Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tickle you PINK

Good Morning Dreamerz

Today I want to share a really PINK card with you.  Like most of my crafty friends I have lots of product in my craft room that I have never used, who me? yes ME! So I have been on a mission to start using these stamps, dies, inks, supplies.  Today is one of those projects. full card recipe including a review and tips to follow picture.

Card Recipe
Card Base and foiled layer I used Neenah Solar Crest 80lb cut to 8.5 x 8.5, for the foiled layer I first used Distress Ink in Spun Sugar to give it a light blush of color. For the foiling I took the Pineapple stencil from Echo Park and taped it securely on top of the distress colored using painters tape. I then broke out my new jar of DecoFoil Transfer Gel and an old credit card I keep on hand for all sorts of uses in the craft room. I applied a generous layer of Transfer Gel then set about spreading it over the whole stencil going back and forth side to side to make sure I had all the nooks and crannies of the stencil filled in. Once I was happy I untaped the stencil and immediately took it to the kitchen to give it a good wash, the transfer gel cleaned up perfectly in warm water from the stencil and left no residue at all! I set the project aside to wait for it to dry which took a few hours because of the thickness. I fired up my laminator and picked a bright pink foil for the pineapples, ran it thru 2 times because not all areas picked up the foil the first time. Since I knew this was going to be a pretty thick card with layers I decided to instead of placing the solid pink layer on top I used a die and cut out from the foiled layer and then inserted my pink layer in securing it with double sided tape.  Now the pink layer looked plain so I broke out the pineapple stencil again and used the new Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio using a sponge dauber to color in the pineapples. Now all my card needed was something for the pineapple emblazoned pink layer!! So I dug thru my stamps and dies and came across this set from My Favorite Things called Tickled Pink and the dies are called Flamingos, I had not used this set yet but loved the sentiments. The Flamingo was die cut using paper from my stash in 2 different shades of patterned pink paper and plain black card stock. The Sentiment was stamped on vellum using Stampin Up Blackberry Bliss which I then sandwiched between a sheet of plain copy paper and ran thru my still warm laminator to speed up the drying of the ink.  This is so much easier than using a heat gun which will definitely warp your velum.

Review: DecoFoil Transfer Gel is easy to use, cleans up beautifully with plain water, but takes a while to dry completely and you need to have a laminator to use it. Distress Oxide inks are quickly becoming my new favorite, I only own 5 colors because I could not commit to buying the whole set, but I will be buying the set a few pads/colors at a time.
TIPS: Keep old Credit Cards, Gift Cards on hand, these are perfect for spreading things like ModPodge, Transfer Gel, paint, you can also use them to scrape off cricut cutting mats, craft surfaces that have dried on bits on the surface, and they work great for helping to flick/remove a super tiny die cut that is stuck to your cutting plate.

Well that is my project in a very long nutshell today.  I am hoping to have my GoPro set up soon for video which will be a whole lot easier and much more fun for you all.

Have a Great Day Dreamerz!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your card featuring our new Deco Foil Transfer Gel! We've found it's best to create...and then work on another project while the gel dries! Your card turned out beautifully!



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