Thursday, February 07, 2013

Girl Feeding Cat

Today I’ll share a card using these adorable images


With an alcohol ink Tutorial!

1.  Use a straight edge ruler and craft knife to cut clear packaging 4 ¼” x 5 ½.”
{This is the clear packaging that embossing folders and dies come in. You can also use acetate or transparency.}
2.  Cut one piece of card stock and a piece of aluminum kitchen foil 4 ¼” x 5 ½.”
Run card stock through Xyron with permanent adhesive. Peel of adhesive and apply aluminum foil to card stock.
3.   Use felt applicator to apply alcohol inks to aluminum foil.  The colors used should coordinate the finished stamped piece. I used purple, green and gold.
When the alcohol ink is is dry, run the alcohol piece through the Xyron. Peel off adhesive and apply the clear packaging over the alcohol piece.
4.  Place your alcohol inked piece in an embossing folder and run through an embossing tool.
5.   Set this aside.

6.   Ink a brayer with archival black to ink “Girl Feeding Cat” stamp on Kromecote paper from VLVS.  Set image aside to dry overnight or heat set to dry. I prefer to let dry overnight. 
7.   This is my favorite part of the card, using a portable waterbrush or paint brush with watercolor crayons to color image. I like to make the image look as real as possible, something I’ve done since 1998. When the image is dry, take a soft cloth and polish the image. Trim leaving a narrow white border around the image similar to a real photo. 
8.   Adhere gold trimmed paper and then watercolor piece to alcohol piece using Miracle Tape.
9.  Stamp sentiment “I can’t imagine” on Kromecote paper, trim and then use distress ink with foam applicator to coordinate the main stamped image.
10. Apply Miracle Tape to sentiment and alcohol embossed piece to pre-fold card.  


Pre-folded card
Ranger alcohol inks
Ranger felt applicator
Ranger foam applicator
Music embossing folder
Ranger archival black ink
Niji portable waterbrush
Ranger distress ink
Xyron adhesive
Gold paper
Aluminum foil
Watercolor crayons
Embossing and die cutting tool
Clear packaging
Straight edge ruler
Kraft knife

Thanks for viewing my tutorial
Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team ~ Judy Cantrell


Sandra Strait said...

I love this stamp! Fantastic technique!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, it really looks like a vintage photo