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Last month at my Stamp Club we made a fun card with a free form and flow-y technique. Is that a word? I think you’ll see what I mean though! The technique is called Misted Alcohol Resist (click below for a bigger picture). And you can never go wrong with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set (see it online – 127793)
Meg’s tutorial directions for Misted Alcohol Resist:
- Heat emboss image on Glossy White card stock (see it online – 102599). I used Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (see it online -101930)
- Spritz card stock with Stampin’ Mist, water or alchol. Drip 5-6 drops of reinker and tilt card stock to distribute.
- Blot any drips that gather at the edges of the card stock to prevent saturating edges.
See how the ink runs but the image resists? I don’t know about you, but we’re dreaming of white Christmas here at our house!
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Greetings of the Season; Ink: Midnight Muse, Versamark, Reinkers in Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse & Pool Party; Paper: Whisper White, Glossy White, Midnight Muse; Accessories: Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Ink refills, Stampin’ Mist
I’ve been mentioning lately how much I’m loving the Nature Walk stamp set (see it online). So when I needed to design a card for Stamp Club with Meg (tonight! check my event calendar) this was the first stamp set to jump off the shelf and into my hand.
What a mouthful for a technique name though! This technique has been around since I started demonstrating about 10 years ago, and it has several names… Layered Brayers and a whole bunch more that I can’t recall.
But whatever you call it, it’s a great collage-type technique. Here I used the Nature Walk stamp set along with Classic Ink Pads in River Rock, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, plus Early Espresso for stamping the darkest images.
Here are the steps for the Retro Brayer Color Block Technique:
- Stamp the background images in a variety of colors on Glossy Card Stock
- Use a Brayer and the lightest of your 3 ink colors to color the background
- Trim a Post-It Note to the desired size and cover up 1-2 spots on your card (I chose the bird images)
- Use the Brayer and the medium ink color to cover your full paper
- Add a few more Post-It Note masks and use your darkest color. Remove all masks and finish your card.
I used card stock to match my ink colors. The Four Frames stamp set (see my April Card Class ‘To Go’) is a perfect match for the oval stamp in Perfect Punches (the ‘thanks’ and small frame).
The sweet little Rosette and the Champagne Glass Glitter, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon are all from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Here is a fun trick with the Perfect Punches oval image. First stamp the ‘thanks’ oval, then punch out the words in the center with the 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Punch. Then punch out the frame with the Scallop Oval Punch and you have a fun frame with an oval-shaped window in the center.
Time to get ready with your Easter card ideas! If you’re home on Spring Break, whip out your stamps and enjoy some creating time. I’m sure there’s a joke about stamping with chicks here, but I can’t quite come up with it, so you’ll have to use your imagination. LOL
Here’s a card that we made at Stamp Club with Meg in March (see more Stamp Club with Meg ideas):
Here’s the technique, adapted from one shared in our Stampin’ Success demonstrator magazine. Stampin’ Success is just one more perk of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (learn more on my website):
- Heat emboss the image on Glossy White card stock with clear Emboss Powder.
- Create a palette of colors with drops of Classic Ink refills on scratch paper or a paper plate
- Spritz the embossed image with water
- Use an Aqua Painter to pick up color and touch it to part of the embossed image. Color will spread through the compartment. Allow card stock to dry.