Tuesday, August 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up August Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up August Challenge.  This month's challenge is hosted by Nancy (scandinancy creates) and she has us playing with alcohol inks. :)


I created four cards using alcohol inks on acetate with scrunched tissue paper attached to the back.  The tissue paper allows you to see the beautiful colours of ink while providing some texture and a semi-translucent look.

I (sort of) followed the technique shown in this video.

I used a 6"x6" piece of acetate and smooshed three colours of alcohol inks (Wild Plum, Sunbright Yellow, Tangerine Orange).  Once dry, I sprayed the alcohol ink side of the acetate sheet with spray adhesive and pressed on a piece of scrunched and creased white tissue paper.  The finished piece was then cut into four equal pieces and then trimmed to 2 1/4" x 3" each. Four different sprig stamps were heat embossed in gold on the front of the pieces.  I had to be careful not to overheat as the acetate will warp if it gets too hot.

All four pieces are popped up with clear pop dots onto white card bases. Sentiments are gold heat embossed to match the images.  The other three cards are below ...



We are thrilled to have Trina (My Crafting Closet) as our Guest Designer this month. Trina was the winner of the June Embossing Pastes/Gels challenge.  Check out the Design Team's and Trina's wonderful alcohol ink creations by clicking HERE.

I hope you'll come play along with us.  The challenge is open until August 24th.








Stamps:  Sprigs (Penny Black); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card bases (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Wild Plum, Sunbright Yellow (Ranger); Tangerine Orange (Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  Piece of Acetate, tissue paper, spray adhesive, gold embossing powder, heat tool, gloves (always wear gloves when working with alcohol inks)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Alcohol Inks

24 comments:

nancy littrell said...

What a treat, Loll to see your 4 gorgeous cards using 1 piece of Alcohol Inks on Acetate background. I love the glow behind each piece of acetate because of the tissue behind the acetate. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart...your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! I love how you created your backgrounds and that you chose such beautiful vibrant colors! Gold embossing works perfectly for your images and sentiments, too...Love them all!

Mac Mable said...

Glorious colour combination on the backgrounds and the gold is simply fabulous against them x Stunning x

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous vibrant backgrounds Loll - similar to Nancy's - LOVE the gold embossed stems over the reds - a wonderful set of cards! Julia xx

Brenda said...

Wow, these cards are so beautiful Loll! I loved the video, never knew you could do that. lol I've got so much to learn but love how cool this technique is! Love the colors and stamps you used on your cards too Loll. Hugs, Brenda

shirley-bee said...

Stunning cards, Loll! Love those vibrant colours.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I saw a video that you attached to the post and I'm delighted with this technique. I love the colors of your cards, they are full of fire :-) They are real jewels. I love gold embossing, it is so rich and elegant.
BożenAxx

SARN said...

Oh my goodness, these cards are so LUSCIOUS.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Trina P. said...

Holy smokes, Loll. So much eye candy in one post. So vibrant and beautiful with the gold embossing. Great texture with the tissue. Love them. 😘 Trina xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your gorgeous cards with this technique! Those bright colors framed in plenty of white are spectacular!

Nancy Stislow said...

Once again your color choices are glorious! I'd have never thought to combine those colors to get such a beautiful background. The gold embossing looks wonderful! Kudos for being able to heat emboss that. I learned that one the hard way.

Darnell said...

Gorgeousness, Lolly! All those fiery colors and embossed gold and acetate and tissues and alcoholic inks ... that all spells PARTY to me!! Thank you for being a tremendous inspiration again!! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

Spectacular set of cards, Loll - love them all. Wonderful colours and a great selection of different images and sentiments.

Maxine D said...

Wow!! these are wonderful Loll - your creativity knows no bounds and this is a wonderful outcome to your adapted technique! Mind you, I am a sucker for gold embossing at the best of times, and to see it used so spectacularly had me swooning.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

These are stunning Loll, I love all four of them. The colours are beautiful, the texture looks fab and it's the perfect backdrop for those gorgeous embossed designs. Thanks for the inspiration hun xx

Karen D. said...

gorgeous mf...love your beautiful results and I need to try this!
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Look at all that glorious intense color in the background. Wow! So striking. Using the gold is perfection. Thanks so much for sharing, Loll! :)

Emma Charlotte said...

This is the perfect challenge and I hope that participating in it, I will be able not only to gain different designing skills but make some good art designs.
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Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! I can see these in an expensive card shop, they are Stunning.
Faith
x

Christine Alexander said...

Loll,these are an amazing set of cards, isn't it fun creating so many incredible pieces out of one sheet. I love this technique and can't wait to do more.

Anita in France said...

Beautiful gold embossing on those rich vibrant colours, Loll ... these are all just stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

All four cards are so gorgeous and vibrant, Loll! I can really see the scrunched tissue paper attached to the back of the acetate does provide beautiful texture. Just solid white card base is all you need for these beautiful backgrounds. Hideko

Robyn Oliver said...

Goooorgeous cards Loll, beautiful vibrant colours and stand out embossed stamping

Pat said...

These four cards are delightful and adore the bright alcohol ink backgrounds and the gold foliage and sentiments are just perfect Loll. x