All it takes is a little alcohol…

…oh, and a glass of wine can make it fun, too!

Last week I demonstrated a fun, new-to-me technique using the Stampin’ Blends, vellum paper and rubbing alcohol. I had a lot of fun experimenting with different colored backgrounds and creating cards where the background is the focus. The technique can be a little messy, but is pretty simple. Check out the Facebook Live here for a demonstration of the technique.

I randomly scribbled Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Rich Razzleberry and Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends on the vellum and then painted over it with the alcohol. I found the best technique is to paint around the side of the scribbles and then drop a little alcohol in the middle to let it spread. The sooner you paint after you scribble with the blends, the better the watercolor looks. Experiment on vellum scraps because not all Stampin’ Blend colors work with this technique.

I used the Poppy Moments dies to compliment the background; I felt that the openness of the die cut pieces lent themselves well to the card design. I used Wink of Stella on the dies-cut pieces and some retired gold thread, too, for some sparkle. And finally, the sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments. Since the background is the focus, the design of the card came together very quickly. (see full recipe of products below)

I did play with some other color combinations on the following cards – really a great technique if you are looking for something different for your cards. The open die cut pieces are best for showcasing your unique backgrounds.

Product List
Gold Metallic Thread
Gold Metallic Thread
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If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, please click here for my online store or just give me a call at 612-718-9392. If you do place an order online, please use the March Host Code UT7R4XPP before you check out.

Thanks and, as always, Happy Stamping!

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