Saturday, 14 January 2017

Alcohol inks foliage


I'm sorry I've been MIA on a longer-than-anticipated bloggie break. Partly due to finding it hard to get back into the "swing" and a long wait to receive the alcohol inks I sent off for between Christmas and New Year which I now have. 😄

Anyhoo, onto to my card. I cut my foliage (this has to be one of my favourite dies) from an inky panel and here's how I made it.

1. Drip some alcohol inks onto yupo paper (I used different greens and some gold) and move them around by tilting the paper and/or blowing through a drinking straw.

2. Drizzle on some more inks and/or blending solution and move it around.  Repeat until you feel it is complete.

I backed my yupo paper with some double-sided adhesive before I began to make it easier to cut and attach to the card, and the sentiment is heat embossed with gold.

Hope to be back soon with some more alcohol ink creations. 

Would like to enter my card in the following;

CAS Mix Up - January challenge
(my mixed media are stamping, alcohol inks, die-cutting, heat embossing)


Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes


    


13 comments:

Loll said...

So pretty Sue!! This is one of my favourite dies as well and I use it A LOT! It's just perfect with the beautiful colours from your AIs. Happy New Year to you! xx

Loll said...

And thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colours are so pretty and the die goes perfectly with the wonky frame. Thanks for the tip about moving the ink around too, I'd forgotten that :) Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous CAS design Sue! Love your die cut folage and the lovely gold embossed sentiment - the wonky stitched framing is perfect for it! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mixed Media challenge this month! Julia xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors on your alcohol piece, Sue! It made the most beautiful leaves! I love the gold sentiment that makes this even more elegant! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Maxine D said...

Stunning CAS card - love how you have used the Alcohol Inks on Yupo to make the foliage die cut
Blessings
Maxine

Valerie Nolan said...

Just beautiful Sue, love the effect you get with alcohol inks but never seen that paper before. Those wonky stitched dies are on my wish list!
Val x

nancy littrell said...

Sue, your die cut alcohol ink leaves turned out beautifully. Love your stitched border and die cut flower box made such a beautiful CAS design for your leaves. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

Emma Sims said...

Simple yet so stylish! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at HLS Anything Goes with a Die Challenge.

Emma - DT member

Anita in France said...

Simple, elegant, stylish, Sue ... those greens in your leafy sprig are just gorgeous against the crisp white ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

So pretty, and a great way to use alcohol inks/yupo. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

sandie said...

Another beauty, I do love how you framed this CAS card with the funky stitiched die, have a fun weekend x

Helen Gullett said...

This is beautiful CAS. Love your die cuts on it. Thanks for playing along with HLS Jan Anything Goes With Dies