Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Tuesday To-Do (on a Wednesday)

I've been under the weather the last few days (and so has hubby) so blogging fell by the way side. Here are the instructions to make this card which I posted last week



Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Metallic Mixers

* Cranberry

* Raisin

* Red Pepper

* Gold

* Bronze

Alcohol Ink Applicator

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

· Fired Brick

· Tattered Rose

Black archival ink

Clear Emboss It ink pad

Clear UTEE

Cut & Dry Foam


Glossy paper

Red card form (or red cardstock measuring 8&12 x 5&1/2)

White and black cardstock

Medium or large love themed rubber stamp

Four small love themed image stamps

Sentiment stamp

2” Square punch

Felt heart accent


1. Alcohol Ink background

Cut a piece of glossy paper about 8&1/2 x 5&1/2 in size

Load up your alcohol ink applicator with the three inks and the mixatives

Using a dabbing motion apply to glossy paper, twisting the applicator as you go. Make sure to cover at least 2/3 of the paper

Ink up the medium/large stamp with black archival ink and stamp over background

Cut a piece measuring 4&1/8 x 5&3/8 and set aside

2. Cracked Tiles

Using small pieces of Cut & Dry Foam apply Tattered Rose and Fired Brick inks to a piece of white cardstock

Stamp four small images and use punch to punch out the squares

Press the embossing pad onto the squares, covering completely with the ink. Cover with clear UTEE and heat to melt; adding more UTEE until you have 3-4 layers. Set aside to cool

Once cool, bend the pieces back in forth in different directions forming cracks in the UTEE

Stamp sentiment on a scrap piece of inked up white cardstock with Fired Brick ink. Assemble card as shown above.

card detail

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