Friday 9 December 2011

Alcohol Inks and Snowman Card from Tuesday's Show

Hi Bloggers,

Today I thought I'd share the card that I demonstrated on the first show on Create & Craft on Tuesday.

This is my sample card and I think the demo card had the blue and purple layers reversed.

To create the background for the snowman and the larger background I put spots of Pool (it was Cloudy Blue in the demo), Stonewashed and Eggplant (it was Plum in the demo) Adirondack Alcohol Inks on a craft sheet and added a little Pearl Mixative. I then swirled a piece of glossy cardstock into the inks. I added more ink to the craftsheet and swirled again to fill in any gaps. I then poped some Silver Mixative onto the corner of my craft sheet and used the ink to stamp the crackle stamp randomly over my background. I blasted it with the heat gun to make sure it was dry.

I brushed the surface of the background with my Anti-Static Pad and then stamped the Tatty Button Snowman stamp in Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.

I coloured the image with Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I added 2-3 coats in each area making sure it was dry in between each coat.

The image was cut out using a Spellbinders Labels 23 die and I made a faux mat out of purple card in this case.

The circle accent is cut from a Spellbinders Teardrop Circles die and the snowflakes are from Spellbinders Create-A-Flake.

The card was assembled as shown and I did a little paper piercing with my Tim Holtz Ruler and a piercing tool all around the outside.

I'm sharing this card with Make It Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Julia this is stunning .Love the papers and the image .Love the background on which you stamped the snowman .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  2. This is lovely and I love the colours x


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