VIDEO: How to Wow – Metallic Ink

Sep 21, 2017 | Gratitude, Thank You & Thanksgiving Cards, Tutorials & Videos | 2 comments

VIDEO: How to Wow – Metallic Ink

Sep 21, 2017 | Gratitude, Thank You & Thanksgiving Cards, Tutorials & Videos | 2 comments

Tick-Tock, it’s time to play! Design team O is on the scene with a new Tic Tac Toe board and some amazing inspiration!

You might wonder what it’s like to be a part of an online design challenge team. Is it a huge commitment? Are the designers nice? Is it a lot of pressure? Well, we’re looking for a new designer to fill a position starting in late October, so, maybe you should apply! Click here for details. Here’s a little more about TTTC:

  • We all blog so we can post our projects for the challenge. Some of us post projects more than others – it all depends on our business needs.
  • We have a private Facebook group where we coordinate our challenge submissions and create the challenge cards.
  • Challenge cards are submitted and created in advance so we can work on our inspiration projects ahead of time and work out any issues or questions with elements.
  • We’re all super nice and supportive. There’s quite a few first-time design team members, so there’s lots of support to get questions answered and people going in the right direction.
  • Felicita manages all of the blog posts, and I manage all of the social media posting. DT members are expected to post comments on the entries. Other design challenges sometimes divvy up the work further, but we find that this works for us so far!
  • We represent lots of different styles and products (not just Stampin’ Up!). We love that we can reach crafters with different styles.

My design for today follows the first row across: Metallic, Glow, Autumn Colors:

Play along at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Inspiring you 8-ways each week! Find us @tttchallenge or New challenges every Thursday!

Originally, the upper left corner was “Metallic Ink”, so I took the challenge and figured out how to make metallic ink with Stampin’ Up! reinkers! This is the creativity that ensued:

For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#TTTC016). Featuring: Paisleys & Posies stamp set, Paisleys Framelits dies, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie reinkers, Clear Wink of Stella, Copper embossing. For more details and a video on making metallic ink, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #fall #watercolor #metallicInk #thankful #handstamped

The technique is more than adding Wink of Stella on top of the ink. In this way, the metallic effect pools along with the ink color. It is stunning and a TON of fun! Here’s how I did it:

I’m betting you’ll be making metallic ink combos for weeks! It’s so much fun!! Here’s some other details that make today’s card a success:

  • Use Tear & Tape for no-fuss application of foil sheet strips. First I cut the strip to the correct width (1/4″ in this case), and then I add the Tear & Tape to the back. Affix the element to the watercolor layer, then snip the edges to fit. Perfecto, with no adhesive mess!
  • The Embossing Buddy is a MUST for perfect embossing without any strays. Once the embossing cools, you can wipe off any extra powder from the Buddy. You’ll be soooo happy you took the time for this step.
  • Keep it simple! Let that amazing background shine by not adding a whole lot else! Your recipient will be stunned enough, there’s no need to add anything else!!

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On the CASE: Coffee Café

Have you sleuthed through the catalog lately? Perhaps to recreate a project you just love? I felt like a real detective for this week’s On the CASE – I’ll tell you why… I stared, and stared, and compared cardstock for my CASE file this week. I was truly perplexed!! It was clear to me that the base card color was not the same as the cardstock used for the sentiment. What shade of brown could that be?

Quickspiration: Butterfly Basics Sympathy & Fussy Cutting

Looking for quick inspiration to get your creativity started? Welcome to a new series – Quickspiration!
I’m excited to start this new blog series – Quickspiration – because I craft a lot more than I share on my blog. I know that you’d love to see what I’m working on, but I don’t always have time to go in-depth with tips and tricks, videos, etc…. So, these posts will be short on words, but have more images so you can see exactly what went down.

On the CASE: Merry Café

We’re in full-on holiday mode! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? Ann and I have two more CASEes for you today, just in time for your last minute holiday card needs. Ann and I spent the weekend together at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Live event in Salt Lake City. So, we thought we’d spend a few minutes coordinating our CASE files. It was so fun to have my CASE partner live and in-person to decide which CASEs we’d take on for this week!

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For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#TTTC016). Featuring: Paisleys & Posies stamp set, Paisleys Framelits dies, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie reinkers, Clear Wink of Stella, Copper embossing. For more details and a video on making metallic ink, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #fall #watercolor #metallicInk #thankful #handstamped