Sunday, August 29, 2021

Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for our Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop. I hope you find ideas and creative inspiration as you visit all of the blogs. We are a group of stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators working together to help each other build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach goals we have set. 

You may be starting here or have come from Tracy’s blog, isn’t she fabulously creative! You will find the links to all of our blogs at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. We really appreciate your support!

My good friend and downline, Laurie Russell, came over for a creative play date and we had such fun. She wanted to try the baby wipe technique and I had been wanting to try the Stampin’ Blends alcohol technique so we combined them and made a card using Gorgeous Leaves and Intricate Leaves Dies.

I’ll start with the Stampin’ Blends and Alcohol Inks:

I’ve heard that the higher the alcohol content of the Isopropyl Alcohol the better, so I grabbed my bottle of 91% alcohol. I also chose a dry water brush, three colors of Stampin’ Blends (Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and Granny Apple Green) and a 1/4 sheet of Vellum cardstock. 

I randomly scribbled with the brush end of my blends being careful to not overlap, I didn’t want to muddy the colors. NOT very pretty at this point.

Then I started adding taps of the alcohol cleaning my brush between colors;  the colors spread and I like the effect. It is a bit messy so be sure to have paper towels and a surface to work on. I gently tapped off the extra on the sides with my paper towel. I used the low setting on my heat gun to dry it.

It was a bit warped, but I cut it to card front size, minus 1/8” on all sides, and used my multipurpose glue to adhere to my Cajun Craze cardstock.

We added the same colors to a baby wipe, used that as our stamp pad, and stamped the leaf which we cut out with the dies; we also cut a leaf from the beautiful Be Dazzling Specialty Paper in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog (free with a $50 order), and one out of Granny Apple Green. I had a piece of the Be Dazzling paper left from another project and it had a scalloped edge, I used it as an accent for the sentiment which came from the Many Happenings Stamp Set.

To finish my card, I tapped my Wink of Stella on my bone folder for a bit of shimmer spatter on the card and added rhinestone gems.

I hope you enjoyed my project! I’d love to read your comments.

The next arrow will take you to Sue’s blog - you will love her project!

If you get lost on the hop, here is a list with the blog links:

Blog Hop Creator

Their Fabulous Blog Entry

Eva Dietz

Eva's Blog

Amanda Howard

Amanda's Blog

Kelly Taranto

Kelly's Blog

Nedine DuPree

Nedine's Blog

Tracy Byers

Tracy's Blog

Nancy Reynolds

Nancy's Blog

Sue Kremer

Sue's Blog

Julia Quinn

Julia's Blog

Tricia Butts

Tricia's Blog

Xenia Stanford

Xenia's Blog

Terry Montgomery

Terry's Blog

Janice Piechowiak

Janice's Blog

am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the United States and would be honored to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I am happy to help you with orders, online workshops, send you catalogs, or welcome you to my team, Nutsy's Stampers. 


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  1. I love this technique. Thank you for reminding me of how to do it!

    1. Thank you Xenia. It really is fun, as long as you can get past that "this is not cute" phase. LOL

  2. I'm scared of this technique, but you make it look so easy! Thanks for the tips, and the beautiful card!

    1. Thank you Kelly. It's a bit messy, but not hard. Enjoy giving it a try. :-)

  3. Nancy, your card makes we want fall here now! Just beautiful!

  4. Thank you Sue, I'm not really ready for fall, but the colors called out to me. :-)

  5. Nancy, thank you for creating your beautiful alcohol technique card. I appreciate seeing how big you made your dots before you added the alcohol. I've got to try that size next time.

    1. Thank you, this was my first try at the alcohol technique.

  6. THe baby wipe technique with these leaves is just stunning and combined with the alcohol technique is brilliant. Such a gorgeous card for the coming season. And doesn't the leaf die cut from the Be Dazzling paper look AH-Mazing!!! Gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you! I love the die with the Be Dazzling paper.

  7. love how you used both techniques. great card

  8. Love your use of alcohol to create the background. Such pretty colors make the autumn card think of cool evenings and falling leaves. Thank you for the beautiful card.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I am happy you liked it. :-)

  9. Your card looks nice and wonderful, have beautiful day.