Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Love You with Red Roses Tri-Shutter Card

Here's another of the Tri-Shutter cards we made in class. This one I had the creative crew do from scratch (i.e. no die cut!). It's always hard to use the Xacto knife well (especially on black), but so worth the effort!

For this one, I used the clay-coated glossy paper I got at Scrapfest from Local King Rubber Stamps (out of B.C.) This paper stamps SO well. We used watercolour markers with a direct-to-stamp application. We huffed before stamping (instead of spritzing the stamp). It seems to lock the ink under the gloss and the sentiment comes out amazingly crisp! Everyone was impressed!

The trick is to colour the whole stamp with a lighter colour and then add some spots of a darker colour directly over top of your lighter colour already laid down on the stamp. I used red as my lighter colour and then brown as my darker shade. Each person in my class tried different colours: light pink and darker purple, purple and dark blue; pale pink and purple.

I made a mask for the rose stamp out of acetate. I used stazon ink on it and a repositionable glue dot on the back. I really like that kind of mask because it is easy to clean of and lasts longer than a post-it note mask.

You can really see the gloss in the second picture. The sentiment is a mash-up of two sentiments by Avery Elle. "Love" was its own stamp. "You" came from a "For You" sentiment. We taped over the "For", inked it, removed the tape and then stamped the "You". Positioning on an oval was a little bit tricky. For my birthday, I asked for a MISTI! That would have made stamping the sentiment easy peasy! I'm always afraid to stamp the sentiment last and risk ruining the whole piece. With the MISTI, I'll be able to see how it's going to turn out before putting the ink on! Can't wait to find the time to try it out!

I figured this card would work for a mother's day card or siblings/besties just as well as it would for couples!

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