When Was The Last Time You Played With Alcohol Inks?

By | 04/12/2021

Are you like me?  Has it been some time since you played with your alcohol inks?

I pulled mine out today to create a quick and fabulous background for a pretty butterfly die cut from Scrappy Tails Crafts Open Butterfly Die Cut set and I’m so happy that I did!

Why am I playing with butterflies?  Because it is the theme for this week’s Make The Cards Challenge!

Make the Cards Challenge: Butterflies


I’ve made a couple videos with different ways to use these fabulous butterfly dies and I have another one for you today!

Make the Cards Challenge Butterflies

I made a quick alcohol ink background using Honeycomb alcohol ink from Ranger.

Then my plan went awry!

I had created a second background to die cut the solid butterfly piece so that I could layer the intricate die piece cut out of gold foil.

I have no foil cardstock of any color left in my stash!

My new plan was to use some glitter paper instead of the foil, but I didn’t love it on the colorful background butterfly piece that I had created.

Make the Cards Challenge Butterflies

Luckily, the glitter die cut butterfly is pretty all on it’s own.  This is a deep purple almost black glitter paper that I had in my stash.

I love how this die cut allows you to fold up the wings to make it look like the butterfly is about to take flight.

Make the Cards Challenge Butterflies

The sentiment is from a set of cut apart sentiments from Maker Forte called Simple Sayings: Just Because.  I so love the cut apart sentiments.  It’s a huge time saver and since I am using a die set and no stamps for my card, this gave me a ready made sentiment that looks really nice on the card.  It’s also foilable, so that is a detail I could have added if I had wanted to.

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I’m so delighted that you stopped by!  Have a creative day!!

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