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Easy way to use your alphabet dies | Alcohol inks in cardmaking

You may wonder what to do with alphabet dies? You may love the font and size but unsure when to use them. Well today I’m showing you how a simple popping background is the perfect base to add your alphabet die-cut sentiment on top for an eye catching card design. 

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easy way to use your alphabet dies

For this, create a colourful inky background. Here I applied blending solution to Yupo paper and then added a selection of alcohol ink colours: Pool, Amethyst and Wild Plum. Use a hand blower to move the ink about to blend the colours.

easy way to use your alphabet dies

Before you alcohol ink background sets, you can place foil over the sticky areas to get veins of metal in your background. Here I used Blush Fab Foil and Dark Blue Fab Foil. Foam mount this panel onto a card base measuring at 5.5″ x 7.5.

For the sentiment, die-cut Happy Birthday using the Heather Upper alphabet die set and Heather Lower alphabet die set in white card 3 times. Layer these up with liquid adhesive and adhere over the card front. 

In addition, die-cut the sentiment one more time out a rose golld cardstock and adhere the outline around the edge to define the sentiment. Lastly, embellish with sequins from the Portland Sequin mix

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easy way to use your alphabet dies

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Heather Uppercase die set - PinkFresh Studio
Heather Uppercase die set – PinkFresh Studio
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Heather Lowercase die set - PinkFresh Studio
Heather Lowercase die set – PinkFresh Studio
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Pool Alcohol Ink - Ranger Ink
Pool Alcohol Ink – Ranger Ink
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Amethyst Alcohol Ink - Ranger Ink
Amethyst Alcohol Ink – Ranger Ink
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RI
Wild Plum Alcohol Ink - Ranger Ink
Wild Plum Alcohol Ink – Ranger Ink
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Alcohol Blending Solution - Ranger Ink
Alcohol Blending Solution – Ranger Ink
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White Yupo Paper - Ranger Ink
White Yupo Paper – Ranger Ink
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Blush Fab Foil - WOW! Embossing Powder
Blush Fab Foil – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Dark Blue Fab Foil - WOW! Embossing Powder
Dark Blue Fab Foil – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Burnished Rose Satin Mirror Craft Perfect Card - Tonic Studios
Burnished Rose Satin Mirror Craft Perfect Card – Tonic Studios
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Precision Glue XL - Hero Arts
Precision Glue XL – Hero Arts
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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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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