How To Create A Gilded Celtic Background With All Purpose And Delicata Inks

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am excited to share this really cool background technique.

In today’s video tutorial, I am sharing how I use some All Purpose Inks, Delicata Inks and a 3D embossing folder to create a Gilded/Aged Celtic background. I have to admit I am in love with these backgrounds and in the video I show two ways to create it and both give different results depending on how you apply the ink. I also give some alternatives to the products I am using in the video, so be sure and watch to find out what they are. This technique will work with any embossing folder and I will for sure be using it with other folders I have in my stash. 

Katy

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 1 hour

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

All Purpose Ink – White

All Purpose Ink – Tropical Lagoon

VersaFine Clair Cheerful

Delicata Golden Glitz

Delicata Silvery Shimmer

Delicata Celestial Copper

VersaFine Clair Nocturne

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Engraved

Black Card Stock

Kitchen Sponge

Slate Card Stock- Card Bases

Kraft Card Stock- Layering 

Sea Glass Card Stock- Layering

Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set

Twine

Craft foam 

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Floral Birthday Card Using Fireworks!

By LV Handcrafted

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!

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 25 minutes

Supplies Used

Imagine:

• Fireworks! Juicy Purples

• On Point Glue

Other Products Used:

• Spellbinders Glimmer Sentiment

• Spellbinders Gerber Daisy Die

• Nuvo Drops – Silver

• Astrobright 80lb Black Cardstock

• Hammermill 100lb white card stock (card base)

Get Messy With Embossing – St. Patty’s Day Card

By LV Handcrafted –

Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). I’ve made this St. Patrick’s Day card featuring some messy embossing techniques. Embossing powders aren’t just for stamped images. They are fun for creating a distressed, mixed media effect as well! 

Here I’ve swiped clear VersaMark ink on the border of black cardstock and embossed with gold. In my video, you’ll also see me use gum arabic and water to create a splatter effect and emboss with gold as well. (There’s some beautiful gold splatter beneath the leprechaun).

Skill: Advance

Time: 45 minutes

Supplies Used:

Imagine:

• VersaColor Green Tea

• VersaMark

• StazOn

• Mboss Gold Powder

Other Products Used

• Creative Crafts Double Gatefold Die Set

• Creative Crafts Nested Oval Dies

• Tonic Studios Handmade Cotton Paper

• Astrobright 80lb Black Cardstock

• Artful Angel Leaping Leprechaun Stamp Set

• Hammermill 100lb white card stock (card base)

• Ohuhu Alcohol Markers

Let’s Make an Inspirational Quote Wall Hanging

By Kathi Rerek –

Greetings! It’s Kathi here today to share with you a tutorial about how to create an inspirational wall hanging using a favorite quote and your craft supplies. I used Golden Glitz Delicata, Nocturne, VersaFine Clair, and VersaMagic Chalk inks.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 2 hours

Directions:

Step 1:

Use a Stitched Slimline Die and a Big Tags cutting dies to cut black cardstock for the panels.

Step 2:

Position the moon and sun from the Alchemy Mixed Media Stencil on the top of the large rectangular die-cut. Use removable Scotch Tape to secure the stencil to the back of stencil. Cover the openings around the sun and moon with Post-It Notes. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Golden Glitz Delicata Ink over the stencil onto the die-cut. Heat set.

Step 3:

Use a magnet to secure the image panel horizontally along the base of a stamping platform. Position the clock from the ATC Coins Clear Stamp Set 6 facedown on the the panel, so that 12:00 is centered and facing the top of the panel.

Step 4:

Ink the clock with Golden Glitz Delicata ink and stamp the clock along the bottom of the tag. Heat set to bring out the lustre.

Step 5: 

Position the compass from the Small Elements Stamp Set 2 facedown inside the circular opening of the clock with the “N” of North at 12:00.

Step 6:

Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the small compass into the center of the clock image. Cover the stamped image with Clear MBoss Clear and melt the powder with a heat tool.

Step 7:

Use Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink to stamp the swirls and stars from the Harvest Moon Clear Stamp Set and the stars from the Mini Stars Clear Stamp Set around the perimeter of the die-cut. Repeat using Sea Breeze VersaMagic ink. Heat set.

Step 8:

Edge the panel with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. I slide each edge of the piece along the side of the ink pad to create a strong golden edge. Heat set.

