Create a Dramatic Anniversary Card with Multi Layers of Metallic Shimmer


By Neva Cole –

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.

Skill:  Beginner

Time:  1 Hour


Step 1
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.
Step 2
Using a stamp from my stash (manufacturer unknown) small hearts were stamped randomly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed in Mboss in Valentine.
Step 3
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.
Step 4
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.
Step 5
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.
Step 6
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.
Step 7
A white card base is trimmed to 5 ½” x 8 ½”.  The edges are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and an ink blusher.
Step 8
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!

Art Supplies

  • Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Doodle Triangles
  • Make up sponge
  • Background heart stamp (manufacturer unknown)
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background Sentiments, Die, and Backer Die
  • Impression Obsession Scribble Heart die
  • Dimensional foam adhesive
  • Black and White cardstock
Neva Cole

Let’s Mboss It

by Nadine Carlier

MBoss Fish Card by Nadine Carlier IC

This card is dressed with the new Mboss Embossing Powder from top to bottom.
Watch my video below to see the different techniques I used to create my card. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min



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Learn How to Make a Cute Cat Themed Wedding Book Cover

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make a book cover that can be used in projects such a wedding wishes book, a handmade photo album cover or any other wedding related project. Add extra sparkle and shine with the Sheer Shimmer on the paper cover and on the flowers that decorate the front.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours


Step 1

Color the wooden shapes with the All-Purpose Ink in White.

Step 2

Use a paintbrush to add tuxedo detail to one of the cats (the groom) with the All-Purpose Ink in Real Black. Use a thin wire to add whiskers.

Step 3

Stamp the background stamp on the other cat body (the bride) with the VersaMark watermark pad, cover with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Iridescent and heat set.

Step 4

Add details on the faces of the cats using the Memento markers.

Step 5

Cut the hat and bow tie shapes from the Vertigo sheet and color with the StazOn Jet Black.

Step 6

Add drops forming a pearl-like necklace on the bride cat with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding dress and adhere the Vertigo shapes with the On Point Glue.

Step 7

Cut two 8 x 10 inches pieces of book board.

Step 8

Cover with the embossed table runner using the Tear It! Tape.

Step 9

Spray with the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.

Step 10

Cover the inside of the book covers with the scrapbooking paper, again using the Tear It! Tape.

Step 11

Embellish the front of the cover with cutting of the lace paper used in the inner sides, and/or real cotton lace.

Step 12

Spray paper flower and leaves with the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.

Step 13

Glue the cats, the flowers and the rest of embellishments on the front.

The covers can be glued to a book cover, or using a hole punch and book rings, you can make one. Meow!


  • Wooden cat shapes
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Rhinestones
  • Cotton lace
  • Embossed table runner
  • Book board
  • 12 x 12 lace scrapbook paper
  • Viva Decor – Peacock feathers stamp
  • Heat tool