Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Fun Project using Easy Frames and Mica Gloss

Today I have a combination of things to show you. I have used one of the "Easy Frames" and Mica Gloss on this card.  I know lots of you have been buying these products from Joan's Gardens and want to show you some more ideas using them.  I started out by embossing a piece of Black Glossy card stock with the Cuttlebug "Kassie's Brocade" embossing folder.  The paper was placed in the folder then the largest rectangle Easy Frame was taped to the top of the folder and run through my die cut machine.  I wanted to add some shine to the card since I was making a Halloween card, so in order to add color andshine to the embossed part of my card front I used a piece of Eclipse tape to mask off the center of the card that had not been embossed by using the Easy Frame.

Center of card is masked off in this picture.  I placed the Easy Frame over the Eclipse tape and drew a line around the inside of the frame to get a perfect fit before cutting it out with scissors.

Next I placed about a dime size dot of Purple, Gold and Green Mica Gloss on my Craft Mat leaving about a half inch between each color.  Then using the brayer, rolled over the dots, going in a straight line back and forth, to get the brayer completely covered with it.  Starting in the middle, a little off the card, I started rolling the brayer over the card until I was satisfied with the amount of coverage.  I then had to add more color to the brayer and go over each end until the entire piece was covered. The Eclipse Tape pulls right off.

The stamp sets used on this card are the new JustRite Halloween sets:  "Happy Halloween" and "Trick or Treat" sets.  To complete the Mica Gloss card, I used the Static Pillow to dust the front of the card then gold embossed the Trick or Treat Witch in the center of the area that did not emboss from using the Easy Frame.  I found out you need to pour the embossing powder off to the side of the stamped image and let the embossing powder just fall across the image.  It seems the area where you "dump" the embossing powder really sticks to everything so if you pour the powder off to the side, you can brush off the extra. I have only had this happen when using Black Glossy card stock.  After the image was embossed, I used a gold metallic marker to draw little lines around that framed area.

The piece of design paper used on the left side of the card is from the "Stella Rose" paper pad by My Mind's Eye.  The edges were sponged with purple ink.  The two flourishes are a Marianne Designs "Garden Branch".  I wanted to tie in the metallic look so brushed on some of the green Mica Gloss on each branch.  I love how they look.  The two JustRite pumpkins were added and a big purple bow completes this card.

  It is so fun to play with the Easy Frames.  Have you come up with some unique ways to use them?  I am also having fun playing with the Mica Gloss Inks.  I can just imagine all the things I will be using these inks on when I start creating Christmas cards.  Joan now has all the colors of Mica Gloss Inks posted on her blog.

You can purchase all the products used on the above card from Joan's Gardens.  


An extra ----

Today is our grandson's birthday.  He lives next door to us and loves to go golfing with his grandpa.  This is the birthday card I made for him.  The golf bag stamp is a very old stamp I have in my collection.  The golf club is an embellishment I have had in my collection for some time.   Happy 13th birthday Ryan!



SiskiyouSue said...

Gorgeous card! Pretty enough for any occasion actually. Thanks for ezplaining how you made it. Intereating technique.

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this is adorable. I love everything about it. Great job!!!
Thanks for giving us details on how you did it.


Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a fun Halloween card Selma and great the way you created ...thanks for the instuctions that you did with it too. Love Ryan's birthday card and hope he has a wonderful 13th birthday. Happy Birthday Ryan!!

Love Sheila xx


Girl, you just keep crankin them out one after another! Beautiful job! Thanks for the great explanation! The golf card is too cute I know your grandson will enjoy it!

Mrs. Swandog said...

Love! who knew Halloween could be so beautiful....

The Other Patti Sue said...

Lovin both cards Selma! The golf one is a "perfect" man card!


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