Video: Silver Ink + One Layer Card

Hi! Today’s video started with me showing how to make a one layer card with layered stamping for bold images. However, along the way I ended up showing a close look at silver ink. And then I showed embossing with dies. Ack! Sorry. I squeezed in a lot…

[Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]

Again – sorry I squeezed so much into that video! I got carried away and just decided to share it all with you. LOL.

I used Perfect Pearls over my Hero Arts Silver Ink for the perfect shimmery silver on my prayers sentiment. I was hoping to fall in love with the Delicata Silver Ink, but I still prefer the Hero Arts Silver. (However, for gold? I like the Gold Delicata much better than the Hero Arts Gold.) And by adding the Perfect Pearls, I get a soft silver shimmer that worked better for the look of this card then if I would have silver heat embossed the greeting. (I should say that the Silver Delicata is lovely when used direct to paper.)

I just love that sentiment! It is from the new My Favorite Things Words of Inspiration stamp set. (So many good greetings in this one!) The flowers are from the new My Favorite Things Easter Bunny set. I love that you can get that large multi-color cluster of flowers by stamping just three times… very easily. So very wonderful. I used a few My Favorite Things inks for my flowers, but stamped each color a few times on top of each other to make the colors bold. An easy trick!

After finishing the card, I decided to use the matching die to emboss around the flower cluster. I didn’t really like it this way since I had added little berries around it and they weren’t included in the embossing. However, I did show this step in the video. It is a cool technique… and the embossing pad is a must-have tool.

Here are some other links for you:


Thanks for the kind comments about my Ink Swatch Book. I am glad so many of you found the downloads helpful! I did add an editable file. However, I will be offering more files for other inks in the near future. If there is an ink you would like to get a file for, please email the suggestion to me. Thanks! (Many people were looking for Stampin’ Up inks, so we will be starting there.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH... and for My Favorite Things, click on MFT
































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79 thoughts on “Video: Silver Ink + One Layer Card”

  1. Beautiful card! Great tips and information! You could never provide too much information and I really appreciate your honesty and opinions about different products! So, thank you!

  2. Yipee! (on the editable file for ink swatches AND for more ink swatch downloads on the way)!!! You are the BEST!! I vote for Papertrey Ink colors. I just have a few of the Hero Arts dye and chalk inks so the editable file will be perfect for that, plus my various black inks like versafine and brillance, etc.
    BTW, thanks for the tip about the silver inks and making them more shimmery. You have great ideas and we are so lucky that you share them with us!!

  3. p.s. What color cardstock are you using to stamp out your white inks like MFT sweet tooth and whip cream? I also have the new Hero Arts unicorn pastel colors. What do you think would look best?…kraft?, black?, other?

  4. Love this card….so beautiful! Also, thank you for the silver ink comparison and idea with the perfect pearls…your opinion means a lot and is very appreciated!!

  5. Jennifer! You are amazing and go above and beyond the crafting call of duty with your videos, instruction and just genuine good Midwest values! Thank you for all your inspiration! You cease to amaze me! Cheers!

  6. Every time I watch one of your videos, I am amazed at how many new techniques I learn. Your cards are amazing.

  7. Thank-you for squeezing all of that information into this video! I learned heaps! I was thrilled to see your tips of using Perfect Pearls to add shimmer to silver ink. What a great idea! Your card is beautiful, embossed or not. 🙂

  8. Thank you for all the great information- really enjoyed your tips, which inspire me to try new things. (Just right, didn’t think it was too much info.)

  9. Beautiful card….thanks for all the tips….it is really helpful especially when considering what inks to purchase….love the video!! The embossed effect was very cool.

  10. Great video and very informative. Will be trying these techniques and hope to make a lot at one time to add to my give a way stash. Have a great weekend.

  11. Oh, this is so helpful and interesting. I am going to try some of these techniques, and now, I know what to do with my Perfect Pearls that are sitting in my drawer! Thank you. BethAnn M.

  12. what will you think of next?!? Love, Love, Love the embossing with dies! Too cool! And thanks for the ink comparison. 🙂

  13. Great video. I am going to try & use the perfect pearls on the silver. Love the idea.
    Thank you also for making the ink file for Stampin up inks too. Love it.

  14. Never apologize for long videos! I love how much I learn from you. This card was beautiful – lots of great tips that I can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Another great card to add to the techniques I’m learning in the One Layer Card Class which is just great. Always love your videos as they contain so many great suggestions and are very easy to understand (for us seniors)! Thanks so much.

  16. I love watching your videos! You explain everything so perfectly and I love learning all the great techniques. Thank you!

  17. Always love your videos and tutorials! Please don’t apologize…we are grateful for your willingness to teach and share. You provide so much info for us at a level we can understand. I enjoy using metallic inks and needed to see the difference in the brands.
    And thanks for the Perfect Pearls tip. Can’t wait to try that with my metallics! I always know I’m going to learn something and/or be inspired when I see your videos! THANK YOU!

  18. Jennifer…I’m in the middle of the Clean and Simple class, and my head is just swirling with all the information…and this is adding to it! Just not enough time in the day to try it all, but I’m going to give it a try! Thanks for all these tips…and especially on the inks that you like. That kind of information is invaluable!

  19. Oh wow! Please dont apologize! I love love love your teaching videos! So perfect! Thank you!! Beautiful, colorful cards that are not hard to make now that I know the “tricks”!!! Appreciate your dedication to your work. So very helpful!!

  20. OMG!! Jennifer!! LOVING your FUN card with all the different techniques!! Such a FUN spin on the One Layer Card!! THANKS for sharing and please NEVER APPOLOGIZE for sharing such AMAZING Inspiration and Information!! It’s GREATLY Appreciated!! =) Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

  21. I agree with what everyone else has said. You’re videos are amazing. You are a fabulous teacher and all the effort you put into sharing your knowledge is much appreciated. I love all the great tips in this video and appreciate you sharing the silver ink comparison and perfect pearls tip. You’re simply the BEST

  22. Another informative and helpful video, so many great tips especially the use of perfect pearls to add shimmer!

  23. Jennifer, after a number of different classes with you I can’t choose what I enjoy the most! Your cards are beautiful, techniques are simple and result in spectacular cards,the instructions are very clear and I usually end up buying the products you feature. Love your blog and all the things I’ve learned from you. Thank you so much!

  24. Thanks for the video and the ink swatch book is so useful. Thank you once again for sharing with us. Just a thought that I wish you put into consideration to have a ink swatch for Papertrey Ink …I always want to compare their color to my other ink so the swatch would be very helpful…Once again thanks a lot!

  25. Oh, I am always looking for the perfect metallic pigment inks. So disappointed to hear the Delicata silver is not good. But I will try that Perfect Pearls trick — good tip, thanks for that.

  26. You never cease to amaze me Jennifer. I love the building of color with your stamping and the embossing trick is one I just can’t wait to try. Thank you for your dedication to the world of stamping.

  27. Love love love the shimmer that just pops with the perfect pearls powder! Your techniques are so inspiring, Jennifer. Anytime I get stymied with stamping, a video from you just gets the juices flowing again. Thanks!

  28. This explains the problem I’ve had with HA gold. Do you think using Perfect Pearls gold powder with give the HA gold ink a smoother look? Thank you.

  29. Ahhhh Jennifer – you are so amazing!!! I love how open you are – you share all of your brilliant techniques so unselfishly!! The card is fantastic, ty,ty,ty!!

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