Welcome to the February 2021 Technique Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is the Mock Croc Technique. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Mock Croc Technique.
Mock Croc Technique
The Mock Croc Technique is where you texture the heat embossing to get a look that gives a look similar to crocodile skin. It can also be referred to as a faux alligator technique. You can either “draw” a pattern in the clear embossing powder before heating it to make your own texture design on a piece of cardstock. Or use an embossing folder on the cardstock then do the clear heat embossing. Either way results in a shiny texture design. I did the embossing folder method for my card today.
To get the texture design for my card, I ran a 5-1/4” x 4” piece of Old Olive cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
Next, I pressed my VersaMark ink pad all over the textured cardstock. Then I added some Clear Embossing Powder over the whole thing and tapped off any excess. Holding the cardstock carefully, I heat embossed all the powder until it was all shiny.
Once the embossed layer was cool, I wrapped about 6” of the Fine Art Ribbon across the lower portion and taped it to the back (the knot is added later). This piece is added to the card base (Old Olive cardstock cut to 11” x 4-1/4” and scored at 5-1/2” on the long side) with some Dimensionals.
On some white cardstock, I stamped the flower with Petal Pink and Poppy Parade ink, the stem with Mossy Meadow ink, and the sentiment with Poppy Parade ink. All the images are from the Art Gallery stamp set. Using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies, I die cut the three stamped pieces. All three are added to the card using a mix of regular Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals.
To finish the card front, I tied a knot in a 6” piece of the Fine Art Ribbon (trimming the ends as needed) and added it to the left side of the ribbon already on the card with a couple glue dots.
For the inside of the card, I stamped a floral image in the top-left and bottom-right corners of a 5-1/4” x 4” piece of white cardstock with Poppy Parade ink. Then adhered that piece inside the card.
The Mock Croc Technique was a fun way to add texture in a different way. What will you make with this technique?
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