Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Hey there, Crafty Friends!!
Today, I'll be sharing with you this unique card I made showcasing products from Xyron and Imagine Crafts. And, today I will show you how to do a shimmer resist technique on plain white cardstock. 

Supplies Used
Ink Sweeper (Imagine Crafts)
Brilliance - Twilight (Imagine Crafts)
Glaz On (Imagine Crafts)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock (DCWV)
White Cardstock (Crafter's Companion)
Die'sires- Shining Star (Crafter's Companion)
Hugs Dies (Pink and Main)
Glue pen

I started off by cutting the white cardstock into 4.25"x 5.25". Then die cut it with the Shining Star die. Then ran it back through to emboss. Just a heads up, this die does not have a outer cutting edge... and that was the reasoning behind pre-cutting.

I love all the raised details but I want to ink my cardstock.  So, to keep all that lovely detail I am going to add a resist to the raised areas.

I place the die-cut back into the die. Then I spray Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray onto an Ink Sweeper and dab and rub the same way I would onto my die as if it were an ink dauber (using my die  as a stencil).**

**Clean die and sweeper immediately after this step! This is a texture spray and dries fairly quickly. You do not want these to dry onto your tools.

Once the the goosebumps has dried, use a clean Ink Sweeper an apply the Brilliance Twilight ink, one color at a time, overlapping and blending between each color.

As you can see, all the raised images have resisted the ink.

I also die cut two more of these"card fronts" from Kraft paper. Then ran them all through my Xyron Creative Station Lite and adhered them on top of each other, placing the inked one on top. I then attache this piece to an 4.25"x 5.25" (Folded) card made from more Kraft cardstock.

I also die-cut the word "hugs" from black cardstock 5 times. I used a glue pen and layered the directly onto each other. Then adhered the stack onto the card front.

And for a bit more shine and even more dimension, and coated the HUGS with Glaz On. This gave my hug a really glossy finish.

Once the glaze dried, I outlined the edge of the card as well the cut-out areas. This really made the die-cut pop!!

Finally, I attached a bow made from ribbon with a cute star shaped button. I also matted the inside of my card with plain white cardstock using my Xyron Mega Runner. This gave me a place to write on the inside and added some stability to my card.

And here is my finished card...

I hope you enjoyed my project for today!!
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Until next time...