Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #389 - Make Your Mark - Color Anything Using Markers

Hello, Crafty Makers!
My quest to conquer CAS design continues.  
Shopping Our Stash Challenge is now a fortnight challenge. Thus, I had lots of time to ponder how to meet this challenge and my personal goal which is to create as many CAS projects as I can this year. 
I can live with this result.  My only regret is that the silver embossing did not photograph as well as I would have liked.
An Embossed, Copic Colored, CAS Heart Project
In the spirit of "less is more," I chose not to color an image.  I have rediscovered the joy of wet embossing and decided to combine die cutting, wet embossing, and coloring to create a CAS make.  I have to thank my SOS Teammate, Maria, for making me aware of this wonderful Gina Marie Rectangle Die, I am in love!  
I decided to do a little coloring on the inside, so I added another layer of cardstock and colored it with my Copic.  I have a stash of these panels from cutting frames and I just layered it on top of the colored panel.  Nice look!

Thanks for Stopping By!   If you want to create this project, there is a short step tutorial below.
Challenges Entered:

A Little Tutorial
White Cardstock: 110lb
1-piece  - 4.25 x 11 (A2 card size)
2-pieces -4.00"x 5.25"
1-piece - Rectangle Die cut frame (4.00" x 5.25") 
1 Scrap piece for stamping image.
Rubber or Clear Stamp (Deep cuts work better for embossing)
Silver Embossing Powder
Rectangle Frame Die
Sentiment Die
Flatback Crystals
Clear Embossing Ink (like Versamark)
Wet Glue, Double-sided tape, Double-sided foam.
Embossing Powder Tool
Stamping Platform
Heat Tool
Die Cutting Machine
Paper Trimmer

STEPS BY STEP (Sorta-kinda)
1.  Use a piece of scrap white cs or cut a piece of cardstock large enough for your stamp image. 
2.  Determine if you are going to color before or after you stamp.  For this project, I colored the paper first.
3.  Once your paper has dried, wipe the panel with your embossing powder tool.  Position your panel on the stamp platform.  Position your stamp, apply embossing ink and stamp.

4. Apply embossing powder to the image and use your heat tool to emboss. ***Optional: You may, if you wish, return your image to the stamp platform, apply embossing ink to the stamp and the heat emboss again.  I did this for my image to get more detail.
If you decide to double emboss, make sure your paper placement on your platform is exactly the same otherwise you will get this:
5.  Die or fussy cut your image.   Luckily for me, I had an open heart frame die from the same company that fit this stamped image perfectly.  
Cut four additional hearts from scraps and glue them to the back of your heart.  This adds dimension to the image.  
6.  Cut a piece of acetate that is the same size or slightly smaller than your frame.
7.  Add double-sided tape to the back of the frame and adhere the acetate sheet.  Once the acetate is in place, add strips of double-sided foam tape to the frame.
8.  Attach your embossed image to one of the 4.00"x 5.25" panels and glue that panel to the front of your card base (A2).  Add your acetate fame to the panel.
9.  Use wet glue to attach your sentiment and crystals to the front of the panel.
Voila!  Your card is ready for an envelope!
Note: I removed my heart stamp from its block so that I could use it on my stamp platform.

Memory Box Cupid Heart Die (retired)
Memory Box Classic Heart Wood Mounted Stamp (retired)