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Alcohol Ink Layered Flower Enjoy Your Day

I had a small piece of alcohol ink background on my craft desk. These backgrounds are so vibrant and lovely I just can't throw them away until I've used them us. I had just enough to cut the flower from Altenew's Fantasy Floral 3D die. Since there wasn't a lot of different in color on the layers I added thin strips of Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape to each layer to give it some separation and depth.

When I've used this die in the past I've always cut two or three flowers to add to a card, but I only had the one. I was getting rid of some of my older stamps and my crafter friend was wondering what could be done with the Avery Elle Floral Bouquet stamp set and so we went looking on the internet and saw a beautiful card made by Amy Kolling where she divided the card front in half, one side a pale gray polka dot and the other white with a hot pink strip between the two and hot pink flowers adhered over the two.

I went looking through my paper pads to find a light gray patterned paper. I decided on one from Pink Paislee's Indigo & Ivy Paper Pad. I cut down a 2 1/8" strip of cardstock, but I didn't like the way it looked next to the white, maybe because my patterned paper doesn't have white in it, so I decided to run the card front through the Big Shot with the Stampin' Up Subtle Embossing Folder to give some linen texture to the white and liked that much better.

I went looking through my scraps to find a hot pink that would work with the flower. I have problems cutting a thin strip of cardstock with my guillotine cutter and keeping it same width from top to bottom. Simon Says Stamp Strips has resolved that issue. I ran the hot pink paper through the Big Shot with the strips die and laid it in the seam between the two papers. It wasn't quite the same pink, so I pulled out a Copic Marker to pick up the darker burgundy shade in the alcohol inked background and adhered the strip in place with liquid glue.

I decided to use gold leaves for the flower and added veins with a stylist. The flower and leaves were adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

I had a thin strip of leftover alcohol ink background that I used to stamp and heat emboss gold a tiny sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. It was cut into a banner using a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip. Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered in place.


· Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D

· Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday

· Ranger Alcohol Pink and Purple Inks

· Ranger Gilded Alloy

· Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper

· Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy Paper Pad

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Deep Pink Cardstock

· Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

· Copic Marker V06

· Simon Says Stamp Strips 1

· Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

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