Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Creating with simplicity

Out of all the cards I've made using Globecraft Memories products thus far, this is one of my all-time favorites. I think it's the simplicity of the design coupled with that awesome effect I achieved with the Piccolo Enamel Powders.

For this card I used Temple Stone Embossing Enamel and Piccolo Card Decor Set #2. I elected to use only these two pieces from the set. There are enough pieces in these sets to spread over at least three-to-four different cards.

To begin coat the large Piccolo piece with Piccolo Powder Enamel Adhesive. This acts as your glue to hold the enamel powder on while it's being heat-set. Use a heat tool to melt two solid coats then add a third but do not heat through. Heat just enough to create veining; it creates a rustic, textured appearance. I'm in love with the effects that can be created with these enamels. Look at all the colors in the piece; that all comes from one jar!

Paint the small heart-shape Piccolo paperclip with black acrylic paint. When it's dry, give it a coat of Glossy Glastique straight from the bottle and set aside to dry. Glastique comes from the bottle a milky white and turns clear when dry.

Cut a coordinating background paper to fit your card base; mine is 4 1/8 inches-by-5 1/4 inches and it's American Crafts Night Fall Night Watch

The sentiments is from Stampscapes, Scenic Sentiments Sheet #1. It's stamped on a cream cardstock from my stash with Jet Black Archival Ink. While you have the Archival ink open go ahead and edge the pattern paper and sentiment block with it - just enough to define the edges.

Thread ribbon into and around the stem in the heart on the enameled piece. Adhere one end to the back of the enameled piece and leave the other end long enough to run out and tuck under the pattern paper. Lay all the elements in place onto the pattern paper and adhere. Tuck the ribbon ends behind the pattern paper and adhere in place then adhere it all to the card base.

This is the perfect little Fall-themed note card to send to a dear friend! Skip on over to my blog to see what else I've been doing with these fun products from Globecraft Memories.

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Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Linda you are so amazing--love your tutorials!

CathyinMN said...

I love the simplicity of it, that it can easily be made into a card for a man (such a tough thing to do), and that it is very unusual and unique -- I haven't seen anything like it.

Sarah said...

Love your rustic embossing technique.