ID: MC Sept16 - Alcohol Ink Steaks - ECD Summer, Memories - God Gave Us Memory card
size: 7"w x 5"h (easel closed)

Created: September 3, 2016

Fifth card in the alcohol series... and this was the 1st one I did with these colors, then created the background for the plaid piece and since there was ink left over created the Dec 25 background...

 I was lucky enough to get a bunch of Kodak photo paper - the kind used in the automatic print machines in Superstore.... So I experimented with it. In theory using photo paper is not good with alcohol inks... but this paper worked beautifully. I think it's because it didn't have the 2nd layer (a thin film) adhered to it - it was the raw glossy paper.

I'm using a couple of an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "4Seasons -Summer" 4pce set & "Memories" also available on Quietfire Design HERE & HERE

I'm using a  quote and sentiment  stamps  from Quietfire Design  

("God Gave Us Memory..."); ("Tiny Christmas Wishes" 3pce set)


I scored and folded my citrus toned  card. Cut and adhered a front layer.

Created my alcohol background - inking my felt (Raspberry, Sunshine Yellow, Botanical) and a touch of blending solution, creating a kind of plaid design... since my streaks were really close together the plaid disappeared, but left  a very pleasing streaky background. Trimmed it down and embossed with Cuttlebug Anna Griffin "Rosa" embossing folder. With a clean felt and a very small drop of blending solution, went over the high points while it was still in the embossing folder, which removed some of the previous ink. Continued till I got the results I wanted.

Die cut the Summer and Memories from cream toned cardstock.

Adhered a piece of sage green narrow satin ribbon. adhered the die cuts and then the multi loop Sari bow I made a while back.

Adhered it to the front of the easel.

On the Floor: the strip of alcohol ink background is a cut off of the streaky piece prior embossing, and some pouncing done with the felt.

Stamped the quote with the black and clear embossed on cream toned cardstock. Die cut with the Stitched Ovals die set (Elizabeth Craft Designs). Adhered with 3D foam tape.

Stamped the roses, first creating a silhouette image, electronically cutting it and then stamping with the black and clear embossing. Painted with distress pads on an acrylic block.

Stamped the "Happy Holidays", masking of the flourish/holly leaf, with the black and clear embossed

Final touch added 3 pink gem stickers. 

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