Welcome to the first card tutorial for 2021. Has this year started better than how 2020 finished? Is it too soon to tell? I haven’t made any “Use All The Stamps” cards for a while and normally I just share one video. I’ve decided to have separate tutorials to be able to do more techniques. I have already shared two other video tutorials (which you can see here and here) using the Beautiful Day Floral stamp by Catherine Pooler.
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Copic colouring over embossing
We are proud to say when you use our Embossing Ink and Embossing Powder and heat throughly you can use whatever medium you prefer. Whether it is watercolors or alcohol marker, such as copics! – Message from Brutus Monroe
The colours I use are E51, RV10 and BG11. I purposefully chose one marker colouring to risk the tips of three markers only. Limiting the amount of time each marker touches the embossing powder, I also scribble the markers onto some scrap card. There has been no change to the embossed lines or any change to my markers. I will keep checking to see if there is a delayed reaction.
One of the latest slimline dies by Catherine Pooler is the Post This die set. (This is an essential die that I think should never leave your desk). Die cut the postage frame die from Neenah 80lb card and the stitched rectangle die from Bristol Vellum. I chose Bristol card so I could do some ink blending as I find Bristol card easier to ink blend onto.
Next, I stamp and heat emboss the sentiment “Hope your day is as beautiful as you are” in Alabaster embossing powder, and ink blend with It’s A Girl for a soft colour to match the softness from the flowers.
The flower arrangement is popped up with foam tape onto the pink ink blended panel. I tend to add sequins and embellishments to my cards before adhering them to card bases. The sparkly shiny sequins are from the Crater Lake mix by Catherine Pooler. These are the sequins I reach for most. I add a tiny dot of liquid glue and adhere each sequin down, and leave this to dry. Then attached this panel flat to the postage frame and adhere to a slimline card base.
What was your first card made in 2021? Share it with us in the Paper Tree Tribe group (and don’t forget to enter the January challenge).