Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I Ought To Use This More

The Simon Monday Challenge this week is I Ought To Use This More! I don't know about you, but I tend to buy things, then forget about them. In this case, I bought the new Adirondack Alcohol Inks to, you know, complete my collection. I stumbled upon them in my "bought but not yet used" stash, and decided to open them and try to remember some of the alcohol ink techniques I used to do.

I made a ton of pretty pieces of ... stuff ... but two of them stood out as card-worthy, so you get to see those.

First up:

I put a drop of ink on a felt pad and tapped it all over a piece of glossy white card stock. Then I did the same thing with two other colors. For this card I used Mermaid, Honey Comb and Cranberry (which is an old color, but I liked it with these two newer colors). When I put the blue on the felt, I also added a few drops of Pearl Mixative, so in real life there is a little shimmer.

I broke open my not-yet-used Kelly Purky stamp set and used it. *feels forehead*

I did basically the same thing for the second card, but used Honeycomb, Cranberry and Indigo, with more red and less blue:

I really like how these turned out!

Thanks to the Simon Monday challenge blog for forcing my hand to actually use some of my new stuff. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Co'ordinations Foundations Canvas Textured card stock in Gulf Stream (got it at a big box store), and the following:


  1. I love those colorful arty panels. Great birthday cards.

  2. I like how those turned out, too. Alcohol inks can be tricky - I gave up on them long ago.

  3. Isn't it great when you actually "use " something you had to have a while back? Your backgrounds are really pretty!
    beesmom from split coast

  4. Love the alcohol ink effect! So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra


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