Today’s tutorial will demonstrate how to create multi layers of texture for a dramatic Anniversary Card. StazOn, Delicata, and Mboss will add amazing levels of metallic shimmer.
Trim white piece of sturdy cardstock to 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”. I used the backing of a paper pack, that had one shiny white side. First, I pressure embossed with Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Doodle Triangles. A makeup sponge was used to spread StazOn Metallic inks from re-inkers in Platinum, Silver and Gold randomly around the surface of the card front. StazOn dries on the sponge and makes it a one-time use tool. StazOn Jet Black ink is gently tapped over the raised portions of the card panel. Set aside to dry or heat with a heat gun.
Using a stamp from my stash (manufacturer unknown) small hearts were stamped randomly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed in Mboss in Valentine.
Memento Luxe in Tuxedo Black is used to stamp Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background sentiments followed by heat embossing with black embossing powder. The matching die is used to die cut the entire set and five sentiments are selected for the front of the card.
Each sentiment strip is inked with Delicata in Silvery Shimmer, Golden Glitz or Ruby Red with an Ink Dauber. Since the sentiment is embossed, the ink will not change the color.
The sentiment strips are backed with white cardstock with the matching backer die. The edges are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and an ink blusher to add definition.
A Scribble Heart die by Impression Obsession is die cut from white cardstock. The die is then inked with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Mboss in Valentine.
A white card base is trimmed to 5 ½” x 8 ½”. The edges are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and an ink blusher.
The card base is adhered to textured front with TearIt! Tape. The Heart is adhered with On Point Glue. The sentiment strips are adhered with dimension foam tape. A striking masculine anniversary card goal achieved!
Today’s tutorial will feature several Imagine products, Delicata, StazOn, and Vertigo. Using silhouette style die cut creates a stunning yet quick and easy Christmas Card.
Trim black cardstock to 6 ½” x 9” and fold in half. Center die on the front panel of the card base and die cut.
Leave the die in place and stamp the starry background with Delicata Golden Glitz.
Use a Fantastix Brush Tip to brush in details left open in the die. Photo shows the die removed after this step.
Trim a section of Taffeta Vertigo to 2” x 6 3/8”. Use an Ink Blusher to build layers of color in StazOn Blazing Red and Midnight Blue. As the color layers blend, the red, purple, and blue along with the Taffeta Vertigo creates a stunning night sky.
Adhere Vertigo behind the opening in the die with small dots of On Point Glue. I glued around the edge and behind each small portion of the die scene. Trim white cardstock to 6 3/8” x 8 ¾” and fold in half. Adhere to the inside back of the card with Tear It! Tape.
Apply Tear It! Tape to the front inside of the card and fold card closed. This allows the card to compensate for the two layers of cardstock.
Stamp Oh Holy Night sentiment in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.
Today I am sharing how to make a Slimline Valentine using Memento inks. Slimline cards are very trendy. This is a great quick and easy card that can be given to the special guy in your life for Valentine’s Day.
Time: 30 minutes
A great thing about slimline cards is that you only need a single sheet of 8.5” x 11” cardstock for the card and card front. Trim cardstock to 7” x 8.5” and score to make a card base of 3.5” x 11. It will fit in a standard A10 envelope. Use a Sponge Dauber and Memento Rose Bud to ink the outer 0.5” of the card base.
Trim the remaining cardstock to 3.25” x 8.25”. Edge with Memento London Fog. Stamp a background in Memento Angel Pink with a small Valentine’s themed image. I used an ancient Rollergraph heart stamp. It is very subtle but adds just a bit of depth to the card.
Die-cut four layers of cardstock with the Technique Tuesday Paper Airplane on the Border Die.
Ink one loop with a sponge dauber and Memento Rose Bud. Ink one airplane in Memento London Fog. Ink one airplane leaving the cutout section in place when inking with Memento Tuxedo Black.
Layer the loops together with dots of On Point Glue, the lower photo shows the very small dots of glue, a little goes a long way! Lightly press together to create a raised die-cut.
Using On Point Glue, layer the Memento Tuxedo Black airplane over one white airplane. Layer the third airplane with the cutouts removed over the Memento Tuxedo Black airplane. Layer the Memento London Fog airplane with cutouts removed on top.
Stamp sentiment image in Memento London Fog. I placed all the elements on the card to decide the position before using a stamp positioner to stamp the sentiment.
Adhere the card front to the base using Tear It! tape.
Adhere die cuts and sequin embellishments with On Point Glue.
In this video, Lisa shares experimenting with pigment inks, dye inks, and watermark inks to create unique looks over heat embossed backgrounds. She shares tips and tricks throughout the video and shares her thoughts on the process as she works on each background.