Have you tried embossing with powder yet? It makes cards so professional-looking! Embossing and stamping are all brand new territory for me. Lately, I have been having fun exploring the goodies I received from Brutus Monroe who is this week’s partner for the Xyron Design Team. Today I am sharing a beginner’s experience to crafting with embossing powder, stamps, chalk ink and a shimmer ink spray. I used these awesome card-making supplies to create two pretty handmade stamped jar cards.
Handmade Stamped Jar Cards
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- Midway Mixed Elements Paper Pad
- Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling
- Embossing Ink
- Liquid Elements – Sterling ( Spray)
- Jam Stamp
- Mini Chalk Ink – Rouge
Other Supplies Used:
- Black Ink
- Stamp Block
- Mini Heart Stamp
- Prismacolor Markers and Colored Pencils
- Pink Lace/Ribbon
- Glitter Glue
- Pre-cut Gift Tags
- Martha Stewart Craft Punch
- Martha Stewart Heat Tool
- Flower Embellishments
- Glitter Washi Tape
How to make the ‘I’m Sorry You’re in a Jam’ Card
Start by spraying a sheet of paper with the sparkly ink spray. Set aside to dry. Fold a piece of cardstock in half to create a blank card (any size).
Take out your embossing supplies plus the jar stamp. Press the jar stamp into the embossing ink pad and then onto cardstock. Cover the wet mark with the embossing powder. Place the excess back into the small container. Take your heating tool and melt the powder giving it a shiny, raised metal-like look to it. Definitely making more embossing projects!
Once cooled, use the chalk ink and a teeny tiny heart stamp to make a bunch of heart prints inside the jar. Color it with colored pencils/markers/watercolors. cut around the jar. Place a double sided foam sticker on the back side of the heart-filled jar. Press on to the gift tag for a raised look.
Cut a strip of colored cardstock in a different color a few inches wide by the length/height of the card. Use a decorative craft push to pretty up the edges of the strip. Find a patterned paper in a design that you like and cut a section that is slightly shorter on the top and bottom edges. Send these two items plus a plain tag through the Xyron Creative Station.
Make an ink print of the ‘I’m Sorry You’re in a Jam’ stamp on the shimmery paper. Cut a rounded section around the sentiment and send it through the Xyron Creative Station.
Now that you have all your pieces, layout your design until you come up with something you like. Peel off the paper backing and stick everything into place. I added three Martha Stewart flower embellishments and a cute owl sticker to our card plus embossed a few more mini stamps.
DIY ‘I Heart You’ Thank You Card
Here’s another fun card design we made using the jam stamp from Brutus Monroe:
Fold cardstock to make a card. Start by embossing the ‘THANKS!!’ plus an arrow on a separate sheet, as well as the jar. Cut a rectangle shape around the jar that is big enough to cover most of the front of the card. Stamp mini hearts using the BM Rouge Chalk Ink. Detail the jar and hearts once they are dry and cooled using colored pencils and/or markers.
In the meantime, cut a pink lace/ribbon to fit around the edges of the two sides and bottom of the rectangle with the jar embossed on it. You can send these through your Xyron Create-a-Sticker – neat, right?! I love that you can make stickers from more than just paper! Adhere all of the pieces in place with the pink lace easily sticking along the edges of the rectangle.
Embellish with anything you already have on hand or add on more embossed designs. We used a glitter washi tape, a die-cut butterfly, glitter glue and a banner stamp using the shimmer sprayed paper we made earlier with the rouge chalk ink stamped over it. I finished by writing, ‘I Heart You!’ above the jar of hearts.
I am absolutely IN LOVE with the mini chalk ink pads and the sterling ink spray from Brutus Monroe! I went a little crazy with the chalk ink – stamping cardstock and fabric plus using it as an ink watercolor. I saw this cool technique on the Brutus Monroe YouTube channel. The shimmery ink spray is so addictingly fun to use and the outcome is gorgeous!
What handmade stamped jar cards would you make?