It’s time for someone to take charge and change the “myth” and set things straight! That was what the cat was thinking and decided to scratch out the dog in man’s best friend and replace it with the right word! Celebrate cats with your cat-loving friends by making this high contrast purrrfect card. Black and red stamping in contrast with the white card and gray distressed background enhance the bold dimensional design. Add a cute kitty stamp front and center with a little ball of string for her to bat around as adorable final touches.
Skill: Intermmediate Time: 1 hour
Cut a 4 x 2 ½ piece of watercolor paper and stamp the words “DOG man’s best friend” with the VersaFine Clair Nocturne inkpad.
Use a craft knife to scratch the word “DOG” out making it look like a kitty paw might have done it.
Stamp the word “CAT” with VersaFine Clair in Tulip red.
Stamp the cat design with the same color on a scrap piece of watercolor paper and cut around the shape.
On a 3 x 1 ¼ pice of watercolor paper stamp the word “Purrrfect” using both colors of VersaFine Clair already used.
Die cut hearts frames from watercolor paper and full hearts from tracing paper.
Distress a 4 x 6 in. white cardstock with Memento in London fog and a sponge dauber. Then use the stencil and the same dauber to create a darker overlay pattern.
Add Tear It! Tape to the back of your inked cardstock, remove the backing and adhere to your card base.
Continue to add the rest of the stamped and die cut pieces using On Point Glue.
Cut a 5-6 in. long piece of the red jute cord. Form a little ball and set on the card with On Point Glue.
It is that time of the year again when I try and get a head start in making my Christmas cards and tags. This holiday tag is an easy one that I could replicate quickly without making too much of a mess and yet it looks gorgeous. I love the layered look of grey stamping and colorful ink blend for a simple and elegant statement. The grey color from VersaFine Morning Mist is gorgeous and it’s not too harsh making this my perfect go-to ink color for stamping.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Stamp a wreath and sentiment onto a manilla tag in VersaFine Clair Morning Mist.
Use Memento Luxe and a jumbo dauber and blend Love Letter ink around the edges outside of the stamped wreath.
Use Memento Luxe Pistachio and blend inside the stamped wreath area.
Use VersaFine Clair Shady Lane and stamp several leaves onto smooth white cardstock. Cut out the leaves.
Use On Point Glue and adhere the leaves in clusters in two sections on the stamped wreath.
Use On Point Glue and make small drops of glue on the berries and then lightly sprinkle with gold glitter and leave to dry. Shake off the excess glitter and brush clean the tag of stray glitter pieces.
Adhere the leaves, add embellishments as desired and then add some colored ink or paint splats to finish off your tag with some added details.
VersaFine Clair Ink and large sponge daubers make great patterned background papers for all of your projects! Check out this video to see how I used them to make a beautiful, distressed background for my Christmas card and matching envelope. The colors are so rich and vibrant and create the perfect matching set.
For this card making project you don’t need any special supplies nor very much time. Just take out a blank card base, your favorite VersaFine Clair inks, and one or two small stamps with different designs. In less than 30 minutes you’ll have a clean and simple colorful card that is perfect for any occasion!
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes
Fold the blank card base in half. Mask the areas you wish to leave blank i.e. cover both long sides with a post-it note or a piece of paper, revealing only a narrow rectangle panel area of the card base.
Stamp random patterns using two or three VersaFine Clair inks of your preferred color scheme. Remove masking papers.
Stamp sentiment text on a piece of white paper. Mat on a piece of colored cardstock matching to the chosen ink colors. Attach to card front and trim the excess. Done!
Blended faded backgrounds on cards are beautiful and in this video, I show you how I create a night sky using a stencil and VersaFine Clair inks. These inks are blendable and have such bright vibrant colors and are perfect for making your night sky pop!