What You'll Need:
Funky Fossil Spring Showers Luxe Cuts Embellishments
Funky Fossil Spring Showers stamp set
Funky Fossil Love Blossoms 8x8 paper pad
Funky Fossil Falling Blossoms stencil
Ranger Distress Oxide inks in Saltwater Taffy, Rustic Wilderness and Fossilised Amber
Wow! Clear Embossing ink pad
Wow! Embossing Powders in White, Perfection, French Toast and Fresh Stem
Clear texture paste
White card and black card.
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Pop out the embellishments that you are going to use for your design from your sheet of luxe cuts.
They are held in the sheet by a single tab and should come out easily. Just be gentle and take a bit of extra care with any more delicate pieces.
Next we are going to add colour to our super lightweight embellishments.
I have chosen colours of distress oxide and of Wow! embossing powders that will go with the patterned paper that I am using.
Alternatively you could colour your embellishments with alcohol markers, paints or sprays.
To colour your embellishments with ink you could go over them directly with your ink pad or apply the ink with a brush.
Once you have applied colour to the embellishments, coat each of them with embossing ink.
You can press the embellishments directly in to the ink pad or press the ink pad on to the embellisments. Again, be gentle with any more delicate pieces if pushing them face down in to the ink pad.
Coat each of the shapes with the required colour of embossing powder while the embossing ink is still wet. Shake off any excess and heat with a heat gun to melt the powder. As some of these pieces are quite small you may want to hold them with tweezers to keep your fingers away from the heat or hold them in place on your glass mat with a pokey tool.
You can repeat this step as many times as desired to get a more raised, enamelled look on your embellishments. If planning to do this, you won't need to colour the pieces with ink first as the multiple layers of embossing powder will give a solid coverage.
Brush or blend some pale pink ink at the top and bottom of a panel of white cardstock. This has been cut to approximately 4" x 7" so that it is narrower than a 5x7 card base.
Position the Falling Blossoms stencil at the top of the card panel. I have used masking tape to hold it in place.
Spread clear texture paste over the stencil with a spatula to give a raised, clear finish. Remove and wash the stencil.
While the clear texture paste is still wet, sprinkle the Perfection embossing powder by Toni Darroch over the top and set aside to allow the paste to dry.
Once the paste has dried, use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder that has stuck to the paste. Keep the heat gun moving over the stencilled design to reduce the risk of the texture paste over heating and bubbling up.
Then comes the fun bit - arranging the embellishments on your card panel and adhering them once you have achieved a look that you like.
Simply stamp a sentiment on a strip of black card with clear embossing ink and use white heat embossing powder to create the greeting.
Place a strip of patterned paper down the side of the card front before adhering the finished card panel to the card blank.