Thursday, February 28, 2013

My third project this month as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko inks features a new stamp design from Fred Mullet Rubber Stamps and Tsukineko's Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink.

Graphic 45 Bird Song Paper:  Longevity
Wavy Gold Gloss Card Stock & Black Card Stock
Tsukineko's Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink
Fred Mullett Rubber Stamps:  Sea Fan 2
Stamp the leaf onto black card stock with the Delicata. When stamping, press firmly and leave the stamp in place for a few seconds longer to ensure the ink transfers to the paper completely because of the stamp's intricate design.

Using the Spellbinders' Classic Diamonds Nestabilities Die (S4-288), die cut the stamped image using the largest size. Adhere the diamond shape to the wavy gold gloss paper; then trim very close around each edge so the gold narrowly frames the black image.

Cut the Graphic 45 paper 6.5 inches x 9.0 inches; score and fold in half vertically so the  card is 4.5 inches wide x 6.5 inches tall. Cut another piece of 'liner' paper 8.5 inches x 6.25 inches; score and fold in half so the liner is 4.25 inches wide x 6.25 inches tall.

Center the diamond-shape design vertically onto the card front and adhere. Using peel-offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs (1034), apply a corner peel-off to each corner of the card.

Apply adhesive to the front side of the liner piece along the fold line; drop the liner into the inside of the card, centered vertically, and close the card, pressing along the adhesive line to secure the liner.

Thank you so much for viewing this very simple card project featuring Tsukineko's Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. It's the best when you want a very classy look without embossing or glittering. The Delicata really adds a richness to your fine art stamping art that you cannot duplicate as easily with any other product. And I think it goes perfect with the 'real life' nature art from Fred Mullett Rubber Stamps.