Happy New Year, Ai Fans!
We're back from our winter break hiatus and ready for a new year of FUN! Dana is here to kick off our new "Card Resolution" challenge, where we are challenging you to practice a new technique for 2017! Take it away, Dana!
Hello AI fans!!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season!!! Maybe you received some new AI goodies?!?! Well, new or old goodies the new challenge is a great way to get creative!! The challenge is to try a new technique, so I went with Masking with Rubber Cement! I have never done this, but have wanted to give it a try for awhile now!!
To make the Cat Lady Try Fold card I followed the instructions that come on the back of the stamp packaging. I used water color card stock and trimmed it to 5.5 x 11 inches and then scored it at 3 5/8 inches from both sides. Next I stamped the main image on the middle section 1/2 inches from the top.
Then I flipped the card over and stamped each side image about 2 inches from the top.
I also went ahead and stamped the sentiment under the center image.
Then I used my Distress Markers to color the images. I used: Tea Dye, Forest Moss, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Vintage Photo, Wilted Violet, Rusty Hinge, Tattered Rose, Gathered Twigs, Blueprint Sketch, Ground Espresso, Festive Berries.
Next, I applied Rubber Cement to each image. To make sure the images were covered I did two coats. I did notice later that I got some off the edges and those areas remained white, so make sure you don't go outside the lines!
Once the rubber cement was dry I used scissors to trim around the two side images.
I used some Post It note tape to mask around the center main image.
Then I used an ink applicator and Fired Brick Distress Ink and inked the center panel. The rubber cement protects the image from the ink.
Next, I placed a stencil over the image and then used Barn Door Distress Ink. When you remove the stencil the background looks like wall paper!
I flipped over the card, added the masks and inked up the two side images with Fired Brick and then added the stencil and added ink with Barn Door.
Before removing the rubber cement I used a damp (almost dry) baby wipe to remove any red ink from the rubber cement. If you don't the ink can get smeared on your image.
With a adhesive eraser I removed the rubber cement or you can just rub your finger over it to peel away the rubber cement. Do this to each image.
To make the Try-fold card stay closed I marked were the top panel lays flat with a pencil.
With a small craft knife I cut a line between the two marks.
I pressed the paper down with my finger, this makes it easier for the corner to slip in the slit.
Slip in the corner and now you Try Fold card with stay shut!
I hope this tutorial inspires you to try out Masking with Rubber Cement!! You can give this a try or another new to you technique and play along with us in the challenge!!!
Do your New Years Resolutions involve more cardmaking? Join our challenges in 2017! We offer a prize pack to the top spot winner and a free stamp set selected by the honorable mentions! For this challenge, we want to see you practice a new technique. This technique can be about cardmaking, stamping, coloring, or more! Go ahead and try something new!
Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, January 18th at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!