Well, hello there everyone! It’s Ashlea, and I’m back today with a very quick and simple DIY Mother’s Day card using Alcohol Inks and, of course, some Birch Press Designs stamps and dies! Check out my video below showing how I created this eye catching Mother’s Day card.
My technique for Alcohol Ink art is a simple one; a drop of ink, a drop of blending solution right over that, and then blow some air with my air puffer while rotating my Alcohol Ink card stock. It’s great for a nice feathery look with lots of movement. I then add some blending solution splatters which helps to add texture and some more movement to the piece, but be sure to have a designated paint brush for these splatters! The blending solution will cause the bristles to become rough and course.
One of my favorite die sets from Birch Press isn’t a layered one at all. It’s the Alpha Lingo letter dies, and I love them because they’re legible and small enough to create whatever sentiment/word without worrying it won’t fit. I chose to cut mine from a gold metallic card stock and add the same cuts from white card stock just off center behind them to create a shadow. This shadow technique draws the eye a bit more and makes it easier to read. To really drive this home, I added a small strip of vellum underneath the die cut word. Finally, I added the sentiment “So Glad We’re Friends” underneath the word and adhered it all to an A2 sized card base.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about how I created this card! Be sure to check out the video for the entire supply list as well as more tips for alcohol ink art! Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!