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Astralux White Card

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Astralux White Card

Melissa has been busy testing again, this time she tried out our Astralux White card, which has a glossy finish on one side and matte white card on the other. Melissa tells us that the card has a good thickness and a nice white colour, it cuts smoothly with a trimmer and she highly recommends it for Alcohol Ink creations, she explains her tests and thoughts below.

Alcohol Ink Technique Test

Products used for this test

Ink Used:  Alcohol Inks
Other Products Used: Isocol

Thoughts after the test

  • I added a considerable amount of Isocol and Alcohol Ink to this card. To move the ink around I used an air blower as well as a heat gun. It with stood all very well. Once dry, I added more Isocol to get the dotted effect and heated it again to dry.
  • Considering all the times that I heated this card, it performed very well.
  • Yes, it did ‘arch’ a little when heating, however it did not go out of shape at all and once all dry and cooled, it went back to shape without warping.
  • I highly recommend this card for Alcohol Ink creations.

Cards Made

For these cards I created the background as outlined above, I then ran them through my die cut machine in an Embossing Folder, I then sanded the raised parts with a sanding block.

Thoughts after making these cards

  • I love how this technique turned out.
  • The card was the perfect thickness for this.
  • On one of the cards, it did tear a little when embossed, however I think that was because the card was still a little wet. The other one was dryer and didn’t have an issue.
  • There was no warping when embossed either.
  • Again, a perfect card and thickness for this technique.

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