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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Alcohol Ink Butterfly Card

I made this card today out of, you'll never belive this, dollarstore fake Sharpie markers!
Step 1. Pour about 1 oz of good old rubbing alcohol into a glass container
Step 2. Wearing gloves, take apart a 'Sharpie-like' marker, remove the ink tube and nib, cut tube into 2 or 3 pieces
Step 3. Soak the ink tube and nib in the alcohol for about 10 mins, remove them, and give them a squeeze so you get all the inky goodness out!
Step 4. Transfer ink into an air tight storage container and it's ready to use!
I used my Distress Ink blending tool and a felt blending pad, both of which are homemade, I'm getting cheap in my old age, to apply ink by dabbing and swirling onto background. I stamped the border with Hero Arts Tree Flourish background stamp in Vintage Photo Distress ink, then blended the same ink around the edges. I stamped a Martha Stewart butterfly in Vintage Photo and inked it with Peeled Paint, Broken Dishes and Concord Grape Distress inks.
I cut the butterfly out, flocked the body in Reflections brown flock and mounted it on card after stamping image on card in Vintage Photo. Whew, that was a mouthful, now, I'll be up all night taking dollarstore markers apart!!


  1. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the details.

    1. You're welcome! I love to share tips and tricks for card making!