#797 – Alcohol Ink – Ink Lifting

Hello and welcome!

Another card using one of the alcohol ink backgrounds using a plastic sheet (see the post here). This time, I tried ink lifting the alcohol ink on the sheet.. just a bit differently! 😉

Hello Beautiful - Full Alcohol Ink Background

Actually, I did want to try lifting the ink using Archival ink, but while I was setting up the stamp along with the alcohol panel in my MISTI, I saw that the stickiness of the stamp had already lifted up some ink from the sheet. “Hmmm… maybe I should do that a couple of times…”.. and so I did! And this is the result –

Hello Beautiful - Full Alcohol Ink Background (closeup)

The stamp very cleanly lifted off the ink from the sheet after a few times.. and I cleaned it off with a few mists of spirit/alcohol. By the way, no harm done to the stamp by cleaning with the alcohol.. and it cleaned pretty well too. 🙂

Anyway, I then trimmed down the panel and foam mounted it on a white card base. For the sentient, I first die cut several pieces of ‘HELLO’ using Lawn Fawn Quinn’s ABCs, then after stacking them, I heat embossed them in silver. To accompany this, I stamped the ‘Beautiful’ from the same stamp set, Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura, fussy cut it and adhered it beside the hello. I then added quite a few silver and white gemstones on the flower centers.

One thing that I did note – the sheet is a bit prone to any harsh influence. I think I had scratched my nail on one side, and that took off the ink! Of course, just rubbing or placing it on anything else, or even adhesive to add those embellishments didn’t affect it. Just a note of warning to anyone who plans to use it! 🙂

So, now, I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Ellen Hutson August Essentials challenge: Alcohol Inks

Stamplorations Summer Theme & Sketch challenge

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#792 – Stamping on Alcohol Inked Background

Hello! I made a card from one of the sheets with alcohol ink applied – I had written a post on it some time ago. This is one of the backgrounds I had made then, but hadn’t used.

I adhered it to a piece of a light yellow card base, trimmed it and stamped the image from Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura using Archival black ink. Actually, my initial idea had been to use the ink to remove the alcohol ink. But that resulted in the image being so invisible, that I decided to do the reverse and stamped it in black ink.

Hello Beautiful - Partial Alcohol Ink Background

Since I was using my MISTI, I stamped the image once again on a light yellow card base. I also stamped the sentiments, from the same stamp set. I then trimmed the card base and also foam mounted the alcohol ink panel on top. Finally proceeded to add some multi colored gemstones for embellishing.

Hello Beautiful - Partial Alcohol Ink Background (closeup)

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson August Essentials Challenge: Alcohol Inks

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: September challenge: Clean and Simple

a2z scrapbooking challenge september 2018

Stamplorations Summer CAS challenge

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Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #87

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#782 – You Are Loved

Hello and welcome! I am back to my old watercoloring self! The next few posts are all going to be watercolors… I think!! 😉

Anyhow.. this time, the main source of inspiration is the Ellen Hutson Color Trend challenge. All pinks and purples.. dull colors. Not my type. But I still did want to try it.

You Are Loved

I used normal cardstock this time, but this one is a little better for watercoloring than some. I stamped the images from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia using MFT Hybrid black ink and then watercolored them using Distress Inks.

You Are Loved (close up 1)

Once dry, I added a few splatters in dark green and black, I added the sentiment, which is from Ellent Hutson Totally Random Sayings Vol 1. Then came the embellishments – a mix of gemstones in white and silver sequins.

You Are Loved (close up 2)

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson July Color Trend Challenge: Quietude

Color Trend July Quietude

Fusion Challenge: Rustic Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Distress It

SSS - Wednesday Challenge
Create Something Catchy August challenge: Watercolor

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#772 – Heat Embossing and Coloring

PE: CAS-ual Fridays Favorite!!

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Hello! So I finally got out of series of ‘quickie’ cards and spent a little more time on the card this time. I took the inspiration from the Ellen Hutson Color Trend challenge and thought of trying out all the colors from the palette, if possible. The idea was to use the lighter color (i.e., yellow) on the flowers and the rest of the them to create the background.

