October 29, 2012

Thanks A Bunch (Tutorial)

Today’s card is inspired by the colorful leaves of the autumn season.

Incorporating a little coloring with a VersaMarker and heat embossing with clear powder, colors can be protected when shading occurs and also add textural sheen.

Step-By-Step Instructions
(This INKd Imagine Crafts project can also be downloaded or printed “here”)

Stamp Autumn Tree on white cardstock in Onyx Black VersaFine. 
While the ink is wet, sprinkle the image with clear embossing powder. 
Tap off the excess powder and heat set.

Color the image with Memento Markers.

Color the image with a VersaMarker.
While wet, sprinkle with clear embossing powder,
 tap off the excess powder and heat set.

Mask off a small rectangle over the tree with Eclipse Tape (or sticky notes).
Apply Bahama Blue Memento ink with a sponge dauber to the exposed window.

Remove the Eclipse Tape and stamp the sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine.

Trim the stamped image to measure 3 ¼ x 4 ¾.
Stamp a ¼ x 4 ¾ piece of Grand Canyon cardstock
with the grass from Sweet Home in Espresso Truffle Memento ink.
Attach the strip to the back of the stamped panel on the right side so 1/8 of an inch
of the design overhangs the edge and the total piece measures 3 3/8 x 4 ¾.
Attach the artwork to the front of a Les Petites card base.
Use one of the leaves trimmed from the side for an embellishing accent.

May brightly colored leaves dance across your path today,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm (01-001), Grand Canyon (03-002)
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Bahama Blue Memento, Espresso Truffle Memento, Memento Dual Tip Markers (PM: 100, 103, 200, 301, 302, 703, 704, 706, 800, 802), VersaMarker, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber
Other: Judi Kins Eclipse Tape, Adhesive, Dimensional Foam, Heat Tool, Scissors