Hi crafters. This card has been percolating through my brain for a little while so it’s good to finally make it. I took a piece of photo paper coloured with alcohol ink. I tried the technique in the current CAS mix up card and CAS stencil challenges which is alcohol ink lift. I don’t have an alcohol ink lift ink pad so I tried blending solution and a sponge. I used the ripples stencil from Kaisercraft. The piece was pale and some ink did lift but not all areas. I think this is because any colour going onto photo paper gets stuck pretty quickly. I decided to add some more ink and just as it was finishing drying, I did it again and it was more obvious this time. It is most obvious above the fish and behind the left seaweed. The seaweeds were cut from tissue paper with the Kaisercraft DIY Flora branches die and extra colours added with distress stains. The fish is cut from cardstock covered in aluminium tape and coloured with alcohol inks and copic marker. That die is Kaisercraft school of fish ( currently on clearance at Tiny pumice stones and sand courtesy of the beach. The sentiment is from Memory Box Oceanside typewriter sentiments, stamped in Versafine Clair Warm breeze and Green Oasis.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Make your own background

CAS stencil challenge: Alcohol inks/ Alcohol lift

CAS mix up card challenge: Alcohol ink lift

My choice is die-cutting and stencilling.

Mix it up challenge blog #27: Anything goes , optional foiling. My fish looks like foiling since it’s metal.

The male room challenge 114: Multiple layers

Simon says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Foil it. My fish looks like foil as he is made from metal tape.


  • Maura Hibbitts

    Beautiful blues and greens! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Maura

  • Mac Mable

    What a fabulous underwater little scene you have created and the lift technique looks great. Fun idea with the tissue seaweed and loving that fish too. Thank you fro joining in The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

  • Bonnie

    The alcohol lift made a beautiful watery scene and that fish is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Loll

    Such a fabulous design. I LOVE your watery background with the ripples from the stencil lift. It adds a lot of visual texture and movement to the water. And your fish is SWEET! So pretty with the bright alcohol inks. Great design with a really fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Stencil!

  • Wei

    How cool! Love all the textures on the inked background. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  • Cathy R

    Great card, love the watery effect you created with the lift technique, the sentiment cracked me up too lol! Thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

  • Julia Aston

    What wonderful textures on your ocean scene! love how you adapted to the supplies you had to create the AI background – love the tissue seaweed, the rocks and sand – and that fun sentiment too! thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil!

  • nancy littrell

    Such a clever, creative and pretty underwater scene. Your alcohol ink lift stenciled wave, beautiful foil die cut fish and real pumice and sand elements plus your fun sentiment made a beautiful card. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil. Hugs…Nancy