Friday, 2 February 2018

Alcohol Ink Window Bi-Fold Card ft. Hero Arts


Welcome to my blog/or welcome back! I am so happy to be able to share another card and video with you.  For today's card, I played around with using alcohol ink on acetate then combined it with some layered stamping and brought it all together into a bi-fold card.

To begin, I cut down a piece of acetate to measure 4 1/8" x 3" and placed it onto an old Ranger craft mat (I used an old mat because alcohol ink bleeds through the craft mat as it is a fabric, therefore you won't be able to remove the ink from the mat).  I applied Alcohol Ink blending solution first and then added 3 colours of alcohol inks (listed below) in a random order.  The colours did not blend as much as i had hoped so I used an old paintbrush to move some of the colour around.  next I added more blending solution and more alcohol ink until I was happy with the result.  I then set this piece aside to try while I worked on the rest of the card.

For the card base I used two side folding cards cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored in half on the 8 1/2" side from some Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock.  From the first card base I cut a window using the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Stitched Rectangles die set.  I used the third largest in the set. From another piece of cardstock I cut a frame for my window panel using the second and third largest dies from the same SSS die set. From the second card panel I cut one of the edges using the Lawn Fawn Ocean Waves Border Die.

On the panel with the waves I drew in some registration marks with pencil by lining it up underneath my window panel.  I did this so that I could be sure to stamp my images so they could be seen through the window panel. I stamped and layered the fish images from the Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish stamp set using my MISTI tool and some Catherine Pooler Inks (colours listed below).  Once the fish were stamped I created some masks for the fish using Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper so that I could stamp the seaweed to appear behind the fish images.  To finish this part of the card I added bubble images from the fish and added pebbles to the bottom part.  Whilst I was still stamping I also stamped out some of the seaweed onto a separate piece of cardstock and then fussy cut them out.

Now that my alcohol ink piece was now dry I adhered it to the front of the window panel using some Be Creative 1/4" tape.  I then adhered the frame piece over the top of it in the same way.  Next I adhered the fussy cut seaweed images to the edge pieces of the frame using some Tombow Mono Multi glue.  I also used the same glue to adhere the two card panels to one another.

To add the sentiment, I used Staz On Jet Black ink to ink up the "Just keep Swimming" and lined it up on the front of my card using an acrylic block. Once I had stamped this and it did not stamp very well, I then went back over it by lining up the stamp in my MISTI tool (I wish I had just used my MISTI to begin with).

To complete my card I added droplets of Nuvo Crystal Drops in the Morning Dew colour (which is clear) to the places where I had stamped my bubbles on the panel below.

Supplies Used:

  1. Acetate sheets
  2. Neenah Solor White cardstock 110lb
  3. Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies
  4. Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish
  5. Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper
  6. Fiskars Trimmer
  7. Be Creative 1/4" double sided tape
  8. Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
  9. Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks in: Pool, Turquoise, Sailboat Blue
  10. Nuvo Crystal Drops: Morning Dew
  11. Tombow Mono Multi Glue
  12. Ranger Craft Mat
  13. Catherine Pooler Inks in: Tuttti Frutti, Orange Twist, Tiki Torch, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Garden Party, Icing on the Cake, Fiesta Blue
  14. Staz On Jet Black Ink
  15. MISTI
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my creation.  If you like this card, please leave me a comment below.  Please also check out my video, give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel to see more cardmaking videos from me in the future.

Have a great day!

Jodie xx


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