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I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. This past weekend was my birthday and Mother’s Day so it was a double fun weekend for me with my fur babies. My hubby, of course, got me some lovely art supplies and the cats got me an Amazon Echo with Alexa so I have music in my studio while I work now. It made for a very relaxing weekend. I also realized we are already into May, phew where is this year going. Before I know it I will be planning some Holiday treats for you guys. Best get an early start I usually say, but we all know how that goes. Well, I have chattered on enough I’m sure you want to get into what this weeks post is all about. I decided this year I wanted to make my mom her mother’s day card. I also wanted to play with my alcohol inks and alcohol lift-ink because it has been a while since I touched them and I am feeling a bit rusty.

For this project I used:
1. A piece of standard Ranger Ink Yupo Paper trimmed down to fit a standard card front.
2. Alcohol Inks in lemonade, pink sherbert, purple twilight, and Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
3. I use an old baking sheet that is out of service to place my Yupo paper on and then use the inks so if they run off they just stick to the aluminum and don’t get all over my table.
4. I had an old floral silicone Tim Holtz stamp I used with the Alcohol Lift-Ink to lift the ink and make the floral background.
5. I edged the Yupo paper with Black Soot Archival Distress Ink
6. I edged the Tim Holtz paper dolls and the Tim Holtz Flashcard as well with the Black Soot Archival Ink
7. I chose three of Tim Holtz’s paper dolls that I thought best represented me and my sisters for my mom.
8. I chose a Tim Holtz Flash Card that said mother.
9. I used Glossy Accents to attach the flash card and then to attach the paper dolls above the flash card.
10. Lastly, I used double-sided tape to attach the Yupo Paper to the card front.

Voila! A lovely one of a kind Mother’s Day gift your mom will cherish!.

If you want to see the whole process (Including my few out takes due to the thunderstorm!) you can watch the video on my Youtube channel: Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Alcohol Lift-Ink Mother’s Day Card.

Here are photos of the card:


Now once I was done filming it I did go back and add two more items. I cut a small piece of white media paper and double side taped it inside the card for writing on. I also stamped the back of the card with a “handmade with love” stamp to add that extra special touch. If you love the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Lift-Ink it is a great way to make some vibrant quick backgrounds and then just add your favorite ephemera or sentiments on top. You can swap out the colors and make it more masculine for a man, or make the colors more primary for a kid card or get well card. The possibilities are endless. Just remember Alcohol Lift-Ink doesn’t work with the metallic and new pearl alcohol inks. It won’t lift.

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