Tuesday, 21 August 2018

SugarPea Designs August Release - Day 2

Welcome back for more of the September release. Today we are showcasing the Seeing Stars stamp set and the Stacking Stars die. I've gone very clean and simple today and also done something I haven't done before - used alcohol inks!



The only alcohol inks I own are Copic refills. I have about 8, most of which are brown, but a few are light blue. I also don't own any Yupo, but I discovered through watching various videos that you can use acetate and so I did a bit of experimenting dropping inks and blowing it around with a straw. It's unpredictable and ended up quite sticky, so I found some glitter flakes someone gave me ages ago and rubbed it on in the stickiest places and got some nice results.

Once dry, I attached the finished piece onto a white card blank (US A2) with some adhesive tape at the edges. Then taking the Stacking Stars die, I ran it through my die cutting machine on a piece of white card stock cut to fit the front of my card base. I didn't split the dies, so it gave a very uniform gap between the stars.

The sentiment is from the Seeing Stars set and I simply stamped it with some VersaFine Onyx Black. I then attached loads of 3M foam tape to the back of the star panel and attached it to the alcohol ink panel.



I love the result I got from the ink and I will definitely try again as I get more refills for my Copics. It didn't use up a lot and means I have to invest less in more new products. My friend Ale Suta has a great video using her alcohol markers on some glossy cardstock that is worth a watch.

The release will be available on Friday 24th at 6pm, EST time from the SugarPea Designs website. Don't forget to visit the SugarPea Designs blog every day and comment for a chance to win a daily prize!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, do come back tomorrow for more inspiration :)

23 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome first attempt. Thanks for the link I like how she used what she had rather then "buying"

Lisa Tilson said...

One of the many techniques that I need to try. It looks like it could be really interesting on acetate if I can cope with the mess that might ensue! The flakes look really pretty and it’s a great way to use them and add additional interest to the alcohol ink piece. I also really like those star dies 🙈. I shall definitely be giving this technique a go at some point, so thanks for the inspiration Ruth!

StarSpry said...

This is such a beautiful card! I just love the background you created with alcohol inks and glitter flakes; so pretty :)

Jen said...

Loved that you used what you had on hand to create this great card! Love the silver sparkle with the blue stars and the simpleness of your card!

sharon g said...

Oh, the marbled look is great. I like the simple look of your card. LOVE stars...

Becca Yahrling said...

You did get a really cool look! Love it.

Cyndi Morris said...

Really pretty. The stars are beautiful and I love the layout.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shakers.
The different sizes of stars
are a great idea.
thanks for sharing
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TrainWithMeghan said...

CAS! I love the BLUE! Great job!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very simple but very lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy M. said...

Beautiful work! Glad you experimented with what you had on had :D

Karen Day said...

Such an interesting background - love the shimmer.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like how you made the blue background.

Dana M said...

Wonderfully CAS card design! Fantastic alcohol stars, love the addition of the metallic ink.

Karthikha said...

Lovely CAS card!

Cindy Holmes said...

Pretty card! I really love the star cut outs with the beautiful blue colors in each of the stars windows! Very cool looking!

Marianne said...

Love the different shades of blue on your CAS design. I do own some alcohol inks but have yet to try adding foiling or gilding flakes on top of the sticky stuff. I also ordered the new alcohol lift-off ink and cannot wait to play with those once they arrive.
Marianne x

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Really gorgeous!!!

Nunzia Carusio said...

I've never used alcohol ink but I love the results with them. I love your card!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Ruth and love the addition of the silver looks brilliant. Another amazing card.

Jen Scott said...

Elegant and pretty card! Love the colors and design.

AndreaH said...

What a great idea doing it on acetate, yes your results were fab and hopefully I'll be trying this technique soon. Thankyou for the inspiration too. Xxx

Stéphanie Steph Made It For You said...

What a clever idea (using acetate and then the metallic bits)!! I am sure the best work comes from people experimenting and ending up with gorgeous results like you card here! xxx

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