Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mother Day Blog Hop

Happy Saturday, stamping friends!
Welcome to Team Stamp It April Blog Hop. The theme is Mother's Day and I decided once again to use my favorite stamp set -  "Birthday Bloom".
I absolutely love this rose image. BUT! I miss my blendabilities to color it. Well, I know I can use watercolor paper, but I do not always want to use that heavyweight paper on my cards. How about making my own kind of alcohol ink?
This was so easy and quick! Just add few drops of reinker to the block, lightly dilute it with alcohol and start painting! Start as light as possible and add more colors! It is just amazing - the effect is the same as blendebilities: whisper white paper stays nice and smooth and you can create many shades with just one reinker color. For this card I used Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive reinkers. I liked the striped background of the card abowe but did not have any left in Blushing Bride color. So I decided to paint my own paper as well:
Made several in Pool Party and Blushing Bride. Loved this technique so much, and was keep painting:
 I am bringing those cards as swap for On Stage Stampin Up! even in Salt Lake City. This card is also April "Thank You" card for my customers.

Which One is your favorite background? Please leave me a comment and you will have a chance to win Watercolor Wishes Card kit:


Check other great projects from talented ladies:
Give this technique a try!

Happy Stamping!

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65 comments:

  1. Love the technique. Beautiful

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  2. #stampitcontest Love, love, love the colors!

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  3. #stampitcontest. Love your use of color and techniques to do the stripes. Will have to try this. Beautiful. Thx

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  4. #stampitcontest. Love it! Cute

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  5. Great card and can't get enough of that striped background paper. Pink is my fave I think.

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  6. Beautiful card! I think I like the blue background best. :) #stampitcontest

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  7. Thanks for the great technique. #stampitcontest

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  8. I love the colors! #stampitcontest

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  9. Love this stamp set. Very pretty! Georgia

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  10. Great tips for coloring. Love your cards.

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  11. I like the pink background. #stampitcontest

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  12. FABULOUS. Great Alcohol Tip.
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  14. LOVE the backgrounds on all three cards, especially the two you did with the re-inkers. My favorite is the pool party because it causes the Birthday Blooms image to "pop". Your cards are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your creativity and the chance to win a kit I've been drooling over. #stampitcontest

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  15. #stampitcontest beautiful card

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  16. Oksano, great cards! Thanks for sharing the technique. I like pool party version slightly better, although both are beautiful.

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  17. Thank you for sharing the painting method. I'm going to copy that! #stampitcontest

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  18. #stampitcontest
    Love this technique, tfs! Very beautiful card.
    Christine Shannon

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  19. #stampitcontest Never thought about using alcohol. Great idea!

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  20. #stampitcontest
    What a great idea to use alcohol. Your card is so pretty!

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  21. So pretty! Thanks for sharing! #stampitcontest

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  22. #stampitcontest
    Beautiful card and wonderful idea using the alcohol with the re-inkers. Love it!
    Elaine

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  23. #stampitcontest I like the more green background. It lets the rose stand out more

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  24. #stampitcontest
    Thank you Oksana for sharing your creativity! Love the idea of making your alcohol ink & painting your stripes.....beautiful!!! Just might have to case this!

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  25. The "watercoloring" turned out nice.

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  26. #stampitcontest. Super cards - love them!

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  27. Thanks for sharing the technique.

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  28. I love Birthday Bloom too! Great idea to use the alcohol...I will need to try that. #stampitcontest

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  29. I love Birthday Bloom too! Great idea to use the alcohol...I will need to try that. #stampitcontest

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  30. #stampitcontest never tried the alcohol before I love the effect.

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  31. #Stampitcontest I love them both but if I had to pick just one it would be the pink one.... Tfs hugs

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous...great alcohol tip, thanks! #stampitcontest

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  33. I love this card! I love the blushing bride and pool party but I guess pool party would be my favorite of the two. #stampitcontest

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  34. Very pretty card...love the alcohol technique. #stampitcontest

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  35. Pretty cards. Love the cutout and the ink tip good idea! #stampitcontest

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  36. #stampitcontest - great idea for the alcohol coloring.

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  37. Beautiful card and love the tip on the alcohol. #stampitcontest

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  38. Beautiful cards! I love the Pool Party stripes as a background. Great color combo and lovely rose stamp!
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  39. Love this technique and the card is beautiful! #stampitcontest

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  40. Both cards are great but I lean towards the pink stripes. :) thanks for sharing that technique! #stampitcontest

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  41. #stampitcontest
    Great idea to make your own ink! The flowers are beautiful and the colors in the card really compliment them.

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  42. I AM 84 YRS OLD AND I WANT TO MAKE CARDS AS LOVELY AS YOURS. I ESPECIALLY LOVE YOUR CARD DONE WITH BLUE STRIPES. IT IS JUST GORGEOUS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GOD GIVEN TALENT. #STAMPITCONTEST.

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  43. Wonderful tip about using alcohol in the aqua painter!! Beautiful "painting"!! #stampitcontest

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  44. You are brilliant...thanks for the tip on the blendabilities substitute!
    #stampitcontest

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  45. #stampitcontest Love your card. I want to do some water coloring too.

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  46. #stampitcontest. I love watercoloring!!

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  47. More lovely cards from you. #stampitcontest

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  48. #stampitcontests
    You used some of my favorite colors. Just beautiful

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  49. #stampitcontest Very pretty cards. I like both colors and I will need to try this alcohol ink technique.

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  50. #stampitcontest Ooh! Such "pretties"! I love flowers! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  51. Love your painted paper! Must try soon! #stampitcontest

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  52. Wow, love your Birthday Blooms! Great coloring. #stampicontest

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  53. I can not wait to try this technique! Did you do a video? Did I miss it? :)

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  54. I also love making my own background paper, I love the trick with alcohol in the waterbrush! #stampitcontest

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