• Bonnie Crane

Embossed Alcohol Ink Poinsettias featuring Picket Fence Studios’ Seasonal Christmas Flowers

Hello everyone! It is release day at Picket Fence Studios! I have two card sets featuring a gorgeous stamp set, Seasonal Christmas Flowers. The poinsettias have been coloured with alcohol inks and set on backgrounds that have been stencilled with Picket Fence Studios' Paper Glazes featuring both formats of the newly released Slimline and 6 x 6 Winter Rings Stencils.

  • Two alcohol ink colour ways were chosen for each set of poinsettias. The alcohol inks were applied to Canon Glossy Photo Paper. Isopropyl alcohol was used to help move the ink; a more economical option than blending fluid. To create movement, the panels were placed on a small turntable and the inks blown with either a straw or the low setting of a heat tool. A blow dryer on the cool setting would also work well.

  • After the panels were completely dry, the poinsettias were stamped using Distress Oxide inks. One set of flowers was embossed with gold and the other with white. The Canon Photo Paper cam with stand heat and is a good choice for embossing alcohol inks. When applying the heat, as a precaution, I do not hold the tool on any one spot for any length of time.

  • The poinsettias and Picket Fence Studios' foam were cut with the Seasonal Christmas Flowers Coordinating Die Set. The flowers were stacked on the foam die cuts.

THE SLIM LINE CARDS

  • Oversized panels of card stock, one ivory and the other white, were stencilled with Slim Line Winter Rings Stencil. The ivory panel was stencilled with Paper Glaze Luxe Coffee Beans and the white one with Paper Glaze Pink Carnation. The centres of the panels were not stencilled to leave room for the sentiments.

  • The Let It Snow Word Die was die cut four times. One of the die cuts was textured with Winter Snowfall Paper Velvet. This new line of glazes have a matte finish and a beautiful velvety texture. When the glaze was dry, the sentiments were stacked.

  • On the ivory panel, a sentiment from To All A Good Night , was stamped in a brown hombre using medium and light brown inks and clear embossed.

  • The panels were trimmed down to 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" and mounted on matted card bases measuring 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". The ivory panel was matted on dark brown card stock and the white one on silver mirror card stock.

  • After the flowers and some accents of either silver or brown leaves were adhered to the cards, sequins finished off with either Paper Glitz Sparkle or Paper Glitz Golden Sparkle completed the cards.

THE TAGS

  • Like the cards, the tags were stencilled but this time using the Winter Rings 6 x 6 Stencil.

  • Two smaller additional pieces of card stock were glazed with Winter Snowfall Paper Velvet and Rudolph's Nose Paper Velvet.

  • The tags were trimmed down to 2" x 4 3/4". The two upper corners were trimmed at an angle. In the video, I show how I was able to get both corners trimmed at the same angles.

  • When the glaze was dry, the card stock with the Paper Velvet was adhered to the stencilled panels on the top 2" of the tag.

  • White or coffee coloured velvet ribbon was adhered to the tag where the Paper Velvet met the stenciling.

  • The sentiment 'Wishing You a Magical Christmas' from A Polar Bear Winter Celebration was stamped using Picket Fence Studios' Hybrid Ink on white card stock and clear embossed. Both the sentiment and foam were die cut and stacked. The sentiment was adhered to the Paper Velvet.

  • After the flowers and leaves were mounted, the tags were embellished with sequins finished off with either Paper Glitz Sparkle or Paper Glitz Golden Sparkle .

  • Copper or silver metallic embroidery floss was used to create the tie.


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