A few weeks ago I made a bunch of cards using Alcohol Pearl Inks. If you would like to see those cards click here. I had so much fun doing them. Usually I throw away all the scraps but this time I did not! And I had a BLAST making these - It was like putting together a puzzle! All the texture you see in the strips is from the Alcohol Pearl Inks. Love love love them!.
I made a bunch of cards for you. Hopefully you will be inspired to save your own scraps and make some of your own!
[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]
For all the cards I used -
Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar white card stock
Gina K Black Amalgam ink (unless otherwise specified)
We R Memory Keepers Score board
Tombow Stamp Runner
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
I used Versafine Black Onyx ink for the text on the card front. (I used an embossing bag 1st so that the embossing powder did not stick where I didn’t want it to.) Since the ink does not dry quickly I had time to heat emboss with Hero Arts Clear Detail embossing powder. The Hugs is cut from Avery Elle Simply Said: Hugs die using My Favorite Things Black Licorice Card Stock - stacked 3 layers high for dimension. I used Simon Says Stamp You Got This stamp set for the sentiment strips. The envelope is Techinque Tuesday Snail Mail stamp set. I used 3M tape to pop up the strips.
This is The Stamp Market Paper Hug die and their Hugs & Hellos stamp set. The small sentiment strip is Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words. The envelope is Techinque Tuesday Snail Mail stamp set. I used 3M tape to pop up the Paper Hug die.
I covered the front of a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of card stock with Stick It Adhesive. That made it so easy to adhere my strips. After I adhered my strips I cut it down to 4 x 5.25.
I used the Birch Press Designs Big Peace die using Lawn Fawn card stock. I stacked 3 layers together to give it dimension. At first I used Sunflower but I did not like the color (you can see it peeking behind) so I changed it to Gina K Designs Jelly Bean Green. The sentiment strip is Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words. The envelope is Techinque Tuesday Snail Mail stamp set. I used 3M tape to pop up the strips.
This is Simon Says Stamp Hey Love die cut. I stacked 3 layers together to give it dimension. The semtiment is from Simon Says Stamp Sparkle & Shine stamp set (I think it’s been discontinued).
I hope you like all these cards and they inspire you to go out and create your own. I have been collecting scraps and have a ton more to use!
Happy Crafting - and have tons of fun!
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PPPS - Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for the inspiration for keeping my scraps!
SUPPLIES USED -
[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.] I purchase ALL of my own supplies unless otherwise noted.