Hi Crafty Friends,
Woohoo! Today we have a video featuring vellum flowers over an alcohol ink background. Follow along with me in the video below to see how these bright and playful backgrounds were created. Let’s get started!
The video demonstrates all the steps to make these cards happen. It is pretty easy and loads of fun. Click below to view.
Below are some close-ups and a few details of each card. To start, the “Blushing” flower by Penny Black was stamped onto lightweight vellum (29lb.) and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The alcohol ink colors used for the background are Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Flamingo, Sunshine Yellow, Shell Pink, and Salmon. I have listed all the supplies below for easy reference.
You can see this background has a smaller, more intense background. I used an alcohol ink brush by Tim Holtz, a micro brush and blending solution. By the way, you can use 91% alcohol in place of blending solution if you like.
The cut-out vellum flower was adhered over the top of the background with the help of double-sided adhesive paper. A frame was added with foam tape and then the whole top was adhered to a white card base.
The sentiment for this card was stamped onto a vellum strip and white heat embossing. Then it was wrapped around the card front – preferably before you add the top to the card base!
The next card has a flowing background. With the use of a squeeze bulb (see supply list) or straw and blending solution, you can easily smooth and spread the alcohol inks around. Check out the video to see it in action.
The alcohol colors used for this card are Salmon, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, and Shell Pink and the stamp is Timeless by Penny Black. Follow the same procedures for putting this card together.
Here is another close-up so you can see more detail.
The final card was created using lots of alcohol ink colors. I used Salmon, Shell Pink, Flamingo, Sunshine Yellow, Wild Plum, Amythest, Meadow and Patina. But even with all this color, I made sure to leave some white space.
The flowers are from the Concord & 9th Fine Line Florals stamp set. They were stamped onto the vellum and white heat embossed, then trimmed close to the embossing lines.
After the flowers were mounted onto the alcohol ink background with double-sided adhesive paper, the panel was mounted onto a piece of foam and then onto a fuchsia card stock background. The whole front was then placed onto a white card base. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and mounted onto a strip of fuchsia cardstock.
This close-up gives you a closer look at the details.
Thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoyed this video and card designs and that you give them a try in your next adventures in cardmaking. ♥