Learn How to Make a Napkin Ring from a Waffle Flower Doily Die-cut

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Make a Napkin Ring from a Waffle Flower Dolly Die-cut

The fine detailed Doily die from Waffle Flower is versatile to use beyond card making. Covered with Mboss embossing powder in Gold, it gives the look of a true metallic made piece that works as the main body of the napkin ring. By choosing from any of the colors of the Mboss embossing powder you can match your table theme. Simple and easy to make, this napkin ring shows excellent around a white cloth napkin.

Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 1 hour per four pieces

Directions


Step 1

Die-cut a doily circle with the Waffle flower die. Waffle Flower dies work with any brand of machine such as Spellbinders or Sizzix.


Step 2

Press the VersaMark watermark ink pad on the die-cut dolly, cover with the Mboss gold embossing powder and heat set. Repeat once more to create a thick texture.


Step 3

Glue the organza ribbon to the middle back of the gold embossed dolly cut.


Step 4

Color the white leaves and flowers with Sheer SHIMMER STIX gold.


Step 5

Use the hot glue gun to set the flowers and the leaves onto the doily.


Step 6

Add the flower embellishments with the On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle FlowerDoily Circle die
  • White cardboard
  • Organza ribbon
  • Satin flowers and leaves
  • Sparkletz embellisments
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Heat tool
  • Hot glue gun

Learn to Weave Rinea Foil Paper to Create a Card Background

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn to Weave Rinea Foil Paper to Create a Card Background

Use the shiny Rinea papers to create a weaving background that mixes bright red and chocolate brown with the white cardstock. Distress the base card with Memento Desert Sand inkpad to create a frame that comes in contrast with the white cardstock. The same Memento color is also used to color the edges of the “Espresso Yourself” stamp with Mboss embossing powder in Black that creates a high contrast on the design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

On a 4 ½ x 6 ½ inch piece of watercolor paper, mark horizontal lines in various heights. Continue with vertical one that always comes in pairs, marking one entry and one exit point where the Rinea paper stripes will go through.


Step 2

Cut the vertical marks to make openings.


Step 3

Cut stripes of the Rinea double-sided foil paper, Ruby starstruck and Mocka glossy, and pass them through the previously made openings.


Step 4

Color the front of the base card around it with Memento Desert Sand inkpad to make a frame.


Step 5

Turn the back of the decorated with Rinea papers watercolor paper and ut stripes of the Tear It! Tape to secure both the Rinea papers and then the whole of it on the card base.


Step 6

Stamp the “Espresso Yourself” stamp or alternative coffee-theme stamp with VersaMark, cover with Mboss Embossing Powder in Black and heat set.


Step 7

Distress around the stamped image with Memento Desert Sand color and a sponge dauber. Add the ribbon, the spoon, and the coffee beans.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea – Variety Autumn foiled paper
  • 5×7 Card base
  • Watercolor paper
  • Creative Expressions – “Espresso Yourself” stamp
  • Brown grosgrain ribbon
  • Coffee beans
  • Small spoon charm
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heat tool

Beginner Guide: How to Make Earrings

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Having a quick look at your craft supplies, you can always find something more to make than papercrafts. Jewelry is one of the best things and you can make them any day and according to your fashion requirements each time.

These Wind Charm earrings are very easy to make and you can follow the same steps to make a necklace just by replacing the earring hooks with a jump ring and passing a cord to it. You only need basic supplies and no special techniques.

StazOn Pigment
in Peacock Feathers

Inkblushers

Sheet Metal
in Diamond 1.25 in

GlazOn


Jewelry Kit 

Rinea Foil Paper

Tear It Tape

Jewelry Punch

Glue Gun

Jewelry Pliers

Directions

Cut 2 x 1 ½ inch pieces of the Rinea Turquoise starstruck paper, 5 for each earring or more if you are planning to make a necklace too. An alternative can be to use two matching color papers and have a result that goes with more outfits. When you have the papers cut, place Tear It Tape at one of the long edges and use a bamboo skewer starting from the opposite edge tightly roll the paper. Secure with the pre-set Tear It! Tape to create the pipes. Using the double-sided tape is easy and does not create a mess.

Place a drop of hot glue on one of the pipes ends and set a small jump ring inside. Continue with all of the small pipes and only at one side. If you do not have a glue gun then a strong liquid adhesive glue such as On Point Glue should work as well.

