Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I don't know if this really qualifies as a digital card...after I explain my process, I'll let YOU be the judge.
On World Card Making Day (Oct. 6) I printed out some free downloads from Nicole (Papertrey). But instead of printing them out on card stock, I printed them on acetate...in black & white. Taking the background piece, I flipped it to the back side and began using my Copic markers to color some parts of the flowers in a light turquoise color. Then I rant the background piece of acetate through my Xyron 510 to create a sticky back side. I peeled the backing off and with a paint brush, covered the sticky surface with a lavender shade of Pearl Ex, and then painted the entire backing with Lumiere and let dry...really well!
After sufficient drying time I ran the entire piece through my Xyron again and adhered that to a piece of Taken with Teal card stock. A piece of Cool Caribbean was adhered directly onto the acetate, then I attached three pieces of Turquoise Velvet ribbon to the piece before adhering it all down to my card base of Cool Caribbean.
For the focal image, I colored the back side with sharpies because I wanted vibrant colors. I attached the focal acetate onto a piece of Pale Plum card stock using rhinestone brads. This piece was then adhered onto a piece of Taken with Teal card stock. Using dimensionals, I adhered the focal image to the front of the card.
Those of you who photograph any card that has shiny and shimmery elements know the challenge of getting a picture that truly shows the brilliance of the shimmer, and in real life this card backing is really striking. I hope you can get an idea of how shimmery it really looks. To get a closer look, just click on the picture.
Thanks to all of you who regularly check in to see what I'm doing. I truly appreciate your comments and constant encouragement!!
Stamps: None, images downloaded digitally from Card Maker Magazine website; Papers: Acetate, Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, Pale Plum; Inks: None; Accessories: Pearl Ex, Copic Markers, Sharpie Markers, Xyron 510, Turquoise Velvet Ribbon from the Flirty Ribbon Collection by SU!, Turquoise Rhinestone Brads by SU!, Lumiere, dimensionals.