Let’s experiment with metallic ink!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun Thanksgiving card with a whole lot of copper! Not only is there Copper Trim, Copper Foil Sheet, Copper Embossing, but Celestial Copper Metallic ink! I just love the new copper metallic ink and I will show you how I used this ink pad three different ways to create this WOW card!! 

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder. To “color” the trees with the copper ink, I found it easiest to simply lightly pat the paper with the ink pad. This way the embossed cardstock will pick up the ink to accentuate the trees, where as “dragging the pad” may leave some lines from the ink pad and inking up the embossing folder works if you want to use the debossed side and is a little bit messy. TIP-Use your heat tool to speed up the drying process:

For the card front:

1. Stamp the large leaf in copper ink on a piece of Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use enough Copper Trim to tie into a bow around the bottom of the base layer.

3. Use the circle die from the Stitched Labels Dies to cut from a piece of Copper Foil and heat emboss the sentiment in Copper Emboss Powder. Stamping the sentiment in copper ink did not show up very well, that is why I heat embossed it.

4. Ink all three of the emboss/die cut dies with copper ink, I just pressed the die onto the ink pad and used my scissors to pick them up at the leaf stem. Spritz Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, and Crushed Curry cardstock with water before cutting/embossing with the die. TIP-Make sure the wet side of the cardstock is the backside and use your heat tool to speed up the metallic ink process:

Adhere the two big leaves first, the two of the small leaves, and then the smallest leaf is in the front:

The embossed sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals and tie the Copper Trim around the bottom into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the wheat stamp first generation one time and second generation (or stamping off one time) twice, one on each side of the middle stamped image, and stamp the sentiment in the middle in Merry Merlot ink:

Isn’t this an awesome card?? We all know how to stamp the inked image to paper and how to add ink to our embossed cardstock, but how about inking up your die before cutting?? I just love how the leaves turned out and you can easily clean the die with a baby wipe! If you want to make multiples of this card, you can easily cut/emboss two of the leaves before you would have to re-ink the die!!

The top set of leaves are first cut and the second set of leaves are second cut

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Make two cards in a snap with the Angle Fold card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to create two cards at the same time with the Angle Fold card! With the holiday’s quickly approaching, finding cards that are easy to make and make multiples of, can be a time saver! When it comes to the Angle Fold card, you really have to make two cards at the same time with cutting the DSP and cardstock. When creating today’s card, I stamped, cut, die cut, and punched enough to make two cards.

First start with this design from the Come to Gather DSP for the base layer, you will make your first cut at 4”, turn the DSP to make your second and third cut at 5 ¼”, and you will have a 1 ½” x 4” piece of scrap, cut this in half, which will give you two pieces at ¾” x 4”(This is if you are cutting a new piece of DSP). For the two pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, you will cut them both diagonally, but in different directions. The reason for this, is that since you are using one design of DSP, but both sides, flipping one side over will not fit the cardstock card base:

The cardstock card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and you will use a full sheet. First you will SCORE in half along the 8 ½” side and the 11” side (4 ¼” and 5 ½”). Then you will have to line the cardstock DIAGONALLY in your trimmer, so that each end (or tip) of the cardstock is lined up in the track, you will have to remove your scoring blade to get the cardstock to fit. I used the new trimmer for this and the trimmer left an “indentation” at each end from pressing the arm down to cut, however, I used my bone folder to burnish the ends flat. Do not burnish the score lines on the cardstock until you place your DSP, one card will open one way and the other will open the other way. I used liquid glue to adhere the DSP, this gave time to adjust the DSP if needed:

For the card front: 

1. I used a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink on the tree trunk stamp, used another sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the stamp, and stamped this on Whisper White cardstock. I fussy cut the tree trunk out, heat embossed the sentiment in White Emboss Powder, and used the sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the cardstock. I did this process twice so I would have two of these.

2. I used the Sprig Punch to cut out of Silver Foil Sheet and cut the sprig in half. I did this twice.

3. I used the Crumb Cake Twine to make a bow, one for each card.

4. I used the Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink to stamp the large and small leaves on Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake cardstocks. The leaves are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. I used the small leaf die from Beautiful Layers to cut out of Silver Foil Sheets, two for each card. This DSP reminded me of this die:

Since the tree trunk is the center focal point, you only want to adhere one half to the DSP. I adhered the two sprig pieces to the back of the tree trunk and then adhered the lower half to the DSP:

Use two of the leaves to help as a “closure”, but they need to be placed on the opposite side of the tree trunk. I adhered the leaves with a dimensional, so they acted as a tab to fold the tree trunk under:

I used glue dots to adhere the twine bow and the two foil leaves to complete the card front:

For the inside, on a 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, the small leaf in Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink, adhere one of the leaves, and adhere one of the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Here are my completed two cards:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I just love it when you can make two cards at once, especially for the holidays!! When you make this card, you just need to keep in mind what you are going to use for tabs, whether it’s circles, ovals, squares, or like I used, leaves.

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A Wicked Good Time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute Halloween card featuring the Wonderfully Wicked and Gather Together Bundles! I recently purchased the new pigment sprinkles and I just love them! If you have the Brusho Crystal Colour, which I do, the new pigment sprinkles are completely different! Not only are they in 6 Stampin’ Up! colors, the jars feature a screw-top lid and a snap lid to close the opening for sprinkling these pretty little pigments! I wanted to use these pigment sprinkles with the watercolor paper to create the pumpkins for this card and just love how they turned out! 

