I have been eagerly anticipating my first play with the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and the Artistic Dies (combined in the Artistically Inked Bundle and included in the Expressions in Ink Suite Collection), and here it is – a very quick and easy card featuring the amazing DSP.
I love alcohol art and now Stampin’ Up! has made it incredibly quick and easy to create cards with a major wow factor. The Expressions in Ink Suite Collection has been curated to allow you to let your inner artist out. You'll love what you can create with this frenzy of fresh flowers. Use just one color for an elegant, monochromatic look, or create an explosion of hues by using several colors together. Use the greetings any time you want to say thanks, hello, or convey your best wishes.
There is a link at the end of this post to download the tutorail in PDF format.
Stamp Set: Artistically Inked
Dies: Artistic Dies
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pale Papaya
Cardstock: Basic White, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya
Designer Series Pape (DSP): Expressions in Ink DSP
Embellishments: 2021-2023 In Color Jewels
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (optional)
*the non-Stampin' Up! products mentioned are my personal preference and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up!; I do not receive commissions or affiliate payments for mentioning these products
TIP: a multi-purpose spray is a great way to adhere any type of intricate and delicate die cuts to avoid using a liquid glue that tends to flood out from underneath the cut cardstock and onto the cardstock; spray lightly to the back of the die cut pieces, press onto your cardstock, and cover with a large acrylic block for a few seconds to bond the die cut and cardstock together
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE*)
*SUCE (noun, homophone) / soo-kee): the abbreviated, short-hand name for the Stampin' Up! Cut and Emboss machine. The term SUCE was invented by Barry and Jay of Mitosu Crafts (check out their amazing YouTube videos); the term SUCE was inspired by their cat named Sukie (also pronounced soo-kee, thus creating the homophone) :-)
Card Base: Polished Pink measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Basic White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer #2 - Inside: Pale Papaya measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer #4 - Inside Strip: Artistically Inked DSP measuring 5" x 3/4"
Die Cutting: Expressions in Ink DSP measuring 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" (see image below and Step 2 below)
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all paper as described above
Trim the DSP in an area with the colors you like best; you'll need to trim a piece measuring approximately 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" to accommodate the die)
Die cut the large bouquet of flowers from DSP (see picture below for reference)
Adhere the die cut bouquet to the bottom half of the Basic White Layer #1 cardstock, with a spray adhesive or adhesive of your choice (such as Multipurpose Liquid Glue)
Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the center area above the die cut florals
Stamp the dots stamp around the edges of the Basic White Layer #1 cardstock, surrounding the die cut florals and sentiment
Adhere Basic White Layer #1 to the front of the Polished Pink card base
Adhere Pale Papaya Layer #2 - Inside to the inside of the card base
Adhere the Artistically Inked Layer #4 - Inside Strip to the bottom of the Pale Papaya layer on the inside of the card base
Adorn the front of the card with 2021-2023 In Color Jewels
Alcohol Ink Inspiration
Creating Alcohol Ink Projects with Stampin' Blends
Creating Alcohol Ink Projects with Stampin' Blends
Ink on Vellum by Mitosu Crafts
Alcohol Ink Artwork Posts on Instagram
Check out these amazing artwork projects by talented artists. You'll be amazed--trust me!
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Virtual Card Classes via Zoom
I offer live card classes open to everyone globally. If you're in the US, there are options for class kits to go, with prepared, precut project materials, PDF tutorials, live class via Zoom, with an additional $15 in Stampin' Up! products at no additional chage -- all with free shipping. For those outside the US, you will receive the PDF tutorials and the live class via Zoom.
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