Hello Everyone and Welcome!
Father’s day is coming up and I want to share some cards I made for the men in my life.
I used products from Concord & 9th, Avery Elle and Altenew and Distress Oxide inks. Plus, some Heat Resistant Acetate!
Now, you must know, it’s a zoo around this place. When I start a card I have an idea in my head and as I go along BAMMM another flies in and BAMM another and another! You know what I’m talking about, right?
I started out with Concord & 9th’s Triangle Turnabout stamp and inked up with my lightest color first and up to my darkest color, turning one click for each color. I then set it aside and inked up another in a different color scheme.
The inks I used for the BLUE card: Broken China OXIDE, Faded Jeans OXIDE, Altenew Industrial Diamond and Altenew Jet Black.
PURPLE card: Wilted Violet OXIDE, Altenew Midnight Violet , Altenew Industrial Diamond and Altenew Jet Black.
GREEN card: Altenew Volcano Lake, Altenew Lagoon , Altenew Industrial Diamond and Altenew Jet Black.
Then, after the pieces were all dry, I placed one-by-one in my ‘sparkle box’ and spritzed it with Glitzy Spritzy shimmer spray from Lindy’s Stamp Gang [any glitzy spray you have on hand will do]. That completes the turnabout stamping.
Now, onto the embossing- I Cut ‘Hot off the Press’ Heat Resistant Acetate. In this case, for my A2 sized cards. Make sure you leave enough at the top for a flap to fold over.
I put the acetate into my Stamp positioning tool and centered the large ‘Dad’ stamp.
*VERY IMPORTANT* Use an anti-static tool all over the acetate! You can wipe it clean with a tissue later.
Ink up your stamp with VersaMark and emboss with white embossing powder. I used Ranger, but any white embossing powder you have on hand will do. I put my piece down flat on my craftmat and heat embossed it.
I made multiple cards so I just left the stamp in there, until I was done with all of them.
Then, I heat embossed the three Avery Elle VELLUM envelopes in the same way. These envelopes are heavy duty and do not wrap…they are a breeze to work with! I’m totally going to mail these in the envelopes.
I’m real happy with my cards…I hope my guys are, too
Thank you, for visiting…please, let me know if you have any questions…see ya soon
Hugs and Blessings,