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New Tim Holtz Distress Color | Uncharted Mariner Card Inspiration

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Hey friends! I'm so excited to be sharing some card inspiration with you using the new Tim Holtz Distress Color Uncharted Mariner. I have 3 cards to share with you AND I made a video for one of them! You can find all the details on how I created each of the cards in this blog post, along with some swatches I created comparing the new color.

I want to thank Scrapbook.com for their generosity in sending me this New Distress Color to create with!


Be Fearless Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Uncharted Mariner Distress with Stamp and Smudge Technique

Distress Ink Swatches

Before I get into the card details, I want to share the swatches I created for the new ink. I'll admit I wasn't so sure about another blue, but after swatching all of the blues in the Distress family, I'm sold! At first I thought for sure that it was close to Faded Jeans, Broken China or even Peacock Feathers. As you can see, it's not even close. Maybe kind of to Broken China, but it's a much darker, moodier color than that and it's a perfect color to pair with this one if you are wanting a slight color gradient!

These swatches are created using Distress Ink and were done like I did my swatches for Saltwater Taffy. And guess what? These are the only butterflies you will see in this blog post!

As always, if you're looking for even more swatch details, make sure to check out Tim's YouTube Live!


Now, let's get on with the making! Here's the video I created using Uncharted Mariner and the Stamp and Smudge Technique. You can check it out below. If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it.


Be Fearless Card | Stamp & Smudge Technique

On this card, I began with a piece of Distress Heavystock paper cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. For the stamping, I used the Tim Holtz Sea Life and Eccentric stamp sets and Distress Oxide in Uncharted Mariner, Cracked Pistachio, and Abandoned Coral.

The Stamp and smudge technique is pretty simple. You stamp the image using Distress Oxide ink and then smudge the ink using a paper towel or rag. Oxide ink is the best type of ink to use for this technique because it has a slower drying time which gives you time to smudge it before it dries.

Be Fearless Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Uncharted Mariner Distress with Stamp and Smudge Technique

With the stamping and smudging completed, I added a bit more stamping using images from the Eccentric Stamp Set and stamped them in Frayed Burlap Archival Ink. For some extra texture, I stamped the Bubbles stamp in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink in the upper right and bottom left hand corners.

After I finished the background I moved on to the focal point...the little sailor photo. I knew I wanted to create some layers to place behind it and I thought it would be fun to create a porthole.

To do this, I used Scrapbook.com Mint Tape to hold 2 circle dies in place on a piece of Silver Metallic Kraftstock. I then ran this through my die cutting machine. I repeated this process and cut 2 more pieces from Distress Heavystock and later glued these circles together to give the piece more dimension. I then took the Silver Metallic Kraftstock one and applied a thin layer of Distress Grit Paste to the piece and set it to the side to dry.

Once the Grit Paste was dry I began applying a mix of Alcohol inks to it in Pitch Black, Rust and Mushroom and used Alcohol Ink Blending solution to help blend the colors. I also used an Ink Blower to help blend and move the inks around. To finish off the porthole, I adhered some Idea-ology Hardware Heads that I grunged up Mushroom alcohol ink using Distress Collage Medium.



The layer behind the photo and porthole was created by die cutting a piece of Distress Watercolor paper using a die from the Labels Thinlits Die Set. After cutting it, I smooshed the paper into some Old Paper Distress Ink that I had placed on my craft mat, spritzed it with a little bit of water and then dried it with my heat tool.

Next, I applied Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to a script stamp and stamped it onto the die cut. I then spritzed the piece with water using my Distress Sprayer, dabbed it with a paper towel to lift off some of the ink and then dried it with my heat tool. I finished it off by inking the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

The sentiment strip is from the Noteworthy stamp set and was stamped in Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide ink, onto a piece of Distress Watercolor paper that I also die cut using a die from the Labels Thinlits Dies. Before die cutting the paper or stamping the sentiment, I used the same ink smooshing technique I did on the other piece. I then inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.


To assemble the card, I adhered the label die cut and the porthole piece to the card front using Distress Collage Medium. I also added a couple of tabs using stamps from the Eccentric Stamp Set with Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide. For added dimension I adhered the photo and the sentiment strip using double sided foam adhesive. To give the card a little more texture and to mimic fish netting, I added some Mummy cloth behind the photo. I also did a little machine stitching around the outside edge. I then inked around the edges of a piece of Distress Heavystock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches with Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide to create a color coordinated layer to place behind the card front.

