Make a Happy Birthday Card with Layered Stamping

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Make a Happy Birthday Card with Layered Stamping in VersaMagic DewDrop

One of the advantages of using chalk inks like VersaMagic is the soft texture created for your cardmaking projects. Creating texture and mixing colors is easy when you use the DewDrops because of the control and use of the tip of the inkpad. On this project, I used a single flower image to create a beautiful pattern and a stamping tool to create this eye-catching birthday card.

Directions


Step 1

Using a stamping tool, stamp the first flower with VersaMagic Mango Madness as a base color.


Step 2

Since Mango Madness is a relatively light color, I had to stamp the image over the Very Vanilla cardstock twice to make all the flowers and leaves details evident.


Step 3

Keeping the stamp and the paper in the same place, apply and combine the colors of the VersaMagic directly over the stamp. Make sure not to contaminate the ink pad with different colors. But if this happens to you, don’t worry, you can clean your ink pad with a paper towel.


Step 4

Repeat the stamping process until creating the background that you want. Keep the pattern of colors or change it to others with each image. On this card, I used VersaMagic Mango Madness, Red Magic, and Ocean Depth. To complement the background you can splatter some tiny spots of Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Tuxedo Black. I also used a few splatters of All-Purpose Ink in Champagne Mist to give to my background a shimmery touch. Stamp your sentiment using VersaMark, sprinkle with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in White and melt the powder with the heat tool.


Step 5

To finalize the card, resize the stamped background, sponge the borders with VersaMagic Wheat and tie a few loops of natural hemp twine around. Paste directly over the Crushed Curry card base using Tear It Tape and paste your sentiment with dimensionals or double-sided foam tape. If you consider necessary, you can repeat the splatter process to enhance some parts of the card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
  • Stampin Up – Heartfeld Blooms
  • MISTI or Stamparatus
  • Heat tool
  • Natural hemp twine
  • Double sided foam tape or dimensionals

Create Mango Madness with VersaMagic DewDrops

by Jowilna Nolte

Create Mango Madness with VersaMagic DewDrops

Who doesn’t love a happy color like Mango?! Well, today I combine two sunny VersaMagic colors to create a fun textured “Yes” themed encouragement card using recycled paper. Take a look at how I create loads of interest on this happy card with this versatile pigment ink, some texture paste, and a die cut. The DewDrop inkpad wears its color and versatility like a superstar.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions

VersaMagic in Mango Madness
Step 1

Create your own stamp by die-cutting small foam circles and adhering them to an acrylic block. Tack N Peel is perfect for turning anything into a stamp. Ink the stamps using VersaMagic in Mango Madness and stamp repeatedly onto your background.


Step 2

Add a small amount of VersaMagic in Mango Madness onto your craft mat or a plastic sheet. Lightly press the ink pad onto the surface to transfer some ink.


Step 3

Add a small amount of texture paste next to the VersaMagic ink on the craft mat. Start off with a small amount and add more as you need it to avoid wasting.


Step 4

Use your palette knife to mix the ink into the paste to create a colored texture paste.


Step 5

Apply the paste through a stencil onto the stamped background. Overlap the stamped images several times to create interest. Leave the stenciled paste to dry thoroughly.


Step 6

Use a paintbrush to lift some VersaMagic in Thatched Straw and create a washed watercolor effect over the stamped and stenciled circles. Mix the ink with a small amount of water and paint it directly onto your background, then leave to dry. Add color to a chipboard circle using two shades of VersaMagic ink and adhere the circle to your card. Add sewing details to the circle. Finish off your card with diamanté and sequins.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Foam
  • Circle die
  • Acrylic block
  • Sewing machine
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil
  • Anna Giffin – Texture Paste
  • Chipboard

Use Creative Medium Shimmer to Add Sparkle and Shine

by Melissa Andrew

Use Creative Medium Shimmer to Add Sparkle and Shine. create a simple and easy "You are the Best" greeting card using Creative Medium in Shimmer and VersaMagic in Mango Madness

In this cardmaking tutorial, I create an easy and most importantly quick “You are the Best” greeting card using Creative Medium in Shimmer and VersaMagic in Mango Madness. If you use Creative Medium over an inked element, it adds a gorgeous shimmer to compliment or even enhance color.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Thick Cardstock or heavy paper
  • SugarPea Designs – You sentiment, You stamp set, Whatever the Weather paper pad
  • Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer

Create a Collage Style Mother’s Day Card

by Steph Ackerman

Create a Collage Style Mother's Day Card

I love background stamps and find the collage style stamps provide amazing opportunities to create with. I have also found that collage style stamps can be tricky to color. For this Mother’s Day card, I used the VersaMagic DewDrops to color in detailed ways on the stamp. The inkpad’s top wedge makes it a perfect tool for this technique.

