Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday

Although the camera took the lovely soft copper color and turned it into shriek orange, I'm reasonably happy with this card, for a change . . .

In addition to indulging in my continuing fascination with stencils and stencil paste on this card, I've re-visited a favorite simple technique with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder).  Its large granule size makes it easy to get a textured look . . . simply ink as usual and then tap or snap the back of the cardstock smartly. 

Because the granules are so big, they don't really cling all that well to the ink, so a good tap will easily knock off a bunch of them.  Heat what's left and watch like a hawk:  as soon as the melting starts, move the heat gun away.  The granules will have softened enough to adhere, but you'll still have a wonderfully granular, textured look.

This is one of those "you'll never know what you're going to get" deals, so relax and enjoy the magic!

Cardstock:   Bazzill Kachina, Strathmore Ultimate White, Generic
                           Turquoise, Metallic Copper
Stamps:        Printworks “Happy Birthday”
Inks:               Distress Peacock Feathers, VersaMark
Colorants:    Gelatos Boysenberry, Spearmint, Metallic Mint; Lindys
                           Stamp Gang Magical Bachelor Button Blue, Time
                           Travel Teal
Emb Powder:   UTEE Copper, B Muse Monterey Blue
Dies:              Impression Obsession Cattails, Spellbinders Small Deckled
Stencil:          The Crafters Workshop Mini Tile Texture
Doo Dads:    Dreamweaver Embossing Paste Metallic Copper

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