Make a Cheery Birthday Card Using Fireworks! Shimmery Sprays

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By Neva Cole –

In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to use your Fireworks! Shimmery Spray inks in different ways rather than just spraying them!  All of the blooming sunflowers during my travels were the inspiration for this late summer birthday card.  It is very cool that sunflower heads follow the sun throughout the day, and they are always bright and cheery!

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  1.5 hours

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp sunflower image in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  The Delicata Golden Glitz is one of the brightest gold inks, and works best for a sunflower.  Die cut with an electronic die cut machine, or fussy cut with scissors.

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Step 2

Use a brush tip Fantastix to color in the center of the sunflower with Delicata Black Shimmer.

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Step 3

Shake the Fireworks! spray until all of the shimmer is mixed in.  When the spray sits for awhile, the shimmer settles to the bottom and can be seen as a thin layer through the bottle.  Remove the spray lid and tap a bit of Fireworks! on your work mat from the end of the plastic tube.  Use a fine tip paint brush to paint the sunflowers a beautiful iridescent Dandelion Yellow.  Yellow ink is one of the more difficult inks to use, and this method solves that dilemma!

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Step 4

Stamp the leaf image in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Using embossing powder helps maintain the original ink color of the image while painting over with Fireworks! spray.  It also allows you to color inside the lines much more easily! Use a fine point paint brush to add Fireworks! in Bamboo Leaves.  Die cut or fussy cut the leaves.

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Step 5

To get a finer sprinkling of more carefully located drops of Fireworks!, use the same paint brush and gently tap over the card stock to create a fine splatter pattern.  When using the spray nozzle, the color is denser on the cardstock.  Finish the edges by inking with an ink blusher and Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy.

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Step 6

Edge the base card with an ink blusher and Delicata Golden Glitz.  Using inks throughout the card allows for perfect coordination.

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Step 7

Position the leaves and sunflowers on the card front to determine the location for the sentiment.  Stamp the sentiment in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.  Adhere the layers of the card together.  The card front and leaves are adhered with Tear-It! Tape, and the sunflowers are adhered with thin dimensional foam adhesive.

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Auntie Amy Sunflower image
  • Heartfelt Creations Bold Leaf stamp
  • Technique Tuesday Large Birthday sentiment stamp
  • Fine point paint brush

Learn How to Make a Spring Color Blocking Card

By Jowilna Nolte 

Celebrating Spring with an easy to create color blocker card using stamps and inks only – such a quick way of creating a fun effect without a lot of effort. Anyone can create this with only a few supplies.

 

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

 

Directions:

Step 1

Ink a large floral background stamp using 3 ink colors. I am using ink pads from Imagine’s latest StazOn On Trend Collection in Cherry Blossom, Plum and Caribbean Green. Swipe the lightest color across your stamp in a straight line. Then use your second color and your third color and swipe over your stamp as well.

 

Step 2

Immediately stamp the image onto smooth white cardstock. Trim your image to fit into the front of a card panel. Keep a small piece of the edge that you cut off.

 

Step 3

Use Tear It! Tape and adhere the thin strip to the bottom edge of the stamped panel and adhere to your card base.

 

Step 4

Stamp your sentiment onto your card panel using VersaFine Clair and finish off with diamante and embellishments.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn full-size inkpad Cherry Blossom
StazOn full-size inkpad Caribbean Green
StazOn full-size inkpad Plum
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Nocturne (black)
Tear It! Tape

Other

Stamp: Stampers Anonymous, Joy Clair
Smooth white cardstock
Enamel dot and diamante

 

Create a Beautiful Spring Card Using VersaMagic Ink

By Alison Heikkila

Hello! Today I am sharing how to create a beautiful card with layering stamps and VersaMagic Inks. I love this line of inks because of their soft, chalky finish. They blend beautifully, and the color range is just lovely. My card today uses the Birthday Blooms stamp set from The Greetery, which is a pretty layering stamp set that is easy to work with.

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 30-45 Minutes

Directions:

Step 1:

On a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock, begin stamping the D1 and C1 images with Key Lime VersaMagic Ink. Work from one side to the other, or from top to bottom.

Step 2:

As you add foliage, also stamp D2, which is one of the blooms, in Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic ink, so that you ensure room for the blossoms.

 

Step 3:

Continue working across the entire panel with those three stamps until it is filled.

 

Step 4:

Apply stamps D4 and C2 to the foliage to create the veins and shadows with Tea Leaves VersaMagic ink.

Step 5:

Apply the D3 stamp to the blooms with Eggplant VersaMagic Ink.

 

Step 6:

Stamp the Celebrate sentiment in the middle of the panel with Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink.

Step 7:

Place the smaller “Let’s Celebrate” sentiment on top of the larger sentiment. We do not need the small “Celebrate,” so only apply Eggplant VersaMagic ink to the “Let’s.” Stamp the small sentiment on to the panel.

 

Step 8:

Shake up Bamboo Leaves Fireworks! Spray, and unscrew the sprayer. Tap the straw over the panel to get larger droplets on the card. Let dry.

 

Step 9:

On your card base, ink the edges with Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink.

Step 10:

Adhere the stamped panel to the card base.

 

I love the soft tones of the VersaMagic Inks. They look so beautiful when layered on top of each other or blended. I hope you’ll give this technique a try! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Key Lime VersaMagic Ink

Tea Leaves VersaMagic Ink

Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink

Eggplant VersaMagic Ink

Bamboo Leaves Fireworks! Spray

Other:

The Greetery: Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

White Cardstock

Acrylic Blocks

Adhesive

Learn How to Make a Spring “Thinking of You” Card with Ink Blending

By Katy Ingram

Hello my crafty friends! Katy here and in today’s crafting video tutorial, I show you how to make a floral “Thinking of You” card with 3 tips for easy ink blending using our Memento inks. This is a great project for the Spring season and by changing the sentiment this card can suit any spring-time occasion.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate

Time: 30 minutes

 

Directions:

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Ink Pad – Rose Bud

• Memento ink Pad – Lilac Posies

• Memento Ink Pad – Lulu Lavender

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Medieval Blue

Other

• Pinkfresh Studio – Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set

• Pinkfresh Studio – Leafy Branch die

• Simon Says Stamp – Thinking of You die

• Pink & Main – Mini Blending Brushes

• Gina K Designs – In The Navy Card stock

• Neenah – Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb Card stock

• Gmund – 100% Cotton Shiny Cream Card stock

Create a Beautiful Layered Floral Card with Stamping and Stenciling

By Jowilna Nolte 

Today I am sharing this quick video on how I use my stamps and stencils together with pigment and dye inks to create beautiful layers for a card. In just a few easy steps you can combine your stamps and stencils to create an interesting effect by simply layering them over each other. Pick 3 ink colors to make them shine in this technique. I chose Radiant Neon Electric Pink, Memento Luxe Angel Pink and Memento Dew Drop Tangelo. Now it’s time for you to create your own magical effects!

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 30 minutes or less

Directions:

Supplies:

Imagine:

• Radiant Neon Electric Pink

• Memento Luxe Angel Pink

• Memento Dew Drop Tangelo

• Tear It! Tape Clear

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black)

• Sponge Daubers

• Inkblushers

• Imagine Craft Mat

Other:

• Stamps Altenew, Joy Clair

• White Cardstock – Technique

• Embellishments

• Stencil – Celebr8

• Couture Creations Stamp Press

• Couture Creations Mini Buillotine