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6/08/2016

CAS Mix Up - with DI Lifting Technique

Hello and Welcome! This afternoon's card has a technique done by Jennifer McGuire called Distress Ink Lifting. Finally had a chance to try this, and while my technique is not as polished as Jennifer's, I was pleased with the final result. There's a new CAS Mix Up Challenge for June, so I'm hoping this will work for that challenge.


Here goes:



- Inked an old wooden block hydrangea with versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum on white cardstock. Direct to paper with DI Blueprint Sketch....lots of ink...many times going over the piece. When it would dry, it looked way too light to me, for any lifting to be apparent. Then used DI Wilted Violet a couple of times, still not dark enough, so back over with Seedless Preserves. This finally looked dark enough to try to lift some ink.

- aqua brush touched to petals, leaves, lifting, blotting, until some of the color was removed.

- Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames die cut the frame, which was embossed with the liquid platinum. This die was not long enough so extended the cut by moving the die before reaching the 'end' of it, reversing the die to get the length required, and finished the cut. Then embossed. Frame adhered over the inked cardstock.

- white card front EF is a Darice dots.  Tiny tag is an Mini Square Tags Die Set by Impression Obsession, stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement using an old wooden block stamp that just fits the dies in this IO set.

- Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear droplets added and called it finished. Hope you like this. I think I shall try this technique again, with some of the other DI darker colors. I really liked the liquid platinum embossing with the dark blue-purple.

Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Hope you'll join in at June's CAS Mix Up Challenge. Hugs

36 comments:

Pia S said...

Gorgeous blue color, looking amazing with the gold, love the effect of the lighter shaded details. Wow! This I must try!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, What a stunning card.

Hope you are enjoying your week. Sue

Daffodil Cards said...

Initial reaction on opening this post was WOW WOW WOW, this is a wonderful result from playing with colours. LOVE it.
Faith
x

Sammy said...

Oh wow, that is so beautiful! I just adore the addition of the dew drops. Perfect touch.
I went and visited Jennifer's video, and I really wish I hadn't now, because I fell in love with the stitch die set, and I can't find them over here anywhere! *sob*

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous creation, love the stamp and the beautiful colour.

Kath x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Stunning card Mary - Really love that technique! Thanks for the explanation. I agree the blue hues look fabulous with the platinum frame.

Jean said...

Fabulous card Mary, gorgeous stamp too. This looks like a lovely technique and I love gold embossing.
Jean x

Olga Fink said...

Oh wow! this is fantastic! and what a fantastic color!
xoxo Olga

Brenda said...

Oh my this is just beautiful Momma Mary! I so want to give this technique a try too, but haven't yet. I love how much "lift" you got, this stamp is stunning and I love how you framed it using that scalloped/stitched die, so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

LOVE this card Mary. The background colour is so saturated and beautiful with the layering of colours. And it looks amazing with the liquid platinum heat embossing flower image and frame. LOVE that colour of embossing powder. The tag is sweet. Great card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, brilliant and so elegant card!! I have already seen times ago this technique by Jennifer, and love it! You have made a fab work with the platinum embossing, it looks great with the dark blue ink! I also love the hidrangea stamp and the linear frame! Really a very elegant and beautiful work and the tag is a pretty detail!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Mary and the Platinum EP is great with that really inky blue background and the colour lifting has worked wonderfully. I love the tag for the sentiment too. x

Bonnie said...

Love the platinum embossing with this dark blue! Great job on the color lifting and embossing the frame to match! So glad you shared the with us at CAS Mix Up!

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! What a powerful effect! Love the highlights you created by lifting the color off! Mary, this is gorgeous! How neat that you used direct to paper too. Hand coloring takes forever. This is SO elegant and love the frame!

Sheila H said...

You worked hard on this card Mary, and your efforts had a marvelous outcome. The embossing really pops. Love the details. Thanks for explaining how you made it.

aussie aNNie said...

wow factor of a card Mary, this is just stunning and love that blue/.xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just gorgeous- the gold embossing makes this card look so elegant! Love the gorgeous frame you added too.

LesleyG said...

Strikingly elegant card, and thanks for sharing your steps, it really helps to know what worked and how, so that we can all try. It's a very pleasing technique xxx

Gerrina said...

A fun technique to do...and with these colours and a hydragene a beautiful card! Enjoy your hopefully sunny day!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful stamp. Love it!
Valerija xx

Maxine D said...

Mary this is a really dramatic card - love what you have done - so glad you perservered with the inks to get to the colour depth you wanted.
Blessings
Maxine

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Mary, hope you're well!!!!
Going through all the blogposts I've missed out during the three weeks I've been busy with other stuff, and I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog so much!!! Have looked at all your cards you posted since I last visited and was again impressed with all the wonderful techniques you use so often, to make your stunning cards!!! You have a great talent to work with lovely bright colours, too and you use lovely die-cuts so beautifully!!!! What a feast for the eye you always create!!! Will be a regular visitor again now, and leave some luv on all your posts!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hugz

Barb said...

Wow Mary this card is a real stunner. That's such a beautiful stamp and I absolutely love your background colour. I have that inkpad and seldom think to use it. I can see it's perfect for this technique as it's such a rich colour and with the wilted violet. I LOVE it! Barbxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Mary!! The hydrangea looks amazing!! I love the technique you used!! It's so elegant and beautiful!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Team Clark said...

What a pretty effect! Love the hydrangea stamp (my fav flower)! TFS, Autumn

Sarah said...

This is fantastic Mary, love the opulent regal colours teamed with gold xx

Donna Ellis said...

Ohhh! Your watercolor lift technique is beautifully done, Mary! Your stamp and colors are gorgeous! Hugs, de

Stampsnob. said...

I will be giving this technique a go . Your attempt is lovely .................Lis

Donna said...

What a beautiful effect this technique gives. I love your card. Great color and a fun design. Have a wonderful weekend!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed and color lifted hydrangea Mary. So elegant and stunning. So pleased you were able to join CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Pippa said...

Lovely effect Mary and works so well with the hydrangea stamp. I can see this technique working well with a lot of different floral images.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mary, this is just divine!! I love the embossing, it just looks so elegant on the dark background! The frame, the bling and the little tag...love love love!! Just curious, do you live in Carolina? When I open your blog every day, just for a split second, I'm like...who is Carolina? haha! Silly brain. hugs :)

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning Mary, lovely image and colours, musthave a look at this technique, Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is really gorgeous. That ink lifting is rather subtle but I like the effect. I can see where you have to go in for deep rich colors for it to work.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is beautiful Mary. The rich blue and gold work together beautifully, great job. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Sandra :) x

Anita in France said...

Bold, dramatic and beautiful, Mary ... positively regal! Hugs, Anita :)