Happy New Year! It is 2020!!

by LeeAnn McKinney

Using Celebration Themed stamps along with VersaMark Dazzle and Delicata Golden Glitz ink pads make a New Years Card. I will be making several of these cards to send to friends as well as co-workers to welcome in the New Year.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair- Let’s Celebrate
  • Peek-a-boo Designs- Poinsetta
  • Lawn Fawn- Celebration Countdown
  • Recollections 110 lb Black Cardstock
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock

Create a Beautiful Icy Blue Holiday Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create a Beautiful Icy Blue Holiday Card

Although red, green and gold colors are the most representative ones of Christmas, the last couple of years, I am quite fun of blue that combines so nicely with the silver and contrasts the white. Stars are favorite shapes of this season and using Delicata Sapphire Blue on lighter shades of blue, using MEMENTO bahama blue, give more depth on the card.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Die-cut 3 different sized star shapes.


Step 2

Place the star shapes on a piece of 4×6 card stock and spray first with the Fireworks! Bahama blue and then with Ink Potion No9. Remove the stars and dry the card stock with a heat tool.


Step 3

Lightly cover areas with MEMENTO Bahama blue ink pad.


Step 4

Place the star shapes, white side up, stamp with VersaMark the swirls stamp, cover with Mboss clear embossing powder and heat set.


Step 5

Distress the stars with Delicata Sapphire Blue.


Step 6

Stamp design on the stars, cover with Mboss white embossing powder and heat set. When finished, lightly press the edges of the stars on the VersaMark watermark ink pad, and heat set Mboss silver embossing powder.


Step 7

Set the card stock piece on the card with Tear It! Tape and start placing the ribbon.


Step 8

Continue adding the stars and the rest of the embellishments

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Star shape dies
  • Metal stars and beads
  • Mesh ribbon
  • Heat tool
  • Hot glue gun
  • White card stock
  • Viva decor – Peacock feather stamp set

See How to Make a Snowflake Shaker Ornament with Mboss

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here! Today, I am sharing a snowflake shaker ornament that you can use to decorate your gifts and/or Christmas tree. To create this, I am using a shaker dimension set with a snowflake design, VersaMark Clear Ink and Mboss Blue Icicle. Like this set came with a piece of acetate sheet to cover the free areas, I made it like a shaker piece adding some sprinkles.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Ink one of the sides of your or the ornament directly with the VersaMark Inkpad. Cover it with your selection of Mboss color. I used the Blue Icicle.


Step 2

Melt the powder with the heat tool. And repeat the process twice or three times to give more dimension to your ornament.


Step 3

Cut a piece of card stock with the same shape or your ornament and apply over it some touches of Frost Sheer Shimmer Stix. Let the paper dry naturally.


Step 4

Paste the base shape or double-sided foam tape onto the inked shape. Add your fillers, it could be sequins, sprinkles, beads or whatever you want. Adhere the clear acetate on top with liquid glue and cover it with the embossed design. Finalize your ornament adding a tie or pasting it to your gift. You can try different designs and different colors of Mboss to add your personal touch! Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Snowflake Shaker Dimension Set by Kat Scrappiness
  • Chipboard Ornament
  • Cardstock
  • Plastic
  • Heat tool
  • Coffee Filter

Double Emboss a set of Ornaments for a Unique Holiday Craft

by Roni Johnson

It’s that time of the year to kick making into full gear. It is easier to create when you narrow your focus and choose a color scheme to work with. This year I have chosen Berry, Blue and Silver. I knew I wanted to make some “Mail-able Ornaments” for my far away friends. MBoss embossing powders are just the ticket!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes per ornament

Directions


Step 1

Die-cut or hand cut desired ornament shapes from a medium weight chipboard. I used the ornament die from Sizzix.


Step 2

Pounce the ornament on a VersaMark pad until the entire ornament has been covered with the ink.


Step 3

Pour desired color of Mboss embossing powder over the ornament, shake off and reserve excess powder for future use.


Step 4

Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder and let cool.


Step 5

Repeat steps 2 – 4 one or two more times creating a thick molten layer of embossing powder over the ornament.


Step 6

Immediately after the final melting cycle press a stamp into the molten embossing powder and let the embossing powder cool. Note: the molten embossing powder will not damage the stamp.


Step 7

After the embossing powder has cooled, peel the ornament from the stamp.


Step 8

Embellish the ornaments as desired.


