By Neva Cole
In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use various Imagine products to create a sparkly stunning springtime birthday card, featuring both Mboss Valentine, VersaMark Ink, and Embossing Powders. The tutorial will also show you how you can use VersaMark over other inks to create a cohesive embossed look for a card, even if you do not have embossing powders in additional colors.
Time: 45 minutes
Trim card front to 4.75” x 6.25” to fit a standard A-7 card base. It is important to use a stamp positioner platform for this technique to ensure that the image lines up properly on the finished card front.
Color stamen portion of Penny Black First Waltz Tulip with VersaMarker and heat emboss with Black Mboss powder.
Pro tip: Use a dry fine tip paintbrush to remove any embossing powder that ends up on the card you do not want to emboss before heating.
Use the Versa Mark small cube which allows you more precision in where you place the VersaMark ink to ink the flower portion of the image. Cover with Mboss Valentine, and carefully remove powder from the stamen area with a dry fine tip paintbrush then heat emboss.
Color directly on the stem portion of the image with Memento Dual Marker in Pear Tart and Bamboo leaves. Mist stamp lightly with water before stamping as this reactivates the ink to create a crisp image.
Clean leaf portion of the image and ink with VersaMark ink. Stamp over the previously colored and stamped image with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.
Stamp the “Celebrate” sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine. Die-cut the sentiment, I used my Brother Scan N Cut.
I also stamped the inside of the card, as I intend to send it to a special friend for her birthday. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.
Lightly ink the card base and card front with the Memento Luxe Pear Tart ink pad to add just a hint of green around both layers. I ran the ink pad around the edges of the cardstock to create the light tint.
Apply Tear It! Tape to the back of the card front and adhere to the card base.
Adhere the “Celebrate” sentiment to the card front using adhesive foam tape.
• Memento Dual Tip Marker – Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves
• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent
• Penny Black – First Waltz
• Kelly Creates – Traceable Celebration Stamps
• Brother Scan N Cut
• Stamp positioner
• Fine tip paintbrush