Hello, and welcome back! Getting closer to the end of this level and there is only one more card in the series left before the big challenge!
Today is all about alcohol markers and how to use them creatively. And today, I am sticking to my motto “simple and quick”. In this class Sara is showing such fun and creative ways to your alcohol markers, but one technique stood up to me a lot and I wanted to give it a try. I am really not sure if this technique even has a name, but I am going to call it a “smushing” technique.
These are the main supplies I used to create today’s card:
- Altenew Leafy Border Die
- Altenew Sentiments from Celebration of Crafts
- Copic Alcohol Markers
- Perfect Pearls
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs Card Stock
I just want to mention that I usually prepare my die cuts before hand. This also includes paper cutting, creating a card base , etc.I just find it easier that way, so when I start working on the actual design I don’t interrupt my flow. It helps me stay focus and it saves me a lot of time. So that being said, let’s jump into creating the design. For this “smushing”technique I used Copic Y19 and RV19. These two colors just look great together and they also mix well. I first scribble some color on my Stamping Mat from Altenew and then to activate the color I spritzed a light mist of rubbing alcohol. I then took my little border and smushed it directly on it. This technique might be a little messy and not for you, but it’s great and quick! You get this subtle, effortless watercolor look and the color combinations are endless! I then used Perfect Pearls that I previously mixed with clear water and prayed over the border for some shimmer and glued my die cut on top. I then moved to stamping. For stamping I used Permanent Black Dye Ink form Altenew and it was time for assembly. Since this was fairly simple card, I decided to give it a little more interest by using my die cut border as a separation between the two card panels. I glued fun foam to the border first, then glued the top layers and trimmed everything together. I then attached everything to the base and the card was done!
This was such a fun technique and I absolutely love how it turned out. You cannot see it in a photo, but there is so much shimmer on that little border and the colors are just perfect for spring and summer, and that fun foam raised the panel a little bit, which gave it such an interesting look.
Thank you for visiting me today and I will catch you soon with a final card in this level!