Holiday Letter Die Card with Alcohol Ink

by - December 05, 2017

I gave in. I finally tried alcohol ink backgrounds. I will say, I did about 3 different backgrounds and messed with this one a million times before I was happy with it, only to realize I was covering it up with a card front that showed just the slightest bit of the background. Oh well! I will definitely be doing more of these backgrounds. 

I used MFT's Pop Up letter dies mostly on accident. I didn't realize the "pop-up" part until it arrived to my house. It keeps the letters attached at the bottom to form the pop up. All it took was the slightest tick of my X-Acto knife to cut them out completely. I chose the greeting HOLIDAY CHEER  because it could be broken up into three letters each and give a nice symmetric look to the card. 

After getting the dies straight and finally spelling it correctly (it only took two times :/ ) I stamped some snowflakes in VersaMark ink and heat set some silver Ranger embossing powder. I used the largest stitched rectangle die from MFT to create a 4"X5.25" card front which is slightly smaller than and A2 card base. 

I decided I needed a little something else so I used Craftin Desert Divas "Sending" word and shadow die. I used sparkly silver card stock for the word and some plain white vellum for the shadow to put behind the word.

After using Multi Medium Matte to adhere the word to the vellum, I used small bits of foam tape to the back of the vellum to give some dimension. I then adhered the card front to an A2 sized Toned Gray card stock with a tape runner. Finally, I embellished around the sentiment with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bottle Green, and Pale Gold to give some shine and interest.

I hope that you've gotten some ideas for your next holiday card. Let me know how you use your alcohol ink backgrounds! Sunday Holiday Cheer to you and yours. 

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