12 May 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #99 - Thinking of You feat. Alcohol Blending Technique

 Hello crafty friends!  Welcome, and thanks for popping in!

The latest Colour INKspirations Challenge has just opened up over on our Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook Page and the photo for this challenge was picked by fellow crew member Jacque Williams and our Guest Designer this fortnight is Yvon Van Heugten Doensen.



A "Thinking of You" card from me for Colour INKspiration #99.   I attempted a little alcohol blending in the challenge colours for this card and love the finished look.  I don't know why it's taken me this long to try this out. This card is quite product heavy as I took out most of my die sets which had foliage to put together the all-white arrangement on the front. You could use whatever you have in your stash.

A couple of things to note when doing this technique.  

  • You can't use regular cardstock for the blending as it's too porous.  
  • You'll need to use a high % rubbing alcohol.  I used Diggers Isopropyl Alcohol which is 100%.  I bought mine from Office Works and I believe it's also available at Bunnings Hardware.

Supplies needed:

  • Stamp Set: Quiet Meadow
  • Dies:  Stitched Rectangles, Poinsettia, Birds & More, Forever Flourishing, Natures Thoughts, Cherry Blossoms.
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card base), Basic White Regular, Vellum
  • Inks: Soft Suede
  • Stampin Blends:  Soft Suede Combo, Just Jade Combo, Mint Macaron Combo, Smoky Slate Combo
  • Baker's Twine Essential Pack
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat Tool.
  • Other: Diggers Isopropyl 100% Alcohol
Assembling the card:

Using the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, literally scribble your colours onto the piece of vellum.

Pour a small amount of isopropyl alcohol into a small container and using an old paint brush, splatter the vellum allowing the alcohol and ink to mix.

It doens't take long to dry but if you want to speed up the process you can dry off with your Heat Tool.

Adhere to a piece of Basic White cardstock using tombow and a sponge INK SIDE DOWN.

Trim to 1/8" less on two sides than your card front. 

Take the fourth to largest stitched rectangle die and cut a rectangle in Basic White cardstock.

Stamp your sentiment and make a diagonal cut just above the sentiment. 

Use a Stamparatus to get perfect the perfect position for your stamping.







Adhere this to the Vellum with Dimensionals and glue this to your card front.  My preference is Tombow Liquid Glue as it gives me 'wriggle time'.

Die cut your pieces in Basic White cardstock.  
Glue the bottom layers down with Tombow.
Place Dimensionals on the die cut feather.
Take a piece of twine, separate the strands, loop and use the Dimensionals on the back of the feather die cut to adhere it to the card front.
Tombow Liquid Glue was used to adhere the two small leaves over the end of the feather.
Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour challenges. It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours! 
Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.


Thank you so much taking the time to drop in and I hope I have inspired you.  Feel free to leave a comment if you like what you see 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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  1. Glorious and such a fantastic technique Monica! I am itching to give this a try! xxxx

  2. So fresh and simply stunning, Monica. The cluster of the feather and florals is beautiful too. Thankyou for all the tips. D x


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