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 😉!


  1. Hey Jen, I love your card! I also love that your tutorial was short, sweet, and to the point. Quick question, approximately how long does it take the vellum to dry after you spritz with alcohol?

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  5. Making this tonight to share at our card club tomorrow. It’s beautiful, and quick! Lovely card TFS.


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