Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Oceans - 3D M-Bossabilites Folder-Inks-Glitter & Glue Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  Today, I have a tutorial to share with you using some of my favorite products--Scrap Happy Sheer GlueImagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks and  3D M-Bossabilities.  

Here is the card that I designed using the new E3D-001 Shell Beauty 3D M-Bossabilities folder from Spellbinders Creative Arts™.  The background has several layers of inks, gesso, glue and glitter and I am so happy with how it turned out.

I started out by added a few different colors of ink directly on to the folder using Inkblushers applicators.  I used Versa Magic Aloe VeraTurquoise GemWheat and Sahara Sand inks to cover the entire folder.

Next I used the Grand Calibur® Machine and a piece of Simply Smooth Ivory with the inked up folder to emboss the image.  Once I removed the paper from the folder I added a little more ink to highlight some of the embossed areas.  

Then to soften the colors and add another element of texture I dry brushed gesso over the entire piece.

Once the gesso was dry (it only takes a couple of minutes to dry) then I used a makeup sponge to lightly apply Scrap Happy Sheer Glue from The Rubber Cafe around the outer edges and worked my way in towards the center but I didn't cover the entire piece.

Next comes the fun part!  One of the things I love about the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue is that even once the glue is dry it still remains tacky and it works perfectly for a light application of glitter.  Before I added the glitter I sprinkled some Stampendous Gilded Mica Fragments and then I added the You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights.  The You're So Fine Glitter is an ultra light glitter and it is very easy to work with--just rub it in with your fingers--easy peasy!  Look at all the glittery goodness!

Once I had the background done then I started to assemble the card.  I used Frosted Teal and Kraft paper from DiscountCardstock.comS6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics A and S6-002 
5 x 7 Matting Basics B die templates from Spellbinders.  I used  F-648 New Oceans stamp from The Rubber Cafe for the sentiment and I fussy cut it in to blocks, inked the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa and then I added 3D Foam Squares for a little dimension.  

Towards the bottom I added 1.5 Champagne Netting from Really Reasonable Ribbon and then I filled MB2-001 Circles One-Bronze (Bezel) with some Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, shells, You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights and  Pearl Jellie Dots.  I tied True Hemp 4mm Hemp Twisted Rope on to the ends of the bezel, tied the ends and glued the rope in place.

I had a lot of creative fun making this card and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe F-648 New Oceans
Paper: Simply Smooth Ivory, Kraft, Frosted Teal
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versa Magic Aloe Vera, Turquoise Gem, Wheat, Sahara Sand, Memento Rich Cocoa, Inkblushers
Dies:  Spellbinders Creative Arts™ Grand Calibur® Machine, S6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, S6-002 
5 x 7 Matting Basics B, E3D-001 Shell Beauty 3D M-Bossabilities, MB2-001 Circles One-Bronze (Bezel)
Accessories:  The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, You're So Fine Glitter Diamond Clear Cool Highlights, Pearl Jellie Dots, Stick "EM" Up Tool, Stampendous Gilded Mica Fragments; Really Reasonable Ribbon 1.5 Champagne Netting, True Hemp 4mm Hemp Twisted Rope; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares; White Acrylic Gesso, Sponge Brush, Makeup Sponge


  1. This is sooo beautiful Heidi, you really outdid yourself on this one. And thanks sooo much for a great tut too, it´s awesome as well, and seems very easy to follow too.
    Hope you´ll have a wonderful week-end ahead now.

  2. BEAUTIFUL~! Love all the steps to create this too. Need to play and you have given me some great ideas :)

  3. Beautiful card. Love the technique. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi, I´m here for the first time and just want to say that you make very beautiful cards!

    Happy weekend!

  5. This is beautiful! I love the soft background.

  6. I love this! Makes me want to go to the beach! Beautiful

  7. This is so much more than a card. It would be wall art at my house! (would you like my address?) ;)


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