Sunday, July 5, 2015
One of the technique lessons in this year's Camp Scrap is on Glossy Gel Resist. I created this card, to send a thank you note to our overseas military, utilizing that technique.
I first cut a piece of striped patterned paper from the "Red White & Blue" 6x6" pad by We R Memory Keepers. I taped that to a non-stick craft sheet, then taped the "Stars" stencil by Tim Holtz over it. I spread Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel Medium over the stencil. Once I had even coverage, I removed the stencil and set my paper aside to dry while I cleaned off my stencil, mat, and palette knife.
After the medium dried, I blended Faded Jeans Distress ink over the panel, and then went around the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink to darken them slightly. Where I'd applied the gel medium, it resisted the ink, preserving the pattern behind.
I decided, once I'd finished my technique piece, to change directions a bit with my card. I'd initially thought I would make just a CAS card, with the panel on the left and my greeting on the lower right. But I felt using Operation Write Home's Sketch #206 would be even better. So I cut my panel down a bit, and matted it with red cardstock.
I used a Spellbinders "Standard Circles SM" die to cut a 3" circle from another pattern from that same pad, and adhered it behind the matted technique piece. I stamped my greeting (Stampabilities' "Thank You Circle Seal") on white cardstock, using Hero Arts Navy mid-tone shadow ink, and die cut it with another Spellbinders die.
For the background, I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the "Tiny Stars" embossing folder by The Paper Studio. I matted it with blue cardstock, and adhered that to my white A2 card base. I adhered my technique piece with the 3" circle to that, and finally mounted my greeting circle with some foam tape.