Hello! I’m so excited to be joining the winnie & walter 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop Celebrating Love and Friendship.
You should have arrived from the winnie & walter blog. Complete list of blogs on the hop is below:
Rubeena Ianigro <– YOU ARE HERE –>
Today, I have two bold cards to share with you. 🙂 These are the products I used on my cards:
Remaining products will be linked at the end of the post.
These cards were so easy and fun to make, I know you’ll want to try it, too! Alcohol inks are all cardmakers are talking about these days. When I was invited to celebrate with winnie & walter, the first thing that came to mind was making a colorful background that screams celebration! One of the ways we celebrate friendship and love is by making our loved ones feel special on their birthdays (at least moreso than any other day). I am totally slacking off in my birthday category so I knew I should make some birthday cards. Actually, these can be used for any occasion to celebrate the one you love!
To start, I took A2 size Ranger Alcohol Ink Cardstock and a rainbow selection of alcohol inks from Ranger Ink (all colors linked at end of post). I dropped some alcohol blending solution directly onto the paper first and then started adding each color. I used an air puffer as well as a hair dryer on a low setting (the air puffer helps to move it around and the hair dryer does move it around but also dries it out quicker). The reason for the blending solution first is so that the alcohol ink colors on their own will stay wet longer. Once dry, if you add the blending solution, it’ll create lighter patterns on your piece. If you’re interested in learning more about these techniques, I highly recommend searching alcohol ink artists on Instagram – they are always sharing different ways of working with them.
I also added rich gold alcohol ink over the colors. Once my piece was dry, I decided to use the In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways to die-cut. My experience with die-cutting alcohol ink cardstock is limited, but I remember that it would stick to the die so I placed the alcohol ink background between a folder sheet of copy paper. This helped it a lot and, of course, cut like butter with my Gemini Junior die-cutting machine. I kept the letters for a separate card and used the negative background with mirror gold foil cardstock to finish this card. Easy and fun, right? I could make a whole batch of them (I probably will!) for my friends.
For my second card, I used the same colors and technique, but I wanted to focus only on one area because I wanted to add the cute critter and sentiment. The sentiment is SO CUTE. I stamped with Staz-On black ink a few times with my MISTI. Yes, it’s hard to stamp on this type of paper because it’s so glossy, but it worked out for me. Just don’t smudge over it. Let it dry! 🙂 Heat embossing sentiments would probably work best, but black with the rainbow colors looks super fabulous. I finished it off with a strip of gold glitter cardstock and my Copic-colored elephant. 🙂
Hope you enjoyed my cards! They are different from yesterday’s clean and simple cards. Read below for giveaway details and supply list.
Four random winners will be picked from the comments left on the entire blog hop, and each one will receive a $40 credit to the winnie & walter shop. Limit one comment per blog, but the more blogs you leave comments on, the better your chances of winning! You have until Wednesday, February 28th 11:59 p.m. CST (12:59 a.m. EST).
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