Welcome to another wonderful day with a Blog Hop from Stampendous and Creative Impressions. It wouldn't be a complete, of course, without PRIZES!
So now that you know about the prizes, let me share a card--and a new technique--with you. While I was trying to spray the back of a stencil to add some color, I became frustrated with the coverage of the color. That is when I came up with a new technique! Read about it in steps 8-11.
Creative Impressions Brads from the Antique Copper Embellishment Kit
Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Manual Die Cut Machine
Rubber Embossing Mat
Versafine in Vintage Sepia
Tattered Angels in Burlap
My Colors Card Stock in Brown Eyes, Parrot and White
Prismacolor Pencils in Olive Green, Apple Green, Dark Green, Yellowed Orange, Burnt Ochre, Pumpkin Orange, Spanish Orange, Orange, Sepia
Adhesive--I used Zip Dry
Big Bite Tool
1) Place the wood stamp on the clear acrylic stamp handle.
2) Stamp on the brown card stock with the Momento Ink.
3) Place the sentiment on the stamp handle.
4) Stamp on green card stock with Versamark Ink.
5) Cover with the Champagne Pearlustre Embossing Powder.
6) Emboss with the Heat Tool
7) Cut to fit inside the metal piece.
8) Ink the back of the pumpkin stencil with the Versafine.
9) Spray over the Versafine on the back of the stencil with the Tattered Angels.
10) Place the stencil face down on the bed of the manual die cut machine and cover with the mixed media paper and then the rubber embossing mat and the top mat.
11) Run the project through the machine. This technique will give you a mottled background and an embossed image. Let it dry a little.
12) Color the embossed image using the Prismacolors. I used the Sepia pencil to color some shadows under the pumpkins.
13) Adhere the pumpkin and wood stamped elements to a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece of green card stock.
14) Use the Big Bite to create holes for the brads on your card. I (somewhat awkwardly) held the metal piece in place as I used the holes as a guide.
15) Glue the sentiment into the metal bracket. (You can see the excess glue in this photo, but I promise it is not this evident in real life).
16) Use the brads to adhere the bracket to the card.
17) Glue one piece of ribbon over the seam (leaving a small section in the center free of adhesive) and around the back of the green card stock.
18) Slip a piece of the ribbon under the middle section and make a bow. When you have it right, you can glue the edges down a little to prevent slipping.
19) Adhere the card front to white 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" card stock folded in half.
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