perjantai 30. lokakuuta 2020

Tutorial - Trick or treat card with alcohol inks

Hello everyone and happy Halloween!

Here is my newest card using awesome new CCC 128 This is Halloween image. Isn't the image so cute and inspiring?! 


I also made you a tutorial how to do this card, so here we go..

So, grab synthetic paper and alcohol inks and start creating. Remember that the smell is pretty intensive, so make sure you have good ventilation.

1. Hold the paper upright and trickle the alcohol ink from over part (picture 1).

2. Do the same thing with multiple colours (picture 2).

3. Turn the paper (lower side up) and do the same thing with colours you like (picture 3).

4. Put the paper down and add some extender. 

5. Put the baking paper (or similar) over the ink paper and smooth it with your hand (picture 4).

6. Take the baking paper away and the background is ready (picture 5). If you want you can do steps 4-6 multiple times.

Here is another technique (I used these both at my card):

1. Use some extender on your synthetic paper (I used spray bottle).

2. Drop various colours of alcohol inks to paper (picture 1).

3. Take a straw and blow the inks from different sides (picture 2).

4. You can do these steps multiple times if you want. My final creation is shown on picture 3.


Then you need to colour the stamp.  I used this beautiful CCC 128 It is Halloween digistamp and some pumpkins from CCC 125 Spooky Season and Members October Exclusive image. I coloured those with Promarkers, PromarkerBrush's and Copics.

Here is the colours I used (C= Copics, P= Promarkers):

Skin: Cinnamon, Tan, Putty, Satin, Almond (all P).

Hat & top: green - G99 (C), Forest green (P), Bright green (P), Lime green (P), YG03 (C), YG00 (C).

Hat, top, pumpkins: orange - Burnt orange (P), YR07 (C), YR04 (C), YR02 (C), YR000 (C).

Pants: BV29, BV08, BV17, BV13, BV02 (all C).

Hair & banner: BV08, BV17, BV13, BV02 (all C).

Bats:  Black (P), C7 (C), Cool grey 3-5 (P).


When colouring is done, cut the images. 

If you want you can use cutting dies to make a frame (or something else) for you card.

Then just mix these all parts together and create your own card ūüėÉ


And here again is the result where I ended up.




Wow, there was so much information. I hope you understood everything. English isn't my native language, so sometimes it's hard to find the right words. If you have any guestions just let me know!  And I hope to see your creations too, please post them to Oddball facebook group so everyone can admire those!


Remember that with this code DTMER1 you can buy 2 digi stamps from Oddball Stamps and pay only one. The more the merrier!


And again HAVE A HAPPY (and little spooky) HALLOWEEN!



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38 kommenttia:

  1. Wow what a fabulous post with lots of details and instructions on how to make that fabulous background - the colours are awesome. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Passion for Promarkers this week, hope to see you there again soon.
    Lorraine DT

  2. Merja,
    This card is fabulous! That alcohol inked background really compliments the coloring of the image, and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at the Colour Crazy challenge! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  3. Fabulous image for our theme this week, love all the colours and the design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  4. A great card and I admire you giving all those instructions.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. Happy Halloween. Such a great card with instructions too. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. I love your inky background and the image is cute.
    CD Sunday PLus DT.

  7. wow that an awesome background for a fab image thanks for sharing at passion for promarkers and good luck

  8. Beautiful inky background and great card for Halloween
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  9. Great card! Wonderful tutorials. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  10. Such a wonderful creation, thanks so much for sharing it with us at LeAnn's World and wish you luck with your entry...hope you will join us again next month!
    Hugs Donna (DT) xx

  11. Your card is brilliant and it was great to read how it was made.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. MeSi your colouring is absolutely amazing on this card. You are extremely talented.

    Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for Through The Craft Room Door
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

  13. A very beautiful card Mesi. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. The background looks amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

  14. Very nice Halloween card thank you for joining us at TPS Christine DT

  15. Super creative background! Love the layout.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  16. Great looking card. Thanks for playing along with us over at PFP. We now have a new fun challenge up for you to play along with.
    Love n hugs

  17. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  18. WOW WOW WOW.This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  19. Great card, love the colouring and alcohol ink background. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Colour Crazy Craft challenge Janet DT


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