I recently got a few items through the post that I had order from Amazon ages ago, but took a while to arrive as they were coming from overseas. For the cheaper prices I was willing to wait! The main item I used for this card was a background 6" x 6" cling stamp, my first background stamp. It was really easy to use, and gave a really interesting background when I combined it with distress inks. Using embossing powder and heat setting this before distress inks are applied, allows the embossing to resist the inks and keep the look of the background stamp.
- Background cling stamp - This was the 'Blizard Bold Prints' cling stamp from Hero Arts.
- Clear embossing powder - I used Ranger embossing powder clear super fine detail
- Clear embossing ink - I used Versmark
- Heat gun
- Distress inks - I used squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio and peacock feathers
- Ink blending tool
- Paintbrush and water
- White card
- White card base - this card is a 4" 1/4 x 5" 1/2 top folding card.
- Fun foam
- Double sided tape
- Double sided adhesive sheets - I used 'Stick it'
- Sentiment Die
- Die cutting machine - I use Sizzix big Shot Plus.
- Re-positional adhesive tape.
- Sentiment stamp
- Black ink - I used versafine onyx black ink.
Apply clear embossing ink all over the background stamp ensure all areas are covered.
With the background stamp stilling lying flat on your work surface with the stamp facing up, apply you white card over the top. Hold in place with one hand whilst pressing down all over the card with the other hand.
This allows you to get an even and full coverage over the stamp and without the ink smooshing.
Apply clear embossing powder and heat set with your heat gun.
Tape the card down to your work surface for the next step, just so it doesn't move around too much!
Using the ink blending tool, apply the distress ink over the embossed background. Where there is no embossed image, the ink will apply to the card. Continue this until the background is covered.
Use a clear piece of tissue and gently wipe over the embossing to clear off any excess ink.
Dip the paint brush into the water and gently splatter water droplets onto the background. Where the water hits the ink, a reaction occurs. Press a piece of tissue over the top drying the background revealing the reaction.
Where the water and ink has reacted you have a faded distress look.
Cut a piece of card large enough for your die sentiment and adhere this to the double sided adhesive sheet.
Trim the adhesive sheet down to the size of the card. Keep hold of the release paper as this will come in handy when glitter is applied.
Repeat this step so adhesive is applied to both sides of the card.
Run the card piece through your die cutting machine with your sentiment die.
Peel off the adhesive backing on the top side of the sentiment.
Apply a small strip of re-positional adhesive tape to a piece of scrap paper, and place you sentiment on to this. This will keep your sentiment in place when glitter is added.
Cover with glitter.
Using the release paper saved from step 7, burnish the glitter into the adhesive sentiment.
Peel of the other side of the adhesive backing on the sentiment and stick on to the background.
Ink up the sentiment stamp and stamp onto the background.
Trim down the background to 4" x 5" 1/4.
Cut a piece of fun foam to 3"3/4 x 5" , and apply double sided adhesive tape. Stick this to the back of the background.
Apply more double sided adhesive tape to the back of the fun foam and stick on to the card base leaving a 1/4" border.
All though the materials list looks long, this was a fairly quick card to make. I love how colorful and bright this card is, just what you want when opening the envelope!
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