Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Heart With Wings and Alcohol Ink Masterboard Valentine Cards With a Treat

Hey Everyone! Kitsch Flamingo from Tim Holtz and Ranger just arrived in the house, and I was in the middle of family Valentine makes, so it was the perfect time to break this gorgeous pink color open. I LOVE it! Even though I made the background of these cards with Alcohol Ink, the Distress Kitsch Flamingo heart blended in perfectly. These cards were super fun to make, fast to do, and so easy as they were assembly line style after making a masterboard for the background. AND, they house a little Valentine treat on the back.  Enjoy!

 Using a piece of 12x12 Glossy Cardstock for the masterboard, I pounced on Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, and Rosewood Alcohol Inks that were all added to the felt of an Alcohol Ink Blending Tool, just making about a dime sized dot of each color and on two places on the felt. I was able to cover the whole piece only adding the ink once.
I shook up both Alloys, and working in a corner at a time, I squiggled on the Gilded first, and used the same piece of felt on the tool, I pounced over the squiggled color. If it was too concentrated a added Mined over the top and pounced over that to soften the gold. I did the whole piece doing this. 
Then I added drops of the same four Alcohol Inks I started with, randomly adding the drops until I liked the look. Doing this made the Alloys break up and border the drops...such a cool look. I let the paper sit about an hour. 
 I added the large Valentine word stamp to a large stamping block and inked it with Jet Black, and stamped the wording in the upper left corner. I repeated the stamping across the paper and then made another row, lining up best I could, and finished with a small portion of the stamp on the bottom row. I let this dry about 30 minutes. 
 Here is the masterboard before cutting. I think it was so beautiful, and it was hard to cut because I liked it so much, but I cut it into 12 equal pieces, 3 x 4 inches using a paper trimmer, so I will have 12 cards. This is what is so cool about making a masterboard...it makes assembly line cards so easy and fast. I inked the edges of all of them with Jet Black and an ink blending tool. Then I mounted them onto light pink cardstock just leaving a tiny border showing.
 Using the Winged 3D Impresslit, I die cut and embossed the wings using gold Metallic Kraft Stock, misting the cardstock lightly with water before running through the machine. These 3D embossing folders are the best, and talk about detail. I love that this one cuts and embosses multiple layers at the same time, brilliant. I made 12 of course. 
  I scribbled over the wings lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon, and then dabbed my finger in a little water to move the crayon over the wings and into the cracks of the wings to further highlight the details. I used a slightly damp paper towel to remove the crayon from the top areas that are not embossed. 
I cut 12 pieces of black cardstock to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches for the card base (it's flat and not folded like a traditional card).  Instead of adhering the lollipops, I used a hole punch to make two holes at the center bottom for the stick to be woven through to hold the candy. I added the Alcohol Inked paper on the front, only adhering on the edges with two sided tape so the pop will easily come out.

  Using White Heavystock, I die cut the large thinner heart from the Heartstruck die, doing 12. I laid the 12 hearts over paper towel and misted them first with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Spray Stain then Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Spray. While wet, I shook the Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain, and unscrewed the lid and flicked the tube of the spray over the hearts to create droplets of gold. Then I lightly misted the hearts with water to oxidize and blend, then I dried with a heat tool. 
I placed the hearts into the Swirls Multi Level Texture Fade and embossed them. I ran the pad of Distress Kitsch Flamingo Ink directly over the hearts, and then poured on Kitsch Flamingo Embossing Glaze. I heat set the glaze, and then inked the edges of the hearts with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink. I adhered the hearts onto the center of the wings with two sided tape, and added foam tape to the back and adhered these onto the card fronts at an angle. I added Chit Chat Stickers to black cardstock, cut them out, and adhered them to the centers of the hearts. 
(Alcohol Ink Blending Tool, Large Stamping Block, Paper Trimmer, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape, Hole Punch, Die Cut Machine, Water Mister, Heat Tool, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Glossy Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, Rosewood 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Alloy: Gilded, Mined 
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Valentine Silhouettes 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Kraft Stock, Chit Chat Seasonal Stickers 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits: Winged 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon: Vintage Photo 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Heartfelt 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Kitsch Flamingo, Tarnished Brass 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray: Kitsch Flamingo 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Kitsch Flamingo 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Multi Level Texture Fade: Swirls 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Kitsch Flamingo 
-Heart Lollipops 
-Pink Cardstock
I've got one more Valentine make to show you so I'll be back again this week. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Amazing golden shimmer... you'll have lots of happy loved ones!
    Alison x

  2. Love ❤️ , so beautiful. To be honest, I am working on something like this.

  3. WOWZERS!!! These are fabulous!!! So cool with the Heart Pop on the back...what a great way to "Sweeten" someone up...LOL.

  4. Love these cards and your detailed instructions are wonderful! Thank you!

  5. Awesome! I'm sure the these will bring delight!!

  6. Oh, I love these. I'm going to try & use some of these techniques.

  7. okay I never would have guessed that is how you made that background! How awesome to do it all at one time!!

  8. Thoroughly marvelous Valentine's greetings. I'm really digging Tim's latest colour as well and am thrilled that he's releasing new hues again as of late. Fingers crossed plenty more are still to come as time rolls ever onward.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  9. Oh wow Anita, your masterboard background is absolutely stunning and you have used it so beautifully to make these gorgeous Valentine cards. Love them. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. These are fabulous! Thank you for sharing your process. :-) x


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