Make a Happy Birthday Card with Layered Stamping

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Make a Happy Birthday Card with Layered Stamping in VersaMagic DewDrop

One of the advantages of using chalk inks like VersaMagic is the soft texture created for your cardmaking projects. Creating texture and mixing colors is easy when you use the DewDrops because of the control and use of the tip of the inkpad. On this project, I used a single flower image to create a beautiful pattern and a stamping tool to create this eye-catching birthday card.

Directions


Step 1

Using a stamping tool, stamp the first flower with VersaMagic Mango Madness as a base color.


Step 2

Since Mango Madness is a relatively light color, I had to stamp the image over the Very Vanilla cardstock twice to make all the flowers and leaves details evident.


Step 3

Keeping the stamp and the paper in the same place, apply and combine the colors of the VersaMagic directly over the stamp. Make sure not to contaminate the ink pad with different colors. But if this happens to you, don’t worry, you can clean your ink pad with a paper towel.


Step 4

Repeat the stamping process until creating the background that you want. Keep the pattern of colors or change it to others with each image. On this card, I used VersaMagic Mango Madness, Red Magic, and Ocean Depth. To complement the background you can splatter some tiny spots of Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Tuxedo Black. I also used a few splatters of All-Purpose Ink in Champagne Mist to give to my background a shimmery touch. Stamp your sentiment using VersaMark, sprinkle with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in White and melt the powder with the heat tool.


Step 5

To finalize the card, resize the stamped background, sponge the borders with VersaMagic Wheat and tie a few loops of natural hemp twine around. Paste directly over the Crushed Curry card base using Tear It Tape and paste your sentiment with dimensionals or double-sided foam tape. If you consider necessary, you can repeat the splatter process to enhance some parts of the card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
  • Stampin Up – Heartfeld Blooms
  • MISTI or Stamparatus
  • Heat tool
  • Natural hemp twine
  • Double sided foam tape or dimensionals

Create a Collage Style Mother’s Day Card

by Steph Ackerman

Create a Collage Style Mother's Day Card

I love background stamps and find the collage style stamps provide amazing opportunities to create with. I have also found that collage style stamps can be tricky to color. For this Mother’s Day card, I used the VersaMagic DewDrops to color in detailed ways on the stamp. The inkpad’s top wedge makes it a perfect tool for this technique.

Skill: Intermediate
Time:  1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Ink the entire stamp with VersaMagic in Thatched Straw. Ink over the roses with VersaMagic in Purple Hydrangea and Aegean Blue. Ink over the leaf sprays with VersaMagic in Spanish Olive.


Step 2

Place the inked stamp on white cardstock and press evenly.


Step 3

Pour Imagine Embossing Powder in Clear over the entire image and heat set.


Step 4

Cut the panel to size and ink the edges with VersaMagic in Niagara Mist.


Step 5

Stamp sentiment on white cardstock using VersaMagic in Midnight Black and emboss with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Clear.


Step 6

Mat stamped panel with green cardstock. Adhere to a purple card with foam adhesives. Die cut the sentiment using a circle die. Die cut a larger circle from purple cardstock. Place the sentiment on the card, cutting off the right edge.


Step 7

Repeat steps 1 – 5, cutting the panel into a tag shape. Mat with green cardstock cutting it into a tag shape.


Step 8

Die cut sentiment using a circle die. Die cut a larger circle from purple cardstock. Place the sentiment on the tag, cutting off the right edge. Punch a hole in the tag and add ribbon.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, green, purple
  • JustRIte Stampers – Background Stamp
  • Joy Clair – “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders – Circle dies
  • May Arts ribbon

Watch A Video On Creating A Beautiful Mixed Media Tag

by Kassy Tousignant

Watch A Video On Creating A Beautiful Mixed Media Tag.

