Sunday, November 18, 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card


Hi there blog friends ~ 
Several weeks ago, my Fusion teamie Michelle Lupton invited me to join her for her annual 'Challenge me a Christmas Card Series'. Michelle invites a guest to challenge her with a Christmas card theme, product or technique, then she and her guest post their interpretation of the challenge...

I've been eager to try the Alcohol Lift Ink Technique again, and Michelle agreed. I found an old Hero Arts stamp set with lots of details and created this card:


I started by inking the background from the top about 1/2 way down, and when dry I added the falling snow with Glimmer Paste. Then, I used alcohol ink on Yupo Paper in 2 colors and applied alcohol lift ink to the stamps. On screen, it looks a bit like emboss resist, but in person, the effect is rather unique. I wanted to keep the card as CAS as possible, so I fussy cut the trees, die cut the snow drift, and added the sentiment...and that was it :)

If you would like to learn more about this technique, Jen McGuire has a blog post and video tutorial...Here ~

I would like to take a moment to thank Michelle for inviting me to play along in her Challenge me a Christmas Card Series...I had a lot of fun creating my card and can't wait to see what Michelle created with this technique!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Trees; MFT - Birdie Brown Greetings Galore
Dies: MFT - Surf & Turf (snowdrift)
Ink: Alcohol Ink - Pistachio, Turquoise; Versafine Onyx Black; Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass
Misc: Tonic Nuvo - Glimmer Paste (Moonstone); SSS - Falling Snow Stencil; Tim Holtz - Alcohol Lift-Ink, Yupo Paper

14 comments:

Michelle Lupton said...

Fabulous - I love the soft green you've used, and the snowflakes in the background! Thanks so much for being my guest! 😊

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Barb - think i have those trees somewhere - will have to resurrect them!

I Card Everyone said...

Your technique is one I've not tried either … YET! I love the look, and your card, and its colors are fantastic, Barb. btw your snow is much more to my liking than the stuff I get... lol
=]

Cat Craig said...

Barb, what a lovely green your trees have. This looks like a cool technique. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful blues Barb and wonderful sparkly stenciled snow. You've made me want to pull out my Yupo and alcohol lift, great inspiration.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful sparkly snowy background for your gorgeous Alcohol lift fussy cut trees, Barb. I love how your lift technique turned out. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

Beautiful card Barb. And great work with the alcohol ink lift! Your trees are so pretty and the design is so pretty from where the ink was lifted. Great card with your shimmery falling snow in the background. xx

lostinpaper said...

So bright and pretty Barb, love how the ink gives a subtle pattern!

Cindy C. said...

Nicely done!! Those trees are wonderful!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I haven't had the same luck with the Lift Off ink but after seeing your card, I'll have to give it another shot! ;)

Anita in France said...

How fabulous, Barb ... a beautiful blend of softness and shimmer in the background sky ... contrasted with the cool, graphic look of those 'lifted' Christmas trees ... fresh and lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Virginia Lu said...

Love your Alcohol Lift Ink in this, Barb! Love the minty colors! Wish you and family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Karren said...

Alcohol Lift Ink was such a great idea for a challenge, Barb, and your card is just gorgeous! Great job!

Bonnie said...

This is even prettier in person, Barb! Thank you!