Create a Beautiful Valentine’s Day Card

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Create a Beautiful Valentine's Day Card

I created a simple yet gorgeous card perfect for Valentine’s Day. I used very few supplies to create this and the main hero of the card was our newly launched Versafine Clair inkpad. I used it to create my colored cardstock and also to get the stamp layering 3D image. I did 1st and 2nd generation stamping to get two shades from one ink pad.

Supplies

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  • Whimsy Stamps – Stencil
  • Altenew – Rose Layer Stamps
  • Spellbinders – Heart Die
  • Cardstock
  • Cutter Bee – Scissors

How to Extend A Stamp to Second and Third Generation Stamping

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Extend A Stamp to Second and Third Generation Stamping

When you have an ink that holds its image strength as well as VersaFine Clair does, creating a card with multiple shades and tones is incredibly easy. By using third generation stamping for the background, the full-strength VersaFine Clair stands out beautifully while, of course, blending seamlessly. I used the same technique with the hearts of first and second generation stamping to let the primary image shine through while letting the smaller hearts be accents. I’ve found that I can get a full five generations of images from a single inking of VersaFine Clair so there’s plenty of tones to choose from.

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – white, black, beige
  • Burlap paper
  • Cas-ual Fridays Stamps – In the Cards stamp set
  • Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
  • Coffee Filter
  • Assorted Trim
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Plastic Button
  • Faux Wax Seal
  • Helmar – Quick Dry 450

Make a Vivid and Impressive Valentine’s Day Card

by Steph Ackerman

Make a Vivid and Impressive Valentine's Day Card

Valentine’s Day is a cardmaking holiday. If you have a lot of people on your card-receiving list and you need to create several of the same cards quickly, it’s easiest when you limit your supply choices. That doesn’t mean, however, that your cards need to look simple. For this design, I choose the new line of VersaFine Clair inks that are beautifully vibrant and I’ve used Tulip Red to create an amazing background color saturation.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Ink background stamps with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair and stamp onto pattern paper.
Step 1

Ink background stamps with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair and stamp onto pattern paper.


Step 2

Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.


Step 3

Stamp assorted sized flowers with Brilliance ink in Pearlescent Orchid and stamp leaves with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.


Step 4

Die cut the flowers and leaves using the coordinating dies.


Step 5

Mat the stamped background with black cardstock. Add the flowers and leaves to the panel with brads


Step 6

Mat panel with red cardstock. Create a card from black cardstock. Add panel to the card at a slight angle using foam adhesives for dimension.

 

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – red, white, black
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamp – Valentine Background
  • Heartfelt Creations – Classic Rose Stamp Set & Die
  • Brads
  • Die cut machine
  • Heat Tool
  • Adhesive

Create a Tone on Tone Background for Valentines Day

by Kassy Tousignant

Create a Tone on Tone Background for Valentines Day. Stamp from Concord and 9th.

VersaFine Clair ink never disappoints! In this tutorial, I stamp an adorable bear from Concord & 9th with Acorn and Nocturne ink and use VersaMagic and Brilliance ink to create a lovely watercolor effect. The VersaFine Clair ink doesn’t run or smudge at all! This new ink is so versatile. I used the sentiment stamp “hugs” to create a fun tone on tone background for the sweet Bear Hugs Valentines card.

Supplies

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  • Concord & 9th – Hugs stamp set
  • Cardstock – red, white
  • My Minds Eye enamel dots
  • Washi tape
  • Pop dots

 

 

Watercoloring Without A Paintbrush

by Nadine Carlier

Valentine Card by Nadine Carlier IC

Today I am sharing an easy way to make a watercolor Valentine card without using a paintbrush by using some Kaleidacolor and VersaFine Clair Ink.

Watch my video tutorial below to learn how you too can do this brushless watercolor technique. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 min.

Supplies

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Mini or Marbled? We Heart Both!

In today’s blog, Tenia Nelson hand lettered a mini heart and decorated it with Fireworks! While Martha Lucia Gomez experiments with using Fireworks! as the ink in a marbled effect with shaving cream. These projects both use Fireworks! in a subtle way but still with that extra something to their projects.

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Tenia Nelson made this super fun tiny Valentine using Angel Pink Memento Marker onto Watercolor paper. She cut using a simple heart die then hand lettered the “Love You” sentiment onto heart using Tuxedo Black Memento Marker. She finished this quick project with a splatter effect using Angel Pink Fireworks! to add some texture and shimmer.

Supplies

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  • Watercolor Paper
  • Crafter’s Companion – Heart Die

Martha creates a marbled paper with Fireworks spray

Martha Lucia Gomez loves experimenting with new techniques. In this project, she decided to try the marbled look using shaving cream and ink to create a marbled effect on paper. In this case, the ink is Fireworks! Craft Spray which is water-based and produces a shimmer effect. Martha reports:

“This is really easy to do yourself. Simply take a sizable amount of shaving cream and add some drops or sprays of Fireworks. In my project, I used three different colors of Fireworks: Lilac Posies, Dandelion, and Cantaloupe. Lightly mix the colors with a stick. Pass your paper over the foam and let the mix touch the paper. Remove the excess foam with a clean scrap of paper. Let dry very well before continuing to work on the project. Stamp with any type of ink over the marbled paper.”

Martha creates a marbled paper with Fireworks spray

Martha creates a marbled paper with Fireworks spray

Supplies

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  • Shaving Cream
  • Altenew – Super Script 2 Stamp Set

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