The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

The Best Things in Life Aren't Things Greeting Card Design

The best things in life aren’t things! This is a lovely reminder to take time to appreciate your life and live it to the fullest. I wanted to create a holographic look to go along with this nice message. Combining Mboss, StazOn ink pads and Vertigo sheets is the best way to create a holographic card theme. The StazOn inks will quickly dry on the Vertigo sheet and following the pattern of the sheet will enhance the result. The white card base brightens the StazOn colors adding extra background lighting and the Mboss in Hologram creates an added effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

On a 2 x 4 inch piece of watercolor paper, stamp the flourish design with VersaMark, cover with the Mboss embossing powder in Hologram and heat set.

Step 2

Cut the Vertigo sheet to 4 x 6 inches.

Step 3

Color with the StazOn in Fuchsia Pink and Vibrant Violet using sponge daubers trying to follow the pattern of the Vertigo sheet.

Step 4

Continue adding color with the StazOn Sunflower Yellow and Azure.

Step 5

Stamp the sentiment, butterfly and flourish design with the VersaMark, cover, and heat set the Mboss embossing powder in Black both on the Vertigo sheet and the watercolor paper. Fussy cut the butterfly. Cut out the sentiment in a square and set aside.

Step 6

Set the Vertigo sheet and the flourish embossed paper strip on the card base using the Tear It! Tape.

Step 7

Continue adding the butterfly stamped image, the sentiment and the rest of the embellishments as you see fit.


  • Cardbase
  • Watercolor paper
  • Kaiserkraft stamps – Flourish, Tigerlilly
  • Paper Roses
  • Metallic beads
  • Scissors

You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

by Kassy Tousignant

You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

Imagine has released a new, innovative design in embossing powder packaging! It is in a resealable bag! It is so easy to use and clean up after. The gusseted bottom allows it to stand independently on your surface and won’t tip over easily. The fact that you can pinch the bag while you are pouring the powder onto your project allows for greater accuracy too. I used the Hologram MBoss powder on this star card and it really makes the focal point pop!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes




VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

VersaFine Clair in Paradise

VersaFine Clair in Cheerful

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Bahama Blue

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Paris Dusk


Tear It Tape

Mboss Embossing Powder

Jumbo Dauber

  • Cardstock – White
  • Altenew – Stamp and die
  • Embossing buddy
  • Foam adhesive
  • Blue string
  • Watercolor paper

Introducing Mboss Embossing Powder

Introducing Mboss Embossing Powder

Mboss is high-quality embossing powder available in new and revolutionary packaging that will make using it a breeze. Mboss embossing powder is great for sentiments and large area coverage. The large color range includes classic primary, metallic, pearlescent, and super fun glittery combinations. We had the crafter in mind with a unique selection of holiday and seasonally focused colors. The new packaging is very functional with a wide mouth for easy powder return.

Clear 013, Clear Matte 014, White 015, Black 016, Gold 017, Copper 018, Silver 019, Champagne 020, Red 021, Orange 022, Yellow 023, Green 024, Blue 025, Violet 026, Rose Gold 027, Metallic Berry 028, Metallic Orchid 029, Emerald 030, Icy Blue 031, Sapphire 032, Amethyst 033, Jade Pearl 034, Amber Pearl 035, Indigo Pearl 036, Gold Glitter 037, New Years Eve 038, Sparkling Champagne 040, Valentine 041, Lucky Stars 042, Sparkle 043, Black Hologram 044, Hologram 045, Birthday Party 046, Princess Party 050, Blue Icicle 047, Iridescent 048, Iridescent Opaque 049, Shimmering Night Sky 051

High quality all-purpose embossing powder

• Available in a wide range of colors with a holiday & seasonal focus for card makers
• Wide-mouthed resealable bag makes it easy to use and store at home
• Large color range includes classic primary, metallic, pearlescent, and glittery combinations

Check out our website to buy or learn more about Mboss.

May Color of the Month is Hologram

May Color of the Month is Hologram

We are excited to announce that our Color of the Month is Hologram. This intriguing color is actually several colors that refract from a 3-D object, but for the papercrafting world we love seeing it in embossing powders, ink blending techniques, foil papers, premade items, and shimmer inks. Some of the inks we suggest in our catalog include blending Delicata Silvery Shimmer, Delicata Pink Shimmer, and Sapphire Blue.

The month of May is also bringing a new product release that we are teasing you with today but will release very soon! So stay tuned for an announcement.

Otherwise here is a sneak peek of our projects for this month.

Holographic Unicorn by Arjita Sepaha Singh

You are a Lucky Star by Kassy Tousignant

Floral Card Design by Melissa Andrew