Sunday, May 22, 2016

CAS Alcohol Ink Congratulations


Recently I went to my local "Caligraphy Guild's" workshop on "Alcohol Ink Techniques".  One of the members showed many samples of different techniques and provided us (12 excited crafters) with different papers and alcohol inks.  Did we ever have fun.  We all went home with several samples to make into finished projects.  Here is just a small section of one of my pieces.  I used glossy paper and Adirondack Alcohol Ink on my sample..  I dropped the ink onto my paper and blew with a straw straight down onto my drops for very interesting "Pops" of colorful splats :-)  I just added Die Cutting, Dimensionals and Heat Embossed Congratulations for my finished card.

My card will be the 8th grade graduation card for my great niece Makoa :-)

Here are the Challenges I am entering...









CAS Mix Up May Challenge Stamping + Heat Embossing + Alcohol Inks and Die Cutting



Card Recipe
Stamps: SU Balloon Celebration sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White and W. W. Thick.  Glossy paper
Inks: Versamark,  Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Accessories: SU Black EB Powder, Dimensionals, Memory Box Stitched Rectangles, straw
Techniques: CAS, Heat Embossing, Straw blowing on Alcohol Inks


This is my favorite alcohol ink video on You Tube,  but there are many more.  Well worth your time.

Happy Stamping and Thank you for Looking and especially Commenting!



24 comments:

Chrissie said...

Love those pops of colour... this is a really vibrant card...love it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Debbie said...

Love, love, LOVE this!

Loll said...

Sweet!! It really looks like a celebration in a card.:) So fun and colourful. Makoa is going to love it!! xx

Bonnie said...

This made up into a gorgeous and fun card, Nancy! I've gotta try that technique!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Stunning, striking, vibrant and so much fun Nancy.
Thanks for sharing and playing at Less is More this week.
Sarah

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Now that's a really FUN card!!!!! Love it!

MaryH said...

What HOT pops of color on this CAS, love it! Liked the straw blowing too. If you have the Ranger spritzer tool, you can use that to get finer lines as well. Works great with the Alcohol inks AND the brushos or other sprays to form patterns. This is just splendid...made me think of watermelons for some reason!!! TFS

nancy littrell said...

Thanks for your comment Mary. I do have the retired SU Spritzer tool. TFS your idea. BTW, the red Adirondack ink is called...Watermelon :-) Hugs, Nancy

Claire said...

This is just gorgeous - the burst of vibrant colour you've created with the alcohol inks is stunning with the clean, white background!

Lee-Anne said...

This is just amazing, Nancy! Love the colors! Fun grad card :)

Susangail Powell said...

AWESOME!!! Love your card!! I've never played with alcohol inks before but your card has seriously inspired me to give them a try!

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is so fun and vibrant, Nancy ... love the fantastic sense of energy in those pops of bright colour! Anita :)

Tanja said...

love your fun Alcohol Ink background - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

Neets B said...

Fabulous pops of splatty colour, I love this. Great complementary colours too, it's really striking.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Neets B said...

Oops, meant to say thank you for sharing over at ATSM too! x

lililindsay said...

A great interpretation of the Less is More challenge. Such intense colours.

Esther said...

A fantastic take on the challenge - I love using alcohol inks and it's great to see them in a CAS card and done so insanely well. Gorgeous effect, gorgeous colours... well done!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card, love the alcohol splats. One of my favourite techniques, looks fantastic on acetate too.

nancy littrell said...

Thanks for the tip Aileen. I have not tried acetate. Thank you for your comment.

cm said...

Your splats of colour are ever so pretty and what a cool way to make them using Alcohol inks and a straw! Makoa will adore this, as do I! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~carol

Susan said...

Great technique and wonderful bright colors! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fun effect with the straw, Nancy! Like microblastic cells! (I made that word up; don't go trying to find it!) I can't wait to give this a try!! Hugs, Darnell

Linda said...

What a fab technique with stunning results. Love the mix of colour. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

Ksenija said...

Should be a real fun to play with alcohol inks. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin