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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Tutorial - Tag Kimono card

Tag Kimono card

Stamps: Sunday International Rubber Stamps and more    Cloisonne Origami Cranes Michael Strong MS342EZ (SI)
Ink:  'The Ranger Ink Archival Jet Black (SI), Ranger Adirondack Wild Plum, Butterscotch, Lettuce
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks Wild Plum, Butterscotch, Lettuce, Silver Mixatives (SI), Adirondack Alcohol Blending solution (SI)

Accessories: Ranger Inkssentials Blending tool & AI applicator with felt, manila tags(SI), Ranger Pop It double sided tape, SizzixTim Holtz   Alterations (embossing folder) Texture Fades Woodgrain, ribbons, flower brad

1.Cut goldenrod cardstock 10 ½” x 5 ¼”, fold in half to form 5 ¼” card.

2.Tape 5” square black card to front of base card.

3.Color two small tags with Adirondack Wild Plum & Butterscotch using blending tool.

4.Stamp the two small cranes with Archival Jet black ink on the small tags. Highlight the cranes with Prisma white color pencil.

5.Add pink & white ribbons to tags. Set aside till ready to assemble.

6.Color the big tag with Adirondack Wild Plum, Butterscotch & Lettuce inks using the blending tool.

7.Run the colored big tag through Sizzix personal die cutting machine with the Woodgrain Texture Fade embossing folder. With a sanding tool lightly sand the tag just hitting the embossed image.

8.Tape the two small tags to the sides of the big textured tag. Put flower brad through hole in the big tag.

9.Mount tag kimono to base card with Pop It double sided tape.

10.Stamp big crane on a piece of cardstock with polish stone technique.

11.Polish stone technique: squeeze out all the AI (alcohol inks) colors onto felt on applicator. Squeeze just one drop of silver mixative onto the same felt on applicator. Mixatives go a long way, you only need one drop. Tap, tap, tap applicator with all the AI on it all over a piece of glossy cardstock. To blend colors add a couple of drops of AI blending solution and repeat the tapping. This will blend the colors and give you that polished stone effect.

12.Cut out big origami crane and mount it with Pop It tape to bottom of big tag on card.

13. Tape 5” black square card inside card.

14. Stamp two small cranes with Jet Black ink in the two bottom corners of a 4 ¾” square white card.

15. Tape to inside of card.

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