Wednesday, October 19, 2016

More AI Christmas cards


Hi everyone.  Last week I posted two CAS Christmas cards made with alcohol inks on yupo paper.  I made several pieces of smooshed AIs while I was at it, and today I'm sharing a few more cards using small snippets for the backgrounds.

Each card is made from an alcohol ink background done with red, magenta and gold. And each card uses white die-cuts to play off the bright colours of the backgrounds. The white die-cuts are cut from snippets too. :)  The main difference between the cards is the layout.

Delicata Gold ink was used for stamping the sentiments.  I love this ink as it's metallic looking without having to heat emboss.  The only trouble is photographing ... it tends to look a bit blurry in photos, but it does stamp crisp, clear images. :)

Here's a couple more designs ...




And I still have one more piece of this colour combination on yupo for future playing. :)

Working with Alcohol Inks is messy, so it's a great idea to make up several sheets to get the mess over and done with.  Then you have lots of beautiful backgrounds or pieces to die-cut when you're ready to create cards. :)







Stamps:  Christmas messages (Hero Arts);
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol inks:  Poppyfield (Ranger); Senorita Magenta and Gold (Pinata); Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps); Poppy Parade dies (Simon Says), gold pearl pen (Viva Decor)

40 comments:

Julie B said...

So pretty Loll. I must get around to playing with some yupo paper. :)

Jean said...

Stunning! I go back and forth on Delicata - sometimes I love it, sometimes not!

Ksenija said...

Loll, these are fascinating cards, and very inspiring! - Sweet Kobylkin

Mrs A. said...

These backgrounds are beautiful. The gold ink pad sounds just up my street too so must look out for some in the UK along with yupo paper. Hugs Mrs A.

Bejay Roles said...

Beautiful cards, Loll. I wish I had some Yupo paper to play with, I think I'm going to have to find some and see what I can do with it.
Bejay xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

It's late and I should go to sleep, but I can not take my eyes off your cards. They are exceptionally beautiful. The combination of these colors is so unusual and gives the unique paintings. I love your technique smooshed and wonder how it was done with AI? Gold accents are simply beautiful! Thank you for these beautiful images, I had beautiful dreams :-)
Hugs,
BożenA

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful CAS cards Loll

Anne

Susan said...

Three beautiful variations! And what a gorgeous mix of colours! I have to try smooshing with the AIs instead of just dropping them on the Yupo or glossy cs.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful, gorgeous - love!!!

Linda said...

Loll, these are all so beautiful. Love your background papers.

Becca Cruger said...

Your cards never fail to impress, the delicacy of those dies juxtaposed with the vibrant shimmery goodness of those panels is truly breathtaking!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Awesome cards Loll, I get them in my inbox so don't often comment, but love these!! TFS such great inspiration Shaz in Oz.x

Bonnie said...

Three GORGEOUS cards, Loll! I love how the white die cuts play off those backgrounds beautifully! Love the gold sentiments!

Bobby said...

Those background panels are gorgeous, Loll, and show off the white die cuts beautifully.

Sheila H said...

The alcohol ink backgrounds are amazing. The white die cuts are beautiful. Your cards are awesome.

Lisa Lara said...

oh I just love these pops of color and that bit of gold that shimmers LOL.

Maxine D said...

What fabulous cards Loll - love the vibrancy of the AIs, especially when showcased against the white
Blessings
Maxine

sandie said...

Stunning Loll, always love how you use white dies x

Linda said...

I love all of these designs. The white die cuts really pop against the gorgeous backgrounds, the colours are amazing xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Loll, love these colours and the white diecuts look so striking on them, Cathy x

Aquarius said...

The white really does set off those vibrant AI colours - great that you can use up all the 'bits'

Valerie Nolan said...

Love these cards Loll may have to case them! The white die cuts really pop against those backgrounds xx

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, Loll! Those backgrounds are gorgeous! And paired with the white die cut, the cards becoming stunning! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Margaret S said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I definitely have to get Yupo paper. Thank you for sharing!

Nancy Stislow said...

How vibrant your marbled Yupo looks with the white die cuts! Not only are these beautiful but they look so fun to make! I love how you combine color when doing these techniques.

TK said...

Stunning! Love 'em all, all those die cuts too!

nancy littrell said...

Oh my Loo...your smooshed AI backgrounds worked out beautifully for all 3 your your cards. Adding white die cuts really made your backgrounds pop. Such gorgeous color combos for your AI backgrounds too. I love the magenta with your red and gold metallic AI's. TFS and Inspiring me...as always. Hugs, Nancy

Brenda in IN said...

What a beautiful mix of colors you used! These cards are just lovely. Okay, a new thing for me to try. It took me forever to like smooshing, so I'm anxious to try this with AI. I've had them forever and didn't really know what to do with them so thank you for a new technique.

Pat said...

Such a bright and pretty colour Loll and the white die cuts stand out beautifully against it, and love that gold ink for the sentiment. Two fantastic seasonal makes. x

Dave said...

Loll I love these simple but elegant cards, I've got to make some for my mom, wife a bnd daughters.

Mac Mable said...

Wow!!! What stunning cards. Love the colours with teh white. Very eye catching and absolutely love them! Blog still down and away twice before Christmas so leaving trying to fix/update my blog until the new year. However.... I am thrilled that I can still comment as I wouldn't want you to think that I didn't love your wonderful creations x Always so inspirational...Thank you x

Anita in France said...

The crisp white is simply gorgeous with those vibrant, shimmery colours, Loll ... these are all fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, these are truly breathtaking! I haven't had much luck with the AI on Yupo, in spite of Tim's video. Have you done a video and I'm just blanking on it? Oh, never mind, I'll look above at your tutorials!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous panels with bright, bold colors and neat designs. These are some beautiful and very creative Christmas cards!!! Hugz

Nonni said...

These are breathtakingly beautiful Loll! The bg looks so vivid and the pure white die cuts are the perfect companion for it.

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunningly beautiful. I really MUST use those abandoned alco inks covered in cobwebs!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, what a GORGEOUS set of cards, Loll! I think I may have to pick up some alcohol inks after seeing the beautiful effects you've created! I really love the contrast of the vibrant colors with the white blooms and holly leaves...WOW! Really stunning CAS designs, too...I love them all!

MaryH said...

Simply stunning. Love the blaze of color on the AI backgrounds which show off the white & gold focal pieces so well. The gleam and texture on the backgrounds is just wonderful, and I love the way you've used these pieces as backgrounds on each of these cards. You really are on a great roll of creativity! Inspiring. Send some of that Mo-Jo my way, please!!!! The Yupo papers add so much shine & light too. TFS

M 0 said...

How i love these especially the first one! Where can i buy this Yupo Paper?

Loll said...

Not sure where you are located, but I buy it from Dick Blick (US). You should be able to get it in either craft stores or art stores. L :)