Sunday 3 November 2019


Good Morning
Trying something new again.  Playing with this gorgeous snowflake as well.

So here's what I did.
I got a piece of Yupo paper and positioned the snowflake mask over it.  For those of you that don't know what Yupo paper is, it is a plastic coated product that works great when using Alcohol inks.
Next, I put on some rubber gloves then I took a baby wipe and squeezed some Ranger Alcohol inks onto it then pressed the baby wipe over my mask.  I kept pressing and pressing being sure to get into all the little nooks and crannies.  
Using a new baby wipe, I applied another colour in the same way, removed the mask, then set it aside to dry. I cleaned my mask right away using some Ranger Blending solution.

I die-cut the sentiment with some heavy white cardstock twice and glued the two pieces together for stability.  I presses the sentiment onto my Versamark ink pad then sprinkled on some silver embossing powder and heat set it with my gun.
I glued the sentiment over the snowflake background, then added a few sequins and glued it all onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- none
Inks- Ranger Alcohol inks; Versamark
Paper- Yupo; heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Big Snowflake (A Colorful Life Designs); Merry Christmas die (Creative Expressions);
 silver EB powder; heat tool; silver sequins; baby wipes


cuilliesocks said...

This is so beautiful Karen, such subtle shades and I love the fab die cut greeting, Kate x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, Karen, Jo x

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic technique, Karen! Thanks for explaining your process so thoroughly. It’s beautiful and soft! Hugs, de

Pat said...

What a brilliant way to use a mask with alcohol inks Karen, and not something I would have thought to do, but it looks great and the colours are so pretty. x

Mac Mable said...

Such a wispy and unique effect and what a fun technique. I suspect it was good to wear the gloves?....LOL x The stencil/mask looks amazing x

Viv said...

Simply awesome Karen... I note that you instructed 'put on the rubber gloves' - something I only remember when I have covered myhands (desk and anywhere else) with ink!

Lori m said...

Gorgeous card, stunning background, hugs, Lori m

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love your background. What a great way to use AI's.

Bonnie said...

What an awesome technique, Karen! I love the colors surrounding the snowflake and the bold silver sentiment! Wow!

Loll said...

Hi Karen. I can't believe I had to go back to the start of November to see the cards I missed. Sorry about that ... life gets busy. So happy to have some time to see all the amazing creations you've made since then. Starting with this gorgeous card ... what a fabulous technique. I love the soft look of adding the alcohol inks with a baby wipe. Beautiful mix of colours. I have to give this a try! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much for the beautiful card and wishes. xx