Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Stamping Technique - Acrylic Block Background

Create a fun and easy background using your acrylic blocks!

It's so easy, here are the instructions:
Step 1: Ink an acrylic block with a light colored ink by pressing the ink pad directly onto the block.
Step 2:  Mist the block lightly with water.
Hint:  The more water you add, the softer, and less vibrant the colors will be.
Step 3:  Press the ink acrylic block firmly onto the cardstock. Hold the block in place for a few seconds so that you remove the air bubbles.
Step 4:  Stamp small images on the background , Finish the card.

And here are the cards from class that we made:

Warmest Wishes Birthday
Stampset:  Blooming with Kindness
Cardstock:  Old Olive 5 ½ x 8 ½, Pretty in Pink mat 5 ¼ x 4, Whisper White 2 ½ x 4, Primrose Petals 3 x 4 1/2
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Regal Rose (Medium Block), Pink Pirouette (Small Block), Pretty in Pink (Oblong Block)
Accessories: Satin Pleated Ribbon, Finial Press Embossing Folder.

Winter Thank You
Stamp Set:  Lovely as a Tree, Blooming with Kindness & Single Snowflake
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue 5 ½ x 8 ½, Marina Mist mat 4 x 5 ¼, Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 & 3 ½ x 4 1/4
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Basic Grey
Accessories:  Misting Bottle, Dimensions, Dazzling Details, Brayer for Big Block

Hint:  Apply Dazzling Details after assembly, it will take alittle bit for it to dry.  Stamp off the snowflakes so that they are lighter.

Here is the fancy fold card we made, its called Twisted Gift Card Holder. This was a challenge but after several tries, I am happy to say, I GOT IT!!

Twisted Gift Card Holder
Stamp Set:  Hearts a Flutter, Word Play
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Early Expresso
Paper:  Primrose Petals 4 ¼ x 11,
Comfort CafĂ© DS Paper 4 x 10 ¾
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Hint:  Stamp the Heart design first then run through The Big Shot.

And there you have it!  Another successful class in the books.  Remember if you ever see any cards that you like but don't have time to make them, I do sell card kits. Email me for details.

As always, take care

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