Recently there have been a few videos on YouTube demonstrating this technique…………..by one name or another. I wasn’t going to give it a go but I received requests for a video with my spin on the idea! Once I started playing with this idea, I couldn’t stop! I love it! Every piece of Vellum Cardstock (CS) produces a different pattern, and I have made six cards so far using completed sheets! I have another eleven completed sheets to use!
In my video, I demonstrated three ways to apply the alcohol – I’m sure there are others! – two using a flat paint brush and one using a Stampin’ Up! Spritzer. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the Spritzer because I was unable to keep the pressure on the nozzle consistent. The areas that looked good look like “bubbles”.
By watching various videos I learnt quite a lot. For example, better results are achieved with rubbing alcohol that has a high percentage of alcohol, i.e. about 95%. Hubby bought me some online which is 99.9% IPA Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol 99.9% Pure). Apparently the 70% Rubbing Alcohol we normally use for card making techniques isn’t strong enough to move the ink around.
One of the extra advantages of stronger alcohol is that it reduces the curling of the Vellum. With the 99.9% alcohol there was virtually no curling whatsoever. I also tried the 95% alcohol that Hubby had in his repair kit and that did make the Vellum curl slightly; certainly not enough to be a problem. I’m sharing here the six cards I’ve made so far and will share others as and when I make them.
Creating these designs is equivalent to making your own Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is a great solution if you don’t have any DSP in a particular colour that you need! I tested the Light and Dark of my chosen Stampin’ Blends on a spare sheet of Vellum CS. This way I could see if my selected colours were light/dark enough for the look I was trying to achieve.
For example, I made the Petal Pink card on the video and I didn’t know if the Dark Petal Pink Blend would be dark enough. When I tried the Light & Dark on Vellum, neither of them were suitable, so I tried Light and Dark Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze. The Light Cajun Craze worked a treat, as you can see by the Petal Pink card!
I am hoping that I can pop back here some time to list the products I’ve used to create each of the cards I’m sharing with you today. The method and products I used for the Petal Pink and Highland Heather cards are on the video. Out of the remaining four cards, two are the same so it’s just three cards and I kept a list of everything as I was making them, so all I need to do is to type the details out!
I hope you give this technique a try and get as much pleasure from it as I have! But please remember to work in a well-ventilated space/room! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back very soon. Take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Petal Pink Cardstock – 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm) NA 5½” x 8½”
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm) NA 4” x 5¼”
Petal Pink Cardstock – 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) NA 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Basic White Cardstock – optional 3¾” x 5 3/8” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) NA 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Vellum Cardstock – one full sheet cut into quarters
Basic White Scraps for sentiment and images
Petal Pink Cardstock – layer for sentiment tad shorter than 1” and tad shorter than 2” (4.9cm x 2.4cm) same as A4 cardstock
Petal Pink A4 Cardstock  £8.25 —— https://bit.ly/2KVDTZn
Basic White A4 Cardstock  £9.00 —— https://bit.ly/3iDSXer
White Vellum A4 Card Stock  £9.25 —— https://bit.ly/3gzUvHl
Pretty Perennials Bundle  £42.25 —— https://bit.ly/3nt0Eor
Butterfly Wishes Cling Stamp Set  £21.00 —— https://bit.ly/3qjkK5T
Stitched Rectangles Dies  £33.00 —— https://bit.ly/2A1IIyK
Hippo Happiness Bundle (English)  £45.00 —— https://bit.ly/3sPqBkA
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder  £8.25 —— https://bit.ly/30wOOAZ
Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad  £7.00 —— https://bit.ly/2SsPnrG
Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill  £3.50 —— https://bit.ly/35oEufG
Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad  £7.00 —— https://bit.ly/2M0XzPe
Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill  £3.50 —— https://bit.ly/3nV1IBz
Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Pad  £7.00 —— https://bit.ly/2BtdDo6
Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill  £3.50 —— https://bit.ly/2D5CmiY
Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack  £8.50 —— https://bit.ly/3e3995U
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine  £112.00 —— https://bit.ly/3kd11SM
Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine  £56.00 —— https://bit.ly/2ZbAmNX
Stamparatus  £46.00 —— https://bit.ly/2SPbiqu
Simply Shammy  £7.50 —— https://bit.ly/3c1y7AC
Paper Trimmer  £23.00 —— https://bit.ly/2qUQQw0
Paper Snips  £9.25 —— https://bit.ly/2BYGTTt
Bone Folder  £6.50 —— https://bit.ly/2ojre7w
Grid Paper  £11.75 —— https://bit.ly/2BMJekd
Small Grid Paper  £6.00 —— https://bit.ly/2C609ih
Silicone Craft Sheet  £5.50 —— https://bit.ly/2LtkKMx
Multipurpose Liquid Glue  £3.75 —— https://bit.ly/3lUJ7Wd
Stampin’ Dimensionals  £3.75 —— https://bit.ly/2BYH1SX
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  £3.75 —— https://bit.ly/2BYH2X1
Mini Glue Dots  £5.00 —— https://bit.ly/2NPQQ78
Stampin’ Seal  £7.50 —— https://bit.ly/3psb9uo
Stampin’ Seal Refill  £5.00 —— https://bit.ly/32JyGNz