Hello! I am here with a card that starts off my Valentine's using the adorable new set called Otterly Fantastic from Avery Elle.
Since alcohol inks have "come back in style", I used them here to create a water backdrop for my otter. I started my card off with a panel of Yupo paper from Ranger. These inks work best with this type of paper. To an applicator, I added a felt pad (different than what we use for ink blending) and added a few, random drops of Mermaid, Citrus, and Silver Mixative. They really only need to be drops as the next step is to add a few drops of Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt pad. To create my background, I used the applicator and simply placed it on the paper, twisted, and lifted off. I repeated this for the entire panel. After letting the panel dry, I used the Wonky Stitches Die to die cut the panel.
My otter was Copic colored with E42, E43, E44 and die cut with the coordinating Otterly Fantastic Elle-ments. What I love is that there is a die that cuts the paws so that the otter can "hold" something! In this case since this is for Valentine's, I used the heart stamp from the set. Using Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments, I die cut a red heart and white heat embossed the sentiment. After adding the heart to the right side, I added the otter and a few extra hearts. This panel was added to my alcohol ink background created earlier.
Don't be afraid of trying new things with the alchol inks. I have even "messed up" and simply laid more color down over it. Have fun creating some amazing backgrounds!
Otterfly Fantastic Elle-ments
Wonky Stitches Die
Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments