I was not sure whether there would be a challenge this month but I decided to make a card or two anyway. I have seen several posts recently of cards made using alcohol inks on Acetate instead of glossy card which I am more familiar with, so I decided to have a go. (There are plenty of youtube videos on this if you are interested).
I was surprised to find my inks were still fine, as it is years since I last used them. The only ones that had discoloured were the metallic mixatives, and as I couldn't find anywhere around here that sells them, I ended up buying a set of three of a different make from Amazon.es. It turned out they were not really mixatives (language problem, lost in translation!), so they tended to stay where I put them and I used a pointed stick to move them around a bit.
I used two techniques for applying the ink to the acetate, first by dripping it on directly and adding drops of blender and letting it do its own thing, This resulted in the darker panels on two of my cards. The other two, which are lighter I used a felt applicater and 'pounced' it onto the acetate. It took several layers to get enough colour to show.
Then I cut two European size base cards (17 x 11.5cms), one A6 and one 13.5 cm square. I used a large embossing folder of holly to make the next layer for three of them, and then cut panels of the acetate and attached one to each card, edging them with ancient gold peel-offs.
Then I turned to my dies and cut the Memory box Holly swirl, and an ornate tree (maker unknown), and made a green mat for the swirl in my Silhouette cameo soft ware. I mounted these over the inked panels on two cards and added a die-cut sentiment.
For the third one I used an Altnew set of layered stamps and matching die to make the poinsettia and aded gold foliage from a Crafter's Companion set.
The fourth one is a bit different because I used a smaller piece of inked acetate to cut out two layers of a ponsettia, and added two filigree layers from gold mirri-card and red card. This was a set purchased for my cutting machine from a private designer via Facebook. I layered it up and added some gold holly sprays, also a file in my Silhouette library, and a small peel off sentiment.Now I will link up with Scrappy Mo for the September Rudolph Day Challenge.