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Snow Buddies

Hello crafty friends and readers! This is Crystal here today and I have two cards to share with you featuring vivid alcohol ink backgrounds and adorable snowmen!  Creating alcohol ink pieces of art to use on cards has such a WOW effect.  While I love the look of Distress Oxide inks, I still don't feel entirely comfortable using them, so when I want to create eye-catching backgrounds, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks are my jam.




Both of these cards are A2 in size and feature the Snow Buddies stamp set and coordinating dies from Honey Bee stamps.




 The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of White Yupo paper on which to create my background.  I dropped a couple drops each of Aqua, Pool and Patina inks onto the Yupo paper and blew the ink around with a straw until I achieved a desired look.  No, there is no rhyme or reason to my madness when creating with alcohol! Just keep at it until you have a look that YOU are happy with!  I let this ink dry before splattering some white acrylic paint over the background to resemble snow.  Then I cut two Lawn Fawn Birch Trees from white cardstock.  I handcut a snowbank out of white cardstock for the bottom of the card and adhered a layer of Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter over the top of the snowbank.  I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating Snow Buddies Honey Cuts dies. I colored in the images with Copic markers and adhered them to the card with foam adhesive to create a little scene.  Lastly I die cut the "let it snow" sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts in turquoise cardstock and glitter cardstock, layering the two together for a shadowed effect, before adhering these to the bottom of the card with foam adhesive.


 

Now for the second card:

The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of White Yupo paper on which to create my background.  I dropped dropped three colored alcohol inks (salmon, raspberry and villainous) on the right side of the paper and "swiped left!" ; )  Haha, did anyone catch that?!  I let this ink dry before splattering some white acrylic paint over the background to resemble snow.  Then I cut three Lawn Fawn Birch Trees from white cardstock.  I handcut a snowbank out of white cardstock for the bottom of the card and adhered a layer of Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter over the top of the snowbank.  I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating Snow Buddies Honey Cuts dies. I colored in the images with Copic markers and adhered them to the card to create a little scene. 






I hope you have enjoyed these whimsical snowmen surrounded by an alcohol inked winter wonderland.  Thanks for visiting and happy creating!

XO, Crystal

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