Return of Glossy Paper
The return of glossy paper in the Stampin’ Up! catalog is going to make many paper crafters happy. While it’s been a long time since I used Glossy Paper, I felt accomplished remembering a few techniques.
I think having this paper on hand again will help both customers and demonstrators enjoy more stamping techniques that only work with this type of paper.
Working with Glossy Paper
Like I said, it’s been awhile since I had worked with Glossy Paper. I started with the very basic technique I remembered… re-inkers. Long ago one of my favorite techniques was called Polished Stone. The basics of this technique involves re-inkers, a sponge, Rubbing Alcohol and a metallic re-inker.
Since I didn’t have a metallic re-inker on hand, I kept it even more basic and used all of the above supplies except for the metallic.
Grab Your Supplies
To create the background of this card, grab the following supplies:
- Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim re-inkers and Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink Pad.
- Rubbing Alcohol
When I created this background I wanted to add the Lemon Lime Twist ink but did not have the re-inker. I simply added color to my sponge from the Lemon Lime Twist ink pad and then added a few drops of Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim Re-inkers to the sponge.
Once I added all of the ink to the sponge I added the Rubbing Alcohol to the sponge. Then swirl the sponge around the Glossy Paper to see the different inks move together. Something to note, I was very generous with the ink. This made the inks have a fun swirly look. If I wasn’t achieving the effect, I added a little more rubbing alcohol.
Once you have added the ink, you will want to let the paper dry. Because I’m impatient, I carefully heated with my heat tool. The paper did curl a little bit, but once I layered it onto the Whisper White Thick cardstock it was fine.
Finishing the Card
- Now that my background was finished and layered onto the card base, it was time to finish the card. I added a piece of the new Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper along with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.
- The greeting was stamped from the Label Me Pretty stamp set. I then die cut the image using Stitched Shapes framelits and layered this onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock punched from the Pretty Label punch.
- I added a few stitches from my sewing machine over the Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and a Delicate White Doily.
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