Friday, February 10, 2017

Alcohol Ink Love Hugs

Alcohol Inks and Zig Markers Hugs.....for my 85 year old friend who is legally blind,  so I like to give her cards that she can enjoy touching :-)  Pat Loved her card,  which made us both happy!

The other day I played around with my Alcohol Inks using the scrunched Plastic Wrap technique. I used Karen (Snippets) technique.  Be sure and click on her Snippets blog link to see the Gorgeous heart she made using much different colors.

I just added drops of Alcohol inks: Tim Holtz Flamingo, Watermelon and Pink Sherbet  to my Yupo paper, spritzed with blending solution and covered with Glad Wrap.  Then scrunched up the Glad Wrap and let sit over night to dry.  Then die cut the smaller heart.  For the larger heart I used a background with the same AI's but added more blending solution,  which really lightened up the background and then added the Glad Wrap,  but did not scrunch it up.  This gave a pretty and more subtle texture to the background.  I then die cut the larger heart.

I die cut the card front, popped up with foam tape and inlaid the hearts.

Next..I used my Zig watercolor markers to make stripes across a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using colors close to my AI colors and I then die cut the hugs and punched out the heart from the piece.

I added my hugs using my fine tip glue pen, added my heart with a dimensional and a rhinestone to the hearts for the final touch.  This was a fun and easy Valentine.

Paper: SU Whisper White thick and regular.  Yupo paper.  Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Watermelon, Flamingo and Pink Sherbet.  Zig watercolor markers.  Accessories: Big Shot, SU Heart Dies, heart punch and Rhinestones.


CAS-ual Fridays: CFC167 ...Color Challenge: Pink, Red and White.

STAMPlorations CAS February Challenge: Anything Goes + optional Hot Pink.

Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge: Young at Heart


  1. Nancy, this is gorgeous! I love how original your projects are and always a technique that I haven't tried. I also love that the outer heart is a shade lighter, adding the variance between the smaller and larger heart. This is so beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous Nancy and the beautiful patterns the AI on Yupo have made and the pretty pink hues. I particularly love the more striped patterns on the small heart and the sentiment. x

  3. Beautiful colors and I love the different patterns you got by using the wrap in different ways! Very creative with wonderful dimension!

  4. This is so beautiful. Love the technique you've used with the AIs. I'm glad your sweet friend loved her card. xx

  5. You are so thoughtful, Nancy! I love your beautiful heart and how you added texture and bold shades of pink to your design...Absolutely gorgeous card!

  6. It's very pretty and a nice idea to give her textural cards. She could probably see some the of color contrast on the white, too. You achieved some nice pattern variations with this technique. Very cool!

  7. Great use of the AI / plastic wrap technique - your hearts are beautiful. I like the way you layered a smaller heart inside a larger heart.

  8. beautiful AI background and I just love that stripy text.

  9. Great colour combination and those AI's are really stunning as is your card x

  10. What an amazing idea to create a tactile card! And it's also stunning with the beautiful alcohol ink colouring. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  11. I can't believe how well you matched your sentiment and heart to your image, and that you did it yourself by coloring with markers. You make it look so easy. So great that your card is pleasing to both the eye and the touch.

  12. Wow! This card is amazing on so many levels! First off, I adore how you did the alcohol ink/plastic wrap technique! The colors a bright and bold a fabulous! I like how all that color pairs with the cool crisp white background. I also think it is so clever and thoughtful of you to make a card with layers so that your blind friend can feel what the card looks like. I'm not surprised she loved it; I quite love it myself! Thank you for sharing such a smile-worthy post with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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