In The Mood Class Premier Blog Hop! Alcohol Inks Background Video Tutorial

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blog hop board Through mood board inspiration, our designers teach class participants many different ways that you can draw inspiration from the world around you.

What is a Mood Board?  A Mood Board is “an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc., intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept.”

Mood Boards can be incredible sources of inspiration for paper crafting projects, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to translate the inspiration to paper, and every crafter has a different interpretation!

So how was I inspired by the above Mood Board?

Alcohol Inks Accents 2 Alcohol Inks Background Video Tutorial

I was inspired by color pallette, the butterflies and flowers, the soft watercolored flower and the touch of gold on the earrings (ummm….I WANT those earrings!).

I made a really fun background with Alcohol Inks, then die cut butterflies and flowers for a couple Clean and Simple cards.

*This post was originally for an Online Class which registration is now closed for.  If you are excited to be inspired by Mood Boards, check out Inspiration Nation at StampNation!

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  • Marty H June 17, 2015, 9:25 am

    Stunning cards! Thanks for the tip about the acetate behind the butterfly.

  • veronika June 17, 2015, 10:10 am

    well now you inspired me and I have to go and recreate this

  • Shirley June 17, 2015, 10:13 am

    Neat background!

  • Lynne Ingram June 17, 2015, 10:52 am

    Fab butterflies. The inlaid technique is a must try.

  • vicki dutcher June 17, 2015, 10:53 am

    Creating from mood boards is amazing when the mojo takes a walk — your inlaid bfly looks beautiful~

  • Oh You Made Me Ink June 17, 2015, 11:06 am

    Really quick and easy background! Thanks for the tutorial! The cards are beautiful!

  • Carla Hundley June 17, 2015, 11:17 am

    Beautiful colors on the
    board! Love your flowers
    and butterfly, so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  • Virginia Lu June 17, 2015, 11:34 am

    Your alcohol inked butterfly and flowers are gorgeous! Love the design and colors, Catherine!

  • foleysfriend June 17, 2015, 11:49 am

    Stunning – I love what you’ve done with the alcohol ink panel

  • Sharon Jones June 17, 2015, 11:57 am

    These cards are awesomely stunning, Catherine! A must CASE for sure! Loving this hop!

  • Sue McRae June 17, 2015, 11:58 am

    The colors on this mood board are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration, I think it’s time to go play with some alcohol inks!

  • Sue H June 17, 2015, 12:21 pm

    Very nice. You’ve inspired me to pull out my alcohol inks and start using them!

  • Allison Cope June 17, 2015, 12:32 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Catherine! Don’t you just LOVE the colours of this mood board – purples!!!! Yum!

  • Samantha Coleman June 17, 2015, 12:33 pm

    You are right in that these alcohol inks take forever to dry. I loved the card’s you made and will have to try it myself.

  • Michele F June 17, 2015, 12:37 pm

    Catherine I love the concept for this class!! Fingers crossed! OH your cards are simply stunning, and you could totally pull-off those earrings!!
    =] Michele

  • Marianne June 17, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Wonderful cards, Catherine, and wonderful colours. Makes me want to go to my craft room and play! Thanks for the chance to win a free spot in this new class.

  • Kim Strating June 17, 2015, 12:49 pm

    I really, really like how this works & the butterfly & flowers that were cut from it. Thank you!

  • Theresa June 17, 2015, 12:58 pm

    Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win a spot.
    Both cards are gorgeous but that butterfly one is amazing.

  • Carol McGregor June 17, 2015, 1:21 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love the alcohol ink piece that you die cut the butterfly and flowers from. Just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  • Barb S June 17, 2015, 1:29 pm

    Love the butterfly card and the colors are beautiful.

  • bekki white June 17, 2015, 1:33 pm

    I love butterflies and purple

  • Virginia June 17, 2015, 1:35 pm

    Loved the colours. The technique certainly makes for beautiful accents.

  • Robbie June 17, 2015, 1:38 pm

    I love this idea! Thanks for the video and sharing about the acetate trick. I will be trying that! Hope I win this class!

  • Sharon Field June 17, 2015, 1:38 pm

    What a simple technique with such glorious results. Guess I better get busy and try this……………thanks for the wonderful and informative video.

  • D.Ann C June 17, 2015, 1:39 pm

    Love that floating inlaid butterfly! Gorgeous colors! Thanks for the fab demo!!

  • Teresa June 17, 2015, 1:41 pm

    Oh I love, love, love this card cuz I have the stamp. WOO HOO!!!! It is just adorable and can be used for ANY occasion. Love that too! THANKS FOR THE IDEA!!!

  • Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes June 17, 2015, 1:44 pm

    I just love your cards, Catherine! Such amazing ink blending! I always admire Mood Boards, but have wondered how to translate the inspiration to my cards. Many thanks! ♡

  • Theresa Paulson June 17, 2015, 1:45 pm

    Such great ideas and beautiful creations!

  • Suzanne Moore June 17, 2015, 1:47 pm

    Catherine! I LOVE these cards and the colors are stunning! I am absolutely SMITTEN!

  • Amy Seigler June 17, 2015, 1:53 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the inlaid butterfly!

  • Denise Bryant June 17, 2015, 1:55 pm

    Gorgeous cards! I love the inlaid die technique and the lovely color combo! And I have a lot of alcohol inks, so the video gives me some great tips!

  • Jacquie June 17, 2015, 1:58 pm

    Love the intricate butterfly inset into the white panel – gorgeous card! (and I want those earrings too)

  • Deb Kane June 17, 2015, 2:01 pm

    Love Butterflies!!! I’m like you have to make a conscious effort to not use them. Pretty colours and great technique

  • Michelle Kukuk June 17, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Love the floating butterfly! I need to get myself some alcohol inks next, I think. Both cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  • Elaine Brufatto June 17, 2015, 2:08 pm

    Love the butterflies. I will be trying the inlaid technique soon.

  • Heather North June 17, 2015, 2:13 pm

    Lovely cards, Catherine. I’m so glad you included that intricate butterfly. It’s the prettiest one I’ve seen, and there is no getting away from the striking butterfly in the mood board. ;)

  • Key June 17, 2015, 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous card and beautiful colors!!! Got to get my hands on some specialty stamping paper!

  • Marlene Kling June 17, 2015, 2:26 pm

    So lovely. I am 83 yrs old and trying to make cards. Your card challenges me to try my hand at this. TFS. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

  • Priscilla from CA June 17, 2015, 2:37 pm

    I’ve got a gazillion alcohol inks that I haven’t used in a very long time and now I’m excited to go play with them….

  • Peggie Sue Jackson June 17, 2015, 2:45 pm

    Wonderful cards – I’ve never been very comfy with alcohol inks. Love the butterfly die cuts, such pretty colors!

  • Janet sheppard June 17, 2015, 2:48 pm

    I love the colors

  • Mary Holshouser June 17, 2015, 2:54 pm

    I’m in the mood for a class to learn some new ideas and techniques.

  • glow:) June 17, 2015, 2:59 pm

    hello… catherine… thanks 4 your generosity in sharing this technique using the mood board.. looks like an awesome class!!!… and whoever wins this bloghop is going to roar with their success!!!! wow eh? luvulikealways.. “glow”ing LOL; )

  • Amanda Christensen June 17, 2015, 3:15 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love your inlaid diecut butterfly.

  • Anisha June 17, 2015, 3:32 pm

    That’s so wonderful. Thank you for letting us the opportunity to join the class and get inspired and be in the mood. Fingers crossed hope to win a spot. I love the technique and butterflies too. Blessings.

  • Nana Griffin June 17, 2015, 3:45 pm

    These cards are lovely! Great colors and technique.

  • Barbara J Collins June 17, 2015, 3:49 pm

    Hey I can do that!! Beautiful. Thanks for the Idea.

  • Terry DuMoulin June 17, 2015, 4:04 pm

    What a Cool Technique ! Thanks Catherine. I LOVE that Butterfly !!!

