Today is Father’s Day in the UK so I have a card for you which was sent out to my lovely dad – who is currently sunning himself in Lake Como and won’t get it until he gets back! But it’s the thought that counts, right?
As regular readers will know, masculine cards are hard for me to make, but I have found that alcohol inks can be a good thing to have when making cards for men.
The green/blue panel was created during a playtime a few months ago and cut down to place behind the front white card panel.
I used two or three alcohol inks for the panel – Mermaid, Citrus and I believe Sunshine Yellow. I applied drops all over the cardstock and added alcohol ink blending solution on top and then I blew through a straw to move the inks around. One of the extra fun things you can do is to add foil to the panel – and it’s a great way of creating a little more interest.
When alcohol inks dry, you often get parts of the ink that remain sticky, particularly where colours blend together and pool. You can use this to your advantage by pressing some foil down on top and rubbing over it with a brayer or just by putting some scrap paper over it and rubbing (like a transfer). So for this card, I added some turquoise blue foil on the top, there are only flecks and not very many of them – which made it perfect for my dad’s card – he doesn’t like fuss at all!
I used a Winnie & Walter hello die and did some partial die cutting to create the front panel. I stamped the greeting from Clearly Besotted using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
All that I needed to do was assemble the card. I attached the alcohol ink strip to the base card with DST and the die-cut panel on top of that with DST.
So that finishes the rather simple looking card for my dad. I cannot wait to try this technique again and see what else I can make using the foil. I hope you are all having a great weekend, and I will be back soon with another project.
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