green yellow red alcohol inks Heather Telford

This new sentiment has appeared on a few of my cards already and will likely continue to do so. It is such a nice message and one I should send more often. This is one of my first alcohol ink experiments. I was just playing with the inks and ended up with an odd shape which did not immediately inspire me until I remembered this layout which is no doubt familiar to you; it is always popping up around the interwebs. I have been wanting to use if ever since I first saw it. I don’t know who first came up with the clever offset panel but I hope they feel proud whenever they see it on a card!

The inks I used were willow, pesto, poppyfield and honeycomb along with the blending fluid which lightened some of the colours. You can see both the pale and dark auras which appear around some of the inks. I am still using yupo paper for my creating, mainly because that is what I have and it works beautifully. I will get some glossy and photo paper to try out at some point. I have tried some doodling with my micron pens but nothing share-worthy yet.


Stamps:  Sentiment Collection(PB)
Inks:   Versafine Spanish Moss (Tsukineko)
Alcohol Ink: willow, pesto, poppyfield and honeycomb, alcohol blending solution (Ranger)
Paper: Yupo, Neenah Avon Brilliant White 110lb cardstock, green cardstock

15 Comments on “Happy”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    Yes, that is a happy card! I love the alcohol ink colors that you chose.

  2. Vicki B says:

    I really need to get out my alcohol inks again. I’ve never thought to use a piece like you did on this card. I love it! Pretty combination of colors!

  3. Cath says:

    Love it, both the artwork and the layout.

  4. Bonnie says:

    These colors are so happy, Heather! They are perfect for this layout! Going to have to get that sentiment set!

  5. Gorgeous colours and fab effect! I love the offset panel xxx

  6. Anne Miller says:

    Heather –

    Try finger painting paper – it works well with alcohol inks and is extremely affordable. You can get it at that store on Canotek – All About Kids.


    Sent from my iPad


  7. Rufus says:

    I’ve tried alcohol ink on yupo, glossy cs, photo paper,heavy weight cs and some very light weight glossy paper that I got from a printer. It’s amazing how different it looks and acts on the different papers! Love that layout and color combo.

  8. Clelie says:

    Seeing your amazing creative offerings makes me happy; it feeds that inner part of me that says…’I can try this – I can be creative, too!’. I always wished I was a creative person and since discovering this amazing stamping “world”, I have learned that I CAN be creative and make beautiful things! Thank you, Heather, for sharing your beautiful, inspiring work! You are a Blessing!!!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Fabulous, Heather! Makes me want to get out my long neglected alcohol inks too. Love the colours and the card design. Elizabeth xx

  10. Pat says:

    Another really pretty card using this technique Heather and the colours are gorgeous. I love the offset panel too. x

  11. Ingrid says:

    Absolutely stunning my friend! I just LOVE those colors together. I have the blending solution and little pieces for my sponge applicators…now I need the inks….lol! You are such and enabler! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  12. Lindsey says:

    Those colours together make a rather magical-looking panel! And perfect with the diagonal panel layout. You’re right, that is a great sentiment.

  13. littledebbie4 says:

    lovely abstract card – loving the colours

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