Condemned Card | Distress Spray and Translucent Crackle Paste

To create this card, I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor paper cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. I sprayed it with Uncharted Mariner Distress Spray along a diagonal inside my splat box. I then spritzed it with a bit a water to blend the color and dried it with my heat tool. Next, I added some splatters of Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Spray and Picket Fence Spray Stain and dried them with my heat tool. 

For more interest, I stamped the Bubbles stamp in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink in the upper right and bottom left hand corners. I also added some images from the Eccentric stamp set using Black Soot Archival Ink.

Condemned Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Uncharted Mariner Distress Spray and Translucent Crackle Paste

This next step doesn't show up well in the photos, but in real life it definitely adds a nice touch. I tool the Linked Circles Layering Stencil and applied Distress Translucent Crackle Paste over it along the area of the Uncharted Mariner Distress Spray. To cover the card front I did the upper left hand corner and then moved the stencil down and over to get the bottom right hand corner. I used my fingers to hold the stencil up so it didn't touch the still wet section while still using this area to line up the design. I then set the paper to the side to dry and washed my stencil. Once the crackle paste was dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


To embellish the card, I stamped the octopus from the Sea Life Stamp Set onto Distress Watercolor paper and watercolored it using a water brush and Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany and tiny touches of Uncharted Mariner, Antique Linen and Peeled Paint. I then fussy the image using scissor and an craft knife.  During the process I was reminded how I don't really enjoy this sort of fussy cutting! I used a black marker to hide some of the edges that weren't so perfect from my fussy cutting.


For the sentiment and label, I stamped some images from the Eccentric Stamp Set in Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide. I then added a couple of Hardware Heads inked with a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink to finish. The octopus and handle with care label were adhered with double sided foam adhesive. To finish off the card, I layered it onto a piece of black cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

You Do You Card | Stamping On Die Cuts

On this final card, I moved away from the nautical theme and went to flowers! I began with a piece of Distress White Heavystock and die cut it using the Brushstroke No. 3. I inked the main flower piece with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and the detail pieces with Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink.  Before assembling the flower I stamped one of the images from the Botanic Collage Stamp Set in Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink. The center part of the flower was inked in Mustard Seed and Ground Espresso Oxide and then adhered with a piece of double sided foam adhesive.  The leaves/foliage are inked in Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide.

You Do You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Uncharted Mariner Distress Ink and Stamping On Die Cuts

For the background, I stamped another image from the Botanic Collage Stamp Set using Black Soot Archival Ink onto a piece of Distress White Heavstock and inked the paper with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then die cut it using the Scrapbook.com Nested Hexagon Die Set and tore the paper along the edge of the stamped image to give the effect of a torn book page. I then inked the edges of the die cut area. This piece was then layered onto a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper that I had sprayed with Uncharted Mariner Distress Spray and die cut with the hexagon die.


Next, I took another of the hexagon dies and cut a piece of gold metallic kraftstock and layered it onto a piece of Distress White Heavystock that I die cut with an even larger hexagon die and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


The sentiment is from the Noteworthy Stamp Set and is stamped onto Distress Heavystock in Black Soot Archival Ink. I then finished off the card by adhering some Pinkfresh Studio Matte Gold Metallic Pearls with Distress Collage Medium.


I sure hope you enjoyed the card inspiration and video I've shared featuring the new Tim Holtz Distress Color Uncharted Mariner. Thanks so much for your visit!

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these cards along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These commissions help me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses, which allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

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Tim Holtz Floral Elements & Distress Ink Watercoloring

Another day another beautiful stamp set to share with you! Today I have a card I created for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous YouTube Live to share with you featuring the new Floral Elements Stamp Set! This set features a variety of floral elements (hence the name) that allow you to create your own floral bouquets, backgrounds and more. This set is similar to the Floral Outlines stamp set, but with the ability to do even more with it!

Always & Forever Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Floral Elements Stamp Set and Distress Ink Watercoloring

ALWAYS & FOREVER CARD | TIM HOLTZ FLORAL ELEMENTS


For me, I loved the idea of using the Floral Elements stamp set to create my own bouquet. I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor paper cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and then started stamping a mix of the images. I knew I would end up trimming the panel down to 4 x 5.25 inches so this gave me ability to trim off whichever side I needed to if I didn't get the bouquet centered. To stamp the images, I used Old Paper Distress Ink.

