Daily Archives: November 30, 2011

Alcohol ink background: color bleeding

  • Stamp – Fred B. Mullett – “Fleur 2”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – manufacturer unknown

I learned this background technique on Operation Write Home “Stars & Stamps” this week, put together by Cindy O. I used Copic markers and Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution to create the background for this flower stamp. This stamp was created by Pacific Northwesterner Fred Mullett who has wonderful nature-inspired images. Thanks for stopping by.


OWH – Sketch #97

  • Stamp – My Sentiments Exactly “Happy Valentine’s Day”
  • Patterned papers – all from GCD Studios “Rose Colored Glasses” collection
  • Buttons – Doodlebug Design “Red Hearts”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ric Rac and twine from stash

I was inspired by the current sketch at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps: Sketch Challenge #97¬†when making this card. I always like paper piecing, so this was a fun pattern to use. I’m putting together valentines to ship off for the troops soon, so this is another for that shipment. Thanks for the visit!