I love having lots of thank you cards on hand! I wanted to create a card that was on the simple side but with a lot of interest. Not sure if I accomplished what I set out to do—but I still had a lot of fun creating this card. Watch my video below to see exactly how I did it….
Time: 30 min
- Spellbinders Dies
- Stamps – Unity Stamp Co, The Scrapbook Diaries
- Cardstock – White, Lime Green
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Texture is often thought of in its own class. The moment a card, journal, or framed work has texture then it gets classified as mixed media and a whole new language is brought into the fold. In today’s post, we would like to pair texture and color on the same plane as compliments to each other. In these two projects below, each has texture and color working simultaneously to create the desired effect. Martha brings a gorgeous pop of iridescent green forward with a stencil and yet we feel the image would not be as interesting without the contrast and color saturation. Roni Johnson also creates a texture and color dynamic with embellishments that cascade in a color fade. These two great projects show how these elements work together.
Stenciled Card with Green Iridescent by Martha Lucia Gomez
Stencils are my passion and the effect created with the Creative Medium Iridescent is simply gorgeous. In one simple design, texture, color and sparkly shimmer work in unison. I decided to use the Iridescent Green over black card stock to catch your eyes!
I took a stencil and secured it to my craft mat then applied the creative medium over the free areas of the stencil using a palette knife. If you want you can cover the entire area or just cover it partially like I did. Then I removed the stencil carefully and let the paper dry. Next, I cut a flower design using Taffeta Vertigo sheets. Remember that Vertigo has a shiny and a matte side and if you want to stamp over it is better to use the matte side but if you want to color, like I did, it is better to use the shiny side. StazOn is the best ink for plastic surfaces. I used the colors Cactus Green and Emerald City StazOn for the leaf and Orange Zest StazOn for the rose. I finished the overall design by pasting the die cuts using On Point Glue, stamping a sentiment with Versamark and White Embossing Powder.
- Card Stock – white, black
- Gina Marie Designs– Rose Die Cut
Splatter Birthday Card by Roni Johnson
It is hard to find a glue that is easy to use with the tiny bits and pieces we use on our crafts. Imagine now has a great option – On Point Glue. I love the micro steel point – it is easy to add the tiniest of drops exactly where it is needed which is perfect for the sequins in this birthday card. Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies, Rose Bud and Angel Pink Memento inks were stamped to create a color fade on white cardstock. The sentiment was stamped using Onyx Black VersaFine. The panel was then trimmed and mounted on a pink card base. On Point Glue was used to affix all of the sequins both large and small and colored to match the color fade in the design.
- ClubScrap.com – Succulent & Sentiment Stamps
- Cardstock – white, green
Kaleidacolor inkpads are one of the most versatile inkpads I’ve owned. This month our challenge is texture and I decided to create an optic texture using a sweeping technique. It is fun, easy and the result varies because it depends on the weight of your hand. Using this technique will spark creativity and hopefully inspire more creative projects with Kaleidacolor palettes.
Place a piece of white card stock on to the craft mat. If your paper is wider than the ink pad, keep the position of the colors in mind when applying them.
Open the Kaleidacolor inkpad and slide the colors together (unique feature of this inkpad) before sweeping the edge of it softly over the paper so that there is a visible texture left. You can sweep more than once, but keep the color positions steady. Leave to dry.
Using a collection of Botanical Flowers die cuts and white card stock, cut several flowers.
With a sponge dauber, ink the centers of the flowers using one of the lighter colors of green from the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor inkpad.
Stamp sentiment using VersaMark, apply Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss. Paste the inked and embossed decorated paper to a white blank card base with Tear It! Tape. Curve the petals of the flowers with a bone folder. Paste the flowers and leaves on the card using On Point Glue.
Finish the overall look and feel by adding the pearl embellishment to the center of the flowers. This design can be used with different colors and sentiments to create a variety of cards for any holiday or event!
- Cardstock – white
- Altenew – Super Script 2 Stamp set
- Stampin’ Up – Botanical Flowers die cuts
- Pearl embellishment
On Point Glue is the best adhesive I have used in a long time. It is perfect for adhering small elements and creating beautiful techniques on your projects. In today’s post, I use On Point Glue with glitter to embellish feather stamps, attach a sentiment, and embellishments thus creating a new dynamic in the look and feel of this card.
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time
Use VersaFine Onyx Black and stamp an image onto your card front.
Color the stamped image one piece at a time using the On Point Glue. The small tip makes adding the adhesive to small and detailed areas easy.
While the glue is still wet, sprinkle it with glitter. Leave the glue to dry for a few minutes and shake off the excess glitter of the first color.
Add more glue to the other areas of the stamped image. Sprinkle with the second color of glitter and leave to dry. Once dry shake off the second color of glitter.
Finish the design by adding shades of green Memento ink, additional embellishments and the “Follow Your Heart” sentiment.
- 49andmarket – Stamp
- Cardstock and cardbase – white
- Gel pens
Embossing is the easy way to create texture in papercrafts. But, did you know you can layer different embossing powders on the same paper? Double embossing is simple, fun and you only need to understand embossing basics to achieve this cool effect.
Take a piece of glossy cardstock and rub with the embossing buddy to avoid the static of the paper. Ink glossy paper using Versamark. Press the inkpad directly over the card stock to cover the whole surface. Cover the inked surface with Candy Green Embossing Powder and melt with the heat tool. You may need a second layer of embossing to create a uniform look.
Ink background stamp with Versamark. Stamp background over the embossed piece. For larger stamps, I preferred to stamp in opposite way and press the paper with my hands over the stamps.
Cover the stamped image with White Embossing Powder and melt with the heat tool. Tadaaa, the background is complete!
Die cut several “believe” dies from white cardstock. Use On Point Glue to stack the dies and create a raised effect. Create the base and layer for your card and assemble all the pieces using Tear it! Tape.
- Cardstock – White, Black
- Hero Arts – Large Floral Background
- Little Yellow Bicycle – Believe Die Cut
- Stampin Up – Embossing Buddy