Monday, January 2, 2017

Live with Passion

Here is my 2nd card for the CAS Mix Up January 2017 Challenge

I used Stamping + Alcohol Inks liquid colors on Yupo + my choice..Stencil Tracing and Die Cuts

I am sharing a wonderful Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper Video by our very talented Loll (Stamping with Loll).  I made my background piece using Ranger Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange and Watermelon and spritzed with Blending Solution on a sheet of foil.  Then smooshed my Yupo paper...just like Loll.  I spritzed the remaining ink with more Ranger Blending Solution and smooshed another piece.  I used the 2nd piece that turned out lighter for my background.  I used my 1st background as die cuts for my CAS Mix Up January launch card.

I placed my New ARTplorations "Broken Glass" Stencil over my Alcohol Ink background and taped down with 3M masking tape.  Then traced the stencil using Staedtler permanent marker and die cut using CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Medium Die".  I also die cut my SU Whisper White thick cardstock card front using the largest die from the same set.

I stamped my SU ""Sunshine Sayings" sentiments on SU WW Thick cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink and framed with SU Basic Black CS adding SU rhinestones for a bit of bling.

I popped up the background for added dimension.  An easy card for a January birthday card for a dear family friend,  who will soon be celebrating her 90th birthday and is as sharp as ever :-)

My card is also for the current Time Out #73 Words Challenge

'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'

I used sunrise colors and a reminder that each day of our lives should be celebrated!

Also STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

And..Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge..Start A stencil was fresh out of the pkg!

Happy New Years dear friends.  Wishing you all the best......


  1. LOVE the colours of this background. Aren't AIs fun to pay with??!! :) And so cool with outlining the stencil. I'm sure your friend will love this artsy card. xx

  2. Fabulous card! Such a wonderful design! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. Love the way you used the stencil just to draw the lines of it - great idea! And beautiful colours too!

  4. A sentiment that we can all live by. I like the outlined stencil. It reminds me of all the paths we can take in life, and whichever one(s) we choose, we should do so with passion. Of course, I do tend to over-think things...LOL.

  5. A beautiful background, Nancy! Sometimes the second pull works so perfectly for backgrounds! I love how you've traced the stencil! Very artsy, my friend!

  6. I've always been so fond of geometric patterns and love this one on yours! What a gorgeous blend of colors you chose for this! This is such a pretty card, Nancy

  7. great way to use your stencil, love the AI colours you used so pretty and reminds me of spring which will be welcome after all the snow we have had :)

  8. Love this card! The colours and the clean lines ... It brilliant!

  9. What a fabulous smooshed background, Nancy ... such delicious warm colours ... and so cool with the black graphic shapes! Fabulous sentiment ... wise words indeed! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  10. So cool Nancy! Your card is so alive and vibrant. I loved to read that it's for a 90-year old gal!

  11. What a cool graphic design, Nancy! I love how you traced the stencil over your beautiful alcohol ink background. And I think it's fantastic that you've chosen this modern design and the particular sentiment for your 90 year old friend. I hope someone will see me in the same light when I'm that age, and I fully expect to be sprightly and young at heart at age 90!

  12. Such a gorgeous piece Nancy! I wish I could find my alcohol inks ;) Thank you for your continued inspiration and thank you so very much for all your support and kind words during a difficult year in 2016, let's hope 2017 is a better year for us all, with health and happiness all round! Have a great day my friend! Hazel xx

  13. Oh I love that you traced your stencil. I had this exact idea that I have been wanting to try. Gorgeous colors.

  14. Eye catching design and color! What a great sentiment to begin the year! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, and happy new year! Maura


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