Thursday, June 28, 2018

STAMPlorations 5th Birthday June Celebration!

June has been an awesome 5th Birthday Celebration for Shery ,  the owner of
STAMPloration and her amazing DT!

I am CASE'ing my friend, Harriet's (allycatcards) beautiful ARTplorations 
Stenciled "Flutter By" watercolored card.

Here is my Alcohol Ink Version.

What a difference ink and paper can make.  Harriet used watercolor paper and inks
and I used Yupo paper and T.H. Alcohol Inks.  I love both cards!

I have been working on a major purge of my craft room. 
Today when I saw Design Team Harriet's
3 favorite and 3 new STAMPlorations cards it reminded me that I had
this beautiful stenciled "Flutter By" background in my alcohol ink stash.

I used the same design as Harriet for my finished card,  but did add a 
STAMPlorations sentiment, "Fond Expressions 2".

Thank you Harriet for the Inspiration.
You have until June 30th to play along with Shery's awesome Celebration.
Happy Birthday Shery and DT girls:-)

If you are interested in knowing all my steps for my Alcohol Inking with Stencils
just click on this link.  Enjoy.

Love and Hugs...

Adding also to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White card base.  SU Basic Black CS.  Yupo Paper.
Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: ARTplorations "Flutter By" Stencil.  


  1. Wow Nancy this is fabulous! I love this with the alcohol inks! Thank you so much for casing me and playing with us in the STAMPlorations birthday bash! Hugs my friend!

  2. Stunning.....Your inks, colours and technique is amazing. Great take on Harriets card and great to see how different the cards are using different mediums etc. Eye catching and unique card, which I love x

    1. Thank you so much Mac. I so appreciate your comments. Love when saved backgrounds work out. Sure makes for a quick and easy card, especially when CASE'ing a friend:-) Hugs..

  3. Oh my, Nancy. This is a gorgeous CASE. Love how your butterflies look. Thank you for helping STAMPlorations celebrate 5 years.

  4. Oh my gosh Nancy, this is brilliant! I love what you have done and have decided you are the Queen of Alcohol Inks. Just love this. hugs,

    1. Who would have thought I would be queen of...anything! Thanks for making my day, my friend. Hugs...

  5. Nancy what an amazing effect with the AI's. I love the artsy effect :)

  6. Beautiful mix of AI colours! I love the sentiment you chose - the swirly font of "smile" really goes with the butterflies.

  7. I was wondering how you stenciled this beautiful "Flutter By" background with Alcohol Ink at first, and then I read the Alcohol Ink Stenciling Technique on your blog post (the passionate Sunflower card). You used more colors this time and achieved fantastic results. I love the butterflies' vibrant and gorgeous colors and the flowing artsy look! Hugs.. Hideko

  8. Beautiful, vivid colors that make this AWESOME, Nancy! What a beautiful card and a perfect sentiment as this card makes me smile!

  9. I'm amazed at the distinct impressions you get with this technique. What gorgeous colors! This one is a real show stopper, Nancy

  10. WOW, Nancy! This is one of your masterpieces! 'Nuff said. Sheesh!

    1. You make me "blush", my friend. Thank you. Hugs...

  11. I LOVE how you do that alcohol inks through stencil Nancy. You have mastered that technique and your card is gorgeous! xx

  12. Wow--this is a stunning work of art! Beautiful!

  13. This is SOOOOOOO gorgeous! I assume this means you don't mind your stencils getting stained? What an eyecatcher, Nancy. Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations Birthday party!


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