Welcome back to the blog! I'm sharing another galaxy card because my good friend, Janice, just gave me the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink and this is my first card using it!! How cool is this stuff??!! To create my card, I began with an alcohol ink print that I've had for a while and decided to see how the Lift Ink would work through a stencil! If you look closely, you'll see the bokeh effect which I made by using Brutus Monroe's Paint Spots Mixed Media Stencil. I laid it over my print then tapped a sponge dauber into the Lift Ink and pressed it into the stencil dots. When all the dots were covered I removed the stencil, and first blotted the Lift Ink away then rubbed in a circular motion to remove any residue. Voila!! The Lift Ink indeed lifted the alcohol ink, leaving behind my soft bokeh!
I then pulled out my little stars stamp and inked it up with Lift and applied it in the same manner. It didn't show up very well after blotting and rubbing, so I stamped more stars and embossed them in silver. You can see that the powder stuck to my inked background and despite my attempts to brush off the excess, some stayed behind and was embossed. But I still think it's pretty!
I had already die-cut the alcohol inked panel with Stitched Rectangle dies, so attached it to a panel of white, then to a black card base. I stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled's Celebrate You set onto a strip of white card stock, then attached it with two silver brads and made a little bend.
The Paint Spots stencil is so versatile and I love how this card turned out! I'm also looking forward to playing with Lift Ink again! Have you tried it yet? Brutus Monroe has many styles of stencils and stamps to use for this technique! Reach for the stars, friend and "create your own ending"!