Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tutorial: Haunted Neon Invitation

Lori has created a marvelous tutorial to share with you how to make a giant moon on your cards! The Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks are the perfect thing to achieve this fun effect.



Step 1: Die-cut or punch a circle to use as a mask. You can create a mask with any scrap paper by adding temporary or re-positional adhesive on the back. You just need the mask to stay in place, with all the edges securely tacked down, while you're sponging the ink.

Step 2: Tap a Sponge Dauber on the Radiant Neon Electric Orange ink pad. Begin sponging the ink in a circular motion -- starting on the mask -- then moving outward onto the cardstock panel. Doing it this way will give you a smoother blended look.

Step 3: Remove the mask and you have the PERFECT background for our stamped images! This really creates fantastic depth.

Step 4: Stamp the spider and sentiment as shown in picture. Then stamp an extra spider and the skull on scraps.

Step 5: Color the spider body with Spectrum Noir marker CG3. Shade the skeleton head with IG2. Use a fine tip marker to extend the spiders’ silk thread to the top of the panel.

Step 6: This next technique is a great way to stretch your ink pads. We're going to color all the eyes with the Radiant Neon Electric Yellow ink. Simply pick up ink by tapping a sponge coloring tool -- such as the Fantastix from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko -- directly on the ink pad and then color the image.

Step 7: I love making DIY cardstock to perfectly match my projects. If you have white cardstock and ink, you are set! This panel will go under the main image panel - so we only need to sponge ink on the outer edges.

Step 8: The last technique is paper piecing. See how the spider on the far left is stamped on the orange pigment ink? If we color it with our Spectrum Noir Markers, it could damage the nibs. It would also be very difficult to match the color of the spiders. The solution --- paper piecing. Trim out the body of the extra spider. Run a black marker around the cut edges. This is so the white cardstock doesn't show on the sides. Adhere flat.

Here's how to finish up the card:
• Using 6" x 6" Chevrons Embossalicious embossing folder, emboss front of a lime green card base.
• Punch the bottom edge of Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock panel with border punch.
• Assemble all the layers flat onto front of card.
• Add green glitter to spider bodies - including the spider on the skeleton head.
• Fussy cut skeleton head and adhere with 3D Foam Adhesive.
• Wrap bakers twine around the card and tie.

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