Hey peeps. Make your cards pop with alcohol inks!! It is such an easy way to add beautiful color and uniqueness to your next set of cards. I’m a avid card maker and I’m always looking for ways to kick my cards up a notch. Using Brea Reese alcohol inks makes that a breeze. So let’s get into today’s card.
To start my card I pulled out a piece of Brea Reese waterproof paper and got creative. Staring with cadmium yellow and orange inks I worked the ink into the paper adding lots of blending solutions to soften up the color. Creating a little more intense color I added just a few drops of cadmium red. Creating movement in the ink was easy by using a Brea Reese blending tool to push and move the color until I achieved the blend I wanted.
Let’s it kick it up a notch. Add gold alcohol ink to my blending tool and started dabbing it all over the paper. This gave me a gorgeous marble affect. You can create amazing color blending using the blending tools and gold alcohol ink. If you need to soften things up, just dab on some blending solution. Once all the blending was complete I pulled out a large cover plate to die cut a leave design. I LOVE how these leaves look.
The colors of these leaves I would of never been able to create with just blending inks. Brea Reese alcohol inks make my heart so happy. If you really want to have a lot of this color variation, I suggest making and entire 8×11 panel so you have lots and lots of scraps. Speaking of scraps, I could not just toss what was left over so I made another card using the rest of the alcohol inked paper. For this card I keep it really simple and used a large strip of paper on the bottom portion of a coral piece of card stock. Stamping a leave background on the coral piece and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder makes the card really soft. Keeping with a simple sentiment made sure my colorful alcohol piece was not overwhelmed.
I would love to see what you create with Brea Reese products. Make sure to link them over on the Brea Reese Facebook page. Also you can find some much inspiration there too. Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll see you back here soon!