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:


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Happy Stamping!

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65 comments:

mbchoj said...

Love the technique. Beautiful

denice said...

love it #stampincontest

SuzanneK said...

Nice use of color

Kathy said...

#stampitcontest Love, love, love the colors!

Unknown said...

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

Mary Coe said...

#stampitcontest. Love it! Cute

GramCandy said...

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

Janice said...

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

Lisa Butler said...

Thanks for the great technique. #stampitcontest

Margie said...

I love the colors! #stampitcontest

Georgia said...

Love this stamp set. Very pretty! Georgia

Unknown said...

Great tips for coloring. Love your cards.

Joyce H. said...

I like the pink background. #stampitcontest

nancyb said...

Beautiful! #stampitcontest

Unknown said...

FABULOUS. Great Alcohol Tip.
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Vickie said...
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Vickie said...

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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Unknown said...

#stampitcontest beautiful card

Chrystyna said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Chris said...

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

Angie said...

Pretty card.
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Angie said...

Pretty card.
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Nitae1952 said...

#stampitcontest Never thought about using alcohol. Great idea!

Melanie said...

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

Sandy Berghuis said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing! #stampitcontest

Elaine Max said...

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

Deborah said...

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

Amy Todd said...

#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!

Janet Headrick said...

The "watercoloring" turned out nice.

Chrystyna said...

#stampitcontest. Super cards - love them!

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing the technique.

Crystal said...

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

Crystal said...

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

Thoughts for the day said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Tonigirl212 said...

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

Unknown said...

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

DebbieG said...

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

Mary said...

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

Linda D said...

#stampitcontest - great idea for the alcohol coloring.

Unknown said...

Love your card. #stampitcontest

Unknown said...

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

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Pool Party stripes as a background. Great color combo and lovely rose stamp!
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Unknown said...

Love this technique and the card is beautiful! #stampitcontest

JenCz said...

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

meadowhillfarmct said...

I have to try this #stampitcontsr

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cindybearj said...

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

Unknown said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

Mom-Mom Gail said...

You are brilliant...thanks for the tip on the blendabilities substitute!
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Unknown said...

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

Rose Thygesen said...

#stampitcontest
Beautiful card!

Create with Bev said...

#stampitcontest. I love watercoloring!!

Phyllis said...

More lovely cards from you. #stampitcontest

Mary Blocher said...

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

KT said...

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

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

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

Tracy said...

Love your painted paper! Must try soon! #stampitcontest

Keri Brown said...

Gorgeous!!!!! #stampitcontest

Bianca said...

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

Crafty Clarke said...

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

Daydreamerdesigns226 said...

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