Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Myth of Alcohol Ink...and 2 Winner Announcement

Hello friends!

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I am recently just slightly obsessed with alcohol inks and vellum, so here we go again!
Golden Feather Stamp & Die Bundle
Golden Feather Stamp & Die Bundle

 Shop Simon Says Stamp here (stamp) and here (die)

 Today's card is a combination of my favorite things....
Multi-color stamping, Alcohol Ink, vellum, dry-embossing, white-embossing and stitching.

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Today's card "lots of love" was my inspiration for THIS card.
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Here is the break down of the techniques I used:
Multi-color stamping: with the help of MISTI or TH Stamp Positioner, you can stamp each image multiple times in various colors.
Alcohol Ink: You can lighten up the colors by using more Alcohol Blending solution. Here is the great starter kit if you do not have any alcohol inks yet.
Vellum: I like Bazzill 40 Lb. Vellum. It is heavy enough to withstand any heat embossing.
Dry-embossing: This is when your matching dies come in handy. I used the die (SSS, Altenew) and Tan Embossing Mat
White-embossing: white embossing powder is my most used EP. I love SSS and Altenew White.
Hand-Stitching: the Silver DMC Thread can add so much details.

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Alcohol Ink is not all about vibrancy, grunge and splotches, swirls.
Well, they are all that AND more.
Alcohol-inked cards can be soft, artsy, light and gorgeous.

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 The more you try, the more you will find out what makes the inking so unique and special.

As Forest Gump's mother would say....
"It's like a box of chocolate..."
You never know how your alcohol inked creation will turn out until they appear on paper!
 I hope that you like this card! I had fun creating it!

And now the moment you have been waiting for....
I have two winners to announce.
My Monthly $15 Altenew Gift Card
 goes to....
Marjorie DUMONTIER said...
Wow !! The result on vellum is so beautiful ! These feathers are simply amazing !
The $10 Concord & 9th Gift Card from this post
goes to.... 
Dawn Turley said...Gorgeous. I am on my second Cuttlebug. It suits me as it's a good size for my room/space.

Congratulations, Marjorie and Dawn! Please contact me to claim your prize!

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Susi said...

Thanks for sharing your tips on these alcohol inks, Virginia - you've featured them so beautifully on your card today! Your card is exactly what you said - "soft, artsy, light and gorgeous"!

Purple Princess said...

The feathers are amazing!!

Linda BL said...

I love both feather cards! It would be hard to pick my favorite. I love the look of the inks on vellum and that it is an artsy look but not the standard thing most people do with the alcohol inks. I am anxiously waiting for my new feather stamp and die set from Altenew, to arrive in the mail..

Teresa Doyle said...

A beautiful card Virginia, the multi coloured feathers are gorgeous. Congratulations to your winners.

conil said...

You're certainly getting the best out of the feather inks and dies...this is another beauty from your capable hands. The fact that you got so many techniques into this CAS card is remarkable.
Congratulations to your winners.

Sheila H said...

Love your techniques, Virginia! You are so talented.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I love the stitching!! This is fabulous Virginia!!

Dawn T said...

Stunning cards Virginia. And thanks so much for picking me as a winner. Very exciting.

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors on the feathers.