Friends of Unity Blog Hop - Coffee, Tea or Cocoa September 2022
I am so happy to be back again to hop along with the Friends of Unity! Did you hop over here via Eileen's blog? If not - check it out! you can go back to see what she created here!
This month I have to tell you - I am currently away visiting my daughter and her family on the West Coast and after a very long year this gramma finally gets to hug her grandson....so this post is short and sweet... I have more hugs to get before my vaycay is over :(
Before I left I had time to play along with our cue - this month's inspiration is Coffee, Tea or Cocoa!
Unity is filled to the brim with fantastic stamps featuring these tasty bevvies. I designed 2 cards before I left - here's card # 1.
This kraft card features Coffee Queen from Unity and I played a little with some Copic coloring and a fave technique of mine , using "fake alcohol ink". I simply used my Copics in browns/neutrals and set down color on vellum, and then dropped rubbing alcohol on it and watched the magic unfold.
It's. That . Simple.
This card really is a beauty when you see it up close. I am still perfecting coloring on kraft - I love the effect.
Up next a super fun card using some great patterned paper and a sketch by Crystal from awhile ago. I inked up an itty bitty called Cup of Tea - and a wee bit of coloring is all it took for this design.
Thanks so much for popping in! Next up is Kim!
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace, Love n Ink
Such beautiful cards, Amber! Love your coloring on kraft and that awesome faux background! Amazing! Your tea card is so cute! Love them both!ReplyDelete
oooooh love the alcohol inked background! it's amazing!ReplyDelete
My goodness, Amber! The card with the faux alcohol ink is phenomenal! The way you colored the coffee mug oh my my!!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards, beautifully coloredReplyDelete
Love what you did with the inks on the vellum; came out just as yummy looking as I know a great cup of coffee tastes! lol And that pretty, colorful paper is so lovely and perfect for the little tea bag.ReplyDelete
Two fun cards, thanks for sharing the technique using vellum, the result is fab. Enjoy the rest of your time with your loved ones!ReplyDelete
The background on your first card is especially neat! The tea card is really cute!ReplyDelete
Wait what? That simple inking is fantastic. I'd love to see a video on that! Gorgeous gorgeous background, whew the movement is terrific! Happy Fall!ReplyDelete
Great cards Amber, and thanks for the colouring tipReplyDelete
Amber your cards at stunning! The background on that first one is just WOW!!!!ReplyDelete
I love the little tea bag!ReplyDelete
Great cards! That faux alcohol ink background is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Lovely cards andReplyDelete
I love the first one
with the fake ink!
Carla from Arizona
Beautiful cards,! I always look out for ways to use my patterned paper and you coloring on kraft is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your visit with family and especially your grandson! Your cards are both beautiful but the faux alcohol ink background is just gorgeous. I've never heard of this technique but am eager to give it a try now.ReplyDelete
Wow your first card is stunning! I love the image and your coloring and choice of colors. Also I have never heard about this background technique. I can't wait to try this - it looks incredible. Your second card is so pretty. The card design and the pattern paper is so cheerful and happy!ReplyDelete
The faux alcohol ink background is amazing. Both of your cards are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and cute cards. I like the background on the first one.ReplyDelete
All so beautiful, thank you for the inspiration! The one with fake alcohol ink is stunning!ReplyDelete
Pretty cards! I love the cup and tea bag images you used. Great technique with the fake alcohol ink effect!ReplyDelete
Your fake alcohol ink looks fabulous! Love your cards!ReplyDelete