Skill: Intermediate
Time:  1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Ink the entire stamp with VersaMagic in Thatched Straw. Ink over the roses with VersaMagic in Purple Hydrangea and Aegean Blue. Ink over the leaf sprays with VersaMagic in Spanish Olive.


Step 2

Place the inked stamp on white cardstock and press evenly.


Step 3

Pour Imagine Embossing Powder in Clear over the entire image and heat set.


Step 4

Cut the panel to size and ink the edges with VersaMagic in Niagara Mist.


Step 5

Stamp sentiment on white cardstock using VersaMagic in Midnight Black and emboss with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Clear.


Step 6

Mat stamped panel with green cardstock. Adhere to a purple card with foam adhesives. Die cut the sentiment using a circle die. Die cut a larger circle from purple cardstock. Place the sentiment on the card, cutting off the right edge.


Step 7

Repeat steps 1 – 5, cutting the panel into a tag shape. Mat with green cardstock cutting it into a tag shape.


Step 8

Die cut sentiment using a circle die. Die cut a larger circle from purple cardstock. Place the sentiment on the tag, cutting off the right edge. Punch a hole in the tag and add ribbon.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, green, purple
  • JustRIte Stampers – Background Stamp
  • Joy Clair – “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders – Circle dies
  • May Arts ribbon

Watch a Video on How to Create a Marbling Look with a Feather Quill

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Watch a Video on How to Create a Marbling Look with a Feather Quill

Sometimes when I sit down at the craft table I have a very definite idea in mind, other times it’s more of a general concept. Even when I have that definite idea in mind, though, it’s no guarantee that’s where I’m going to end up! Case in point: these backgrounds began in the direction of marble but ended up so very far afield. The fact that one has a definite camo look and the other a more delicate spring meadow is cool in and of itself, but when you consider I used the exact same shades of VersaMagic and techniques to get both, well, it’s easy to see how you can maximize your craft time by going with the flow!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Canson – Hot Press Watercolor Paper
  • Feather
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Cardbase

 

 

Make a Cute Rainboots Theme “Happy Spring” Card

by Steph Ackerman

Make a Cute Rainboots Theme "Happy Spring" Card with VersaMagic DewDrop inks.

VersaMagic inks have a longer drying time so they are perfect to use with stencils where you can use multiple colors, and even blend them if desired. I love to use stencils, but I really don’t like to waste the ink that is left on them. Rather than clean the stencil, I like to lightly spritz the inked side of the stencil, flip it over, and place it on the second piece of cardstock creating a watercolored panel. See how I created two cards with the same stencil!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour + dry time


VersaMagic in Aegean Blue, Niagara Mist, Purple Hydrangea, Perfect Plumeria, and Thatched Straw.
Step 1

Tape a stencil to white cardstock. Ink with VersaMagic in Aegean Blue, Niagara Mist, Purple Hydrangea, Perfect Plumeria, and Thatched Straw. Remove the stencil.


Step 2

Lightly spritz the inked side of the stencil. Place the stencil, inked side down, on the second panel of white cardstock and tape in place. Brayer over the stencil to release the ink.


Step 3

Remove the stencil and let both panels air dry.


Brilliance in Graphite Black, stamp two pairs of boots and two "Happy Spring" sentiments
Step 4

Using Brilliance in Graphite Black, stamp two pairs of boots and two “Happy Spring” sentiments. Emboss with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Clear.


Fussy cut the boots and color with different colors of Memento Markers.
Step 5

Fussy cut the boots and color with different colors of Memento Markers.


Step 6

Mat one stenciled panel with yellow cardstock and one panel with blue cardstock. Adhere each panel to a kraft paper card base. Double mat the sentiments and add to the cards with foam adhesives. Adhere the boots to the cards with foam adhesives. Use On Point Glue to adhere the gems to the boots.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White, Blue, Yellow
  • Cardbase – Kraft
  • MemoryBox – Stencil
  • Penny Black – April Showers Stamp
  • The Robin’s Nest – Gems
  • Brayer