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Alcohol Ink Winter Inspired Background

Hello, I haven’t been very active as I have moved house, however, things are starting to settle down so I can now get back into my craft room. Today, I have a quick card with a winter-inspired background using alcohol inks. It was the perfect backdrop to add the beautiful leafy branch die over the top. It may not be a  Christmas die, but I still think it works. 

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR Bumblberry Papercrafts - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Alcohol ink winter-inspired background

creating the winter-inspired background

To start off, trim down a piece of Alcohol ink Yupo paper down to size and add some Alcohol ink blending solution. Add a selection of drops of a colour of your choosing as use a straw or a pen case to blow the ink around. Make sure your room is well ventilated. 

Add another colour in, blending the colours together. If needed, add more blending solution to smooth out harsh lines. The colours used on this background were: Denim, Cool Peri, Pool, Indigo and Stream.  Set this aside to dry whilst working on the remainder of the card. 

Assembling the card

Next, die-cut the PinkFresh Studio Leafy branch 3 times and layer up with Gina K Connect glue. For a little more shine, smoosh the layered die-cut into an embossing pad and heat set. If you want a smoother look, repeat this process 2-3 times.  With some Gina K Connect glue, adhere the layered die-cut onto your alcohol ink background as well as some of the leftover white die-cut petals, scattering these around and in the die-cut. 

For the sentiment, die cut the Birch Press Design ‘Merry’ from black card and layer up with glue. For a little sparkle, you can use a Wink of Stella brush on the front and then cover with Glossy Accents. This sentiment can be offset with a white die-cut as a shadow. 

 Mount the panel onto a white card made out of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. Using a Gina K Connect glue adhere a scattering of sequins onto the front and finish off with a white heat embossed ‘Christmas’ sentiment strip from your stash. 

Alcohol ink winter-inspired background

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Starry Night - Altenew Starry Night – Altenew Shop at: ALT | BP | SB Leafy Branch die - PinkFresh Studio Leafy Branch die – PinkFresh Studio Shop at: BP | SB WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad Shop at: CS | WOW UK | WOW US
Denim - Ranger Denim – Ranger Shop at: SB Pool - Ranger Pool – Ranger Shop at: SB Indigo - Ranger Indigo – Ranger Shop at: SB
Cool Peri - Ranger Cool Peri – Ranger Shop at: SB Stream - Ranger Stream – Ranger Shop at: SB Alcohol Blending Solution - Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution – Ranger Shop at: SB
White Yupo Paper - Ranger White Yupo Paper – Ranger Shop at: SB Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock Shop at: BP | SB Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock Shop at: BP
Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia Shop at: ALT | BP | SB Gina K Designs - Connect Glue Gina K Designs – Connect Glue Shop at: BP WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version) WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version) Shop at: CS | WOW UK
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version) WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version) Shop at: WOW US Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn Shop at: BP Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios Shop at: SB | CS | CS US
Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers Shop at: SB | CS | CS US QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers Shop at: SB | CS | CS US

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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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