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Friday 28 August 2020

Creative Card Making with Ann

Hi Everyone and Welcome
It's Ann from Ann Chuang Crafts here with you today as we head out on the last leg of August's journey with our regular "Creative Card Making" post. I used Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Alloy to make the background. Hope you like it.

Here's the tutorial : 
I started with dripping 75% Alcohol on Yupo paper. Then drop some alcohol inks and gold Alloy. Using a hair dryer to make it flow. Then, I let it dry completely. 

I stamped the flowers from PaperArtsy JOFY97 in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink.

I stamped another flower image on watercolor paper and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush. 

To finish this card, I added the sentiment from Tim Holtz Tiny Text stamp set.

Thank you for joining me on the Creative Card Making journey today and don't forget there is still a little time to join in our current challenge which is "Tag you're It!".

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.



  1. What a beautiful card Ann, very inspiring.

  2. That's so pretty, Ann - I love the alcohol ink background - amazing swirls, and the flower is a lovely focal point. A great post.
    Alison x

  3. Your card is gorgeous , Ann. The flowerso delicately coloured and outlined in black looks so striking against the fabulous alcohol inked background. Thanks for sharing your steps .
    A x

  4. Stunning card Ann! The background is gorgeous, and the flower is a wonderful focal point. Thanks for sharing how you made this! Maura

  5. Such a beautiful card Ann x I adore the background and wonderful vibrant colour choice. Love the PA stamp too x TFS and huge hugs
    Annie xx

  6. What a lovely card, Ann. Alcohol inks are kinda magical.

  7. What a beautiful background you created with your AI's Ann! The addition of the gold adds wonderful shine to it. Love that funky flower both stamped on the background and layered over it! xx