Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stamping on Alcohol-Inked Background ( A VIDEO!!)

Hello friends!
Since it's still World-Card-making Day, I decided to share the video TODAY!
Are you ready to see a super easy yet sophisticated design with alcohol inks?
All you need is some planning and alcohol inks and a stamp of your choice.
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 I am using Hydrangea from Penny Black.


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Basically this is the year of hydrangea for me. Beside the PB one, I also have this and this.
I love this card so much that I decided to make a video of it.
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These hydrangea stamps and dies from different company each has its own merit and value.
However, this is likely the easiest hydrangea version that I had come up with (so far).

A stamp positioner such a MISTI  or Fiskars will certainly makes it easy, but it is completely optional.

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I "guesstimated" where my stamped position would be before applying the alcohol inks.

The result is lovely, isn't it?
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This  Hydrangea stamp is now back in stock...just saying.
You can watch the You Tube video here.



For my videos, I don't do voice-over or re-take of my process. There may be lots of imperfection, but it shows you "how it happened".  If you watch toward the end, you can tell that I sounded joyful when revealing.....

Here is the card from the video.
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Thank you for watching. A thumbs-up is much appreciated.

Hydrangea cards

 Your encouraging comments and feedback make me strive to stamp more and better!
Thank you!

21 comments:

June K said...

Beautiful cards. TFS your video. I have some alcohol inks. I'll have to get them out.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh these are so beautiful!!! Love the colors and results!

Lisa said...

PRETTY PRETTY cards Virginia!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Thanks for another fun video, Virginia - just love your colorful hydrangea and background!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous! Look forward to seeing the video!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image and the colours.
Valerija xx

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia. I think I need to give my alcohol inks some love too. I had so much fun using them this summer for the OCC creative Chemistry class this summer and have been wanting to use them again. When you were pouncing the pinks, I was suddenly reminded of the Chrysanthemum from one of the W&W sets. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is awesome, Virginia! Thanks for the video!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Awesome coloring with just the right sentiment!!

Cindy C. said...

Absolutely, the results are lovely and magical!!

conil said...

That was a very informative video. Love how this card turned out. It's beautiful.

Missy Pink said...

Wow!!! These designs are so delicious, love the colours and that stamp is simply beautiful. Hugs x

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! You do such amazing work with alcohol inks!

Harriet said...

Your video is delightful. What fun to 'see' and 'hear' your thought process as you created your lovely cards. Wonderful colors and excellent use of alcohol ink. Thank you.

Stamp lady said...

I really enjoyed your video but, I have some questions. First, can you reuse the little pad that you were using to spread your ink? Do you need to let the inks set a certin amount of time before adhering to the card base? Is the clean up of the stamp the same as when you use watercolor ink? Thanks in advance.

Virginia Lu said...

Thank you for the positive comments! They make me smile!
To Stamp Lady:
1. yes, I reuse my ink pads all the time. As long as you don't switch colors, it's quite alright to use them over and over.
2. nope, the ink reacts as soon as it hit the surface.
3. yes, the clean-up (from the stamping on the alcohol inked background)is all the same with any type of stamping.
Hope this answers your questions.

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful cards and thank you for the video Virginia!
Maybe this time i will have a go at this technique!
Hugs~

Isabelle Siry said...

Very beautiful cards Virginia ! I love your video and to see how you create your card ! Very gorgeous vibrant colors for this hydrangea (my favorite flower!). Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Gorgeous inking Virginia. I love my alcohol inks too, and I can't wait to try your method!

Sheila H said...

The background and hydrangea are just gorgeous!..

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... this is amazing video tutorial! THANKS a lot, Virginia for it and gorgeous inspirations.