5 Different Ways to Use Vellum

Today I am exploring 5 different ways to use vellum. As an elegant-style, cardmaker I find vellum to be something I use quite often. I don’t create cards often with the idea of using vellum, but often I use vellum to calm down backgrounds that are too busy for me. Belly Bands I love creatingContinue reading “5 Different Ways to Use Vellum”

8 Ways to Use Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Today marks the beginning of April and a new event that I’m hosting on my blog this month. All month, I will be posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a couple bonuses in between and each of the videos is going to be a collaboration with a favourite artist of mine. I am so lookingContinue reading “8 Ways to Use Alcohol Ink Backgrounds”

Experimenting with Mediums: Hedgehog Hollow January Box

Today I am experimenting with three different cards and a variety of mediums for my cardmaking process video today: alcohol inks, pastes, sprays, stamping and tons of tips along the way. I am using the January Hedgehog Hollow Box (limited quantities left!) which includes three stamp sets, chipboard and a stencil to create these cards. Continue reading “Experimenting with Mediums: Hedgehog Hollow January Box”

Alcohol Ink Mother’s Day Card

The Essentials by Ellen December Release was super inspirational and I loved these elegant Hands Dies the moment I saw them. I was inspired by the sentiment stamp “A mother holds her children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever” so I used both the large and small hand on today’s panel. IContinue reading “Alcohol Ink Mother’s Day Card”

Stained Glass Alcohol Ink with Vellum for Birch Press Designs

Hi Crafters, It’s Justine back again here on the Birch Press Blog! Today I am creating a stained glass effect on my card using Alcohol Inks. Using Vellum paper helped me achieve that slightly muted but vibrant colour. I used a fairly thick vellum for this piece. Vellum is a non-porous surface that is super elegantContinue reading “Stained Glass Alcohol Ink with Vellum for Birch Press Designs”

Free Virtual Card Class September 2018: Alcohol Lift Techniques

Laurel Beard and I kicked off our monthly FREE card classes this September with the Alcohol Lift Technique! If you want to join us for our monthly live classes, be sure to like our facebook page. We went live on Thursday Night and created 4 cards together. Don’t worry if you happened to miss it becauseContinue reading “Free Virtual Card Class September 2018: Alcohol Lift Techniques”

Multiple Textures & Halloween Spellbinders Inspiration

Today I am working with many different textures to add interest to cards. I hope that even if you aren’t a Halloween fan, you’ll find some useful ideas and textures to try out. This month, I’m working with Spellbinders and their Small and Large Die of the Month Club. I think these are an incredibleContinue reading “Multiple Textures & Halloween Spellbinders Inspiration”

Embossing on Alcohol Inks to Create 5 Cards

Today I am up on the Ellen Hutson channel with some fun embossing with alcohol ink techniques. This is such a fun technique to get lots of multiple cards. You can also supplement the alcohol inks with ink blending, watercolours, or any medium of your choosing! Click here to see the video tutorial!  I willContinue reading “Embossing on Alcohol Inks to Create 5 Cards”

Alcohol Ink Balloon Birthday Card!

I’m up on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel with this fun creation! You can check out the video here! I created an alcohol ink background using pinks and purples. I let it almost dry so I was able to put foil overtop for some extra shine! I die cut the panel using the BalloonContinue reading “Alcohol Ink Balloon Birthday Card!”

Alcohol Ink Techniques: Is it all in the paper?

A couple months ago I did another video on alcohol inks. It just seems I can’t get enough of them. I love when old supplies make a comeback and I find joy in them again. Well, I decided to go into more detail about alcohol ink cardstock and Yupo paper – both papers are designedContinue reading “Alcohol Ink Techniques: Is it all in the paper?”