Wednesday, June 20, 2012
UTEE - Crackle Effect
Did I mention that I love UTEE? Here is another way I utilized it in a card.
For the central element I stamped the flower image then the sentiment "find joy", cut it out, then sponged VersaMark over the entire surface. Finally, I dipped it in UTEE and applied heat with a heat gun. Repeat this 3 more times: VersaMark, UTEE, heat gun. Allow to cool, then bend, or push up on the back, until it cracks and you achieve the effect you find appealing.
In the design of this card, I was inspired by a quilt pattern. After choosing two complimentary papers, I decided on one for the background and cut that to size. Then, I cut paper shapes out of the other piece, sponged ink on the edges and applied to the background paper.
I am currently a huge fan of the crochet lace ribbon. I love the texture and it has the vintage/antique feel that I find comforting and enjoy incorporating into my work. I felt it was the perfect accent for the central image on this card.
The yellow background matting is embossed with a Sizzix folder.
Thank you for visiting and here is to inky fingers!