Frame your Cards!


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great day.  Today I have something a little different to show you! Recently I had a giveaway of the October Simon Says Card kit on my Instagram and it inspire me to revisit the kit’s supplies, but I wanted to do something a little different but with the same techniques of creating a card so the ide of making a fram was born in my head.

I got these inexpensive frames at Michael’s and decided to frame my card panel instead of putting in a card base.  I used alcohol inks, foil scraps, frame and the stamp set from the October Simon Stamp Card kit to create this crafty project.

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I found that to create this design I needed a stamping tool such as the Misti, which is the one I have, but there are several others out there like the Platform by Tim Holtz.  I’ve had the Misti for long time and it is one of my favorite tools.

I suggest you wantch some of the videos by the pros on how to use the alcohol lift ink when trying this technique since it’s much easier to watch the pros that to try to read my instructions, LOL!

There are many more videos you can find with this technique and my only warning is that is very addicting once you get the hang of it!  You will be seeing many more project in the future since i love alcohol inks and this lift it ink is a fantastic product from Ranger and Tim Holtz.

I lined the background piece with the frame mat inside the Misti, once it’s all properly lined and the background is showing throught the mat opening the way you want, place the stamp where I want it to be, closed the Misti door and lift the stamp  from the mat and background then tok the mat out as well.

I apply the lift ink to the stamp then stamped the image to the background and lifted the stamp.  I right away place the mat back into position and stamped the image again, pressing firmly to make sure all the ink is transfered to the mat. This is how you transfer the alcohol ink to another surface if you want to make a second project.  I then dabbed and wipe the alcohol lift ink from my background with a clean towel and repeated the process a second time to achieve a good crisp stamp image.  I really think dabbing is very important in order to get a good image on your alcohol background.

The last step is to stamp and heat embossed my sentiment and this needs to be done carefully since yupo paper is a synthetic paper, therefore can easily melt.  I followed Jennifer McGuire instructions but made sure I practiced on a scrap piece of yupo paper since I did not want to ruin my nice work.  I let the heat gun get good and hot and kept it moving as Jennifer said.  I also say a video my Jessica Frost-Ballas where she does heat embossing on yupo paper.  Both of these ladies have some great videos with alcohol inks and this technique.   Another alternative would be to just do the sentiment in a coordinating piece of cardstock, cut it and then adhere to your background just like you would a card.


The specks of brown color you see are from foil and just rubbed against the alcohol background to add a little extra color.  Believe me in real person it looks very nice.

Well I hope you get inspired to try something new with the supplies you have and expand your creativity.  As always thanks for stopping by and nourish your creative soul!


Wondering Mindfield



Ranger (Tim Holtz) alcohol ink:  Stream

Simon Says Says Stamp Set:  Sketched Flowers

Ranger (Tim Holtz) Lift ink pad

Hero Arts:  White Embossing Powder

Versamark:  Watermark ink

Ranger: Yupo paper

My Sweet Petunia – Misti

Gina K Design: Therm-o-web foils

Frames at Micheals – I puchased the frames at a 60% sales a while ago but any nice frame you like is perfect.



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