I'm so glad to be back crafting! I had written plans and got out all the necessary inks and supplies, only to throw the whole thing out the window when I started this project. The link for the Youtube tutorial with complete instructions is below.
I got out my new silver sparkle alcohol ink paper, clear embossing powder and the Hero Arts "Bursting With Love" stamp thinking I would use colorful alcohol inks and play. I know that matte silver card stock embossed with clear can look like etching, but past attempts with other papers weren't great. I wasn't even shooting for this outcome. However, when I started heating up this project, HOLY COW!! It looks like an etched trophy plaque!
I wanted to keep it simple to show off the shine while adding a smidge of color. So I used an alcohol marker to color in a few hearts and coated with Glossy Accents for dimension.
I decided to be consistent with the sentiment strip. To set it off I popped it up on some metallic vellum and wrapped it around Pebble Gray card stock, then attached to a heavy card base.
I know I will come back to this technique often, especially for weddings and anniversaries! I hope you will try it!
Until next time!