Pigment Ink & Vellum Birthday Card

– [Instructor] Hi
everyone, Kristina here. Welcome to another card video at my Youtube channel and blog. Today I’m going to be using the new Let’s Celebrate stamp
set from Paper Smooches, as well as the
Celebrate Balloons dies. And I’m also using
two different packages And I’m also using
two different packages of pigment inks from Colorbox. This first one I’m using is the color
combination called Kiss and then I’ll be using
the blues and greens and that one is called Envy. So I’m stamping some of the
balloons from the stamp set So I’m stamping some of the
balloons from the stamp set in various colors
of the pigment ink. And I’m going to
overlap some of them and others I’ll just stamp
and cut up the balloons right next to each other. The thing I really love
about using pigment inks for solid images like this is that the ink kind of sits
up on the surface of the paper and it has a really solid,
it’s hard to describe. and it has a really solid,
it’s hard to describe. I just really love the texture that the pigment ink provides. And it’s also
usually very solid. So, if you get a spot like this, I’ve got that little white spot in the center of that balloon, you can pick up a little
bit of ink and dab it on. And because that ink sits up
on the surface of the paper and doesn’t absorb
into the paper, it gives you the opportunity
to fix mistakes like that where if you were
using a dye ink, where if you were
using a dye ink, you might not have
that same opportunity because you’d be applying
more ink over the top and then it kind of
darkens the area around it. So I’m taking the
circles and square, little confetti stamps
from that stamp set, added some more into that. Now I’m gonna use the
DIY Party vellum pack that I used a while back with
the colored vellum in it. And I’m going to be
cutting the balloons out of some pale pink vellum
and also the red vellum. And I decided to not
take these dies apart. I would just cut all of them and then I would have the chance to pick which ones I wanted. Now this pigment ink takes
quite a long time to dry. And it was taking too long
even with my heat tool. So decided to take some
clear dull embossing ink So decided to take some
clear dull embossing ink or embossing powder,
excuse me, from Wow and add that over the top. And because I’d already
dried some of it, the embossing powder didn’t
stick to all of the areas. But the more I worked at
this and the more I used that I was like, you know what,
it doesn’t really bother me. So I decided to just keep it
and not re-stamp everything. But you’ll see that
there are some areas kind of in the center that
have a little bit of texture and that’s the embossing powder. So I’ve placed all of the
balloons that I wanna use on top of my stamped scene. Then I’m gonna snap a
picture with my cellphone so that I can have
those balloons in the exact same positions
after I add adhesive. So I’ve run these balloons through a Xyron
Create-A-Sticker machine and this applied adhesive on the entire back
of these balloons. So that as I adhered them
because they’re vellum, because there’s adhesive
all on the back, it’s not going to
show the adhesive. I think it’s kind of a
fun way to use vellum. So I’ve attached three
of those balloons and then for this
third pink balloon, I’m gonna go ahead
and just place it over the top of that
stamped pink balloon ’cause I wanted to
intensify the shade. So I wanted to mention that
these particular balloon dies are the exact same size as
the balloons in the stamp set. are the exact same size as
the balloons in the stamp set. There is another set of dies,
they call them the Icon Dies There is another set of dies,
they call them the Icon Dies those are the ones that are slightly
larger than the balloons and that you would use to
die cut those balloons out if you wanted to have
them as separate pieces. So I used a black marker
and a t-square roller to draw on some strings. And I also trimmed
down that stamped piece so that it was slight smaller than a standard
sized card front. So the finished size
of that balloon piece is actually four inches
wide by five and 1/4 tall. is actually four inches
wide by five and 1/4 tall. I then took some black cardstock and I prepped that with
an anti-static powder tool and then stamped the
happy birthday greeting from the stamp set
in the VersaMark Ink, sprinkled on some Hero
Arts white embossing powder and then heat-set that until it was completely
smooth and melted. Trimmed down that piece and I’m going to adhere it
with a little bit of foam tape just kind of on the lower
right-hand side of this card. It’s going to overlap
some of those strings and that string coming down
from the pink circular balloon. It was a little wonky
so by covering it up that helped hide how
kinda wonky it was. So I’m prepping
my card base here. I’m using some Neenah Desert
Storm 100 pound cardstock. And I just squared
that at five and a half to create a top folding card and then put some foam adhesive on the back of the balloon piece and adhered that
down onto the card. I wanted to add a couple
little confetti pieces so I stamped those
after everything was
already on the card. And then we are
completely finished. Hope you guys enjoyed
today’s card video. I will see you tomorrow for a brand new
Letter Tuesday video. Thanks so much for watching. (cheerful pop music)


