by Neva Cole
This month our challenge was to create texture for the “Can You Feel Me?” concept. Neon Amplify is the ultimate texture product! I thought about ways I could use Amplify with mask sections of the card and came up with the following technique that uses painter’s tape and left-over sticker sheets. Never to waste product, the excess Neon Amplify! is brayered off on cardstock then used for the die cut sentiment. This technique is fun, messy and a great way to create a card that will brighten someone’s day with a colorful smile!
Time: 45 minutes
Apply low-tack painters tape to a section of sticker backing sheet. The backing from a Xyron X machine is used here. Run the layer through and die cut ric rac.
Apply painter’s tape to the card front and press down for good adhesion. The tape may be pieced to maximize the use of the die cut pieces. 100-pound weight card stock is used for the card as it will hold up to more aggressive techniques and allows the painter’s tape to be removed without damaging the cardstock.
Apply Neon Amplify! in various colors in the open sections between the ric rac shape painter’s tape mask. Electric Pink, Electric Orange, and Electric Yellow are used here.
Use an acrylic brayer to spread the Neon Amplify! in the open areas. Notice the extra section of painter’s tape to protect the open section of the card.
Brayer excess Neon Amplify! onto a section of cardstock. Quickly clean the brayer with a baby wipe or warm running water.
Heat card front with a heat gun to activate puffy texture in Amplify. When the Neon Amplify! is fully cured and puffed up, remove painter’s tape.
Using the cardstock with the extra Neon Amplify! die cut the sentiment. Adhere the sentiment with On Point Glue.
- Low-tack painter’s tape
- Xyron backing sheet
- Sizzix – Loops & Ric Rac
- Echo Park – Sentiment Word Die Set
- Acrylic brayer
- Heat Gun
- Die Cut Machine with extended plates