Friday, June 10, 2011

Fabulous Floret

Fabulous Floret by Andrea G71

 June Stamp Club Card

Faux Metal Technique


Round corners of various pieces of card stock.  Note that not all corners have been rounded.

Stamp the line-art flower in Tangerine Tango ink on the Whisper White card stock. 

Stamp the Wood Grain stamp on the Early Espresso card stock with Early Espresso ink.
Adhere stamped pieces to the Tangerine Tango card stock.

Use Early Espresso Bakers' Twine to tie a bow. 

To create the Tangerine Tango main image you will need your stamp, smallest piece of Whisper White card stock, VersaMark, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun.

Follow THIS TUTORIAL on Splitcoaststampers to create the Faux Medallion Technique.  (If you use silver, gold or bronze embossing powder it will create the true Faux Metal look.)

Once "medallion" is complete, adhere to Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock squares.  Add dimensionals on the back and complete card.

TIP #1:  When embossing the "medallion", you can either add more embossing powder immediately after heating.  Or you can wait until medallion has cooled and then ink up again with more VersaMark.  Make sure the embossing powder has cooled otherwise the ink pad will get messed up.

TIP #2:  If you don't like how your stamped image turned out in the melted embossing powder, ink up with VersaMark, add more embossing powder and reheat until smooth again.

Whisper White:  4-1/4 x 5x5 card base,  3-1/4 x 2-1/2,  1-7/8 x 1-7/8;  1-3/4 x 1-3/4

Early Espresso:  3-1/4 x 1-1/2,  2 x 2

Tangerine Tango:  3-3/8 x 2-5/8


Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Wood Grain
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Ink:  VersaMark, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Corner Rounder

Thanks for stopping by.


milkshake007 said...

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Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

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