Saturday, August 27, 2016

STAMPlortions August CAS Anything Goes Challenge

I am entering my card into the STAMPlortions August CAS Anything Goes Challenge.  Not adding the Twist (Gold) this month.  I could not find my Gold sequins...I looked high and low!

Also entering in STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes.  I used CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, STAMPlorations Fond Expressions2 by Shery and Winged Things by Shirley of  Bees Knees :-)

I made my background using the Floating Alcohol Ink Technique.  I am sharing a video using the technique.   I did mine a bit differently.  I added just Adirondack Lemonade AI drops to water and placed my Yupo paper into water.  Removed let dry and then did the same thing adding Sunset Orange AI drops to clean water.  When I pulled it out there were little bubbles.  I popped with my fingers and the yellow showed up as droplets all over the piece...really cool effect!

I then die cut the piece with my CUTplorations thinlit.  Using my MISTI I Stamped Shirley's "Winged Things" Dragonflies using Archival jet black ink (must use Archival on AI).  Making sure dry by blotting carefully and then added my Fond Expressions 2 sentiment by Shery using same technique.

I popped up my main image on Die Cut SU Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Added Lily White sequins by Doodle Bug after searching for gold sequins.  My room was neater after my search :-)

Thank You for visiting my blog and especially for your very appreciated comments. Hugs!

Floating Alcohol Inks by Andy Skinner (4:05)- technique


  1. LOVE this card Nancy. The colours are so beautiful and I love the splashes of colours on top of the background to give lots of visual texture. xx

  2. This is so pretty, Nancy! I love the effect of the popped bubbles! And I'm still loving those dragonflies!

  3. Nancy, what a wonderful background with this amazing technique! Love seeing the new ways you create them and thanks for the description! What gorgeous colors and the butterflies are so perfect for this!

  4. gorgeous, even without the gold! ;-) glad you joined in at Stamplorations!

  5. Love the texture you got in the background colour from the floating AI technique!! The white sequins look great!

  6. lovely card!mf...such pretty colour.

  7. This looks gorgeous ..... love the effect from the bubbles. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

  8. I don't know what the Sunset Orange AI looks like by itself, but I certainly love the color you ended up with by combining it with the yellow. The crystal sequins remind me of shimmery dragonfly wings.


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