I've been playing with alcohol inks and Tim Holtz 'Sparkle' card again. Came up with two very similar cards suitable for chaps and this is one of them:
- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening
piece of AI background made using Tim Holtz 'Sparkle' alcohol
ink card stock and a mix of Stonewashed, Sailboat Blue and Aqua alcohol
inks plus some blending solution to create a sort of ombre effect
- used Stick-It backed 200gsm white card
to die cut a 'sea scene' using a die from China (one I couldn't resist so I pushed my conscience to one side) then popped it onto a
rectangle of the background card. I was careful to add the background so that the darker part was at the top, with the lighter part at the bottom - making it look almost as if it's tropical shallows, just as you'd see in Thailand for example. Then ran the panel through the Cuttlebug
using just the cutting plates to press it firmly down
- then stamped the sentiment using Memento
'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler' -
plus the Misti of course
- backed the whole panel with white fun foam and glued it in place onto the card front, finished!
For the second card I only changed the sentiment to the words 'For You' from a Technique Tuesday set of stamps called 'Stems'. It's a set I love, sent to me a good while ago by Darnell. Mwah!!
I admit to being especially pleased with the background shading, which naturally looks better in real life. :)