Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday #2

What originally started as a weekly goal was quickly downsized to a monthly goal.  I have to remind myself sometimes..."baby steps".  LOL  If I only get one tutorial a month posted, that's still more than what I was doing, right?  If I get more than that done, then it's a bonus.

This tutorial features a resist technique.  I created a card for October's Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop using this technique.  You can also find a list of supplies in the same post.
I started with a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Colonial White cardstock.
Inked swirl stamp from the Love Life Stamp Set with VersaMark.
Cover ink with Clear Embossing Powder, using a scrap piece of paper or craft tray to return the extra to the jar.
Heat the embossing powder until it melts and turns shiny.  I never get tired of the magic.
Using a rubber brayer, apply Buttercup ink to a portion of the paper.
Add Honey ink using the rubber brayer.
Add Sunset ink.
Finally apply Barn Red ink.  You can also see that I went back over the paper with Sunset and Honey.  I actually had wanted the transition between colors to be less harsh, and more random/messy, but I didn't hate it, so I went with it.  Glossy cardstock actually will give you a little forgiving as the dye ink dries a little slower and you can blend colors a little easier.
Buff the surface with a cloth to remove the ink that is on the embossing...
...to reveal the Colonial White cardstock beneath.
Sponge the edges with Cocoa ink.
Adhere to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Colonial White cardstock.
Sponge the edges of a 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Mishief Paper with Cocoa ink. (The picture shows a slightly larger piece, but I ended up cutting it down some.)
Due to the darker color of the paper, I decided to also apply ink directly to the paper.  In reality, I hold the piece of paper in my hand as I do this.  I just couldn't take a picture doing that. :)
Use the Edge Destressor to rough up the edges.
Using your finger tips, rough up the edges more by rolling and tearing.  Adhere to the brayered piece.  (You'll need to add your scalloped piece before adhering it, though.  I did it backwards.) 
Use a corner rounder (with the guard removed) to create a scalloped edge on a 1" x 3 3/4" piece of Grey Wool cardstock.
Sponge Grey Wool ink on the edges of a 2" x 2" square of Grey Wool Cardstock.
I didn't take photos of the stamped images, but I cut two leaves and a scalloped oval on my Cricut Expression, using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I stamped the sentiment in Barn Red.  I inked one leaf in Honey, Sunset and Cocoa; and the other in Honey, Barn Red and Cocoa.  Finally, I added some Natural Hemp, a button and a little Bronze Glitz gel; adhered it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Cocoa card and voila!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and here's to hoping that I'll have another one ready before next month. :)  Until next time....Happy craftin'!

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