Monday, May 15, 2017
Succulents and Alcohol
Hey guys, I'm over on the Neat & Tangled blog today sharing this card featuring the newly released Succulent Cover Plate.
This was really quick and easy to put together. To create the background I used alcohol inks on photo paper. I have a Canon Selphy, and I just use the individual sheets when I want to use alcohol inks on my cards. This incorporated just two colors: Sail Boat Blue and Citrus.
Playing with alcohol inks is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to end up with, but usually it's pretty cool. Basically, I eyeballed where the flowers were going to be and then put down some ink. I did this kind of in a swirl, and then added the second color, mixing and adding a touch of color where I felt like it needed it.
Once I was happy with the panel, I was able to go ahead and complete the card as alcohol inks dry almost instantaneously.
I cut the cover plate from white cardstock, and kept just the webbing and the negative space pieces on the inside. In terms of adhering, I just made sure to add adhesive to the inlaid pieces and the outlines and didn't worry about all those delicate inside lines. Alcohol inks have a bit of tackiness to them when dried, so that helped, and I like a bit of extra dimension as well.
The sentiment is from Scandinavian Prints.
One more thing before you go. In case you didn't know, There's a big sale going on over at Ellen Hutson that runs through tomorrow, 20% off everything in the store, just use code momsday17.
I've linked the products that I used in this card below, but my affiliate link is also in the sidebar. Happy Shopping!