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Apr 28, 2009


Here is another card I made with the technique I learned over on the Eclectic Paperie blog. After I made the card I posted yesterday (if you missed it click HERE to check it out), I wanted to give the technique another try without using solution to mute out the colors. I tried this technique on several different card stocks and you definitely want to use glossy card stock when you do it. The other card stocks soak up the ink too fast and you don't get a good splattered look. Know what else is glossy and resists the ink soaking in too quickly? ACETATE!

Since I wanted the focus if this card to be my "masterpiece" (splattered alcohol inks), I chose this fitting sentiment. LOL To make the background, I got a large piece of acetate (transparency) and dropped alcohol ink on it and then moved it around with my can of air. If you watch the video you'll see what I mean. :) Because the transparency is SO resistant to the ink, you really can spread it around and gets lots of cool little "strands" running all over the place. I found with this material, less is more, so don't over-do it or you'll have a big blob of MESS! LOL After I was done with my background piece, I cut it down and layered it over the same sized white card stock. Instead of attaching it with adhesive, I stitched it on. You have to be careful or your acetate will slide around, but it's a great way to add a clear sheet without having to creatively place adhesive or brads to hold it all together.

I needed to add some sort of embellishment! I found this Prima flower which matched PERFECTLY and added a ribbon-threaded button to the center to tie in the mat and ribbon.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day!
Stamps: CHF Inspirational sentiments
Ink: Alcohol ink, Basic Gray
Paper: White, Basic Gray
Accessories: can of air, Prima flower, acetate, button, ribbon, red line dimensionals, silver brads, Janome sew mini


  1. This is truly a masterpiece! I am in LOVE!!

  2. WOW! Jody, this so gorgeous. I love how it turned out!

  3. Jody, this IS a masterpiece!!! I love it!!!

    Question: How long does it take for the ink to dry on the acetate? Or, does it dry as you're moving it around?

    What an awesome technique!!!

  4. Very pretty Jody! I love this!

  5. *gasp*

    I love this tech on the acetate! Beautiful card, Jody!

  6. holy cow! This IS a masterpiece Jody! A beautiful creation!

  7. Love the card!


  8. Linda Bandow4/28/2009 7:45 PM

    Love this very different and very creative card....will definitely try the can of air and ink. You've done it again!!!

  9. Wow, girl, this is STUNNING! What a cool technique and effect. I love the card in your previous post too. Awesome looking cards!

  10. masterpiece it is, it looks fantastic!!! Great job!

  11. It is a masterpiece! Don't you just love making your own, unique background designs?! I love playing with alcohol inks;)

  12. Yippee!!!! NOW I'm dustin off the 8 bottles I received as a gift and playing, ONE QUESTION....does it take a long time on Acetate to dry? It seems pretty quick on CS...

    Thanks Jody!

  13. Jody!! This is absolutely STUNNING!

  14. very cool, perfect sentiment!

  15. I love your masterpiece on acetate. Brilliant!


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