Friday, 26 May 2017

Abstract- No Stamping

Meet today's card.
No Stamping...can you believe it!!??
The challenge at Splitcoast today did it to me.  It's called, "Look Ma, No Stamping".
 So this is the very simple card I came up with. 

I started with a piece of Yupo paper.  It is unlike any paper as it is a synthetic, waterproof paper with unique qualities and ideal for using with Alcohol inks.  It has a plastic coating so when ink is applied, you never know what results you will achieve.  The ink goes where it wants.
I dropped Alcohol inks onto the paper and used some Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution to help move the inks around.  When dry, I cut the piece into panels and mounted them in an interesting layout on my card front.
I die-cut the 'smile' with heavy white cs then glued it over the panels.
Quick and easy card to make.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

 Stamps- NONE
Ink- Alcohol (Ranger)
Paper- Yupo; heavy white cs
Accessories and Tools- Blending Solution (Ranger), Smile Die (STAMPlorations), Cuttlebug


  1. Love this and I too love using yupo paper and the results are never the same. Fabulous no stamps card.x [aNNie]

  2. Oooh Karen, I adore the colours and the panels are a great design idea and the good sized white die cut sentiment works beautifully over the top. A fabulous card! x

  3. Wow ... so cool! Very creative, Karen!

  4. A fabulous card totally great colours Whiiii love love

  5. Fabulous!! Hardest part about this card for me, would be lining up the panels! Any tips/suggestions how you get them so straight?

  6. Fun card Karen. I too have been playing with Yupo paper and alcohol inks - it is addictive. But I did not experiment with dies so I will probably have to make some more cards and start die cutting.

  7. Oh wow! Love the colors of this.

  8. No stamping necessary, Karen! What a beautiful and interesting blend of colors!

  9. Glorious vibrant colours, Karen, and a great layout!

  10. It might be quick and easy to make but it is certainly stunning! The perfect way to use this gorgeous piece of Yupo paper!

  11. I love your artsy alcohol ink card, Karen. Cutting your piece into panels was a great idea. I will have to try sometime. TFS my friend and always inspiring me. Hugs...

  12. this is gorgeous Karen fab background you have made.
    Gr Karin

  13. awesome colours and love the layout of your AI panel.

  14. Th is a A wonderful creation !! It's just gorgeous!! Perfect is ggr right Word :)))
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to visit my blog}

  15. Unique and so eye catching. Great effect with those AI's x

  16. WOW, I love the colours and the abstract design.

  17. You made such a fantastic male card :-)) I like your "smile" die cuts.
    I am so glad you played along with us at The Male Room. Hugs, Andreja

  18. Wow Karen !! This is so unique and beautiful..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  19. Love that gorgeous pattern, Yupo looks like fun. Thank you for sharing your card with us at TMR.

  20. Karen, I love the watercolor pieces on this card. Your layering is very nice. Sylvia D.