Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up August Alcohol Ink Reminder

Thank you everyone for your inspiring and gorgeous alcohol ink cards for our CAS Mix Up August Challenge!  I am thrilled to see so much enthusiasm for all the techniques. It has been so much fun hosting the challenge this month :-)

 Stamping + Ranger Alcohol Inks + Inlaid Die Cuts 

Reminder Card!

I went through my Tim Holtz Alcohol ink background stash and found this beautiful piece.  Perfect for a Christmas card design.  I used my new Poppystamps "Scribble Snowflake Circle" Die and older Memory Box "Merry Christmas" Die.

First I did all my die cutting on my card front and attached the pieces with scotch tape on the back side. Then attached the background piece and what a pleasant surprise.....look at the cool river, mountains and cloudy sky scene behind the wreath! Alcohol ink is always providing surprises, which makes it so creative and fun!  You can Never duplicate a piece!

I used the Drip and Smash (or Smoosh) technique.  I followed This video..Eclectic Drip and Smash. 2:42.  I did not add any metallic inks on my piece,  but it can be a gorgeous addition.

After finishing my card I realized I had not used stamping.  I just added the stamped "& Bright" and now my card follows the rules:-)

Enjoy my CAS Mix Up Reminder card and be sure and check out all the samples from the DT and our GD, Trina.  So many amazing cards to inspire you.  Happy Stamping my friends.  Hugs.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: 2nd Annual Summer Link Up..I chose

Stamps: SU Holly Jolly Greetings (& Bright)
Inks: Tim Holtz: Watermelon, Pink Sherbet and Citrus alcohol inks.  SU Watermelon Wonder (sentiment).
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White card base.  Coated card stock from my friend Christine for card front. Yupo Paper for alcohol ink background.
Accessories: craft mat, Ranger Blending Solution, Poppystamps Scribble Snowflake Die, Memory Box Merry Christmas Die, scotch tape, SU rhinestones.


  1. Gorgeous alcohol ink piece and I love it with the scribble snowflakes!!

  2. wow I just love that mix of colours for Christmas card, and how perfect to see a mountain scene in the AI's inside your snowflake die :)

  3. what a suprise! For this I would use the shade of blue, the more I like your color choices, because it is so surprisingly beautiful. Amazing project. I love reincorporating the cut element. This is a unique card in every respect.
    BożenA xoxo

    1. Oh dear sweet BozenA..Thank you so much for your very generous and enthusiastic comment:-) Hugs..

  4. Love this design, Nancy. The colours of your AI background are really "merry & bright". :) And what a cool effect of having a mountain scene through your snowflake window. xx

  5. your AI colors are perfect for a Christmas card - and what interesting die cuts you used here Nancy! So different and unique! Julia xx

  6. Yes because of the techniques I often forget about the stamping too x Such gorgeous colours with the inks and the effect is stunning as is your card x

  7. Love the wonderful surprise of seeing a scene inside your circle (great new die cut, by the way!). Beautiful colours and a great layout. Sometimes I forget the stamping too - at least you could recover and add some!

  8. Beautiful card, Nancy. Your happy surprise is amazing peeking through that scribble die. Love the vibrant colours. Your stamped sentiment looked like it was always part of the design. Clever addition! Great job with the inlaid diecut technique too.
    Hopefully, we will see each other at your next retreat. 😊 Trina xx

  9. Really "merry & bright" Christmas card, Nancy! I love how you incorporated the dies in your card. The beautiful AI colors are peeking through the die-cuts - your design is so refreshing! Thanks for the video link too, my friend! Hideko :-)

  10. It's amazing! I adore your card and the way you added your stamped piece is the finishing touch! Gorgeous paint work!

  11. What a cool design in your wreath, Nancy! I love those happy surprises! Perfect Christmas color in your background to show through these wonderful die cuts!

  12. Beautiful background pulled from your stash, Nancy! And I love the way you used these two dies together. I got the Scribble Snowflake Circle last year and love it. Also like how you added the "& bright" into the sentiment. Very creative!

  13. How beautiful are the colours you used, they really go so well together! Thanks for sharing.


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