Get the most out of your alcohol ink panels and use up all your beautiful scraps. Follow along to see how I made 4 cards from 1 panel. Video tutorial & products below.
I started off by creating the alcohol ink panel with Ranger Alcohol Inks in Stream and Sunshine Yellow. For a lighter teal, I added Copic Various Ink in BG10 and used a colorless blender to move and spread the inks.
Play around with how you drop the inks on the Ranger Yupo paper. I started by squeezing which added large drops and towards the end shook the ink bottle down like shaking the ketchup down in the bottle. This resulted in small successive drops.
To add texture and shimmer, I sprayed the panel with a Ranger Mini Mister filled with Perfect Pearls and water. This added texture to the areas that were still wet (bottom left) and shine without texture to the dry areas.
Tip: In order to keep the white space with hard edges I was careful not to move the paper. Just let the ink do it’s own thing without manipulating it.
Next, I inked up the Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers Stamp with the Ranger Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad and stamped the large arrangement onto the panel.
Tip: This will lift ink off of the panel. Instead of wiping this ink off, use it to stamp another panel for a cool multi-colored effect!
CARD DESIGN 1
The first card design really puts the alcohol ink panel to use as a complete background panel. I trimmed half of the original inked panel down to 4 x 5.25 inches.
I then die cut a large you out of the panel with Simon Says Stamp Big You Die. Be sure to keep the pieces from inside the y and o. This die is no longer available, but I linked alternatives below. I cut 4 more you’s out of white cardstock and glued them together.
I adhered the background to a card base, inlaid the you, and pieces from the y and o, and added a sub-sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set. I love the texture and pops of bright white in the background!
CARD DESIGN 2
Yay, for two-fers! I took the you that was die cut from card 1 and stacked it on top of 4 more white die cuts. This time I didn’t die cut a you from the background panel, which is a piece of Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Petite Pattern paper. And I wish I had as I could have gotten a 3rd card out of it!!
I lined the you up with the diagonal background lines and adhered it with Ranger Collage Medium Matte. I then stamped Sending Good Vibes in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and clear heat embossed it. I stacked the sentiments over the “o” to read, “Sending You Good Vibes”. I thought this went well with the graphic background!
I embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets to magnify the diagonal lines, and I just love that effect!
CARD DESIGN 3
Next up, a super quick and easy window card.
I used the Lawn Fawn Reverse Stitched Scalloped Window Circle Die to cut out a window from an A2 sized piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock.
I cut a square from the alcohol inked panel and adhered it behind the window. I then stamped and clear heat embossed a sentiment from the Sketched Flowers stamps set under the window added the panel to an A2 sized card base and called it done.
Check out the shimmer and shine from the Ranger Perfect Pearls!
Card Design 4
Now let’s use up the alcohol ink panel scraps from the last card. I loved the shapes on the panel on the left and wanted to accentuate them. So I trimmed it into 4 strips so I could spread it out on the card front.
The scrap on the right was all that was left of the original panel, and I’ll be sure to make a 5th card with that at a later date!
I popped the strips up with Darice Foam Strips. I penciled in a guideline and adhered the strips to the card panel.
Tip: Rather than penciling in a line, use a piece of washi tape. I found it challenging to erase the line once the strips were adhered.
I stamped off some individual flowers and leaves from the Sketched Flowers Stamp Set and clear embossed and fussy cut them out. I chose 1 flower, popped it up with foam tape and arranged the leaves.
I framed the panel with Simon Says Stamp Peacock Teal Cardstock, stamped and clear embossed a sentiment, added some clear droplets, and called this card done.
I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give alcohol inks a try. This has been my favorite SSS Card Kit to date!! Get creative and remember to Breathe · Ink · Inspire.