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Alcohol Ink Background Masculine Birthday Cards

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you a masculine set of cards created with the use of alcohol inks.

Step 1:

I used a left over, half A4 size sheet of Yupo (which is a synthetic paper) to start my project off with. I also have some plastic shot glasses, a few pipets, a straw (black in the picture), 96% isopropyl alcohol and two colours of Copic Various Inks (which are their refills) in B28 and Y08 (blue and yellow create green together).

I added some of the coloured alcohol inks to the shot glasses and then added some of the isopropyl alcohol (this will make a larger amount, but the colour will stay as strong). In the last shot glass I put some alcohol by itself.

Then I started working on the Yupo paper: I added blue and yellow drops of ink using the pipets (but a bit more of the yellow) and some drops of alcohol and started to blow the ink around with a straw. When I felt that was needed I added more ink or more alcohol. This technique with the straw creates softer edges then my previous project where I used my hair dryer (which was too strong) but if you have breathing/respiratory problems then this is not for you! When I was happy with the results I spattered lightly with some alcohol by itself to create fun spots on the ink.

Step 2:

Next I die cut two rectangle pieces from this Yupo panel, each two sizes smaller then my card base.

Then I stamped some of the images from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set called “Ice Cream Dream” onto Copic friendly paper, using Memento “Tuxedo Black Ink” and I coloured the images using the following colours of Copic Markers: R20, R14, R37, BV31, BV02, BV13, V17, YR30, E13, E35 and E27.

When the colouring was done I added in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.

Step 3:

I fussy cut the previously coloured images leaving a small border. Then I stamped my sentiments from the same “Ice Cream Dream” stamp set on the Yupo paper using Versafine “Onyx Black Ink” and heat embossed the text using clear embossing powder.

This is a bit tricky since the Yupo will not take the heat well: I use a Ranger Heat It tool, heat it up well and then hit the Yupo in short bursts, it only warps a little this way. If you don’t like this method then you can use Staz On ink to stamp on the Yupo as well.

Now I can put my cards together: I die cut a slightly larger mat for each card, one in bordeaux red and one in light purple and adhered the Yupo panels to this panel using liquid glue. Next I adhered these combined panels to a crème coloured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and to finish this card I adhered the ice cream images on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Some detail pictures:

And that’s it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

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