Hi everyone, Eloise here and today I’m helping participate in the Thanksgiving Theme Week! Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help with this theme week and create a fun card for you all! I’ll be using the Happy Turkey stamp set that was released this year along with using Alcohol Inks and Copic Re-Inkers to create a very fall inspired background.
First off for my card today, I started on my background. Ive used Alcohol Inks before, but definitely don’t see myself as an expert with them. I see these beautiful background and pieces that people make with them and yet I can’t seem to get it right at all. But I want to get more confident with using them and understanding how they work more so today was all about experimenting for me. Firstly, I wanted to create an emboss resist background piece. Using the leaves from the Happy Turkey stamp set. I started off with a piece of Yupo paper, which is slick and stamped my leaves randomly with Versamark ink all on the background. Once I covered the piece I used clear embossing and heat set the background.
Next, I pulled out some colours of Alcohol Inks that I felt matched Fall well, so I went with a brown, green, orange, purple and also pink. I didn’t have a red Alcohol Ink, but I thought maybe the pink would mix in with the other colours and go darker. I dropped on my colours randomly onto the background, not worried about how the colours would mix. I then took some rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and sprayed my background repeatedly. I picked up some of the colour with a paper towel and dried it off with a heat tool. I didn’t feel like the colours were “fall” enough, so I brought out some Copic Re-Inkers I chose some red, yellow and started splattering them onto the background also, picking some colour up with paper towels and spraying with running alcohol in between till I reached the desired effect.
What I found interesting with this, it sort of stained the embossing. I expected it to resist like the embossing usually does but instead it stained it and actually, made it stand out more than the background did, which was kind of neat and I definitely didn’t expect it. Once I got my desired effect, I dried it off with my heat tool.
I used the Scallop Circle Tags dies and cut the largest die out of the middle of my coloured piece since I wanted to create a shaker. Next I made a card base, masked off the edges and ink blended some Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron into the center. I then laid over my coloured panel and stamped the ‘Happy Turkey Day’ sentiment in black ink onto the green ink blended piece. For my shaker I used a variety of sequins, seed beads and confetti in coordinating colours and added them all on top of my green ink blended piece. I then added acetate into the back of my panel and added one layer of foam tape all along the back. Making sure to make a solid circle with no gaps so the sequins and beads wouldn’t fall out as I shake it. I removed the backers and added the panel onto the card base.
Embellishments used: Gold Shimmer Seed Beads, Metallic Gold Confetti Mix, Iridescent Confetti Mix, 4mm Lemon Meringue, 4mm Tangerine, 4mm Marigold, 4mm Metallic Gold, 6mm Metallic Gold, 6mm Pumpkin, 6mm Sand
Copic markers used: (R24, R27, R89, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, YR04, YR12, YR18, Y13, Y15, Y19)
Next I coloured up my turkey image with Copic markers and cut him out using the coordinating dies. I added foam tape behind him and stuck him onto my card. To finish up my card I used a twine bow and added it to the top of my shaker circle and then scattered some Metallic Gold Confetti Mix around my card.
If you have missed any of our other Thanksgiving cards, click on the photos below to see the post from that day.