Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I am excited to share a video and two cards that I created using the amazing “Blends, Alcohol & Vellum” technique… Stepped Up! I took this fun technique which creates amazing backgrounds and combined it with a few fun technique that will take this to the next level.
Here is the card that I created in the video, I’ll share another with you later in my post.
I have a few tips to share and then I invite you to watch the video;
- Make sure you are using 91% (or higher) Isopropyl Alcohol … the 70% will not work properly.
- Your room should be well ventilated due to the Alcohol
- A paint brush works great, or you could try your old Aqua Painters. (I like the stability of the brush)
- Have paper towel or something to clean your brush off with and absorb excess alcohol on your brush.
- Pick colors that coordinate well together as some combinations may get muddy… But have fun experimenting!
I had so much fun sharing this technique last night with my stampin’ friends, combining the other quick -n- easy techniques to the Blends, Alcohol & Vellum technique, just brings it to another level. Have a look ….
I wanted to use the same elements as I did with our first card, so you will see the die cuts from the Dandy Wishes Dies. Then I decided to cut my background and create a simple pattern … how fun is this!!
Cool … right!! I made this card from the background I showcased in the video. My Stampin’ Blends colors were: (from the Top Down) Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Real Red, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Night of Navy.
You will notice I also “Splattered” the Wink of Stella on this card … it’s just so pretty when you see the sparkle. I also used the same stamp for my greeting and the same Holiday Rhinestones to embellish the card … except I used the red this time.
This technique creates such unique background which gives such depth to the card, and then by incorporating these other techniques, it just takes it to a whole new level!!
If you really enjoyed this technique, be sure to join me on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page next Tuesday, the 27th of July as I we explore even more techniques!
I want to “Thank you” for spending time with me today, to check out my cards and my video! I’d love to know what you think of this technique, and what colors would you use?
Have a fun and creative day ~
TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