Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alcohol Ink Cards and EXCITING NEWS

Oh yes, I went there...finally!  I have been wanting to get these inks for AGES but just haven't done it due to cost or because there were other things I wanted more.  So, when I got a gift card for Christmas, I decided to buy the lot of 23 that I had my eye on in an Etsy store.  It included two of the fixatives (gold and silver) and then I ordered the other items I needed from SimonSaysStamp who are a fantastic site to purchase from.  Contrary to what some of my friends wish - these are not for drinking or licking!  I do suggest that you work in a well ventilated area though!

On Monday, I finally had the chance and the energy to try them!  Here are the results:

(Materials used: Stampin' Up Whisper White Card Stock, tissue paper in purple, blue and white, Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, Diamond Stickles, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, hot glue, Hero Arts Stamp and Emboss Collage Background, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Mini Butterflies Movers and Shapers, Alcohol Inks in Stream, Currant, Wild Plum, Silver, Gold and Sail Boat Blue, misc brads, Clear Embossable Acetate, Tim Holtz Sizzix Springtime Backgrounds and Borders Texture Fade, Vintage Treasures Scrapbooking Dazzles, Pearl Pen in White)

(Materials used:  DCWV Cardstock, Gold Glitter Paper, Ranger Archival Ink in Plum, Rhinestones, Vintage Treasures Scrapbooking Dazzles, Plastic packaging, Time Holtz Sizzix Springtime Backgrounds and Borders Texture Fade, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, hot glue, Staz On Ink in Jet Black, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Mini Butterflies Movers and Shapers, Alcohol Inks in Cranberry, Red Pepper, Watermelon, Gold, Butterscotch, Sunshine Yellow and Sunset Orange, Adirondack Alcohol Ink Cardstock, Hero Arts/Sizzix Stamps and Die Cut Message Frames, Gold Twine)

The purple card was done using a clear embossable acetate from Sparkle and Sprinkle while the red card was done using Adirondack Alcohol Ink Cardstock.  You will need some form of glossy or slick surface to use these on but they have SOOOOO many applications.  Here is a video from the guru himself about how to use them:

 He tells you just about everything you need to know about these amazing inks in this video.  There are many great videos on YouTube about Alcohol Inks as well if you search for them.  I can also recommend Scrap Time as a fabulous site for videos too.  Sorry I didn't have any step by step photos this time!  I was just to excited to remember :)

What is this EXCITING NEWS I hear you say!  Well, if you didn't see it on my FB feed - I've been published!!!  Scrapbook Creations Issue 91 has a two page layout with one of my cards!  I am beyond excited and very honoured that they chose one of my creations.  I would have been jumping out of my skin for just a gallery shot but to have the two pages is more than I could have hoped for.

So run out and get a copy.  If you live close by, I'll autograph it for you ;0)  You never know, it might be worth something some day!  Here's the cover of the issue it's in too:

Thank you so much to all of you who have been so supportive and encouraging.  And thanks to all of those who have already celebrated with me!  Your words of congratulations have made it even more enjoyable.

Next time, I will have some fun to show you with Claudine Hellmuth's paints and sticky back canvas!




  1. Congratulations on your publication!!! Long overdue seeing the work of a talented craftsman :)

    1. Thank you Chantal!! Your friendship and positive comments on my work have helped so much!