Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Ink

Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks

Have you seen Stampin’ Up!’s new Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper? It’s been a very popular item since the catalog went live early May. The images just wow.

Expressions in Ink

I tried a technique that can offer the same look. (Yes, I’m a little late to the party. Lots of other videos and card samples showcase the alcohol ink technique.) But I had to try to for myself. I paired the designs with Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Sentiments stamp set. So excited to share all the finished cards!

This post features four of the cards I created with the set and technique. It works really well for backgrounds. Be sure to watch the video for a visual look of how I created these beautiful cards.

Here’s a quick recap of Sunny Sentiments meets alcohol ink technique:

  • Started with Stampin’ Up!’s vellum card stock. I made it larger than I needed so I could die cut it to size.
  • Scribbled, colored, drew on the vellum with Stampin’ Up!’ Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Use an color combination your heart desires.
  • With a paint brush, dribble and touch rubbing alcohol (the 91 percent seems to work the best) onto the ink and watch the magic happen. You could also blow on it or use a straw to move the ink around.
  • Be sure to play around with the different Stampin’ Blends colors to see all of the fun combinations you can make.
  • Let the image dry and then stamp.

Enjoy these card samples. Try this technique yourself and see what happens.

Sunny Sentiments Thinking of You

Sunny Sentiments Birthday

Sunny Sentiments Thank You

Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks Video

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Bloom & Grow Card Samples

I’m sharing some card samples using Stampin’ Up!’s Bloom & Grow stamp set!

Bloom & Grow Mango Melody Card Sample

Is anyone out there like me? You see a card or idea, run to the computer, purchase the supplies, and then don’t actually make anything. I have a few of those buys in my stash and decided to dust them off, take them out of the package, and use them.

The Bloom & Grow stamp set and its coordinating Budding Blooms Dies, featured on page 180 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog, was brand-new in the package this last weekend. Without even first consulting Pinterest, this is the design I created. I got so carried away, I made four different color versions: Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Rococo Rose, and Flirty Flamingo. Keep reading and scrolling to see all of the color samples. It’s hard to choose which one I like best. They’re all so pretty!

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The Bloom and Grow Card Details

Here are few details about the Bloom & Grow card samples:

  • Each base measures 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
  • The next layer measures 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches. Emboss with the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Die cut vellum with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  • Stamp sentiment directly onto the vellum.
  • Color floral images with coordinating colors of Stampin’ Blends.
  • Die cut floral image with coordinating die.
  • Top it off with a bit of linen thread tied in a bow.

Bloom & Grow Highland Heather Card Sample

Bloom & Grow Highland Heather Card Sample

Bloom & Grow Rococco Rose Card Sample

Bloom & Grow Rococo Rose Card Sample

Bloom & Grow Flirty Flamingo Card Sample

Bloom & Grow Flirty Flamingo Card Sample

Reach into your stash and play with a stamp set that hasn’t been inked. If you lack inspiration, head to Pinterest. In the search bar and type in the name of the stamp set. (For instance, if I wanted to view card samples using Bloom & Grow, I’d type in Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow.) Pinterest rewards with a host of cards created by other stampers. It’s OK to CASE (copy and share everything), but also feel free to make it your own if you don’t have the same supplies.

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