Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Polar Bear Card with Alcohol Ink (and The Lightbulb Moment)

Hello friends!

I have a super cute card to share today. As you may know that I don't post too many cutesy cards
 However, it doesn't take too much work when the image does all the work! 
Today's card is one of those.

I started out with creating an inky background with the Northern Light (photo Credit) in mind.
The focal point is going to be this cute bear and a hedge! How cool is that!?
This was what I came up with.....
A Merry Wish -001

Prior to creating today's project, I actually did not Google the Northern Light image until I am drafting this post. The Northern Light colors are absolutely striking!

I am so pleased that this card does seemingly capture the gorgeous Northern Light (by accident)!

Ding--->Alcohol-inked background can be overpowering. I find the best "trick" is keep dropping the Alcohol Solution to "move" the inks and dilute the colors as you go.  Do not be alarmed when you have heavy inks pooled up. Just dab the area with paper towel lightly with Alcohol Solution. 

A Merry Wish

For the bear and hedgie, I lightly colored it with the white metallic watercolor and kept it simple. 
A Merry Wish -002
What a world of difference with just a few droplets of Alcohol Inks can make!
I totally enjoyed making this card and I hope that you like it, too! 
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  


Karthikha said...

Wow! I love that beautiful colorful alcohol ink background!! <3

conil said...

This stamp is my favorite from the PB holiday release and I was going to use it just as you did with a Northern Lights background. Yours is so wonderful, I may do it today.

Denise Bryant said...

Really sweet bear and hedgie image, and I love your northern lights background! Adorable card!

Greta said...

So cute & really looks like the Northern Lights--something I would so love to see in person! Thanks for the tip!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful AI background, Virginia, and I love your sweet polar bear with friend!!

Chandhini said...

The background is just amazing, love how the polar bear goes well with the inky BG.

Dawn T said...

totally amazing and so beautiful Virginia. The background really is incredible.

Sue D said...

Love the background for this cute bear and hedgehog.

Linda BL said...

Your 'accident' sure turned out to be a beautiful background. It looks so much like your bear and hedgehog are truly looking up at the magnificent Northern Lights. Really great card.

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Daria Z. said...

Beautiful background, Virginia! And that bear is just too sweet!!