Tuesday 5 December 2017

Happy Holidays Series | ft Alcohol Ink Accent Panel and Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

I got my first bottles of alcohol ink years ago when I first started out. My mom and I went in together and bought a bunch of stuff a lady was getting rid of. We had no idea what we were doing, this was before I knew about the community and the bloggers and the tutorials. Those bottles sat untouched forever. I didn't know what to do with them, and I didn't even know where to start.

It's incredibly intimidating to try something new when you have no idea where to even begin. I'll be honest I still have those bottles of ink. So definite points for shelf-life. Every now and then I'll pull them out just to play around.

To begin, I used a couple blue alcohol inks on some Ranger Glossy paper, I just add drops to my felt blending tool and bounce them randomly on the paper. I then added the Silver Mixative and blending solution. For me, they always look like a hot mess until suddenly they don't.

I let the panel dry, I didn't even know until last week that there is something you can use to seal it, but I've never had a problem with it wearing or peeling or smudging so I've never used it.

Once the ink was completely dry I trimmed it down to fit the top third of my standard A2 sized card base. I stamped the front of the deer from "For You, Deer" by Lawn Fawn and coloured him in with Copics. I do happen to have the coordinating dies for this set (but only because it has the add-ons to make those super cute tags).

I adhered my ink panel down, then used a piece of shimmering tape to edge the border, and tucked the reindeer in behind the edge. I love the way he just hangs over the edge.

I stamped the greeting from Lawn Fawn's "Toboggan Together" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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