Monday, July 11, 2016

Teresa Collins Cityscape Card- Craftwell/ Clearsnap Collaboration

Hello, Crafty Friends! It has been a while since I've been in my craftroom... and I am super excited to able to bring you these ULTRA CHIC products from Teresa Collins. The awesome people of Clearsnap have joined together with our fabulous Craftwell team to bring you some inspiring projects for the month of July.

Featured Teresa Collins Products

Teresa Collins Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)

Teresa Collins Embossing Folder- Design Grids (Craftwell)

Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- Noteworthy (Craftwell)

Teresa Collins Glitz Gold (Clearsnap)
Teresa Collins Loft Black (Clearsnap)
Teresa Collins Wood Mount Stamps- Downtown (Clearsnap)

Other Supplies Used
Black, White, Cream Cardstock Stack (DCWV)
Clear Embossing Powder (Judikins)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)

First, I started by creating a mini city. I used the Teresa Collins Downtown rubber stamp by Clearsnap. I stamped my image several times on bright white textured cardstock using Glitz Gold and Loft black pigment ink pads. I could have stamped my image on smooth cardstock, which would have given me a smooth and even impression, but chose to use textured cardstock because the inked impression would stamp only the raised texture... leaving the depressed areas white... and mimic the look if lit windows in my buildings.

Next, I dipped my freshly stamped images into clear embossing powder and heat set them with a heating tool. 

Then, I hand cut each cityscape out and cut a few into smaller pieces. Then I ran all my little building through my Xyron "X" sticker maker.

I used one solid (uncut) piece as my front, and then randomly layered the smaller pieces behind it, creating a tiny city.

For my card front, I used the "Be Golden" die from the Teresa Collins Noteworthy set... not for the phrase itself but for the circle shape. I found that this die was the perfect size to create a A2 mat (4"x 5.25") sized card window. This is a wonderful way to stretch the use of your die. I also set aside the cut-out to use on another project for later.

Once my window was cut out, I embossed it using the Teresa Collins Design Grids Embossing Folder. I turned my card front at a 45 degree angle and ran it through my Cut'n'boss machine. This gives me a diamond pattern instead of a square patterned impression.

Because this card front is heavily textured I ran it through my Creative Station Lite for maximum adhesion. This will hold it securely to my card.

I applied it to a A2 sized card made with glossy black cardstock. I cut another piece of bright cardstock slightly smaller than my windowed mat and layered the two together. Then attached them to my glossy cardbase.

For my sentiment, I used the " Love These Moments" die, also from the Noteworthy set, and die cut it from more white cardstock. I cut out 2 of these. Then, replaced one back into it's negative and inked the entire sentiment with Glitz Gold pigment ink. Placing my words back into it's cutout helps to keep it in it's place and help prevents tears on my delicate pieces.

Then, I dipped my inked sentiment into clear embossing powder and heat set it. Now my sentiment coordinates perfectly with my stamped image.

I layered the heat embossed sentiment over the white one and adhered the two together with Glossy Accents. Then used more Glossy Accents to attach to my card front.

The result is this ULTRA CHIC and FABULOUSLY MOD card. 
Very Clean and Very Simple!
Perfect card to give to those who love the city and/or city life.

Hope you enjoyed my project for today!!

Hope you have a very crafty day!!

~ Mitsy