Tuesday 9 October 2018

Let's Be Grateful

Hello and Welcome
This weekend we celebrated our Canadian Thanksgiving.  
It was so great to have family and friends with us to enjoy and be grateful for all we have.  
Here is a card I created for some special friends.

So onto my card.
I just recently picked up some Alcohol Lifting Ink by TH Ranger and wanted to try it out.
When using it, you add alcohol inks onto a piece of Yupo or photo paper and stamp using the ink to lift the colour.  Then, you stamp onto a regular piece of cardstock to transfer the ink from the stamp you just used on the alcohol inked panel.  You are then left with 2 backgrounds, one on Yupo and one on regular cs.  I am just showing one of them today.
This is the one I got from the transfer and is stamped on heavy cardstock.  I love how the colour blends look and the faint ink areas make the leaves and flowers look so artsy.
When the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment in the center and clear heat embossed it to help make it pop.
I mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock and then onto a plain white card.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Feeling very grateful and appreciate that you took the time.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS on Friday- THANK YOU
Shopping Our Stash- GIVING THANKS
Happy World Cardmaking Day by SSS- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Be Grateful (Impression Obsession)= Leaf Prints (TH)
Inks- Alcohol Ink Lifting (Ranger)= Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti= inked alcohol bkg= clear eb powder= heat tool


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen and also your card under
Gr Karin

Mimi said...

Ooh... sho glad you posted that close-up-- your colors are gorgeous! I do like the artsy look, but it's also very natural, like wet leaves on the sidewalk. Thank you for getting us started right at Shopping Our Stash!

Christine Alexander said...

the whole effect is gorgeous Karen, I love the mix of colours and you are right the leaves look very artsy as partial prints :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a Beautiful background and colours, also love your sentiment.
Will catch up asap

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Karen, what a gorgeous card, love the leaves in those crisp colors and the lovely sentiment.
Thank you for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again soon.

Tammy L said...

This is stunning! I really love your color scheme and the leafy background is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff this week and I hope we see you again!
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

Debbie said...

wow just wow - lovely colours

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Karen, I love the sentiment and it's just brilliant as the focal point of the card, fabulous inky background, Kate x

Pat said...

The ink lifting technique has worked beautifully with the wonderful leaves, and then one of your many brilliant sentiments so nice and shiny with the clear embossing over the top, and such a pretty blue layer to complement it. x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful transfer of ink, Karen! Love these leaves! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones surrounding you.

Loll said...

Great work with the alcohol lift Karen. You've got one amazing card with what is basically leftover ink. So cool! I love the colours, images and design. The large sentiment is so sweet. I'm sure your friends were thrilled to get this card! Looking forward to seeing the AI panel that this design was "lifted" from. :) xx

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful result using the lift technique Karen! such a pretty mix of colors and a lovely quote!

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous and unique effect with the lift off technique. Wonderful colours, great sentiment and looking forward to seeing the other card too. Glad you had a lovely Canadian Thanksgiving with family and friends x.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great card Karen - love the soft images you have achieved with the technique.

Lori said...

This is a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

missgailly said...

As always another GORGEOUS card. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours!
Thanks for "giving thanks" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

Viv said...

Awesome card here Karen, I love the colours you used and such great wording too ;) hugs Viv xx