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Imagine Crafts

Amplify Texture for a You're Super Old Birthday Card

New Year's for me is when you start a new year of life, a new opportunity, a new calendar or simply when you want to celebrate something new.  Today I created a special card for our New Year's Inspiration Challenge. It is a birthday card to celebrate a new year of life and on this card I am using fun techniques to create backgrounds, coloring stamped images and create textures over different materials. Come and enjoy with me!

Amplify Texture for a You're Super Old Birthday Card


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1. Stamp your Dinosaour or main image over a piece of whisper white card stock using Versamark. Cover it with Black Embossing Powder and melt the embossing with your heat tool.

2. To give color to this image, use the Radian Neon 4 and your best tool, your finger tips. I started by putting the Electric Blue on the bottom , then I came with the Electric Purple and Electric Pink and all of them blending very easily. I used each finger for each color. If you think you added a lot of one of these colors you can clean it with a towel or wipe, or apply a lighter color. As a final color I added the Electric Green at the end of the borders.

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3. When the coloring is done gently pass a towel over the image to remove the pigment of the heat embossed area and add some clear embossing power to the whole piece. Melt with your heat tool and you will see how the entire piece will shine and have a little bit on texture.

With your scissor cut the entire image and set it aside for a few minutes.


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4. Now we will work with the Amplify in a wood word. For this you only need to clean the dust off your word, shake the bottle of your Amplify colors and apply directly over the wood.


5. I suggested you create a thin layer of pigment, then heat set and if you want you can add more pigment.

6. Cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock. The first is for the base of the card, this needs to be 4-1/4"x11", make a score in 5-1/2". The second piece needs to be 3-3/4"x5-1/2" and will be the second layer.

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7. Take your base card and ink one of the images of the Dotted Angles Stamp using the Kaleidacolor Bouquet Ink or any other border image. Stamp the image on the left side. Note that you have to re-ink your stamp and play around with the colors to coordinate these and cover the entire border.


8. Take the second layer and stamp the Dinosaur or main image in the position that you want using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.


9. Cut the bubble word with a framelit or die cut using your big shot. Make sure that your sentiment or message has enough space to be read through the bubble or negative space.

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10. Take the second layer and temporally put it over the base to use the bubble word as frame to stamp your sentiment. Stamp your image using the Kaleidacolor Ink.  Spray the base of the card with the Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


11. Take your colored image with Radian Neon 4 Pigment Ink, paste it with dimensionals or double sided foam tape over the same image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, paste the decorated Celebrate word using a liquid glue and finally paste the entire layer using a lot of dimensionals  over the base of the card. If you want, to create more contrast, you can add a tiny edge on the left side using a garden green card stock.

With this card you apply three different techniques:

  • Coloring with Neon Pigment Inks
  • Amplify with nontraditional Textures as wood
  • Use for Kaleidacolor in two different types of stamps: long and clear and rubber/sentiments.
by Martha Lucia Gomez




45 min + dry time

Materials Needed

Imagine Crafts Featuring Tsukineko


  • You're Super Old and Stegosaurous Stamps by So Suzy Stamps and Dotty Angles Stamp Set, Word Bubble Framelits by Stampin Up
  • Miscellaneous: Whisper White and Garden Green Card Stock, Celebrate Wood Expression Natural Element, Double Side Foam Tape or Dimensional's, Liquid Glue  and Snail Adhesive.
  • Tools : Heat Tool, Big Shot Machine, Scissors


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