Bermuda Bay with Butterfly Brilliance
I recently saw a U-tube where alcohol inks were used with blending solution on acetate. As I watch I wondered if it would also work using Stampin' Up!s Alcohol Blends and high proof Isopropyl Alcohol on Window Sheet. I decided to give it a go and had 2 different designs in mind using two different colour combos. I started with one idea but this design morphed as I played. I have another piece of coloured window sheet but ran out of time to create a 2nd project - It has been one of those weeks!
I started by scribbling some Light & Dark Bermuda Bay Blends and Light and Dark Parakeet Party on a piece of Window Sheet (acetate). I spray/dribbled some Isopropyl Alcohol over sections of the colour and then moved the colour around with a hand-squeeze blower tool. You could also blow through a straw. I needed to apply ink in a few layers to build up a stronger colour - following the same process of adding alcohol and blowing the colour around.
A stitched frame was die cut using the two largest Stitched Rectangles dies. This was adhered directly to the acetate. Some Mini Dimensionals were added underneath the frame to enable the colour to sit above the background panel. A Basic White piece of card-stock was dry embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. A piece of Basic White card-stock that had been stamped in 2nd generation Bermuda Bay ink with text from the Artfully Layered stamp set was added to a Bermuda Bay card-stock base.
Vellum card-stock was white heat embossed after being stamped in Versamark ink using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp and my trusty Stamparatus. It is interesting that the camera shows the embossing as a more creamy colour than the eye picks up in real life. The butterflies could have been cut with the coordinating Butterfly die but as I was talking with someone, I relaxed and fussy cut them out. The Bermuda Bay "Thank you" sentiment also came from the Artfully Layered stamp set - it was on my desk as the other design I had in mind would have used it. A triple White Bakers Twine bow was tucked under the sentiment and the design was finished off with some delightful Sparkle & Shine Sequins.
As the rain started to fall while I was photographing the card, I wasn't able to photograph the card inner or a peak at the decorated envelope. I added the largest embossed butterfly inside the card and will add some stamped butterflies to the envelope. Initially I had coloured a couple of the smaller butterflies with Bermuda Bay and Parakeet Party Blends but decided not to add them to the card.
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring a beautiful deep colour, Blackberry Bliss, as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations blog hops.