This is for my husband's 14 year old niece. Ever since I saw this Tim Holtz segment on Carol Duvall, I've wanted to make something using this technique: http://tinyurl.com/s6cd5 I stamped the letters onto lightweight chip board (cardstock isn't quite thick enough), cut them out and glue-sticked them vertically onto a 2 1/2 inch wide strip of scrap cardstock (three letters fit in a 10 inch strip). The adhesive-backed two-inch wide foil tape is layered over the letters, then burnished well over and around the letters (I used my index finger wrapped inside my sweatshirt). Then I applied the alcohol inks, using the felt pieces attached with velcro to an old-fashioned stamp with a handle. It's very similar to doing the polished stone technique. I did do some practice pieces first to get the color combo I wanted. After they dried (not long), I rubbed the black stazon pad across the letters, avoiding the surrounding space, and then very carefully wiped the ink off the letters. Q-tips help with this part to avoid smudging outside or inside the letters. You can always use your left-over piece of inked up felt to touch up areas the Stazon might have touched in spite of how careful you are. Then, buffed them up all nice and shiney, cut them out and mounted onto slightly larger pieces of black glossy cardstock.
I designed this nameplate to fold flat for mailing and fit into a business sized envelope. The letters are mounted (I used mini glue dots) onto a 3 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece of Green Galore cardstock stamped with the Print Pattern background. The base of the nameplate is a full sheet of Pink Passion cardstock, scored at 3 3/4, 4 3/4, 5 3/4 & 9 1/2. That leaves a 1 1/2 inch piece for attaching at the top behind the "front" piece, making the top of the "tent." It's hard to see in the photo, but the bottom has a "v" fold.
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 GMT Views: 1804
Registered: August 9, 2004 Location: My little neck of the woods Posts: 716
Tue, Mar 14, 2006 @ 7:40 PM
Bill has a very lucky niece Linda. I love the colors, the flowers tucked into the print pattern background, the punched flowers, the piece of black gingham, oh, and did I mention the colors! This is so creative.The amount of work that you put into this really shows. This is so perfect for a 13 year old girl.
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Registered: October 25, 2004 Location: Southern Oregon Coast Posts: 17640
Wed, Mar 15, 2006 @ 6:37 AM
The beauty in those foil pieces has me stunned! I've now read your instructions several times and looked at the link. I should get some of those alcohol inks...such beautiful names they have. This is a masterful piece of work, Linda--in every way!
Registered: May 19, 2004 Location: Gainesville, Florida Posts: 2262
Tue, Apr 18, 2006 @ 6:07 AM
This is SO cool! And I have alchohol inks, too! ::::::::::::Squealing::::::::::::::: :D
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".