Create a Dramatic Anniversary Card with Multi Layers of Metallic Shimmer

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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

Directions:

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

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  • 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 http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/ n.cole@windward-performance.com

Learn How to Make an Astrological Card

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! It’s time for my newest post for Imagine, as an official part of the 2022 Design Team. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, many of us are wiped out, or even burnt out from making cards and gifts all season. Because of that, I decided to come up with a fast card that doesn’t take a ton of effort, but looks like it did because of the layering.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 15 to 20 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1:

Adhere your 3″ x 5″ Gel Press to an acrylic block. While you can adhere it to your work surface, but if it’s attached to a block, you can control where it goes on your printing plate.

 

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Step 2:

Apply Versa Fine Clair Ink in Twilight to the Gel Press Plate. I applied it in rows, but you can do it however you like.

Step 3:

Squeeze on a bit of Silvery Shimmer Delicata reinker. You don’t need too much.

 

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Step 4:

Using a brayer, roll the colors together. Try not to overmix them.

 

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Step 5:

While the inks are still wet, flip the Gel Press Plate on to the printing plate. Since it’s on an acrylic block, you can place the Gel Plate wherever you want easily. Press the Gel Press into the printing plate firmly.

Step 6:

Flip the Gel Press back over, and lay a piece of copy paper on top. This will create your print. Press the paper firmly and evenly all over the plate to get a good transfer.

 

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Step 7:

Carefully peel back the paper to reveal your print. You can place the paper back down before you peel up the entire thing if you feel that you need to transfer the ink more.

 

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Step 8:

After I made 3 more prints, I chose the one I wanted to use on my card. I went with my first print, which is the upper right. I tore the edges around the print instead of trimming it smoothly.

 

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Step 9:

Using an edger die, trim a piece of navy colored cardstock to create a mat around your print.

Step 10:

Using Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink, ink up the edges of the die cut mat.

 

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Step 11:

On a gray card base, ink the right side with VersaMark ink. Try to not make it even, so that it has a more organic feel.

Step 12:

Sprinkle Mboss in Shimmering Night Sky on to the wet ink. Shake off excess, and heat set with a heat tool.

 

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Step 13:

Adhere your layers. I added a stamped and die cut sentiment, as well as some jewels. For the jewels, I used On Point Glue.

 

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The finished card has lots of shine and cool texture. Using your inks and reinkers on a Gel Press Plate gives you the ability to mix colors from different lines and get beautiful, soft effects.

 

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Again, using all of these layers may make it seem that this card took a lot of time, but it really didn’t because making the print is such a fast process. And you can choose to use a larger Gel Press Plate to cut down on some of the layers.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight
• Delicata Ink Pad & Reinker in Silvery Shimmer
• VersaMark Ink Pad
• MBoss in Shimmering Night Sky
• On Point Glue
• Craft Mat

Other:

• Gel Press: 3″ x 5″ Plate
• Carabelle Studio: Zodiac Printing Plate
• Speedball: Brayer
• Stampendous: Deckle Die Set, Slim Acrylic Handle
• Pinkfresh Studios: Perfect Sentiments stamp & die set
• Doodles Paper Playground: Silver Starburst Rhinestones
• Gray card base, white copy paper, navy cardstock
• Heat Tool

Create Fall Inspired Cards With VersaFine Clair Inks

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello and welcome! Katy here with a new video. Many of you may have noticed from my last couple videos that I use VersaFine Clair Inks a lot and that I love to ink blend with them. Today’s video is no exception. I used two VersaFine Clair Inks that blend beautifully and create the most amazing burnt orange color that is perfect for Fall. In the video I also talk a bit about how to have better success with your ink blending by using Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper and I also show you a simple way to create sentiment strips that are fool proof. I hope you find these tips helpful and I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Thanks For Watching.

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies:

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• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Versafine Clair Inks Cheerful, Glamorous and Chianti.

