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Alcohol ink die cut inlay

Hello and welcome back; I have a couple of cards today with a great technique for using your alcohol ink backgrounds up. I don’t know about you, but I love to play around with my alcohol inks however, I don’t always have a project in mind when creating them. Therefore, I collect a pile of backgrounds just waiting to be used and they are perfect for die cut inlay technique. Whatsmore, the Fine Bouquet from Altenew is stunning die that is perfect for an alcohol ink die cut inlay!

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alcohol ink die cut inlay

Alcohol ink die cut inlay: Creating the backgrounds

To start, apply a selection of alcohol inks onto white Yupo cardstock in a variety of colours of your choosing. You may wish to add blending solution and a straw to help move the colours around.

For these two cards, I used Flamingo, Intrigue Alcohol Pearl Ink, Wild Pulm, Cool Peri and Indigo. When you are happy with the overall look of the background, set this to one side to dry. 

Whilst the background is drying, die cut the Altenew Fine Bouquet die from Soft Stone and Slate cardstock from Gina K designs 4 times. You will then want to layer up the two colour matching layers on top of each other to create a slightly dimensional die cut using Gina K Connect glue. 

Next, create two 5.5″ x 4.25″ card bases, one from Soft stone cardstock and the other from Neenah Classic Crest Solar white 110lb cardstock.  In addition, create two card panels measuring at 5.25″ x 4 in the same two cardstocks.

alcohol ink die cut inlay: assembling the panels

When the alcohol panel has dry, die cut the Fine Bouquet from the inked panel. You need to keep the die cut pieces; to do this you may find it easiest to die cut with the die facing up in your die cutting machine. Before you remove the die cut pieces off your die cutting machine, cover the back of the inked panel with washi tape to keep hold of all the die cut pieces.

Take one the Slate cardstock layered die cut and adhere this onto the Soft Stone card panel using Gina K connect glue. Once more, repeat this process with the Soft Stone layered die cut and adhere down onto the Neenah card panel. 

To add the inlay pieces, use a pick-up tool to adhere the die cut pieces from the alcohol ink background die cuts into the layered die cuts on the card panels. Make sure you add a small amount of glue into each section of the die cut before adding the alcohol ink pieces in. You’ll want to keep repeating this process for both cards. 

For the sentiments, heat emboss in Opaque Bright white embossing powder from WOW! two sentiments from the Altenew ‘Smiles & Hugs’ stamp set onto black card and trim these down. Using Scrapbook adhesive squares, foam mount them onto the front of the cards.
 
To assemble the cards, apply fun foam to the back of the card panels and adhere these onto the card bases for dimension. Lastly, add a few colour corresponding sequins to embellish the card. 

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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
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Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Fine Bouquet - Altenew
Fine Bouquet – Altenew
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Smiles and Hugs - Altenew
Smiles and Hugs – Altenew
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Slate - Gina K designs
Slate – Gina K designs
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