Saturday, November 8, 2014

Autumn 'Joyful Greetings' Card

 I am still learning how to use the gelatos and decided to try it with Liquitex light modeling paste (purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts) instead of the embossing paste used in the last project.  I think the modeling paste (I chose light because I was putting it on paper but there is heavy modeling paste too for other surfaces) blended better with the gelato colors than the embossing paste.  As this was just a test, I used leaf stencils made from leftover pieces after die cutting Lawn Fawn leaves. In my previous experiment, I used my finger to apply the embossing paste which left a nice leaf-like texture. This time I used a credit card to level the paste applied to the stencil cut out and this resulted in a less interesting surface so perhaps veins should have been drawn in while the paste was still moist.  Since I was rather sloppy with this technique I had to cover up the smudges with Mister Huey gold and added color to the leaves with Zig Wink of Stella.  Both products are available at BFC and are perfect for holiday projects. To achieve the torn kraft paper edge, I used a cardstock with a kraft inner core. After die cutting the Paper Smooches sentiment out of foil cardstock, I decided to apply Elmer's spray adhesive to the back of the words.  This would have worked fine except I kept moving the pieces around and so they left a bit of residue.  Oh well, this was just a test and I learned a lot from playing around. Have fun with your craft experiments!  You just might make a great discovery!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Lynn. You sure created a pretty fall card. Love the colors. Ohhh, and that die set by Lawn Fawn is a must-have.

Leanne said...

I love it!! I'm definitely going to look in my stash for some foil paper because the words looks so pretty. Love the design of your card and if you had never told us about the smudges I would have never known. Wonderful share!!