How to Create Some Fresh and Funky Cards for Valentine’s Day

By Jowilna Nolte 

Hi everyone, on today’s blog, I am sharing some fun cards I created using StazOn Studio Glaze.
I love this stuff for the fun effects you can achieve as well as the vibrant and amazing colors in the range.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

Step 1
Squeeze some glaze onto your squeegee and swipe your first color over a sheet of smooth white cardstock.
You can leave this to dry for a few minutes.

 

Step 2
Apply a second color to your squeegee and swipe it over the first color. I use the rubber side on my squeegee but also sometimes use one of the other edges.
Both edges work perfectly, and you can always create some effects using the textured sides.

 

Step 3

I also used a second color combination and created another sheet for a fresh spring look.

 

Step 4

Once your background is dry, use a heart or flower die-cut and die-cut some shapes using your die-cutting machine.

 

Step 5

Use your VersaFine Clair ink and color some chipboard words by directly inking the words.
Once dry, you can adhere them to your card.

 

Step 6

Assemble your card by adhering the hearts to your background using foam tape.
Adhere the “love” word using On Point Glue and finish off your card with an enamel dot.

 

And in a few easy steps, you have a gorgeous set of cards using some fun backgrounds and hearts.

For me the shine, texture, and patterns achieved are what makes these cards so special, and I just love using these glazes.

Until next time – keep on creating!

Art Supplies

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• StazOn Studio Glaze Orange Zest
• StazOn Studio Glaze St. Valentine
• StazOn Studio Glaze  Emerald City
• Multi-Purpose Squeegee Blue
• On Point Glue
• VersaFine Clair Glamorous
• VersaFine Clair Verdant 


Other 

• White Cardstock
• Heart Die-Cut: Tim Holtz
• DIY Cuts Machine: Kaisercraft
• Chipboard Word: Kiriche Laser
• Enamel Dots
• Foam Tape
• Smooth White Cardstock

Create Crazy Depth in One Layer Thank You Card with Vertigo and StazOn

Create Crazy Depth in One Layer Thank You Card with Vertigo and StazOn

Say Thank You with VERTIGO! One of the nice follow-ups to the holiday gift-giving season is a personally made Thank you card. We feel making a Thank You card with Vertigo is a little extra love to share. If you don’t know this surface, click the link below and get some in your hands! It is mesmerizing, versatile, and easy to use! Watch while Nicole adds layer after layer of StazOn to create a crazy depth-defying effect and brings it all together with a negative die cut finish.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Art Supplies

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Ink Blended Love Card using VersaColor Pigment Inks

by Nicole Watt

versacolor inkblending video pink and purple inks for valentines day

Did you know that VersaColor Pigment Inks are blendable? You can create unbelievable blends with any combination of inks. To take it up a notch, do your blending over a stencil and watch the magic happen! Nicole shows you how to create the perfect pink & purple blend for a love-focused card. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to share some love.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock 
  • Altenew Flowing Drops stencil 
  • Scrapbook.com XOXO stamp set

Create a Watercolored Thanks Card with Memento Markers

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a Watercolored Thanks Card with Memento Markers

Sometimes you just need a quick card or even set of cards to give as a gift. This background is the perfect way to create those at this time of year! And all you need is cardstock, painter’s tape, and an ink pad!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Waffle Flower Nesting Oval Die Set
  • Heffy Doodle Thanks Die

See How White Embossing Powder Creates a Gorgeous Card Design

by Melissa Andrew

See How White Embossing Powder Creates a Gorgeous Card Design

Today, I am sharing a very simple technique using white mBoss with Fireworks Sprays. Sometimes, simplicity is the key to creating a gorgeous card. The beautiful WaffleFlower stamp set “In Bloom” is the perfect stamp to use for this gorgeous white on bright shimmer color technique!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 40 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other

Create Soft and Simple Backgrounds for Your Cards with Fireworks Shimmer Spray

by Melissa Andrew

Create Soft and Simple Backgrounds for Your Cards with Fireworks Shimmer Spray

Today I share a very simple technique using the soft Fireworks Shimmer Spray colors to create a gorgeous simple background. Using the softest of colors allows an image that’s colored on white to really pop. The additional shimmer really makes this simple card shine! I paired this technique with the adorable Waffle Flower Stamp set called Always for a gorgeous soft creation.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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