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Caroler's Collage Card
by Wendy Kennedy
- Dark green & red cardstock
- Gold Metallic Paper
- Glossy paper
- Gold ink pad (I used Galaxy Gold Brilliance)
- Embossing ink pad
- Gold embossing powder
- Heat Tool
- Adirondack Rainbow Ink Pad - Noel (must work on glossy paper)
- Black ink pad (that works on glossy paper - I used Brilliance)
- Inkadinkado Stamp - Caroler's Collage
- Inkadinkado Stamp - Small Snowflake
- Inkadinkado Stamp - Large Snowflake
- Scissors/Paper Trimmer
- Cut red cardstock for card - I used 6" x 10" and folded to 6" x 5" (make sure you have an envelope to fit the card size you are making
if you`ll need an envelope!).
- Cut strip of green cardstock 6" x 1" and gold paper 6" x 1.5".
- Tear a piece of glossy paper 3.75" x 4.5".
- Roll brayer on rainbow ink pad & roll color onto glossy cardstock. Let sit until dry.
- Stamp Caroler's Collage on glossy cardstock with black ink. Let dry.
- Make sure you're using inks that will dry on glossy cardstock!
- Ink edges of glossy cardstock with green area of rainbow ink pad.
- Stamp large snowflakes in gold on red card front.
- Attach green, gold & glossy cardstock to card front.
- Stamp small snowflake on green cardstock to left of glossy picture with embossing ink.
- Emboss in gold.
- Ink stamp with embossing ink.
- Stamp image (unless you have a tinted embossing ink you won't be able to see it very well - will look wet).
- Sprinkle embossing powder over stamped image.
- Shake excess powder off card and back into embossing powder bottle.
- Heat with a heat gun until embossing powder melts. You should see a color change when it melts.
- Be careful not to heat too much or your paper will curl and burn.
- Don't waste time between steps. You have to put the embossing powder on before the embossing ink dries. Embossing inks are designed to stay wet longer but it's still a good idea to move quickly.
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