Alcohol inks are a current obsession of mine. I spend hours playing around with what they can do on various papers and I decided to test it on the CutCardStock Stardream Metallic papers this time. I really love the result!
I’m starting with the Aquamarine Stardream Metallic paper as a base card. You can buy these as folded cards or sheets. This 4.25” by 5.5” card was die cut with a simple heart shape off to the left of center to create a window.
I tried out the inks on my all-time favorite paper, Stardream Metallic Pluto. With the shimmering backdrop, I was hoping these inks would look mystical as a backdrop.
It’s a simple technique of dropping ink on the paper, tipping it to allow the ink to run, and blotting with a tissue on occasion.
Repeat again with more colors as you desire. I’m using 2 different shades of blue and one of green to achieve a globe-like look. If you don’t like it, don’t be afraid to add more, or use alcohol blending solution to erase some color.
Next, I’ve cut the word love 4 times from a die cut sentiment in Stardream Metallic Aquamarine and glued it to the right of the heart on the front panel. Check the spacing to make sure your sentiment can be spaced evenly down the side.
The flower is a die cut done in Stardream Metallic Vista. I’ve glued it to the top of the Stardream Metallic Pluto that was colored with inks, then “fussy cut” it out. This is adhered to the left edge of the heart.
Final touches are a simple iridescent embellishment in the middle of the flower. I love, love, LOVE this card for Valentine’s Day or even an anniversary or wedding! (See what I did there??)
In the end, alcohol inks work great on the Stardream paper! I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. Make sure to check out all the Stardream Metallic card stock this month for your “shiny new” projects!