|My hardware store haul|
|My husband was going to throw this away!!!|
And then I grabbed my black dye ink pad. This technique works best with a really wet ink pad. I placed the pad directly on the paper until the entire surface was covered. Then I used a paper towel to clean off the embossed areas. Don't use a baby wipe unless you want a muted look because it removes too much of the black.
I used two different gear cutting dies on white paper and then gave them the same treatment as the stamped images. Neon ink, heat emboss, black ink, wipe.
Next, the sentiment. And yep...it got the same treatment.
Finally, I had the pieces all completed. I attached the birthday banner at the top of the card and placed the two reserved gears next to the words. After playing around with several different colors of paper, I decided that I really liked the yellow background.
Not your typical color for a card of gears, but it's totally me! Like, totally! (Yeah, it's an 80s reference.) I hope you like it. Make my day and drop me a note! It's like getting happy mail. Until next time, Happy stamping!
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon:
- Electric Coral
- Electric Blue
- Electric Orange
- Electric Yellow
- Electric Green
- Electric Pink
- Electric Purple