Creating A Beautiful Texture With Kaleidacolor

by Martha Lucia Gomez

There are a number of ways to create texture with crafting products. One could use a paste with a stencil, layer multiple inks or use acrylics. But in today's blog, Martha Lucia Gomez creates a beautiful and lush visual texture using Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor palette, die cuts, and embossing powder. Check out her tutorial! #diy #cardmaking #handmade
Kaleidacolor inkpads are one of the most versatile inkpads I’ve owned. This month our challenge is texture and I decided to create an optic texture using a sweeping technique. It is fun, easy and the result varies because it depends on the weight of your hand. Using this technique will spark creativity and hopefully inspire more creative projects with Kaleidacolor palettes.

Directions

Step 1

Place a piece of white card stock on to the craft mat. If your paper is wider than the ink pad, keep the position of the colors in mind when applying them.

Step 2

Open the Kaleidacolor inkpad and slide the colors together (unique feature of this inkpad) before sweeping the edge of it softly over the paper so that there is a visible texture left. You can sweep more than once, but keep the color positions steady. Leave to dry.

Step 3

Using a collection of Botanical Flowers die cuts and white card stock, cut several flowers.

Step 4

With a sponge dauber, ink the centers of the flowers using one of the lighter colors of green from the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor inkpad.


Step 5

Stamp sentiment using VersaMark, apply Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss. Paste the inked and embossed decorated paper to a white blank card base with Tear It! Tape. Curve the petals of the flowers with a bone folder. Paste the flowers and leaves on the card using On Point Glue.

Step 6

Finish the overall look and feel by adding the pearl embellishment to the center of the flowers. This design can be used with different colors and sentiments to create a variety of cards for any holiday or event!

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – white
  • Altenew – Super Script 2 Stamp set
  • Stampin’ Up – Botanical Flowers die cuts
  • Pearl embellishment

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Learn How to Use Radiant Neon Amplify! for Bright Results

by Neva Cole

This month our challenge was to create texture for the “Can You Feel Me?” concept. Neon Amplify is the ultimate texture product! I thought about ways I could use Amplify with mask sections of the card and came up with the following technique that uses painter’s tape and left-over sticker sheets. Never to waste product, the excess Neon Amplify! is brayered off on cardstock then used for the die cut sentiment. This technique is fun, messy and a great way to create a card that will brighten someone’s day with a colorful smile!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Neva Cole creates a handmade card with Tsukineko’s Radiant Neon Amplify. yellow, pink, orange, texture, die cut, masking tape, heat tool, die cut, xyron.

Step 1

Apply low-tack painters tape to a section of sticker backing sheet. The backing from a Xyron X machine is used here. Run the layer through and die cut ric rac.

Neva Cole creates a handmade card with Tsukineko’s Radiant Neon Amplify. yellow, pink, orange, texture, die cut, masking tape, heat tool.

Step 2

Apply painter’s tape to the card front and press down for good adhesion. The tape may be pieced to maximize the use of the die cut pieces.  100-pound weight card stock is used for the card as it will hold up to more aggressive techniques and allows the painter’s tape to be removed without damaging the cardstock.

Step 3

Apply Neon Amplify! in various colors in the open sections between the ric rac shape painter’s tape mask. Electric Pink, Electric Orange, and Electric Yellow are used here.

Step 4

Use an acrylic brayer to spread the Neon Amplify! in the open areas. Notice the extra section of painter’s tape to protect the open section of the card.

Step 5

Brayer excess Neon Amplify! onto a section of cardstock. Quickly clean the brayer with a baby wipe or warm running water.

Step 6

Heat card front with a heat gun to activate puffy texture in Amplify. When the Neon Amplify! is fully cured and puffed up, remove painter’s tape.

Step 7

Using the cardstock with the extra Neon Amplify! die cut the sentiment. Adhere the sentiment with On Point Glue.

 

Supplies

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  • Cardstock
  • Low-tack painter’s tape
  • Xyron backing sheet
  • Sizzix – Loops & Ric Rac
  • Echo Park – Sentiment Word Die Set
  • Acrylic brayer
  • Heat Gun
  • Die Cut Machine with extended plates