Hello Friends! Katy here and for todays project I thought I would used a variety of products with some die cuts to create an ornament for the Christmas tree.
In todays video tutorial I explain each layer of the ornament starting with the snowy background which uses the Creative Medium with a snowflake stencil, once dried I applied the Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Purple, Pearlescent Lavender and Pearlescent Sky Blue and was blown away. Check out the video for all the details on how this ornament came together.
creating art for Imagine Crafts! Today I have a new tutorial for you. This is an OLD technique it is still fun, but messy! What do you need? A fabulous VersaColor Ink and some painter’s tape or any masking tape!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need another white panel measuring 3.75” x 5”. Grab your masking tape and a VersaColor ink. I used Cardinal. At this point you can put on some gloves if you want but I didn’t. I swiped the ink across a 5”piece of tap. I then laid the tape across the white card stock panel, put a piece of copy paper over it and pressed. I repeated this stripe 4 times. I like the texture of the stripe.
Next I smushed some of the Cardinal ink on my glass mat, added water and with a paint brush I splattered the panel. I did the same with some gold water color paint. Finally, I spritzed the Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle all over the panel. Can you see the shimmer? It is pretty!
Next, I cut the panel with a die and added a piece of red stock to the back. The red card stock is 1/4’’ larger than the striped panel. Adhere with some On Point liquid glue.
Now cut a hole from the panel and the red card stock you used for the frame.
Cut a panel of white card stock slightly smaller than your main panel. Add liquid glue to the back of the red circle. Use your main panel as a guide, place over the white panel and press your circle into place.
Cut a slightly larger circle from acetate or old packing and glue to the back of the main panel. Add foam tape all around and add flat embellishments to the center. I used gold confetti from Kat Scrappiness.
Die-cut a few of the medium sized snowflakes from the Kat Scrappiness Snowflake Trio and glue together. Then I used the Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray and spritzed the snowflake. I also splattered it with gold water color paint. It was still a bit too white so I pressed the snowflake into my Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.
Cut a circle frame using the die you used for the front panel and a slightly smaller one. Glue this inside the cut out on top of the acetate. Adhere the snowflake on top of the acetate and allow to dry. Add a sentiment, I used the Christmas Stack Sentiment from LDRS Creative with the Sentiment Stack Shadow. I glued these together and then popped it up with foam tape. I also added a few of the gold confetti around the outside of the card and some dots to the frame with a gold gel pen. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered to an A2 top-folding, white card base.
I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.
Hello there! Today’s tutorial is a shaker ornament created with embossing powders and using different colors in a single piece. To make this, I used the MBoss in Blue Icicle, Sapphire and White. To create this type of embellishments or ornaments for your cards, gifts or Christmas Trees, you can also use our traditional Embossing Powders in any color.
Skill Level: Medium
Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Apply a layer of ink to your Shaker Base or Chipboard piece directly with the ink pad of VersaMark. You can also use the small size or cube of VersaMark Ink if you are using a small piece of shaker card or chipboard. Make the emphasis on the center if it has the designed part.
Cover the center of your ornament with the light color of MBoss or embossing powder. In my sample, I am using the Blue Icicle.
Melt the MBoss or Embossing Powder with the heat tool. Don’t worry if the powder covered some parts of the border.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want a thick effect or want better coverage.
Ink the border or the chipboard ornament or shaker piece with the VersaMark Ink Pad, taking care not to cover the center of the piece.
Cover the inked area with the dark color of MBoss. I am using the Sapphire.
Melt the powder with the heat tool. Then, add some touches of MBoss White to create more dimension over it. Melt the MBoss White or White Embossing Powder with the heat tool.
Assemble your shaker card or finish the ornament by adding some sprinkles or small sequins and adding a piece of ribbon to tie it.
Voila! Our ornament is finished and can be used to decorate a card, a gift or to be handled on a Christmas Tree.
Remember that you can use this idea for any type of chipboard piece or for any occasion, not only for Christmas.
Good morning! Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts! Today I have a new tutorial for you. Have you tried the VersaMark Frost ink? This was the perfect ink to provide a sugar-like coating to today’s Gingerbread card. The VersaColor inks make your die-cutting easy and stop the search for the perfect colored scraps!
So today I have a project for you that uses the VersaMark Frost and VersaColor Inks. So, let’s make a card.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need a piece of colored card stock measuring 4.25” x 5.5” and another piece of white, layering card stock the same size.
Using Maker’s Movement A2 Sweater Cover plate, die-cut the white card stock and and adhere to the colored card with On-Point liquid glue. Adhere the entire panel to the card base with Tear-It! Tape.
I inked a piece of scrap card stock with a variety of VersaMark Inks. I allowed this panel to dry. This is a quick way to small pieces of colored card stock for small die-cutting.
Cut the Gingerbread House from a piece of Kraft colored card stock. Then use the VersaMark Frost ink to apply a “sugar coating”. This is what I am calling it. The picture doesn’t do it justice but it sure looks sugar coated in real life!
Now it’s time to cut all the cute little pieces from this Gingerbread House set. I added some Glossy Accents to some pieces, some shimmer pen to others and did a little ink blending around the house and the gingerbread man. I also added a glitter glue to the snow on the roof and the ground.
Stamp a sentiment and add a shadow to the strip. I used Delicata Golden Glitz ink for my sentiment. Now you can assemble your card. The house, gingerbread man and sentiment were all adhered with foam tape.
I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you!
Hello Friends! Katy here and for todays project I am sharing a few simple gift card envelope holders, great for the holidays or really any gift giving occasion.
In todays video tutorial you will see how easily these envelopes came together using some Memento and Delicata Inks. Using an envelope die makes quick work of this project and will give you more time to enjoy the holiday season.
I hope you enjoy and are inspired to take those plain gift cards and create an envelope to dress them up.