Sunday, March 12, 2017

Can you feel me? Texture Challenge with Amplify!

This month our challenge for the Artist in Residence for Imagine was to create texture for the “Can You Feel Me?” concept.  It is hard to tell in a photo, but the texture of the Neon Amplify! ric rac is very soft and cozy.  I thought about ways I could mask sections of the card and came up with the following technique that uses painter’s tape and left-over sticker sheets.  Never to waste product, the excess Neon Amplify! is brayered off on more cardstock then used for the die cut sentiment.  This technique is fun and messy and a great way to create a card that will brighten someone’s day with a colorful smile!

Level:  Intermediate
Time:  45 mintues

Step 1
Apply low-tack painters tape to a section of sticker backing sheet.  The backing from a Xyron X machine is used here.  Run the layer through and die cut ric rac.

Step 2:
Apply painter’s tape to card front and press down for good adhesion.  The tape may be pieced to maximize the use of the die cut pieces.  Strathmore Bristol Board Smooth in 100 pound weight is used for the card as it will hold up to more aggressive techniques such as this and allows the painter’s tape to be removed without damaging the cardstock.

Step 3
Apply Neon Amplify! in various colors in the open sections between the ric rac painter’s tape.  Electric Pink, Electric Orange, and Electric Yellow are used here.  It does not need to cover the space perfectly.

Step 4
Use and acrylic brayer to spread the Neon Amplify! in the open areas.  Notice the extra section of painter’s tape to protect the open section of the card.

Step 5
Brayer excess Neon Amplify! onto a section of cardstock.  Quickly clean the brayer with a baby wipe or warm running water.

Step 6
Heat card front with a heat gun.  When the Neon Amplify! is fully cured and puffed up, remove painter’s tape.

Step 7
Using the cardstock with the extra Neon Amplify! die cut the sentiment.  Adhere the sentiment with On Point Glue.



Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface 100 pound cardstock
Low tack painter’s tape
Xyron backing sheet
Sizzix—Loops & Ric Rac
Echo Park—Sentiment Word Die Set
Acrylic Brayer
Heat Gun
Die Cut Machine with extended plates         

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I am delighted to enter this card in the following challenges:

The House That Stamps Built M817 Tic Tac Toe (Texture, Bright Colors, Off the Edge)
Cards in Envy Keep it Simple
Alphabet Challenge Blog Zero Embellishments


  1. This is very fun! the bright colors are fabulous and I bet the texture is awesome in real life! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  2. Love the fun colors and the texture - and what a good tutorial on how you did this. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built this week.

  3. What a beautiful card and great tutorial, glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built.

  4. Such a fun technique! Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  5. Well, what fun is this! Thanks for the great tutorial, and Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!


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