Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Challenge - August Mid Month Reminder - Alcohol Inks

I'm here today to play again with Alcohol Inks!  and to remind everyone that there's still time to join in on the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Last day to link up is August 24th!
So for this card I used stamps, alcohol inks (AI) on Yupo paper, die cuts, sequins and embossing on the sentiment!
There are links to several You Tube Videos on ways to use AI's over on the CAS Mix Up blog - for this card I used this video for my technique:  
 Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler 

Here's a close up of the lovely effect of the AI's on Yupo.  
First I dabbed Butterscotch and Wild Plum AI's over a sheet of Yupo using a felt pad with the applicator handle.  Then I added Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt and dabbed again to blend it better and to get these lovely bubbles!
I die cut a portion of the Dandelion Fluff in the circle and removed it from the circle.  I die cut the full flower from black card and layered it inside the circle.  I put tape on the back to hold the piece in.  
I embossed the sentiment on a strip of card using Silver Pearl Embossing powder.
And I just had to use the negative of the die cut to make a 2nd card - where the circle is black and the inlaid die cut flower is the AI piece.
So please join us over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge and show us how you use Alcohol Inks! 
(use of alcohol ink markers like Copics are allowed too!)  
You'll find lots of DT inspiration, the rules of the challenge and Mr. Linky here.  You have until 8/24!

Stamps:  Ways to Say: with Sympathy - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Yupo
Ink:  Versamark, Alcohol Inks Butterscotch, Wild Plum, Alcohol Blending Solution.
Accessories:  dies - Stitched Mats Circles - Lil Inker, Dandelion Fluff - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam dots, Glue Pen, Silver Pearl Embossing Powder - Ranger, Sequins - Neat and Tangled, Felt pad and applicator handle - Ranger.


nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous rich Alcohol Ink colors for your beautiful circle, Julia. Love how you inlaid your wild flower and heat embossed your sentiment. Your black accents added such wonderful elegant pop to your CAS design too. TFS your negative card too. It is so elegant. Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

two gorgeous cards, isn't it great when you can use the positive and negative image. I absolutely love both cards :)

Mac Mable said...

The alcohol inks have produced such a stunning effect. Love the black die cut against it and clever partial die cutting technique too. Love it! x Always good to get two cards x

Loll said...

Your mix of colours is so pretty, Julia. Like how you got all that gorgeous visual texture from the alcohol inks and felt back. Great two-fer!! xx

Redanne said...

Two very beautiful cards Julia, I love your AI colour choices, they are amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

Karen D. said...

gorgeous cards...love the colours.
xx Karen

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards, Julia. Such rich and vibrant colours. Positive / negative diecuts is a favourite technique for twofers and so easy too. Great job.

Susan said...

Both versions are so lovely. You used a great combination of AI colours. And I love the addition of the sequins.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful color combo and I love the "bubbles", Julia! Love the layout and the contrast of the black and AI pieces! Great idea to get 2 cards! Too pretty to waste!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOVE the beautiful mixture of alcohol inks (colors & texture), Julia! Both cards are so pretty! The black wild flower pops and it's very effective. The sequins are a nice elegant addition too. Hideko

Sue said...

This is luscious, Julia. I love the deep rich colours you have used, look amazing with the black and the sequins are a perfect touch.