Better Background: Texture Plates

Materials

  • GENERAL:
  • Inkssentials Gloss Paper (Ranger)
  • FOR COLOR CONFUSION CARD:
  • Cardstock: pesto green; red
  • FOR BIRDS OF A FEATHER CARD:
  • Cardstock: black; ivory
  • FOR IT’S A BUG’S LIFE CARD:
  • Cardstock: navy; raspberry
  • FOR OPTICAL ILLUSION CARD:
  • Cardstock: rust; cream; black

Tools

  • GENERAL:
  • Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet (Ranger)
  • Inkssentials Heatit Craft Tool (Ranger)
  • Inkssentials Cut N Dry Foam Pad (Ranger)
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Foam paintbrushes
  • FOR COLOR CONFUSION CARD:
  • Sizzix Wild Dashes Texture Plate (Ellison)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack ColorWash (Ranger): Pesto; Denim; Mushroom
  • Adirondack Dye ink pads (Ranger): Sunshine Yellow; Red Pepper; Denim; Pesto
  • FOR BIRDS OF A FEATHER CARD:
  • Lace Texture Plate (Fiskars)
  • Paintables ERA Transparency (Prima)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack ColorWash (Ranger): Raisin; Wild Plum
  • Adirondack Dye ink pads (Ranger): Raspberry; Salmon
  • Xyron adhesive and machine (Xyron)
  • FOR IT’S A BUG’S LIFE CARD:
  • Op Art Texture Set Plate (Cedar Canyon)
  • Creepy Crawly Bugs Glitter E-Z Rub-On (Royal & Langnickel)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack ColorWash (Ranger): Denim; Stream; Bottle
  • Adirondack Dye ink pads (Ranger): Sunshine Yellow; Raspberry; Clover
  • FOR OPTICAL ILLUSION CARD:
  • Op Art Texture Plate Set (Cedar Canyon)
  • Thanks stamp (Stampabilities)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack ColorWash (Ranger): Red Pepper; Terra Cotta; Butterscotch
  • Adirondack Dye ink pads (Ranger): Watermelon; Red Pepper
  • Adirondack Black Pigment ink pad (Ranger)
  • Black embossing powder (Ranger)

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

General (see specific instructions for details)

  • 1. Cut cardstock and gloss paper to indicated sizes.
  • 2. Spray ColorWash on craft sheet, diluting with water to desired shade. Apply diluted ink to texture plate with foam brush and generously mist with water. Lay texture plate on flat surface, inked side up, and finger press gloss paper onto plate. Remove plate and heat set ink.
  • 3. Repeat Step 2 until desired coverage and effect is achieved, heat setting after each color application. Use blending foam to apply dye inks in circular motion.
  • 4. Stamp inked background as indicated. Apply rub-ons. Adhere transparencies and other embellishments. Assemble card.

Color Confusion Card

  • 1. Cut 7-7/8”x10-1/2” pesto cardstock panel; score and fold in half. Cut 4-1/8”x6-3/4” red cardstock mat; adhere to card.
  • 2. Cut 4”x6-5/8” gloss paper piece. Follow general instructions to create texture plate background on gloss paper.
  • 3. Adhere panel to card.

Birds of a Feather Card

  • 1. Cut 6-1/4”x9” black cardstock panel; score and fold in half. Cut 3-3/8”x5-1/8” ivory cardstock mat; adhere to card.
  • 2. Cut 3-1/4”x5” gloss paper piece. Follow general instructions to create texture plate background on gloss paper.
  • 3. Adhere transparency to background as shown using Xyron machine or other non-visible adhesive. Adhere panel to card.

It’s a Bug’s Life Card

  • 1. Cut 7”x10” navy cardstock panel; score and fold in half. Cut 4-1/8”x6-1/8” raspberry cardstock mat; adhere to card.
  • 2. Cut 4”x6” gloss paper piece. Follow general instructions to create texture plate background on gloss paper.
  • 3. Apply rub-on to background as shown, following manufacturer’s instructions. Adhere panel to card.

Optical Illusion Card

  • 1. Cut 7”x10” rust cardstock panel; score and fold in half. Cut 4-1/8”x6-1/8” black cardstock mat and 4-3/8”x6-3/8” cream cardstock mat; adhere mats to card.
  • 2. Cut 4”x6” gloss paper piece. Follow general instructions to create texture plate background on gloss paper.
  • 3. Stamp sentiment on background using pigment ink; heat emboss with black powder. Adhere panel to card.
by Lynn Roberts
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