Sending Lots of Love

I chose the Mondo Sakura florals from Ellen Hutson – it is a latest addition to my stash and I couldn’t wait to try it out! 🙂 A search for a suitable background led me to this Stiched Circles stamp from JustRite – a background stamp I had bought ages ago. And it was kinda fun mixing this old stamp with the new one! 🙂

Sending Lots of Love

I stamped the flowers first, then masked the image and stamped the background image, and heat embossed the whole panel using gold embossing powder. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to color the whole panel. And then I die cut the piece using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die. Looking back, I should have left it as is, and covered the whole front of the card with the panel – that was my initial idea, and I think it would have looked better too. Anyways, I added the gold heat embossed sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sending You stamp set. Then I added a bunch of gold sequins in the flower centers.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson June Color Trend Challenge: Verdure

Preview-full-Color Trend June Verdure

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #203: Heat Embossing

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Just us Girls challenge #449: Trend week: Watercolor Background

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#762 – You Make Me Happy

Hello! I am continuing making easy-to-make cards, trying to bait my lost mojo. This card here is inspired from the colors in the inspiration from the Ellen Hutson challenge –

You Make Me Happy

I stamped the big Mondo Magnolia flower from Ellen Hutson in MFT Hybrid ink, then drew some leaves and colored them both using Zig brush pens. I then fussy cut this and set it aside.

To create the background, I chose craft cardstock and randomly stamped a leaf image from Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms, first in white pigment ink, then, once it dried, in a purple ink. I then foam mounted the magnolia image on top.

You Make Me Happy (closeup)

The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals and Hero Arts All Occasion Messages. These too, I fussy cut and foam mounted. To embellish, I added some black glitter stickles on the flower and a pink pearl in its center.

I am joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #296: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Ellen Hutson May Color Trends Challenge: Floral Fantasies

Preview-full-Pin-Sights Color Trend Floral Fantasies May

The Flower Challenge #38: One from Previous challenge (I chose challenge #3, which is ‘To use an older stamp/die’)

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#751 – Birthday Wishes

Hello! This is the card I made for my sister’s birthday; and boy, did I have a hard time making it! I made quite a few designs, unsatisfied by each one and all before finally finalizing on this one, and completing it. And I am relieved that I did like it in the end.. 🙂 And I hope my sis liked it just as much! 😀

Happy Birthday - 1

I used stamps from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony and Altenew Beautiful Day, and stamped the images on watercolor paper in a light gray ink. I then watercolored them all using Gansai Tambi watercolors. I also added details using Zig Brush pens. Once everything dried, I trimmed one end and die cut the other end using Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Stitches.

Happy Birthday - 2

I wanted to create a heat embossed outline of the same images on the card base, before foam mounting the watercolored panel. So, using my MISTI, on a gray card base (which I know is looking blue in the pictures…), I re-arranged the images, stamped the using Versamark sticky ink and heat embossed them using Silver Pearl embossing powder. I then very lightly watercolored the insides of these using Gansai Tambi Starry watercolors.

Happy Birthday - 3

After foam-mounting the watercolored panel, next came the sentiment. I used die cuts from Memory Box Birthday Script, stacking two die cuts and adhered them in place on the card. I then colored it with Gansai Tambi Starry watercolors. I could have done this earlier, but I thought the white would look good – and I thought I could add a bit more after I adhered it.. so I had to watercolor it later.

So anyway, the ‘wishes’ part comes from Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs stamp, which I heat embossed in silver, twice, to get some additional dimension.

Happy Birthday - 4

For the envelope, I used some pattern paper… I think it is from K & Company.. I had bought it so long ago!! On this too, I used the same stamp and die cut for the sentiment. Except this time, I used silver foil adhered cardstock for die cutting, and used white gel pen on the stamped part of the sentiment.

And that’s the whole card. I hope my sis liked it!

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #198: April Showers bring May Flowers

Ellen Hutson April Pin Sights challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

Pin-Sights Color Trend Drama Queen April

Happy Little Stampers May Watercolor challenge

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#726 – No Whites

Hello! I didn’t realize until I finished the card, but this card has no white cardstock in it – all colored cardstock! That’s definitely a first for me!! And I am so delighted!! 😀

You Make Me Smile

I did, however have to add some color to a couple of the card bases (the pink and blue), to get the exact color I wanted. My blue and pink cardstocks are a few shades lighter, and I used distress inks to get the color I actually wanted. Also, I felt that it was easier to get the color I wanted on these colored card bases, since they have the base color ready anyway – it was only a matter of darkening them. 🙂

You Make Me Smile

I used Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony stamp on the blue card base, and stamped the images in black. I then used Uniball UniPaint marker to color some areas of the petals. Next, I used Hero Arts Night & Day Flowers to stamp the flowers on the pink and yellow card stock scraps, then fussy cut them out. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages. I finally adhered the pieces together and added a few sequins to embellish.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge with Hero Arts

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

Global Design Project challenge #125

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Take Note

SSS - Monday Challenge

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