These cards were made using one of the techniques from the first Compendium called Alcohol Ink Monoprint. Essentially, you put a few different colours of alcohol ink on your craft mat along with some Metallic Fixative and blending solution, swipe your glossy card stock through and voila! So easy yet it makes a fabulous background. Using the same inks, you get some very different results as can be seen here:
This card was stamped with a combination of Bo Bunny Gabrielle stamps and Stampin' Up sentiment. You have to use a dye based ink pad like Memories or Archival Ink on top of the alcohol inks. It will dry on it's own but I am always in a hurry so I use a heat tool.
Talk about easy cards! Just a bit of swiping and stamping and you have a stunning finished product! I was having so much fun though, I created one more. I have the same problem with my alcohol inks as I do with my Distress Ink - similar colours. I will need to make sure I get some colours outside of my usual palette next time. Here is the last card:
Thanks for looking and I will be bringing you a more constructed card soon!