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Stunning Alcohol Inked Butterflies Slimline Card Tutorial

Thank you for joining me for this Stunning Alcohol Inked Butterflies Slimline Card Tutorial. Let's jump right in.

I started by creating the base of my slimline card, the easiest way I have found to do this is to cut 4 inches off a standard-size piece of cardstock 8.5 inches by 11 inches, leaving me with a base of 8.5 inches by 7 inches then scored at 3.5 inches. Leaving me a slimline base that measures 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches when scored. Then I ran some hammer mill cardstock through my die-cutting matching with the Slim lacy layers dies to create a pretty background for my butterflies.

I cut the base of the butterflies out of Yupo paper so I could use my Alcohol inks easily on top of them and cut the detail layer out of some vellum so you can easily see the vibrant colours. For the bodies of the butterflies, I used six Alcohol inks in Raspberry, Splendor, Sunshine Yellow, Citrus, Tranquil and Villainous, blending between the colours and blending solution. Once the ink was fully dry I adhered the detail layer only on the body and added some gems to hide the glue on the body.

Now all we have left is to adhere the layers and add the butterflies in a line, for the sentiment I trimmed down a sentiment strip and used thin foam squares behind it to add a little more dimension to a simple but beautiful design. I Love how this card came together!!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Stunning Alcohol Inked Butterflies Slimline Card Tutorial. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

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White 110lb Cardstock (Base)

HammerMill Cardstock

Tim Holtz White Yupo Paper

Bazzill 40lb Heavy Weight Velum

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Score Buddy

Teflon bone folder

Tim Holtz Remanent Rub on tool

Sizzix Switch Die cutting machine

Sizzix Standard Multi-purpose Base

Magic mat

Sizzix Chrome Precision Plate

Sizzix Glitter Cutting Plates

Tim Holtz Blending solution

Tim Holtz Air Blower

Tim Holtz Raspberry Alcohol Ink

Tim Holtz Splendor Pearl Alcohol Ink

Tim Holtz Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Ink

Tim Holtz Citrus Alcohol Ink

Tim Holtz Tranquil Pearl Alcohol Ink

Tim Holtz Villainous Pearl Alcohol Ink

Waffle Flower Slim Lacy Layers Dies

Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies Mini

Thin 3D Foam Squares

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Grey Reverse Tweezers

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Sentiment Strips

Spellbinders Opal self-adhesive gems

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