This card was a bit of an experiment. I made it for the challenge at CAS Stencil which is Alcohol Ink / Alcohol lift. As my friend of many years Anne Ray says... "Alcohol really does give you a lift!"
Anyway for this card, I thought that I would try NOT to use YUPO paper, NOT to use Alcohol Lift ink and NOT to use a commercially produced stencil... I did however use alcohol ink!
To begin with I cut a stencil with a Sizzix flower die from a piece of vellum. I used a piece of the smoothest card in my arsenal and added a few drops of various blue toned alcohol inks and some blending solution onto it. Because this card is more porous than Yupo it dried quite quickly. I then put my 'stencil' over the card and used Stazon Stamp cleaner fluid dabbed onto a piece of paper towel to lift some of the ink through the stencil. It worked reasonably well and gave a somewhat hazy outline but I really rather like the effect!
I used the actual vellum die cut as a bit of an overlay and the glue I used to stick that, makes it somewhat translucent.
The sentiment is from a set by Clearly Besotted.
Now you may see the reason for my post title.. things like this don't always work out, but this time it did!
PS Big WELCOME to Viv on the Design Team at CAS Stencil... what a great addition to the team. well done Viv!
CAS on Friday Use a Stencil
CAS Mix Up Alcohol ink lift
PS Just saw that I had already added three cards to the Mix Up challenge so this one can be ignored!!!!