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!
Time: 1.5 hours
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.
- Auntie Amy Sunflower image
- Heartfelt Creations Bold Leaf stamp
- Technique Tuesday Large Birthday sentiment stamp
- Fine point paint brush
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.
Time: 2 hours
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.
- Hero Arts Color Layering Hummingbird & Frame Cuts
- Kat Scrappiness Slimline Card Foliage Frame
- Sponge brayer
- Dimensional Foam Adhesive
- Stamp positioner
Hello my friends! Katy here and today I am going to show you how to create this super simple fourth of July card using Fireworks sprays in Danube Blue and Lady Bug, Memento Luxe ink in Wedding Dress and the Brushstix from Imagine. This card came together with several supplies, but when broken down into small steps anyone can create. Check out the video below to see how it all came together. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching.
Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: About 40 minutes
• Memento Luxe – Wedding Dress
• Memento – Paris Dusk
• Versafine Clair – Twilight
• Brilliance Ink Platinum Planet
• Delicata Ink – Black Shimmer
• Fireworks Sprays – Danube Blue
• Fireworks Spray – Lady Bug
• Imagine Brushstix
• On Point Glue
Other Products Used:
• 48 lb Vellum
• GMUND 100% Cotton Shiny Cream Cardstock
• Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock
• Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Stamp and Die set
• Concord and 9th Season Turnabout Stamp set
• Honey Bee Stamps Happiness Stamp set
• Simon Says Stamp – Basic Stripes Stamp set
• Kat Scrappiness – Distressed Edge Rectangle Die set
• Mama Elephant – Happy Die
• Hero Arts – Rsvp Cling Tiny Star Background Stamp
• Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here and I have a Spring-inspired Mother’s Day card to share with you. I have always loved stamp layering and decided to use this new floral stamp set. I paired it up with my all-time favorite ink – VersaMagic Dew Drop, which has great coverage and some of the prettiest pastel colors.
• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
• VersaMagic Dew Drop
Pixie Dust, Pink Grapefruit, Pink Petunia (Malted Mauve works well too), Thatched Straw, Mango Madness, Aquatic Splash, Turquoise Gem, Aloe Vera, Tea Leaves
• Brilliance Dew Drop – Galaxy Gold
• Beautiful Moments stamp set
• All Things Fabulous stamp set and dies
• A Wish for Everything stamp set and dies
• Neenah Solar White cardstock
Hi everyone! It’s Jessica here and today I have an ink pads comparison video to share with you. I have always loved shimmery ink pads, but with so many options available, it can be a little overwhelming. So I decided to swatch the colors and compare their shimmer properties.
Brilliance Ink Pads
Delicate Ink Pads
Encore Ink Pads
Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Did you know that you could watercolor with your shimmery ink pads? I tried watercolor with some Brilliance Dew Drop ink pads today and I was so amazed at the result! The shimmer and sparkle definitely add that extra detail to a simple card. Let me know if you have tried this before!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 35 Minutes
• VersaMagic Ink Pad- Thatched Straw, Wheat
• Brilliance Ink Pad – Rocket Red, Rocket Red Gold, Pearlescent Chocolate, Galaxy Gold, Moonlight White
• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
• Water brush
• Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
• Stampin’ Up Flight of Fancy stamp set
• Stampin’ Up Well Said bundle
• Spellbinders Die Set – Shoot
• Red cardstock