Monday, November 30, 2020

Simon Says - Focus On Alcohol Inks

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created a card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia, stamped on Tim Holtz Yupo Translucent, coloured with Ember, Fiesta and Gilded Alloy Alcohol inks and fixed to an alcohol ink background created with the same colours on Tim Holtz White Yupo. I also used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Sketched Greenery to add interest behind the poinsettia and Christmastime 3 for the sentiment.

I began by spritzing a panel of  5" x 7" Tim Holtz Translucent Yupo with Isopropyl Alcohol, added drops of Fiesta and Ember Alcohol Inks and moved around with the Air Blower. I added drops of blending solution and Gilded Alloy, went to work again with the air blower and finished with a very light mist of Isopropyl Alcohol.
For the background panel, I used Tim Holtz White Yupo and used the same method as above with only Fiesta and Ember Alcohol inks to create a lighter coloured background.
I inked the poinsettia image with Black Soot Archival and stamped on the background and masking paper and fussy cut.
With the mask in place, I stamped the image from Sketched Greenery with Vintage Photo Archival ink.
To darken the foliage, I repositioned the stamp ever so slightly and restamped with Black Soot Archival. I stamped the text from The Poinsettia randomly on the background inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival.
I returned to the Translucent Yupo panel and stamped the poinsettia image with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Simon Says Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. Yupo does not like heat but if you use the Ranger Heat It Tool which diffuses the heat and keep it moving, there will be little or no distortion of the Yupo.
I fussy cut the poinsettia, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte over the original stamped image. I stamped the sentiment from Christmastime 3 inked with Black Soot Distress Archival.
I added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint
I trimmed the panel down to 4.3/4" x 6.3/4" and fixed to a 5" x 7" white card blank the front of which I had covered with Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock.

Unfortunately the 3 stamp sets that I used for this card are OUT OF STOCK at Simon Says Stamp at the moment, but if you click the NOTIFY ME button on the Simon Says product page, they will e-mail you when they are back in stock.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store.

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Beautiful card kath and the colours are stunning


  2. that Alcohol Ink poinsettia is STUNNING - what a great idea.

  3. A truly stunning card Kath, those colours are incredible together and I just adore the gold embossed stamping! Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. Beautiful and so creative gorgeous colours gorgeous poinsettia love the print love all that you have done x

  5. Kath, your creation is just gorgeous! I tend to gravitate toward all of your designs, and this one is no exception. Spectacular!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Kath! I love it!

  7. Pinned this of's my new favorite of the season! LOVE every detail!!!


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