Creating Roses with Alcohol inks is very popular at the moment and I thought I would give it a try.
Bringing it all together, I selected the sketch from my personal challenge for you at The Inque Spot Sunday Sketches Challenge that can be found on my website under Events.
Here is the result:
- Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Misty Moonlight cardstock.
- The right edge of the card front was dry-embossed approximately (1¼”) with the Leafy Meadow Moments Embossing Folder.
- Side Panel: (3” x 5½”) Very Vanilla cardstock as a backing for the Roses on Vellum.
- Rose Overlay: (5” x 7”) Vellum, Stampin’ Blends and Hand Sanitizer
- Following a tutorial I found on-line, one-by-one, I added circles of color. Two Dark Cherry Cobbler and Two a mix of Light and Dark Gray Granite.
- I have lots of Hand Sanitizer around and poured some in to a small plastic lid.
- With different sized Paint Brushes, I added drops of the Sanitizer to move the ink around and blew through a Drinking Straw to further move the ink around and create the Rose Petal Rings.
- I added Dark Misty Moonlight and to the Cherry Rose centers and Dark Cherry Cobbler to the Granite Rose centers and repeated the process as described above.
- In a Stampin’ Spritzer, I added Sanitizer and Copper Shimmer Paint and when the Roses were essentially dry, I spritzed the Vellum with the Copper Shimmer.
- I left the Vellum to dry. When I came back to it, the Vellum had curled. I ironed the Vellum between two sheets of copy paper to straighten it out.
- The Vellum was trimmed to (3½” x 5½” and wrapped around the Very Vanilla panel.
- Accent Strip: (⅝” x 5½”) Brushed Copper cardstock die-cut with the zig-zag edge die from the Tropical Layers Dies set.
- Sentiment Label: (2¼” x ⅝”) Sahara Sand cardstock scrap.
- The sentiment, thank you, from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Copper Embossing Powder.
All of the elements were adhered to resemble the sketch. Every time you work with Alcohol inks, in this case – Stampin’ Blends, the result will be different. This is not a technique for the perfectionist. Just embrace the result!
I had fun creating this card. You should try your hand at creating backgrounds with this technique.
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda!
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