Monday, September 24, 2018

Inked Leaves

Hello Everyone,

I am posting this very late; for a school night anyway. Why? Because I was afraid to try a new technique. Now I'm done and am so happy with the results. Oh yeah, I am going to playing along with Twofer Card Challenge. Here are my cards, enjoy!


This technique is called Alcohol Lifting. It is very easy with fantastic results. Yupo paper and alcohol inks, and an alcohol lift ink pad are what you need to this project. Using your alcohol inks drip a few drops and let it spread and let dry. Ink up your stamp with the alcohol ink and stamp on the Yupo paper. The ink will be lifted and will remain on the stamp. Switch your paper to plain cardstock and stamp using the ink you lifted from the Yupo paper. Voila! 
 Here is my first card.
This is a partial section of Yupo paper and the leaf left behind from stamping with alcohol lifting ink. When dry wipe off the excess and it will come out nice and bright. I swear it is like magic! 
A simple vertical 'thanks' sentiment is all this card needed.
I saw this technique from an episode of Jennifer McGuire YouTube channel.
Click here for the episode!
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 Here is my second card.

This is the stamped image of the lifted ink from the first card.
The variegated colors on the plain white cardstock are amazingly beautiful.
I added an Autumn sentiment to correspond with the image.
A couple of splatters were added to move the eye around the card.
Again, the variations of color are so pretty.
Also, this is so simple to do! Why was I scared to try this new technique?
I don't know, probably because I thought it wouldn't turn out.
Well, it did turn out and I am loving the result!
Challenges Entered:
Twofer: Challenge #9- Leaves



Okay, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. 

6 comments:

Darnell said...

You did get amazing results from your Lift technique, Shawna! I'm going to be trying this with some friends next week and I can't wait! You did a brilliant job choosing the AIs to end up with a stamped off leaf that is very evocative of autumn! I love the added schplatters for movement! Both your designs are wonderful and I think it's cool that you offset your leaf on your thank you card!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #9! Hugs, Darnell

Happy Dance said...

What a cool technique!! I'm hoping to try that very soon, myself...working up the nerve. These are just gorgeous cards. I love the beautiful design and colors of your first card, along with the vertical sentiment. Your second card looks like it needs to be in a frame. It's simply stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

artful-notions said...

Love this Shawna! Both cards are so beautiful. Going right over to Jennifer's blog to watch. Thanks for the link!

Linby said...

I know this technique but wasn't sure I would ever use it. However, your results are simply stunning and changed my mind! Great cards.

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning ! Love your beautiful cards with the Lift technique. I just bought some alcohol inks and the Lift ink pad after having watched JMG's video. Watching your card makes me think it really worth the pennies spent ! Thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration.

HilaryJane said...

Well done for your honourable mention, these cards are wonderful. I shall have to try the technique xx

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