• On Point Glue

• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold

Other Products Used:

• Gina Marie Designs Tribal Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies
• Honey Bee Large Thanks Die set
• Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Stamp & Die Set
• The Greetery Sentiment Suite Thank You stamp set
• Waffle Flower Oversized Hugs Stamp Set
• Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil
• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper.
• Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate Cardstock

 

Create an Autumn Themed Wedding Card With Sheer Shimmer Stixs and Delicata Ink

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello friends! Katy here and for today’s video I have an Autumn themed wedding card for you. I was inspired by a project I saw a couple years ago and I could not wait for fall to roll around so I could show you. I know a long time to wait but, worth it, I think. The Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix and the Delicata Rose Gold ink was perfect to bring this card together. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks For Watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

 

Art Supplies:

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• Delicata Rose Gold Ink• Sheer Shimmer Stix Rose Gold

• MBoss Embossing Powder Gold

• VersaFine Clair Chianti

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• VersaMark Ink

Other Products Used:

• The Greetery

  • Pretty Postmark Stamp Set
  • Sentiment Suites – Love Stamp Set
  • Knit Whits Stencil Set
  • Autumn Sketches Stamp Set

• Concord and 9th Lace Leaf Stamp and Die Set

• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

• Neenah Classic Crest 110 lb White Card Stock

• Fun Stampers Journey Oatmeal Card Stock

• May Arts Natural Jute String

 

Make a Happy Birthday Sunburst Card Using VersaFine Clair

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By Katy Ingram

– Hello my friends! Katy here and today. In this video, I am going to show you how easy it is to create this super simple Happy Birthday sunburst card with a stencil and a few VersaFine Clair inks. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: about 15 minutes

Art Supplies:

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• VersaFine Clair Inks: Paradise, Warm Breeze, Monarch, Charming Pink

• Emboss Embossing Powder: Silver

• VersaMark Dazzle: Frost

• Sheer Shimmer Stix: Sparkle• On Point Glue

Other Products Used:

• Heavyweight White Cardstock
• 48 Lb Vellum
• Waffle Flower Happy Birthday Stamp and Die Set
• Heavyweight Black Cardstock

 

Learn How to Make a Textured Metallic Wedding Card

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By Neva Cole 

In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to make a Textured Metallic Wedding Card using VersaMark, Delicata, and Embossing Powder.  This is a stunning card to make for a bride and groom as they celebrate their wedding day.

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  2 hours

Directions:

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Step 1

This technique involves inking the FLAT side of an embossing folder for either 2-D or 3-D folder.  This folder is 3-D with both indentations and slight protrusions.  Ink the folder well using a brayer and VersaMark ink.  Place white cardstock in folder and pressure emboss.

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Step 2

Sprinkle liberally with Black Embossing Powder and heat the card from below with a heat embossing gun.  Allow cardstock to cool.

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Step 3

Lightly rub Delicata Golden Glitz over the surface of the cardstock.  The high areas will pick up the ink.  This creates a great three dimension look of black, white, and gold.  Trim the finished panel to 4” x 5 ½”.

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Step 4

Stamp “Mr.” & “Mrs.” in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Fussy cut the banners with scissors

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Step 5

Die cut four “Congratulations” die cuts from white cardstock with Spellbinders Phrase Set One.  Use an ink dauber to color the top die cut then heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Use very small dots of On Point glue around the letters of the die cut to glue the layers together.

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Step 6

Trim a strip of black cardstock to 7/8″ x 4″.  Stamp with a background stars stamp in Delicata Silvery Shimmer and heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder.  Once cool add shine with Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle.

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Step 7

Trim cardstock to 4 1/2″ x 11″ and fold in half for a top fold card.  Using and ink dauber add Delicata Golden Glitz ink around the outer 1/4″ of the card base.

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Step 8

Stamp the sentiment inside the card with Delicata Black Shimmer and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

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Step 9

Adhere card layers together with TearIt Tape, and adhere die cut with On Point Glue.  The small little dot (tittle) of the letter “i” is replaced with a small gold adhesive rhinestone.  The original tittle was too small to layer together.

Art Supplies

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• VersaMark

• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent, Silver

• Delicata – Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, Black Shimmer

• Sheer Shimmer Stix -Sparkle

• On Point Glue

• Sponge Daubers

• Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Sizzix- 3-D Textured Impressions by Georgia Evans Star Fall

• Hampton Art-Bride and Groom Stamp Set

• Spellbinders-Phrase Set One-Congratulations

• Neato Stuff-Background cube stamp stars

• Brayer

• Scissors

• Gold adhesive rhinestone