Friday, April 8, 2016

CAS Alcohol Stenciling Inlaid Hello !

I had so much fun trying out a new "Alcohol Ink Background" using Adriondack Alcohol Ink Refills and a Ranger "Dylusions" Stencil.  My girlfriends Loll, Bonnie and Susan were playing with alcohol inks too.  I went to SCS Tutorials Alcohol Ink Backgrounds for a starting point.  This was my 1st time to use Tim Holtz Adironndack Alcohol ink refills and "Yupo"polypropylene paper.  I was able to get both at my local stamping and craft store :-)

Even though I ended up doing my own thing with the inks,  the tutorial was very helpful.  I wanted to incorporate a stencil so I placed my stencil over the Yopo paper and dropped 3 colors of ink over the stencil then blotted with paper towels without removing stencil until ink dried .  I kept the colors light.  Then when dry I replaced the stencil and painted very loosely with a paint brush Christmas Green Acrylic paint over the background.  I loved the effect so stopped there !  I used my entire 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece for my finished card.

I die cut 2 layers with my MB Stitched Rectangles dies and then die cut and inlaid my SU Hello "Greetings" Thinlits Die after die cutting and painting with the acrylic paint.

I added a Dream brad from my embellishment sewing box and a rhinestone.  Really fun and creative card and yet CAS with Mixed Media.  My only stamping was inside my card.  My card is for two favorite  Challenges.

 The current STAMPlorations CAS April 2016 Anything Goes Challenge with the twist "Spring Green"

My card is also for the Addicted to CAS Challenge #85 Code Word Inlaid Die(s)

Card Recipe

Stamps: STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments hashtag authentic: You Are So CREATIVE
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Basic Black.  Yupo Mixed Media Paper by  Ranger carries the same paper.
Inks: Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink refills: Juniper, Stonewashed and Lemonade.  Acrylic paint by Ceramcoat..Christmas Green.
Other: Big Shot, Ranger Dylusions Stencil, MB Stitched Rectangles Dies, SU Greetings Die, paper towels, Cropadile, Brad, rhinestone, Thin Tip Glue Pen, dimensionals
Techniques: CAS, Die Cuts, Alcohol Ink BG, Die Inlay, Stenciling, Mixed Media

Thank you for Looking.  Your comments are so appreciated.  Hugs,  Nancy


  1. Love how the alcohol inks kept your diamond pattern from the stencil, but also flowed a little bit underneath. Very cool effect! Love the green stenciling on top. xx

  2. I love the graphic pattern you created with your alcohol inks and your inlaid sentiment is amazing! Stunning card! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  3. Very artistic card. Very nice! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  4. Just starting with alcohol inks and coming up with your own technique! I'm impressed, Nancy! Love the greens and super CAS design! Thanks for sharing the details!

  5. I really like the way your colors blended, then how you painted the loose, almost random argyle/harlequin pattern over it. Really has depth.

  6. This is gorgeous, Nancy! Never thought to use alcohol inks with stencils! How lucky you could get your supplies locally, including Yupo! Thanks for another inspiration!

  7. Fabulous technique, Nancy - I love the effect!

  8. What great fun with your alcohol inks and stencil! Love the simplicity of the design and the blend of colors.

  9. Nancy, your card is so elegant and well balanced! Alcohol inks should be a real fun to play. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin


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