Honorable Mention at Timeout Challenge!
Happy Little Stampers Favorite!
Hello! I first used foils in a guest post for Waffle Flower Crafts (and here in my blog). And I thought I definitely wanted to use this technique again – in fact, I wanted to use it with alcohol inks, color them, and use them.
And I had more than one reason – I just bought a stock of alcohol inks last month, and its the still the time to make fall and Christmas cards! I fell to temptation! 😀 And here are the results –
Although both the cards involve alcohol inks, the application method is just a little bit different. For this card, I first adhered the foil on scrap card stock, applied the alcohol inks and then used Itsy Bitsy Leaf thincuts to die cut the leaves. I then used a felt applicator and some Blending ink to spread the colours.
I then used the leaves on my card – a kraft card base, and another layer of kraft panel die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Thanks.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges –
Timeout Challenge #69: “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart” –
Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch #61 –
Bastel Traum Challenge #46: Fall/Halloween –
Paper Smooches: November Challenge: Giving Thanks –
And the second card –
Here, I applied the alcohol inks on just the foil, without adhering it to anything first. While the inks were still wet, I scrunched up the foil, so the inks would blend and spread. I then carefully unfolded it, pressed it using my die cut machine, then adhered it on scrap card stock, and finally used this for die cutting.
By the way, check out this snap my sister took of the foil just after I had pressed it – I just love it! 🙂
Well, once the inks were dry, I used Simon Says Stamp More Fun Flakes to die cut some snowflakes. I used the same die to cut out some pieces using plain white cardstock. I also die cut the ampersand using Paper Trey Ink Grand Ampersand, stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Butter Bar and Memento Rose Bud inks. I used a panel of watercolor paper, painted it pink and yellow and once dry, adhered it over my card base. I then added the snowflakes and the sentiment on this.
Submitting this card to the following challenges –
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #218: Holiday –
Happy Little Stampers: November CAS Challenge: Metal/Faux Metal –
Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂
Two beautiful cards Ashwini! The second… WOW… chaos and creativity, so true! I would just add loads of awesomeness!
Thank you so much Cris!! You’re a gem!, 🙂
AWESOME !! Loved the brightly colored foil leaves on kraft .and the second is truly amazing with delicate colors & diecuts !
Thank you so much Pooja!! 💜
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very cool Ashwini! love your cards!
Thank you Pam!
Both cards are amazing! I didn’t even know you could put alcohol inks on foil! This adds to my list of reasons to get some alcohol inks.
Thank you so much Channin! 🙂
Lovely cards, I especially like the design of the first one!
Thank you Karen!
These cards are both fantastic. What an incredible look you achieve with the foil and alcohol inks. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.
Thank you very much Joyce!
Wonderful cards – especially the second one – AWESOME technique!
Thank you Cornelia!!
What a great way to use the lcoholinks! The leaves look a,azing! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!
Thank you Gerrina!! Happy you liked it!
Anita directed me this way because I’m using alcohol inks too. Your cards are beautiful!
Thank you so much for stopping by, Carol! And thank you for the comment – I hope you found something interesting! 🙂
Thank you Carol!
Awesome cards, Ashwini!!! Thanks from Sovushka Slavia!
Thank you so much Kristina!
That first card is so amazing!
Thank you so much! 🙂
OOh swooning over these foil cards you have been sharing Ashwini. Love it.
Thank you so much Rahmat!!
Amazing technique…never heard about that before, but I really need to give it a try!
Thanks for your inspiration and participating to our Fall/Halloween challange!
Steffi from Bastel-Traum DT
Thank you so much Steffi! So glad you got inspired by it!! 🙂
Absolutely brilliant card, Ashwini I have got to try that technique, afloat and alcohol inks, looks totally brilliant.
Thank you so much Aileen!!
Great cards, love the foil embelishment, such a great idea, it looks wonderful.Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!
Come back soon.
Thank you so much Martina!!
Congrats for getting HM at Time Out
Thank you Sandie!!!
Oooh, both so pretty, I couldn’t pick one over the other! But even as I day this and I am impartial to leaves, those snowflakes are amazing… and combined with the watercolored background… love it.
Thank you very much Mimi!! I am really happy you liked them! 🙂
Beautiful card thanksgiving. I love multicolour foliage . Secund card is very beautiful too.
Thank you for sharing with us HLS CAS.
BozenA DT HLS
Thank you so much Bozen!
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Amazing card, Ashwini! Those leaves and snowflakes are absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!
Thank you so much Valentyna!!