53 posts categorized "Alcohol Inks"

02/11/2020

Tue 11

Love and Sunshine
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

There are so many things to love about the latest release from Poppystamps, especially these tiny hearts! Every designer is creating beautiful projects that feature rows and rows of tiny hearts, in a wide range of colors. Today I am sharing a few cards I made with alcohol inks and YUPO paper in bright sunshine colors. Take a look!

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I love the look of bright, crisp white paper and the marbled jewel look of alcohol ink on YUPO! I started out by pulling out my box of scrap alcohol ink papers I had left over from other projects. When I saw this scrap of bright sunshine yellows and rich coffee browns, I wanted to give them a try. It's not your traditional red and pink palette you see around Valentine's Day, but I thought it would look fresh and cheerful.

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I cut the Banded Hearts in white, then used the die again to cut all my bright scraps into a pile of tiny colorful hearts.

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Once the Banded Hearts cut was adhered to my card base, I then carefully glued all the tiny hearts in place using glue and craft tweezers.

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Not only does it look unique, but the smooth texture of the YUPO feels so fun!

 

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I finished the card with the Love Outline, cut in crisp white and rich browns.

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I had enough little hearts left over to make a second card, using more blues and purples. For the second card, I used the Grid Heart Frame, which gives my card a different look. Which color palette do you prefer?

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Now I've got TWO cards ready to mail to two very special people!

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I third count, I realized I had enough for one more card! take a look!

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This card has a completely different look to it! Instead of trimming the card base to a tight fit, I left it long, and added a sweet sentiment from the Memory Box Valentine's Fun Clear Stamp Set. I'm going to use this large size card as a letter to my good friend, who truly is the very best!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! 

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02/05/2020

Wed 05

Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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I'm popping in to remind everyone that the monthly challenge going on at Poppystamps is Animal Menagerie.

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I made a baby card for the challenge using some of the new Whittle animal dies. The animals in this series are adorable and there's a whole family of them. You can see them all here.

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The giraffe and hedgehog were die cut from some scrap alcohol ink paper I had and I added some detail with Copic markers. The panda has a fuzzy fun flock belly and of course I had to add googly eyes!

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The are sitting inside the cute Stitched Envelope that is so easy to put together. I also used the new Whittle Cloud Border with the great stitching.

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I finished off the card with white paint splatters on the background and a sentiment.

Now it's your turn to make a project for the challenge. You have all month to play along. Just make sure to include an animal on your card and at least one Poppystamps product. The winner will get a gift certificate to the Poppystamps online store! All the details can be found here.

I can't wait to see your creations!

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02/03/2020

Mon 03

Textured Love
by Tina Wilstrup

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Valentine's day is getting closer - do you have your card for your loved one ready?
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I had this alcohol ink panel lying around. I didn't like it so it's just been sitting there. I first dry embossed it with the new Memory Box Heart Bouquet 3D embossing folder. I then poured on some isopropyl alcohol to reactivate the colors. I kept moving the panel until it was all activated.
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I let some of the ink drip off. It was too purple for me. And this is what I ended with. In hindsight I probably should have stopped now because this in my opinion shows the embossing better. 
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But I didn't stop. I added new pink and purple alcohol inks, layering until I was happy with the look. Once dry I used a fine nail file over the embossed areas to remove the alcohol ink and make them stand out more. IMG_20200120_204713
I cut the panel to size and cut the Meadowblossom frame from white cardstock and layered over it. The heart shape in the embossed panel just fits inside the cut out heart on the meadowblossom frame, so pretty! I then cut the Love flourish from white cardstock and placed it inside the heart.
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01/27/2020

Mon 27

Rainbow Shaker
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a colourful rainbow shaker card.

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I love a good rainbow so I decided to pull out some of my favorite alcohol inks and make a rainbow heart card. I used Yupo paper, alcohol inks, blending solution, rubbing alcohol and an air blower.

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I put some blending solution on the yupo and added dots of color in a row up the paper and moved the ink around with the air blower until I was happy with the blending.

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Using the Grid Heart Frame I die cut the panel, adhered a piece of clear plastic on the back and added a double layer of foam tape around the frame and in between each row of hearts. If you only add foam to the outside of the panel all the sequins would fall to the bottom and I didn't want that. I wanted to have sequins in each row of hearts and I wanted the sequins in each row to match the colour of the inks.

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I adhered white card stock to the back of the panel so the sequin colours would pop against the white.

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For the sentiments I used three from the Whittle Love Sentiments set that are perfect for sending to a friend. I white heat embossed the sentiments on black card stock and punched them out with circle punches. I wanted to keep the sentiments small so they wouldn't cover up too much of the fabulous rainbow shaker!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Hope you make a shaker card for a friend, I know it will put a smile on her face!

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12/11/2019

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! It's Tina here with a challenge reminder for the last challenge of the year, and of course we're making it about Christmas.
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I'm sharing a fairly simple card, although putting it together was quite tedious. I started by planning out where I wanted to place the beautiful dove cut out, and then first stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment.
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The dove frame I also heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and the colored inlayed die cut pieces are from some leftover alcohol ink panel using a dark green, teal and silver mixative. If you're die cutting yupo paper, I recommend running it back and forth a couple of times to prevent breakage of those tiny pieces when taking them apart. Now, maybe I was using the wrong glue but those pieces just wouldn't stick, lol. In the end the work and time spent was worth it.
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As a finishing touch I added a couple of silver sequins.