Step 9

Add a length of stretch cord for a hanger.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Chipboard
  • Sizzix Ornament Die
  • Unity Stamp Co – Burst of Snowflakes, Trees
  • Silver Stretch Cord

Beginner Guide: Embossing and Watercoloring Technique

by Elina Stromberg

Heat embossing is an easy but versatile technique that will bring your stamped projects to a new level. You will be amazed how easily this technique will transform your stamped images into shiny, non-fading, water-resisting decoration elements! Most crafters use heat embossing together with stamps, but this technique can also be used in various ways to create cool effects on your project backgrounds.

For heat embossing you don’t need too many supplies; embossing powder, a sticky stamping ink, and a heating tool will take you a long way. A heating tool (or a heat gun) is a dryer that blows very hot air. The temperature is much higher than of a hairdryer, so be careful not to touch the nozzle as it may burn your fingers! The magic of heat embossing is in the melt, and the embossing powder will need heat to start melting. Therefore, a hairdryer cannot be used for this purpose as the air is simply not hot enough. The results of heat embossing are gorgeous; it’s almost like magic on paper! Even if you don’t have too much experience of paper crafting, I recommend you give this technique a try; it’s so easy that you will master it in no time at all!


VersaMark

Mboss in Black

Watercolor Set

Waterbrush

Acrylic Block by Stampin’ Up


Stampin Up – Beautiful Day

Stampin Up Cardstock

Heat Tool

For heat embossing, you need an ink that is sticky. The ink acts as a glue and the fine embossing powder sticks to the ink until it’s melted. My personal preference for this technique is VersaMark as it dries slowly allowing me to work at my own pace without any rush. I can also stamp several images on one go without worrying for the ink to dry too quickly.
Stamp the image on white paper. I used a smooth watercolor paper, as I wanted to color the embossed image with watercolors.

Place your stamped paper on a piece of scrap paper (a sheet of printing paper will do great). Sprinkle a generous amount of embossing powder over the stamped image. Lift the stamped cardstock and pour the leftover embossing powder onto the scrap paper. The powder sticks to the sticky ink. Tap the stamped cardstock a couple of times to get rid of more excess powder. Set the stamped paper aside and funnel the leftover powder back into the container. The leftover powder can be used over and over again! If for some reason the powder would stick on unwanted areas, you can brush off the excess powder with a small paintbrush before heat setting the powder.

Keeping the heating gun nozzle a few inches away from the cardstock, heat the embossing powder until it’s completely melted. Be careful not to overheat it. You will notice when the powder starts melting as it turns from matt grainy to smooth and shiny.

Paint the embossed image with watercolors. The heat embossed image resists watercolors, allowing you to block colors from mixing.
 I decided to use the butterflies for decorating cards, so I cut them out with scissors. I glued two panels of patterned papers on a simple white card base. For making my beautiful butterflies pop I added simple heat embossed texture on the background: 
I started with dabbing clear VersaMark in on the center of my background. On my first card, I used white embossing powder for the background, and for the second one gold. Heat embossing is an easy way to add a hint of metallic shimmer to your card! Once the powder had cooled, I glued the butterfly on the card front. Done!

Learn How to Create a Card with a Panel of Denim Fabric

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Create a Card with a Panel of Denim Fabric

Make a mixed media card with embellished with naturally based materials. Use denim fabric as a background of a card decorated with a stamped design and MBoss embossing powder. Make embellishments for the card in the same way on small pieces of cotton fabric and color a wood piece with Fireworks!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Sew or glue a 4 x 6-inch piece of denim fabric on the front of the base card. Stamp with VersaMark inkpad, cover with the Mboss White Embossing Powder and heat seat.


Step 2

Cut a heart from a piece of cotton fabric, stamp again with the VersaMark inkpad and this time cover with Mboss Valentine Embossing Powder and heat set.


Step 3

Stamp with Waffle flower sentiment, “The best is yet to come” with VersaFine CLAIR Twilight color on a stripe of cotton ribbon.


Step 4

Spray with Fireworks! Paris Dusk a round piece of wood.


Step 5

Add ribbon around the wood piece and set it on the front of the card.


Step 6

Place Tear It! Tape on the back of the cotton ribbon with the stamped sentiment and set it on the card.


Step 7

Add the fabric heart and embellish with the beads.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 5 x 7 Base card
  • Kaisercraft – Flourish stamp
  • Waffle Flower – Doily circle
  • Cotton denim fabric
  • Cotton ribbon
  • A small piece of round bark
  • Ribbon and metallic beads
  • Heat tool