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Monday, April 25, 2011

Alcohol Inks with Leftovers

Do you have lots of scraps lying around that you just can't bear to throw out?  Make a card!  Today's card is a simple one that used up some scraps.  As you can see, the borders are made from a leftover strip of patterned paper.  The borders for the borders (LOL!) are leftover bits from some peel-off border stickers, and the focal flower is made from the leftover bits from a peel-off flower (probably Dazzles).  Both were originally silver, but I used alcohol ink to color them a color to accent my card. The top border and the sentiment are both cut from adhesive-backed card stock (I used my Silhouette to cut the sentiment), and the white is simply a left-over piece of card stock with the edges inked.

Hint:  To make sure you can get the leftover bits ("innies") placed correctly on the paper, some places offer a transfer paper.  I find it is just as easy to use painter's tape!  Take pieces of the tape and place over the innies.  Slowly peel the tape from the backing paper, taking care to ensure that the innies come off with the tape.  Place on your project and rub to adhere innies to paper.  Slowly peel the tape back, this time taking care to ensure all the innies stay on the paper.  After that I sometimes use a bone folder to just go over them and make sure they are well adhered to the paper.

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