Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thank You card

The card began on a seperate piece of white cardstock that was cut slightly larger than the basic A2 card. (A2 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
A brass stencil was laid over the paper and misted with the darker shade of Glimmer Mists. Then I carefully placed another piece of paper the same size over the entire stencil to pick up the mist that was on the stencil. This created a negative image.
Now mist on a lighter color to have the entire card front covered with shimmery glimmery color. To see the tutorial for this technique click here.

The dried finished product is glued to a card base and the edges trimmed. It then was flattened to under a big heavy book overnight for that nice crisp clean look. This avoids warping, which is something that I really dislike.

Dust the entire card front with talc (cheap baby powder) to avoid strays when embossing. Stamp the Inkadinkado image with VersaMark and apply fine line black embossing powder.

My final touch - fill in areas of the flourishes with Inkssentials white gel pen by Ranger. A friend also suggested using clear glitter glue to the ends of the flourishes. I think I will have to try that. Thanks for the suggestion Nancy S.

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