Make Magic With This Merry Christmas Gift Tag

by Jowilna Nolte

Make Magic With This Merry Christmas Gift Tag

Every year I make loads of Christmas cards, but this year I am creating tags for friends and family. A handmade tag is a quick and crafty alternative to attach to a gift and even packets of freshly baked biscuits. The tag is often underestimated but this will become my go-to way of adding a quick thank you to gifts – quick and easy to make with loads of impact.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Use a Jumbo dauber and ink the background of a tag using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.


Step 2

On the right edge of your tag use Memento Luxe ink in Rhubarb Stalk and add some darker shaded edges on your tag.


Step 3

On a sheet of smooth white cardstock mist Summer Sky Fireworks Spray. Use a soft paint brush and brush the ink across the cardstock.


Step 4

While the Summer Sky ink is still wet, use Lilac Posies and splatter ink over the base. Concentrate on certain areas more to get lots of ink in certain areas. Leave to dry.


Step 5

Once dry use VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and stamp Christmas Bauble. Cut out and ink the edges.


Step 6

Use VersaFine Clair ink and stamp a Christmas sentiment repeatedly onto the colored tag.


Step 7

Use at least 3 colors of Fireworks Spray to add splats to the background and leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun.


Step 8

Adhere the stamped bauble, flowers and themed embellishments to finish off your tag. As an alternative layer two stamped baubles on top of each other using foam tape.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Tag
  • Kaisercraft – stamp set
  • Little Birdie – Flowers
  • Charms
  • Bakers twine

In this Issue of Scrapbook Affairs with Jowilna Nolte

Today’s blog post is not a tutorial. We are just happy to share some love for our Artist in Residence Jowilna Nolte who is the featured artist in Scrapbook Affairs. We love the colors and illumination in this tag-making project using VersaFine Clair! See the page clipping below to see how Jowilna makes all sorts of projects with this fabulous ink.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the pages in the Scrapbook Affairs. In the image below see how Jowilna uses VersaFine Clair in so many different ways.

See more craft tutorials from Jowilna:

Use VersaFine Clair to create a Lavender Card

Design a Live Wild & Free Card

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout

Shop VersaFine Clair

 

Learn How to Make a Retiform Inspired Card in Lavender

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How to Make a Retiform Inspired Card in Lavender using Tsukineko's All-Purpose Ink and VersaFine Clair

Create a fun retiform inspired card in shades of Lavender and Pink with a hint of gold. This interesting technique created a fun grid-like pattern on the background filled with stamped images, but this variation uses a stencil and stamped images differently. Take a look at how to create this fun card in bright and vibrant shades.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Stamp flower images onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and Twilight combined for an interesting effect.


Step 2

Gather at least three colors of All-Purpose Ink to add color to your flowers. I used shades of pink and lavender.


Step 3

First, paint the inside section of your flowers with the darkest shade, I am using Wisteria, with a small soft paint brush.


Step 4

Then use the All-Purpose Ink in Cherry Pink and paint over the Wisteria layer.


Step 5

Lastly, paint a layer of Orchid Odyssey over the entire painted flower – over both colors.


Step 6

Fill a water brush with half water and half Champagne All Purpose Ink. Shake the ink and water to mix together. You now created a glimmer brush for adding shimmer easily to your projects.


Step 7

Paint a layer of shimmer over the painted flowers and leave to dry.


Step 8

See the shimmer over the color – this looks amazing. Cut out the flowers around the edges.


Step 9

Use Gold irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and add detail to the center of your flowers. Leave to dry.


Step 10

Create a stenciled background using Memento Dye inks. Leave the stenciled image to dry.


Step 11

Over the stenciled background, add the retiform inspired inking. Position a scrap piece of cardstock over the background. Pick up ink onto a jumbo dauber using VersaFine Clair Purple Delight and lightly blend over the edge only.


Step 12

Repeat the stenciling and move your scrap cardstock piece each time at a different position. Repeat the inking using a second color like Fantasia for added interest.