  • Deneen June 17, 2015, 4:08 pm

    So cool I will be trying it soon :)

  • Jill June 17, 2015, 4:18 pm

    Wow! Love the colors and the butterfly. Just stunning.

  • Bonnie June 17, 2015, 4:23 pm

    Fantastic cards and in my favorite colors! I can understand how the mood boards would be a huge help when the mojo just won’t come…thanks for allowing us to enter for this great prize!

  • Tammy Mohr June 17, 2015, 4:39 pm

    OMG that is such a gorgeous mood board and your card is awesome. Thanks Catherine.

  • Joy June 17, 2015, 4:40 pm

    love this!

  • KT Fit Kitty June 17, 2015, 4:49 pm

    Beautiful cards! Great video! I haven’t used my alcohol inks much lately – thanks for the wonderful technique!

  • Laurie DiGregorio June 17, 2015, 4:54 pm

    I LOVE the beautiful colors used on this card!

  • BeverlyBL June 17, 2015, 5:04 pm

    I love the colors on your flowers and butterfly. Great inspiration.

  • Linnea Sundstrom June 17, 2015, 5:24 pm

    oh MY!!! those colors!!!

  • Andrea W June 17, 2015, 5:38 pm

    Such a beautiful card, loving that butterfly die!

  • ELIZABETH ZAMBRANO June 17, 2015, 5:51 pm

    Muchas gracia por la idea pra estas lindas tarjetas me van ayudar hacer unas similares.

  • Pam J June 17, 2015, 6:00 pm

    The colors are absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to see how to do.

  • Janice Hilton June 17, 2015, 6:01 pm

    Stunning colours is right! Wow! Love this technique. Thank you!

  • Jane xSprando June 17, 2015, 6:25 pm

    Those butterflies are just gorgeous — and look so perfect!

  • Maxine June 17, 2015, 6:48 pm

    This technique just fascinates me with all the possibilities and color combos that you could come up with. Definitely want to try this.

  • Clare June 17, 2015, 6:58 pm

    Fantastic video and ideas – as always!!! Will be signing up for this series!! Thanks so much for sharing

  • Pat Mcnulty-Rapisarda June 17, 2015, 7:14 pm

    Catherine you never cease to amaze me!! LOVE the technique piece and the way you incorporated it into multiple cards. You inspired me just this week when a watercolor piece I was working on didn’t turn out just as I wished. I had recently watched you take a piece unplanned and use it as die cuts for cards. loved the result and now have a great plan for those technique pieces. Even if they turn out right, it’s a great way to avoid waste. Now I’m going to have to sign up for this class and I’m already loving being a member of stamp nation!!
    God Bless

  • Madlin Baltzell June 17, 2015, 7:22 pm

    love it!

  • Patt H. June 17, 2015, 7:23 pm

    Thanks so much for the great video. I have alcohol inks but have been afraid to try them without knowing quite what to do. You make it look sooo simple! I love both of these cards & have inspired me to go get my inks out & play!

  • Lady Fair June 17, 2015, 7:28 pm

    Beautiful colors! And I also want those earrings!

  • Deborah Freeman June 17, 2015, 7:31 pm

    You made it so easy to get such beautiful colors.

  • Keppy June 17, 2015, 7:36 pm

    Love, love, love the beautiful mood board. Your card inspired by the board is lovely.

  • Karyn Penno June 17, 2015, 7:45 pm

    OMG the colors are superb! I have NO IDEA how to use alcohol inks, but I’m going to go and find out now because your cards are just stunning. Love the way you’ve used the diecuts as well. Beautiful!

  • Ruth June 17, 2015, 7:47 pm

    I love these CAS cards! colors and cut-outs are beautiful!

  • Fran W June 17, 2015, 7:51 pm

    Loving ALL of it so far. Your butterfly is stunning!

  • Peggy Pride June 17, 2015, 8:04 pm

    Great colors and so easy.

  • Bea Connor June 17, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Great color combo on the butterfly

  • Kim Heath June 17, 2015, 8:23 pm

    Love these cards and video! Cant wait to join up!

  • Jennifer S. June 17, 2015, 8:24 pm

    Love the floating inlay technique. And I think I have to get that butterfly die! Just love it!

