2 Fun Spring Cards from a Single Alcohol Ink Background

by nathalie

Hello crafty friends!

Nathalie with you today with 2 fun spring cards from a single alcohol ink background.

The weather is finally changing here in Canada, and flowers are popping everywhere.  I wanted to bring the airy and fresh feel of the season to the cards and the best way to do so is with an alcohol ink background.

I love Altenew alcohol inks – they are highly pigmented and create soft and ethereal backgrounds which are perfect for spring cards.  Let me show you today's cards.

Spring cards from one alcohol ink background by Nathalie DeSousa

Fun Spring Cards

The fresh colors of the flowers and that soft background make these cards perfect for spring. I am following a simple design for the cards to keep them simple and colorful.

@altenew_Spring cards from one alcohol ink background by Nathalie DeSousaThe base of my fun spring cards from a single alcohol ink background comes from a combination of Vanilla Cream Alcohol Ink, Parrot Alcohol Ink, and Shadow Creek Alcohol Ink.  I split my 8.5×11″ background into pieces for my card backgrounds.  Let's take a closer look at  each card.

Spread Happiness Card

Spring cards from one alcohol ink background by Nathalie DeSousaI am using the Nesting Ovals Die Set to cut a section of the background (from the part with the darker green shade), and white cardstock – to layer behind the background. The oval is attached to the center of an A2 card panel, and ready for the focal point.

Spring cards from one alcohol ink background by Nathalie DeSousaI am using the Climber Flowers Die Set and Gradient Cardstock to create the florals for the card.

These are set at the top of the alcohol ink background. For my sentiments, I am using a clean and crisp sentiment from the Colorful Soul Stamp and Die bundle.  A few Antique Gold Sequins complete the card.

You Color Me Happy Card

@altenew_Spring cards from one alcohol ink background by Nathalie DeSousa

I am slightly switching the design of this card.

First, I cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel from the alcohol ink panel – from the lighter part of the background. Using the Nesting Ovals Die Set, I cut the larger oval from the center of the panel; then used the next die to cut a smaller oval from the center of the larger oval.

To build the card background, I first glued the alcohol ink panel to the card, then a smaller cardstock panel on top of it. Next, the larger oval was glued to the panel, then, using foam adhesive,  the smaller oval was attached to the card.

This creates levels and dimension in the card.

Spring cards from one alcohol ink background by Nathalie DeSousaFor this card, I am using florals created with the Wispy Joy Stamp and Die Bundle.

This time, the florals sit at the bottom of the ovals.  Another sentiment  from the Colorful Soul Stamp set is used in the card; and the final touch are a few Satin Gold Sequins.

Spring cards from one alcohol ink background by Nathalie DeSousa

I love how these fun spring cards from a single alcohol ink background come together.

I cannot wait to see how you would use these ideas for your own cards! Remember to share with us your creations, we'd love to see how you use Altenew products in your projects.

XO

~Supplies Used~

be creative arts crafts alcohol ink parrot alcohol ink 29334187999289
Parrot Alcohol Ink
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altenew marker refills vanilla cream alcohol ink
Vanilla Cream Alcohol Ink
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altenew marker refills shadow creek alcohol ink
Shadow Creek Alcohol Ink
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altenew dies climber flowers die set
Climber Flowers Die Set – Layering…
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altenew stamp die bundle wispy joy stamp die bundle
Wispy Joy Stamp & Die Bundle
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Die 20with 20logo Nesting 20Ovals 20Die 20Set 22355b58 65fb 4550 9c4b
Nesting Ovals Die Set
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altenew stamp die bundle colorful soul stamp die bundle 29340874637369
Colorful Soul Stamp & Die Bundle
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set cherry blossom
Gradient Cardstock Set – Cherry Blossom
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set green meadows
Gradient Cardstock Set – Green Meadows
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set rose petal 29337175588921
Gradient Cardstock Set – Rose Petal
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exp factors cardstock gradient cardstock set summer afternoon
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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altenew embellishments sequins antique gold
Sequins – Antique Gold
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Sequins – Satin Gold
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Instant Dimension Foam Tape
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ULTRA STICKY Double-Sided Tape 1/2inch
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stewart superior inks prickly pear 6 crisp dye ink mini cube set
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2 comments

Michele F May 20, 2022 - 10:09

Gorgeous florals, fabulous alcohol inking!!
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M Carmen Rodriguez May 21, 2022 - 17:51

Pretty cards, love the dies and colors that you used so bright and pretty.

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