Learn How to Make an Embossed Background with Mboss

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Learn How to Make an Embossed Background with Mboss

Today’s I used a beautiful Floral stamp set by Waffle Flower and few Mboss Embossing Powders in purple and magenta hues. I stamped the Floral image on a vellum piece with VersaFine black onyx ink and added Clear Mboss Powder. This gives a beautiful glossy effect on the image. For the background, I dabbed the VersaMark pad directly onto the card stock and created an ombre effect with the Mboss Embossing Powders. I repeated this process twice to get a rich shimmery effect. To finish the card I adhered the floral image and a “hello” sentiment.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes



  • Cardstock – White, Vellum
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Heatgun
  • Waffle Flower Stamps
  • Coffee Filters
  • Double-side Tape


Learn How to Create Your Own Plaid Pattern Background for a Greeting Card

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn How to Create Your Own Plaid Pattern Background for a Greeting Card

I love plaid! Being able to create my own stamped plaid backgrounds for a set of greeting cards is even better! I’m using the Waffle Flower Plaid Playset to create an easy plaid background with my own color combination.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour for 2 cards





  • Waffle Flower – Plaid Play Stamp Set – http://bit.ly/30PXfWl
  • Waffle Flower – Stitched Cacti Stamp Set – http://bit.ly/2ZHCU88
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • Creative Corners
  • Kat Scrappiness Zig Zag Oval Die Set
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Create Soft Stamped Background with Secondary Stamping Technique

by Lori Warren

There is something so beautiful about a soft, watercolor background. Especially when paired with a bold stamped sentiment in black, it really creates a striking contrast. The Secondary stamping technique also used on this card was the perfect way to enhance the watercolor background with muted florals.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes



Step 1

Apply Memento ink in Sweet Plum and Elderberry directly to the craft mat, spray with water and then place cardstock panel directly into the wet ink.

Step 2

Repeat step one with additional Memento ink colors. Here I used Memento in London Fog which is a nice gray.

Step 3

Stamp flowers onto cardstock panel (ink up stamp, stamp off ink using scrap paper, then stamp onto cardstock panel). The second generation stamping is what is left on the stamp when you stamp off the card. When you use this, it gives the stamp a ghost-like look.

Step 4

Stamp the sentiments, “you’re amazing” and “it’s your day!” along with the calendar images with Memento in Tuxedo Black.

Step 5

Stamp small circle stamp around the “day” of the birthday. With this design, the circle is on the 7th.

Step 6

Edge panel with Memento in London Fog.

Step 7

Tie sheer ribbon between sentiment and calendar images.

Step 8

Adhere the card and ribbon to the card base with Tear It Tape.

Step 9

Stamp birthday month “October” and the word “birthday” to the right of calendar image, vertically.

Step 10

Embellish with adhesive gems.


  • Waffle Flower – Little Gifts, Calendar Stamp Set, In Every Way
  • Celebrate It – Sheer Gray Ribbon
  • Cardstock – purple, white
  • Adhesive Pearls

See How to Make a Colorful Card with a Cut-Out Background

by Kassy Tousignant

See How to Make a Colorful Card with a Cut-Out Background

I am really in love with the cut-out and embossing technique used to make the background of this colorful and high contrast card. It was fun to use the negative of the flower shape to create this greeting card background and have the bright green, magenta and purple colors show through a black, shiny frame. The stylish Waffle Flower stamps are a perfect compliment with the fun Memento ink colors! I hope this card inspires some creative card making ideas.

Skill: Intermediate or Advanced
Time: 40 minutes



  • Waffle Flower stamp – Enveloper OK
  • Waffle Flower die – Magical Flower 2
  • Cardstock – silver matte
  • Foam adhesive
  • Heat gun
  • White paint pen

See How White Embossing Powder Creates a Gorgeous Card Design

by Melissa Andrew

See How White Embossing Powder Creates a Gorgeous Card Design

Today, I am sharing a very simple technique using white mBoss with Fireworks Sprays. Sometimes, simplicity is the key to creating a gorgeous card. The beautiful WaffleFlower stamp set “In Bloom” is the perfect stamp to use for this gorgeous white on bright shimmer color technique!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 40 minutes




Beginners Guide: Using Color Sprays for Cardmaking

by Nadine Carlier

Do you have color sprays like Fireworks Shimmer Spray or want some but just are not sure what to do with them? They are excellent for making a quick background on cards or even scrapbook layouts. In my video, I share several different ways Fireworks Shimmer Sprays can be used on your project.

StazOn Pigment
in Piano Black

Fireworks Spray in Dandelion

Fireworks Spray in Lulu Lavender

Fireworks Spray in Lilac Posies

Tear It Tape


StazOn Cleaner

Craft Mat

The Crafter’s Workshop Pineapple Stencil

Sizzix Spring Phrases Stamp Set