Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Birthday


This was a for-fun card I created using alcohol inks and YUPO paper.  I was inspired to try this paper with alcohol inks after viewing Tim Holtz video about this.  I've used this paper with watercolors (you can see all the posts using this synthetic paper here), but not with alcohol inks.  I used Various Ink Copic refills for my card.

All of the dies used for this card are from the Balloons Step-Ups die set by Sizzix.  I started out by die cutting the base from white cardstock.  The rest is from the YUPO paper.  The really cool thing about this is you can layer the alcohol inks on top of each other or swirl them together.  All of this was from the same sheet of YUPO paper.  For the different colors, I either added a bit more ink or subtracted some ink (using rubbing alcohol) from what was already there.

This was so much fun to play around with.  I definitely want to do it some more.

10 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow this is fabulous Anne, I love those balloons and the fab colours
Kevin xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love it Anne! Never heard of YUPO paper. Will have to give it a look. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Kobular said...

OMG! Anne this is gorgeous! I love the marbleized balloons! Who wouldn't love to receive this birthday card in the mail! It is going to make someone's day!!

NanaConnie said...

Love the paper, Anne! It looks fantastic done with alcohol inks. Great card design.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is stunning!! I absolutely love, love the designs!! I haven't heard of YUPO paper but I'm on a quest now!! I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

great colours Anne and the balloons look amazing! Hugs rachel x

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Wow Gorgeous Anne ! I haven't Heard of Yupo paper ! I need this !!!!!

Lena's Creations said...

Wow, this is an amazing card. I'd never heard of YUPO paper before, will have to go visit my friend "Google" :-) Love the colours you used for this fun card. The balloon dies are super cute.
Hugs,
Lena

jimlynn said...

COOL looking technique with the Yupo paper. Love your card too Anne!
Lynn

nwilliams6 said...

I so want to try this technique!!! Super cool bg and card. Hugz