Thursday, July 19, 2018

Repeated Embossed Tri-Panel Image Card


Hello! This card is created for my 3rd son who is celebrating his 12th birthday on Sunday. One of his passions is geography, thus, explains the map as being the focal point of the card. I am also creating this card for Concord & 9th's Mixed Media Challenge.

I am using the Concord & 9th Map Love stamp set. I got this as a free item as part of the order. Unfortunately, this stamp set is now unavailable. I am using a Ranger Watercolor paper, using the smooth side for better image impression. I am using the Misti Stamping Tool as well since I will be stamping this image multiple times with a Versamark ink. I treated the area with an anti-static pouch. I stamped the image then poured Wow! Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular embossing powder over the impression. I heat set this making sure that the heat gun is warm enough before zapping heat on the powder. I allowed this to cool down and repeated the process two more times. For the fourth stamping, I switched to a The Essential Glue pad and a Wow! Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High embossing powder but I just poured the embossing granules on certain areas of the image to add texture to the embossed image. I repeated this one more time.

I ink blended Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress ink on the background. I inked the background about three times. I buffed off the ink from the embossed image using a cloth. I heat set to dry the background being careful not to apply heat to the embossed image.

I picked up some color from the Finetec Pearl Colors paint and placed it on an acrylic block. I flicked this on to the inked panel using a paint brush. I set this to dry.


I trimmed a patterned paper from My Mind's Eye to 5 1/2"x4 1/4". I trimmed the map panel into 1 3/4"x3" to create a tri-panel map. I had to trim off some of the sides of the end panels to fit all three on the patterned paper panel. I should have used a guillotine cutter instead of a rotary cutter in cutting through the embossed image. Some of the embossed impressions came off with the cutting but no worries. I used a Versamark pen and applied ink to the warped areas. I poured the embossing powder to this area and heat set it. Once melted, this newly applied powder blends it with the previously embossed powder. I applied foam adhesive to the back of these tri-panel then adhered it to the patterned paper.


For the sentiment, I heat embossed this using the same embossing powder on black cardstock. I wanted the sentiment to be a one-line sentiment and not in three-lines as in the original stamp. After heat setting the sentiment, I carefully cut the words apart and positioned them straight with the use of a ruler on the bottom of the tri-panel image.

I adhered this panel to a top folding, wide A2 white note card.


Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!

Happy Birthday to my son, Yrwin!

Maria Giselle B.



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