By Neva Cole
I am always searching for new ways to use supplies and tools. Creative Medium comes in many colors, but the Iridescent Green creates stunning results on black paper. The use of an Embossing Folder helps the layers of the iridescent effect really shine. A few layered stamped images and I have a beautiful sympathy card to send to a dear friend.
Time: 1 Hour plus dry time
Cover a section of black paper (with or without texture) with a thin layer of Creative Medium in Iridescent Green. I used Imagine’s Squeegee to spread the layer across the paper. The rubber edge was very helpful to get a thin even layer. Set aside to dry, possibly overnight. After it is dry it will still have a slightly rubbery texture.
Trim a section of the paper to 4” x 5 1/4” and pressure emboss with Sizzix Tropical Paisley Embossing Folder. You can really see the detail in this photo.
Layer stamp the Hero Arts Hibiscus and leaves images. Start with the lightest ink first. For the Hibiscus–Radiant Neon Electric Yellow, Memento Cantaloupe, Memento Tangelo, and VersaFine Habanero. The leaves are stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves and Northern Pine. The images are die cut twice more from white and layered under matching die cuts with OnPoint glue.
The sentiment from Unity Stamp Company is stamped in Versa Fine Habanero then heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing powder. (Not shown) The image is die cut with Lawn Cuts Everyday Sentiments die. One end is trimmed off square. The banner is inked with an ink dauber and Radiant Neon Electric Yellow. The edges are inked with Memento Cantaloupe.
Ink the edges of a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” card with Radiant Neon Electric Yellow ink with an ink dauber.
The layers are adhered together with Tear It! Tape. It adheres well with the textured layers of the card. The two Hibiscus flower are lifted a bit with dimensional foam adhesive.
• Creative Medium Iridescent Green
• Radiant Neon Electric Yellow
• Memento–Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves, Northern Pines
• Black and white cardstock
• Sizzix Tropical Paisley Embossing Folder
• Stamp Platform
• Heat Embossing Gun
• Hero Arts Hibiscus C1868
• Unity Stamp Company “beautiful life, blessed memories”
• Lawn Cuts Die Everyday Sentiments
• Dimensional Foam Adhesive