Friday, February 1, 2013
The card above shows an interesting technique using Peel-Offs. Peel-Offs are little plastic stickers, usually in gold or silver, distributed by a variety of companies. The particular design above is from The Paper Studio, a Hobby Lobby brand. For the central motif, I cut a 2 inch tile from white mat board. I placed the heart design Peel Off in the center of the tile, then covered the entire tile with Versamark and then Zing red opaque embossing powder. I then heated this until the powder melted completely. Of course at this point the Peel Off is covered by the powder. But now the magic happens! I peeled off the sticker and discarded it, revealing the white surface of the tile in the design of the Peel Off. I now used a gold metallic pen to color the white design. After the gold ink dried completely I then used a gold pigment ink pad to color the sides of the tile and dipped the sides in gold embossing powder, and then heat embossed the edges, giving a gold edge to the tile. I mounted the finished tile onto the front of a card which I covered with Valentine scrapbook paper and some red mulberry paper. A few extra Peel-Offs to the sides and a few gold metallic dot embellishments complete the card. And the recipient will wonder just how in the world that embellishment was done!