Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tutorial: A "SPLASH" Holly Jolly Christmas Card with Gift Card Insert

Spoiler alert! If you participate in my monthly card class, only read this post if you want to see all the details for one of the cards we'll be making in October. :)

Now, let's dive in! I haven't done a tutorial in a while but thought it was time to share a fun way to add the SPLASH ink spray to a project. SPLASH is one of the new products from A Muse Studio and it's SUPER FUN! It's a permanent ink so can be used on fabric as well as on paper. LOVE IT!

Here's the tutorial. The steps will follow each photo and the project will feature the a│s Santa Claus is Comin' To Town stamp set.
1. Stamp image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 3 ¾” X 3 ½” on Twas the Night cardstock. (my 4-1/2" X 4 1/2" a muse studio acrylic block was in use in another project so I had to use one of my old blocks. As you can see, it works but the square a│s block would have been ideal!)
2. Create a Tombow mono/multi glue mask. Here's the back of it - see the glue? So, how do you make the mask? Stamp the Holly Jolly santa image on a piece of cardstock. Put Tombow Multi glue all over the back in a thin layer and let dry (yep, I got a little carried away on the feet and hands. oops!). When the glue dries completely, it turns the image into a "post-it". Yep, it's removeable. But, if you glue two pieces of cardstock together with the same glue, it's permanently adhered when the glue is dry.  How cool is that?
3. Place the Tombow mono-multi masking image over stamped image to protect from spray. As you can see from the splattered Santa, you can re-use the mask.
4. Spray cherry splash with gentle pressure on the nozzle and across a cardboard box (spray inside a cardboard box to protect your clothing and floors since it's permanent ink) on cardstock. If you spray closer, you'll get more of a full coverage look. If you spray across the length of a rectangle cardboard box, you'll get more of a splatter effect which works best for this project.
5. Here's what it looks like after you've sprayed. Remove the mask. Hopefully there aren't any splatters where your image is.
6.  Color the image using cherry and onyx Tombow markers for the clothes, hat, belts and boots. Use an E00 copic marker for the face and hands and the Signo silver gel pen for the belt buckle.

7. Use the quickie glue pen to highlight the “fur” on Santa’s outfit by adding Diamond glitter. Glue and glitter the fur on the hat, pour off.  Glue and glitter the cuffs, pour off. Glue and glitter the fur band on the belly. Drag the ink pad on the edge to create a thin black border.
8. Add a strip of silver metallic washi tape to a piece of candy cane stripe cardstock and adhere to a cherry cardstock base. Then, pop up the image on top. Add some some cherry petite polka dot stars from the star die trio to finish off the outside.
9. Add a gift card insert cut from the a│s die and add to the inside of the card. Finish off with a sentiment and you're done.

A fun way to use SPLASH, washi and patterned cardstock! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! www.amusestudio.com/seleise

Have a wonderfully creative day!!




4 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial - thanks for the tip on how to mask! Wow... love the card too!

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  2. Love this!!! I mask my images to ink around them but don't know that I've sprayed them...awesome!! You have inspired me!!!

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  3. Very cool, Seleise! You should do 'toots' more often! Great job, and what a fun card! Hugs...

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  4. awesome card! love the mask tips thanks for the inspiration.

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