Create a Fall Card with a Fun Technique

Rubbing Alcohol Fall Birthday Card

You love creating handmade greeting cards with rubber stamps, ink, and paper. But sometimes, you enjoy the challenge of using a new technique to give your creations a different look.

In today’s post, I show you how to create a cool background with rubbing alcohol and Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends. Be sure to watch the video below to see exactly how it’s done.

Create a Fall Card with a Fun Technique

  • Start with a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Vellum Card Stock, cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Cut a piece of Adhesive Sheets to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Adhere the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Vellum Card Stock
  • With your choice of Stampin’ Blend (alcohol-based blending markers) colors, scribble or draw on top of the Vellum
  • Fill a Water Painter with 91 percent rubbing alcohol
  • Squirt drops of rubbing alcohol on your scribbles, making sure you’ve covered most of the ink
  • You can let it dry as is or blow on it to move the ink around
  • Let it dry (it doesn’t take long)
  • You can then die cut or use any way you wish as a background

Rubbing Alcohol Fall Congratulation Card

For the two cards above, I die cut the Vellum background with a Stitched Rectangle Die and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. I then layered it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock also die cut with a Stitched Rectangle. The sentiments come from the Peaceful Moments stamp set found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

I love this technique because you get a different result each time. Switch out the colors to change the theme or holiday. Click here to see another example of this technique. (Please note: Some of the products used may be retired, but other stamp sets can be used.)

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Gorgeous Leaves Thanksgiving Card

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s October blog hop. We are so glad you joined us! This month we feature holiday cards and projects, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Leave a comment on each with the hashtag #stampitcontest to enter to win a free Hello Dear Friend card kit. See the list of hoppers below.

Gorgeous Leaves Thanksgiving Card–Alcohol Blends Technique

Gorgeous Leaves Thanksgiving Card

I love the background of this card. It features the rubbing alcohol and Stampin’ Blends technique. See the video below for a look at how this technique works.

Basically, choose the Stampin’ Blends colors you want to use. Scribble or color on a piece of Vellum Card Stock. For this card, I used Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. Then, with a paint brush, drip 91 percent rubbing alcohol onto the colored parts. Watch as the ink spreads and merges to make a cool background. Once it’s dry, you can use the vellum for a variety of card-making purposes. You’ll get a different result each time you try this. Experiment and have fun with it!

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