Hi everyone, Yvonne here with a New Home card. A subtle background is ever so easy to create with the help of the E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser. With the repositionable dots, you can easily mask cardstock to make gorgeous accents on your cards. I share another technique with the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic Colors for a stunning effect. So stay tuned!
New Home Card Background
Start by running the E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser over a piece of white cardstock in several horizontal lines.
Next, gently apply ink onto the card panel over the adhesive lines. Be sure to apply gently so that you are not rubbing the adhesive away yet. Let the ink dry.
Once the ink has dried, simply rub the adhesive off with your fingers. This is where you will see the magic happen! The adhesive acts as a resist and leaves a subtle white dotted design. This works like a mask when you apply ink onto the card panel. What a great effect! Wasn’t that easy?
Building the Card
Adhere your inked card panel onto a slightly larger black card panel using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Then place the layered card panel to a white card base.
To embellish the New Home card I fussy cut houses from patterned cardstock. Also, die-cut clouds from white cardstock.
Next, add Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to the back of each of the clouds. Determine placement on the card front, remove liners, and adhere the cut pieces.
Type out New Home on the label maker and place it on a piece of white cardstock. Hand-cut into a matted banner and adhere to the card by stacking two Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to make it really pop up!
Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside
With a lot of space left on the bottom, I decided to add a foiled accent and match the design from the resist background.
Instead of a resist technique, I will do a Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside technique. Use them on the outside and create unique embellishments instead of using the adhesive between layers. You can perfectly match your projects using mediums such as foil, embossing powder, glitter, microbeads, flock, and more!
To start, I ran the adhesive over the card in several horizontal stripes. Next, place a piece of Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic Colors color side UP over the adhesive and gently rub with your fingertip to transfer the color to the adhesive. Then peel off the foil to create a gorgeous glittery effect! It’s that easy + fast and the best part, no tools required!
The Finishing Touches
For the final touch, I tore a piece of washi tape with the word, Congratulations, and made it a part of the sentiment to the card by adding it on top of the foiled accent.
Voila… your New Home card is ready. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and try these fun and easy techniques!
I wish you happy crafting!
Yvonne van de Grijp
Creative Time: 40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic Colors
Etched Dies and Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Sun and Clouds, Platinum 6 Machine); White and Black Cardstock; Patterned Cardstock: American Crafts (Auburn Lane); Sentiments: Dymo and Washi Tape Craft Emotions; Inks: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet); Scissors; Paper Trimmer; Bone Folder
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