Step 13

Trim the inked retiform panel to fit onto the front of a folded card and adhere in place. Stamp a sentiment in VersaFine Clair in Fantasia and adhere the flowers.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Stencil
  • Jowilna Nolte – Stencil
  • Chiswick
  • Carabelle

Use Shades of Lavender to Create a Mixed Media Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Use Shades of Lavender to Create a Mixed Media Card

Use shades of Lavender inks to create a vintage Mixed Media panel. Layer upon layer of inks and stenciled patterns make for an interesting mixed media project with a fun twist. Take a look at how I created this panel in a few easy steps.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Combine 2 different circle stencil designs with each other and blend the circles onto smooth white cardstock using a finger dauber.


Step 2

Layer a third stencil over the circles and stencil a darker pattern using VersaFine Clair Fantasia.


Step 3

Use a squeegee and apply a thin layer of Sweet Plum irRESISTible Pico Embellisher over the stenciled background. Add a few drops of the irRESISTible onto the cardstock and smooth it out using the squeegee.


Step 4

Adhere a cutout image onto the right-hand side of the mixed media panel. Use VersaFine Clair and add some texture patterns onto the background in the corners. Tap the ink onto the cardstock using a finger dauber.


Step 5

Use 3 more colors of VersaFine Clair inks and sponge in the corners to create texture and patterns. Add cut out elements and finishing touches to your mixed media panel.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Cardstock – White
  • Jowilna Nolte – Stencil
  • Short Cuts Craft
  • Embellishments

Make a “Thank You” Card with a Fun Background

by Jowilna Nolte

Make a "Thank You" Card with a Fun Picnic patterned Background using Tsukineko inkpads

Summer to me means picnics with buffalo checkered tablecloths and picnic blankets in the park. These classic one-color solid plaid patterns were my inspiration for this “Thank You” card. I created this fun and cheerful design using Brilliance Galaxy Gold for a summer glow.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour + dry time


Step 1

Stamp clouds and other images on smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne and emboss the images using Imagine’s embossing powder in Clear.


Step 2

Color your images using a small paintbrush and All-Purpose Inks. Paint the balloon using Vegas Gold All-Purpose Ink to match the background color.


Step 3

Trim a smooth cardstock panel and mask off lines using painters tape. Ink the exposed areas using Brilliance Galaxy Gold.


Step 4

Remove the tape and add tape in the opposite direction and ink again.


Step 5

Carefully remove the tape to reveal your golden inked Buffalo check design.


Step 6

Water down pink or blue ink to splatter onto the background. Use VersaFine Clair Golden Meadow ink and a Jumbo Dauber to stencil a sun pattern in the top corner.


Step 7

Adhere the colored elements. Add a layer of GlazOn and lightly sprinkle with clear glitter.


Step 8

Add a stamped sentiment and some diamanté. Adhere the panel to the front of a folded card base.

 

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Cardstock – white
  • Jowilna Nolte – Sunburst stencil
  • Short Cuts Craft
  • Embellishments –  diamanté, glitter
  • Carabelle Studio Stamp
  • Painters Tape
  • Thank You stamp

Design a “Live Wild & Free” Themed Bicycle Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Design a "Live Wild & Free" Themed Bicycle Card

Summer can be busy with a hype of activities outside! But just in case there are days when you feel like staying inside you can beat the heat with a cardmaking session. In this tutorial, I go over some basic techniques that you can use on a variety of designs. This beautiful bicycle theme card in shades of gold that is perfect for those summer crafting days reminding us to be young and wild and free. Enjoy!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cover a piece of smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair in Golden Meadow by tapping the ink repeatedly onto the cardstock.


Step 2

Once the inked piece is dry stencil a pattern using Creative Medium Iridescent Pink over the yellow and let dry.


Step 3

Paint a layer of All-Purpose Ink in Vegas Gold over the entire background. I used a small amount of water with the gold.


Step 4

Mist the background with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Cantaloupe to add a touch of orange to the gold and yellow on your background.


Step 5

Trim the background smaller to fit onto a square 4 x 4” card. Add summer decorative elements for a fun card inspiring activity and fun this summer break. Once the inks are all dry they give you a lovely golden glow shimmer with a surprise pink from the Creative Medium showing.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Jowilna Nolte – dot pattern stencil
  • Short Cuts Craft
  • Kaisercraft – Bicycle image, “Young, Wild & Free” embellishments
  • Diamanté