Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Alcohol Ink Bold Florals Hugs

I was playing with my Alcohol Inks using Loll Thompson's Alcohol Inks Smooshing Technique. Here is Loll's U-Tube Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper Tutorial.  I followed her smooshing on foil technique exactly.

After letting my AI background dry completely,  I traced my tag using ARTplorations Mini Bold Florals Stencil and my Staedler permanent ink marker and then fussy cut my tag using my papersnips.

I then laid my ARTplorations stencil over my piece of fussy cut tag.   By the way,  I used Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange and Watermelon for my smooshed background.

I traced the Bold Flowers through my stencil with my Staedler Permanent Ink Pen.  Die cut "hugs" from a scrap piece of the AI Yupo background and die cut 2 more times using basic black cardstock to pop up the sentiment.  I attached each layer with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and attached to tag.  Added SSS Moonshine sequins and SU seam binding and dimensionals to pop up tag on the cardstock.

The card is a 4 1/4" x 6" tent fold design to fit the large tag.

I will definittely be making more backgrounds with Loll's technique.  I did spritz the AI with 91% alcohol to reconstitute the ink so I could get a 2nd lighter piece that I will use on a future card.

Enjoy and Happy Stamping...Hugs

CUTplorations November photo challenge..I was inspired by the colors.  My Hugs is a CUTplorations Die.


  1. What wonderful vibrant colours - totally cheery on a dull rainy day like today! Love the stacked die cut "hugs" that blends in but stands out at the same time.

  2. How beautiful, Nancy! Love your sunny and warm colors on this! What a gorgeous marbled effect you achieved. Love it!

  3. The colours are so bold and beautiful (my favs!). :) Great job with fussy-cutting ... it's perfect! And love the outlining of the stenciled flowers. Great design, my friend! xx

  4. This is such a cool way to use stencils and fantastic alcohol ink backgrounds! You fussy cutting is awe inspiring! Curves are hard, make that impossible, to get smooth for me!

  5. what great vibrant color on your tag Nancy - love the look of the outlined stencil! great idea! Julia xx

  6. What others said above--plus, I like your use of sequins for the flower centers.

  7. What a bright, bold and beautiful way to color a tag. Love how you used the stencil too. Thanks so much for playing with us at CUTplorations this month, Nancy.


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