed the flower and leaves onto the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Penny Black’s Heartfelt in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • Alcohol Inks: Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Mermaid, Purple Twilight, Wild Plum, Raspberry
  • Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Zots Medium Glue Dots
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Gold
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • iCraft Deco Foil Gold
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Glossy Gold Cardstock
  • Scotch Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder