Sunday, August 4, 2013

More fun with Faux Wax Seal

Happy Saturday!  We have a long weekend here in Ontario and it is the first of the summer when my DH hasn't had to work!  The weather is gorgeous and we are looking forward to a fabulous family time!
Today I want to show you another project I designed for this week's challenge at The Technique Twist.

Any-Occasion card featuring the Clockworks set with sentiment from Really Good Greetings
Clock was done using the burnished vellum technique. 
Close up of 3D clock face
Inside view
I have to say this is one of my favourite designs ever.  I had such fun playing around with various techniques and embellishments to achieve the look I wanted.  It isn't often that I have the time to just play like this! 

Here's a quick how-to for the faux wax seal:
  • On a piece of scrap vellum dump a small pile of gold embossing powder.  
  • Heat the vellum from underneath, taking care not to scorch the vellum, until all of the powder has melted.  
  • Quickly place the gear stamp into the molten pool of gold and leave it in place until the liquid has hardened.  
  • Remove the stamp.  Trim the image so that you have a border of gold all the way around. 
  •  Sponge the edges with Early Espresso ink and adhere to card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Here's how I did the clock:
  • On a scrap of Brushed Gold card stock, stamp the clock image in Versamrk.  
  • Heat emboss in gold.  Fussy cut the clock.  
  • Punch the centre of the clock out using the 1-3/4" circle punch.  
  • Stamp clock face numbers on a scrap of vellum card stock.  
  • Lay the stamped vellum, stamped-side-down, on the back of the clock, centering the numbers in the punched circle.
  • Using a stylus, burnish the non-stamped side of the vellum clockface inside the punched circle.  It will turn opaque white.
  • Adhere the clock to the burnished vellum using liquid glue.  
  • Trim the vellum so that it doesn't show around the clock body.
  • Pierce a hole in the centre of the clock face.  Insert a brad from the back side of the clock face so that the prongs become the hands of the clock.
  • Adhere clock to card using Dimensionals.
The rest of the design is just about sponging and distressing and generally getting grungy.  Such fun!!

2 comments:

  1. Very cool! Great techniques and thanks for the detailed directions.

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  2. This is a fantastic card Leena, so full of texture! Can I feature you on my next Manly Monday?

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