Versatile Holiday Card | Alcohol Ink Background


Hi Everyone and Happy Hanukkah to my jewish friends! I was learning/playing with alcohol inks and had quite a few backgrounds I needed to put to work. This one I created by just smushing an felt ink blender loaded with alcohol inks across the paper. I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for snowfall so I used some Avery Elle snowflake dies to cut out some beautiful intricate and glittery flakes. I randomly arranged them on the background and trimmed around the edges.

Now I needed a sentiment, and I wanted a more versatile holiday option so I just used the Concord and 9th sophisticated script set to create my own Happy Holidays sentiment, which I framed out using a rectangle die.

To finish I added some teal/turquoise accents with nuvo drops & ranger perfect pearls, and used a white gel pen to draw some faux stitched around the edge. Mounted it on an a2 base and bam :)

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Supplies

Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script
Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Avery Elle Noel Dies
Avery Elle Noel Dies
Where to buy:
SSS
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Large
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Large
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
Where to buy:
SSS
Ranger Gloss Paper
Ranger Gloss Paper
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Pool'
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Pool'
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink ' Purple Twilight'
Ranger Alcohol Ink ' Purple Twilight'
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Raspberry'
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Raspberry'
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink Mixative Silver
Ranger Alcohol Ink Mixative Silver
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Blending Solution
Ranger Blending Solution
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Encore Silver Ink
Encore Silver Ink
Where to buy:
AMZ
Ranger Liquid Pearls Mint
Ranger Liquid Pearls Mint
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scotch Tape Glider
Scotch Tape Glider
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Blenders
Ranger Alcohol Blenders
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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{a2z scrapbooking} Hero Arts Sale & Last Chance Holiday Card!


It's getting down to the wire for mailing your holiday cards, good news is we have a ton of sale stuff in the store you can use! I made this card using mostly all sale stuff, and you can replicate very inexpensively!

I started with a white card front trimmed to 4x5.25 and using some masking paper and a circle die to create a window for ink blending. Before blending, I stamped my bear, masked him off, then stamped the owl and mouse. I masked them off, and masked off an area for the ground, and began ink blending the pink area, shifted my ground mask to the sky, and blended onthe blue. When everything was blending I removed all the masked, and copic colored my images.

For my sentiment I used a fun Hero Arts wood stamp, stamped in versafine and clear heat embossed.
To finish, I embellished with with assorted Nuvo drops, white gel pen, wink of stella and a few silver snowflakes!


All supplies are linked below and many from the a2z store are ON SALE! Grab the holiday animals set for only $8! Ever better, if you spend over $25 use my discount code KRISTINA15 for an addition 15% off BUT stock is very limited on sale items.

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a2z scrapbooking store hero arts    

 The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 
Hero Arts Holiday Animals
Hero Arts Holiday Animals
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Holiday Animals Die
Hero Arts Holiday Animals Die
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS
Hero Arts Its Most Wonderful Time
Hero Arts Its Most Wonderful Time
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Where to buy:
a2z
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Encore Silver Ink
Encore Silver Ink
Where to buy:
AMZ
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
Where to buy:
SSS
Copic Blending Trio 2
Copic Blending Trio 2
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 7
Copic Blending Trio 7
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Sketch Fusion 1
Copic Sketch Fusion 1
Where to buy:
AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 6
Copic Blending Trio 6
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Nuvo Drops White Blizzard
Nuvo Drops White Blizzard
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Sakura Gelly Roll White
Sakura Gelly Roll White
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
a2z
Brother Scan N Cut
Brother Scan N Cut
Where to buy:
AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
AMZ
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ek Sucess Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Ek Sucess Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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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!

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Supplies

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


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