Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Team Tuesday with Kia

Hello everyone ... welcome to Team Tuesday.

I have a few cards to share with you where I have used the technique of blowing ink in my design and I will share my process for this with you. I have also done my first video showing how I do this technique, and as there are 2 techniques I have done for my card, the video is longer than I would have liked especially given it is my first, and I will add it later this morning. 

These are the cards that I made for today.

I have been told that some like a hand tutorial rather than the video, so I have captured a few screen shots to share the process.
I have attached my stencil to my piece of acetate and have applied Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol to my cotton ball before applying the ink, which is Tim Holtz Citrus. I dab the cotton swab around the stencil until I am happy with the look.
I am blowing the ink onto the acetate here changing the colours as I go along. I want the piece to be almost filled with colour, with only a few clear spaces left showing. I am using a fairly small in circumference straw as I have better control of the paint than with a larger straw. The alcohol ink dries fairly quickly, but be sure to let it dry fully as it is messy otherwise, and stains. which is why I do not do this process inside my Misti.
Once the inks have dried I continue with my card. I arrange my card inside my Misti using the grid lines to make sure I have everything straight. I stamped the leaf in my Misti and heat embossed using black embossing powder, then die cut with the coordinating die. For my stencil background, I sponged citrus distress ink onto a piece of cardstock cut to mat my stencil background, which also has white cardstock backing it. The sentiment I stamped using intense black ink and die cut with the fishtail label, which I then attached on foam strips toward the top of the card. Again I used my Misti to align the label. I added foam tape to the back of the leaf and attached it to the card and finished with a few sequins.

Here are some close up pictures of the cards. My video is below these.

Thank you for visiting My Sweet Petunia today.


  1. Beautiful! Great video... thanks so much. Of course now we will expect them all the time! :)

  2. The alcohol inked maple leaves are stunning, Kia! Amazing effect and colors! And I love the lightly stencilled background too. I really enjoyed your video, and hope to see many more in future! Hideko

  3. I just bought that stamp set. I'm going to give this a try. It's really beautiful. Thanks for including the video.

  4. Great cards! Couple of questions. Did you blow the ink onto velum? What brand stencil did you use for the base? And one more question, what brand ink did you use? Thank you so much!

    1. Hello Christine, thank you for your comment. I am sorry that I failed to say I was using vellum for both techniques, new to video! I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks.

    2. Thank you Kia. I am guessing that the vellum was on top of the plastic wrap then? Is that correct? Your video was great by the way!

  5. Lovely cards! I really like the stained glass/kaleidoscope effect of the alcohol inks on the gorgeous leaves.

  6. Love them, am trying to make the leaves right now. Wish me luck


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