Friday, January 27, 2017

Archival Ink Resist on Yupo

My January Club Stamp kit "Color Me Happy" has arrived. There was Yupo Paper in the kit to play with. I had Yupo paper but had not done anything with it yet until today.  I watched a Tim Holtz video where he demonstrated the Yupo paper with alcohol inks.  He showed a technique where you stamp with archival ink over the alcohol ink background and immediately wipe the ink off to create a resist on the background.  Here is how mine turned out.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Alcohol ink background on Yupo with Archival ink resist, Club Scrap Stamps and Paper.
I have more Yupo paper to play with.  I'm loving this technique and how the alcohol inks work on this paper.  I'm linking this card up with the Club Scrap blog hop linky.  Come check out the great ideas from the design team.  I am also linking it up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cards in Envy Pink and GrayChallenge

The new challenge over on the Cards in Envy Blog is for cards made with pink and gray colors.  This color scheme was perfect for the Club Scrap French Flea Market  kit  (March 2016).

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge, Club Scrap French Flea Market

I used Ranger Tattered Rose Distress ink to color the background paper and around the stamped thank you design.  Come check out what the other design team members came up with for this color challenge.  Then link up your pink and gray card on the Cards in Envy blog.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Cards in Envy Snowbird Challenge

Happy New Year and Welcome to the new challenge at Cards in Envy.  We are looking for cards with snow, snowmen or snowflakes but be sure to add a bird to your card.  I almost feel like this is a cheat card because no stamping was involved.  I ran the card through a snowflake embossing folder and used this beautiful image and sentiment from the Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" paper pack, added a few red stickles to sparkle it up and done!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Graphic 45 Time to Flourish.

Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with for their snowbird cards on the Cards in Envy blog.  Your cards can be any size or shape but not lumpy bumpy cards - they need to fit in a mailing envelope.  Here's a great Irish quote for the New Year.

"In the New Year may your right hand be stretched out in friendship but never in want."

Happy Crafting!