Another entry into the stretching your supplies series - Dies
Hello and thank you for stopping by. Today I am taking part in an Instagram Hop celebrating all things Altenew Educator Program. I became an Altenew Educator in March of 2019 and I consider it to be a real milestone in my crafty journey. To celebrate all the inspiration of the Altenew Educator Program, I am joining my fellow educators in sharing some inspiration from our favorite classes from the program. I chose Creative Coloring with Artist Markers. In the two cards I made today, I used alcohol ink and not the actual Artist Markers to make a really cool background. Continue reading for details on how I made these two cards. Affiliate links are used at no cost to you. If you chose to shop through these links, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks for your support.
A good background really makes a card. Inspired by the Altenew Academy class, Creative Coloring with Artist Markers, I made a background using a variety of blue, green and yellow alcohol inks. When I make a alcohol ink background, I start by adding some Alcohol blending solution to Yupo paper. Then I layer the inks and use an ink blower to move the ink around the paper. I love how alcohol ink has such movement. I layer the inks until the 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" panel was covered.
The Altenew Leafy Border die is an intricate die which cuts out a border that is 1 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W. The die cuts out different shapes of leaves as well. On the alcohol panel, I die cut out the leafy border twice. I then die cut a landscape 4 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W card panel with the leafy border die.
For the landscape card panel, I stamped a sentiment, I've been thinking of you, from the Altenew Simple Sentiments stamp set using Altenew Obsidian ink. Then I added Versa Mark ink and then Altenew clear embossing powder. Behind the card panel, I added a strip of the alcohol ink background and adhered the die cut leaves using spray adhesive. The whole panel was then added to a landscape 4 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W card base.
The leftover die cut leaves bring a punch of color and movement to a simple card. On a 4"W x 5 1/4" H card base, I stamped one of the blocks from Block Print stamp set using Evening Gray ink. Using a Copic Multiliner in sepia, I traced a line around the stamp. I then added a die cut "hello" from the Altenew Envelope Liner Die set using Altenew Gold Foil paper. From the left over Leafy Border die cuts, I carefully cut apart the leaves and added them to the card front using Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive. The card panel was added to a top folding note card that had Morning Frost ink blended onto the edges.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you were inspired to make an alcohol background and use your those leftover pieces from your border dies as an accent. Let me know in the comments below if you like to repurpose die cut bits. have a crafty day and remember to put your stamp on it!
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