"New" Craft Stash Hop Day 3

Do you ever buy supplies because you just HAD TO HAVE IT but then it sits in your craft room waiting to be used. It seems I have quite a few of those items and I'm using some of them today.
This hop came about for just that reason. 
Some ladies were talking about all the 'NEW' items in their craft rooms and how they can be forgotten so they decided to do a 3 day blog hop showcasing those products just for fun. This is day 3, if you've missed the first two days I have links below for you along with the links to everyone who is hopping today.

And what's a hop without prizes?
Well, there's a bunch of those too. 
Details below.

I broke out my Altenew Alcohol markers, alcohol blending solution and Yupo paper for this first card. This was my first time playing with the solution and I have to tell you, it's fun!

I don't have any bottle of alcohol ink which is generally what I see people using with this technique. But I do have alcohol markers so I used those and it works beautifully!  I started with three colors: Evergreen, Warm Sunshine and Dark Chocolate and brushed them onto some Yupo paper. Here's a short video showing how I made it. I'm still learning how to do videos so I hope this shows everything okay.

Once it was all dried I used another neglected item - my SSS Stitched Circles dies - I have no idea when I last use them and cut out quite a few circles. Next I used a, you guessed it, another long neglected item, the Beautiful World stamp set which was part of Catherine Pooler's Beautiful World SOA Collection. I stamped the swirley image with Midnight ink onto most of the circles and laid them out onto the white panel so as to get a feel of where to place the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with Midnight ink and added the circles - one of the circles was too big so I cut it to fit.

My next card uses a stamp set that I HAD to have but then hardly touched it.
Lawn Fawn's #awesome set.

I stamped all the images using Midnight ink and then colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils. I layered it onto a card base with craft foam. A very simple but I think cute card.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and are encouraged to get your supplies out and have some fun.

Check out these prizes!

You must comment on all the blogs on all three days to be eligible.
Winners will be drawn on Monday July 23rd.

Stampscapes - 2 prizes - Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 each)
CAS-ual Fridays - $25 gift certificate
Catherine Pooler Designs - $25 gift certificate
Stamplorations - $20 gift certificate
Right at Home - $20 gift certificate

Some of the stops along the way are offering up their own prizes so be sure to check them all out.

Ingrid - prize pack
Allison - $25 Power Poppy E-Gift Card
Ilina - Prize Pack
Tracie - $25 Catherine Pooler Gift Card
Nanette - Prize Pack from Catherine Pooler Designs

Todays hop:
Susan Powell (you're here)
Jennifer Cerizo (GO HERE NEXT)

If you missed either of the last two days the links are right below

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Shopping list:
stamps: #awesome (lawn fawn)
ink: Warm Sunkist, Dark Chocolate and Evergreen Alcohol Markers (Altenew)
paper: Whisper White thick (Stampin' Up!), Yupo (Ranger)
accessories: Alcohol Blending Solution (Tim Holtz), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), Stitched Cricle dies (SSS), pencil crayons (Prismacolor)


Jean said…
Such a creative card! Love howyou did this! A wonderful hop filled with inspiration!
This is SO pretty! I love this fresh color combo and the fun, dreamy look of your design! Awesome!
Quilt lady said…
That looks like batik fabric, as I ama quilter that makes for a very pretty background. Haven’t tried yupo paper yet. Make a list and try.
Unknown said…
So cute..... This hop is fun.... I've never done one
Debbie Rumpza said…
Love your cards... I have so many items I have yet to use... You all have inspired me!
Unknown said…
Those cards are so pretty... thanks
Arianna Barbara said…
Both your cards are really gorgeous!!! I love your second one. Too funny!!!
Dawn Spengler said…
Unknown said…
Love both of these! Gorgeous!
LisaH said…
Ooooh! That first card is stunning Susan! And that second one is so cute with the little icons. Great cards!
happyscrap said…
Very creative card with the circles, inks and the sentiments and fun icons on your second card. Thank you.
Penelope said…
I love the alcohol ink card. Such a unique effect.
Great idea and design on that first card. And the second one is too cute! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!
Jill D. said…
Great way to use the smile sentiment. I've yet to use that one as well.
Jeanne Beam said…
Wonderful cards! Love the first one ❤️
Thanks for sharing...
2 lovely cards ... the second one is such fun. I do have quite a number of new stamps too. So many stamps … so little time!
Dee Earnshaw said…
very creative cards - thanks for the ideas:)
Anne-Marie said…
Two very different cards but I like them both. I’m definitely needing yupo palaver now!
Ebrown said…
Great cards! Love the result you achieved with the alcohol markers - stunning!
Melissa said…
What an awesome idea using alcohol markers with the blending solution! I definitely need to give this technique a try. Great cards, Susan!!!
Denise Bryant said…
Fun to get out those products we haven't used yet and try them out! I have alcohol inks and Yupo paper waiting for me too! Pretty cards!
Denise Mlady said…
Nice cards, playing with alcohol inks looks so fun. I need to revisit the Beautiful World stamp set too!
Tinstar said…
Love that circle card Susan. I bet you could get another great card using the negative space panel too!
Karenladd said…
Your alcohol ink blended, stitched circle card design is so creative and beautiful! I love its simplicity
Nance said…
Wonderful cards! Love the first one and how you popped the color on the circle dies. Very cool!
Anonymous said…
I think the alcohol markers were a good substitute for the ink. Very pretty
Ingrid said…
Susan, how awesome is that - you did a VIDEO!!! LOVE it. :) How sad is it that it never occured to me you can use alcohol markers, duh?!! See, my alcohol reinkers have collected dust ever since the first day I bought them...better break them out now...lol!
Ingrid said…
PS- LOVED your project chickie - both!! :)
Cindy Holmes said…
GREAT cards! Great job with your using the alcohol markers for your substitute over the ink!!
Sharon said…
Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.
Diana Soling said…
I've recently been seeing a lot with the alcohol markers and inks and am really wanting to give them a try. Thanks for the great projects and video to go with!
jean said…
just too cute cards,very pretty!!!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
What a super fun and summery card!!!
Dana M said…
Gorgeous and fun card! I love the movement and color palette of the first card - so elegant. The second card is so happy and perfectly CAS.
Unknown said…
Great cards! Great color choices on both cards!
Fun cards Susan. Love how you die cut the circles from the alcohol background you made and added them to your card front. I think I need to get out my alcohol inks and play :)
Amy Seigler said…
The first card is just Beautiful! Love the design layout and sentiments! The second card is so fun!
i like them both! here's to new things!!!
Cynthia Koop said…
I'm so excited that I watched your video because I just ordered some yupo paper and alcohol blending solution. I have never used these types of craft items before and I can't wait!!! I do have some alcohol ink markers which I can also use. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
Sue D said…
I like your creative card designs.
Both of your cards are pretty great, even if I have a slight preference for the second one. I think you should use it more often ! 😁