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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Oriental Thank You

Continuing my use of backgrounds made with waxed paper resist, I turned to the ones made with this oriental style M-bossabilities folder (the one used here is shown in the lower left corner of the first picture there).  I really like the way this card turned out.  I took this background a bit farther than the simple wax resist. First, I sprayed the basic wax resist background with some of the "glimmer spray paint" that I had made here.  After it was thoroughly dry, I lined up the pattern with the M-bossabilities folder that I originally used and ran it through my Grand Caliber to emboss it.   

While it was pretty, the background looked a bit washed out.  I thought how nice it would be if the black was a glossy black like you see on lacquered oriental furniture.  Then I thought of embossing powder.  I took my embossing pad and ran it across the background so it inked the raised areas.  Then I sprinkled the whole thing with black embossing powder and melted it.  I loved the result!

The focal was stamped with a stamp from the HOTP Far East set and colored with Smooch ink.  I then cut it with a scalloped square Spelbinder's die.  The red and white mats were cut and embossed using the Marvelous Squares dies (also from Spellbinders). The focal itself is mounted with foam tape for dimension.

The sentiment was made in three pieces.  The red and white mats are cut with Spellbinder's dies - Octagon Strips and Accents, and Fancy Tags.  For the sentiment itself, I traced the inside of the Fancy Tag die onto white cardstock and cut that out.  I stamped the sentiment with a stamp from Tiny Words & Images (HOTP) and then inked the edge before mounting it with foam tape.

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