Once I had my bouquet arranged, I began watercoloring the various flowers and leaves/foliage using Distress Ink and a water brush. I used Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint for the leaves/foliage. For the flowers I used Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender.


After the watercoloring was completed, I added some more stamping using the script stamp from Tiny Toadstools with Old Paper Distress Ink. If you do this before the watercoloring, some of the ink may bleed because it Distress Ink is water reactive. So just keep that in mind. Next, I added some ink splatters of Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I finished off the background by applying Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to  the edges with a blending tool and then adding a few spritzes of water with my Distress Sprayer that I dabbed dry with a paper towel.


The sentiment is from the Idea-ology Metallic Sticker Book. I mounted the background onto a piece of gold metallic Kraftstock and then onto a piece of Distress Heavystock to complete the card.


Thanks SO much for stopping by today and checking out the card I created using the Tim Holtz Floral Elements Stamp Set. For even more inspiration make sure to visit Tim's Blog and see what the other Makers created.

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Tim Holtz Botanic Collage & Oxidized Stamping Technique

Before you get into this blog post, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the Card Maker Success Summit in July. It's a 4 day FREE event that's all about helping you make a game plan for creating your Christmas holiday cards. There will be over 30 card experts sharing ideas and techniques with you AND I'll be one of them! Make sure you sign up for the VIP Waitlist so you don't miss out on any of the details as they become available!

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Hello friends! Today I'm so excited to share my first make from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous YouTube Live Release. On this card I'm using Botanic Collage stamp set (which may or may not be my new favorite stamp set!) and the Mini Linked Circles stencil from the Mini Stencil Set #52. I'm also going to share an accidental technique I discovered when I was playing around with the new stamps. I'm calling it Oxidized Stamping. Now let's get on to the making!

Limited Edition Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Botanic Collage Stamp Set and Oxidized Stamping Technique

For those of you who would prefer to watch how I created this card, feel free to check out my video below. If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it.

 

TIM HOLTZ BOTANIC COLLAGE STAMP SET AND OXIDIZED STAMPING TECHNIQUE

I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. I choose to use this paper because it holds up great to a variety of wet mediums and I knew I wanted to work with a variety of mediums including Distress Translucent Texture Paste. I then stamped one of the images from the Botanic Collage Stamp Set using Distress Archival in Hickory Smoke using a stamping platform. I highly recommend using a stamping platform so you can repeatedly stamp the same image in the same spot. After I had stamped the image with the Archival Ink, I cleaned the stamp and inked it with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink. I'm not sure what is happening during this layering of ink, but it definitely makes the image look lighter and gives it an an oxidized look, which is why I'm calling this technique Oxidized Stamping.

I discovered this Oxidized Stamping technique when I was playing around with the new stamps and trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I actually stamped the Archival Ink first and then stamped a different color of Oxide over it because I decided I wanted a different color than what I had used originally. That's when I saw what happened by layering those 2 inks on top of each over.

I wanted to add a little more stamping before I added any texture, so I selected some images from the Eccentric stamp set. I choose 3 different images and placed them in a triangle to each other. Once I had decided on their placement, I stamped them using Prized Ribbon Distress Archival Ink. Next I placed the paper into my Splat Box and spritzed it lightly with a bit of Salvaged Patina Distress Spray.


To add some texture to the card, I used Distress Translucent Texture Paste with the Linked Circles from the Mini Stencil Set #52. I placed the stencil toward the upper left corner and began applying the paste using a palette knife. I didn't want to cover the entire piece of paper so I applied some to the upper left side of the paper and then moved the stencil so I could apply some to the lower right side. When doing this, I just use my fingers to hold the stencil off of the area that I just applied the paste.

While the paste was still wet, I pulled out some Distress Embossing Glaze in Salvaged Patina and Prize Ribbon. Using my finger I sprinkled the powder over the paste. I'm working over a piece of typing paper folded in half. Once I had the paste covered with the glaze powder, I tapped off the excess and dumped it into the trash. If you don't like to waste things you could certainly save this powder for another project.