The base layer is Old Olive cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the Buffalo Check Background stamp. I used my Stamparatus so that I could stamp the image again if needed:

For the card front:

1. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the burlap ribbon, fraying the ends with your fingertips/nails.

2. Use wicked die to cut out of Black Foil Sheets.

3. To create the pumpkins, use a 1 ¾” x 5” piece of Fluid 100 watercolor paper (or a big enough scrap piece), lightly spritz water on the paper, sprinkle Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight pigment sprinkles on the paper, and then spritz with water again. To speed up the drying process, I used my heat tool. I used a spritzer with rubbing alcohol and champagne mist shipper paint over the watercolor paper. I stamped two each of the pumpkin stamps in Early Espresso ink, cut out with the coordinating dies, and colored in the stem with Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker:

Adhere the burlap ribbon to the stamped base layer with Tear & Tape. The pumpkins are adhered together, the big pumpkin to the back of the two smaller ones, use glue dots to adhere the “wicked” to the pumpkins, and then use liquid glue to adhere this to the burlap ribbon:

On a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss the sentiments in White Emboss Powder, and trim down. These are adhered to the base layer with black dimensionals and I also added 6 of the black enamel dots. This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink and the cats are stamped in Memento ink:

Isn’t this a cute card?? Something a little different, using pumpkins to incorporate with the Halloween card! If you’ve been thinking about purchasing the pigment sprinkles, I say go for it! They are a little messy (to be expected), so you can use latex gloves and if not, the colors do rinse from your hands easily!

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Beware if you dare!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Halloween card featuring the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! I wanted to create a “spider web” like feeling to the cardstock after I heat embossed the spider image from the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set with the Hammered Metal EF, which is pretty close! 

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I stamped the spider image in Versamark, heat embossed with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder, and embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder:

I used the letters from Hand-Lettered Prose to spell “beware!” cut out of Granny Apple Green cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets:

The silver foil letters are adhered behind the Granny Apple Green letters and adhered to the embossed base layer with the black mini dimensionals. This completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The spider web is heat embossed in silver, the spider is heat embossed in shimmer black, and the sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink:

Super easy card to make, right?? Cutting out the letters were pretty quick, just having to cut out two of the e’s. I used snail on the back of the cardstock letters to adhere the foil sheet letters, which also sped up the process! 

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The Cat and the Moon

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Halloween card made with the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set! It wouldn’t be Halloween card making without a “cat and the moon” card with the nighttime sky in Halloween colors! Would you believe that I used the Birch background stamp to create the “spooky mist”?? That’s right, if you position the paper just right, you can get this effect with the Whisper White Craft Ink and your Stamparatus! Just another reason to get this background stamp if you don’t already have it!

Your base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch at the bottom of the cardstock to punch out the circle for the moon, and then you will need a 2 ½” x 4 piece of Basic Gray cardstock:

For the sky, use sponge brayers to color with Mango Melody, Granny Apply Green, and Gorgeous Grape inks.

For the moon, I simply pressed the circle cardstock directly onto my Pineapple Punch stamp pad and used my finger tips to press into the ink, which gives the illusion of texture on the moon.

For the brick wall, spritz the paper with water and emboss with the Brick & Mortar 3D Folder. I then used a sponge dauber with Basic Gray ink to give the embossed side depth.

I stamped the cat in Memento Ink on the moon, using my Stamparatus so I could ink the stamp repeatedly to get a very dark image (about 3 times). I laid the brick wall on the base layer to use as a guide to adhere the cat in the moon correctly:

If you look at the Birch background stamp, you will see that around the middle area that there a just lines and no wood detail and this is where I lined up the base layer to be stamped with Whisper White Craft ink. Use your Stamparatus for this step as well:

The brick wall is adhered to the base layer with black dimensionals:

The sentiment is heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, use the large gray enamel dots from Monster Bash on each side, adhere to the brick wall, and then this completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the bats in Memento ink, heat emboss the “wicked” with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, and stamp the rest of the sentiments with Basic Gray ink:

Isn’t this a fun and cute card? This was really easy to make and I really liked the idea of creating a different colored sky, I almost started out making a typical nighttime colored sky!

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Beware of the Raven!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy Halloween card featuring The Raven stamp set and a whole lot of embossing!! Since the Jet Black Stazon pad was brought back this year in the annual catalog, this card is the perfect way to show you how to use this quick drying ink on foil sheets! For me, I prefer to use Stazon when stamping on foil or acetate sheets and don’t forget the special cleaner for this ink!

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first stamped the sentiment with Versamark at the bottom corner and heat embossed in gold:

I then stamped the feather stamp in Versamark randomly, heat embossed in gold, and then dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder:

For the raven:

1. Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheet at 3” x 3”.

2. Since the raven stamp is detailed, I used my Stamparatus to stamp on the foil sheet with Jet Black Stazon in case I missed a spot and needed to stamp again.

3. Emboss the stamped foil sheet with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then I “dragged” the stazon pad across the sheet. TIP-if you have a spot that needs to dry a little faster, lightly use your heat tool.

Adhere the stamped foil sheet to the base layer with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and then I added three small and three large black enamel dots from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes:

The base layer is then adhered to a Mango Melody cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and both the sentiment and feathers are heat embossed with Black Emboss Powder:

Isn’t this a fun and easy Halloween card? I tried to make this card easy to replicate for making multiples of. If you don’t have the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, you can easily use the Gold Metallic Pearls!

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