Sensational Sunset with Ink Alcohol Technique


Add a tealight behind and create a sunset.

The Inspiring Canopy Dies create such beautiful trees in just one swipe of the embossing machine.  It doesn't get any easier than that.  I saw that someone (can't remember who) mounted the trees on a window sheet so that you could see through to the back sheet.  Interesting..... but what if...... and that is precisely when I get myself in trouble and HAVE to create what I am seeing in my head.  Don't ask... there are a lot of cobwebs up there. But just sometimes, I surprise myself.  So here it is.

Items needed:

  • Dies: Inspiring Canopy and Meadow Dies
  • Stampset: Quiet Meadow
  • Cardstock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Basic White
  • Vellum
  • Stampin' Blend Markers: Blackberry Bliss, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
  • 91% isopropyl alcohol
  • twine of your choice
  • Paper towels

Cut Basic Black to 5½" x 4¾", score at ½" so that it looks like this.

Cut vellum to 5½" x 4¼", then use the Stampin' Blends to color it as shown.

To mimic a sunset, I inked in this order.

Watch the quick video showing how to do the ink alcohol technique.

Once the vellum dries completely, adhere to the black cardstock using Stampin'Seal+.

Cut the trees from Basic Black cardstock.  Add glue to the back of the trees using a sponge dauber then adhere to the front of the inked vellum. 

Cut a piece of Basic Black about one inch tall using the wavy edge cutter in the Inspiring Canopy Dies. Adhere it to the bottom of the vellum over the bases of the trees as shown.

Cut the Daffodil Delight cardstock to 4" x 5¼".  Then stamp the inside sentiment from Quiet Meadow. 

Stamp the sentiment (Quiet Meadow) on Basic White and cut out using the label die (Meadow Dies). Adhere to the front using dimensionals.  Add twine of your choice.

And there you have it, your sensational sunset.  Hope you enjoy it.  Feel free to comment or show me your creation.  I love to know that I am not talking to the air 😉!

Tie Dye Heaven


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Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.  You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. Happy hopping!!

This card uses three of my favorite things (so far) from the new Stampin' Up!™ catalog- the Spiral Dye stamp set, the Flowers and Leaves punch and the new "in color" Polished Pink!  Oh, you haven't met them yet??? Let me introduce you!

  • The Spiral Dye can be used to create a "tie dye" effect by using 2,3 or 4 different colors.  To achieve the "tie dye" look, I stamped the image with Pumpkin Pie on basic white cardstock.  I then turned the paper 180 degrees (upside down) and stamped the image in Polished Pink.  (The Stamparatus™ has been the key to getting perfectly lined up images every time. )  

  • I love the Flowers and Leaves punch. The flower was stamped in Polished Pink then punched out.  A little more pink was added to the petals using the Water Painter. The petals on this punch remind me of dogwood flowers- they are so beautiful!

  •  The "In Colors" 2021-2023 are absolutely breathtaking.  Say "hello" to Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulant, and Fresh Freesia.  These colors are available in paper, markers, inks, ribbons, and embellishments.  Grab a few for yourself.... remember to use my host code P77FS46G so that you get the May card for FREE!

Check out the newest goodies in the new annual catalog and tell me your favorite!!  I'd love to hear from you!

Now hop along to the next blog for more ideas and inspiration.

These are a few of my Favorite Things------last day to order is May 3, 2021!!!!!

Out with the old....

Retirement can be a good thing- if you are the one retiring.  But my heart is sad that some of these stamps, dies, punches and papers are heading out.  I want to show you a few of my favorites so that you can grab them before they go!!!  Just in the time it took me to get this blog ready, I already had to delete four items that are sold out.  (insert sad face here)

If you want to order any one of these, just click on the link to see it and buy now!!!

**The Dog Punch**- creates the perfect silhouette dog for use on pet sympathy cards.  Here are a few I've created in the past.

**Under my Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch**

    This stampset has endless possibilities and if you are a Friends fan.... get it now!!

 **Sending Sunshine** stampset

**Seaside View** stampset

**PAPER, PAPER, PAPER*** If you liked any of the DSP in the 2020-2021 Annual catalog, you better get it now!!   All is retiring, except one. 
Artistry Blooms

Forever Greenery

Peony Garden

World of Good with the New!!!!!    Come back on May 4th to see some of the new items in the new Annual Catalog that will run from May 2021 to April 2022.