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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Barn Red Cardstock Colonial White Cardstock Your choice of B&T paper from Passages Level 2 “Happy Journey” MyAcrylix Stamp Set Choice of Marks Passages Epoxy Clip 4 Colonial White Brads (Bulk Item) or similar Chocolate Ink Pad Desert Sand Ink Pad Black StazOn Ink Pad 4” x 4” Acrylic Block 2” x 2” Acrylic Block Colonial White Satin Edge Organdy Ribbon (Bulk Item) or similar VersaMark Pad Craft Heater Clear Embossing Powder (Not detail) Gold Embossing Powder (optional) Plastic spoon or other type of scooping device (optional) Tombow MonoAdhesive Craft Tray Paper Trimmer Cutting Knife Metal-edged ruler VersaMat Scissors Piercer Tweezers (with long handles) Bone Folder MyAcrylix Spritz Cleaner Double Scrubber Pencil Non-stick Craft Sheet (if you already have)
• • • • • • Barn Red Cardstock Base 6” x 12” Choice of Passages Level 2 B&T 5 ¾” x 5 ¾ Colonial White 5 ½” x 5 ½” Frame (¼” wide) – use center to stamp large image Colonial White 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” Mat Barn Red 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” Mat ~6” Colonial White Satin Edge Organdy Ribbon
1. On a piece of Colonial White Cardstock, stamp large Baroque Square in Desert Sand and roll edges of stamp with Chocolate.
2. Trim the stamped image out with a trimmer, scissors, or ruler and cutting knife (I prefer for this). Cut as close to the image as you can without cutting the image.
3. Coat the entire image with VersaMark Ink.
4. Holding the image over the Craft Tray, cover with clear embossing powder. (Note: It’s actually easier if you fill a small plastic kitchen storage container with your embossing powder and use the spoon to scoop the powder over the image.)
5. Using tweezers to hold the image (it’s ok if it leaves a mark in the embossing, as you can even it out with a shot of heat), melt the powder with your Craft Heater. Heat from underneath the paper until the embossing powder is mostly melted, then you can heat it from the top. Remember to keep the heater moving, otherwise you could scorch the paper or damage the embossing. (You can lay the paper on a craft sheet, just make sure that you have something underneath that will not be damaged by the heat.)
6. Repeat steps 3-5 as many times as needed to create a thick coat. Approximately 5-7 times. Note: You can add powder without adding VersaMark ink each time, if it is still hot. The powder will stick. However, if you let it cool in between coats, you will have to add VersaMark before coating with powder. Otherwise, the powder will blow away when you turn on the heater. CAUTION: Be careful! The liquid embossing powder is extremely hot and can burn you if it drips on you or you touch it.
7. This would be a good time, while the embossing powder/liquid is hot, to sprinkle (just pinch with your fingers or use a plastic spoon) a different color embossing powder (like gold, bronze, copper, etc.) in the corners (or elsewhere) of the image, or even beads, sprinkles, etc. Using as much or as little as appeals to you. Just lay the paper flat on a craft sheet, melt a specific area with your heater and sprinkle your choice of media. 8. Ink “Happiness is...” with StazOn and stamp immediately into the hot embossing powder (liquid). If it has cooled, just blast the area to be stamped with your craft gun to make it molten again. Option 1: If you would rather not risk messing up your image, you can always stamp the image on either vellum or cardstock and adhere it to top of card. Option 2: If you have a hard time with this technique, you can always skip the “cracked” glass image and just stamp your sentiment on the inside of the card, allowing it to show through the cut-out portion of the front panel. Option 3: Wait until the embossing is cool and stamp directly on top of the hardened embossing, just be sure that the embossing is fairly flat/level. 9. Allow image to completely cool. Not just to the touch...it can still be warm on the interior. Setting it in
the freezer for a few moments worked well for me. Once cooled, bend the image in various places and it should crack. If it does not crack, it is either not cool enough or it is not thick enough. (If it is not thick enough, you can heat it and continue to add embossing powder.) Be careful not to over work it though, because it can actually peel and/or flake off the paper. 10. While the image is cooling, you can assemble the rest of the card as follows... 11. Cut a 6” x 12” piece of Barn Red Cardstock. Then score and fold in half to make a 6x6 card.
12. Cut choice of Passages B&T paper 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” and adhere it to the front panel of the 6 x 6 card (fold of card on left). This needs to be adhered to the base as indicated on the diagram below, with all the lines representing adhesive and no adhesive in the interior square.
13. Using the trimmer (my preference), or a ruler and cutting knife, cut a ¼” wide frame 5 ½” x 5 ½” and adhere to top of B&T paper.
the stamped square as a template. Position it on the card in a diamond shape and trace it on the B&T paper.
15. Using a pencil and ruler, draw a line from the top of the diamond, to the bottom, and from the left of the diamond, to the right.
16. Using the Cutting Knife and VersaMat, cut the B&T paper along the line you just drew. (It should look like a + sign.) \
17. On the inside of the front panel, now that you have a cut to guide you, stamp a corner stamp on all four corners using Chocolate ink.
18. Pull a corner from the center to just inside the corner of the frame. Use the piercer to create a hole to insert a Colonial White brad. Don't burnish the fold, let it stay round and somewhat raised from background.
19.Repeat for all remaining corners.
20.Cut a 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” piece of Colonial White and adhere to the back inside panel.
21. Stamp a corner stamp in all four corners using Desert Sand ink.
22. Cut a 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” piece of Barn Red and lay it inside the card, lining it up with the back Colonial White panel. Do not adhere yet. 23. Using a pencil, trace the diamond-shape onto the Barn Red panel.
24. Adhere the “cracked” image to the Barn Red mat, centering it inside the traced lines. Add adhesive to the front of this panel (as shown).
25. Adhere it to the inside of the front panel, so that the “cracked' image is seen through the front panel.
26. Tie a small piece of ribbon to your choice of Marks Passages Epoxy Clip and attach to the card.
Now pat yourself on the back and enjoy your creation.