November 18, 2011

Elegant Joy (With Ironing)

The resist technique used on today’s card involves ironing!

The ornate pattern was stamped on watercolor paper with VersaMark Watermark Ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Pear Tart and Rhubarb Stalk Fireworks Craft Inks were randomly sprayed over the design.  The piece was then placed between two clean sheets of Mead newsprint paper.  A hot iron was used to apply heat and melt the embossed powder into the newsprint paper.  The newsprint was adjusted to a clean section and the process was repeated.  When all the embossing had been melted/lifted from the piece, the white cardstock that is revealed is in the form of the stamped design.

The Fireworks Craft Ink Spray has sparkly and shimmery appearance.  The metallic border is a punched border from heavy-weight cardstock that was pounced with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink.

The soft background is Poinsettia Script stamped in Wheat VersaMagic Ink on white cardstock.  The greeting was stamped on a circle die cut and layered onto a ribbon tag die cut.  To keep the project balanced, dimensional foam was used to elevate these pieces, but kept at a lower level than the elevated pieces at the top.     

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.


Fiskars:  Upper Crest Border Punch 
Lasting Impressions: White Matte Finish Brads
Spellbinders: Ribbon Tag Trio Three S4-323, Standard Circles Large Nestabilities S4-114
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Wheat VersaMagic, Delicata Golden Glitz Ink, Pear Tart Fireworks, Rhubarb Stalk Fireworks, Clear Embossing Powder