Floral Coffee Mug Card

Feb12-1 Today’s card was completely borne out of experimentation- I had no idea if it would work or not!  I love to create this way, but usually do not have the time to do so. I wanted to paint with alcohol inks onto vellum to create a watercolored look and I love how it turned out. To make the card:

  1. I die cut several coffee mugs with the die from the Coffee Mug Card die out of Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock and Bazill thick vellum.  I highly recommend using this vellum because it can stand up to heat embossing and the inks very well by not warping!
  2. After using a powder tool, I stamped the Love You Bunches floral image with Versamark ink onto the vellum die cut and then heat embossed Brutus Monroe gold glitter embossing powder onto it.
  3. Grabbing an acrylic block, 3 pearl alcohol inks (Intrigue, Alchemy & Sublime) as well as an alcohol mixative, I placed a couple of drops of each color as I used it.  You have to work fairly quickly since the alcohol evaporates fairly quickly and leaves dry ink behind, but you can always reconstitute the ink with some alcohol pretty easily.  I used a small paint brush to apply the color and just working and layering color in different areas until I was happy with the result. Feb12-3
  4. As a final touch I added the word HUGS inside the card and the word “sending” on the outside of the card using the Sending Hugs die set.  Feb12-2

It was immensely satisfying to paint with the alcohol ink, I know alcohol inks are very trendy right now- I hope this inspires you to pull out your inks and give it a try. Thank you for stopping by! Feb12-1  

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