Making an alcohol background is such a fun and simple technique. To make an alcohol background you’ll need some vellum, Blends, 91% alcohol (I bought mine at Walgreen’s for $1.99) and a Stampin’ Up Spritzer (although you could also use a paintbrush).
Here’s a complete list of everything I used for this card:
- Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
- Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set (Retired). I used for this set for sentiment but you could use any sentiment from any set.
- Layering Circle Dies
- Tasteful Labels Dies
- Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
- Bright White Cardstock
- Stampin’ Up Spritzer
- Heat Tool
- Blends in Rich Razzleberry, Misty Moonlight & Bermuda Bay
- Ink Pads in Rich Razzleberry, Misty Moonlight & Bermuda Bay
- Copper Foil (but you could use any foil colors)
- Sponge Daubers
- 91% Alcohol
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Stampin’ Seal
I used a standard 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” Rich Razzleberry card base, a layer of white 5 1/4” x 4” and finally a piece of vellum 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”. I used Blends in Rich Razzleberry, Misty Moonlight and Bermuda Bay and colored on the vellum randomly. I then sprayed 91% alcohol from a Stampin Spritzer and then used my heat tool to dry the ink on the vellum.
I glued the vellum to the white layer with multipurpose liquid glue and then adhered the white layer to the card base with Stampin Seal. I then die cut some butterflies out of copper foil paper along with the larger circle layer from the Tasteful Labels dies for my sentiment. I adhered the center of the butterflies to the vellum with some glue. I stamped my sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a scrap white cardstock and used a layering circle die to cut it out. I layered my sentiment onto the copper layer and glued it to the vellum. I then cut an inside white layer 5 1/4” x4” and stamped a butterfly stamp from Butterfly Brilliance using sponge daubers in Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Misty Moonlight ink to create a fun multicolored butterfly to finish the card.
It was a much easier technique than I thought it was going to be. It’s a lot of fun to play with the different color combinations. The possibilities are endless!
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