Now, with Stampin' Up!'s reintroduction of their Glossy White Cardstock (page 194), it's time to brush up on a few techniques that make good use of glossy cardstock.
The card below was made with reinkers dropped on to the surface of the paper.
I chose a few reinkers in the blue hues to make my card. Since glossy cardstock has a slick finish to it, reinkers don't absorb very quickly. That's what makes this technique possible.
Start by dropping a few squeezes of reinkers here and there on the surface of the glossy cardstock. Moving fairly quickly, before the ink does begin to be absorbed, spritz the surface with water, allowing the colors to move and mix together. If any water/color pools too much in any one area, blot it with a paper towel.
After my background was completely dry, I added white embossed snowflakes to give an icy winter-y effect. I love the way the snowflakes and the varied background complement each other. It's a marriage made in heaven.
Give the Dropped Reinker technique a try on glossy cardstock. It yields an interesting, albeit unpredictable, background. And, it's easy and fun to do!