I'm very slowly making my way through Online Card Classes' Clean & Simple 4 class, and I finally gave this faux ceramic tile technique demonstrated by Julie Ebersole a try. So fun! I started with a simple A2 white card base and die cut a gold "thanks" sentiment using a die from My Creative Time's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.
When Julie demonstrated this technique, she used "Inchies," which are a heavy matboard. I didn't have those, but my friends Liz and Emma recommended adhering several pieces of watercolor paper together. I used 4 pieces of 2" x 2" Canson Watercolor paper with a 2" square of Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper on top. When I ran this through the Cuttlebug with the apple die from MCT's Love to Learn, the mask paper cut, but the stack of watercolor paper just embossed. I was then able to peel off the apple mask and ink up the apple, let it dry, and replace the mask. Then I peeled off the outside mask and inked up the background. Once all of the ink was dry and both masks were removed, I covered the whole square with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder twice. Then I added some pinches of gold embossing powder and heated that as well. It looks really cool in person - definitely a ceramic look!
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