Step 9:

Use repositionable adhesive to secure the black tag die-cut to a piece of scrap paper, then use magnets to secure them to the base of the stamping platform.

Position the Celestial Navigation Clear Stamp 398 and stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.

Step 10:

Cover the stamped image with MBoss. Melt the powder with the heat tool. (MBoss image application not shown)

Step 11:

Use Golden Glitz Delicata Ink to edge the tag.

Step 12:

Using an Ink Sweeper, apply Sea Breeze VersaMagic to a piece of mixed media paper.

Step 13:

Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Turquoise Gem VersaMagic around the edges of the paper, then blend using the Ink Sweeper and Sea Breeze VersaMagic. Heat set.

Step 14:

Secure the inked panel to the base of the stamping platform. Position the Ink and the Dog Mini Cling Stamp 109 stamp and stamp with with Nocturne VersaFine Clair. Heat set.

Step 15:

Use the shaped die from the Small Stitched Envelope die set to cut the sentiment panel.

Step 16:

Cut a piece of black chipboard to 3.5″ x 9″. Punch holes in the top, insert eyelets, and thread ribbon.

Step 17:

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the rectangular panel to the chipboard.

Step 18:

Then tape the stamped and embossed tag.

Step 19:

Lastly, adhere the quote die-cut.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this project will inspire you as much as it inspired me!

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaMagic – Sea Breeze

• VersaMagic – Turquoise Gem

• Delicata – Golden Glitz

• MBoss – Clear

• Sponge Dauber

• Craft Mat

• Tear It! Tape

Other:

• Crea-Lies: Bigz Tagz Crea-NestLies XXL #6

• Creekbank Creations: Stitched Slimline Dies

• Lawn Fawn: Small Stitched Envelope Lawn Cuts Die Set

• PaperArtsy: Ink and the Dog Mini Cling Rubber Stamp 109

• Lavinia Stamps: Mini Stars Clear Stamps

• AALL and Create: Celestial Navigation Clear Stamp Set 398

• Pink Ink: Harvest Moon Clear Stamp Set

• That’s Crafty: Small Elements Stamp Set 2

• That’s Crafty: ATC Coins Clear Stamp Set 6

• Stamperia: Alchemy Mixed Media Stencil

• Martha Stewart Crafts: Embossing Gun

• Tonic: Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

• Sizzix: Big Shot

Learn How VersaFine Clair Performs on a Gel Plate

By Nancy May –

Hey y’all. Today I am using VersaFine Clair inks in the colors Verdant and Pinecone, to see what kind of results I’ll get on a gel plate. Later I create a set of 5×7 cards using my take on a Spring color palette. I’ll do this by incorporating the color Charming Pink VersaFine Clair ink to several of the gel plate prints.

~Nancy May

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate

Time: 90 minutes

Products used: 

Imagine 

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Verdant

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Pinecone

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Charming Pink

• Sponge Dauber

• Sheer Shimmer Spray – Sparkle

• Delicata Ink Refill – Pink Shimmer

Other 

• Studio Light/Art By Marlene – Stencil – Artsy Arabia MASKBM11

• Sweet N Sassy – Stencil – Script

• Simon Says Stamp (SSS) – Die – Etched Tall Leaf Spray

• Simon Says Stamp – Die – Dahlia Stem 

• Penny Black – Die – Berry Flourish

• Penny Black – Die – Cherry Blossom

• Paper Roses – Die – Little Foliage 1

• Paper Roses – Die – Little Foliage 2

• The Stamp Market – Stamps and Dies – Gorgeous Greetings

• Gel Press – Gel plate – 5×7

• Speed Ball – Brayer – 6”

Make Your Mboss’ing up a Notch with Double Embossing!

By LV Handcrafted

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! 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 20 minutes

To make solid color cardstock, 

Step 1.

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. 

Step 2.

Before the ink dries, pour any colored Mboss powder.  Knock off any excess into the original zip-sealed bag. 

Step 3.

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…

Step 1.

Swipe your embossed panel with VersaMark watermark ink again.

Step 2.

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. 

Step 3.

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! 

Supplies Used

Other Products Used

  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Die
  • CC Designs Kawaii Force Stamp
  • Hammermill 100lb white card stock