by Steph Ackerman
Sometimes the daily grind in life can cause us to forget a simple truth–Enjoy Life! Today’s cardmaking project spreads the message of “Enjoy Every Moment” and would make a great encouragement card for a friend or family member. Kaleidacolor Ink pads are multicolor dye inkpads that allow you to create vibrant projects using one inkpad. Instead of searching for several colors of coordinating inks, select a Kaleidacolor is designed to make it easy. Using 3 colors from the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor ink pad plus VersaFine Onyx Black, I created a 3-dimensional card. See how I did it!
Time: 1 hour
Stamp a floral image with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on a white panel which measures 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp 2 additional images on a scrap of white cardstock.
Starting with the main image, add color to the flowers using a sponge dauber and Kaleidacolor ink using the Garnet color. Add color to the leaves with a Fantastix using Autumn Leaf and Bottle Green inks. You have more control adding color with a Fantastix because it allows you to get into smaller areas. Color the flowers from the other 2 stamped images with Garnet ink, then fussy cut them.
To shape the flowers for a more 3-D look, use a stylus and a foam pad to form the flowers. Once you achieve the shape you like then layer the additional flowers and use On Point Glue to adhere the flower centers to the card.
Stamp the words “Enjoy Every Moment” with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on white cardstock and cut them out separately. Use a sponge dauber to ink the edges of both the floral panel and the words with Garnet ink. Mat each with black cardstock.
Use a black card base and add a layer of white cardstock, another black panel, then add the floral panel. Stamp several leaf sprays around the flowers using Bottle Green ink. Add dots of Shimmer irRESISTible around the sprays. This adds some additional dimension to your card. Place the words around the panel with foam adhesives. Add a rhinestone to the flower center or any additional embellishments.
- VersaFine Ink – Onyx Black
- Kaleidacolor – Royal Satin
- Sponge Dauber
- On Point Glue
- Craft Mat
- 49th and Market stamp
- Bazzill cardstock
- Heartfelt Creations Flower Making Kit
- Cardbase – black
- Acrylic block