Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). Today I’m playing with Fireworks! I start off by using what would normally be used to create a shaped 3D flower and I cut it out of a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil. I lined that over black cardstock and sprayed the Grape Jelly Fireworks! Then I rotated the flower stencil to offset the petals. I sprayed the Lulu Lavendar Fireworks! And without shifting the stencil, I sprayed a bit of the Lilac Posies. What’s fabulous about these Fireworks! sprays is they are opaque and as you can see are gorgeous even on black cardstock. They have a beautiful shimmer and shine!
Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). Why buy colored cardstock or specialty card when you can make your own!
Time: 20 minutes
To make solid color cardstock,
Swipe a panel of white card stock with VersaMark watermark ink. It might be hard to tell if you have good coverage, if you tilt your card panel, you should be able to see a shiny surface where you have inked.
Before the ink dries, pour any colored Mboss powder. Knock off any excess into the original zip-sealed bag.
Then using a heat gun, melt the embossing powder on your panel. And there you have it! Your very own shiny solid color cardstock.
Repeat Steps 1-3 If you missed some spots or if you want some areas to be a little darker. Be careful not to overheat your card.
To take your new cardstock to the next level…
Swipe your embossed panel with VersaMark watermark ink again.
Before the ink dries, pour either Mboss Sparkle Powder or Mboss Iridescent Powder over your panel. Knock off any excess into the original zip-sealed bag.
Then using a heat gun, melt the embossing powder on your panel. Be careful not to overheat your card. Now you’ve taken a plain Mboss powder and given it some extra shine!
Hello! Since birthdays happen all year, it’s good to have a big stash of birthday cards at the ready for whenever you need one. Since I love to use stencils, I thought I would use a bunch of them together with many colors of Memento Inks from Imagine.
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I chose a light color and a dark color Memento Ink for each candle of the Big Candle stencil.
Step 1: Use washi or low tack tape to stick down your cardstock and stencil. Mask off any areas that you don’t want your first color of ink on. I masked off the second candle and the flames.
Ink the candles with the lighter color from the pairs you chose. Be sure to mask off the areas that you don’t want your ink to go.
Mask off the candles so that you can ink the flames. I used Dandelion on the entire flame, and then Tangelo on the lower area of the flame.
Choose the stencils you want to decorate each candle with and ink with the darker shades you chose. You must keep the original candle stencil in place so that you only ink the candle. Slip the patterned stencil under the candle stencil to make inking easy. Be sure to mask off the other areas again!
This is what the completed candles look like. You can stop here, if you want, but I kept going to make it even more festive!
Ink a stencil that looks like confetti or sprinkles on top of the entire panel.
Die cut your sentiment. First, I was only going to die cut my “happy birthday” out of purple, but I decided to cut one sentiment out of each main candle color so that I can have a stacked, 3D embellishment. You can glue these together with On Point Glue.
Ink your card base using the lighter colors of Memento Ink, directly from the pad. I worked my way around my palette of colors two times.
Glue the card front and sentiment on to the card base. Optional: Add sequins or rhinestones to the card front with On Point Glue.
Here is the finished card! I love how happy it is, and it can easily work for anyone. It’s fun to work with so many colors and so many patterns of stencils, all on one project. I hope that you break out some of your stencils and try this technique! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to use your Fireworks! Shimmery Spray inks in different ways rather than just spraying them! All of the blooming sunflowers during my travels were the inspiration for this late summer birthday card. It is very cool that sunflower heads follow the sun throughout the day, and they are always bright and cheery!
Stamp sunflower image in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder. The Delicata Golden Glitz is one of the brightest gold inks, and works best for a sunflower. Die cut with an electronic die cut machine, or fussy cut with scissors.
Use a brush tip Fantastix to color in the center of the sunflower with Delicata Black Shimmer.
Shake the Fireworks! spray until all of the shimmer is mixed in. When the spray sits for awhile, the shimmer settles to the bottom and can be seen as a thin layer through the bottle. Remove the spray lid and tap a bit of Fireworks! on your work mat from the end of the plastic tube. Use a fine tip paint brush to paint the sunflowers a beautiful iridescent Dandelion Yellow. Yellow ink is one of the more difficult inks to use, and this method solves that dilemma!
Stamp the leaf image in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder. Using embossing powder helps maintain the original ink color of the image while painting over with Fireworks! spray. It also allows you to color inside the lines much more easily! Use a fine point paint brush to add Fireworks! in Bamboo Leaves. Die cut or fussy cut the leaves.
To get a finer sprinkling of more carefully located drops of Fireworks!, use the same paint brush and gently tap over the card stock to create a fine splatter pattern. When using the spray nozzle, the color is denser on the cardstock. Finish the edges by inking with an ink blusher and Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy.
Edge the base card with an ink blusher and Delicata Golden Glitz. Using inks throughout the card allows for perfect coordination.
Position the leaves and sunflowers on the card front to determine the location for the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder. Adhere the layers of the card together. The card front and leaves are adhered with Tear-It! Tape, and the sunflowers are adhered with thin dimensional foam adhesive.
In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to make a multi-colored layered birthday cards using a plethora of great Imagine inks. Hummingbirds can be iridescent, so Encore! Ultimate Metallic, Delicata, and Brilliance inks are used to create a beautiful hummer. Ombre-hued Kaleidacolor inks are used to create the frame and background.
Stamp Hummingbird outline image and flower outline image in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Green. Using a stamp positioner will allow more precise placement while stamping layers.
Stamp next layer of Hummingbird in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Honeydew and the stem of the flower in Delicata Emerald Green.
Stamp next layer of Hummingbird and flower stem in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Green.
Stamp throat of Hummingbird in Brilliance Pearlescent Purple.
Use a Memento Dual Tip Marker in Tuxedo Black to color eye. Die cut with matching Frame Cut.
Stamp the layers of the flower with Versa Color Heliotrope, Violet, and Orange. Die-cut with matching Frame Cut.
Trim cardstock to 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Use a foam brayer to ink the cardstock with Kaleidacolor in Fresh Greens.
Die-cut Foliage Frame.
Trim cardstock to 7 1/8” x 8 ½” and fold in half. Use a foam brayer to ink the cardstock with Kaleidacolor in Blue Breeze.
Place Foliage frame over blue background to determine position for sentiment.
Stamp sentiment in the darkest color from the Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink pad. It is easiest to do this with the pad expanded to get just the end inked section of the Kaleidacolor pad.
Adhere layers of card together. The Foliage frame is adhered with thin dimensional foam adhesive. The upper and lower flowers are adhered with On Point Glue, and the middle flower to thin dimension foam adhesive. The hummingbird is adhered with thicker dimensional foam adhesive.