– 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
• 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
When I think of all my favorite inks I think of how well they can work together. There’s no better way to create interest than combining different types of inks together for some stunning effects and making easy striking cards.
For this card I simply used a single ink splat stamp and combined it with my favorite inks for a stunning end result.
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes
Combine VersaFine Clair and Memento Luxe inks in the same color to stamp layers. For my first color I combined the yellow inks – first stamping Golden Meadow VersaFine Clair and then on top I stamped Dandelion Memento Luxe.
All my stamping was done in a bit of a diagonal line.
Repeat the process using Verdant VersaFine Clair and Pistachio Memento Luxe.
Repeat the stamping using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair and Teal Zeal Memento Luxe.
Lastly combine the red by first stamping Glamorous VersaFine Clair and then finish off with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink.
Trim your stamped panel to fit into a folded card base. Cut a vinyl holographic sentiment and adhere to your card. I off-set mine with a white die-cut piece for a shadow effect and dimension. Finish off with some diamante.
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Golden Meadow
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Verdant
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Pistachio
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Dandelion
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Teal Zeal
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Love Letter
Tear it! Tape
On Point glue
Die-cut: Cricut Maker
Holographic vinyl: Cricut
Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here and welcome back to another card tutorial. Today’s card is the kind that I create the most: birthday cards! I chose a soft color palette for this set of cards, and the VersaMagic inks are perfect for the pastel colors. I also watercolored with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and shared a technique about using ribbons to embellish your projects. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s tutorial!
• Stampin’ Up – Letters for You, Number of Years, Cake Soiree, Garden Trellis
• Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Designer Series Paper
• Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens – No. 028, No. 220, No. 230, No. 071, No. 803, No. 083, No. 049, No. 042, No. 051, No. 041, No. 045
• Heat Tool
• Foam Sheet
• Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
Summer means outdoor celebrations and color – and that means loads of fun right?
Make every celebration special by adding loads of fun and bright colors to birthday cards.
Take a look at this easy and fun way I use color and shimmer on this card.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes
On smooth white cardstock add some stenciled details. I used Creative Medium and mixed some Red Brilliance Inker into the medium before applying it through a stencil using my palette knife.
Leave the stenciling to dry.
Once the stenciled detail is dry, add some color using Memento and VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads.
Apply the ink, once color at a time to a plastic packet and mist with water. Then stamp the color onto your background by flipping the packet over and pressing lightly.
Add more colors and then leave to dry.
Stamp your image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto smooth white cardstock.
Use your Memento Markers to add color to your stamped image. I used colors to match my background.
After coloring the image, add a layer of embossing in Sparkle Mboss powder. Ink the image with VersaMark and sprinkle with powder.
Shake off the excess and then use a heat gun to melt the powder. This gives the image a bright and fun shimmering finish.
Use your Tear-It! tape to adhere the background strip to your folded card. Stamp a birthday sentiment below the strip using VersaFine Clair Nocturne.
Adhere the embossed image using foam tape for some dimension and finish off by adhering diamante using On Point Glue.
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
VersaMark Ink Pad
Mboss Embossing Powder – Sparkle
VersaMagic Turquoise Gem Dew Drop
Memento Rose Bud Dew Drop
Memento Tangelo Dew Drop
Memento Markers Assorted Colors
Smooth White Cardstock: Technic
Stamps: Art by Marlene, Joy Clair
Stencil: Jowilna Nolte
Thinking back when I did my first heat embossing, it was pure magic. That feeling of amazement and wonder hasn’t left but has been ignited once again with the amazing Mboss from Imagine. The new embossing colors are simply amazing and really are over the top beautiful! You have to get some for your stash to experience true magic! Take a look at how I used mine for a fun color-blocked effect.
Time: 30 minutes
Tape off areas using washi tape on a white cardstock panel.
Use your VersaMark inkpad and ink the taped off sections only by tapping the ink pad onto the cardstock.
Use the Mboss packet and sprinkle the powder over the inked areas. Peel off the washi tape and then heat set the Embossing Powder using a heat gun.
Use StazOn Pigment Piano Black and stamp Happy Birthday sentiment onto a blank area of the embossed panel.
Stamp elements onto white cardstock and cut out. Add a little color using Memento Markers.
Adhere the stamped elements onto the embossed panel with On Point Glue. Add diamanté and finishing touches.
- White cardstock
- Washi tape
- Joy Clair stamps
- Diamanté and/or sequins
This card project is a playful combination of two very different design elements; a simple white graphical front and a rich bright colorful background. This design idea can be used for various card projects of different sizes and shapes; this background looks as great on a large square card as on a small ATC. For the background use your favorite colors and color combinations and add additional layers with stamps and stencils. The graphical white card front will calm down even the busiest color burst background making the result look elegant and beautiful.
Time: 2 hours + drying time
Trim a panel from white cardstock. The size should be slightly smaller than your card base (approx. 0.25 inch smaller on all edges). Place the panel on your craft mat, backside up. Using a pencil and a ruler trace a border around the edges. Trace a few straight lines across the panel, letting the lines cross. Decide on the placement of the solid front label that will be the base for the stamped sentiment. Mark the label area clearly so that it will be left uncut.
Place the front panel on a cutting mat. Using a craft knife and a ruler cut out the areas inside the crossing lines. Leave a thin border on both sides of the lines. Do not cut into the solid label area.
Mist a piece of white heavy watercolor paper with water. Use your craft mat as a palette: Remove the nozzle from the Fireworks mist, pour a drop of color on the craft mat and apply color on the paper using a brush. Add drops of another matching color either with a brush or with the nozzle. Mix colors using both water and a brush, let dry before adding more layers of color.
When finished with painting splash the paper with clear water. Let water react with the colors for a few seconds and lift off excess by pressing the paper with a paper towel. Let dry completely and trim to size of your white card front.
Using one or two ink colors stamp the sentiment text on the card front.
Assemble the card by first gluing the white card front on the colorful background and then attaching the entire front panel on the card base.
When coloring a card background I often use a paper slightly larger than my finished project. After trimming the panel to the final size I keep the colorful leftover pieces and use them for decorating the inside of the card. This way I’m continuing the same color and/or pattern theme on the inside of the card!
- White cardstock
- White heavy watercolor paper
- Solid color card base
- Watercolor brush
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Paper trimmer
- Double-sided tape
- Ali Edwards – ‘Hello Birthday’ Stamp