As new challenges are posted for Hope You Can Cling To, each of our hostesses has been sharing a little bit about themselves and their connection with the event. In my post, I shared about my lifelong love of Winnie the Pooh - here's one of the challenge cards I made for this week, using a marbled alcohol ink background. Audrie created our site tutorial for the technique, but I did have a video in the works already, so I finished it up for my blog instead. This is the background I made in the video below, and I shared this card as a variation on her tutorial page.
I make my alcohol backgrounds on my craft mat, and instead of glossy cardstock I use a clay-coated cardstock that I've found works a little better than the glossy. The brand I use is called Mohawk Color Copy Ultra Gloss and it's sold by the ream - you can sometimes find it online under the name Kromkote as well. This is the same card that I use for gel printing and it works wonderfully.
The sentiment and banner die are both my designs, available through Impression Obsession.
Here's how I created my background, along with a tip for adding pattern!
Thanks for visiting me today - have a great week!