  1. Mariam Al-Mutawa February 14, 2017 at 3:57 am

    First comment

  2. Nomad for life February 14, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Nice to see a card like this. I don't do coloring of stamped images and appreciate seeing optional stamping for color. The colors you chose are also very complimentary and I like the simple clarity of the card. Thanks.

  3. Arianator Grande February 14, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Love this! You should use this stamp set more <3

  4. Judy Sander February 14, 2017 at 4:11 am

    You can do amazingly cute inovative cards with such simple things. . . . balloons! Love how you show your process too. I always remember your instructions! Thanks for your time. Hugs

  5. patricia posk February 14, 2017 at 4:30 am

    love the vibrant balloon colors…I like how simple it was and clean.   thanks.

  6. Ginger Payne February 14, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Loved the color inks you used!

  7. Teresa Doyle February 14, 2017 at 4:43 am

    What a fun birthday cad Kristina, I really love it!

  8. Maggie Baxter February 14, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Such a sweet card, Kristina! Colorful balloons are always such a happy addition to any party. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

  9. Janet S February 14, 2017 at 5:15 am

    another great card, Kristina

  10. Silvana Vitale February 14, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Watching your videos have inspired me to create my own cards but l'm not sure which materials and equipment l should begin with. Could you please help me. Thankyou

  11. Maria Miskimmon February 14, 2017 at 6:15 am

    great card

  12. Lil Crafty Nook February 14, 2017 at 8:36 am

    LOVE the colored vellum!! Beautiful!! TFS!

  13. Mercè Soto Codines February 14, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Very beautiful card. THANKS

  14. Kat Kathi February 14, 2017 at 8:55 am

    love this card,but got Co fused at the explanation of die differences,could you please explain the difference and what each is for again,so I can decide which one I need? thanks!

  15. Emelie Desireè Nordström February 14, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Cute card, but it all seems very rushed… You usually fix mistakes, or atleast make a note of not fixing it, and working with what you have..

  16. Rebecca Nieves-Pagan February 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I love this card! So simple yet the colors and design make it really outstanding!

  17. Deborah Buonomo February 14, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Fun card! TFS! 😊

  18. Valerie Breingan February 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

    A beautiful,happy birthday card.I love using my ME pigment inks with this set.ALWAYS comes out so clean.Thanks Kristina.

  19. Donna Okoniewski February 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Very nice.

  20. Mary von February 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Love the card. I like the pop art vide of the solid balloons.

  21. Val's Faves February 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I actually like the small touch of texture from the embossing powder. Simple design works well.

  22. Anna L. Kalbarczyk February 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    love using the xyron on vellum. I would have never thought of that.

  23. Tycia Tycia February 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Awsome 🙂 🙂 🙂

  24. Susie Lessard February 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Love ideas using vellum. I've never used the Xyron Sticker Maker but think it would be a nice tool to have. Loved the color of this wonderful celebratory card today.

  25. •Yağmur Topuz• February 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    15February is my birthday. (I'm serious)Can ı get one like to my birthday?

  26. Linda Ruschmeyer February 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Great card. Good idea for using velum. TFS

  27. Joann Evans February 14, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    i like the texture that the embossing powder left on some of the balloons

  28. Trudie Vick February 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    What a festive card! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Daphne Harnum February 14, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Love this card!!

  30. Marilyn Bailey February 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Super fun card and loved the video! Thrilled to see old Colorbox ink pads too! They seemed to have disappeared amongst all the new popular inks. I still have some from years and years ago and I still love them! Great idea to use vellum on the balloons…thank you! BTW, no way did I feel that your video was rushed at all…loved the tip about fixing a white spot with your finger tip….

