Monday, June 28, 2021

Learn to make a Textured Metallic Wedding Card for Imagine

In today's card making tutorial I will show you how to make a Textured Metallic Wedding Card using VersaMark, Delicata, and Embossing Powders.  This is a stunning card to make for a bride and groom as they celebrate their wedding day.  I am sure my nephew and his bride will enjoy their card!


Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  2 hours



Step 1

This technique involves inking the FLAT side of an embossing folder for either 2-D or 3-D folder.  This folder is 3-D with both indentations and slight protrusions.  Ink the folder well using a brayer and VersaMark ink.  Place white cardstock in folder and pressure emboss.

Step 2

Sprinkle liberally with Black Embossing powder and heat the card from below with a heat embossing gun.  Allow cardstock to cool.


Step 3

Lightly rub Delicata Golden Glitz over the surface of the cardstock.  The high areas will pick up the ink.  This creates a great three dimension look of black, white, and gold.  Trim the finished panel to 4” x 5 ½”.  


Step 4

Stamp "Mr." & "Mrs." in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Fussy cut the banners with scissors. 



Step 5

Die cut four "Congratulations" die cuts from white cardstock with Spellbinders Phrase Set One.  Use an ink dauber to color the top die cut then heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Use very small dots of OnPoint glue around the letters of the die cut to glue the layers together.  



Step 6

Trim a strip of black cardstock to 7/8" x 4".  Stamp with a background stars stamp in Delicata Silvery Shimmer and heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder.  Once cool add shine with Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle.


Step 7

Trim cardstock to 4 1/2" x 11" and fold in half for a top fold card.  Using and ink dauber add Delicata Golden Glitz ink around the outer 1/4" of the card base.


Step 8

Stamp the sentiment inside the card with Delicata Black Shimmer and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.


 Step 9

Adhere card layers together with TearIt Tape, and adhere die cut with OnPoint Glue.  The small little dot (tittle) of the letter "i" is replaced with a small gold adhesive rhinestone.  The original tittle was too small to layer together.


Art Supplies




·      VersaMark

·      Embossing Powder-Black, Iridescent, Silver

·      Delicata-Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, Black Shimmer

·      Sheer Shimmer Stix Dauber Top-Sparkle

·      OnPoint Glue

·      Ink Dauber

·      TearIt Tape



·      Sizzix- 3-D Textured Impressions by Georgia Evans Star Fall

·      Hampton Art-Bride and Groom Stamp Set

·      Spellbinders-Phrase Set One-Congratulations

·      Neato Stuff-Background cube stamp stars

·      Brayer

·      Scissors

·      Gold adhesive rhinestone


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Retro Rubber

 It's time for a new summer breeze challenge at Retro Rubber.  Do come see all the wonderful summer themed cards the design team has created!

I can think of nothing better than a lazy day walking the beach in the summer, having the cool ocean breeze across my cheeks and the sand between my toes!  Now in real life this has only happened on a very rare occasion, as growing up in Kodiak, Alaska the beaches were black sand, the breeze was VERY cool, and it was really too cold be be barefoot.  But still I was inspired to make this color layering beach scene birthday card.  The main images are all from the Hero Arts Color Layering Waves set from 2019.

  • I started with light blue cardstock as the card front.  The solid image was stamped at the bottom in Memento Luxe Wedding Dress to make the blue even lighter.  Then a layer of Memento Desert sand that I allowed to be a bit "mottled" to resemble the sand of a beach.  
  • The same solid stamp was turned 180 degrees and stamped in Memento Summer sky.
  • The next layer was stamped in Memento Bahama Blue.
  • The final ocean layer was stamped in Memento Nautical Blue.
  • The bird and sentiment images are from Hero Arts Color Layering Mountains at the Lake.  They are stamped in Memento London Fog from 2020.
  • The set of four birds is from Pink Fresh Through the Trees 2019.
  • The card front is adhered to a printed card base.

This is a really easy clean and simple masculine birthday card that is perfect for my Dad who will be 94 this June.  He mostly relaxes at this point, but I think he will enjoy his card.

 We have a few simple rules at Retro Rubber.  To play along please use at least one stamp that is a year or older and tell us how long you have had the stamp.  Enter up to ten challenges including ours.  But most importantly give a little inky love to your retro stamps!

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