Learn How to Make a Butterflies of Spring Card with Ink Blending

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

Blend inks to create backgrounds for a spring-themed card and roll the paper with the help of Ink Potion No9 and secure it with some Tear It! Tape. Stamp with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne and add color with MEMENTO markers.

Directions:

 

Step 1:

Cut a 4×6 in piece of card. Color about half part of the card stock piece with MEMENTO LUXE Pistachio and Pear Tart inks using Sponge Daubers.

 

Step 2:

Stamp the colored part with the MEMENTO Bamboo Leaves and the crackle stamp.

 

Step 3:

Spray it with the Ink Potion No9, cut some part of the blank part of the card stock, and roll it. Use a heat tool to speed up the drying process and secure it with Tear It! Tape.

 

Step 4:

Use a Sponge Dauber to color with the MEMENTO Bamboo Leaves on the white rolled side.

 

Step 5:

Spray Ink Potion No 9 and then Fireworks! Summer Sky on another 5×4 in a piece of the card stock. Let it dry. Use a sponge dauber to lightly distress it with MEMENTO Bahama Blue.

 

Step 6:

Place Tear It! Tape on both pieces of the card stock and set first the blue one and then the green one.

 

Step 7:

Stamp with the VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne and cut around the butterflies. Color with the MEMENTO markers.

 

Step 8:

Glue flower stamens folded in half on the top side of the rolled part.

 

Step 9:

Bend the wings of the butterflies and them. Add the sticker words.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Ink Potion No9

• MEMENTO LUXE – Pistachio, Pear Tart 

• MEMENTO Ink Pad – Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue 

• MEMENTO Markers – Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Rose Bud

• VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

• Fireworks! – Summer Sky

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Daubers

 Other supplies

• Cardstock

• Kaiserkraft – Tigger Lilly stamps

• Stamperia – Crackle Stamp

• Flower Stems

• Tim Holtz Big Chat Stickers

• Hot Glue

 

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

Create a Woodgrain Theme Friendship Card with Rinea Foil

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Create a Woodgrain Theme Friendship Card with Rinea Foil

Hi there, Martha Lucia here! Today, I have a fun card making project to share with you. I used the stamp piecing with foiled paper as a technique to create this card. To make this stamp piecing card, I used Rinea Foiled paper in pink, green and gold colors with StazOn Pigment Ink Piano Black to create a dynamic look. A single stamp with flowers coming out of an envelope suddenly takes on a new life.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Prepare your card by cutting the base of your card to 4-1/4″x11″ with a score in 5-1/2″. Cut the second layer using Mocha/Gold Glossy Rinea Foiled Paper. I cut this layer using the Stitched Woodgrain Cover Up Die from Lil’Inker Designs. Stamp the image of the stamp set Gift Enclosures from Catherine Scanlon Stamps using one single color of Rinea foiled paper and StazOn Pigment Piano Black Ink.


Step 2

Stamp the same image using different colors and textures of Rinea Foiled paper. I used gold/gold glossy for the envelope, blush starstruck for the flowers and emerald starstruck for the leaves. With scissors cut the different parts of the stamped image and paste them over the image stamped using On Point Glue and Double-sided Foam Tape.


Step 3

Resize and paste the Mocha Woodgrain layer over the card base.


Step 4

Create the sentiment for your card using a layered die set. I used the word “friend” that I cut from Gold/Gold Glossy Rinea Foiled Paper for the word mat and Fuchsia/Gold Glossy for the detailed word. Paste the two parts of the die with On Point Glue and then paste it over the decorated card base.


Step 5

Paste the gift envelope stamp over your decorated card using Double-sided Foam Tape. 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Mocha Gold Glossy, Gold/Gold Glossy, Fuchsia/Gold Glossy, Blush and Emerald Starstruck
  • Card Stock
  • Catherine Scanlon Stamps – Stamp Set Gift Enclosures
  • Lil’Inker Designs – Stitched Woodgrain Cover Die
  • Simon Says Stamp – Word Die Cut Friend