Monday, May 25, 2009

Ship Collage Card

Supplies: Navy blue cardstock
Tan cardstock
Off White cardstock
Prussian blue Palette ink (TT-209)
Versamark Pad (S-1179)
Transcendence Powder (C-151)
Ship Collage stamp set (T-2027)
Happy Birthday stamp (I used the Gift with Purchase stamps)
Ribbon Borders Stamp (T-2312)
Background texture stamp (I used a retired TAC crackle stamp)
Crop-a-dile (K-100)
Marvy Heat Tool (F-163)
Tidy Tray (C-1233)
Used dryer sheet


1) Cut a standard size card base from the navy cardstock.

2) Cut 5 x 3 3/4" piece of tan cardstock. Using the background texture stamp (crackle, in my case), stamp the tan cardstock with Versamark ink. This will impart a "watermark" image.

3) Layer tan cardstock onto the front of the card.

4) Cut a 3 1/2 x 2 5/8" navy blue rectangle. Adhere to card (see picture).

5) Cut a 3 1/16" x 2 6/16" off white cardstock rectangle. Rub the paper lightly with a used dryer sheet to eliminate static. Stamp ship collage image on this using the Prussian Blue Palette.

6) Moving quickly, pour the Transcendence powder over the freshly stamped image. Tap off excess. Heat emboss with the Marvy heat tool - you will notice the image begins to look glossy. Adhere to navy cardstock rectangle.

7) Cut a strip of navy cardstock 3/4" x 5 1/2" . Cut a strip of tan cardstock 1/2" x 5 1/2". Layer on top of navy cardstock and adhere.

8) Cut another strip of navy cardstock 1/4 x 5 1/2" . Using the Ribbon Borders Stamp and the Prussian Blue Palette, make your faux ribbon. Layer on top of the other strips. Use the Cropadile to punch a hole in either end of the strips and attach the brads. Adhere entire strip to card base bottom.

9) Cut a strip of navy cardstock 3/4" x 2" and a strip of off white cardstock 1/2" x 1 3/4". Layer on top of each other, wipe with the dryer sheet and stamp "Happy Birthday" on the off white cardstock piece. Emboss quickly with the transcendence powder. Adhere over faux ribbon on bottom of card.

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