Here's my first project
I started with glossy cardstock (actually photo paper). I added a few drops of alcohol ink (butterscotch and stream) and a few drops of alcohol blending solution on an alcohol ink applicator felt. I moved the applicator side to side to create the stripes. I moved the applicator slightly up and down to blend the colours. I let the alcohol inks dry (it doesn't take long). Next, I applied alcohol lift ink to the STAMPlorations ARTplorations Prim Triangles stencil and then placed the stencil (alcohol lift ink side) on the striped panel. I tapped the stencil down, to ensure good contact between the alcohol lift ink and the alcohol ink. I carefully removed the stencil and washed the stencil with warm soapy water.
Here's a close-up of the effect
You can see that the alcohol lift ink did what it's supposed to do - lift (or remove) the alcohol ink. I stamped the sentiment using STAMPlorations Say It Big: Choose Happy stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I let the ink dry overnight. To complete the card, I trimmed the panel down, matted with black cardstock, mounted it onto an A2 card base and added a few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
Here's my second project
For this card, I started with a piece of shiny silver cardstock (Recollections Foil Paper - Silver). I added butterscotch alcohol ink randomly with an alcohol ink applicator with some alcohol blending solution. I let the alcohol ink dry. Then, I used the STAMPlorations ARTplorations Prim Triangles stencil as an embossing folder. I placed the stencil against the shiny, inked side of the silver cardstock and added a few pieces of cardstock and placed the "sandwich" through my Big Shot. The open spaces of the stencil resulted in theraised areas on the panel. I matted the panel with black and added a sentiment using STAMPlorations New Day Clear Stickers.
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