Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). In today’s video I’m showing two techniques for creating background panels that you can either cut down or die cut from! One technique features the ever-so-popular ink “smooshing” and the other features creating monoprinting with a gel plate! These techniques are fast and easy to make multiples of if you ever need to make the same card en mass. I made a set of 6 Artist Trading Cards (ATC) using one panel for the background and the monoprint for die-cutting.
Keep the gift boxes you receive and decorate them to hold special gifts.
The recipient will treasure the gift and the stunning box. Great for Valentines or any occasion!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour plus drying time
Using an Ink Sweeper, stamp the lid using Pink VersaColor covering the top and all sides. You don’t need to ink the entire top of the box because you will be covering it. Heat set thoroughly. Set aside.
TIP: I use a heat tool to speed up the drying process.
Trim a sheet of Mixed Media Strathmore piece of cardstock to about 3″x3″
Ink with Pink VersaColor. Heat Set.
Secure the inked cardstock to the base of a stamping platform. Position your Elegant Script Background stamp and cover surface with VersaMark. It is important to use a stamp platform for this technique to ensure that the image lines up properly.
Ink the Elegant Script stamp with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
Heat emboss with MBoss powder. (Photo not shown)
Die-cut heart using the Nestabilities Plain Heart Die Set by Spellbinders.
Pro Tip: You can use Rich Cocoa Memento Ink to edge the heart.
Trim a small piece of Mixed Media cardstock (about 3″x3″) and using the Scalloped Heart Die Set from Spellbinders, die-cut another heart. Ink using Rich Cocoa Memento. Heat set. Using a Sponge Dauber, apply Rose Gold Delicata ink to add a touch of rosy shimmer.
Use a square die (that’s a bit smaller than your box) to cut Mixed Media cardstock. Stamp with Pink VersaColor.
Tape the inked square to the back of the Slimline Baroque Stencil and ink with Cardinal VersaColor.
Tape each element using Tear-It! Tape. Set Aside.
To create the rose embellishment, take a small piece of cardstock and die cut the flower pieces. The Quickutz Doublekutz Rose bud die set was used here. Using embossing styluses can add dimension to the petals. Press the flower petals into the Cardinal VersaColor ink pad. Let them dry. Sponge with Rose Gold Delicata ink to give them some shimmer. Heat set.
Ink the stem and rose-hip with VersaMagic Hint of Pesto. Heat step. Then add a little Delicata Golden Glitz.
Tape rose to the top of the lid using Tear It! Tape. Now your lid is complete.
Directions – Box Bottom
Ink box bottom with VersaColor Cardinal. Heat set.
Cut a piece of Mixed Media Strathmore piece of cardstock no smaller than 4″x4″.
(This piece will be used to decorate the inside of the box)
Ink with Cardinal VersaColor. Heat set.
Secure the inked cardstock to the base of a stamping platform. Position your Elegant Script Background stamp and ink with VersaFine Clair – Acorn.
Trim the stamped red panel slightly smaller than the box. Edge with Acorn VersaFine ink and heat set. Adhere to the interior of the box with Tear It! Tape. Now your bottom box is done.
Hi there, Kathy here with Imagine Crafts with a new tutorial. My space is limited so by using VersaColor pigment inks, I can reduce the amount of colored card stock I need on hand.
VersaColor pigment inks are bright and bold and coupled with the Delicata Golden Glitz it’s a winning combination.
Skill Level: Intermediate Time to Complete: 1 hour with drying time
You will need a card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need a panel that measures 4“ x 3 1/2“. I have also used the Rainbow Builder and Rainbow Accent dies from Honey Bee Stamps. You will die-cutthe rainbow card and the rainbow stripes from the accent set.
Using VersaColor & Delicata pigment inks, use Imagine Crafts sponge daubers to apply your ink to the rainbow stripes. I used the Delicata Golden Glitz for the smallest stripes. Allow these pieces to dry.
On the smaller card panel I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp called Interlocking Circles Good Luck Charm. It is a Layered Stencil but I only used two of the layers. I used a heavy amount of Delicata Golden Glitz on the squares and a light amount on the diamonds. I also used the Daubers to ink around the edges of this panel.On the front of the card panel, I splattered some gold watercolor paint.I stamped a sentiment from Pink & Main, Spring Sentiments Stamp Set onto white card stock using the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink. I used my paper trimmer to cut the sentiment to size.
Next use Imagine Craft On Point glue to adhere your stripes to the rainbow card die-cut.I used Imagine Crafts Tear-It tape to adhere the rainbow card to the stencil panel. I also used Imagine Crafts On Point glue to adhere the sentiment to the front of the rainbow. Foam tape was used on the back of the stencil panel to adhere it to the card base.