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Sunday, February 20, 2011

This is a card I made for my St Louis Splitcoast Stampers Swap. Our theme today was "3".  The tag is done ala Tim Holtz Distress Inks style. On teflon craft sheeting (found in most craft stores), swipe your desired Ranger Distress ink directly onto the teflon sheet. Swipe a second color of Ranger Distress Ink directly below or above or side to the color you first layed down. Spray with water. The ink reacts nicely with water and beads up. Then take your tag and press it onto the ink and water and lift straight up. Dry with heat gun. Don't worry if your tag curls with dampness, it flattens quickly as it dries. Tap it again in the ink and water, and heat treat it again till dry. Try not to mix the colors, try to stay in the area of color so the colors don't get muddy. Tap the tag once more into the ink and water and heat guy dry again. I tapped into the ink and water and dried the tag three times, for our theme today. This is a quick process, it takes less than five minutes. The tag was ready to embellish and stamp immediately afterwards. . For the sentiment, I stamped my tag in Andirondack Sail Boat Blue pigment and waited for it to dry. Then I colored in the word Imagine with a Spica blue gen glitter pen. I also used blue stickles to dot the i's. The black panel is a piece of Core'dinations cardstock of black over blue.  This piece was run through my Cuttlebug using the CB Paisley embossing folder. Then I took a sanding block and sanded it to bring out the blue core underneath. I also distressed around the edges with a paper distressor to bring out the blue on the edges. Then I simply embellished with three stars punched, a turquoise button, and a turquoise prima flower I trimmed with more blue stickles. I also took three curl punches and layed under the prima flower. It was then adheared to a turquoise panel on a black cardstock base. I just love texture, and had fun bringing it out on this card!


Idea Queen said...

I just loved this technique today. I saw a video on it but never tried it out. It is really cool.

~*Abby*~ said...

That is gorgeous! I'm absolutely loving the colors :)

specialcraftmom4 said...

Very nice! Love the distressed look of that tag (: Hope you bring it to a swap sometime!!!!!

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