This handmade tag project uses VersaMagic DewDrop and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray with a mixed media style. I wanted to compare VersaMagic ink and Fireworks sprays on tags using black and white gesso surfaces. I used all of the same colors of ink to show how they turn out so differently.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Prima – Plaster paste, St. Tropez paper, embellishments
  • DecoArt Media – Matte Medium
  • Twine
  • Brutus Monroe – Tangled Waves stencil
  • Black gesso
  • White gesso

Create a Beautiful ‘Under the Sea’ Theme Tag

by Kassy Tousignant

Create a Beautiful 'Under the Sea' Theme Tag

I would love to show you a fun, new way to use Radiant Neon Amplify Texture to create an interesting Snakeskin texture on your next tag or cardmaking project. In this project, I used it with a background stencil and colored with Fireworks sprays to achieve a dynamic, textured pattern on my tag.  I am always looking for new, innovative ways to create texture and add visual interest to my work and Amplify really took it up a notch! The light foam that pops as a result of heat-activation is unlike anything else. I also love that it can be sprayed or painted over to achieve your desired look.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • E6000 glue
  • Prima – Sculpture Medium clear, Acrylic paint
  • Liquitex soft body paint – Muted Grey, Muted Turquoise
  • Graphic 45 stamp
  • Echo Park – Snakeskin stencil
  • Woodcut Octopus
  • Cloth netting

 

Learn How to Design a “Dream Forever” Mixed Media Page

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Design a "Dream Forever" Mixed Media Page

Owls are mysterious nocturnal birds and to honor their unique characters I decided to make a scrapbook or art layout using a combination of colors and techniques. Combining different kinds of inks, I colored a background in deep purple shades. Walnut Ink lowers the intense hue of Fireworks in Lilac Posies on the background.

The owl almost appears to glow as it is embossed on a piece of tracing paper that has Memento Grape Jelly colored on its back side. To further contrast the design, a piece of Sheet Metal is used to enhance the owl and adds shine and detail. I love this design and feel it can be used in so many different ways. Make a card, a scrapbook page or adjusted to make a cover on a book.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Spray the A4 watercolor page with Ink Potion No 9, Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lilac Posies and Walnut Ink in Lilac, in this order, from about 8-inch distance. Two sprays of the color inks are enough. Let them dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process.


Step 2

On a 3 ¼ x 5 ½ inch tracing paper stamp with the owl design with the VersaMark, cover with Imagine’s White Embossing Powder and heat set.


Step 3

Turn the tracing paper at the back and using a sponge dauber cover the owl design with the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad. Let it dry and repeat for a deeper color.


Step 4

Use a sponge dauber to cover the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape with the StazOn Royal Purple. Let Dry.


Step 5

Press the SHEET metal diamond shape on the rubber owl stamp that is covered with VersaMark. Cover with the Imagine’s White Embossing Powder and heat set.


Step 6

Color the chipboard words with a sponge dauber and the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad.


Step 7

Stamp the A4 watercolor page with the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad and the numbers stamp.


Step 8

Cut a 6 x 1-inch tracing paper stripe and a 5-inch long chevron ribbon. Use the On Point Glue to set them in the center of the page and continue with the owl embossed design.


Step 9

Cut 5 – 6 inch long pieces of jewelry wire, twist together and curve them.


Step 10

Use the hot glue gun to set the feathers, the wires, and the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape on the owl design.


Step 11

Glue the chipboard words and add rhinestones.


Step 12

Make small dots to embellish further and add texture with the irRESISTIble Pico Embellisher in Sweet Plum. Trim to desired size.

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Feathers
  • Stamperia – Owl stamp
  • Studio Light – Instructional Numbers stamp
  • A4 watercolor page
  • Jewelry wire
  • Chevron ribbon
  • Tracing paper
  • Rhinestones
  • Decorative chipboard words
  • Heat gun
  • Hot glue gun

Stamping On Acetate With StazOn

by Nadine Carlier

Wedding Card by Nadine Carlier IC

Have you ever tried to stamp onto plastic or acetate? Normally it takes close to never to dry and if you do finally get it to dry it will still smear ruining what you just stamped. Not if you use StazOn ink! I used a background stamp with some Cotton White Opaque StazOn Ink to create this pretty wedding card.

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my card and how amazing StazOn works on acetate. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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