Punch small holes on two sides of the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape. You can use a hole punch or a piercing tool, but make sure that the openings allow the jump rings to pass. Then, remove the protective film and just press them on the StazOn Pigment in Peacock Feathers ink pad. Allow a few minutes the ink to dry. You can seal the result with GlazOn. This liquid sealant is formulated to work with StazOn inks.

Add a bit larger jump rings to set the pipes on the SHEET Metal diamond shapes and finish by adding an earring hook.

Color of the Month for August is Desert Sand

Color of the Month for August is Desert Sand. This light cream color is a beautiful way to express warm soft earthy tones. Not only is it a great compliment to chocolate browns but it looks great with a shimmery element. If you are looking for a soft shimmery gold that is not bright yellow then we highly recommend inks such as Delicata Champagne or Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Desert Sand. If you are looking for a dye ink to blend with brown colors then Memento Desert Sand is also a great choice.

August also brings a collaboration with Rinea Foil Paper. Look out for how unique and versatile these foil papers are in paper crafting and jewelry making projects.

Here is a Sneak Peek of what we have to offer.

Watercolored Card by Iris Rodriguez

Espresso Card by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Beginner Technique by Roni Johnson

Learn How To Make A 3D Cube Jewelry Element Using StazOn Pigment

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How To Make A 3D Cube Jewelry Element Using Stazon Pigment

“In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object”, according to Wikipedia, and that’s exactly what I was aiming for in creating a unique jewelry piece. The perfectly flat and square Sheet metal pieces were the best option to build a cube that would make a modern, out of the ordinary, piece of jewelry. The shiny surface of the Sheet metal was slightly moderated by pressing the metal pieces on the StazOn Pigment ink pad surface that gave a patterned result. Adding stamped designs using VersaMark and black Mboss embossing powder to the sides of the cube created a lovely contrast between the silver, white and black colors in the piece.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Press the Sheet Metal shapes on the StazOn Pigment Inkpad in Snowflake and remove carefully to avoid sliding on the surface. Let them dry (it really doesn’t take long).


Step 2

Align the Sheet Metal shapes on a stamping platform with the butterfly stamp. Make sure the corners with holes meet. Cover with the VersaMark Watermark inkpad and press.


Step 3

Cover with the Mboss Embossing Powder in Black and heat set. Let cool before touching.


Step 4

Align the metal pieces with the stamped side downwards and apply hot glue on the joint edges. Quickly fold to create an L shape.


Step 5

Continue adding metal pieces by gluing on the un-decorated side of them. There should be corners with 3 holes lined up together on opposing corners of the cube.


Step 6

Cut 16 inches long pieces of the cord and pass them through the holes.


Step 7

Add beads on both sides.


Step 8

Set jewelry clasps and align length.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waxed cord
  • Jewelry beads
  • Jewelry peices – clasps, jump rings, caps
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Heat tool
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Stamping platform (optional)
  • Kaiserkraft – Tigerlily stamps

Learn How to Color Metal for a Jewelry Making Project

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Color Metal for a Jewelry Making Project

The sun turned into a square! Capture the colors of the sun on faux enamel jewelry piece with a marbled pattern. Decorate the Imagine’s Sheet Metal in the squares shapes with a mix of irRESISTible colors and create a marble design that is covered with clear Mboss embossing powder to protect and give the impression of enamel.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cover the square Sheet Metal shapes with the irRESISTible in Gold, mixing the gel with a bamboo skewer or toothpick.


Step 2

Add drops of the irRESISTible in Tangelo and mix in circular motions with a bamboo skewer. Let the paint dry well.


Step 3

Press the square shapes on the VersaMark inkpad, cover with Mboss embossing powder and heat set.


Step 4

Turn over to the other side of the Sheet Metal shapes, cover with StazOn Sunflower Yellow.


Step 5

Cover with GlazOn Vintage to secure the color. This is very important to use GlazOn in between uses because StazOn solvent qualities react with other layers of StazOn. In other words, you will erase or lift the color you just laid down.


Step 6

Cut 20-inch long cord pieces, pass it through a jump ring and inside the Sheet Metal shape hole. Add a gold colored bead.


Step 7

Continue with the rest of the pieces and secure all the cords together with a jump ring creating a stop.


Step 8

Cut 20-inch long cord pieces, pass them between the shapes and the previous stop jump ring. Braid the cords and secure all the edges with jewelry caps and clasps.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Heat tool
  • Black waxed cord
  • Jewelry clasps, jump rings, lobster locks