The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

The Best Things in Life Aren't Things Greeting Card Design

The best things in life aren’t things! This is a lovely reminder to take time to appreciate your life and live it to the fullest. I wanted to create a holographic look to go along with this nice message. Combining Mboss, StazOn ink pads and Vertigo sheets is the best way to create a holographic card theme. The StazOn inks will quickly dry on the Vertigo sheet and following the pattern of the sheet will enhance the result. The white card base brightens the StazOn colors adding extra background lighting and the Mboss in Hologram creates an added effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

On a 2 x 4 inch piece of watercolor paper, stamp the flourish design with VersaMark, cover with the Mboss embossing powder in Hologram and heat set.


Step 2

Cut the Vertigo sheet to 4 x 6 inches.


Step 3

Color with the StazOn in Fuchsia Pink and Vibrant Violet using sponge daubers trying to follow the pattern of the Vertigo sheet.


Step 4

Continue adding color with the StazOn Sunflower Yellow and Azure.


Step 5

Stamp the sentiment, butterfly and flourish design with the VersaMark, cover, and heat set the Mboss embossing powder in Black both on the Vertigo sheet and the watercolor paper. Fussy cut the butterfly. Cut out the sentiment in a square and set aside.


Step 6

Set the Vertigo sheet and the flourish embossed paper strip on the card base using the Tear It! Tape.


Step 7

Continue adding the butterfly stamped image, the sentiment and the rest of the embellishments as you see fit.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardbase
  • Watercolor paper
  • Kaiserkraft stamps – Flourish, Tigerlilly
  • Paper Roses
  • Metallic beads
  • Scissors

Create Colorful Pop-up Butterflies in a Card

by Jessica Lin

Handmade cards featuring colorful butterflies stamped in multiple layers with Tsukineko inks.

Tsukineko inks are perfect for stamp layering! In today’s video, I’m sharing how you can layer VersaMagic and VersaFine Clair inks to create these simple yet gorgeous butterflies, and adhere them together to make a string of pop-up surprise.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Cardstock – white, aqua, dark blue or color of choice
  • Stampin’ Up – Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies
  • Die cut machine

Create An Inspiring Design To Help Free Your Mind

by Iris Rodriguez

Create An Inspiring Design To Help Free Your Mind

Do you ever think about things too much when you know it’s not necessary? A great way to break up this thinking pattern is to turn to creative endeavors, to “free your mind” and create what the muse wants instead. This month we have the fun challenge of creating projects with Rinea foils. There are so many funs things you can do with these foils; you can stamp on it, paint, use with mediums or create 3D decorative projects. For my card I have used foils as an embellishment, check it out.

Skill: Beginner
Time1 hour

Directions

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays in Lady Bug, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves
Step 1

Spray water onto watercolor paper, then spray Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays in Lady Bug, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves in different areas. The water will help these inks spread and blend on the paper.

Jet Black StazOn ink
Step 2

Stamp the girl image with Jet Black StazOn ink. I decided to color with Prismacolor Marker Light Peach to color in the face. I colored the mouth and cheeks with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink. For the eyes, I used All-Purpose Ink in Sky Blue, for hair used Real Black and Thyme for the dress. Once all the ink is dry next fussy cut the image.

Cut out the butterflies from Rinea foil paper
Step 3

Cut out the butterflies from Rinea foil paper in various colors with either a die or a punch.

Adhere the girl image onto the card with On Point Glue. On Point Glue is perfect for these small pieces
Step 4

Adhere the girl image onto the card with On Point Glue. On Point Glue is perfect for these small pieces. Glue the butterflies to the top of her hair and forehead.

Stamp the sentiment "Free Your Mind"
Step 5

Stamp the sentiment “Free Your Mind”. Assemble card and add any additional personal touches.

Supplies

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Other
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock – white
  • Rinea Foils – Jolly Variety pack; green, silver, gold, red
  • Martha Stewart – Classic and Monarch butterflies punch
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Prismacolor Premier Marker – Light Peach