Hello everyone! I am very excited to tell you I am the Guest Designer over on the Spellbinder Blog today! I have a card with a full step-by-step tutorial to share with you. When you are done checking out the tutorial I hope you will hop on over to the Spellbinders Blog and check out the post--you will have a chance to Win all of the die templates I used to create my project! Be sure to click on the contest link at the bottom of their blog post. There is even a little Q & A interview!
Here is the card that I designed using some of the die templates, an M-bossailities folder, and one of the gorgeous metal pieces from A Gilded Life by Spellbinder Paper Arts®.
To start I carefully applied Versa Mark™ ink to the heart shape on the GL2-010 Love Wings – Gold metal piece. Then I added Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby Pink Pastel Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool. I love this embossing powder for this technique because it has a few different colors, fine and very chunky embossing powders and glitter. Once the metal piece was completely cooled I applied glossy accents.
Here is a close up. I also added some Clear SS8 Pointy Back Crystal Rhinestones and Pink Flat Back Rhinestones from ButterBeeScraps. I used glossy accents to adhere the rhinestones. I also added a word block (not shown in this picture) that I typed up using an old typewriter font and then fussy cut and added more glossy accents on top.
Next I created the mat that will be embossed for the background of the card. I used S6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics A die template to cut the shape and then I lightly misted the front and back of the paper with water. Doing this will break down the fibers in the paper and result in a very crisp embossed image.
I used Spun Sugar Distress ink and applied it to the flat surface of the folder. Then place the die cut mat piece inside the folder and embossing using the Grand Calibur® Machine. Doing this technique will result in a letterpress effect.
Here is the paper after it was embossed. I also lightly inked around the edges with the Spun Sugar ink.
Next I used one of the die templates from the S5-218 A2 Devine Eloquence to create a die cut with simply smooth white cardstock. Before removing the paper I used the Spun Sugar in to stencil through the die template.
These are the two die cuts I created using S4-425 Elegant Ovals and S5-218 A2 Devine Eloquence die templates.
To remove all of the little paper bits I used the New T-001 Tool N’ One. This is a handy little tool for removing all of the tiny paper bits from the die templates.
Once the mat and all of the die cuts were complete I assembled the card using pink lemonade cardstock for the base of the card. Then I layered the die cuts. I used 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49' from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ to adhere all of the pieces. I used the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to add some sparkle to the embossed areas on the mat.
Here is a close up of the of the beautiful embossed metal piece once it was added to the card front. I also tied on a small piece of Pink Seam Binding from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I love the aged, shabby, vintage look of the metal piece with the embossing powder and the rhinestones!
Here is another look at the finished card. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and the techniques.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Hugs & Smiles,
Spellbinders Paper Arts®: Grand Calibur® Machine, S6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, S4-425 Elegant Ovals, S5-218 A2 Devine Eloquence, E3D-018 European Tapestry M-bossabilities, GL2-010 Love Wings – Gold, T-001 Tool N’ One
Paper: Simply Smooth White, Pink Lemonade, Small Paper with Blessed Word--Old Typewriter Font
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versa Mark™
Ribbon: The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Pink Seam Binding
Accessories: ButterBeeScraps Clear SS8 Pointy Back Crystal Rhinestones, Pink Flat Back Rhinestones, The Rubber Cafe-Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby Pink Pastel Embossing Powder, Ranger-Glossy Accents, Pearls,Wink of Stella-Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen , Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49', Heat Tool, Glue Gun