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Monday, September 24, 2018

STAMPlorations: CUTplorations Christmas Redux Blog Hop



STAMPlorations is having a CUTplorations Christmas Redux blog hop.

Visit the designers' blogs and leave comments for a chance to win one of two prizes: choice of two (2) Christmas word/phrase dies or a $15 GC to the store. Commenting closes October 5. Winner to be announced on October 10 in the September Winners post.

Below are my projects featuring CUTplorations dies. Both use alcohol ink backgrounds on Yupo paper. I just got some of these inks and have been experimenting with them. 


This first card background reminds me of the Northern Lights. I used the Stitched Winter Landscape die and the Warm Winter Wishes Phrase die.  I especially love the fonts used for the sentiment!

This next card was really hard to photograph - I used shiny gold cardstock to cut out the Peace Love Joy Phrase sentiment and Christmas Reindeer. I created the background by applying reds and grren alcohol inks to the Yupo paper, then applying Alcohol Blending Solution and blowing the ink around through a straw. When the ink spread the way I liked it I set it aside for a few minutes until I got some tacky spots. I then used a brayer to roll on gold transfer foil which stuck to the tacky areas. Pull off the foil and you have the gold in various random areas on the background. It looks a lot better in real life!!


Note:
From September 24 to October 8 (2 weeks) dies in the Christmas Dies section (https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Christmas-Dies-C376421.aspx) are 10% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can use my discount code STAMPGIRLHARRIET and get an extra 20% off.

23 comments:

  1. Wow..awesome cards with beautiful backgrounds..love it

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  2. Beautiful backgrounds on your lovely cards!

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  3. What fun backgrounds - perfect for for Christmas cards

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  4. I can just imagine all the yummy shine on
    your pretty cards.

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  5. wow your cards ROCK - love the vibrant colors on them:)

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  6. Love the look of the Northern lights on that first card. And you really got a good result using that method with the gold foil and alcohol inks. I need to do that again.

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  7. These are some vibrant and gorgeous cards!
    Those backgrounds are amazing! I love the gold foil on the 2nd card-thanks for telling us how you did it :-)

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  8. Gorgeous backgrounds on both these cards. Hugz

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  9. Such gorgeous cards! Great colors!

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  10. Your combination of alcohol ink backgrounds with these die cuts work so well together. tfs

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  11. Beautiful backgrounds
    on your cards!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Beautiful backgrounds to show off these awesome dies!

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  13. Oooo . . . your backgrounds are fabulous!!! They are the perfect backdrop for your cards!

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  14. Beautiful cards!!! Love the colors!!!

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  15. Awesome backgrounds on both of these.

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  16. Stunning work Harriet - nice work with the products - I like the background cut of the first card very much with the trees and house

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  17. Beautiful cards with stunning backgrounds.

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  18. I just love the first card with that dramatic background!

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  19. Amazing cards! Your alcohol backgrounds are fantastic and you highlighted them so beautifully.

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  20. I am all about vibrant colors so these cards are right up alley. I love non-traditional colors. Wonderful cards!
    Kate

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  21. Love this technique. They sure make awesome background for the word die cuts. Beautiful projects

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  22. Wow! Your cards are stunning and so eye-catching Harriet! I agree the first background does make you think of the Northern Lights. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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