18 August 2017

Birthday Cake

Hello there, I am back today to share a card using one of the alcohol ink background pieces I made when I made my brother's birthday card last week. This card looks extremely simple but it did take longer to put together than it looks!
I created my background by adding various shades of blue and turquoise alcohol inks on to a non-stick craft mat. I then added over some blending solution. I took a piece of Yupo paper and dripped this in to it face down. I then set this piece aside to dry.
I took the largest SSS Stitched Rectangle die and cut the panel out. I then ran this through again cutting the MFT Happy Birthday Centrepieces die with it. Using the negative piece of the die cut (the individual letters being the positive), I added foam tape to the back of the piece (this look ages!) and adhered it to a white A2 card base.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store.
The great thing with this die is that I can get another card out of it, using the positive letter pieces. Thanks so much for popping by to see me today. I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful card! Great colors and design.

  2. Love the effect of the inks Michelle, really simple but looks great! x

  3. It's stunning Michelle! You do masculine cards so very well. Those alcohol inks really lend themselves to some fabulous looks and different techniques. And I am fascinated to see that you got them via Joanna Sheen. I don't know where to start with picking colours as I want them all! I can imagine how long that foam took to cut too.... worth the effort though as the dimension is great! Lisa xx

  4. So your incredible blue background, looks simply fabulous with that wonderful die.

  5. Beautiful birthdaycard. Thanks for your explanation 😊

  6. I'll have to try this alcohol ink technique as this background is superb.


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