Archive for May 13, 2010
Welcolme to the first ever Just Add Ink Blog Hop brought to you by our amazing Design Team.
So here’s how it works…..There are 10 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 9 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the blog hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The cool part of that is that you can do the Blog Hop whenever you want.
Each week at Just Add Ink, we host a challenge, and this week we’ve incorporated it into our Blog Hop. So the challenge is for you to Just Add… A Technique From The Blog Hop. Easy! There are 9 fantastic techniques to choose from (with a tutorial to match); the hard part will be making the choice! Add your entry via Mr Linky on the Just Add Ink blog.
The Technique I am showing you today is the Ink & Alcohol Technique
Using Re-inkers, Isocol Alcohol, Glossy White Card and a Cotton Ball you can create funky and unique Backgrounds.
Step One – Squeeze some Isocol Alcohol (which you can buy from your Supermarket or Pharmacy) onto a Cotton Ball. Add some dots of Ink from your reinker onto the cotton ball. You can use several colours.
Step Two – Dab the ink onto Glossy White Card. It dries quickly – and you can go over the same area a couple of times if you wish.
Another option is to Stamp an image with Versamark and emboss it before covering with Alcohol Ink.
I have used both of these pieces for my Card.
- Cut out flowers and punch the edges of the strip with the Eyelet Boarder Punch.
- Stamp the image with Pink Pirouette Ink into the Pink Pirouette Card. Sponge edges of Pink Pirouette Card with Pink Pirouette Ink.
- Use the Corner rounder punch to Round the corners of the Pink Pirouette Card.
- Fold the large Rich Razzleberry card in half.
- Punch out 3 or 4 Leaves of Kiwi Kiss with the Bird Punch.
- Attach the Ink Alcohol strip to a strip of Rich Razzleberry Card. Attach some Rich Razzleberry Ribbon over the Ink Alcohol strip.
- Adhere Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Circles together.
- Adhere Rich Razzleberry/Ink Alcohol strip to Pink Pirouette Card.
- Attach 3 Old Olive Brads to bottom left corner of card.
- Adhere Pink Pirouette Card to main Rich Razzleberry Card.
- Adhere leaves to back of flowers.
- Using Dimensionals, stick flowers to Circle.
- Stamp a sentiment on scrap Whisper White Card with Rich Razzleberry ink.
- Punch out using Large Oval and sponge edges with Pink Pirouette Ink. Also punch a Scalloped Oval in Rich Razzleberry.
- Use Dimensionals to stick Sentiment Oval to Scalloped Oval.
- Use Dimensionals to stick Circle (with flowers on it) to Card.
- Adhere sentiment to Card.
Here’s my finished card.
So off you go…..join in the Challenge with any of the wonderful Techniques you see while on this Blog Hop. Have Fun!
Click on this button to continue the Blog Hop with Kirsty
or page down to see other cards I have done using the Ink & Alcohol Technique.
I’ve been wanting to put together a Pick a Petal Stamp a Stack for some time so enjoyed making these cards. Love the colours too.