8/12/2017

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - you inspire me

The CAS Mix Up August Challenge is Alcohol Ink.



I didn't have any alcohol ink, but as soon as I saw the beautiful cards of the Design Team, I knew I wanted to try it. So I ordered supplies online at the beginning of the month. 
I received only Yupo paper this week, and was notified the inks would be delivered next week. (Sigh...) I watched all the tutorial videos provided on the CAS Mix Up page, and I was ready to dip my fingers in the ink! 😉
Being impatient as I am, I drove to a Michaels and bought an ink kit after all.


I used all the inks included in the kit (Red, Blue, Yellow, and Gold), and made my debut with these alcohol ink backgrounds:


Top: I used a straw and blew the inks.
Bottom: I dripped the inks on the Yupo paper, spritzed with a lot of blending solution, and pounced the blending solution and the gold ink with a cotton ball.

It was intriguing to see the totally different results using the same colors of ink!

I used the top background, and made this card today.


I die-cut the rectangular panel, heat-embossed the sentiment in gold, and raised the panel with foam tape.


 Close up:


Stamp: Perfect Words (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Yupo (Ranger), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Alcohol Ink (Red Pepper, Stream, Sunshine Yellow, Gold - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Embossing Powder (Gold Rich Pale - Wow)

Thank you for visiting me today!

22 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Hikedo. I love that combination of colours. It's fun to experiment!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! It IS fun to experiment, isn't it? Hideko

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  2. Oh wow! This is so artsy! What a whiz you are with the alcohol inks! :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Jen! Doesn't the white frame make the AI background look artsy (even though they're actually just blobs)? ;-P Hideko

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  3. Stunning Work of Art, Hideko! I love how you framed your beautiful alcohol ink background and added your sentiment. TFS your 2nd alcohol background too for a future card. Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Nancy! Yes, I made a card using the 2nd alcohol background this afternoon, so I'll take pictures and share it very soon. :-) Hideko

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  4. So happy you were motivated to get those inks!!! Your card is AWESOME! So artsy and creative. Great job, Hideko. Love the framing. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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    1. Thanks so much, Loll! I'm so happy that you and your team inspired me to get the inks. I fell in love with this technique, and I'm sure I'll enjoy doing it more when I receive more inks! Hideko

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  5. Hideko, I love the colours you used, the frame really makes it look like a piece of art. awesome effect with the straws. AI's are so much fun :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Christine! I used the AI kit, so I had no choice in the ink colors, but it worked well for me after all. :-)

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  6. I love those vibrant colours! And framing it so that there was an outer edge still showing really makes them stand out! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan, for your kind comments! I thought showing the colors on the outer edge would make the card look brighter. :-) Hideko

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  7. Wow, Hideko! This is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see what you do when you get the rest of the inks! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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    1. Thanks so much, Bonnie! I hope to make another card with the new inks before Aug 24! Hideko

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  8. what a bright and beautiful background you made with your AI's Hideko! The white framing really makes you focus on the colors! THanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

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  9. Wow! You framed a masterpiece, Hideko! Those colors are so bold and beautiful and I love the pops of gold!

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna! I enjoyed experimenting new inks. :-) Hideko

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  10. Love the modern colours and the contemporary look and the layout of this fabulous card x

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  11. Wow, this looks like/is a framed work of art! Love it!

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