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This is a late post but I simply had to put up a card, even though the photography in this light is not great at least you knoq I'm here everyday to show you lots of crafty goodness.
This card is one I made a short while ago. It was when I first got some Debbie Moore Embossing Powders.
I also used the technique of stamping into melted ultra thick.
- I took a Kraft card base distressed the edges and added a ton of ink to the edges (good old Tim).
- Next I chose a Craftwork Cards Vintage 8x8 paper in a tan colourway, cut it down slightly and used three different Distress Inks to add colour and blend the paper really well at the edges. I used Vintage Photo, Walnut stain and Aged Mahogany.
- Leave the paper aside to dry a little, or you could use a heat tool. I took some Ribbon and Bakers Twine and coloured them with the Inks to match.
- After drying the string thoroughly I wrapped it round the paper and secured on the back, cutting off any bulkiness (if only it was that easy to diet lol).
- Next I secured the paper with string and ribbon attached to the card base and set aside. I took a Mat and Layer and ran them both through my little textured impressions machine, the larger piece is actually Mirri card, I sanded them both back a little to reveal the embossed clocks.
- I covered them both in Versamark which is really a sticky ink that embossing powders or Micas etc can adhere to. Then added little blocks of matching colours ready to be melted with the heat tool.
- Once melted and sanded I roughed up the card, reopened and flattened out, I took some Glossy Accents and highlighted the clock faces in places.
- I took a pile of ultra thick and put it on my craft mat (non-stick, Heat proof) and very slowly melted it down.
- I stamped my clock from Creative Expressions into a part of it waited for it to harden a minute and then bent the craft mat so it popped off . That's a great technique and it looks so cool.
- I laid all the pieces so far onto my card base that already had the paper and string etc stuck down.Adding ribbon to the small Mat. I found how I wanted them and stuck them all atop of the ribbon and twine with Pinflair glue gel. I also stuck my melted utee with this.
- Lastly I took my small pocket watch embellishment and stuck it to the card dabbing the edge with a little Versamark, sprinkled on some utee and carefully melted it, taking care not to remelt the piece we stamped into earlier.
- I added a sentiment on the top right hand corner which I distressed with the same inks to match.
- To finish wrote a nice quote in white pen on bottom right.
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