Sunday, December 27, 2020

Birthday Shaker - Glitter Alcohol Ink Background

It's that time... time to create cards for the birthdays that are coming this year. 

Although this one appears simple, it's the background that took some time. It was created using white glitter paper and alcohol inks. Alcohol inks will generally move around a fair bit but they sit in one spot on glitter paper unless a lot of blending solution is used. Even then, working quickly is required as the inks don't move around nearly as much as they do on other types of paper. This background was created using turquoise and blue inks along with a silver mixative. 

I wanted to focus on the background so I chose a simple card design - just the birthday shaker with coordinating sequins and a few simple embellishments. The shaker was cut from holographic paper.

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Clover Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, White Glitter Paper, Oasis Holographic Paper, Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Stamps: none

Inks: Alcohol Inks (Ranger)

Accessories: Happy Birthday Shaker Window Thin Cut, Silver Loose Sequins, Iridescent Sequins, Turquoise Sequins (not CTMH), Shaker Foam and Acetate




NJ Stamping Queen said...

very clever, Alyson! I never would have thought of putting alcohol inks on glitter paper--thanks so much for inspiring me today!
:) Marie

Vicky Hayes said...

Just lovely Alyson! Loving the effect of the alcohol ink on glitter paper and this card is going to make someone feel very special! Vicky x