I hope with this card I have inspired you to join our challenge. But in case you need a little more motivation, how about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  January 1. We can't wait to see what you make!

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12/04/2019

Wed 04

Challenge Reminder: Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#63 Merry Craftmas!.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is crafty with a Christmas theme. Plus if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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Doesn't the Poppystamps Holly Outline Die in white cardstock look amazing over the bold alcohol ink background I created?

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The Poppystamps Tiding With Joy Stamp Set is great because you can customize your sentiment with all the sayings and words in this set.

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For all the details on the challenge and how you can win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps store click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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11/29/2019

Fri 29

Hello Fall CARD!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. 

Beautiful quote for share my card!!!! Loook!!!!

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Beautiful colors eh??? I like my combination of gold paper and shines!!!!! Look the Hello!!! I really love it!

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Like a pumpkin vintage with a lot of leaves!!!!!! A friend of mine told me that this pumpkin is like a Cinderella's float!!!! jijiji

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All stars of Poppy are my favorites!!!!!!

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Do you like???? 

Leave me a message, I love read you!!!!!

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11/13/2019

Wed 13

Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today with a reminder that you still have time to enter this month's Poppy Challenge: Fall Frolic!

For my card today I started by creating my background. I used Yupo paper and Alcohol Pearl Ink in: Splendor, Deception, Alchemy and a little Gold Mixative. I just kept adding the inks with a little blending solution until I created my desired background.

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Once my background was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame Die. 

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Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set onto a rectangle that I die cut from the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame. I then die cut a few leaves from the Autumn Leaf Set to add as an accent to my sentiment.

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I mounted my Autumn Leaves frame onto a piece of kraft cardstock. The alcohol ink had enough color and design that I wanted to keep my background fairly simple. 

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Lastly, I inlaid my sentiment back into my frame and then mounted my card panel onto a top folding A2 card base.

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I hope I inspired you to play along with the challenge this month! You can find all of the details about the challenge Here. I can't wait to see what you create!

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10/17/2019

Thu 17

Pumpkin Moon
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are thrilled you have dropped by today! Today, I am sharing a delightfully spooky little card perfect for Halloween! I love the brand new Village Houses, and I thought they would look a little bit spooky under a big, bright, pumpkin moon, created with the Smiling Jack o Lantern. Take a look!

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I used a few of my favorite tips and tricks to create this colorful card. I love the idea of the great pumpkin visible in the glitzy moon, rising above the tiny village. To create this card, you will need the Double Stitch Square Frames, Smiling Jack o Lantern, Autumn Leaf Set, and Village Houses. You will also need your favorite Halloween yardstick, and your alcohol inks. I used shades of green, blue, yellow, red, and a touch of purple.

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I'm not sure what I was thinking when I made this background panel out of alcohol inks and YUPO paper. This large scrap was actually tucked away in a little box where I keep the YUPO paper and pieces, and when I saw that shiny blend of greens and blues, I thought it would make a weirdly wonderful Halloween sky. I cut a piece large enough to fit behind a black cardstock Double Stitch Square Frame.

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On a project with a lot of tiny cuts, I usually cut everything out before I start gluing. Sometimes, I may even cut two or three versions in different colors, just to make sure I have the right color combination. If you look closely, you'll see I originally planned on a shiny Bazzil cardstock for the Smiling Jack o Lantern, then changed it to orange glitter paper for the finished look.

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To create the look of lights in the Village Houses, I cut tiny squares of yellow big enough to cover the window openings, yet small enough not to extend beyond the edges of the houses. Be careful not to get any glue in the window!

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The Smiling Jack o Lantern is a unique die. It cuts out the moon and the facial features from the pumpkin, but the pumpkin is still attached in two points, creating a cool effect. So I made the cut directly onto my YUPO paper background panel. Then I cut the Jack o Lantern again in glitter yellow paper, then a third time in glitter orange paper. I adhered the YUPO paper onto my card base, then added the yellow moon. Once they were in place, I added the glitter orange pumpkin directly on top of the alcohol inked pumpkin with tiny pieces of foam pop dots. The result is a shiny Jack o Lantern face floating in front of a glittery moon.

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Add your tiny village underneath the moon, along with a few leaves from the Autumn leaf Set, cut in shades of purple and maroon. A few purple sequins and Hocus Pocus! Let the spooky fun begin!

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 Thanks so much for joining us today! Keep it spooky!

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09/18/2019

Wed 18

Challenge reminder Anything goes
by Tina Wilstrup


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Hi there Poppy fans, are you playing along with the September challenge? I hope you are! It's an easy one - Anything goes - and here's a reminder with my inspiration. Having just sent our old boy across the rainbow bridge I knew I had to use the Whittle dog along with this sentiment.

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I started by cutting the Hearts trio show case die from a leftover piece of yupo paper that I made a while ago. I used Copic re-inkers RV04, RV02 and RV00. From the same piece I also cut the Whittle dog. For just the slightest contrast I die cut the Hearts trio die and the largest of the Pointed rectangle frames from a white shimmer cardstock.

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I placed the large frame as well as the white panel. I adhered the small frames from white shimmer cardstock using a T-ruler to align them and then inserted the yupo paper pieces. I stamped the sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set in a matching pink ink and adhered the Whittle dog.

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So there you have it. I decided to keep it simple. It felt right given the circumstances.

I hope I have inspired you and to play along! We always love seeing what you create, and you might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!

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