Monday, December 1, 2014

HYCCT1416 What Direction To Take

Hi Again Stampers!!

Here is another card that I created for the annual Hope You Can Cling To Challenge (HYCCT) Card Drive at Splitcoaststampers.  

This card was designed for HYCCT1416 mrslaird aks Paula “Stampless” Challenge - (see the gallery here and the details here).  I decided to incorporate a Gelli Arts® Print as my background for this card.

The basic steps to create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ with the Sizzix™ Tim Holtz® Textured Fades™ Compass Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock and set aside (for use in a few minutes).

Apply a few drops of silver acrylic paint onto the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate and use a Brayer to thinly spread the paint but make sure it is thick enough not to dry too quickly. 

Lay down a piece of Watercolor Paper over the printing plate (this card was created using a scrap piece of the Watercolor Paper), smooth with the brayer or your hand to cover the paper and carefully peel away from the plate.  Reapply the silver paint and continue with a few more prints.

Apply a few drops of Soft Black, Soft White and Midnight Blue Acrylic Paints and smooth with the brayer to mix the paint.  

Lay the embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock over the paint, smooth with your hand or a brayer, lift up and set aside for use again.

Lay the silver side of the Watercolor Paper onto the printing plate, smooth with your hand or brayer and lift up (the raised areas of the embossing piece should show against the silver paint).

Once the initial panels were finished and dry (you can use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process), re-insert the printed piece back into the same embossing folder that was used as the “stencil” and re-emboss using the Big Shot™.

Apply another thin layer of silver paint onto the printing plate and roll the paint from the Brayer onto the original Whisper White embossed panel (the one that was used as the “stencil” and is now covered with blue/black paint) – this way you can use the original embossing panels as well as the print panels- nothing is wasted!

Using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the En Francais background stamp to randomly stamp around the background- once dry, gently rub the Silver Encore™ Pigment ink pad across the top of the embossing to give the panel even more of a metallic look. 

Trim the panel and adhere to a layer of Whisper White cardstock and again onto the Basic Black card base.

This is a fun technique- love using my Gelli® Arts Plate! 

Stamp Sets: En Francais

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Midnight Muse, Encore® Silver, various Acrylic Paints

Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Gelli® Arts Plate, Big Shot™, non-Su! Embossing Folder (Compass)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a fantastic week!!

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