Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You Are Awesome

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the most recent Just Us Girls Challenge.

At a recent stamping retreat I had the opportunity to try out some alcohol inks. A big THANK YOU to Danielle for providing the inks, paper, tools, and a little mini class on how to use them :) It was so much fun!!!

My experimenting resulted in a couple of different panels, and I just now had a chance to turn one of those panels into a card.

Unfortunately I didn't write down which ink colors I used, but on this panel I squirted drops of alcohol ink and blending solution onto some Yupo paper and then used a tool that you squeeze air out of to move the ink around. (I've also seen videos where people blow through a straw to create a similar effect.)

My youngest brother is turning 40 at the end of this month and I'm heading to Pittsburgh to visit/celebrate with him and my family! This card is for him :) He's an incredible artist, and I've always thought he's pretty darn awesome ;) Hope he likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Totally Awesome (Essentials By Ellen)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: White and Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Awesome (Neat and Tangled), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Other: Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Specialty Paper: Yupo
Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!) 


Tracey McNeely said...

No you are and this card is! xo

Bobby said...

The bright colors, their placement and blend made a very artistic card, Lisa, one I'm sure your brother will love. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

Aileen said...

This is awesome, love that burst of colour. Stunning

Kim S said...

Amazing background and so perfect for the sentiment!