Hello everyone and welcome to Friday! I am so excited to introduce to you another little peak at some of the WONDERFUL talent that is on the way from Above Rubies Studio’s “Club Ruby” Designers!
Today’s post is from a very special and talented lady, Courtney Zavala! I am so inspired by her work and she challenges me and I know she is going to challenge you as well!
So take a look today at just a small preview of things Courtney can help us all grow, be challenged by and be inspired! Thank you Courtney for taking your time to share as a Master Designer for Club Ruby! Everyone can continue to follow Courtney here or at her own wonderful website HandMeAStamp.com
- Card Base – 3.75″ x 5.5″ (I know, it’s a funny size)
- Ranger Glossy Paper – 3.5″ x 5.25″ *must be glossy paper, not photo paper
- Stamps of your choice
- Clear Embossing Ink
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Adirondack Alcohol Inks – Sail Boat Blue, Cloudy Blue, Eggplant, Pitch Black, and Silver Mixative were used
- Adirondack Blending Solution
- Ranger Ink Applicator with felt pads
- Paper Towel
- Dry Adhesive
Stamp and emboss your choice of images on the glossy paper with clear embossing powder.
Choose your Alcohol Inks. Stick to a monochromatic color scheme, or be creative! The silver that I used is a Mixative, and is meant to be used with alcohol inks to add metallic highlights to your work.
Place the nozzle of the Alcohol Ink bottles directly onto the felt pads, and lightly squeeze for a second or two to add drops of color. Add as much, or as little as you want, but remember that a little goes a long way.
Apply the ink to the glossy paper. Twist, turn, wiggle or do jumping jacks! Play around with it until you get the effect you want!
You can apply layers of alcohol inks, or even use the Blending Solution to erase what you’ve done and start over! Don’t worry about covering your stamped images with ink. We’ll take care of that later.
When your paper has the desired look, let it dry for a minute or two.
Apply a small amount of Blending Solution to a paper towel, and wipe off the ink on the embossed areas.
Adhere the glossy paper to your card base.
Give it to someone special 🙂
Ooh I love that technique Courtney. Have to get some inks now!!
Thanks so much for sharing and look forward to lots more of your inspirations girls!!
Thanks Megan 🙂
This is a great technique. Thanks for sharing your card with us.
What a cool technique. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome technique Coutrney. Love it.
Absolutely great! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
Thanks for sharing your cool technique.
Love trying crafting something new, thanks
I just love alcohol inks and all the different things you can do with them. This is an awesome look! Thanks for sharing with us.
I love, love, love alcohol inks! Thanks for the tutorial!
Looks great! I’m just getting started with alcohol inks and I really appreciate learning new ways to use them. Great share!
Absolutely love the technique, Courtney! This can be so forgiving…there are no mistakes…
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments! I was surprised when I woke up to all the love 😀
Welcome Courtney. Looking forward to following all creations the designers Megan picked for her Club. This tecnique looks really forgiving if you don’t know how it might turn out. Thanks for sharing!!
Wow Courteny – that was so neat!! The best thing is that i actually have all the supplies!!! I am so apprehensive about embossing so maybe now i will break outside of my box!!! Thank you so very much!! I look forward to future insight from you!
Just lovely. I have the supplies, but haven’t worked with them. Now I’m inspired to give them a try. Thank you for sharing your talent.
i love the technique megan. i just went an became a follower of hers. i have never used those inks.
Great technique. I have some of the inks and I have never used them. Maybe I will try now.
Love this technique! I’m definatly going to have to put this on my ‘to try’ list. Thanks for the inspiration!
I have alcohol inks I never use.
I’ll try this. 😀 THanks.
Thanks for sharing this technique. I have been wanting to buy alcohol inks for some time now and I think I will!
Very cool. I will have to try this.
Nice! Thanks for sharing.
I love learning new techniques–hope to see more!!
Wow! I am new to scrapbooking, cardmaking, stamping, cricut, etc and love seeing how different products are used. this weekend I looked at these inks in the store, but didn’t know how to use them. Now, I’ve got to go out and buy some!
Great technique. I will have to try this one.
Wow, I love it. Always wondered what to do with the resist ink. I’m going to experiment today. Thanks for the inspiration.
That is soooo cool! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
I love the technique, it gives it a very special look!