Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Alcohol Inks on Acetate Christmas cards

Hi everyone.  Sharing more cards from a recent play day with Susan and Christine.

I had watched this video on YouTube and was so impressed with the technique that I wanted to give it a try.  This is just a simplified version from the video as I didn't heat emboss on the acetate or add glitter.

I started by cutting a 12"x12" piece of acetate into four each pieces of 6"x6".  It's much easier to handle the smaller pieces when doing a technique.   I buy large sheets of acetate from Amazon.com to cut my own stencils using my Silhouette Cameo, so I always have lots on hand.

I smooshed three colours of Alcohol Inks (green, blue and purple) onto a piece of acetate. Once the inks were dry, a scrunched up piece of white tissue paper was added to the alcohol ink side (back) using soft gel, which acts as an adhesive (glue would work as well).  The scrunched tissue is visible through the acetate and adds to the design.  Once that was dry, I trimmed it up and cut it into six small pieces to create six CAS cards of three designs.  One set of three for my Christmas stash, and one set of three to donate. :)

I added simple white die-cuts that have been "iced" with dazzling diamonds glitter glue.  A simple sentiment stamped in gray finishes the card.

I love the translucent look to the pieces, and the shine from the acetate.

Here's the other two ...




I'm entering into April's Rudolph Days over at ScrappyMo's blog where anything Christmas goes.  So happy I made these cards at the right time of month!  Rudolph Days runs from the 25th to the end of each month.  Come join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps:  Short & Sweet (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Stream, Citrus (Ranger); Purple (Pinata); Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Acetate sheets (Grafix .007), Country Landscape die (Memory Box), Fir Tree Border die (Impression Obsession), Simple Snowflake Sash die (Poppy Stamps), Dazzling Diamonds glitter flue (SU!)

Challenges:
April's Rudolph Days

37 comments:

Liz said...

Fabulous cards, so striking! The coloured backgrounds are stunning.
Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days Guest Designer's hat on. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month - Good Luck! xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! Thank you for sharing the technique.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - love the smooshed backgrounds.
Kath x

Susan said...

Love the blend of colours, Loll, and the way you used your results! That technique was so much fun to do - I'll definitely do it again.

Viv's Visuals said...

Got to try this Loll - they look gorgeous. x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

It has such a unique look !! As if it were the tiles of a tourmaline or other multicolored precious stone. On a white background it looks stunning. Thank you for sharing this new technique with me. I do not only have the brightness of the paper added back acetate ... :-(
Hugs,
BożenA

Valerie Nolan said...

Oh I must try this Loll, those backgrounds look like the aurora borealis! Fabulous cards once again and I love making Christmas cards xx

Nancy Stislow said...

What incredibly beautiful colors reminding me of a gorgeous night sky! Another new technique and I love seeing them. This is yet another one I must try! Thanks for always introducing us to something new.

Bonnie said...

Wow, now I really want to get my AIs out! Maybe some acetate too! I love each one of these delightful cards!

Marcia HIll said...

All three of these are lovely, lovely cards Loll! And what a fun technique...will definitely have to try this one sometime! :0)

Bobby said...

These are gorgeous, Loll, and I bet they look even better IRL.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are stunning Loll! What a fabulous technique, you do these techniques so well! LOVE those really vivid colours! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards, Loll. Love the vibrant AI backgrounds. Very eye-catching.

linda said...

these are fabulous christmas cards! the white die cuts really pop against the darker unique backgrounds! thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge!

linda
rudolph days challenge DT

Maura R said...

Wow, what fun and such cool results - onto my "to do" list it goes! Love the cards and thanks for sharing the video link!

Mrs A. said...

These are all scrummy scrumptious. Can't believe I haven't seen this technique before. Crumbs where have I been!! hugs Mrs A.

Happy Dance said...

These remind me of the Aurora Borealis. What an amazing technique, and what beautiful results. These are so pretty, Loll. Just love these!! Fabulous!! Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! I love the effects of alcohol inks on acetate, and your color palette is just beautiful! Thanks for the link to the video!

nancy littrell said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous alcohol ink tissue paper on acetate technique for your beautiful trio of CAS Christmas cards, Loll. TFS my friend and TFS the link to the video too. Hugs..

Cathy said...

Stunning cards Loll! Love the look of the ink on the acetate, looks a bit like what I imagine the northern lights to look like, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

Loll the acetate's look amazing mounted on card. they create such an amazing sky scene. i can't wait to put mine together :)

Julie B said...

They look fab and your technique with the inks on acetate is one I will have to have a play with! :)

Karen D. said...

love how these look....great job mf and the colour blends you used are fab!
xx Karen

SARN said...

All 3 cards look fantastic Loll. I am particularly drawn to the snowflake one. FABULOUS.

PS: Thank you for your kind comment on my painted heart.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! I absolutely adore the color combinations and the swirls you achieved on each one. They are reminiscent of the Northern Lights. Happy sigh! :)

Mac Mable said...

Another technique for me to take a look at...Thank you x What amazing results. Great colours and love how those fabulous backgrounds draw you in to take a closer look. Very clever and creative x

Joan said...

Beautiful card Loll, such lovely colours. Used to do this
technique with re inkers,haven't tried it with alcohol inks, another one to play with.

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards .... and what a fab technique. Definitely another one to add to the to do list xx

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG this is gorgeous Loll ! I love this fab technique ! Your backgrounds look like aurora borealis behind these fir trees and these little houses ! So, so beautiful ! Thanks for sharing these beauties and for inspiring.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Beautiful cards, Loll. Thanks for trying it and sharing the technique.

Heidi Stamps said...

All three cards are just gorgeous!

scrappymo! said...

As always, I am in love with your alcohol ink backgrounds. i think my fave is the one with the snowflake on a ribbon swath...the purple shows more here and as I have this die unopened on my desk, I hope it inspires me to use it!

Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

Pat said...

What a great technique Loll and such lovely colours, the blues, green and purple look wonderful against the white and each of the die cut images look fantastic. x

Bobbie Bluegill said...

I tried this and they came out beautiful. I also tried using regular dye ink reinkers and that did not work on acetate.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely technique Loll! That's a wonderful winter sky behind your white die cuts! How fun that you gals get together to play!! Julia xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

So beautifully you have used alcohol inks
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Anita in France said...

A trio of loveliness, Loll ... the crisp white die cuts show off those gorgeous backgrounds to perfection! Hugs, Anita :)