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Alcohol Inks and Resists for the Adventurer


Being Grateful Card
By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide 

Finished card size: 7 x 5.5"

Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants Designs)
Sentiment Stamp (The Angel Company)   
Not Quite Navy Dye Ink Pad (Stampin' Up!)
Denim Alcohol Ink (Ranger Industries)
Lettuce Alcohol Ink (Ranger Industries)
Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger Insustries)
Versamark Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)           
White glossy paper (unknown)
Black cardstock (Bazzil)
White Cardstock (Bazzil)     
Blue Cardstock (Bazzil)
Green Grosgrain Ribbon (unknown)
Clear embossing powder (Ranger)
Heating tool (Marvy)
Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger)
Copy paper to protect your working surface
Double sided tape
Ribbon Tags Trio Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Alcohol Ink Applicator (Ranger)


  1. Stamp your image with Versamark, add the clear embossing powder and heat emboss the image.
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  3. Using the Alcohol ink applicator, add the two colors to your embossed image. I used some belending solution directly to the applicator to get a lighter effect.
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  5. Here you can see the lighter and the darker images.
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  7. Now, cover your glossy paper face up with a sheet of white cardstock, turn on the iron, and press the iron quickly on the surface of the white paper. Remove the cardstock quickly. The white parts will show as in the picture.
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  9. Here you can see the lighter and the darker piece after heating with the iron.
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  11. If necessary add some distress ink to the embossed area to add more contrast.
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  13. Repeat the same image you used before, using the Not Quite Navy inkpad. Observe that the image is not at the same position as the first.
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  15. This is the piece of white cardstock I used with the iron, you can always use this image for another project.
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  17. Here you can see both images already stamped in Not Quite Navy.
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  19. Stamp the sentiment on the tag, add the ribbon and adhere it to the back of the glossy paper.
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  21. Mat your image to the blue cardstock and then to the black card.
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  23. Now you can see the cards.
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  25. Sign your art and send these cards to someone special!

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3 Responses »

  1. Hi! I just tried this technique a couple of times, but I find that the embossing powder (Stampendous White Fine Detail) smudges when I use iron. Thoughts?

  2. This is really beautiful, wow! I love the steps you made the directions so even I could follow..LOL I too need the lettuce alcohol and the peeled paint distress ink... Hummmm got me thinking though. really very lovely thanks, cyn

  3. Beautiful!!! Can't believe the only ink I don't have is the "Lettuce Alcohol' ink so I'll see what substitution I can come up with. Been looking for something different to do for a birthday card and you just supplied me with an idea! Thanks, Marcia.

    Happy card-making,