See How to Use these Unique Card Making Supplies

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How to Use these Unique Card Making Supplies

Hello friends! Today, I would like to share with you a quick and easy way to create an inspiring card with clear Vertigo Sheets and VersaFine Clair.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

If you are not familiar with Vertigo Sheets it is a plastic product from Imagine that adds unique depth to cards and mixed media projects. It comes in different designs and you can create visual effects with these depending on the design and colors of ink that you use. You can also stamp over the sheets, die cut and emboss it.


Step 2

To make my card, I used a strip of Vertigo Taffeta design, that is the most simple design and VersaFine Clair ink in three different colors: Verdant, Shady Lane and Green Oasis. I applied the ink over the Vertigo Piece using a sponge or dauber and let the ink dry naturally.

I stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne the images that I wanted over the strip and also let the strip dry well before pasting it over my card base. I used Tear It Tape to paste the decorated layer over my card and finalized it by stamping a sentiment from the Boss Babe stamp set of Joy Clair with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink. The photos don’t do justice to this card because of the Vertigo’s refracting. In person it is really clear and lovely!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White
  • Joy Clair – Boss Babe set
  • Simon Says Stamp – Floral Mix Background

Learn An Elegant Embossing Resist And Blending Technique

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Learn An Elegant Embossing Resist And Blending Technique

Hello crafty friends! Today, I want to share a “Hello” greeting card using the technique of color blending and emboss resist. I have always enjoyed mixing different techniques together and emboss resist is one of the most versatile. What I show in this card making tutorial is with this option you can create a rich color background before embossing and then apply extra layers of color to enhance the effect. See how I created this elegant card below.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

To make this card, I used three different green colors of Memento Ink. I started with the lightest New Sprout, continue with Bamboo Leaves and finalized with Cottage Ivy.


Step 2

Over a whisper white piece of card stock, I applied the ink directly with the ink pad, just rub it softly and blend the colors. When I was totally satisfied with the colors, I let the paper dry very well before to continue with the next step. I used my heat tool to speed up the process.


Step 3

I stamped a background stamp over the inked layer using the embossing buddy or anti-static pad, VersaMark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.


Step 4

After heat embossing and using an InkBlusher, I applied Delicata Pigment Ink in White Shimmer directly over the heat embossed background. At this stage, you will notice how the embossed butterflies fine lines did not absorb the pigment ink and the background color looks softer.


Step 5

To finalize the card, I resized the layer, pasted it over the mat and card base and stamped one sentiment using VersaFine Clair Green Oasis and embossed it with clear embossing powder.


Step 6

You can use this technique using a single color of ink for the background or mixing different colors. The most important is that you use white pigment ink to make the color tones soft and enhance the embossing.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Dark Brown
  • Stamp Sets – Blossom & Butterflies, Friendship Greetings
  • Stamparatus or Misti Stamping Tool
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Heat Tool

Color of the Month for June is Fern Green

Color of the Month for June is Fern Green. We love this soft green color because it reminds us of the beautiful plants that come bursting forward into the lushness of Summer. Some of the inks we recommend for this color are StazOn Cactus Green, VersaColor Fresh Green, VersaFine Clair in Green Oasis and Verdant.

Here is a sneak peek for what we have coming up this month…

Green Eyes Art Canvas by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Mixed Media by Roni Johnson

Resist Embossing by Martha Lucia Gomez

Create A Unique Embossed Spiral Design On A Greeting Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello there! Today, I have a Mboss Spiral card that I made featuring the new Mboss Embossing Powder from Imagine. I had the opportunity to buy this spiral background stamp a long time ago during a vacation but I never used it. I couldn’t find exactly what project this spiral shape would fit with. Now that Imagine has released the Mboss Embossing Powder, I made decided to use it for an embossing color blend project.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

I started my process using basic black card stock and the small inkpad (or cube) of the VersaMark. I placed my stamp inside of my stamping tool and applied the ink starting in the center. I stamped this part and covered with Valentine Mboss. Then I removed the card stock and melted the powder with the heat tool. I repeated the process several times using Princess Party, Birthday Party, Sparkle, and Lucky Stars. I applied VersaMark in a circular way to keep the spiral shape.


Step 2

I resized the stamped layer and added a whisper white mat before to paste over the basic black card base. I finalized the card adding a die cut flower and sentiment that I stamped with Memento Ink Lilac Posies.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Spiral Background Stamp
  • Stamparatus or Misti Stamping Tool
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Lovely Lilac Etched die Good Vibes
  • Double-sided foam tape

Make a Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hi there! Just popping’ in to share this quick and easy Mother’s Day project. I had fun playing with the different inks and created this colorful card using the Walnut Ink Spray, StazOn Pigment in White and Memento markers. With a couple of simple diecuts you can create this dynamic card in no time.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

I sprayed a whisper white piece of card stock with two colors of Walnut Ink in Cherry Blossom and Lilac and let the paper dry naturally for a few minutes. The walnut ink is a beautiful deep natural color.


Step 2

I diecut the inked paper with a “bed of roses die” from Essentials by Ellen and pasted it directly over a whisper white card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment “I want to be you when I grow up” over basic black card stock with Snowflake StazOn Pigment Ink.


Step 3

For the embellishments, I colored two leaves from the set Tropical Foliage of Hello Bluebird with Memento Markers.


Step 4

Finally, I arranged all the pieces over the card and pasting a rectangle frame on the center of the card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Bed of Roses Diecut
  • Stitched Rectangle Frame
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Misti Stamping Tool

 

Learn How To Create A DIY White Wedding Invitation With Texture

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello everyone, today I have a quick and elegant card. This technique would be perfect for a wedding invitation. I create the shimmer and texture using the new Sheer Shimmer Stix in Frost and an embossing folder. The base of my card is Whisper White cardstock and I cut a second layer using the same color of cardstock, but apply the shimmer-texture technique for a very cool tone on tone look.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Determine the area that you want to paint and add texture. I used post it tape to obtain a straight line.


Step 2

Evenly apply the Sheer Shimmer Frost with the Stix Dauber. Let the paper dry naturally, it takes a few seconds only.


Step 3

Without removing the post it tape, take an embossing folder of your preference and align the borders to only emboss the painted area. Pass the sandwich through your cutting machine.


Step 4

Remove the post it tape and stamp your message on the upper area. I used VersaMark and embossing powder in Gold to stamp my message. It is an image included on the stamp set Happily Ever After from The Rabbit Hole Designs.


Step 5

Resize your layer and paste it directly over the card base. If you want to add more decorations or details you can do it before to paste the decorated layer on to the card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Embossing Folder
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Post it Tape
  • The Rabbit Hole Designs – Happily Ever After Stamp Set