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

Quick & Easy Card Technique

by Nadine Carlier

Sunshine Card by Nadine Carlier icCreate a quick and easy card by using some Fireworks! Spray, VersaMagic, and VersaFine Clair. Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my background to my card.

 

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 min.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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DIY Stamping with VersaFine Clair Inkpad on Canvas Shoe

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

DIY Stamping with VersaFine Clair Inkpad on Canvas Shoe

I love altering and customizing things and shoes are one of my favorite things to upcycle. In today’s video, I show you how to take an inexpensive pair of plain white canvas shoes and stamp them with various floral images. I used VersaFine Clair and Fabrico Markers for this project. One of the coolest aspects of this project is that you can choose whatever stamps and images that are best for you!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour per shoe

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Heat gun
  • White Canvas Shoes
  • Acrylic Block

Look at this Sweet “Sending You Smiles” Greeting Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Look at this Sweet "Sending You Smiles" Greeting Card

Smile! Why? Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. So why not keep the party going and share the love by sending someone a smiley greeting card today. This fun card is made using a smiley face stamp, an alphabet set, a handmade envelope and colored with Tsukineko’s VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze and VersaMagic ink in Mango Madness.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Stamp a large background image onto card stock paper. Dry paper.


Step 2

Find a template from the internet that is small enough to fit on the front of the card panel. Some stamp maker companies such as Waffle Flower have die sets you can purchase. Another way to achieve this is to study or deconstruct an envelope and recreate one you like with cardstock.


Step 3

Fold the envelope and ink the opening with VersaFine CLAIR in Warm Breeze with a large ink dauber.


Step 4

Flip the envelope to the opposite side and ink the outer flaps with the VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze.


Step 5

Scribble words on the outside of the envelope with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Gold.


Step 6

Ink a sheet of cardstock with Mango Madness VersaMagic ink and let dry. Stamp the happy faces with the VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and let dry. Add a dime-sized amount of Creative Medium in Shimmer with the palette knife. Creative Medium will add dimension and shimmer to the smiley faces.


Step 7

Apply the Creative Medium with the Multi-Purpose Squeegee over the faces. This tool has a flat, even and large surface that will cover faces completely and will not leave scrape lines. Let the medium dry and fussy cut the faces.


Step 8

Create a curved banner and stamp the sentiment “Sending You Smiles,” cut out and ink the edges of the banner. Assemble card by gluing the smiley faces into the envelope, attach the envelope and sentiment to the front of the card. Ink a piece of cardstock paper with VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze. Ensure that the paper is slightly larger than the card and only ink the outer edges. Using the Tear It Tape to adhere the card the background paper. And remember — Smiles are contagious! Pass it on.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock paper
  • Smiley Face Stamp
  • Hero Arts – Large Background Stamp
  • Alphabet Stamps

Using VersaMagic On Vellum

by Nadine Carlier

 

Mother's Day Card by Nadine Carlier 2 ic

Did you know that VersaMagic works great on vellum? Many inks will smear even after they dry on vellum paper but not with VersaMagic. Because of its chalk-like finish, it is more opaque than other inks so you will always get nice bright colors on vellum.

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my Mother’s Day card using VersaMagic and vellum.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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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