Friday, February 24, 2012

Handmade Glossy Embellishements

Thanks for joining me today for this weeks Papertrey Ink Design Team Tip!

Who doesn't love a handmade embellishment?! I do! Especially when it involves using my stamps to create handcrafted glossy treasure. Those coordinating die and stamp collections that you have in your crafty stockpiles are perfect for doing just that. Begin by finding the perfect stamp image or die cut, toss in some of Ranger's Glossy Accents and you've got the tools to come up with the perfect addition to any project!

So, let me show you what I'm talking about...
First up, I've paired Beautiful Butterflies with the new Anniversary Set Pretty Peonies and Simply You for this colorful card. Stamped the peonies in a color combo of Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss and Aqua Mist onto a white card base. Then stamped the sentiment on True Black.Here's How: The butterfly was inked up using the Rock-n-Roll stamping technique. Inked it first in Spring Moss, then the left side in Aqua Mist and the right side in Summer Sunrise. Once the ink dried completely I squeezed on a nice layer of Glossy Accents. Here's a Note: Some inks are not suited well for this glossing technique, so put your inks through a test run before applying full glossy coverage. For this butterfly, the colors did end up running together but I liked that it gave the transitioning colors a smoother look. So I went with it! This technique is great for adding a more realistic look. Here I've chosen to use Glossy Accents on the lamp base to give it a polished look. It's also great for mimicking the look of glass, like I did for the vases on these two cards.Here's How: Now, let me begin with how this card started. Using two large Post It Notes, I carefully masked of a top and bottom portion, on a White card base, for perfect placement of the rays. This sun ray image is from the Nativity Silhouettes stamp set.Once the masks were in place I stamped the rays twice, in Lemon Tart ink, and then removed.Die cut and stamped the lamp shade (from the Lighten Up stamp set) in Sweet Blush and the lamp base in Palette Noir (this ink holds up perfectly under the glossy layer). I then gave the base a coating of Glossy Accents, let it dry and then attached all pieces to the card base. Finished the card off with a sentiment and a rhinestone.Lastly, here's a Beautiful Butterflies creation. After finding an inspiration piece on Pinterest here, I went with a luscious color combo of Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Berry Sorbet and Ranger Distress Ink in Dried Marigold, all onto a white card base.Finished the card off with a sentiment and frame from Framed Out #1. Gave the frame a heavy coating of Glossy Accents, once dry I wrapped it with a ribbon bow and attached it to the card base with dimensional adhesive. Love, love, love how this turned out!Here's A Few Tip:
  • As I mention previously, you'll want to test your inks out first to see which ones work best, the slow drying process allows some inks to bleed.
  • Make sure your inks are completely dry before applying the Glossy Accents.
  • When applying Glossy Accents... go slowly, keep a constant flow from the bottle and move from one end to the other until your image is completely filled.
  • Use a needle to pop any remaining bubbles.
  • Just about any small to medium stamp image should work just fine, whether you die cut it or hand cut it out.
  • Take a look at your dies... A coat of Glossy Accent looks amazing over a shape simply die cut from color cardstock. (For example, the letters in the photo above. I can't wait to embellish a card with these!)
So go ahead! Pull out your stamp stash and your die collections and see what sort of handmade glossy embellishments are waiting to be put to use on your next creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have fun!

Maile



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36 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards! As always! Thank you for very useful tips!

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  2. Yes, I do use Glossy Accents for this very thing, always adds a polish to die cuts! Love your cards and glossed embellishments. So very pretty!!

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  3. Lovely cards. I like glossy accents too to apply some shine to a card.
    Eveline.

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  4. Love that cheery butterfly card with the little frame. Your work is SO beautiful and your tips always helpful.

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  5. Can't wait to try this, for once I already have the product, just hadn't used it! Will definitely try it now. Your cards are always gorgeous and your style is easily recognized, I love it.
    Many thanks,

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  6. Great post and love the ideas you've shared! Thank you.

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  7. Beautiful cards, Maile! I love that you shared this tip. I actually just bought a new bottle of Glossy Accents. I have only used it as adhesive, but you've given me the courage to take it a step further. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Always admire your style Maile! Great ideas and designs!

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  9. Just love your style, thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Beautiful, Maile! Brilliant thinking to use the sun rays as light from the lamp :)

    Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!!

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  11. Lovely cards. Thanks for your wonderful details!!

    :Denise

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  12. I really like the colors combination you created from the inspiration piece you found on Pinterest. It's really fresh and a little unexpected.

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  13. Great ideas and tutorial, Maile! Your cards are all fabulous! I can't wait to try this!

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  14. Maile, you are SO clever and talented--lovely pieces!!

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  15. Now if I can just get my hands on my order - I'll be using that lighting tip. Awesome!!!

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  16. I wondered if you have any tips for clearing the Glossy Accents bottle nozzle... Jennifer Maguire says she smacks the bottom firmly on a surface when she is finished to keep the nozzle from becoming clogged but even after using a needle to try and clear mine, I can't get my Glossy Accents to come out!

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  17. Beautiful projects! Love the rays coming out of the lamp!

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  18. Wow! Love your creations using Glossy Accents. They are all beautiful and so creative!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Guess what I am going to be trying this afternoon...

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  20. Maile, your creations are simply gorgeous. The light rays with the lamp ~ ingenius. Just bought a new bottle of Glossy Accents so am anxious to use it. Your color combos are perfect, and the glossy framed embellishment looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing your awesome tips!

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  21. i absolutely LOVE what you did with the lamp :) SO clever!!!

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  22. As always, your cards are beautiful and your tips are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing both with us!

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  23. These are just gorgeous, Maile - especially love the butterfly on the first card. I always leave your blog inspired. Thank you!!

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  24. So pretty! Love the butterflies.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Oooh, I love all of these accents! I've got two bottles of liquid glass that you've inspired me to dig out! Thanks for sharing your lovely cards!

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  26. That Butterfly and the Framed out Butterfly card are TO DIE FOR!!!! I've used glossy accents before, but not lately, so time to bring it out and try again!!! Thanks Maile!

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  27. Great tips for making glossy embellishments. Especially helpful for those of us who create in the late evening when stores are closed. lol

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  28. Brilliant...beautiful...love them all!! Thanks for letting us know how you achieved the rays AND how you achieved the glossy look of your projects...so very cool:)!!!!

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  29. beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativuty :-)

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  30. Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! I love the masked light beams and the colorful stamped background! You are brilliant my dear, absolutely brilliant!! Thank you for always inspiring!

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  31. I like the lump and the lighting idea you have drawn up and down.

    Plastic Card
    Discount Card Printing

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  32. Love, love, love these cards! And thank you for the how-to. Can't wait to try it.

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  33. Every time I look at your blog Maile, I could spend hours and hours. I adorre what you do and I am often inspired by your models. Your cards are simply sublime and every time I regale.
    As you may have noticed, I do not speak English very well and I apologize but I wanted to write you a little word!

    Sincerely Daen'Ys from France

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  34. What kind of paper that you can use for butterfly sketch making....

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Cards
    Scratch Card Printing

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  35. Wow! Your cards are so pretty! Stumbled on your blog and love it. Now following :)

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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