14 May 2021

Alcohol Blending Technique feat. Meadow Dies Silhouettes

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for popping in!

 I'm having so much fun playing around with the alcohol blending technique.  Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! doesn't have a range of alcohol inks but that doesn't stop me!  Using the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and a bottle of high % rubbing alcohol (I use 100%), I can achieve a very similar look.

The card I'm sharing today was started when I visited my good friend, Sharon Dalton who just happens to also be an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the Rockhamtpon area.   We got out the Blends Markers, Vellum and the rubbing alcohol and virtually played all day, creating all different backgrounds.  It's quite addictive!

My card was finished back in my own craft studio.  At the time I didn't really have a purpose, however, a close friend of mine's father passed away last week and I needed a Sympathy Card.  The colours were perfect!  I also got out my new Meadow Dies and an idea popped into my head.

Supplies Needed:

  • Dies:  Meadow, Scalloped Contours
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White Regular, Vellum, Basic Black
  • Stampin' Blends: Evening Evergreen Combo, Fresh Freesia Combo, Pale Papaya Combo, Polished Pink Combo, Soft Succulent Combo
  • Embellishments:  Linen Thread 
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • Tools:  Heat Tool Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Card Assembly:

To see how I created this background, please go back to my previous Blog Post here

I used the second to largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies in Basic White.

Using the scallops as a guide, I drew in lines with a pencil and ruler.  I then took my Paper Trimmer, cut along those lines to create a frame.

Die cut two silhouette images from the Meadow Dies in Basic Black

Attach all pieces to the card front using Dimensionals.

I like to keep Sympathy Cards simple so the only emblissment I added was a small bow in Linen Thread. 

Love the soft look behind the die cut pieces. 






Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  

Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica xx

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