New Release for Technique Junkies

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Welcome to the August release for Technique Junkies.  Oh boy, do I love this release, and I just had to use my favourite stamp set which works so well with my Batik tutorial.  Before we get to the tutorial, let’s get down to business, shall we?  Please start at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.  The Pat and her design team have a lot of inspiration for you.  If you came from the talented Lanette Erickson’s blog, then you’re on the right track.

Stamps used:  Fancy Fruits and Grand Greetings

There are two versions to doing this technique, and I will show you the bone file method, and will explain how you can crinkle it up a little more to look like the photo below.

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Stamps that have solid areas; VersaMark; clear embossing powder; heat gun; card stock, white, vanilla or kraft; bone folder; assorted die inks (I used fired brick, mowed lawn, mustard seed); embossing buddy; sponges; iron (not in photo)

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Rub your embossing buddy over the entire surface of your card front

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Ink stamp with VersaMark

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Stamp your images onto your card front and cover with clear embossing powder

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Using your heat gun, heat your clear embossing powder completely

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Using your bone folder, fold your card stock in all directions.  Ensure you press your creases hard with your bone folder.

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Unfold your paper.  At this point you can scrunch up your paper into a ball and carefully open it up and lay it flat.

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Using your sponges, ink up your image

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Lay a piece of copier paper on the bottom.  Next place your batik card stock on top of the copier paper, and then add a sheet of copier paper on top of the batik card stock.  With an iron set at the lowest temperature and no steam, quickly iron your batik paper so that it will lay flat on your card, or matting.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique.

Now it’s time to visit Pam DeChellis’ blog.  You’re sure in for a treat.

August release stamps are on sale for 15% off until August 8th–the day before my birthday.

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Posted on : Aug 01 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

5 People have left comments on this post

Aug 1, 2016 - 08:08:20
Kathy Stacy said:

Hey Beth – you are always so good at putting nice tutorials on your site. Great card.

Aug 1, 2016 - 09:08:43
Lanette Erickson said:

Great Technique!! Lovely Cards!!

Aug 1, 2016 - 06:08:14
nancy Vondra said:

Amazing technique that I will use! Love your color choices, too! Thanks!

Aug 1, 2016 - 09:08:04
Patti J. said:

That is so cool! I have a large batik wall hanging, and this card looks so much like fabric! Beautifully done, as always! Great job

Aug 1, 2016 - 10:08:52
Heidi said:

Those stamps are just as cute as can be! And such great big stamps! I love the technique, and it probably would look nearly as nice without doing the ironing at the end. TFS!!!


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