Thursday, August 25, 2022

Altenew Get Inky with Alcohol Inks: Heat Embossing on Yupo

 

Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Altenew Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog hop! You should have arrived from the fabulous Theresa Calvird's Blog. However, if you're just stopping by you'll want to head over to the Altenew Card Blog so you don't miss any of the stops along the hop. Or chances to win! 

Altenew is generously giving away $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/08/2022.


I chose to work with the Lapis Lazuli set as well as the Fall Harvest set. Basically beautiful blues and subtle yellows. I mean how could I go wrong with these beauties! 
I laid down my alcohol inks on yupo paper along with some alcohol to get the inks moving. I tried to work in a gradient from  blue to yellow allowing them to mix for the pretty green tones. 


Once I was happy with my colors and the piece was entirely dry I got ready to heat emboss. Heat embossing on yupo paper is extremely tricky because Yupo isn't actually paper. It's made from polypropylene resin, which is essentially plastic. The heat required to melt the embossing powder can actually melt the paper itself. 


Start by treating your alcohol inked piece with an antistatic tool then stamp in embossing in. Yupo is slick so I like to use a stamp positioner but if you're using an acrylic block go straight down and straight back up to avoid smearing. Add your embossing powder, in my card I used white. Now here's some tips for making this work:

1. Preheat your heat gun so it's very hot 
2. Bring the gun to the paper but keep your distance. I'm talking at least 5-7inches 
3. Keep your heat gun moving at all times. 
4. BE PATIENT 
The process takes awhile because we are building up the heat slowly. 
5. Once you see some powder starting to melt bring your heat gun closer for a second, I mean one second, then quickly move away. 

It really is quite the dance but the results are worth it in the end! 


After the heat embossing cooled I die cut the flowers out with the companion dies and then arranged them over a panel I had stamped with the Pinstripe Background using Mountain Mist. 

You can see the entire process in the video below 


 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is the endlessly talented Michelle Short


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68 comments:

  1. I love your vibrant colors! I’m going to carefully follow your detailed instructions on how to emboss on Yupo.

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  2. Yupo is definitely getting added to my wish list now. I love the muted colors with a few pops of vibrant color.

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  3. I absolutely love how this turned out!!

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  4. I only know two people who have had such beautiful results heat-embossing on Yupo paper - and YOU are one of them, Kelly!! Go YOU - your card is so gorgeous!
    =]

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  5. Very pretty card. The blues are beautiful... tyfs :)

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  6. Love this. Great instructions!!

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  7. Great technique! Your card is beautiful.

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  8. I guess I need to buy YUPO paper. I'd love to make some pretty flowers like this.

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  9. Great set and lovely color combo!

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  10. Very elegant card! Thanks for the creative ideas.

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  11. Wow that embossed image looks great on the alcohol inked background!

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  12. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Gorgeous. I find I have better results with 91 to 99% isopropyl alcohol. The 70% has so much water that I get “beading “ which I don’t like

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  14. Gorgeous! I love the colors and thanks for all the tips with the heat embossing!

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  15. HOW COOL! Love the Alcohol inking on the flowers!

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  16. Well your explanation of how to heat emboss on the video was wonderful, now to see if I can actually succeed..💕 beautiful card!!

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  17. Your card is beautiful! I love the colors.

    Linda Abel

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  18. Gorgeous floral image die cut from your beautiful alcohol ink background, Kelly. TFS your video and heat embossing on Yupo tips too. Hugs..Nancy

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  19. Unbelievable how incredible this card turned out with this process of alcohol inks and Yupo paper. I have not tried it yet, thank you for the amazing inspiration! Blessed crafting! 😊

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  20. Lovely card! Thanks for the tips!

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  21. Hi Kelly! This card came out so beautifully! The colors are so vibrant! (Ukraine's colors, too.) These alcohol inks sure are a great price! I love how delicate your flowers look! I think the white embossing powder really helps with that aspect! Thank you for another great project!

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  22. I wasn’t going to get into alcohol inks. I you have changed my mind!

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  23. Very pretty design and color scheme for your card. Appreciate your helpful video too !

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  24. Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the pinstriped border!

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  25. Thanks for the embossing tips. Love the card

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  26. LOVE YOUR CARD. I'm going to try the embossing.

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  27. Thanks for sharing your lovely card! I’m too afraid to try the embossing on yupo, maybe when I have more experience with it.

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  28. This is such a cool card. I enjoyed watching your process in the video. Thank you for your explanations on Altenew alcohol inks & heat embossing on YUPO. The card turned out so beautifully!

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  29. Your card is so gorgeous. I love that yellow blue color combination and the soft green where they touch.

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  30. June from MinnesotaAugust 27, 2022 at 1:32 PM

    use alcohol ink refills for alcohol ink backgrounds....duh! why don't I think of this stuff???

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  31. Very nice card. Thanks.

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  32. This is beautiful Kelly! Thanks for the tips on how to emboss on the Yupo!

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  33. Another great card, Kelly! Love you channel, I watch and learn as often as I can.

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  34. Beautiful! Shades of blues! 💙

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  35. Never think about die cutting my alcohol ink projects. Always use for backgrounds. So pretty

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  36. Wow... I didn't know I could emboss on yupo. I love working with alcohol inks. Gorgeous card. 😍

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  37. This card is just beautiful!! And your embossing is something new to me on yupo. Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. Interesting, love what you created and your process explanation.

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  39. Wonderful card...

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  40. I love the embossing on there! It really seems to bring so much more attention to the florals.

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  41. Lovely colors and the final card is beautiful

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  42. Kelly...I have recently gotten into making alcohol backgrounds and wondered if yupo paper could be embossed seeing as I LOVE embossing. I am excited to use your tricks and try embossing onto my backgrounds. Thanks.

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  43. That is a stunning card. Cool technique!

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  44. Marisela Delgado said: Stunning card! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  45. I've never tried to emboss on Yupo. Thanks for your tips. I'm looking forward to making a card as pretty as yours.

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  46. Very nice!!! Heat embossing sounds kind of difficult but I think I may give it a try.

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  47. My favorite colors done up beautifully! Thank

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  48. Always love your videos. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I myself have a hard time using ink for backgrounds. I love these and hope to do it myself one day.

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  50. Yum! Really rich colors.

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  51. Love the colors and dimension. Perfectly balanced and visually pleasing.

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  53. Beautiful colors for buttercup die set!

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  54. I appreciate your explanation of using a heat gun to emboss on Yupo paper. Lovely card!

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  55. What a stunning and elegant card, Kelly. I have yupo paper and never used it. So inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. I love Altenew products...I guess I will have to try their alcohol inks.

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  57. So pretty. I like the colors.

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  58. Beautiful card. Great technique. Will have to try. Love the colors too. Thanks for the inspiration

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  59. Pretty color palatte & I'm going to try your techniques.

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  60. Dorothy Ayotte says: Love your card! And your video was great. You gave great tips on using Yupo paper, embossing on it, and gluing it. All the info on Altenew's alcohol ink and watching you use it was very helpful.

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