The technique uses the new Letterpress Plates. I'll admit I was not too thrilled to try them at first but only because they recommend using Craft Ink and I don't have a lot of Craft Ink. So I went a little outside the box to see what I could come up with.
In this first card I inked the plate up with Whisper White Craft ink, then quickly sprayed it with Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol and then ran it through the Big Shot. I have to say the picture does not do it justice. The end result is quite pretty and sparkly. I tried to capture a bit of the sparkle for you to see but you will have to wait for a better photo pf it tomorrow.The bottom layer was run through the Big Shot first with the Letterpress Plate and then again with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I also used a little of that same textured paper for the body of the little birds. I used Pals Paper Arts Sketch 77 to put this card together.
So next I tried something a bit messy and that was to wet my plate by spraying it with bleach. I tried just wiping it at first but that effect was alot less bold. I tried a number of different coloured cardstock till I came up with something I liked. Love how this turned out. I don't think you could get the same effect by just using Whisper White Craft Ink.
The background isn't as bold as the first card because I used Pretty In Pink which is a lot more subtle than Cherry Cobbler. But for this card it was enough. This card uses Create With Connie & Mary Sketch 134. I just flipped the sketch sideways.
Hope you like, however, I am not done sharing. I'll post more ways to use the plates tomorrow and Wednesday. See you later.