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!

 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. 


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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


(PIN)spirational (76) 4 Crafty Chicks (1) A Day For Daisies (3) AAA Birthday (4) AAA Cards (49) ABC Christmas Challenge (1) Addicted to CAS (39) Addicted to Stamps (2) Addicted to Stamps and More (30) All Dressed Up Challenge (1) Allsorts Challenge (4) Alphabet Challenge (2) Always Playing with Paper (11) Animal Friends Challenge (3) As You See It (10) Brown Sugar Challenge (12) CanYouCaseIt Challenge (1) Cards in Envy (21) Cardz4Galz (2) Cardz4Guys (12) CAS Colours & Sketches (24) CAS Mix Up (1) CAS on Fridays (7) CAS on Sunday (5) CAS Stencil Challenge (1) CAS Watercolour Card Challenge (12) CAS-ology (54) CAS-ual Fridays (4) CAS(E) this Sketch (90) CASEing Christmas (1) Challenge Up Your Life (6) Christmas Card Challenge Blog (2) Christmas Card Throwdown (1) City Crafter Challenge Blog (37) Color Hues (5) Color INKspiration (2) Color My Heart Color Dare (40) Colour Q (26) Come and Get It Challenge (3) Craft Stamper Challenge (2) Crafty Cardmakers (2) Crafty Creations (1) Crafty Gals Corner (10) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (1) Create with Connie and Mary (8) Creative Inspirations (2) Creative Knockouts (5) Creative with Stamps (46) Cupcake Inspirations (27) Curtain Call (18) Daisy Chain Challenges (2) Daring Cardmakers (2) Day of the Month Card Club (4) Design Team (294) Double D Challenges (37) DRS Designs (4) Fab Friday (5) Fab n' Funky (2) Fantasy Stampers (1) Freshly Made Sketches (110) Friday MashUp! (3) Fusion (32) Gina K. Designs (1) Global Design Project (2) Guest Designer (41) Hand Stamped Sentiments (18) Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies (1) Happy Little Stamper- CAS (3) Happy Little Stamper- Christmas (4) Happy Little Stamper- Mixed Media (1) Happy Little Stamper- Sketch (1) HLS Christmas Challenge (1) Holly Jolly Christmas (1) House of Cards (49) If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (6) IN(K)SPIRE_me (5) Inkspirational (45) Inspire.Create.Challenge (1) Inspired by All The Little Things (10) Inspired By... (9) Jingle Bells (1) Joy of Sets Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (1) Just Add Ink (13) Just Us Girls (51) Less is More (23) Let's Squash It! (1) Little Tangles Challenge (4) Make It Monday (2) Make My Monday (61) MarkerPOP! (1) Match this Sketch (1) Merry Monday Challenge Blog (2) MHK Designs (114) Miscellaneous (3) Mix It Up (1) Mod Squad Challenge (10) MoJo Monday (1) My Time to Craft! (6) Naughty or Nice Challenge (3) NBUS (7) One Layer Christmas Card Challenge (2) Paper Craft Crew Challenges (7) Paper Pals Arts (2) Papercraft Challenge (3) Pattie's Creations Design (3) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges (1) PolkaDoodles Challenge (1) Rainbow Card Challenge (5) Retro Rubber Challenge (19) Retro Sketches (4) Rubber Dance Blog (1) Runway Inspired Challenge (2) Seize the Birthday (9) Sentimental Sundays (1) SheepSki Designs (1) shopping (1) Shopping Our Stash (15) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (5) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (6) Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge (1) Sister Act (1) Sketch Saturday (13) Society of Stampholics (3) Sparkle and Shine (3) SSS Wednesday (10) Stampin' Royalty (2) Stamping Sensations (6) StampInkPaper (5) STAMPlorations-Theme & Sketch (3) StampPeddler (26) Sunday Stamps (45) Sweet Stampin (4) Technique Tuesday (1) TGIF Challenges (3) The Card Concept (33) The Challenge (4) The Color Throwdown (107) The Crafty Addicts (1) The Flower Challenge (13) The House That Stamps Built (1) The Library Challenge (4) The Male Room (87) The Merry Christmas Challenge (2) The Paper Craft Crew (1) The Paper Players (110) The Sisterhood of Crafters (2) Tic Tac Toe Challenge (3) Time Out Challenge (21) Try Stamping on Tuesday (2) Tuesday Morning Sketches (1) Tuesday Throwdown (11) tutorial (1) Twofer Challenge (14) Virginia's View Challenge (5) Waffle Flower (1) Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (12) Wednesdays Creative Inspirations (4) Weekly Christmas Challenge (1) Your Next Step (1)