Hi everyone, and welcome to this month’s Social Stamping Blog Host – tonight’s theme is Celebrate!
Big thanks to Kelly Kent for continuing to host these blog hops, sit back and relax and make your way around all the projects being shared tonight. There is a link to the next one in the loop down below, otherwise you can check here for a full list of everyone participating.
I am sharing two cards tonight, same style – different colours. I made the background pieces using alcohol, alcohol inks and a tiny straw. Whilst you can use alcohol inks on lots of different paper styles (and get lots of different effects) in todays cards I have used a synthetic paper called Yupo.
Essentially all I did was use a little pipette (dropper like thing) to drops a mixture of the ink and alcohol onto the paper, and then I gently blew it around with the straw. For the blue card I only used one shade of blue, but then watered sections down with the alcohol to give the look of different tones.
For the pink card, I did something similar, but I also used a bit of gold ink as well for a slightly different look.
For both the cards I have added a simple ‘Celebrate’ sentiment cut with Gold Glimmer paper. In the end they are very simple cards, but I really love the almost textual effect that eventuated.
Which is your favourite – Pink or Blue? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂
Next up tonight is my lovely friend Michelle from South Australia, click below to see what she is sharing (hint: It is awesome!).
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Wow, wow, wow! Those backgrounds look amazing! I love them. I’m glad you kept the cards fairly simple to really showcase the alcohol inks. Lovely cards
I need alcohol inks in my life!!! What brand do you prefer? Your cards are gorgeous and so effective! Kelly x
I love your bold bright colours – the alcohol inks create such a great effect. Chantell
Awesome cards, Shannon….Such a simple application with stunning effects and no 2 cards will be the same
These backgrounds are absolutely stunning, Shannon! I can’t pick a favourite – I love that the blue one has white spaces, and I love the metallics with the pink. Such a great way to make a statement with colour.
Love these Shannon, both are fav colours of mine so I can’t choose! The intensity of colour and the depth this technique creates are stunning.
Wowsers. LOOOOOOVE the blue!! The white space and movement and luminescence is glorious!! What a stunning pair of cards.
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Stunning use of these alcohol Inks Shannon. I have been wanting to order some for a while now and you’ve inspired me to do it – thank you!! xx