Whenever I just want to play with my stamps and don’t have enough time to make an entire art journal page, I create artist trading cards. Usually, I make several on one go, as I want to have enough cards for swapping, but it’s nice to keep at least one piece in my own card collection.
This time I wanted to use a beautiful stamp set by StampinUp! with two stylish hand-drawn feminine images. They were perfect for water coloring, so I took out my new VersaFine Clair which is a perfect choice for various watercolor projects. With this waterproof pigment ink, you can simply paint over the stamped lines and the image will not bleed nor smear. I suggest you use Fireworks! spray mists as liquid watercolors; in addition to the amazing and vibrant colors, you get a beautiful shimmery finish, too!
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the number of cards)
Cut white background paper to ATC cards of size 2.5” x 3.5”. Stamp one image per card using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne.
Pour a few drops of Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Danube Blue, Lilac Posies, and Dandelion and a small amount of Walnut Ink in Willow and Cherry Blossom on a palette or on the Craft Mat. Paint the images and part of the background with a watercolor brush. Create two stamping masks by stamping the images on a piece of scrap paper, and fussy cut the bottom parts of the images.
Place the mask over the stamped and colored images. Stamp text patterns with the mask in place on the background with VersaFine Clair in Oasis (green) and Cheerful (bright yellow). The mask will protect the main images so the dresses of the fashion models are kept clean. Remove mask.
Trim ATC’s removing 1/8” from each edge, and mat card fronts on green ATC base cards. Add any additional details to make it your own! Enjoy!
Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Add a small amount of Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the medium. I added 2 colors of red.
Mix the inker into the paste really well using your palette knife until the paste is fully colored.
Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dry. The creative medium dries really fast and has a stunning shimmer.
Use the same inkers to color a piece of smooth white cardstock. Drop a few drops onto the cardstock and mist with water.
Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.
Color a sheet of white cardstock with the same red inkers. Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.
Add random color splats using Fireworks sprays to add color to the background. Cut out flowers from patterned papers and adhere them. Then stamp some random text in the background using VersaFine Clair.
Use VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the background. Then adhere your photo. Cut stenciled squares with a beautiful shimmer from the papers and adhere to the layout. Add diamanté to finish off.
Make an impact with some black and white, not all cards need to be colorful! For my card today I share how to do a resist technique using a stencil, VersaMark, and Fireworks! Spray. This really is an easy technique and the results are so cool! So grab a stencil and some Fireworks! Spray and let’s get started….
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I did the resist technique. Enjoy!
I really wanted to use Fireworks Sprays and Creative Medium to make a feminine layout art piece for Valentine’s Day. Fireworks Spray has many wonderful qualities and I love the amazing shimmer and vibrant colors! It also provides great coverage on many surfaces such as paper, canvas or in this project a small decorative resin frame. Another product that worked really well on the resin frame is the Delicata Golden Glitz ink. This ink is so gorgeous! The delicate colors of Fireworks Spray, combined with Delicata on the ornate frame, and beautiful flowers helped to create a lovely finished layout.
Ever get bored of store bought gift bags? Then all you need is a plain brown bag and some Imagines mixed media products to create a beautiful piece of art to wrap your presents in. I used Creative Mediums, Fireworks, irRESISTibles and StazOn Ink on my gift bag.
Watch my video tutorial below to see how I made my gift bag. Enjoy!
Skill: Intermediate Time: 30 min. plus drying time
I love to create dimensional cards to put inside gifts for the holidays. So when you want dimension, Amplify is the perfect product! Then to add some holiday sparkle, and what other product gives incredible shimmery sparkles then Fireworks and Delicata inks? Add all these products together and you will have an amazing Christmas card that is like a gift all on its own!
Watch my video tutorial below to see exactly how I created my card. Enjoy!