Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! I am back with a new tutorial for you featuring Alcohol inks, Distress inks and die cutting SMOOSHED (literally) into one!

Recently I shared a video on working with freezer paper. You may have seen this already! However, if you missed it, you can refer back to that tutorial here. I will be working with freezer paper today but I go into further detail about freezer paper and its benefits in the other video.

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds
Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds
Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds
Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

I always have fun pulling together backgrounds, and oftentimes I end up hoarding them so that I can grab one for a project in the future. Today’s backgrounds are a combination of projects I made in that freezer paper video mentioned above, and some other random backgrounds I made after that video was posted. Do you enjoy making backgrounds? I find it relaxing!

Check out these close up looks of the cards I made with the finished backgrounds! Each card was cut using the Neat & Tangled Wholehearted cover plate die, which is a favorite of mine! :)

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

All of these cards were finished using products I either really love as favorites, or are brand new/new to me that I was dying to create with. Such is the case for this thank you card! The script Large Thanks from Honey Bee stamps is a much-loved die, and I paired it with a sentiment from a new Birch Press stamp called Just Because.

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

The paper behind each Wholehearted panel is different on all the cards; for this one it is simply foam mounted onto a white card base. I embellished it with some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

This warm and vibrant cards is a stark contrast to the soft, cool tones of the one above! But I adore how it paired with the gold embossed greeting from the Birch Press Love and Miss You stamp set! The supporting sentiment is from one of my favorite Simon Says Stamp sets called Kind Flowers.

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds
Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

This card features some really fun things I was dying to use! One of which are the adorable heart embellishments! The lighter pink hearts are Mixed Heart Pieces from My Favorite Things; the other hearts are from Studio Katia. They were clear, but I wanted them to be pink, so I colored them with one of my alcohol ink colors! Aren’t they pretty?

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

All those fun greetings are from a newer Simon Says Stamp set that I had been wanting to use again; this is the Really Like You set. I love the playful font so much! I silver embossed the main sentiment onto some heart die cuts; then I stamped and trimmed down the small label greetings to add a bit of playfulness.

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds
Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

One more card, and that is this one with the intense violet, magenta and turquoise colors! I loved how all these cards turned out but I think this one might be my most favorite. :)

There are silver paint splatters on the Wholehearted panel, as I added those with Finetec watercolors after my ink smooshed panels had dried.

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

The greetings are from two different sets… I love you in the beautiful, script font is a favorite of mine from Ink Blot Shop called Stretched Sentiments. The other is from that Birch Press Love and Miss You stamp set I used in some of the other cards.

You’ll notice that the love greeting was embossed in teal; I used Tonic Studios’ Nuvo Cool Jade for this. I kept this card very simple and did not add any embellishing, which I think looks fabulous on this design.

Alcohol and Distress Ink Smooshing + Die Cut Backgrounds

As you can see, I had many more cards made that I did not add sentiments to. This is so I can add one to fit an occasion I need a card for when I need a card in a hurry. Having a few blank ones is really quite handy because inevitably the card you need is never one you have in your stash!

I hope you enjoyed today’s video and are inspired to create some ink smooshed backgrounds of your own! Thanks for visiting me today; stop back on Monday for a brand new Studio Monday post!

SUPPLIES USED IN THESE CARDS


3 Comments

  1. Teresa Doyle March 18, 2018 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Such beautiful cards with this technique, I definitely need to get some alcohol inks!

  2. Darnell Jean Knauss February 10, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Your video was so much fun! I can’t wait to try smooching with AIs using freezer paper! I’m inspired!! Is there some way to subscribe to your blog posts for those of us who don’t use IG and get behind with FB? Thank you, Nina Marie! Hugs, Darnell

    • ninamarie February 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Darnell! I will be bringing back the email subscriber list very soon! I’m in the process of switching newsletter service providers and getting things set up. Things should be ready to roll soon! I’ll manually add you to the list right now if you’d like! :)

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