Friday 15 March 2019

Pink for Spring- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning
Meet today's card.  Another one for our fun theme at 

I'm playing with this fun Together flower stamp from Penny Black again and doing some more Alcohol Ink lifting.  The lifting is such a fun and easy technique to play with.
(To see the other card I made using this technique, go HERE)

I began with a discarded piece of Yupo paper that I had inked using Rangers Alcohol inks and blending solution.  A lot of times, I will do some inking then set it aside until I figure out what I will use it for.  The piece I had done used shades of reds and pinks so I thought it would be great to use with this stamp.
So, I placed the AI inked piece inside my Misti, positioned my flowers over it, then inked with Rangers Alcohol Lifting Ink and stamped.  This ink lifts the AI so you are able to transfer it to a piece of plain cardstock.  I took out the piece of Yupo then stamped the flowers onto a piece of plain white cardstock.  I cleaned off the stamp, put the pieces back into my Misti and repeated that process to get a good solid image transfer.  I was left with these pretty pink blossoms.  Having a stamp positioning tool makes this process the easiest but you don't have to stamp twice, I just like a darker finished image.
Next, I took my Simple Grid stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and added some pattern to the background using Spun Sugar Distress ink and a small sponge dabber.  I like that it added some interest and complimented the look of the flowers. 
 I placed the piece back into my Misti and stamped the PB Grateful sentiments then glued it onto a plain white card base.  I also added 2 pink pearls to the flower centers.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
As You Like It- DIES or STENCILS and WHY?
(stencils because it's so easy to add interest and texture)
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Together (Penny Black); Grateful Sentiment (Penny Black)
Inks- Ranger Alcohol Lifting; Distress- Spun Sugar (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tool- previously Alcohol inked piece; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); sponge dabber; 
Simple Grid stencil (A Colorful Life Designs)

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs


Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Karen. You really made that alcohol ink lift work for you.

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen and the lifting ink has worked beautifully, also the PB flowers lend themselves to this technique, and I love the grid stencilled in the background, and the bold black sentiment too. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is absolutely stunning. I love all the glorious pink and the pretty floral design.

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Karen, it's a gorgeous floral image and I love the colours, Kate x

Bonnie said...

These flowers are so pretty in the shades of pink, Karen! I still haven't tried the Alcohol Ink Lifter. I think I need to pull it out and give it a try!

I Card Everyone said...

Once again, Karen, you've shared something I'd never thought of, or heard of: lifting the ink to use somewhere else! You are just amazingly clever, my friend! and the end result is gorgeous!

Viv said...

The grid background works so well with these terrific stamps - love the colours!

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful result with the alcohol lift Karen. Lovely soft background and bold stand out sentiment.

Christine Alexander said...

such a beautiful ink lift, I need to pull mine out. the stencilling is a perfect addition :)

lynda said...

Ahhh..such a refreshing and lovely card, Karen! Simple with dimensional illusions with your inking technique, then with that fab background! Love it.

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!! I LOVE the background and those flowers are so pretty.

Mac Mable said...

So very pretty, wonderful feminine colours and what a stunning it x.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful card and perfect execution of the technique. Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Susan said...

Great use of the lifting ink! Beautiful vibrant colours and lots of added interest from the stenciling.

stampingbowd said...

Oh, be still my heart! The lovely pink!!! This is gorgeous!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love, love the bright colors on this card Karen, the grid behind the flowers is the perfect background for them.
The bold sentiment really pops.
Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week.

Brenda said...

I love that you stamped right over your stenciled background. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

Squirrel x said...

Thanks so much for sharing your really lovely piece with us for this theme, just a fabulous use of the stencils! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Karen. I love all the pink of course too and stunning flowers here also ;) hugs Viv xx