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More Yupo


I really like the vibrancy of the colors. Alcohol inks on glossy paper tends to dry with edges between colors when directly applied where as the alcohol ink on Yupo paper, the colors bloom together and create soft blending of color.

Greeting by Rubbernecker stamps

Yupo paper and alcohol inks!


DSCF9845I recently discovered Yupo paper and it’s unique surface is perfect for Alcohol inks!

Watch for more cards coming soon…

Butterfly shaker card


Much the same as the card last week except I added more filler for more shaker fun.

Happy Birthday die is my favourite from Quietfire designs

Color Burst Butterfly

Silver heat embossed the Stampscapes butterfly on watercolour paper. Spritzed the paper with water and several colors of Color Burst dropped in.

Used a stitched rectangle die, and popped up the centre image with dimensional adhesive

Greeting from Phill Martin

Spring Blossoms


Using the Rubbernecker Watercolor Branch stamp I decided to make a cherry blossom tree reminiscent of Vancouver in the spring. I stamped the tree trunk and greeting with Staz on, and then I spritzed the top of tree stamp with water and stamped it several places, dropped in Alizarin Crimson Color Burst for the blossoms, and stamped a couple times to spread the pigment

Shaker card

Hero Arts Leafy vine stamp again on an Alcohol inked background but this time I made it a shaker card. I only used a small amount of filler as I didn’t want to overpower the silver embossing

The Congratulations die is from Elizabeth craft  and designed by Suzanne at Quietfire designs with her lovely script.

Hero Arts Leafy Vine stamp


An alcohol inked background with copper mixative in with the colors, then the Leafy Vine stamped with versa mark and heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

Congratulation greeting is from Scribbled Sentiments by Phill Martin. The borders are dies in a set by Spellbinders

I had seen a couple of different cards made by Kevin (Ozymndius) on Stampnation that I liked so I combined the ideas and came up with this card.

Clean and Simple


Distress Inks with water spots. Rubbernecker stamps greeting heat embossed in silver and a vellum butterfly

Going in Circles


I used a two step Rubbernecker floral stamp with Distress Stains then black for the second step and the Little B’s circle die cut set. In hindsight, I think I should have left the outside circle card base without the holes around the border

Tim Holtz Cityscape


I did not have a plan in mind and this card came together in fits and starts but I like how it turned out!