Friday, June 5, 2015

Mirror Finish

Thanks for joining me today for this weeks Papertrey Ink Design Team Tip!
It was quite by accident that I came across today's tip.  A happy mistake lead to the discovery of the transformation that takes place when stamping luxe gold or silver cardstocks with a bit of Versamark ink. Unlike regular cardstock, when stamping onto the Luxe papers the impression left behind is bold and very visible.  I hope you too will be as amazed as I was with this look.  Check it out!...
The stamping creates a sort of mirror finish.  It is soooooo shiny in person!  But a bit hard to capture by camera.
Seriously, the shine is impressive.  This works great on both luxe silver and gold cardstocks.  Here's a tip... If you decide to give this technique a try, handle this cardstock with care because this cardstock picks up fingerprints super easily.
My first project features the luxe gold cardstock stamped with the dots from the Irresistibly Ikat.
The flowers in the arrangement are from the Quilted: Summer stamp set. 
Here's a look at luxe silver in action.
A small shiny detail like this stamped Southwestern Style strip makes a big impact.
Another option... Versamark ink will take a long time to dry.  So, if your stamping is at a minimum it should be just fine.  If your stamping is bold and covers a good amount of your card another option, to prevent smearing, would be to heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  The look is slightly different, but you get the same effect. 
Check it out up close on these heat embossed butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.
So what do you think?!  You gonna give this one a try?   I sure do hope so!  Well, that's it from me today.  

Thanks for stopping by.


Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Irresistibly IkatQuilted: Summer, and Swoosh
Ink: Versamark and True Black
Cardstock: White, Luxe Gold and Kraft
Other: Black Rhinestones, Quilted: Summer Dies, and Super Swoosh Dies

Have A Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Southwestern Style
Ink: Versamark and True Black
Cardstock: Kraft, White, and Luxe Silver
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum
Other: Black Rhinestones

Hello Card
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: White, True Black, and Luxe Gold 
Other: Gold Dots from the Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit


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  2. What an amazing technique.

  3. I love happy accidents. Great inspiration.

  4. So glad you discovered this Maile! Yes! I will give it a try. Just beautiful.

  5. How cool! You must have been so excited to share this!

  6. Beautiful cards and fantastic technique!

  7. Gorgeous effect!

  8. Happy accidents are the best! Awesome effect!

  9. Stunning, Maile! Your cards are breathtaking and that technique is the bomb. Yes, I will definitely be trying - thanks for sharing!

  10. I can't wait to give this a try!

  11. Love, love, love these cards! Now I just need the Luxe cardstock.

  12. Thanks for the great tip! That paper will be on my next order for sure!!! Love the cards.

  13. Thanks for the great tip! That paper will be on my next order for sure!!! Love the cards.

  14. WOW....gotta just love those happy accidents! Beautiful cards Maile! Can't wait to give this technique a try!! :0)

  15. Just wondering if there is a reason you don't poke the middles of the loops out of your die-cut words. Maybe in a hurry?

  16. Gorgeous, Maile, and love your accident! TFS!

  17. thanks for sharing, nice blog and article

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  19. Very Cool! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Wow, these are amazing cards! I enjoy the style so much.

  21. Such a happy accident. Love the results on your cards.

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