Hello there crafty friend!
Welcome to the September 2020 Friends of Unity Blog Hop!! We have a fun cue for this month...
Friendship!! Such a fitting cue for the Friends of Unity!
I love my crafty friends and the gals in the Friends of Unity are some of my dearest friends!
I created my cards with you all in mind!
I was inspired by the gorgeous fall card shared by Dana Gebhard Johnson in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group. She used a beautiful combination of alcohol inks to create a stunning background for her beautiful card. I didn't have quite the same colors but I sure had fun playing!! It's been along time since I pulled out the alcohol inks and got inky... literally, my finger tips were a mess! lol
I used Willow, Sunset Orange, Turquoise, Espresso, Copper Mixative, and lots of Alcohol Blending Solution on Alcohol Ink Yupo White Heavystock. I used Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide card stock for this card.
Some of the texture in this background is the fuzzies from the mini applicator felt... lol... I picked most of it off but left it on this one. I actually like the added texture. I used Early Espresso (again) and Tangerine Tango for this card.
I really love how this background turned out, but it's not my favorite...
This one is my favorite!! My husband said we should have framed them and hung them in the house. I almost said yes... but I wanted to share them.
There's a bit of that fuzzy texture in this one too, but the Copper Mixative really adds to the beauty in this one. The pictures don't quite show it, sadly. I used Early Espresso (yes, again) and Copper Kraft stock from Tim Holtz for this one.
For my last piece of yupo I also played with the Alcohol Lift Ink along with the gorgeous Thankful and Grateful Fall September 2018 sentiment kit. Actually, I used the sentiment kit for all of the cards... but I only used the leaves for this last card. I stamped the leaves on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card front of kraft with Wow Clear Embossing ink. I set it aside to dry because I just wanted the watermark effect.
I then stamped the leaves with Alcohol Lift Ink on my last alcohol ink panel... I love how it didn't lift the Copper Mixative on the card so there's drips and drops over the lightened leaves. Since this background was lighter, I went with a kraft card front rather than the darker Early Espresso and mat the background panel with the Copper Kraft stock. The sentiments were all stamped with Wow Clear Embossing ink and then I heat embossed Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder.
I'm really happy with how these all turned out! I hope you're inspired too!
Be sure to hop along and comment on each of the blogs for your chance to win one of the giveaways!
Let's get to the hopping...
Crystal <--- you're here
up next ---> Eileen
Thanks so much for supporting our little hop! We appreciate you so much!
See ya next time.