  • Lisa Harrolle June 17, 2015, 8:27 pm

    Awesome! I love how you use the alcohol inks like this. They give such a vibrant color.

  • Harriet Skelly June 17, 2015, 8:30 pm

    I love that floating butterfly card. This mood board has my favorite colors!

  • Carryn Dyer June 17, 2015, 8:33 pm

    Love to use Alcohol Ink this way. Very pretty cards!!

  • Loraine Pike June 17, 2015, 8:38 pm

    Beautiful as always, Catherine! Still haven’t tried the floating design but it’s on my “bucket list”

  • Lauree White June 17, 2015, 8:43 pm

    Wow! I would love to be the recipient of either or both of these cards! I particularly like the way the colors blend and flow in the butterfly — that solid purple center with the color flowing out through the turquoise to become softer, it almost feels as though the butterfly is not only floating on the acetate, but also fluttering, ready to alight on me!

  • Kimmer Manera June 17, 2015, 8:46 pm

    Love! So tickled right now.

  • Traci Lord June 17, 2015, 8:54 pm

    Another Beautiful piece Catherine!

  • Karen June 17, 2015, 8:58 pm

    Well that was one awesome blog hop, Catherine. I don’t normally keep the interest level up to see a blog hop through to the end but this was so worth it. This kood board is gorgeous and after seeing all the cards it’s inspired so far I can feel my own mojo straining at the leash. There are several cards (including your own fabulous one) that I’ll be trying out today.

    Thanks and Cheers

  • Cathy June 17, 2015, 8:58 pm

    Beautiful card, love the inspiration.

  • irene grau June 17, 2015, 8:59 pm

    I love these colors!! The floating die is awesome as well.

  • Debbie T June 17, 2015, 9:04 pm

    I DO love my alcohol inks. Your butterfly is amazing. The mixture of colors just pops out against the white background. Now where is my butterfly die?

  • Rosy Newlun June 17, 2015, 9:09 pm

    These are absolutely delightful to look at. And love the acetate behind the butterfly!

  • Claudia June 17, 2015, 9:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing this technique. I really enjoy watching your videos.

  • Debbie Eslinger June 17, 2015, 9:34 pm

    love your inlaid look

  • Mary Ann O, June 17, 2015, 9:39 pm

    I love the floating butterfly. I’ll have to pull out my alcohol inks and try this technique.

  • Sue D June 17, 2015, 10:00 pm

    Beautiful cards using this mood board.

  • Nancy Monahan June 17, 2015, 10:19 pm

    OMG, I love the floating inlaid butterfly – I have never seen that technique before. And, of course the colors are just gorgeous together. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Theresa June 17, 2015, 10:33 pm

    Sooo pretty! I love love love the colors and the die cuts are so intricate.

  • Dayna Lum-Akana June 17, 2015, 10:34 pm

    these are wonderful! i just love a warm rich colors too

  • Betty Diaz June 17, 2015, 10:38 pm

    I am so drawn to these beautiful colors! Can’t wait to try this out, I’m sad thought that I can’t join you gals in this venture. We are moving into our house ( it’s a fixer upper) this weekend and all funds will be directed to fixing up the place…but I am excited as I will finally have my own little corner of the world…. I get part of the second room as my craft space! Yay!

  • Linda Wilkinson June 17, 2015, 10:56 pm

    Your cards are stunning I love how the colors blended ♥

  • Ava Maria June 17, 2015, 10:59 pm

    Such a beautiful card and loving the idea of the Mood Board.

  • Natalie H June 17, 2015, 11:07 pm

    Gorgeous! Love this technique, I would love to win a spot in the class!!

  • Trina Chaska June 17, 2015, 11:16 pm

    Love the two cards. I really like the colors you used.

  • Trina Chaska June 17, 2015, 11:18 pm

    Thanks for showing us how you made these cards. I love the colors you used.

  • Natalie Godfrey June 17, 2015, 11:38 pm

    Love the butterfly card I think this is a great one for a father day card.

