Sunflower Cards By Eva

Hello Friends! Eva here today with your Monday blog post. 

Today, I am sharing a warm and inviting alcohol ink card and a second card using the ink lift off technique. These two cards feature the Sunflower Background Stamp and Stripe Sentiments Stamp Set. Let’s get started!


We will start with the red/orange card first. When making alcohol ink backgrounds for cards, I tend to use glossy cardstock for several reasons. The cardstock (at least what I use) is heavier than yupo, it is gentler on my dies and it is more economical than yupo. I tend to use a lot of isopropyl alcohol or ink blending solution to get the ink to move on the glossy card stock. 

On this background I covered the glossy cardstock with red, yellow and orange alcohol inks and let them dry. Once dry, I placed my background stamp in my stamp positioner and used alcohol lift ink to stamp the image onto the colored panel. I placed a dry cloth on the image and gently rubbed my hand over it to pull up the ink. Make sure you do not rub the cloth back and forth or you will smear the image. 

Once this was done, I quickly placed my white card panel for card #2 into my stamp positioner and stamped the lifted inkon the stamp onto the white panel and set the piece aside for later. 

Once the red/orange panel was dry, I used glittery gold embossing powder to  heat emboss the You Are Strong sentiment from the Stripe Sentiment set on to a black strip. I placed the strip on the card front and added some gold embroidery floss for a little extra bling. I mounted the panel onto a black card front to finish it off. 

I then moved to the second card front that I had already stamped out. I added an embossed, black sentiment strip and gold embroidery thread then mounted into a white card front. Love the fact that I was able to simply get two cards from this technique. 

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the projects.  Make sure to head on over to the ELC shop and grab your stampy goodness today!


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