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Neons again! This time with something NEW (fits this month's challenge at Dreamweaver!) to play with...Imagine Crafts Vertigo sheets...polycarbonate holographic and translucent plastic that take the Tsukineko inks brilliantly, literally and figuratively. I used the new Dreamweaver Stylized Dahlia DIE with this, and I have to admit, it really is a bit too thick for die-cutting. I had to go back at some areas with my craft knife. Next time, I think that I'll try adding a thin shim and running it through twice. However, the end result was cool.
I had Googled this product to see what others have done with it, and noticed that some had molded it a bit using a heat tool. So, I smooshed the back side of the die-cut Dahlia with the Pink and Green Neon inks, and then began to heat it. Yikes! The stem pretty much turned into a limp noodle as it was so fragile, and I was using my Milwaukee heat tool, which is much hotter than most...but...the warmed flower and leaves were simple to maneuver and curve, and stayed that way when cool.
Of course, I had to use the Vertigo panel that I had left over from the die-cut, so I smooshed Pink, Blue, and Green Neon inks over the back of it. I heat set the ink a bit before ink-stenciling in Neon Purple the Dreamweaver Crusade Background. After heat setting this, all that was left was to adhere the panel to my card card using spray adhesive (doesn't show under translucent products), ink stencil the sentiment from the Dreamweaver Birthday Words, and adhere the now 3D flower and leaves. For these, I placed glue dots under the smooshed ink areas to hide them a bit. The end result would be difficult to mail, but worth it!
As a reminder...the Dreamweaver team are playing with their monthly challenge as well, which features "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", so please link your appropriate creations to the inlinkz at the end of this post or on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice at the end of the month! Just Imagine the possibilities of what everyone else has created!