Monday, November 4, 2013

Everblue in Poloroid

Everblue in Poloroid by Andrea G71

October Stamp Club Card

I know it is only October but we have to get a few Christmas cards made at our stamp club workshop. This is our first Christmas card of the season.  We used two techniques:   The Shaker card and the Faux Letterpress techniques.  Unfortunately the photo does not show the Illuminate ink glittering in the stripes of the blue card stock (faux letterpress technique).  Here are the details on how to make this card.

Follow these techniques to make the poloroid shaker image and the striped background in Marina Mist:

Technique:  Shaker Card - Tutorial can be found on Splitcoaststampers
Technique: Faux Letterpress Tutorial can be found on Splitcoaststampers

 To create the picture image in the "poloroid photo", stamp the evergreen trees in Midnight Muse ink.  Sponge Marina Mist ink over the entire piece of card stock.  If you want, you can sponge a bit of Midnight Muse ink as well.  Stamp the stars using the Illuminate ink. Continue following the Shaker card instructions.


Use wax paper when using the expression thinlits.  This will make your life so much easier!!!  The sandwich works like this:  Bigshot Platform, Acrylic plate, thinlit, wax paper, card stock, Acrylic plate.  Works like a charm.  Thanks Brenda, I think you were the one that gave me this tip!
We tried Mica Flakes but they did not move around in our window very easily.  Too much static.  I think if you would want to use the flakes, double up on the mounting tape height to give the flakes more space to move.  The glitter is heavier and moves easily in the window.

To adhere the "merry", roll the glue dots to fit to the back of the sentiment. Rolling the glue dots keep them hidden.   Another option is to use spray adhesive. 

The Illuminate ink was used in the Faux Letterpress Technique.  


Stamps:  Evergreen
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Season of Style DSP, Silver Foil Sheets
Ink:  Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Illuminate, 
Accessories:  Scalloped Border Punch or Edgelit, Corner Rounder, Expressions Thinlets, Wax Paper, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Buttons, Rhinestones, Mounting Tape (Scotch brand - found in the framing section at Michael's), Silver Glass Glitter, Square Framelits, Sticky Strip, Transparency/Acetate, Glue Dots, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder

If you have any questions regarding the making of this card, please don't hesitate to ask.  Thanks for stopping by.


Hilda said...

I love it!!!