44 posts categorized "Alcohol Inks"

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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09/09/2019

Mon 09

Bright and Beautiful Halloween
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today to participate in our Fall/Halloween Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Today, my card features the brand new Friendly Cat! I love her adorable feline face and the soft, closed eyes. Isn't she darling?

You might win the Friendly Cat simply by leaving a comment on today's blog post! One winner will be randomly selected from every blog post to win the featured die, so be sure to leave a comment on every blog post with a prize that you'd like to win! Take a look at Friendly Cat!

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I cut Friendly Cat out of black cardstock, and cut the Magical Cauldron out of shiny black foil paper, which gives it a great look and feel, like a shiny new cauldron. I wanted the Cat and the Cauldron to stand out against my bright, saturated background. Can you take a magical guess on how it was created? Alcohol Ink on YUPO paper!

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I used shades of orange, purple, and green to create a dizzying, bubbling look, and inserted bright lime green paper behind the bubble holes from Magical Cauldron. I inserted black paper behind the Cauldron, then added the shiny cauldron on top with a round pop dot, and placed Friendly Cat right where I wanted her, adhered with foam pop dots as well. I finished the look with clear "sprinkles," which are acrylic beads with flat bottoms that are perfect for card making. Easy Breezy and unique! No two cards will ever look exactly alike!

The fun doesn't stop with just ONE chance at a giveaway! For a SECOND chance to win Friendly Cat AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our instagram account and FOLLOW US!

2) Like each post you want to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments open through September 23!

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Thanks so much for joining us today, and don't forget to leave a comment!

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08/28/2019

Wed 28

Jungle party
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome! Today I'm showing you just how much of a jungle party you can have with the gorgeous summer release products!
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First I cut an A2 panel from watercolor cardstock, spritzed it with water and added Nuvo shimmer powder in Green parade. I kept adding more water and powder until I was happy with the look. It's hard to show on a photo but I love the shimmery look these powders give in real life.
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I then used the Fun floral sidekick frame die to cut 4 frames. I wanted my top layer light and "floating", so I cut off all the fern leaves with my scissors.
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For my top layer I used yupo paper and Ranger alcohol ink in Limeade, Patina and Gold mixative. Again i kept adding color until I liked it. I was going for a dense dark jungle in the back with a lighter front. 

You'll notice that I didn't add my sentiment before attaching the frames. The sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set I stamped fine with my stamping tool, but be aware that the yupo paper does not handle heat very well. I had to heat set the WOW! Gold pearl embossing powder very carefully. 
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I cut a bunch of the cute Whittles - monkey, koala, lion, tiger and turtle, all part of the summer release! I colored them with my Copics and popped them up with foam squares. Now, I know they don't naturally live together, so let's just pretend they came from near and far to celebrate. 
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The finishing touch was Nuvo drops in pale gold.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to create!

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07/29/2019

Mon 29

Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there, friends of Poppystamps Marybeth here again with one of my favorite dies from Poppystamps : Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This time I used it with one of the many alcohol ink papers I made a while ago . I made so many and wasn't sure if I like them but so happy I kept them all. As you can see below with this frame die I can be selective of what part of the paper I want to use.
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I sort of see the gold as grass in the wind , red as hills of poppies, and sky blue. I layered the center frame two times then added to the center .The back of the panel has fun foam to rise it off the blue base .

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I've posted in the past a link to see how this is done , but you have many ways and choices of seeing videos on how to use alcohol inks.

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I like how this one die, can look so different just by changing a few things. I used watercolor paper called Masters Touch ( any will do) for the white panel. 

Take care and thanks for the visit.

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06/10/2019

Mon 10

Sending Hugs
by Marybeth Lopez

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Happy Monday to you!  Marybeth  here today sharing another card using some more of my extra alcohol blended ink papers I made . I used Poppystamps : Luscious Script Sending , Hugs and Picnic Plaid.

If you would like to see  how you can make your own , Jennifer McGuire shares a how to video .

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This is the picture I have of all the first time tries with alcohol inks. I wasn't real pleased with them at first but so glad I kept them for smaller details and backgrounds.

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I  place the die, cut side down on the paper then run it through my cutting machine, then layered  on the larger background.

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Each die comes with the top and larger background die .

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The  inside of my card  says "YOU" to finish off the front sentiment ( I forgot to take the picture). It is also from Poppystamps: Picnic Plaid Clear Stamp set.

This card is a bit bigger than A2, it measures  6 x 4 1/4 . 

I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs

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06/07/2019

Fri 07

Hello Cupcake
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello sweet friends ! Happy June to you all!

I would like to say this was a simple card to make ( It should have been) but I had many mishaps along the way. I kept going and I am happy with the results in the end.

I used Poppystamps :Whittle Cupcake die,  Luscious Script Hello and Flower Garden Clear stamp. 