At this point, you could set the paper to the side to dry and then heat emboss the glaze OR if you are like me and aren't that patient, you can use your heat gun to dry the paste AND melt the glaze. As you dry the paste and melt the embossing glaze it becomes shiny like glass! Once the embossing glaze is melted it's time for the next step.

To add more interest to the card, I added some ink splatters using Salvaged Patina DO Spray. For another bit of interest, I decided to add a bit of Distress Foundry Wax in Gilded. Once it was well mixed, I applied a bit to my craft mat and then added just a drop of isopropyl alcohol. Working quickly, I mixed them together using a paint brush and then flicked the liquid wax onto my background. I repeated this process until I was happy with the amount of splatter. I then used my heat gun, like the one you would use for heat embossing, to permanently set the wax. If you want to learn more about Distress Foundry Wax, make sure to check out my Foundry Wax blog post and video. The process of heating the wax and watching it transform into its permanent shiny finish is something I seriously love to do!

The next step for this card background was to add some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to the edges using a blending tool.


To embellish the card, I stamped the 2 butterfly images from the Botanic Collage Stamp Set onto Distress Watercolor paper using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink and watercolored them using Villainous Potion Distress Ink and a water brush. Once the paper was dry, I used a pair of scissors to fussy cut the butterflies and then adhered them to the card front using double sided adhesive strips.

For the sentiment I used a stamp from the Noteworthy stamp set and Black Soot Archival Ink. I trimmed it into 2 strips, inked the edges and adhered it with a bit of double sided foam adhesive. I then layered the card front onto a piece of black cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches.


I hope you enjoyed learning how I created this card using some of the new Tim Holtz stamps and stencils and about the Oxidized Stamping Technique.

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Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color + Distress Foundry Wax Card Ideas

Hello crafty friends! Today I've got some card ideas to share with you that feature Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color and Distress Foundry Wax.


In other news, I know I haven't been sharing too much on my blog or social lately, but along with working on "top secret" projects, I've had my hands full with the addition of a new family member...Ziva! She's a 15 month old Golden Retriever and she has been such light in our lives after losing both Lincoln and Shirley this past year. Any guesses on where we got the idea for her name?!


Now don't get me wrong. I have been crafting, but quite a bit of it has been for upcoming releases from Tim Holtz (woohoo!) and for a class I'll be teaching as part of the Card Makers Success Summit this July. If you haven't already, I recommend checking it out and signing up for the VIP Waitlist so you can get ALL the details as soon as they become available. Oh, and the great thing about this event...it's FREE!

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Best Day Ever Card | Pops Of Color + Distress Foundry Wax

Without further ado, let's get into the projects I've created and want to share with you today. I've created 4 cards and they all feature some new Scrapbook.com products including new stencils, Pops of Color and stamps. I also have a some fun techniques to share with you as well that include using Pops of Color with Distress Foundry Wax!

Best Day Ever Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color + Distress Foundry Wax

With each of these cards I started with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. I then stamped an image from the Tim Holtz Brushstrokes Stamp Set in Archival Ink and then another stamp in Distress Oxide Ink. After that, the fun began with the addition of texture using a stencil and Pops Of Color and then some sort of focal embellishment.

On this card, I stamped the image from the Tim Holtz Brushstrokes Stamp Set in Faded Jeans Archival Ink. I took the larger of the narrow brushstroke images and stamped it once in the center of the card front. I then rotated the stamp, inked the top half of it and stamped it above the center image, inked the bottom of the stamp and stamped it below the center image. In doing this, I was able to create a larger brushstroke shape. I then stamped the floral image from the Tim Holtz Dearly Departed Stamp in Bundle Sage Distress Oxide.


For the stencil work, I used the Scrapbook.com Diamond Stitched Stencil. I then mixed Scrapbook.com Pops of Color in Marine with ThermOWeb DecoFoil Transfer Gel Duo to thicken the Pops of Color. If you want more details on how to do this, I have several blog posts that share this technique.

I tend to find that it's about a 50/50 mixture of the two mediums to get it thick enough so that the Pops Of Color doesn't bleed under the stencil. Once I have them mixed together, I apply it over the stencil using a palette knife. I do recommend washing your stencil immediately. Then set the paper to the side to dry.

