Quick one this morning!! A couple weeks ago, my friend, the awesomely talented Jean Chaney came to our monthly crafty playtime with an arsenal of Alcohol Ink goodness! I played quite a bit and this is one of the backgrounds I created that day. (I have another special make from that day that I'll be sharing soon.. soon!). When I opened up my recent order from Kat Scrappiness which contained my Alcohol Lift stamp pad (and re-inker of course), I pulled out my Ink Road Bella Flora stamps and dies and then flipped through the backgrounds I made that day, because I knew it would be the perfect pairing! I chose this purple one because I thought it would look lovely with some florals.
I love the Bella Flora die set!! It's a huge set that includes outline dies as well as stand alone dies that coordinate with the stamp set! It's awesome! It's like getting two or three sets all together! I decided on this sentiment in gold. And I set it against the yummy alcohol ink background and even in gold it got a little lost. So I decided a purple vellum banner was in order and I also picked up on the blue in the background and cut the sentiment from a deep blue cardstock and offset them just a bit from each other.
So the Alcohol Lift works just as it sounds! You ink up your stamp with the clear solution on the pad and stamp it firmly onto your alcohol inked background. Lift it and you can barely see the image. Then you take a soft cloth and blot the area first (very important!) and then buff the area after it's blotted and your image starts to appear. Don't worry... there are instructions right on the pad! And be sure to clean off your stamps right away! The bold lines on the Bella Flora stamps are perfect for this! I stamped a couple different images in each corner this way. Love the beautiful, ghostly images that are left!
One more peek! I'm so excited!! LOVE all of these things I've used to create a really quick, simple, but I think lovely card!
I'm playing along with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge which is Spectacular Backgrounds this time around! You should check it out! And you may or may not know that Ink Road has a monthly challenge on Instagram! Just post something you've made using their products or even a pic of an order you received for a chance to win... use #inkroadstamps when you post!
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See you soon!