Thank You – Happy & Heartfelt

Welcome back!

Creating Roses with Alcohol inks is very popular at the moment and I thought I would give it a try.

To that end, I opted for the Just Us Girls Challenge (#627) and the colors suggested by Just Add Ink Challenge (#598).

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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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “Thank You – Happy & Heartfelt

  1. Such a fabulous use of this week’s challenge colors. The ‘roses’ are fantastic and give such an awesome effect. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo


  2. I think many of us have been trying to make Alcohol Ink Roses this week, I know I have been. You’ve created some great moody blooms – it’s such a great effect. Chantell Just Add Ink


  3. I think I need to check out how to make the alcohol ink roses, Jolanda. Yours are fabulous!! I love the copper accents and embossed blue panel. Thanks for sharing this beautiful with us at Just Us Girls.


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