Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Thanks for Your Service

I have a different kind of thank you card to share today. This one has a very patriotic flare which would work great for military, but would also work well for first responders and healthcare workers.

I used a few fun products to create this sparkly gem. You can see from the close-up how this card shines!

Here is what I used to make the card, along with the links:


I also used Thermoweb Transfer Gel Duo, Diamond Chips Transfer Foil, and Nuvo Glitter Markers.

For the background, I used a black piece of cardstock. I applied Pixie Spray to the back side of the stencil and placed it on top of the cardstock. Using a spatula, I applied the Transfer Gel through the stencil. I removed the stencil and washed it quickly so the gel didn't dry on it. I let it dry while I worked on the other parts of the card.

I stamped the image from Brave Hearts (It is one stamp, but I did a little surgery and cut the words apart from the image for more versatility) using Versamark. I added red and blue embossing powder and heat set the image. I then added a little twinkle by coloring over parts of the image with Nuvo Glitter Markers.

I stamped the sentiment, heat embossed it in black, and trimmed out a banner shape.

After the gel had dried on the black cardstock, I added a piece of foil to it and ran it through my laminating machine. The beauty about this gel is that it works with a die cutting machine just as well. So you can use either a laminator or die cutting machine to adhere the foil to the gel. I removed the foil (save that piece because it can be used again with the unused spaces...I'll tell you how). I trimmed down the piece, attached it to the A2 card base, and added the stamped/embossed images with foam tape. Done!!!

Now that little piece of foil left over can be used a couple of ways. You can laser print a black square, place the foil over it and laminate it, which will give you the reverse image. You can use the transfer gel and add foil to spots. Or you could gel a square area and apply the foil to get the reverse image. Waste not, want not!

I hope you were a little inspired by my project today. I also hope you have been playing along with the card challenge here at Technique Junkies. Grand prize is a set of the whole July release of stamps!

Also, don't forget you can save 10% on all these products by entering the code below (the code NEVER expires so keep it handy!)
Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!