by Lori Warren
This cardmaking project is all about using layers of ink to create a collage background with stamps and stencils. It’s a great way to build a cool background in order to feature that perfect focal image, like a Vertigo, die cut dragonfly.
Time: 30 minutes
Apply VersaMagic DewDrops to a Craft Mat and add water.
Lay 8.5” x 11” piece of cardstock down into the wet ink. Repeat as needed.
Apply VersaMagic through the diamond shape stencil with a sponge dauber.
Stamp script stamp with StazOn Pigment Ink.
Apply water and blot with a paper towel, pulling some ink away.
Spray panel with Walnut Ink, blot and dry. This gives the paper a vintage or antique look.
With a different stencil apply a different color of VersaMagic. This creates a beautiful layered effect.
Using the same stencil, apply White VersaMagic to make a bit of a frosty ghost effect.
Cut cardstock panel to multiple 2.5” x 3.5” ATCs or Artist Trading Cards.
Stamp a vintage postcard image with VersaFine Clair.
Edge ATCs with brown and black inks to continue the antique look.
Tie string around each card a couple times to give the ATCs to give extra flair.
Die cut dragonfly image from Vertigo Prism, color with VersaMagic.
Prepare dragonfly with double-sided dimensional tape. This will give each dragonfly the effect of flying.
Adhere dragonfly die cut to ATCs.
Enhance dragonfly with a white pen and embellish with tag and sticky gems.
- VersaMagic DewDrop – Ocean Depth, Turquoise Gem, Pumpkin Spice, Jumbo Java, Cloud White
- Sponge Daubers
- VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
- StazOn Pigment – Piano Black
- Vertigo – Prism
- Walnut Ink Crystals
- Sizzix – Dragonfly
- Jillibean Soup – Sticky Notes
- Sticky gems
- Lori’s Cards & Creations – Script Stamp
- Clear Stamps – Postmarks
- Uni-ball Signo -White
- Black string
- TCW Stencil – TCW202, TCW855
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Boy, I need time to let all of this absorb into my brain. WOW! AWESOME. I will look forward to trying this but will be having a surgery in the next few days so will need to conquer that first and will come back to try this some time after that. I love this technique.