7 April 2018

Happy Birthday To You

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for my dad for his birthday last week. I have been having so much fun playing with alcohol inks lately, that I went with another alcohol ink background. This time though, I decided to add some foil on it, having seen Jess do it a little while ago and liked to the look.

I started off by creating my alcohol ink background. I took a piece of Yupo paper and added drops of various blue inks on to it, using a spritzer tool to blow air on to it, to move them around as I went. I used Eggplant, Indigo, Aquamarine, Stonewashed and Sail Boat Blue. I then added on some Alcohol Ink Blending Solution to blend some of the areas and add drops to create some interest. While the piece was still a little wet in some areas, I placed over a sheet of Therm O Web Silver Foil and with a brayer, lightly went over it, pushing the foil in to the ink. I removed the foil sheet and set aside.
I took some white cardstock and added Stick It adhesive to the back. I then took the MFT Happy Birthday To You die and cut this from the cardstock three times. The letters were then stacked up to create thicker pieces. I took the alcohol ink background and using a soft brush, brushed off any excess foil. I then die cut this using the second largest of the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Dies.
Using the negative piece from the die cut Happy Birthday To You wording for placement, I adhered the letters down on to the background piece. Once adhered, I added the whole panel on a white A2 card base with foam sheet and DST.

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I think the silver foil goes really nicely with the blue alcohol inks. I am looking forward to trying it again with different colours of foil. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Another gorgeous alcohol ink creation Michelle and I agree the silver foil is the perfect additional touch. The blues all look so beautiful together and I think its a perfect masculine card. That die is brilliant isn’t it - haven’t had mine out for a while, thanks for reminding me! Lisa xx

  2. Love this, it's a brilliant masculine card.

  3. It really looks lovely with the foil on it. Adds some extra sparkle and the simple sentiment on top is perfect for male cards. Bet he loved it! xx


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