Saturday, April 2, 2016

Ink Blending, Metal Die Embossing and Foiled Sentiment

I created these cards for a friend who needs Thank You cards and also to participate in the MFT Color Inspiration challenge. I only have one MFT ink pad so I looked through my ink swatch to see which of my inks are close to the challenge colors.

I blended the colors on Strathmore Bristol paper. Using a white pigment ink, I stamped the solid figures from the MFT Party Patterns, sort of like creating a bokeh pattern. I zapped the panel with the heat gun. I misted the panel with Ranger Pearl diluted in water. I dried this again with the heat gun. The thing I like about the Bristol paper is it's endurance with water and heat. I didn't notice any warping. I haven't tried other kinds of medium to put this paper to the test. How about you? Have you tried this paper with other mediums?

To add more detail to the panel, I used MFT Die-namics Stitched Companion-Diagonal to emboss and add the detailed stitching to the panel. To achieve this, I sandwiched the ink blended panel, the metal die and a Spellbinders Silicone mat under the inked panel, then ran these through the Sizzix Big Shot. My panels were bigger than the metal die. At first, I embossed the metal die to the larger inked die then snipped the sides just enough to leave a small margin around the stitched lines. With the second and last panels, after embossing it, I did partial die cutting to cut the edges off. This is when you just apply the top plate on top of the area of the die you want cut. Anything not covered by the plate will not be cut.

For the sentiment, I tried foiling using the Therm O Web ICraft Deco Foil Adhesive Pen Glue. I wasn't coming up with good results so instead of wasting a lot of resources, I die cut the word thanks from MFT Many Thanks Die-namics using a silver foiled cardstock. To make it easy to adhere this sentiment, I also applied Stick-It to the back before die cutting it.

I mat the panels with dark gray cardstock. I adhered this to a white top folding note card. I further embellished the card with sequins and glass beads. I was trying to adhere a small seed beed to the center of the sequin but the Ranger Multi-Matte won't keep it stuck to the sequin so I  just got rid of that idea.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Great cards Maria! Love the colors and the fabulous backgrounds!

  2. Love the colors and thank you for using our Deco Foil for an added pop on this beautiful card!

  3. I LOVE what you did with the colors. Just beautiful. Thanks for linking up with us at PDE Linky Party.