Brutus Monroe, Deco Foils, Designer Toner Sheets, Distress Oxides, Gina Marie Designs, Sizzix Block Word Dies, Stenciled Cards, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sunrise Foil Transfer Sheet, Surface Inks, Tim Holtz

It’s A Save!!

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Hi there!  This card came about in a very unexpected way!  I recently bought a laminating machine and used it successfully a couple of times, but I had some trouble with it the other day!
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I  started this card by taping down Brutus Monroe’s Paint Spots stencil to a piece of card stock, then covering it with a thin layer of Deco Foil Transfer Gel.  When it was dried I laid on a layer of Sunrise Foil Transfer sheet and ran it through the laminator but it got stuck halfway out!  I had to pull it from the machine and it came out all wrinkled and accordian-folded!  GAH!!  But those foiled dots stayed put so I decided to save it and go with a distressed look!
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I twisted and wrinkled the panel to add more cool distress lines then got out the beautiful Wagon and Suede Surface Inks and sponged color all over it!  Next I used Raven Detail Ink on a sponge to go around the edges and to accent the wrinkles.  How awesome is that?!
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From that point on, I was crankin!  I spattered some black and gold craft paint over it all, then die-cut my panel with a Stitched Rectangle die.  I added a layer of white behind it and adhered it to a black card base.  I die-cut the word “celebrate” from Tim Holtz’ Celebration Block Words  using a strip of black card stock, added the textured gold paper behind it and trimmed the end to a banner then mounted it to the card with foam tape for lift.  I rummaged around in my stash and found these black sprigs and thought they’d be a great accent, so glued them in behind the sentiment.
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I absolutely LOVE how this came out!  What a save!!
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As you can see, there are SO many ways to use the Foil Transfer sheets and the cute stencil!  You’ll find a really great assortment of both by Brutus Monroe!  Here are the links for the Inspiration Team projects!   Berina , Waleska  and I invite you to get inky and “create your own ending!”
Alcohol Ink, Distress Oxides, Kaleidoscope of Leaves, Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix Block Word Dies, Tim Holtz, Uncategorized

Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves

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I’ve been playing with alcohol inks for over a month now, and creating many colorful and interesting prints!  My goal is to use them in my cards, and I chose this one to combine with Simon Says Stamp’s Kaleidoscope Leaves background stamp!  My first step was to cut the print down using Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die, and then I heat-embossed the background stamp in gold onto the print.  I mounted that to a layer of hot pink card stock, and then onto an A2 sized card base.
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To accent the gold embossing, I cut out Celebrate using my Sizzix Thinlits Die Set- Celebration Words by Tim Holtz from gold metallic card stock and adhered it to the panel.

 

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This is the second version of my Kaleidoscope Leaves card but this time I used Ranger Distress Oxide inks to create the colorful background!  First of all, I heat-embossed the background stamp in gold; I then pressed several colors of oxide inks onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and randomly pressed my embossed card panel into the ink, drying between colors with my Ranger heat tool.  When I was satisfied with the results, I did the same thing with a strip of card stock to make the base for the letters.

 

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I mounted the strip onto a piece of gold metallic cardstock and attached the cut-out letters remaining from the first card.  Finally, I adhered all the layers to a base card of dark blue.

 

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