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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta


The days are whizzing by faster than I can keep up. Can you believe this is the last week in June? Not I!

With all of the celebration for LGBT rights and the recent Pride Day parades around the world, I wanted to do my part. I saw this technique on the internet yesterday and decided to give it a try. It's very quick and simple.

Hero Arts, Sizzix, Die-namics Steel Dies, Copic Markers, Acetate, Dry Embossing

I embossed a piece of clear acetate (3-3/4" x 5") using an embossing folder from Sizzix (product information unavailable). On the backside, I used 5 Copic markers in basic colors to make a rainbow effect using the broad tip. I was careful not to get alcohol marker swatches on my fingers; if I had and those spots touched the colored acetate, the colors on my fingers would reactivate the colors on the acetate. I allowed the alcohol colors to completely dry so there was no sticky residue left.

I cut a card stock panel (4" x 5-1/4"), and centered a rectangular die to cut a window. Once the window was cut, I taped the "clean side" of the acetate to the backside of the opening with 1/8" Scor Tape. This completed panel was then adhered to the vertical (top fold) A2 base card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") with 1/4" Scor Tape.

Using a Hero Arts stamp and die set, I die cut the word "congrats" with the same card stock. It was adhered to the acetate with Glossy Accents applied with a fine needle-tip.

With the MISTI stamp positioner, I stamped the sentiment from the same set at the bottom right of the card.

You'll want to give this technique a try . . . there are endless possibilities and the "put together" is fairly quick and easy.

Hero Arts "Congrats Stamp & Cut" DC149

Sizzix Embossing Folder (name unknown)

Die-namics "Inside & Out Stitch Round Rectangle" Steel Die MFT-848

Copic Alcohol Markers in Strong Red R46; Orange YR68; Yellow Y06; Emerald Green G05; Royal Blue B28

Clear Acetate

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White for base card, window frame, die cut sentiment

Scor Tape in 1/8" and 1/4" width

Penny Black is introducing some new stamp designs, and I am intrigued by one and in love with another. Judy Jung has shown two wonderful card designs using both of those new stamps on the Penny Black blog.

Penny Black Stamps, Judy Jung

Go to this link to see Judy's posting on the Penny Black blog, as well as other card ideas from her:

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