For the embellishment on this card, I die cut a piece of chipboard using the Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die. I then used a palette knife to apply Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color in Sage to the chipboard. I did not try to get a smooth surface because I wanted it to have some texture for when I added the next step.
Once the Pops of Color was dry, I used my finger to apply Distress Foundry Wax in Mined to the raised areas on the butterfly. For more tips and tricks on working with Foundry Wax, you can check out this blog post - Tim Holtz Distress Foundry Wax Tips and Trick. After I applied the wax, I heat set it using a heat embossing gun. Because the Foundry Wax transforms from a dull to super shiny finish so quickly when heated, you don't need to worry about melting the Pops Of Color.


Once the background was dry, I applied a thin layer of Distress Micro Glaze over the surface and wiped over it with a clean paper towel. Next, I splattered some of the Distress Foundry Wax in Mined onto the background and again heat set it. The reason for the Distress Micro Glaze is that the Foundry Wax caused the Archival Ink to wick away from the larger splatters. I tested this several times and the only way I found to avoid it was to either only do small splatters or apply the Distress Micro Glaze.

With the background and butterfly completed, I finished off the card by inking the edges of the background with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then added a sentiment from the Scrapbook.com Happy Birthday Stamp Set which I stamped in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink and adhered with a piece of Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Adhesive Strip. I then matted the paper onto a piece of the dark blue paper from the Scrapbook.com Boho A2 Paper Pad.


Happy Everything Card | Pops Of Color + Distress Foundry Wax

For this second card, I stamped the large circle brushstroke image from the Tim Holtz Brushstrokes Stamp Set in Salvaged Patina Archival Ink.  I then stamped one of the script images from the Tim Holtz Ledger Script Stamp in Bundle Sage Distress Oxide.

Happy Everything Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color + Distress Foundry Wax

For the stencil work I used the Scrapbook.com Mini Hearts Stencil with the same technique as on the first card using Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color in Marine mixed with Therm O Web DecoFoil Transfer Gel Duo. Once that was dry, I applied a layer of Distress Micro Glaze and then added the Foundry Wax splatters.


The butterfly on this card is the smaller of the butterflies from the Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die. I cut it from chipboard and then applied Scrapbook.com Pops of Color in Marine just like I did on the first card. Once it was dry, I applied the Foundry Wax.


I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Scrapbook.com Happy Birthday Stamp Set which I inked up with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide Ink. Another little tip here...if you are worried about the sentiment bleeding if it gets wet you can always apply a little Distress Micro Glaze to protect it.


Celebrate Card | Pops Of Color

Surprise! This card doesn't have a butterfly on it! Can you believe it?! For this card I used the same stamping technique as above to create the background. I used same brushstroke image I used on the first card and stamped it three times but this time I used Salvaged Patina Archival Ink. I then stamped the script image from the Tim Holtz Dearly Departed Stamp in Bundle Sage Distress Oxide.

Celebrate Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops of Color

For the stencil layer, I used the Scrapbook.com Layered Party Stencil. I used Pops of Color in Sage with the Therm O Web Transfer Gel Duo with the first stencil, let it dry and then used Pops of Color in Marine for the second layer. Everything else for the background was the same as the first two cards.


Next, I die cut the flower branches using the Scrapbook.com Sprigs Die Set from a piece of paper in the Scrapbook.com Boho 6x8 Patterned Paper Pad. I then inked the edges with a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


The sentiment is from the Scrapbook.com Card Makers Block Words Die Set. I cut it from white cardstock and used some washi tape on the back side to hold the pieces together. I then die cut it again from metallic copper colored cardstock and adhered them with Distress Collage Medium.


Happy Birthday Card | Pops Of Color

For this fourth and final card, I actually used the original background I made for the very first card I shared with you in this post. When I went to put the butterfly on it, the stamped brushstroke image and the butterfly were so close in color to each other that the butterfly didn't really stand out. So I redid the background and saved this one for later. I had also die cut and assembled these Tim Holtz Brushstroke Butterflies for another card that I didn't end up liking, so I tore them off and they ended up on this background! You just never know where the creative process will take you!

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color

The butterflies were die cut from a piece of paper that is from the Scrapbook.com Boho 6x8 Patterned Paper Pad. I then added Foundry Wax in Mined to the detail pieces using a small paint brush.


Then sentiment is from the Scrapbook.com Happy Birthday Stamp Set. I stamped it in embossing ink and then heat embossed it using Ranger Copper Embossing Powder.


