Friday, April 19, 2013

Faux Checker Plate Technique

A recent Masculine Stamp-A-Stack included this card which uses the Faux Checker Plate Technique.

I recently had a stamp a stack which included 3 masculine themed cards.  This was one of them, and I will post the other 2 in the next 2 posts.

To make the Faux Checker Plate:
  :  cut a piece of whisper white cardstock the required size
  :  cover the cardstock with Tombo Multi Purpose Glue - make sure you cover it all over right to the edges and up into the corners - this is very important.  You do not want too much or it will smoosh out all over the place
  :  cut a piece of tin foil (the stuff you use in the kitchen to cook - just the regular stuff not the heavy duty) about 1 inch or so bigger than the cardstock
  :  place the tin foil over the glue covered cardstock with the shiny side out
  :  carefully smooth the tin foil over the cardstock gently pressing to adhere well
  :  let it dry for 10 minutes or so
  :  cut off the excess tin foil
  :  run the tin foil covered cardstock through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder (Item #123134 - $9.95)
  :  voila there you have it

I did discover quite by accident that if you line your embossing folder with wax paper on the inside before running it through the Big Shot, any excess glue that squishes out between the tin foil and cardstock will be soaked up by the wax paper.  It worked really well as there was quite a gob of glue on the embossing folder and it even sucked it up to the point I did not have to wash the folder!!!!

Stamps:  Need For Speed,  Sassy Salutations
Ink:  Staz On, Marina Mist, Real Red Marker
Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Other:  Tin Foil, Houndstooth EF

Happy Stampin' .... 

1 comment:

Candy said...

Looks fantastic, Glenda.
I would never have known you used tin foil!!
Big Hugs, Candy


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