By Alison Heikkila –
Greetings! Alison here and today my latest tutorial for Imagine is a textured, fall-themed thank you card. I can see making a bunch of these to put as place setting on your Thanksgiving table, as a thank you to your guests for celebrating the holidays with you. I used several simple techniques on this card that when combined, look really fancy and festive.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes- 1 Hour
Using a piece of metallic cardstock, run it through your die cutting machine with an embossing folder.
Using a sanding block, a piece of sandpaper, or even a nail file, sand the raised areas of the embossed cardstock. This will give it an aged or distressed look.
Gently rub Spiced Chai StazOn ink across the surface to add more interest to the piece of cardstock.
On a Gel Press Plate, gently tap the Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor Inks across the surface. You can use a brayer to blend the colors, as well as a few spritzes of water or Ink Potion No. 9.
Lay white cardstock on to the Gel Press Plate and rub to get the ink to transfer. Pull the print and let it dry. I pulled a couple of prints and then chose my favorite to use for this card.
Die cut a pumpkin out of the monoprint.
Die cut a bigger pumpkin out of brown cardstock and ink the edges with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.
Die cut the sentiment out of cream colored cardstock and ink the edges with Desert Sand Memento Ink.
Add Tear It Tape to the back of the embossed panel. I like to use this adhesive when I am working with a piece that has a lot of texture. It holds everything in place really well, and you don’t need to worry about liquid adhesive getting “stuck” in the wells.
Assemble the rest of the card. I used On Point Glue to attach the rhinestones.
Isn’t it pretty?
I love all of the shine from the embossed panel. I also really like seeing all the colors on the pumpkin through the die cut. I hope you’ll give some of these techniques a try!
• Kaleidacolor Ink: Cappuccino Delight
• Darice: Embossing Folder
• Gel Press: 3×5 Plate
• Recollections: Pumpkin Die Cuts
• Simon Says Stamp: Thankful Die
• Doodles Paper Playground: Gold Starburst Rhinestones
• Brown, Cream, and White cardstock