Wild Flowers – Alcohol Inks

Click Below for an A4 Printable Worksheet

Wild Flowers Alcohol Inks – Part 1 &

Wild Flowers Alcohol Inks – Part 2


 Shopping List

Unmounted British Wild Flowers: UMWILDFLOWER

 Meadow Flora A5 Stamp set: UMMEADOW

 U-Mount Repositioning Mounting Cushion: UMREPOST

 Silver Mirri Card: A4 – 40025 OR A3 – 12025 

 Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool: ALCAPPTOOL

 Adirondack Alcohol Inks – Stonewashed: ALCISTON & Lettuce: ALCILETT

 Tim Holtz Distress Ink – ShabbyShutters: DPSHABBYSHUTT

 Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder: CSEPCLEAR

 Archival Jet Black Ink Pad: ARCHBLK

 Magnetic Sheet -3 A4 Sheets : MAGNET

Acrylic Block: 6″ X 4″ : BLOCK3

                    Embossing Acetate : ACETATE                          

 Anti Static Bag: ANTIST


 Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

Mixed Card Stock , A3 Card Stock, 3D Glue & Ribbon.


Step By Step Instructions

1 Cut a piece of silver mirri card to 22cm x 18.5cm and another piece to 12cm x 12cm. Working on a non stick craft sheet take the alcohol ink applicator and dot the stonewash ink at random onto the felt pad.


Then repeat the process with a similar amount of the lettuce ink.


Starting in the corner of the mirri card press the tool straight down onto the card then lift and repeat this process all the way around the edges. Add more ink if you need it but one application of the ink should be enough to fill the card.


Now the edges are done fill in the centre, this is ensure maximum coverage at the edges and lighter in the centre as this will be partly covered with the topper later.


Once dry refill the tool and repeat the process again. This will leave a larger mottled effect as the inks react with each other.


Finish the whole piece of card and repeat this technique with the smaller mirri card that has been cut.                                     


7  If you are not happy with the results then add the ink direct from the bottle and allow the ink to spread. Each piece will be unique as it`s hard to repeat and you`ll get different results each time. Then allow to dry.


Swipe the card with an anti static bag. Then mount the chosen flower stamps onto the U-mount and stamp across the bottom edge of the card using the black archival ink. Occasionally stamp a flower then again to achieve a faded look and build the design in this way. Dry carefully with a heat gun so you don`t warp the card.


9  Stamp with just the ferns on the smaller inked card using the black ink and dry. Wipe with an anti static bag then stamp with the black ink and emboss using the clear embossing powder. This will add added more depth.


10 Cut a piece of card to 14cm x 14cm and ink the edges by taking the shabby shutters ink pad direct to the card, raise and tap the pad up and down to achieve a deep inked texture to the card. Set aside and allow to dry.


11 Take a thinner piece of card and stamp and emboss the flower design using the black ink and clear embossing powder. Repeat this image and cut out the main flower .Next stamp and emboss the small flower and the sentiment. Distress the card using the shabby shutters ink.


12 Depending on card weight either cut a small rectangle of magnetic mat which will fit behind the topper and a small circle to go behind the flower or use pre bought magnets which will work better with thick card stock.


13  Glue a length of ribbon on the front of the flower and cover with the smaller flower and allow to dry.


14 Once the piece is dry glue the magnetic to the back of the large flower.


15 Take the card that you distressed earlier and mat it onto a piece of blue card and attach a 12.5cm x 12.5cm folded light blue card using double sided tap.


16 Make an insert to fit inside the folded blue card by trimming a folded piece of white light card. Stamp some flowers in the corners of the insert using the archival ink to add detail.


17 Place a piece  of double sided tape to the front of the insert and attach in the card. Fold a piece of A3 card in half and trim to 25cm x 21cm to form the base card. Place the inked large panel onto the base card, then mat the sentiment and attach to the corner of the card.


18 Attach the magnet to the reverse of the topper securing with tape over the magnet so you don`t block the force of the magnet with the tape. Then attach 2 pieces of foam tape directly onto the card, spaced within the size of the topper. The topper needs to be central to the folder card beside it.


19 Attach the topper to the foam tape, then take the flower and place the ribbon across the folded card and let the magnet attach to the flower topper.


20 Secure the ribbon down using double sided tape.


21  Cover the tape with the prepared small topper and add a bow to the side of the card.


22 This design will add interest to the front of the card and adding a different closure to the folded card


23 A close up of the closure.


24 Stamp the small butterfly directly onto the card, then stamp and emboss the larger butterfly onto the heat embossable acetate, cut out fold the butterfly in half and attach to the card using clear glue.

Here is the completed project.


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2 Responses to Wild Flowers – Alcohol Inks

  1. Jen Monteiro says:

    Brilliant card and a novel idea to use a magnet 🙂 WTG Sue 🙂

  2. AliceH says:

    Another fantastic project, Suzanne – superb!

    Hugs Alice x

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