I have had so many emails and DM about the Poinsettia card I created for the Sizzix Chapter 3 release that I thought I better write the tutorial for all those who want to know. So lets get started!
I gathered some supplies - it does not matter the color of the stamp pad or even the stamp that you use. These choices are all up to the maker and what suits them. What I do think is good for this technique is the Distress Watercolor paper. The thickness of the paper helps is hold up under the multiple passes through the Vagabond Machine (or Bigshot). The 3D folder is a bit longer than the precut cards so I decided to cut a 8 x 11" sheet down to fit the folder.
|Place the paper into the folder smooth side down.|
The gold foil will only stick to the "painted" portion so be sure to tilt the card so you can detect the shine of the Resist Spray. Set aside to dry for a few minutes while you prepare the Minc machine.
This is what it looked like when it came out.
PLEASE NOTE: once the foil was added, I had a hard time photographing the card with true colors due to the shiny gold foil. So please know this is all the same card, it just appears different on camera.
Use Distress Ink to color any white paper that might be peeking through and add some depth to the red ink.
At this point I trimmed the edges of the card and then started the card backing.
I used the luxurious black Alcohol Ink Cardstock for the sentiment. The Ranger gold embossing powder is stunning on this thick almost suede like paper.
So here is the final card with some metallic string added. The sentiment is from the Scenic Holiday stamp set.
So lets make the card again, but this time with Oxide Inks in the green family.
Same process but of course the card looks totally different.
2. Three passes in the Vagabond (don't forget to spritz the paper before adding it to the folder)
4. Paint on the Resist Spray and let dry.
5. Into the carrier sheet with the Minc Foil. Run through the Minc.
I know someone will ask, "can I use a laminator instead of a Minc?" or "can I use a craft iron?" The answer is, I don't know because I haven't tried it. Obviously, you are welcome to try any method but I'll stick with what I know works for me. That being said, I've got more Poinsettia cards to make!now carry on,