Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). I’ve made this St. Patrick’s Day card featuring some messy embossing techniques. Embossing powders aren’t just for stamped images. They are fun for creating a distressed, mixed media effect as well!
Here I’ve swiped clear VersaMark ink on the border of black cardstock and embossed with gold. In my video, you’ll also see me use gum arabic and water to create a splatter effect and emboss with gold as well. (There’s some beautiful gold splatter beneath the leprechaun).
Greetings! It’s Kathi here today to share with you a tutorial about how to create an inspirational wall hanging using a favorite quote and your craft supplies. I used Golden Glitz Delicata, Nocturne, VersaFine Clair, and VersaMagic Chalk inks.
Time: 2 hours
Use a Stitched Slimline Die and a Big Tags cutting dies to cut black cardstock for the panels.
Position the moon and sun from the Alchemy Mixed Media Stencil on the top of the large rectangular die-cut. Use removable Scotch Tape to secure the stencil to the back of stencil. Cover the openings around the sun and moon with Post-It Notes. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Golden Glitz Delicata Ink over the stencil onto the die-cut. Heat set.
Use a magnet to secure the image panel horizontally along the base of a stamping platform. Position the clock from the ATC Coins Clear Stamp Set 6 facedown on the the panel, so that 12:00 is centered and facing the top of the panel.
Ink the clock with Golden Glitz Delicata ink and stamp the clock along the bottom of the tag. Heat set to bring out the lustre.
Position the compass from the Small Elements Stamp Set 2 facedown inside the circular opening of the clock with the “N” of North at 12:00.
Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the small compass into the center of the clock image. Cover the stamped image with Clear MBoss Clear and melt the powder with a heat tool.
Use Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink to stamp the swirls and stars from the Harvest Moon Clear Stamp Set and the stars from the Mini Stars Clear Stamp Set around the perimeter of the die-cut. Repeat using Sea Breeze VersaMagic ink. Heat set.
Edge the panel with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. I slide each edge of the piece along the side of the ink pad to create a strong golden edge. Heat set.
Use repositionable adhesive to secure the black tag die-cut to a piece of scrap paper, then use magnets to secure them to the base of the stamping platform.
Position the Celestial Navigation Clear Stamp 398 and stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.
Cover the stamped image with MBoss. Melt the powder with the heat tool. (MBoss image application not shown)
Use Golden Glitz Delicata Ink to edge the tag.
Using an Ink Sweeper, apply Sea Breeze VersaMagic to a piece of mixed media paper.
Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Turquoise Gem VersaMagic around the edges of the paper, then blend using the Ink Sweeper and Sea Breeze VersaMagic. Heat set.
Secure the inked panel to the base of the stamping platform. Position the Ink and the Dog Mini Cling Stamp 109 stamp and stamp with with Nocturne VersaFine Clair. Heat set.
Use the shaped die from the Small Stitched Envelope die set to cut the sentiment panel.
Cut a piece of black chipboard to 3.5″ x 9″. Punch holes in the top, insert eyelets, and thread ribbon.
Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the rectangular panel to the chipboard.
Then tape the stamped and embossed tag.
Lastly, adhere the quote die-cut.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope this project will inspire you as much as it inspired me!
Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). Why buy colored cardstock or specialty card when you can make your own!
Time: 20 minutes
To make solid color cardstock,
Swipe a panel of white card stock with VersaMark watermark ink. It might be hard to tell if you have good coverage, if you tilt your card panel, you should be able to see a shiny surface where you have inked.
Before the ink dries, pour any colored Mboss powder. Knock off any excess into the original zip-sealed bag.
Then using a heat gun, melt the embossing powder on your panel. And there you have it! Your very own shiny solid color cardstock.
Repeat Steps 1-3 If you missed some spots or if you want some areas to be a little darker. Be careful not to overheat your card.
To take your new cardstock to the next level…
Swipe your embossed panel with VersaMark watermark ink again.
Before the ink dries, pour either Mboss Sparkle Powder or Mboss Iridescent Powder over your panel. Knock off any excess into the original zip-sealed bag.
Then using a heat gun, melt the embossing powder on your panel. Be careful not to overheat your card. Now you’ve taken a plain Mboss powder and given it some extra shine!
Greetings! One of my favorite products from Imagine is Tear It Tape. That may be surprising, considering all of the fantastic inks and colors they offer. But, Tear It! Tape is an exceptional adhesive that has some cool properties you may not be aware of, namely the fact that it is heat safe. That means you can emboss right on top of it, so I decided to make a plaid, embossed background using it. This doesn’t take too long, but you do need to be precise, which is something I don’t normally try to be when I’m crafting.
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Time to Complete: Approx. 30-45 Minutes Skill Level: Intermediate to Difficult
Step 1: Lay your Craft Mat with the grid side up. It’s going to be necessary to use it to not only make sure our lines are straight, but also evenly spaced.
Step 2: Lay your cardstock at an angle on the grid. The angle doesn’t really matter.
Step 3: Apply a strip of Tear It! Tape at every horizontal grid line. I placed mine above the line consistently.
The panel will look like this when you’re done.
Step 4: Cut off the excess ends to make the tape flush with the edge of the panel.
Step 5: Begin to partially remove the release paper from the Tear It! Tape. I found it to be easier to only pull it off part of the way, so that I could still move the card around without getting my fingers on the sticky tape. When you finish lifting a bit of each strip, finish pulling off the release paper.
Step 6: Pour Copper MBoss embossing powder on to the panel. I put a piece of copy paper underneath so that I can pour the excess back into the bag. I recommend rubbing your finger across the panel to ensure good coverage of the powder.
Step 7: Shake off the excess powder on to the copy paper, and heat set the powder that’s on the panel.
Step 8: Begin applying Summer Sky Memento Ink in the middle of the card panel using the applicator of your choice. Admittedly, my brush wasn’t thoroughly clean, so my inking doesn’t look exactly like the ink color.
Step 9: Apply Nautical Blue Memento around the Summer Sky Ink, in a “U” shape.
Step 10: Lay the inked panel back on to the grid at a different angle from before and begin laying down more Tear It! Tape. This time, I only applied the tape where the lines were bold, so every inch.
When done applying the tape, this is what the panel should look like.
Step 11: Remove the release paper, sprinkle on Shimmering Night Sky MBoss, shake off the excess, and heat set.
Pro Tip: You may be wondering why we didn’t ink the panel after the second layer of MBoss was applied, instead of before. The Shimmering Night Sky powder has glitter in it, which could cause some drag or pulling on your ink applicators when you blend the ink. To avoid that, inking before applying a sparkly powder is advised. The Copper powder is metallic, so there’s no drag, and excess ink can be buffed away with a cloth or paper towel.
Step 12: To make perfectly coordinated cardstock for your sentiment, ink up a piece of white with Nautical Blue. Die cut the sentiment. Cut the shadow layer from vellum.
Step 13: Shake up the Summer Sky Fireworks Spray, unscrew the bottle and flick the straw on your card base to create splatters. Let dry.
Step 14: Assemble your card with Tear It Tape for the panel, and On Point Glue for the die cut sentiment.
I love how this card came out! It’s got lots of shine, but with a masculine vibe. You can change the powders and ink colors however you like to suit your needs. I love the indigo tones we’ve got going here. I hope that you’ll try making your own plaid. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am sharing two ways to watercolor with StazOn Studio Glaze.
In today’s video tutorial I am sharing two watercolor techniques. The first is traditional watercoloring with a watercolor brush and the second technique is the popular ink smooshing technique. Both are great ways to use StazOn Studio Glaze and I hope you hive it a try. Check out the video to see the process in action. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.