Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Birthday, Christine!

Hi everyone.  Today is my friend Christine's birthday.  We are hoping to get together tomorrow for a crafty play day, but I couldn't wait to let her know that I was thinking of her on her birthday!  Hope you have a wonderful day, Christine!

This is made with alcohol inks.  But, not in the normal way of using them with yupo. I usually put down aluminum foil when smooshing with alcohol inks.  They are messy to deal with and they bleed through other liners like wax paper.  Ask me how I know this. :)

Anyways, I decided to keep the foil with the leftover alcohol inks and used it for my card today.  It's shiny, so  little difficult to photograph.  I did learn another "what not to do" making this card.  I used a 3M adhesive spray to adhere the foil to a piece of card stock.  I stamped on top, but the ink (even though it was Archival ink) did not dry.  So I coated it with black embossing powder and heated.  The spray adhesive didn't appreciate getting hot.  It created a gas bubble between the foil and card backing.  You'll see after it cooled, that I burnished the foil again.  It left creases, which I thought looked good, but next time I will heat emboss before adhering. Lesson learned! :)

I'm sharing this alcohol ink card with the gallery at CAS Mix Up.  So many gorgeous and inspirational cards.  I hope you'll check it out.








Stamps:  Flowers (AliExpress); Thank you (Lil' Inkers
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Tangerine (Pinata), Wild Plum (Ranger); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Aluminum foil, black embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Alcohol Inks

33 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for trying out the foiling with the heat, glue etc for us!!!!.....I like the creases and I love the pretty colours you've used. The shine must be gorgeous with the foil and another great idea for me to file away x Enjoy your crafty day tomorrow x

Maura R said...

Ok, so now you are telling me that in addition to saving my used paper towels with ink, I need to start saving my pieces of foil with ink (in additions to my stacks of inked tissue paper from last month's challenge)????? I need extra storage containers just for all my "Loll's ideas" projects! Ha, ha!! But seriously , this is just lovely and I always look forward to your next new ideas, Loll (as you can tell from my gallery at splitcoast)! Thanks for sharing your creativity and beautiful projects!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Another great technique Loll you certainly come up with some amazing ideas of using 'left overs' .....I know Christine will love her beautiful card..

Anne

Aquarius said...

A great card and your friend is sure to love it. Great that we can learn from other people what mistakes to avoid as well as learning from our own. Always good to share!

Becca Cruger said...

That sheen is SO pretty! I bet this made her birthday EXTRA special.

Anita in France said...

Beautiful colours, and a gorgeous crease-y shine to this awesome background, Loll ... another stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous foil with your leftover alcohol ink. I have not tried stamping on leftover smooshed foil. TFS your tips on stamping the foil, Loll. Gorgeous card for Christine. She received my card already...I am learning to send to Canada 10-14 days ahead! TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs

Gail Townsend said...

Love how you have used the foil for your background, I am sure your friend loved the card. Gail

Bożena Adamusińska said...

And I was sure it was AI with pearl medium and everything dyed on the paper :-) I was sure that these creases are the intended effect :-) Looks great. I love colors so juicy and so delicate. Christine will be delighted. She certainly appreciates your friendship.
Hugs,
BożenA xx

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS!
Faith
x

Nancy Stislow said...

I absolutely love alcohol ink on foil! The creases look great on this and I can imagine me doing the same thing! Archival did dry on foil IF I waited about a week. I'm way too impatient for that though. Thanks for the tips on embossing on foil. I have never done that. Love the results of your colors on this, Loll!

Susan said...

Love the tale of your trials and tribulations making this card - certainly provides lots of tips to the rest of us! The creases look as if they're meant to be there! Beautiful vibrant colours!

Darnell said...

Yes, indeed, we call those creases "design features!" This is really lovely, Lolly! I can only imagine how much more magnificent it is in real life turning it this way and that! Christine will cherish it!! Have fun tomorrow and thank you for sharing your lessons learned!! Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Loll! Now I'm wishing I hadn't thrown that foil away! Next time I won't! The colors are beautiful and I love those wildflowers! I know Christine is loving this!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Loll. Love the colours (no surprise). I actually live the creases...gotta love those happy accidents that work out. Glad to read you're feeling better. Have a fun time crafting with the birthday girl tomorrow. 😊 Trina xx

Linda said...

Beautiful card and that background is gorgeous. Christine will love it.

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, it's gorgeous, looking forward to tomorrow :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I just LOVE how you always use your 'waste' in such beautiful and creative ways Loll my friend! Another stunner from you, and I actually like the wrinkles in the background piece, it adds such interesting texture! Have a great day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the shimmery colours :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Marie B. said...

So, so gorgeous, Loll! Your cards always amaze me! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Loll, and a most beautiful card for your friend. Thi sure is a gorgeous card.xx [aNNie]

Maxine D said...

There you go again Loll, rocking a new technique!! I love your creativity and lateral thinking when it comes to using your supplies, and waste!!.
You and I must have great taste as I also have that AliExpress stamp (sitting waiting to be used)
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work! Sorry you had issues but in this case, it truly worked out to create a stunning piece!

Bunny said...

Hey, Loll. My friend aussie aNNie sent me to view your work and get some inspiration. I love what I see. I am going to be getting a few of the Distress Oxide Inks in the near future. You do beautiful work. [Bunny]

Papercraft Boutique said...

I can't believe this gorgeous card is made of foil with leftover alcohol inks - the inks are mixed so beautifully! The crease is adding interest to the card. It's a happy accident. ;-) Thank you so much for sharing a lot of tips!! Hideko

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card..it doesn't look like foil at all.
Sure Christine loved! it...hope you had a fun day yesterday.
xx Karen

Marcia said...

You are so amazing with all your experiments and tips!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Throwing out this piece of aluminum would have been a terrible waste. Much better to use it to make this wonderful card! I'm sure Christine loved it!

Linda said...

WOW! I love how you use your mop up pieces but this ..... what a fab idea. It looks beautiful, I bet the shine is amazing in real life. Another brilliant idea Loll ...... Keep 'em coming!! xx

swldebbie said...

Lessons learned notwithstanding, this turned out beautifully - and no waste! Such beautiful colors - I can only imagine how much more gorgeous it is IRL.

Pat said...

Wow,another fabulous technique Loll and I adore this alcohol ink stained foil, so shiny and pretty, and the black flowers and sentiment complement it beautifully. x

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! So much work, but I see that you pressed on and it was really worth it! I'll bet Christine loves it, too!