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!

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  • 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.
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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 tictactoechallenge.com. 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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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