  31. Diego Ivan Ochoa Alvarado February 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I never know what did you put on the paper before stamp for example "Happy Birthday"

  32. Stefanie Staniak February 14, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    What an adorable card. And I love how it is not gender specific. Always need those in my stash. I also love this stamp set and dies. I think I need to add these to my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Katy Glenn February 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Wonderful and so colorful!  I love color!!!

  34. Isabel García February 14, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    hola me gusta mucho tus vídeos pero no en tiendo podías ponerlo en español muchas gracias besitos

  35. Linda Lachkar February 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Love the happy, festive card.  I do so many birthday cards and am always looking for inspiration.  Way to go!

  36. Lisa Stankiewicz February 14, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    So pretty and simple!

  37. Norine Mueller February 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Another super cute card

  38. Katherine Metcalf Davis February 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    What a fun little card! I think this would be a good card for any age group and now I have to get this stamp and die set, since I think I could use it with a little piggy for my granddaughter, who is obsessed with pigs. Thank you for always sharing with us. Happy Valentine's Day, Kristina!

  39. Patty Devoux February 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I love this card and the way you chose to attach the vellum was brilliant! Thanks for sharing

  40. Mona Hayford February 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I don't use pigment inks often because they take so long to dry, but this was the perfect application. The addition of the vellum was nice surprise. Wonderful card.

  41. Nancy Lynn February 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Cute card Kristina and the addition of the vellum was awesome. I had no idea there was a matte finish embossing powder or that PS made dies that cut right to the lines of the image…so excited about this and hopefully, we will see more companies making dies that eliminate the white border around our die cuts. TFS Kristina

  42. 荳荳玩樂趣 February 15, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Lovely and cute 😍

  43. Godzilla gamer the animator is strange February 15, 2017 at 12:42 am

    love the vellum balloons…I'm never quite sure what to do with the little bit I have, but I like this idea!

  44. papergrace designs February 15, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Lovely card, Kristina! Great colors of pigment ink and love the vellum balloons. My cards NEVER turn out the way I want them to, as in EVER — HA! And it would take 2 days of editing to make a video as awesome as yours. (Including do-overs that people would never have a clue about.) Love how real you are in everything you do. Keep being who you are, <3

  45. Tracy Ann February 15, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Love the simplicity of this card. It is beautiful!

  46. Billie Lemere February 15, 2017 at 2:36 am

    I've noticed, all of my inks are pigment inks… and quite messy… I am curious, if these or another, are the better ink to use. As I'm asking, you are answering much of what I am wondering… I noticed the "lifted images" the ink leaves, … I'm not new to art, just to using stamps…

  47. Martha Roberts February 15, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Great card. Appreciate all your ideas.

  48. Fiona Dickinson February 15, 2017 at 10:16 am

    this card is just perfect <3

  49. Mary Buxbaum February 15, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Love that you used pigment inks. It seems that just about everyone uses dye inks all the time, but pigment inks have some wonderful applications. Also really like how you used the vellum — that gives me some good ideas! Great card with simple design and colors that certainly are eyecatching.

  50. Shona Austin February 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Great Birthday card.  Thanks.

  51. Coookie February 16, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Really cool card! 👍

  52. Christa Beard February 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

    What a festive birthday card. Love the colors.

  53. PA!GE xo February 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I love the pink vellum on top of the pink balloon. Looks nice and smooth. Love this card. So cute

  54. Beverly Ford February 17, 2017 at 2:15 am

    That's a really cute card. I love the crisp colors of the inks and the vellum was the perfect finishing touch. Will you please supply a link where I can find vellum?

  55. Lisa Young February 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    This is so beautiful, bright and fun!! Love the colors and the design!!

  56. Karen Pang February 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Love this card!!

  57. Elizabeth Dindal February 21, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    So Cute!

  58. kapaganti vamsi krishna March 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

    hai Kristina can you please tell me any other method of making a similar card by using any other items other than the stamping method and that complicated process which I cannot afford… I love to do a similar card using the water colouring card similar to the one you have used… but only thing I can't do is the balloons part without using that type of solid colours. thank you

  59. Clearsnap April 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Such a gorgeous card! Thank you for choosing Clearsnap ink 🙂

  60. Rosie H June 12, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    You rock!

  61. Cindy Rom January 27, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    What a CUTE card…I LOVE it!!! ♥️

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