Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Background Doodle (gluepen emboss resist) and a Faux Suede Purse

This card & purse combo combines a couple of weird techniques. Click the link if you'd like to go to the tutorials:

Glue pen emboss resist (for the silver pattern on the card) & Faux suede (for the purse.) The purse also uses distress embossing & the purse template is here and Faux Bleach with no bleach (to get the gray tones on the card.) The sharp white line details are done with a Signo gel pen.

Purse How-to:

  1. Print template onto desired cardstock (I used Basic Gray)
  2. Cut it out & Score it where indicated
  3. Stamp it with a background ( I used Stitched in white craft ink)
  4. Emboss with clear embossing powder & heat (until dark lines show in spots--for a distressed look)
  5. Let cool & Rub the whole thing with white craft ink (I use a damp paper towel then heat gun it a little to dry it)
  6. Crease folds with a bone-folder
  7. Embellish & Assemble it.
Card How-to:

Part A
(glue pen embossing-again, lol):
  1. Print your line image out onto cardstock (I used a flower background doodle I made--printed onto White Naturals cardstock.
  2. Trace over the lines of your image with a Sakura quickie glue pen. You may need to work in stages since you want to:
  3. Emboss the wet glue pen with clear embossing powder & heat it.
Part B (emboss resisit):
  1. Wash over the glue pen embossing with ink (I've used basic black ink)
  2. Remove excess ink (off of embossing)
Part C (faux bleach with no bleach)
  1. Paint areas of the blackened (or darkened) image with a wash of White craft ink. An aquapainter is perfect for this.
  2. Layer with more white wash and add details with a Signo gel pen. (you can also tint it with pastels.)

The white tab thank you is made using SU's round tab punch and is stamped by markering the 'thank you' of 'thank you very much' from Much Appreciated.

Card ingredients: Cardstock, Naturals white, (for glue pen emboss resist), Basic Black mat, & Basic Grey card; White taffeta ribbon (SU), white organza (unknown mystery organza-sorry), white square 'ribbon brad' (by Bazzill), white Signo gel pen, Sakura glitter pen (clear).

Thanks so much for reading, :0)

P.S. Do you guys get sick of the full instructions?
I include them in case any of you are beginners... and to describe the whacky things I do, lol.


delpaul said...

Dear Mel,

I absolutely love your creations and I really appreciate your full instructions. Being quite new at all this, I have subscribed to your blog a while ago and have always looked forward to your posts.

Thanks for sharing your work.


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Mel, I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You put all you have into each post, with your creativity. I'm a subscriber and love my morning coffee with Mel. Thank you for all that you do.

Maria said...

Holy! Your card and purse are GORGEOUS!!! I love the elegant look to your card! So pretty! Thank s for the tutorials and instructions!! Gosh, how do you find the time to create such lovely projects!!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely don't get rid of all the details! It's so easy to do yourself after reading your instructions.
Thanks so sharing!
Beth G

Cathrine StClair said...

I think this is a beautiful set! And I love your blog. You are very generous with your instructions. I know it taks a lot of time and it it wonderful how you are so willing to share.

Becky G said...

Love that beautiful flower, Mel! It's gorgeous!!! You are rockin the purses, girl! Keep em coming!

AnnMarie said...

Ooooooh!!! LOVE this purse! You are so clever!!

Kim Etherington said...

That bg flower looks fab on this card. Love the blk, grey and white!

Sue said...

Dear Mel,

I just discovered your site and LOVE what I see. I think your instructions are great and I wouldn't change a thing. Even if someone has stamped for a long time doesn't mean that they don't need good directions for a new project! As a new subscriber I look forward to your creative postings. Thanks for sharing!
Sue H.

Anonymous said...

Your full instructions are the BEST! A beginner like me needs them BADLY!! LOL So, keep it up and I love looking at your creations! I'm off to make some gesso paper today--I think. Life really gets in the way of my craft time lately. (sigh) sandy ;^)