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 Oh my goodness....I think I have a new hobby!  This is my very first attempt at an alcohol inks background.  Sad to say, I have had the supplies sitting on the shelf for years!  So glad most of our crafting supplies have a long shelf life. I keep seeing the most gorgeous cards in blogland....so I decided to give it a go!  It turned out mostly like I envisioned, so I say it is a win win! My card is based on the sketch challenge at Make the Cards-



My background was created with Lettuce and Gold alcohol inks.  I used a tad bid of citrus ink in the center to have a lighter area to stamp my sentiment.  I wanted my shamrocks to coordinate with the background, yet still stand out.  I was torn between New England Ivy and Fern, so ended up using a little of both. My shamrocks were created with heart die cuts.  The stems were cut from the side of a larger heart die as well. The shamrocks were applied with 3-D foam dots for added dimension.



My sentiment is from the current Stamp of the Month, Winged Masterpiece. This set has a variety of sentiments for many occasions.  It also features gorgeous images, which I am sure I will be working into my next alcohol ink background!  You can add this set to your collection for only $5 with a qualifying purchase in March.  You can get all the details here.  Here is a look at the complete set-



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

S2103 March Stamp of the Month, Winged Masterpiece
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
X5960 Fern Cardstock
Yupo Paper
Lettuce Alcohol Inks-Ranger
Citrus Alcohol Ink-Ranger
Gold Alloy Ink-Ranger
Alcohol Blending Solution-Ranger
Soot Distress Ink-Ranger
Basic Hearts Thin Cuts-Retired
Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts-Retired
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges-Good Luck Cards
Cuttlebug Mania-Use Green
Double Trouble-Wearin o' the green
Fusion-Green 
Paper Funday-Anything Goes w/optional twist of Irish Luck
The Card Concept-Luck of the Irish (My card was inspired by the theme, and I went out of my comfort zone with a mixed media creation.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

17 comments

  1. Hi Allisa! Wow, you nailed it with the alcohol ink! Your card is perfect, great for the sketch at Make the Cards and the green theme at Double Trouble. Thanks for joining in and have fun with the alcohol inks, they are addictive!

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  2. WOW what an awesome take on our sketch! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Card Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    MAKE THE CARD CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. Congratulations on breaking out the alcohol inks! Such a successful card and perfect with our theme. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept! Hope to see more of your beautiful work.

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  4. Fabulous background!! I, too, always think those alcohol backgrounds look like so much fun. Maybe I'll give it a try sometime. Anyway, great card; the two-toned shamrocks go with the background perfectly! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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  5. I'm sorry! I forgot to change my DT hat; I should have said "Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built."

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  6. What a beautiful take on our sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Make the Card Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs,
    Mifta.
    Owner ~ MS Kraft Store
    DT ~ Scrapping4funChallenges
    DT ~ Through The Craft Room Door
    DT ~ Make the Cards Challenge

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  7. Beautiful background, love the swirl of the stitched glovers and a great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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  8. Beautiful card! Congratulations on being selected as this week's Make the Cards Challenge Featured Creator! Please email me at hello@makethecardschallenge.com

    Jill

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  9. Alcohol inks are so much fun to play with and your background is terrific! Love the use of hearts to create the shamrocks. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

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  10. Beautiful card, thanks for participating at paperfundaychallenges.
    Manal DT

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  11. Your background is awesome! Alcohol inks are so fun! Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Rainbow Challenge! Hugs! Katy DT :)

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  12. What a lovely card...beautiful background, sweet sentiment and wonderful shamrocks! Thanks so much for playing with our Card Concept challenge this week!

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  13. What a great card for me to see on St Patrick's Day! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion card challenge :)

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  14. Allisa, this is absolutely adorable and I love how you've thought outside of the box to create your shamrocks. Thanks for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge this month and I hope we see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Em, DT Co-ordinator

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  15. The alcohol ink background is the perfect backdrop for the shamrocks. You are so clever to use hearts to make the shamrocks. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Card Challenge.

    sue n.

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  16. Beautiful card! Love the pretty background. Great to see you in the Rainbow Card Challenge gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

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  17. Fantastic! Can’t wait to see you take part again in our next challenge!!

    Mary Ellen Driggs
    www.creativetimewithme.com
    The Rainbow Card Challenge DT

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