Let’s Make a St. Patrick’s Day Card Using M’Boss

By LeeAnn McKinney

 

Hi there inky friends. LeeAnn here and today I am bringing you a fun card I made using VersaMark Clear Sticky Ink and Emerald Green M’boss. I absolutely love heat embossing, it is one of my 3 favorite techniques for my projects and I am so happy to share it with you.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Memento Dandelion Dye Ink

• Imagine Tear It Tape

• VersaMark 

• Emerald Green M’boss

Other

• Prickly Pear Shamrock Background Stamp – https://www.prickleypear.com/shamrock-background/

• Prickly Pear Luck of the Irish – https://www.prickleypear.com/luck-o-the-irish-red-rubber-stamp/

How to Create Some Fresh and Funky Cards for Valentine’s Day

By Jowilna Nolte 

Hi everyone, on today’s blog, I am sharing some fun cards I created using StazOn Studio Glaze.
I love this stuff for the fun effects you can achieve as well as the vibrant and amazing colors in the range.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

Step 1
Squeeze some glaze onto your squeegee and swipe your first color over a sheet of smooth white cardstock.
You can leave this to dry for a few minutes.

 

Step 2
Apply a second color to your squeegee and swipe it over the first color. I use the rubber side on my squeegee but also sometimes use one of the other edges.
Both edges work perfectly, and you can always create some effects using the textured sides.

 

Step 3

I also used a second color combination and created another sheet for a fresh spring look.

 

Step 4

Once your background is dry, use a heart or flower die-cut and die-cut some shapes using your die-cutting machine.

 

Step 5

Use your VersaFine Clair ink and color some chipboard words by directly inking the words.
Once dry, you can adhere them to your card.

 

Step 6

Assemble your card by adhering the hearts to your background using foam tape.
Adhere the “love” word using On Point Glue and finish off your card with an enamel dot.

 

And in a few easy steps, you have a gorgeous set of cards using some fun backgrounds and hearts.

For me the shine, texture, and patterns achieved are what makes these cards so special, and I just love using these glazes.

Until next time – keep on creating!

Art Supplies

Imagine

• StazOn Studio Glaze Orange Zest
• StazOn Studio Glaze St. Valentine
• StazOn Studio Glaze  Emerald City
• Multi-Purpose Squeegee Blue
• On Point Glue
• VersaFine Clair Glamorous
• VersaFine Clair Verdant 


Other 

• White Cardstock
• Heart Die-Cut: Tim Holtz
• DIY Cuts Machine: Kaisercraft
• Chipboard Word: Kiriche Laser
• Enamel Dots
• Foam Tape
• Smooth White Cardstock

Learn How to Make a Cupid Valentine’s Card with Brilliance Shimmery Inks

By Jessica Lin

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

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaMagic Ink Pad- Thatched Straw, Wheat

• Brilliance Ink Pad –  Rocket Red, Rocket Red Gold, Pearlescent Chocolate, Galaxy Gold, Moonlight White

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

 

Other Products

• Water brush

• Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock

• Stampin’ Up Flight of Fancy stamp set

• Stampin’ Up Well Said bundle

• Spellbinders Die Set – Shoot

• Red cardstock

Create a Cool Houndstooth Heart Card Using Radiant Neon and Delicata Inkers

By Alison Heikkila

I love to stretch my craft supplies, so finding new ways to use things always makes me happy. Today, I will share a fun way to use your luscious Radiant Neon and Delicata Metallic Inkers. This particular card was made for Valentine’s Day, but you can easily change out the colors, shapes, and stencil for any occasion.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Start by placing a heart shape onto your work surface. I used Gel Press Petite but if you don’t have any but you do have a Gel Press, you can easily free-hand cut or die-cut a shape of your choosing after you’ve made your print. Apply a drop or two of the Electric Pink Radiant Neon Inker on to the right side of the heart, and the Electric Coral Radiant Neon Inker on the left.

 

Step 2

Smooth and blend the colors with a brayer.

 

Sep 3

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top of the heart and lay a piece of copy paper on top of that. Press the paper with your hand to lift the color from the open areas of the stencil. Pull the paper off, and you have the beginning of a print for a later date.

Step 4

Leave the stencil in place and apply a few drops of Delicata Silvery Shimmer Inker onto the heart. Roll out the color with your brayer.

 

This photo shows how the ink colors look on the plate, before lifting the stencil.

Step 5

Lift the stencil off of the heart and apply a new piece of copy paper to the heart. Smooth the paper onto the heart with your hands (or you can use your brayer), and pull the print. Now you have the positive and negative spaces filled with color, using only reinkers! once the paint is dry, you can cut the shape out. You may want to use a heat tool for this since this ink is a pigment ink and takes a long time to dry.

 

Step 6

For the stenciled panel, cut a piece of black cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4.”

Step 7

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top and apply Silvery Shimmer ink (I used the pad) to the center of the panel with a blending brush. I kept the color heavy in the middle and faded it as I worked my way out in circular motions.

Step 8

Stamp a sentiment in the lower right corner using the same ink.

 

Step 9

Apply a few drops of the Golden Glitz Inker to an acrylic block and flicked the color off the block with a paintbrush.

 

Step 10

Once the panel is dry, apply it to a gray card base and adhered the heart on top, at an angle.

Supplies:

Imagine:

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Pink

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Coral

• Delicata Inker – Silvery Shimmer

• Delicata Inker – Golden Glitz

• Delicata Ink Pad – Silvery Shimmer

 

Other:

• A Colorful Life Designs – Houndstooth Stencil

• Gel Press – Petites: Lovely Days

• Speedball – Brayer

• Stampendous – POP Hydrangea Stamp Set

• Recollections – Black and Gray Cardstock

• Acrylic Block

• Makeup Blending Brush

• Copy Paper

• Paint Brush

 

Love Across the Miles

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Across the Miles by Roni Johnson

Who says you can’t add texture without the bulk. This card is jam-packed with all sorts of fun textures and dimension both real and faux to create a treat for the eyes and hands.

More sweet and sentimental weekend inspiration!

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Peace, Love & Understanding

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Wonderful Things by Isha Gupta

International Day of Peace is a time to celebrate our global unity and the wonderful things that bring us together! This colorful sentiment is great for anyone who is far away but near in your heart.

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Peace on Earth by Heike Linnek

These days, the refugees are the main theme in Europe. Thousands of people from outside Europe are leaving their homes and houses in their homelands because they’re living under suppression, in a war zone or were hagridden by others. They risks their and their family’s lives for reaching Europe, hoping to find a place where they could live in peace. For International Day of Peace, I wanted to create something airy, with a positive mood subtending this sad situation. There is confusion but also hope everywhere.


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