I then adhered the two smaller butterflies and the sentiment strip using Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Adhesive Strips and Squares.


I sure hope this post helped you learn some new techniques or inspired you in some way. I always appreciate your visit and as always feel free to leave a comment or ask a question if you have one!

Card Ideas featuring Scrapbook.com Pops Of Color + Distress Foundry Wax by Juliana Michaels

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Below you can find the products I used to create these cards along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These commissions help me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses, which allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

More Pops Of Color Card Ideas

Hello my crafty friends! In this blog post, I'm sharing 3 more card ideas and techniques using the Scrapbook.com Gloss Pops of Color. These new Gloss Pops of Color have a beautiful shine to them and are a perfect accent to add to any card project.

More Pops Of Color Card Ideas by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops of Color

If reading and scrolling aren't your thing, I also have a video over on my YouTube channel that you can check out!

Thinking Of You Card

Finished size: 4.25x5.5 inches

On this first card, I was inspired by a card I made a couple of years ago. I came across it and was inspired to recreate it with some new products including the Scrapbook.com Pops of Color. To get started, I die cut some butterflies using the Tim Holtz Flutter Thinlits and Scrapbook.com Sprigs Dies from Distress Heavystock. I applied some Mint Tape to the backside of the butterfly bodies and the sprigs. I then applied Distress Oxide Ink in Salvaged Patina, Milled Lavender and Saltwater Taffy to the butterflies. If you don't want to ink the paper, you could also die cut them from colored cardstock.


Thinking Of You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops of Color

After I finished inking the butterflies, I dried them using my heat tool. Before starting the next step, it's very important that the ink is dry.

Next, I did some heat embossing using the Tim Holtz Tapestry Stamp Set. I stamped it using clear embossing ink, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it using a heat gun. Heat embossing was one of the first card making techniques I learned nearly 20 years ago and I still absolutely love watching the powder transform and become shiny! It's like a magic trick that never gets old!


Now it's time to add the Pops of Dots! I used Scrapbook.com Gloss Pops of Color to add dots of color to each of the butterflies wings. I always like to do a practice squeeze with each bottle before I start working with the Pops of Color to make sure the medium is ready to come out of the bottle nice and even. On these butterflies, I'm using Pops Of Color Gloss in Sky Blue, Summer Peach and Soft Lavender. I then set these to the side to dry and started working on the rest of my card.

For the background, I took a piece of Distress Watercolor and used the ink smooshing technique to add some color to it. I smooshed Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pads directly onto my craft mat, spritzed them with some water using my Distress Sprayer and then smooshed my paper into the ink. I used my heat tool to dry the paper and then smooshed the paper back onto my craft mat to pick up some of the remaining ink. I repeated this process until I was happy with the look of my paper.


Next, I added some stamping using a script stamp from the Tim Holtz Entomology Stamp Set with Vintage Photo Archival Ink. I then spritzed the paper with water and used a paper towel to dry and lift off some of the ink. I then used my heat tool to dry the paper. For another touch of interest, I decided to tear off the paper along the left hand side of the paper. I then inked the edges with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink and used the back side of my scissor to distress the torn edge a bit more.

For the sentiment, I used the Friendly Bouquet Stamp Set from Scrapbook.com with Versafine Pigment Ink in Onyx. I like to use this ink with clear stamps because it doesn't tend to stain them like Archival Ink will and the stamped image is still permanent.

When it came time to adding the other die cuts, I did quite a bit of futzing around with their placement. After I finally settled on the placement of the sprigs and butterflies I used a some double sided foam adhesive strips to adhere the butterflies to the one sprig and then tucked the other pieces behind and adhered them with Distress Collage Medium. I then adhered the sentiment using the foam adhesive strips. To finish off the card, I added a mat of colored cardstock using a piece of paper from the Scrapbook.com Floral Paper Pad.


Hello Card

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches

To get started on this card, I adhered the Scrapbook.com Spring Florals Stencil to a piece of Distress Watercolor paper using Mint Tape. I then applied Distress Oxide Inks using a sponge dauber and a Detail Blending Tool. I used Salvaged Patina on the butterflies, Mowed Lawn on the leaves and Saltwater Taffy on the flowers. Except for a couple of flowers that I added Salvaged Patina too just to get a bit more of this color on the design. I tended to use the sponge dauber for the larger openings and the detail blender for the smaller spots where the sponge dauber was too big. I also like to apply the ink using a twisting motion as I find this gets the ink into the corners of the stencil a bit better.