  • Deanna Souza June 17, 2015, 11:46 pm

    Beautiful mood board! I love the colors and your examples make me want to pull out my alcohol inks!

  • Katy June 18, 2015, 12:26 am

    I forget to play with my alcohol inks, and this is just perfect! Great way to use things that I’ve had for a long time. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Joyce June 18, 2015, 12:40 am

    Wow! So cool! I’m just lovin it! Now I’m inspired too! Thanks!

  • Sherry Lowmaster June 18, 2015, 12:51 am

    Gorgeous!!! love the colors!! thanks for a chance to win!!

  • Cathy June 18, 2015, 1:40 am

    Looks like a great class. I love the mood board.

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  • Nicole Douthit June 18, 2015, 2:28 am

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the simple die cuts. The alcohol ink coloring is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talents :)

  • PrinzessinN June 18, 2015, 2:33 am

    Beautiful card. I love butterflies!

  • Dawn T June 18, 2015, 2:47 am

    Stunning Catherine. I’m loving the class… so far half the first board done and already done mine first card.

  • janette June 18, 2015, 2:47 am

    fantastic idea You have some great ideas! Thanks for sharing xx

  • Jodie Stoddard June 18, 2015, 3:03 am

    Oh so pretty. Love the colors and the theme. And butterflies are always beautiful.

  • Mandy Salazar June 18, 2015, 3:43 am

    Those are my most favorite colors!! Would love to know more about mood boards and how to use them! I sure do pin a lot of these types of ensembles on pinterest! I’d love to put them to good use! Have a Blessed Day!!

  • Maxine D June 18, 2015, 4:21 am

    Oh what amazing cards – love your take on the colours on the mood board!

  • Martha Miller June 18, 2015, 4:41 am

    Love the technique for the butterflies and flowers. Going to have to break out my alcohol inks.

  • Nadege June 18, 2015, 6:23 am

    The colors are gorgeous! And who doesn’t like butterflies, right?
    Your cards are fabulous!

  • Anna June 18, 2015, 7:11 am

    Such a fab technique! Definitely will give it a try :)

  • lisa808 June 18, 2015, 7:25 am

    Beautiful mood board and inspiring card! Off to watch the video now.

  • Laura Miller June 18, 2015, 7:32 am

    Love this mood board because of the colors and the lightness – – you interpreted well

  • Elaine J June 18, 2015, 7:38 am

    Love the colors in this mood board and love your butterfly technique.

  • Melissa June 18, 2015, 7:59 am

    Love your CAS cards, simply stunning!

  • Salima Chaudhry June 18, 2015, 8:16 am

    I love your creations Catherine. I am always so inspired by everything you do…

  • Demitra June 18, 2015, 8:54 am

    Love, love, love it!

  • Tink June 18, 2015, 9:04 am

    Absolutely beautiful card and I love the inlaid technique. Well done!

  • Helene Huber June 18, 2015, 9:12 am

    Watched the video. The listing has so many techniques on it. This would be a great win! Thanks for the chance.

  • Barbara F June 18, 2015, 9:16 am

    I just love this card. The colors, the technique, the butterfly. It is Awesome! Thank you.

  • Jackie June 18, 2015, 9:21 am

    Gorgeous! I wish I still had my alcohol inks now.

  • jan metcalf June 18, 2015, 9:27 am

    Love how you used your mood pieces! Outstanding!

  • Opprecht Daniela June 18, 2015, 9:37 am

    Wunderschöne Karten und eine ganz tolle Technik! Das muss ich unbedingt auch mal ausprobieren. Liebe Grüsse Daniela

  • Sandra Johnston June 18, 2015, 10:22 am

    Great technique and very pretty cards!

  • Debbie A. June 18, 2015, 10:43 am

    Very cool technique. And so easy! I LOVE this mood board.

  • Judi June 18, 2015, 11:57 am

    So inspiring. Love the technique and colors as well as the beautiful cards!!

  • Lynne June 18, 2015, 12:50 pm


  • Rob June 18, 2015, 1:23 pm

    Great video as always, I’m “In the mood” already. Thanks Catherine.

  • Sue June 18, 2015, 1:54 pm

    Love the colors of the “Mood board” and your use of the alcohol inks Love it. Thanks

  • Synnöve June 18, 2015, 1:59 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    a wonderful technique and fantastic results. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  • Christy Velasquez June 18, 2015, 3:31 pm

    Love the die cut inlay in the card. The mood board is gorgeous! The butterfly card is so pretty.

  • Susan White June 18, 2015, 4:07 pm

    Such a cool technique!!! Your cards are beautiful!!

  • Sandy S. June 18, 2015, 4:59 pm

    The acetate behind the inlay is something I don’t think I’ve seen before. Interesting.

  • Elizabeth Barnes June 18, 2015, 6:03 pm

    Mood Board – what a great idea. I love how you offset the butterfly!

  • Queen of Cards June 18, 2015, 7:25 pm

    beautiful colors! now I have to go find the “floating” tutorial :)

  • Indy June 18, 2015, 7:28 pm

    Wow! Love how you created this card! So beautiful!

  • Carol June 18, 2015, 8:19 pm

    Great combination of colours for the accent pieces.

  • Mary Njeb June 18, 2015, 9:51 pm

    beautiful cards Catherine. Thank you.

  • Virginia Poppert June 18, 2015, 10:20 pm

    lovely cards.

  • Emma H June 18, 2015, 10:22 pm

    Loving the colours and how you used them on those cards.

  • Cynthia Pryor June 18, 2015, 10:34 pm

    I love the colors in this mood board. Your interpretation using the butterfly is lovely!

  • Effie June 18, 2015, 11:07 pm

    Now I want to try out some alcohol inks… Great video!!

  • Kellie June 18, 2015, 11:42 pm

    Love this technique and the sentiment font. The colors are refreshing.

  • FeM June 19, 2015, 12:01 am

    I can see how the mood can inspire anyone. Your cards are gorgeous…clean and simple.

  • linda June 19, 2015, 4:53 am

    love how all the colors went together. butterfly is beautiful.

  • Barb Sabo June 19, 2015, 9:01 am

    Bbbbeeeaaautiful colors, absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to get into the class. Thank you!

  • Debbie Lou June 19, 2015, 9:03 am

    Love blog hops. And this one features such
    beautiful colors. Thanks!

  • Loia June 19, 2015, 9:16 am

    Still can’t figure out how you did that butterfly! It’s beautiful!

  • Bobby June 19, 2015, 9:35 am

    Gorgeous cards, Catherine.

  • Yvonne June 19, 2015, 9:54 am

    I love love love the colors so pretty! I’m inspired:)

  • Faith Gaspar June 19, 2015, 11:01 am

    I LOVED the Hop… I haven’t followed along on a Hop in a long time… I was pleasantly Surprised by this one… I know Butterflies are popular right now, but I was drawn to the cups and flowers myself… This Ladies out did themselves… Thank You for a chance at a few class…


  • Dawn B. June 19, 2015, 11:55 am

    You are so bubbly and infectious, I just love watching your tutorials and this one was no exception! I’m a butterfly fanatic and my goodness I love that butterfly card and the technique you showed looks so simple and beautiful. Thank you!

  • Linda Wilkinson June 19, 2015, 11:56 am

    Catherine your cards are amazing I am so glad to take part of this class thank you ♥

  • Jennifer lubinsky June 19, 2015, 12:57 pm

    I love the colors and how the dies come off the page. Great cards.

  • Lisa Zielke June 19, 2015, 1:29 pm

    Wow! I just discovered your tutorials!! Love!!

  • Jennifer H June 19, 2015, 1:47 pm

    What a fun and beautiful technique!

  • Joyce Erb June 19, 2015, 2:13 pm

    Looks like fun

  • Kim June 19, 2015, 4:33 pm

    I love these colors and how simple, but elegant the cards are. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • Conny June 19, 2015, 5:54 pm

    Love your cards – now I know what I have to try to make tomorrow! Have a great crafting summer!

  • Teresa June 19, 2015, 6:18 pm

    LOVE the purple!

