Hey there friends and fellow crafters. I’m here today making a fun quick paper crafting project — Thank You card with a Winter Theme! In this project, I create this card with a stencil, shimmery ink sprays, stamping, and heat embossing. Change the theme to make a thank you card for any holiday year-round.
Sending a handmade card is a thoughtful practice. Give someone a Thank You when they have invited you to a special party, gathering or gave a special gift.
Hi there friends and fellow crafters, it’s LeeAnn and we are getting a bit inky today with StazOn ink pads and embossing powder. Making this Halloween Party invitation was fun and easy and the techniques used here can be used with any theme.
Using Clear Mboss just made the gravestone and skeleton images stamped on the front pop, not only with shine but texture as well. Since StazOn is a mixed media ink the embossed surface was color-matched with the background for a great tone-on-tone effect.
Many of you may have heard of embossing powders by now. There are plenty of introductions on how to heat emboss. In fact, we feature a great introduction to embossing on a metal tin by Nicole Watt. Check it out! But there is no end to the many uses of this unique product. So, in today’s post, we thought we would highlight a fun technique with one of the cool powders that Imagine has in stock — Mboss in Clear Matte!
Choose a pigment ink and a stamp. Here I picked VersaFine Clair in Charming Pink and a Waffle Flower stamp.
Emboss the stamped image with Mboss Matte Clear. Notice how the Matte Clear deepens the Charming Pink color. With a regular clear embossing powder, a high gloss would show. With the Matte Clear, it simply enhances the stamped image without the high gloss. If you wanted to leave it as is then this is a great technique for enhancing a stamp. For embossing powders, you will need a heat tool. We listed a purchase option in the supplies below.
To take it a bit further, here is an embossing technique that can really intensify any papercraft or cardmaking project. In the sample above you can see the stamp inked with Warm Breeze in VersaFine and then inked again with VersaColor in Canary Yellow. One benefit of embossing is to lock the color of the first stamped image to the paper. It can be inked over with additional colors without affecting it. The plain stamp blends a bit and turns the image to a green hue. The embossed image keeps it’s turquoise color perfectly.
Last example again with VersaFine in Charming Pink — you can see the luster of the embossing keeps the deep pink color intact! Inked with VersaColor can turn the Charming Pink into a coral color (which is beautiful). With the Mboss the Charming Pink pops through the yellow background.
This mixed media project is a great example of how you can use different inks and mediums to create a piece full of texture and color. It’s a step by step layering technique to add depth and interest to mixed media artwork.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 30 minutes
Cut chipboard into a pendant shape and punch a hole at the top. Place a piece of paper under the book cover to protect the pages below.
Cover the front and back of the chipboard piece with white gesso.
Cover the front and back of chipboard piece with white gesso.
Stamp chipboard pendant with VersaFine CLAIR.
Cover pendant with a stencil and apply Creative Artist Medium – Clear.
Stamp brush onto watercolor paper with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
Add color to the tip of a brush with StazOn Pigment –Peacock Feathers.
Sponge StazOn Pigment onto Pendant to highlight stencil pattern. Adhere stamp brush image.
Highlight elements of the pendant with ALL PURPOSE INK – Frost White (using a Doodlestix)
Apply splatters in ALL PURPOSE INK – Tropical Lagoon.
Cover element with GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish.
Add MBOSS Powder to pendant while GlazOn is still wet. Heat set. Round corners of the pendant.
Edge pendant with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
Adhere sticker saying.
Use the Waffle Flower – Clear Dies and Combo Swatch Tag Die to record color scheme for this project.