I can't believe it's almost March and Spring is almost here . . . I'm certainly ready, how about you?!! For this month's calendar, I used Karen Lockhart's sweet Kate's Garden Flowers, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic X-Press It white cardstock. (Please forgive the photos -- all the white in this project was throwing my camera a little out of balance and the Copic coloring is looking a little faded here).
The image was die cut with Spellbinders Blossom die and attached to the calendar with foam tape. The background at the top of the calendar was embossed with Spellbinders new Paisley M-Bossabilities folder. Here's how I did an ink transfer technique with the embossing folder:
Using Copic BG53 and G43, I colored directly on the raised side of the embossing folder (this is one of the reasons I like Spellbinders folders that are white -- they are easier to see than a transparent folder). Then I misted white cardstock with Copic Colorless Blender Solution (put into a Mini Mister) and very quickly embossed the image.
The cardstock saturated with Blender Solution will reactivate the Copic color on the embossing folder and transfer the ink color onto the cardstock, for a pretty colored embossing! (Folder is on the left above and the cardstock is on the right).
Calendar is my 2012 Grid 2-Pg downloadable calendar. I hope you'll have fun with this technique!
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp Company-Kate's Garden Flowers,
Dies: Spellbinders Blossom die & Paisley M-Bossabilities; Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Paper: Copic X-Press It Blending Card; Gina K Heavy Base Weight Cardstock-White, Ocean Mist & Creme de Menthe
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,
Copic Markers: BG53, BG57, BV34, G43, G46, RV000, RV52, RV63, RV66, Y11; Copic Colorless Blender Solution & Lemon Atyou Spica Glitter Pen;
Accessories: Copic Foam Tape; Ranger Mini Mister; Sharon's 2012 Grid 2-Pg downloadable calendar