Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cut Out Leaves

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Please welcome special guest Cheiron Brandon with this colorful and gorgeous project showcasing the beauty of alcohol inks! Read on and enjoy!

I had been watching the Tim Holtz demos over the past few months and have tons of different colorful panels that I created over the past few months, especially with Alcohol Inks.

I wanted to create a card to show off one of those panels today using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Cut Out Leaves dies. This kind of die with big open lines really lets the colors shine through.

To create this card, I started by making an Alcohol Ink Panel by dripping Alcohol Inks in Dandelion, Gumball and Turquoise onto Yupo Paper until I got the color combinations I wanted and let the panel dry.

I cut a panel of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with a rectangle die, then arranged the leaf dies on the panel in a pattern and cut out the leaves. I took the Alcohol Ink panel and cut it from the same size rectangle. I adhered the Alcohol Ink panel behind the cut out leaves panel with Distress Collage Medium.

I cut the word hello from a piece of colored Kraftstock and backed it with a piece of white cardstock. I adhered the Alcohol Ink backed Leaf Panel to a card cut from Paper Bag Cardstock using foam tape, then adhered the word hello for a quick and simple card.

SUPPLIES:

Tim Holtz Sizzix CUT OUT LEAVES…
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Tim Holtz WHITE ALCOHOL INK YUPO…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink DANDELION…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink GUMBALL Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink TURQUOISE…
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Tim Holtz 4.25 X 5.5 DISTRESS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC CUTOUT…
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Lawn Fawn PAPER BAG Cardstock LF1574
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Simon Says Stamp BASIC RECTANGLES…
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Cheiron for being our special guest!

  1. Wow! I have lots of reject alcohol ink and gel plate backgrounds used for die cuts, but didn’t think about these negative space leaf dies – which I have. In fact, when I bought the dies I didn’t realize how they cut! I need to make a bunch of cards so thank you for saving me!

  2. A terrific use of a beautiful background. I tried it and it even works with not-so-perfect backgrounds!!! Not that I have too many of those – ha! Thanks for much for this great inspiration – we can always count on you!

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