Hello Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops of Color

After I had finished stenciling the image, I spritzed it with some water using my Distress Sprayer to give it a slightly distressed look, and dabbed it with a paper towel to remove some of the ink and then dried it with my heat tool.

Next, I went about adding dots of Pops of Color to the various images, using the the same technique as on the first card.


As an embellishment for this card, I die cut 2 butterflies from vellum using the Tim Holtz Detail Butterflies Dies. I used my sewing machine to stitch them together, but you could certainly skip this step and adhere them using an adhesive of your choice. I then adhered the sentiment to the center of the butterfly.

To add a little more texture, I machine stitched around the outside edge of the card panel. Next, I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the card panel to grunge it up just a tiny bit. I also decided to add some stamping using the script image from the Tim Holtz Dearly Departed Stamp Set. I didn't want it to be a stark image, so I applied Old Paper Distress Ink to my craft mat and then picked up the ink with the stamp before stamping the image onto the paper.


For the sentiment on this card, I used the same stamp set as the first card. This time I stamped it using Distress Oxide Ink in Salvaged Patina.

The mat for this card is a piece of green paper from the Scrapbook.com Sherbet Paper Pad adhered using Scrapbook.com Permanent Refillable Adhesive Roller. I then adhered it to the center of the butterfly using double sided foam adhesive.

At this point, I thought I was finished, but after setting the card to the side and looking at it later, I decided to add some Turquoise Waters Pops of Color to the vellum butterfly and a bit of white sewing thread behind it. I used the Scrapbook.com Permanent Refillable Adhesive Roller to tack it in place.


Dreamer Of Dreams Card

Finished Size: 4.25x5.5 inches

This third and final card kind of goes off on it's own little tangent. I've been wanting to try mixing Pops of Color with Texture Paste Transparent Gloss to see if it would work with a stencil AND keep the shiny look of the Pops of Color. Spoiler alert...it works perfectly!!!

For this card, I used the Scrapbook.com Little Boxes Stencil and used a piece of Mint Tape to hold the stencil in place on a piece of Distress Watercolor paper. I then mixed some Turquoise Waters Pops Of Color and Transparent Gloss Paste together using my palette knife until it was thoroughly mixed together. I then applied it through the stencil using my palette knife, carefully removed the stencil to clean it and set the paper to the side to dry.

On a side note, I wanted to share that I think the Texture Paste Transparent Gloss is the same thing as the newly released Distress Texture Paste Translucent. So if you already have some of this, make sure to use it up first.

Dreamer Of Dreams Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops of Color

For the next part, I adhered a Scrapbook.com adhesive sheet to the back side of the lighter blue paper from the Sherbet Paper Pad. I used this to die cut some of the scribbly shapes from the Tim Holtz Abstract Faces Dies.

I then took the darker blue paper from the Sherbet Paper Pad and die cut a butterfly using the Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies Dies.

Using a craft pick, I removed the liner from the adhesive and adhered the scribbly die cuts to the butterfly. I then took a pair of scissors and trimmed off the overhanging parts of the die cuts.


Now it's back to the background paper. I smooshed some Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water and used a paint brush to splatter it onto the paper. If you shake the brush in a downward motion you will get the larger droplets and if you tap the brush with your finger you will get the smaller splatters. I used my heat tool to dry the splatters. I then repeated the splattering process using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.


For a little more interest, I used the script stamp from the Tim Holtz Dearly Departed Stamp Set applying the same technique I used on the second card with Old Paper Distress Ink. And of course, I had to ink the edges of the card panel and the die cuts with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


I also added some more scribbly die cuts from the Abstract Faces Dies and cut them from a salmon colored paper from the Florals Paper Pad. I adhered them with Distress Collage Medium and added a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Metallic Sticker Book. I then finished off the card by matting it onto the same piece of blue paper I used to die cut the butterfly. This is a little paper saving trick for those of you who hate to waste paper!

More Pops Of Color Card Ideas by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Pops of Color

Thanks for stopping by! I sure hope you enjoyed learning some new ideas for adding Scrapbook.com Pops of Color to your next card project. I also can't wait to do some more stenciling with the Transparent Gloss Paste in the near future!

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