Tuesday 3 April 2018

Hanging Garden - Four Versamark Techniques

Hi Crafters!

Today I'm playing along with the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Flower Power Challenge (click the link for the Facebook Group). I have used the gorgeous Hanging Garden stamp set & I have used the 'Hanging Garden' as inspiration for my layout. It ended up looking a bit like baubles, so it would be a great layout for Christmas Cards too, but I could also see it working as a hanging mobile baby theme card, too. Adding those to my ever growing list of cards to make... haha! 

I'm also showing you some Versamark techniques. I have a class coming up on 20th April at my home in Clifton Springs (Bellarine Peninsula, Vic) & if you're local, I would love for you to attend. It's $55 per person & you get a Versamark ink pad plus the Beautiful Day clear mount stamp set to take home. We'll be making four cards each using these techniques.

I have made four cards the same, each using a different Versamark Technique. I will be showing the other two cards tomorrow. I have used Shimmery White embossing paste with the diamond Pattern Party Decorative Mask on Whisper White cardstock with Pool Party base, Calypso Coral Ribbon & the circles are Pool Party, Calypso Coral & So Saffron. I have used the Stitched Shapes framelits to cut them out on my Big Shot.

1. Heat Embossing 

This first card uses my favourite technique, Copper heat embossing. You can also get silver, gold, white & clear heat embossing powder from my online shop. For this technique, you stamp with Versamark & then dust over the image with the heat emboss powder & set (melt) with the heat tool.
Heat embossing leaves a shiny, raised image. For a clear image, always make sure to rub the Embossing Buddy over your cardstock first. It's full of antistatic powder, so the heat emboss powder only sticks to the Versamark & leaves the rest of the cardstock clean.

2. Plain Versamark

Using the Versamark on it's own gives a subtle tone on tone effect. This is a really good technique for background stamping or even shadowing where you stamp again in a different colour, offsetting slightly.

3. Emboss Resist

You can heat emboss first with any of the powders & then colour over the top of it & the image will still show through. In the sample below, I have clear heat embossed to save the colour of the cardstock & then sponged colour over the top. I have sponged Pool Party ink onto the Calypso Coral circle & then sponged Calypso Coral ink onto the other two circles. I have used a Sponge Dauber but you could also use the actual Sponges, depending on the size of the image.

In my class on the 20th, we will be using Watercolor cardstock & Brusho Color Crystals to watercolor in the images of the Beautiful Day stamp set. You can also use the Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils to each achieve a similar look, but they all have their own unique depth of colour, so they will all look a little different.

4. Heat Emboss Any Colour

You can turn any colour ink you have into heat embossing. First you ink up your stamp with Versamark, then before stamping, ink it up again in your ink colour of choice, stamp & then clear heat emboss over the top. As you inked up with Versamark first, that will be the ink on top & your clear heat emboss powder will stick to it. I have used Perfect Plum on the sample below, which maybe wasn't the best choice of colour in hindsight as it looks a little brown haha! If you stamped with White Craft Ink first, let it dry & then did this technique over the top, you could heat emboss any colour ink onto any colour cardstock, but you might want to use a stampamajig to line up your images.

Here are the Products you need:
These are some of the products I have used in today's cards. Click the image to go to my online shop. Remember to use my April Hostess Code ZM34NQJ6 & spend over $50 (plus post) to go in my monthly customer draw & you'll also receive a hand made card from me & the gift of the month (Glitter Enamel Dots)!

Product List
Heat Tool

Go to my Online Shop

Remember to use my April Hostess Code ZM34NQJ6 at the bottom of your Shopping Cart & get a handmade card & a gift from me at the end of the month! All orders over $50 (plus post) that use my Monthly Hostess Code receive a handmade card, get a pack of Glitter Enamel Dots & go in my monthly customer draws! I love this ombre effect & soft glitter! xx

Monthly Prize Draws!
The April Team & Customer Draw Prizes will be the Color Me Happy Card Kit (one for each draw). The winner for the Customer Draw will be drawn in a live video on my Facebook Page on 1 May. The Team Draw will also be drawn 1 May on our team page. 

Oh my gosh, the Color Me Happy Card Kits are so pretty!! 

Winners are Grinners!
  • Congratulations to Karen on winning the Lots of Happy Kit in the March Customer Draw!  
  • Congratulations to Trudy on winning the Lots of Happy Kit in the March Team Draw! 
  • Congratulations to Eliza, Sue, Jo & Kayleen on winning some prizes in the March Team Draws!
  • I want to spoil you, too! You've got to be in it to win it! xx

Don't have a catalog? Click here to order your copy xx

Shop Now!  Newsletter Sign Up

Joining my team gets you $235 worth of ANY product you like for just $169! Plus free shipping! You are under no obligation to sell or do parties or even order anything ever again. But if you do decide to order more, you'll get a minimum of 20% off until at least 31 October 2018!! Get the best deal & Join My Team today! xx  

 Join My Team


Please contact me if you have any queries!

 Love, Jessie xx

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment, you've made my day!! xx

1 comment: