Sunday, October 30, 2011
CLEARSNAP: "Joy" card
Hello! Welcome all inky crafty people! I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer this month on the Clearsnap Blog. I've enjoyed playing with these products and I hope you will too. This is my last post for my October guest spot, but I hope to be back soon.
I know you may "think" it's a bit early.............. but I'm feeling festive. I've been working on Christmas cards all year long. I love shiny things and shiny things most always land on my projects. These foils were the perfect touch.
Fluid Chalk Ink Catseye: smoke blue, peacock, harbor, cerulean, royal blue and midnight.
Designer Foils: Goldmine & Holographic Stars
glossy white cardstock, purple rhinestones, Therm-o-web double sided Super Tape,
Tree stamp by Art Impressions, white embossing powder, Clear pigment pad, fine art glitter,
miscellaneous coordinating striped paper.
STEP 1: Trim your glossy cardstock to the size of your project. (4x5 3/4" for this card) Apply Fluid Chalk Ink directly to the glossy card stock with the catseye pad, creating blotches of color.
STEP 2: Continue adding blotches of color until your glossy cardstock is completely covered, use as many colors as you want, I used 6.
STEP 3: Use the Stylus to blend the colors into each other.
STEP 4: Heat set the background. Stamp the image with clear pigment pad and emboss with white embossing powder. Apply Glue Gloss over the entire background and sprinkle with fine art glitter, use more near the base to represent snow.
STEP 5: Hand cut letters and a star from double sided Super Tape and place onto project, apply Designer Foils. I used gold for the sentiment and holographic star on the star shape.
FINALLY: Mount the finished card front to a slightly larger card base of matching paper.
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