Create dimension on your Adirondacks Greetings to Go cards with these fun techniques!
As the Adirondacks Greetings to Go Guest Artist, I enjoyed playing with embossing folders and up-cycled packaging material to add interest to my cards.
Faux Mason Jar and Embossed Landscape Techniques:
Faux Mason Jar
Stamp the large mason jar from the Art Nouveau set with Permanent Black Ink onto clear plastic packaging material. Allow the image to dry completely and fussy cut with scissors. Next, stamp the jar image onto Adirondacks Ivory and Sunken Treasures Blue Translucent papers. Trim to mimic liquid in the jar. Cut a 1" slit through the translucent paper with a craft knife, about 1/4" from the top edge, to make a spot for the flower stems.
Insert flower stems through the slit. Apply glue to the back of the stems and along the stamped lines of the jar with Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator. Adhere to the Ivory layer.
Finally, adhere the plastic layer to the front to complete the jar.
Open the Sizzix embossing folder and add color to the raised tops of the trees with Spruce Ink directly from the pad. *It may be necessary to wipe away any ink that was transferred from the pad onto the background (lower) areas of the folder with a damp paper towel or cloth.
Add color to the tree trunks with the brush tip of a brown Aquarelle marker.
Quickly lay a piece of Ivory paper onto the colored embossing folder while the inks are still wet. Run it through an embossing machine to transfer the color from the folder to the paper in the debossed areas.
Add Ash ink to the mountain range image from the Jumbo UM set. Stamp directly over the de-bossed tree tops, being careful not to apply too much pressure. (Too much pressure may crush the embossed areas of the paper, getting ink into the de-bossed trees.)
Apply more color to the landscapes with Cracked Pistachio (grass) and Broken China (sky) Distress Oxide and Vintage Photo (ground) Distress inks.
I am so excited for you to try these techniques!