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Making Waves with Alcohol Ink

Jun 10, 2018 Janette Kausen

Hi there! As we head into the long and hot days of summer, many head for the water. Today, I am sharing about making waves at home, in a stay-crafty-cation of sorts!

Alcohol inks are a great way to create a watery background. I liberally applied several drops of an aqua color, along with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to an alcohol ink cardstock panel. I tilted it to spread the color and then repeated with a blue shade. It looked like a hot mess, but I knew that with a few splatters of gold metallic alcohol ink and a die, it would be perfect!

I die cut the panel with the Wave and Sea Confetti Die. The die happens to be out of stock as of my writing this, but each month the My Monthly Hero add-ons become a part of the regular Hero Arts line and are replenished. Be sure to click the green "Email When Available" button on the left of the item page screen to be among the first to know when it is restocked.

I completed the card by creating a Snow Layering Paper frame with 2 of the larger Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies. I then colored the adorable critters from Seal Of Approval with warm gray Copic markers and die cut them. I adhered the seals and ball over the sealiest white embossed sentiment. I applied the finished panel to a Snow Folded Card.

It is bittersweet that the June My Monthly Hero card kit sold out so dang quickly this month. It broke records around here! I am glad it was so popular and sad that many who wanted it missed out. The good news, you may subscribe to make sure you receive future kits. It really is the only way to guarantee you get one!

Have a crafty week!

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5 Responses

Deidre Burks

Deidre Burks

June 15, 2018

Love the card. Really wish you guys would sell the ocean waves Stamps in the June 2018 kit separately. I just love them.

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

June 13, 2018

These guys ARE SO CUTE. They remind me of our trips up to Carmel/Monterey. Sigh….

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

June 13, 2018

Lovely effect!!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

June 12, 2018

Love your card idea! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Teresa Doyle

Teresa Doyle

June 12, 2018

Awesome card Janette. Love the alcohol technique with this waves die. Absolutely perfect together, a great card!

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