Monday 23 July 2018

Hugs & Kisses and Magical Birthday WishesCards

 Two cards tonight, both rather bright, my first a rainbow of colours my second an alcohol ink delight.

This first card is for dad, just to let him know I love him.
He still struggles through every day, some are good others not so good. As his dementia advances his understanding of life gets narrower and it is often like having a young child in the house again.
Luckily for me he still loves seeing my cards, so giving him something in the mail makes him feel good and makes me feel good too. Mind you, he will probably ring me about 6 to 8 times, to tell me he got the card each day, till Jessie puts it up on the wall with his collection.

So here we have a little sweetie from Penny Black, I stamped her a while ago on watercolour cardstock but it was just sitting there so I coloured her with Copics as they are so quick.

I quite like the effect as it looks like its watercoloured because the cardstock is so absorbent. Gave her a rainbow umbrella and after colouring the hearts I added some heart gems I have. Aren't they gorgeous.

To finish off I added the Hero Art 'hugs' (this die is from a Hero Arts monthly kit) die cut that is just so pretty. That was cut from silver mirror cardstock. Finished. So very easy and quick to do.

Now I have also been playing some more with my Alcohol inks on acetate. I just use the super cheap, thin acetate as I always end up adding to a card from or die cutting like I have done here.

I had four pieces A4 size going at the same time, each with different colours mixing. I squirt   isopropyl onto the acetate, then quirt out inks and use my hair dryer which is on low heat setting to move the inks around. I just keep going with different colours and adding more isopropyl until I am happy. My final round I try not to dry too much so I can add some gold foil. The more isopropyl added the better the gold foil sticks. (thats the golf foil you use for heat embossing through the Minc or laminator). Gives great effect.

I made this card from once piece I have added, pinks, purple, red pepper, blue and pale green.
I have die cut with the hexagon die middle size (sorry cant think of the brand right now) This one adds stitches on the die cut piece and the card outline. I have just used the die cut pieces in this instance.

There are three sizes, the smaller one was just that bit too small so I went the middle size and felt it ended up looking ok. But would have preferred next size down (probably what we would see in the card outline size. 

Anyway I decided I wanted to enter in a sketch challenge so I went with what I had and hoped people wouldn't feel it was too crowded. Each one I cut in acetate I also cut in white card to back it and show up the stitching and a layer of white funfoam to add depth.

the side strip also has the stitching on it (this one is from a set from MFT). Finished it off with the 'Magical' sentiment from Stamplorations and if you look at the 'a' and 'l' you can see wee little round double sided glue foam spots which I doubled up to make sure the word sat properly.

Stamped inside with birthday greeting.

Thats it, another two cards. I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hearing what you think.


Birthday Wishes card

Birthday Wishes Card

Birthday Wishes Card
2nd card -not with the topping.

Hugs & Kisses card

Hugs & Kisses Card

Hugs & Kisses card


Amy O said...

What a cool effect you've created with these beautiful colors of ink! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Love that splash of color! Beautiful card! And you little girl card is adorable! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Trina P. said...

Wonderful rainbow cards. The card for your dad is adorable... and your AI cards are bold and beautiful.

Karren said...

Two gorgeous cards, Aileen! The first one is so cute and your second is so very striking! How wonderful that your dad loves to get your cards - it's such a special bond.

I Card Everyone said...

You pique my interest with these alcohol inks on acetate, Aileen! The colors are just gorgeous! and so is that darling little girl - so glad she got to play, and is now treasured by your dad!

Jane said...

Love that it’s raining hearts on your rainbow inspired card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your cards are both AMAZING! Love your coloring on the first and design on the second! Great use of dies too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Heidi Weaver said...

Great cards, Aileen. I absolutely love that "Hugs" card with the sweet little darling standing with her umbrella while hearts rain around her. Great work colouring the image, too. This is an amazing card.

Darnell said...

You are such a great daughter, Aileen! So loving and thoughtful! I believe it will come back to you many-fold! Your sweet card for your dad made my eyes well up as I felt your love for him. And, WOW, your alcoholic design is out of this world gorgeous in those vibrant jewel tones!! Hugs, Darnell

Priya said...

Awesome card.

Creative world said...

Stunning CAS card and coloring,fabulous design…thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week,hop to see you again
Željka DT xx

Dandi93 said...

Cute card Aileen, Such a sweet image with the little hearts... I've never thought to use my alcohol inks on acetate... so pretty and such a good idea

Craft-E-Place said...

Two fabulous cards. The first one is so cute! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Ruth said...

The joy in making it is made up by the joy someone gets in receiving it. So lovely and kind! But you know how much I love your alcohol ink panels. I'm keeping mine safe for a good use :) xx

BożenA said...

Such a sweet card! Great picture dyeing and I love those shiny glass hearts. They do an excellent job on the card

Tracie Pond said...

Love how you colored your umbrella to resemble a rainbow and cute hearts. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie