Create A Beautiful Peacock Feather Handmade Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create A Beautiful Peacock Feather Handmade Card

I am happy to share this Peacock Feather theme card. I was aiming to create watercolor-like stamping on the paper and I used Ink Potion No. 9, as it causes no damage to the paper when dries instead of spraying with water. The result was to create a background that had depth and full blur coverage while it helped the embossed designs to show up, making it the centerpiece of the card. The Sheer Shimmer Stix added the shine of gold color like the one you find on peacock feathers and it turned out perfect! See how I made this handmade card.

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Heavily spray a 4 x 6 inch watercolor paper with Ink Potion No 9. Use the VersaColor Celadon, Turquoise and Pacific ink pads to stamp peacock feathers while the paper is still wet.


Step 2

When the watercolor paper dries, stamp with the VersaMark Watermark inkpad and cover with Imagine’s embossing powder Lucky Stars. Heat set with a heat tool.


Step 3

Use a BrushStix to add color detail at the corners of the paper and the in the center of the peacock feathers with the VersaColor Royal Blue inkpad.


Step 4

Add sparkle with the Sheer Shimmer Stix in Gold.


Step 5

Cut a paper doily and stamp with the quote “Perfect Just the Way You Are” with the VersaFine Clair in Rain Forest.


Step 6

Use the Tear It! Tape to set the watercolor paper and the doily on the card base.


Step 7

Buy a pre-made frame or cast a frame with lightweight clay and when dries add sparkle with the Sheer Shimmer Stix Gold.


Step 8

Place the peacock ribbon first. Cut it in half to give the illusion it is under the frame. Attach the frame to the card face then place the sentiment inside the frame.


Step 9

Continue decorating with the paper flowers and metallic details. And you are done!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor paper
  • Viva Decor – Peacock feathers stamps
  • My Mind Eye – Honey happiness stamp
  • Paper doilies
  • Lightweight clay and frame mold
  • Paper and metallic flowers
  • Peacock themed ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heat tool
  • Option – Prima Marketing – pre-made frame

Create a Shimmery “Sending You Love” Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

A big card, with a big message written on a small charm, can best describe the theme of this card. Using a lot of sparkle both on the background and on the white flowers and leaves, I enhanced the details of the background color and the plain whiteness of the floral decoration. The Sheer Shimmer Stix worked so nice on both the large surface of the stripes stencil and adding detail on the edges of the floral embellishments avoiding overuse of spraying shimmer on the paper and in places not required.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30min

Directions


Step 1

Use a sponge dauber to apply the VersaColor Pinecone ink on the stripes stencil on the craft card, covering just above half of it on the long side.


Step 2

Leave the stencil on the same place and apply the shimmer using the Sheer Shimmer Stix, easily and with no mess!


Step 3

Use the Sheer Shimmer Stix on the edges of the paper flowers and leaves to add detail and color an 8-inch long piece of cotton cord with it.


Step 4

Color the chipboard with the VersaFine CLAIR Glamorous and add sparkle with the Sheer Shimmer Stix.


Step 5

Fill the metallic charm center heart with the irRESISTible Pico embellisher Morocco color and let it dry.


Step 6

Set the craft card and the corrugated black paper on the card base using the Tear It! Tape.


Step 7

First place the cord and the chipboard on the card.


Step 8

Continue adding the flowers and the metallic charm.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 7×5 card base
  • 6×4 craft card
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Cotton pipe cord
  • Follow your heart charm
  • 4×2 black corrugated paper
  • Wycinanka chipboard – mail hearts
  • Stripes stencil
  • Hot glue gun

Learn How To Make Your Own Beads Using Light Weight Clay

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make bead pearls out of lightweight clay to use in jewelry pieces. The pearls have a marble-like effect that was made using the Radiant Neon Electric Coral ink pad and the help of Imagine Craft Mat. The intense of the coral color can lighter or darker by allowing the clay to absorb the relative amount of ink when it is rolled on the Craft Mat.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 45 minutes + drying time

Directions


Step 1

Heavily stamp with the Radiant Neon in Electric Coral ink pad on Imagine’s Craft Mat.


Step 2

Roll on the inked surface a piece of lightweight clay formed into cord-like shape. Form a ball/large pearl in your palms. Continue making more large pearls.


Step 3

When you finish forming the pearls, and before the clay dries, use a piercing tool to open holes through the pearls. Make sure that they are well opened to allow easy access to the cord.


Step 4

When the clay dries, pass the pearls and the metallic beads in alternate order on the waxed cord. Add end clasps and lobster hook at the ends of the cord.


Step 5

For the earrings pass a bead and a pearl in flat head jewelry pin and using the round nose pliers attached on the earring hook.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lightweight clay
  • Jump rings, lobster hook
  • Earring hooks
  • Metallic beads
  • Waxed cord
  • Piercing tool
  • Pliers

Color of the Month for February is Coral

The Color of the Month for February is Coral. We see coral as a beautiful pink-orange that can have a hue range from vibrant colors found in Radiant Neon product line with the full-size Electric Coral inkpad, Amplify Texture in Electric Coral to softer colors like Fabrico markers such as Apricot, Brilliance Pearlescent Coral, and VersaColor Seashell. These colors are a great addition to your crafting ink collection.

Here is a sneak peek of the projects for February

Coral Beads by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Matching Coral Cards by Kassy Tousignant

Coral Stenciled Card by Elina Stromberg

Create A Song Bird Theme Card For Valentines Day

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create A Song Bird Theme Card For Valentines Day

Using Imagine’ s Craft Mat, I made a mirror image of the stamp as I wanted to create a background with a repetitive pattern on it. Having a stamp design with one only way to stamp, the Craft Mat kept the VersaFine Clair ink long enough to place the cardstock and capture the stamped image at the reverse direction. The same technique can be used on various materials such as fabric and wood. It could also work well on transparent sheets when you need both side stamped image.

Skill: beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Mark on the craft mat an outline of the cardstock size with a pencil to use a guideline to align your stamps. For this project, a 4 x 6 cardstock cutting is used.


Step 2

Stamp the birds on the Craft Mat using the Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad inside the guidelines. Press the cardstock piece on the craft mat and inside the guidelines.


Step 3

Stamp to cover the rest of card piece to create the repetitive pattern.


Step 4

Set the stamped cardstock piece on the front of a card 5 x 7 inch with Tear It! Tape.


Step 5

Add color details on the flowers with the Fabrico marker in Red Brick.


Step 6

On a piece of white cardstock, stamp with VersaMark the love word, cover with Imagine’ s red embossing powder and heat set. Distress the edges of the paper.


Step 7

Use lightweight clay and the rubber mold to make a feather and when dries whitening it further with All-Purpose Ink in White.


Step 8

Place two side to side layers of Tear It! Tape to match the size of the ribbon and glue the chevron ribbon on the card.


Step 9

Continue with the Tear It! Tape to set the word “love” on top of the ribbon.


Step 10

Add rhinestones with the On Point Glue on the flowers.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Heat tool
  • Rhinestones
  • Feathers rubber mold
  • Kaisercraft – Bonjour stamp set
  • Penny Black – All about love stamp set
  • May Arts – chevron ribbon red
  • Light Weight Paper Clay

 

See How to Make Layers of Hearts for Valentines

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

See How to Make a Layers of Hearts for Valentines

Make a layered dimensional love frame using a 5 x 7 deep picture frame and a bold red colored heart painted with All-Purpose Ink Poppy Red. This project centers around a simple concept—create layers of hearts and floating like sense with a background that allows light to pass through too. The Vertigo sheets create a blur effect without dominating the picture. The bold red heart stands out from all decorations used, enhancing the purpose of the frame.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Make the hearts with a heart shaped mold and paper clay. After you cast the heart and let dry fully, color with the All-Purpose in Ink Poppy Red color. All-Purpose Ink works beautifully on all types of surfaces such as fabric and wood, so it is a natural fit for the paper clay.


Step 2

Cut a 2 ½ x 7-inch long piece of the white cardstock and fold in a border about ½ inches on the short edges. Adjust the folding to the inner dimension of your frame if different.


Step 3

Stamp the Valentine theme words from the stamp set with the VersaFine Clair Nocturne.


Step 4

Die cut Vertigo sheets in heart shapes (or cut with scissors).


Step 5

Place Tear It! Tape on the folded edges of the cardstock piece at the non-stamped side.


Step 6

Set the cardstock piece in the frame with the Tear It! Tape previously placed on the top and bottom sides of the frame.


Step 7

Glue the red heart in place as shown in the photo above.


Step 8

Twist pieces of wire (as springs) to use holders for the Vertigo hearts.


Step 9

Glue on the side to the inner bottom of the frame and place the Vertigo heart.


Step 10

Stamp the cupid design with the VersaFine Clair Nocturne on a piece of Vertigo sheet and set it on a heart inside the frame.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lightweight clay
  • Heart shaped mold
  • Heavy white cardstock
  • Penny Black – All about love stamp set
  • 5 x 7 deep white frame
  • Craft wire
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heart shape dies (optional)
  • Die cutting machine (optional)