Thursday, December 20, 2018

Alcohol Ink Lift Poinsettia Christmas Cards

Here are the Christmas Cards I sent out to family this year. I LOVE Tim Holtz and Ranger Alcohol Ink and the new Lift Ink is sublime with the inks....just love the stuff...and without out these would be blah to me. I love the toile look, as that motif is in abundance throughout my home, as well as the buffalo check, so these were totally so me. Hope you enjoy!
I pounced four different colors of reds and grays onto White Yupo Paper.
I used poinsettias from three sets of Tim's stamps from Stamper's Anonymous, and stamped them onto the Yupo with the Alcohol Lift Ink. Then, I stamped the lifted images onto Distress Heavyweight Cardstock. I did this twice to ensure great images and lift. The stamp platform is essential in doing this so you have perfect placement every time. Finally, I laid a paper towel on top of the Yupo and stamped again to remove all the Lift Ink left behind, and this made perfect ghosted images.
I sewed and mounted the papers onto kraft, metallic, and colored cardstocks, and added layered ribbons as well. I used a toothpick and Silver and Gold Mixatives to add dots in the centers of the flowers and berries.
I die cut poinsettias using Gold and Silver Metallic Cardstock and more Distress Cardstock, and them embossed them with the coordinating Texture Fade. I also die cut the words from the same Metallic Cardstock.
I pounced on Pitch Black Alcohol Ink onto the silver poinsettias and Crimson on to the gold poinsettias, and then foam taped them all together.
Gun Metal and Tidings Stickles finished the centers of the poinsettias.
I had to finish these on the road, and so it was assembly line style, which was fun.
Thanks for stopping by again everyone. I'll be back again tomorrow.
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Oh wow these are gorgeous Anita, I love, love the effects of the lifted alcohol ink (I’ve yet t try the technique!!!) and your design is stunning in both colour ways. Merry Christmas xxx

  2. Your cards are beautiful! Merry Christmas, Anita.

  3. These really are fabulous - the reverse prints of the "toile" fabric look amazing both ways. I really love the version in black, it's so smokily mysterious. Amazing work with the Lift Ink technique - these are showstopping cards. I hope you kept a couple for yourself to match you own home decor!
    Alison x

  4. May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.

  5. Fabulous job, Anita! These are beautiful!

  6. These are gorgeous, Anita!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Your family must love receiving cards from you Anita, these are fabulous! I just love the red and white and the black is so very elegant. Of course I have pinned them... Hugs, Anne xxx

  8. Wow -these are stunners Anita!! Unusual combinations and very elegant! Wishing you a most Merry Christmas. Nicola x

  9. These are so incredibly gorgeous! Wow. I love the effect with the lift off pad. Such beautiful creations. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas! Hugs, Autumn


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