This is my card for two challenges: CAS259 "SU Stair-Step Sketch" - where the sentiment is repeated in a stair step layout, and TLC468 "Air Smash" - a take on the fun Spray and Smash Technique. You will need either canned air or a straw and a lot of breath! You will also need alcohol inks, glossy paper and supplies for heat embossing.
I added another twist - I used a piece of white glossy cs to put my inks on, and a piece of black glossy cs to "smash" with. Happy accident - the black rubbed off and mixed with the inks on the white piece for a really cool effect! This flower is from the white piece. .
I followed the tutorial that Judy gave us, adding gold and silver mixatives to the alcohol inks. I used VersaMark to stamp the Hero Arts flower and Fiskars stem, heat embossed with detail black ep and fussy cut the pieces. I used the MB word die to cut multiple pieces and glued them to the bg layer. I figured I had a better shot of them being straight than if I had stamped them! The stem is glued directly to the layer also; the flower is adhered with foam tape.
This was fun but messy! I always forget to use gloves when working with alcohol inks and my hands look terrible! But it's worth it because I just love how it came out!
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014 GMT Views: 837
Registered: May 9, 2007 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 7616
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 @ 8:14 PM
Wow, this is gorgeous. This technique sounds very interesting.
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