  • Alma Dirpaul June 19, 2015, 6:55 pm

    Wow those are beautiful cards!

  • Chritine June 19, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Love, love, love the butterfly. I will be going to the post to learn how to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Andrea Jolley June 19, 2015, 8:36 pm

    Totally what I need. A myriad of ideas. So cool! I love watching you work and share your wonderful talents. Thank You

  • Myra June 19, 2015, 9:27 pm

    Awesome technique!

  • Gigi June 19, 2015, 10:19 pm

    Gorgeous card and stunning butterfly….. love it. Thank you!

  • Kathryn Zetts June 19, 2015, 10:47 pm

    Love the colors, I am a big blue/lavender/purple fan!

  • Carol Mc June 20, 2015, 1:02 am

    Gorgeous cards. Love that Penny Black butterfly.

  • Heather P June 20, 2015, 9:37 am

    Both cards are beautiful. I especially like the floating die cut technique using the acetate behind it.

  • Ellie f June 20, 2015, 9:40 am

    Love the card. Time to get out the forgotten alcohol inks I think! These colours are just great.

  • Jeannette aka Jnett June 20, 2015, 10:48 am

    How pretty and great inspiration!

  • Carol Cel June 20, 2015, 11:57 am

    Your card is gorgeous — first I’m going to sign up for the class, then I’m going to go “play”. Thanks!

  • JaniG June 20, 2015, 12:38 pm

    It’s been too long since I played with alcohol ink. Thanks for this great inspiration!

  • Loly Borda June 20, 2015, 4:20 pm

    Love those colors! TFS

  • Victoria Dent June 20, 2015, 5:26 pm

    Very pretty color combination/interpretation. Must try this.

  • Heather Quinton June 20, 2015, 9:17 pm

    Love the butterfly and technique.

  • Bev Chapman June 20, 2015, 11:42 pm

    I love the alcohol inks and never thought about die cutting them. Awesome!

  • Marilyn Boyle June 21, 2015, 8:36 pm

    I love this board! The colors are just stunning – everything I love and so tranquil. The cards are so beautiful. I feel inspired already!

  • Marilyn Boyle June 21, 2015, 8:41 pm

    Love the colors – they are so beautiful! Can’t wait to see more.

  • Michele June 21, 2015, 8:41 pm

    What a fun technique. I love the colors and would love to win a spot in your class! Beautiful cards, love the acetate trick. TFS!

  • Billie June 21, 2015, 11:21 pm

    This seems like an amazing idea. I am hoping I can do my butterflies that beautiful someday. Lots of luck on your “mood class”.

  • Kim June 22, 2015, 9:11 am

    Just beautiful colors. Those dies really lend themselves to using alcohol inks, don’t they. On the wish list they go…along with the inks.

  • Tammy J June 24, 2015, 3:15 pm

    Love your cards and the colors are awesome.

  • Ericka S July 1, 2015, 12:07 am

    What a fun technique.

  • Sharon July 6, 2015, 6:58 pm

    Love this technique using the alcohol ink and alcohol. Makes a fabulous colored butterfly
    and flowers or anything else one cut out!

  • Mary Lou Cota July 26, 2015, 7:28 pm

    Not sure what websie is, but I did sign up for ‘In the Mood’ classes.
    Not sure how to get into it. Will someone please help.
    Thank You

  • Catherine July 27, 2015, 10:09 am

    Welcome to the class! You will find the classes at If you have trouble, just click the contact button at the top of my website and we will help you. Thank you!

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Vibrant Scattered Circles with Ardyth

Faithful Flutterings Stamps and Dies 2

Faithful Flutterings Stamps and Dies with Stenciling Video Tutorial

Celebrate 2 final

Time to Celebrate Hand Made Card with Kelly


It’s Your Day with Kristie

Hooray hand made card

Layering Border Die Cuts on Hand Made Cards

Multi inking 2

Inking with Multiple Colors on One Stamp

Punctuated Party 25

Four cards with one stamp set! with Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval


Time to Celebrate with the Stamp of Approval Collection!

I Eat Cake4

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day #3