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One thing that was easy was using some scraps of alcohol ink papers I made, that I saved. I die cut twice for the colors then just layered the extra pieces on top of the other, to firm it up a bit.

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Below are some of my first try alcohol ink papers, didn't really know what I was doing. I  used all kinds of paper, even photo paper because its what I had.  I saved them anyway and glad I did because they work great for dies.

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For a little extra detail on my panel I scored it all the way around 1/2 inch.  

One of the mishaps at the end was getting a tiny bit of ink on my hand that then ended up on the panel, I was able to use an ink eraser to get it off.

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It was late in the day an I didn't have the best lighting for my photo.

I also used some of the leftover papers as shown above for the top layer of the hello then stamped with the sentiment from Flower Garden. I used the cupcake to represent sweet friend. I couldn't resist adding a bit of chunky glitter to the top of the cupcake.


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I hope you enjoy your weekend. Hugs to you all!

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04/14/2019

Sun 14

Hello
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from this just hatched happy chick! I made this simple little interactive card using : Chick and Egg, and Luscious Script Hello dies from Poppystamps spring line. The little chick is on a mini wobbler that makes him move when you pull down or to the side of it. The chick is in movement it the photo above.

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I had some leftover alcohol ink blended papers from another project. You can go to Jennifer McGuire to learn how to create your own. 

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I cut the top layer of the hello in white and adhered to the colorful background . Since I was going to add the white chick and egg to this background  I lightly blended some blue ink so they would show up better.

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I added this mini wobbler to the back of the chick so it would move when touched. It kinda makes him look even happier to be just hatched saying " HELLO"! I cute the shell out twice so I would have a top and bottom.

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I decided to lightly add some yellow on the chick. When you use a brush it's a much softer look.

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 The panel is watercolor cardstock to even a bit more movement . I hope you all have a Happy Easter and wonderful Spring!

Thank you for the visit today...happy shopping!

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04/06/2019

Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

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Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

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I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

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My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

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3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

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03/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz Alcohol Inked Greenhouse
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! Are you ready for a Spring Blog Blitz? Lots of new stamps and dies, and plenty of fun techniques from the designers.

Today I have the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil to show you. And I've done a card with all alcohol inks die cuts. 

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Alcohol Inks are a fantastic way to add pizzaz to your project. They react with Yupo paper, a shiny surfaced paper, and blending solution to get a wildly colorful, rather agate like pattern, fun result. Here's one way to play with them. First I squirted my blending solution on my yupo paper. Notice it gets messy so protect your surface. Gloves are optional. 

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Next up I added my colors. No rhyme or reason, for this technique just go for it. 

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I then sandwiched a clean piece of yupo paper over my saturated sheet, in a schmooched way, pressing without moving either sheet. The result is a magical blend of wild color!

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Ok, friends, this was way too much fun! As you can see, I played with all color combos. And here's what I did with them:

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A birthday card for someone who loves potted and potting plants! Now there's a stencil that is included with this die. I can't wait to use it too.

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This fabulous die and stencil set is the giveaway to one lucky person. Don't forget to leave a comment today and on each of the blog blitz days for a chance to win. Best of luck to you, and thanks for sticking with me through my little tutorial on alcohol inking. By the way, there are fabulous you tube videos to entice you to trying these inks. 

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The new release is in the store, and the blog blitz runs from Mar. 2nd - the 14th. You have until the 17th to comment. The winners will be announced on the 19th. AND here's a 2nd way for you and a friend you choose to win... Visit us on Instagram, follow us, like the post you want to win, leave a comment and tag a friend. It's that easy!

Other dies I've included are listed below. Have a great week, and hope you enjoy the blitz!

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02/05/2019

Tue 05

Beautiful Love Die and Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy February to you all! I have a new technique ( For Me) that I am using today. I recently learned about Alcohol Ink watching a video 

by .  Jennifer McGuire I highly recommend you visit her blog and the link I gave you to see how to do this. It was so new to me that I forgot to take pictures as I was making the papers.

All the dies I used are from Poppystamps : Whittle Mouse, Simple Thinking of  You and the beautiful Seed Love Collage I layered the Love die twice for a bit more dimension.

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Above and below is a picture of one of the papers I created using Alcohol inks, each one will be  different, just play with it. I ended up adding alcohol to my glass work surface , I had lots of leftover ink on the glass . I turned my Yupo paper( the ink moves around on this paper) over and placed it on the drips from the first paper with ink, that's  how I ended up with a very soft look to my card and no wasted inks.

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If you are interested in learning please go to the pro.... Jennifer McGuire.... Linked for you above. It's way more fun that I thought but it is a bit messy.

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I sure had fun making the background of this card and I love the added gold shimmer.  Poppystamps dies toped this card oh so many choices to make, I wanted to keep the dies white so they would stand out on the inked paper. 

Thank you for the visit today . I hope you have a crafty day my friends.

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