Sunday, May 21, 2017

Handlettered Greetings

Hi there and welcome back!  It's been a while since I posted anything, mainly because life just got in the way LOL!  But today I'm sharing a card using Ranger Distress Inks and the wonderful Neat & Tangled Polygon Cover Die.

To start with, 3 colors of Distress Inks were blended on a piece of Bristol card stock with a Tim Holtz Mini Blending Tool, then splattered with water drops that were then absorbed with a paper towel, leaving the lovely water splotches.  Next the panel was adhered to a same size panel of fun foam, then cut with the Polygon Cover Plate Die from Neat & Tangled.  I used a shim to ensure the die cut all the way through the foam layer.  In order to adhere the die cut pieces to the card while preserving the pattern, I did not remove the cut away portion (the part in between and outside the shapes) but instead turned the whole thing over and applied Glossy Accents to the back of the die cut pieces only, adhered it to the base of white card stock, then piled a couple of books on top of it and allowed the glue to dry, which took about 2 hours.  When dry, I removed the cut portion to reveal the spaces between the polygon shapes.  I hope that makes sense!  I was inspired to use this technique by the lovely Laura Bassen in this post (link). 

Next the Handlettered Greetings die from Simon Says Stamp was cut three times, adhered together then to the card, then painted with Clear Wink of Stella to add that bit of sparkle (a bit hard to see in this photo).  Finally, some sequins from Simon Says Stamp and Pretty Pink Posh were added for a bit more bling.

Thanks for taking time to visit!  Have a great week!


Product detail
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Ranger Distress:  Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers
Other:  Handlettered Greetings die, Pretty Pink Post Sparkling Clear Sequins, Simon Says Stamp Vintage Chic sequins, Clear Wink of Stella, Neat & Tangled Polygon die, Fun Foam

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