Alcohol Ink Background Casting the Bait Birthday Wishes

My son loves fly fishing and red is his favorite color, so I decided the create an alcohol ink background that would look like colorful red sunset and then stamp the silhouette image of a fisherman from Woodware Stamps called Casting the Bait.  Love the way it turned out.

I used Terra Cotta, Watermelon, Caramel, Sunshine Yellow Ranger Alcohol Inks for the background.  When it was almost dry I used some Craft Deco Gold Foil, which would cling to the areas that still had a little moisture.  It created a striking background.  I left it to dry overnight and then sprayed it with Grumbacher Matte Final Fixative Spray before stamping the image from Woodware Stamp Set Casting the Bait.  I then ran it through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Woodware Stamps Casting the Bait
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Terra Cotta, Watermelon, Caramel, Sunshine Yellow
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Craft Deco Foil Gold
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Yupo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

TLC687 Black Ice Casting the Bait Birthday Card

On Splitcoaststampers.com this week’s try a new technique challenge was call black ice.  It was really fun to work with and you get amazing and unique card that are quite elegant to look at.  The hardest part of this technique is getting good photographs since the results are very shiny.

I started with some Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and die cut it using the second largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die (4″ x 4″).  Next I lightly ran StazOn Jet Black Ink across the surface to give it a distressed look.  I then stamped the image and sentiment from Woodware’s Casting the Bait in the same ink.  It takes a little bit of time for this ink to dry, so be sure and wait for it be completely set before taking VersaMark Ink and running it very lightly across the surface and then heat setting it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This is what gives it the black ice look.  It is really stunning.

I mounted the focal image on a square of dark gray cardstock 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″, which was also distressed with StazOn Ink.  Then I added Darice Sticky Back Foam 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and then adhered it to a 4 1/2″ x 9″ Cardbase scored at 4 1/2″ made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Woodware Casting the Bait
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gray Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Masculine Card: A Fisherman Birthday Wish

The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack has a couple of fish related patterned paper, which would make great cards for the fisherman in my family.

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I die cut the blue and grey fish paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and applied it to a top fold cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  For added focal interest, I cut the matching dotted paper with the same die and then cut it again to 1 1/2″ wide.  This allowed it to have the stitched border on all sides.  This was adhered to the fish patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.

Next, I stamped the fisherman from the Woodware Casting the Bait stamp onto some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Hero Hues Black Ink.  I then die cut the focal image with the second largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square and adhered it on an angle to the cardbase with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.  I then fussy cut one of the fish from leftover patterned paper and added it to the end of the fishing line and adhered it as well with foam tape.  Since the scales of fish make them sparkle and shine in the water I added Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen over each of the fish in the patterned paper and the card was done.

00184aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • 3M 1/2″ foam tape
  • Woodware Casting the Bait stamp
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen