Learn How to Create this Dynamic Looking Ruffle Necklace

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Create this Dynamic Looking Ruffle Necklace

In today’s tutorial, I crafted this lightweight ruffle necklace with Sheet Metal pieces and irRESISTible in Cottage Ivy. This necklace can be given as a gift or added to your collection of handmade jewelry.

Time: 1 hour
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate

Directions


Step 1

Spray the Sheet Metal pieces with the Irresistible Cottage Ivy color and let them dry. Irresistibles is an acrylic based gel that will adhere to the metal. Allow moderate dry time. Be sure to clean the nozzle after each use.


Step 2

Use pliers to bend and shape the Sheet Metal pieces to any shape avoiding breaking them.


Step 3

Imagine’s Sheet Metal comes with one hole punched at the top. To create the chain, open additional holes to allow jump rings connections. Sheet Metal is durable yet soft enough to punch holes easily.


Step 4

Start connecting the Sheet Metal pieces with jump rings and when you achieve the desired result, add the chain and the ending hooks.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Jewelry chain, jump rings and hooks
  • Pliers
  • Piercing tool (or round hole punch)

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays with Clay Ornaments

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays with Clay Ornaments

Light-weighted, these Christmas ornaments can be hung anywhere in the house to decorate during the festive holiday season. Use any Christmas theme casting mold to make the ornaments and if you don’t have any, a flat layer of clay with some cookie cutters can work too. They are easy to make and coloring is a breeze with All-Purpose Ink and StazOn Pigment inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour (excluding clay dry time)

Directions


Step 1

If you are creating the clay pieces yourself then allow clay of the Christmas shapes to fully dry. If you are using premade shapes then you are ready to start. Using a paintbrush, color the surface of the ornaments with All-Purpose Ink Poppy Red and Lemon Yellow. Premix the two colors or lay first the Poppy Red and add a layer of Lemon Yellow after. Let them dry.


Step 2

Cover the embossed details of the shapes with All-Purpose White to create a distressed or antique look. The easiest way to apply the color is by using a finger and lightly tapping on the embossed areas. Let them dry.


Step 3

Press the crystals directly on the StazOn Pigment ink pad, let them sit a bit to allow the ink to dry well and repeat for a good coverage. Cover on the backside only.


Step 4

Use a hot glue gun to set ribbons on the clay shapes, add beads and crystals.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Fimo casting mold – Christmas shapes
  • White clay
  • Ribbons
  • Silver color beads
  • Chandelier crystals
  • Hot glue gun

Learn How to Create a Card with a Panel of Denim Fabric

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Create a Card with a Panel of Denim Fabric

Make a mixed media card with embellished with naturally based materials. Use denim fabric as a background of a card decorated with a stamped design and MBoss embossing powder. Make embellishments for the card in the same way on small pieces of cotton fabric and color a wood piece with Fireworks!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Sew or glue a 4 x 6-inch piece of denim fabric on the front of the base card. Stamp with VersaMark inkpad, cover with the Mboss White Embossing Powder and heat seat.


Step 2

Cut a heart from a piece of cotton fabric, stamp again with the VersaMark inkpad and this time cover with Mboss Valentine Embossing Powder and heat set.


Step 3

Stamp with Waffle flower sentiment, “The best is yet to come” with VersaFine CLAIR Twilight color on a stripe of cotton ribbon.


Step 4

Spray with Fireworks! Paris Dusk a round piece of wood.


Step 5

Add ribbon around the wood piece and set it on the front of the card.


Step 6

Place Tear It! Tape on the back of the cotton ribbon with the stamped sentiment and set it on the card.


Step 7

Add the fabric heart and embellish with the beads.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 5 x 7 Base card
  • Kaisercraft – Flourish stamp
  • Waffle Flower – Doily circle
  • Cotton denim fabric
  • Cotton ribbon
  • A small piece of round bark
  • Ribbon and metallic beads
  • Heat tool

Learn How to Layer Different Elements to Create a Beautiful Card Layout

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Layer Different Elements to Create a Beautiful Card Layout

In today’s tutorial, I will be using the Waffle Flower doily circle die both as a stencil and as die to make a “Smile” card in amethyst’s colors. Add the dolly and the smile stamps, both embossed with Mboss embossing powders, on foam tape in different levels to add dimension to the card. To match the color, natural stones are placed between card levels.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut a dolly shape with the Waffle flower die. Keep the card stock piece too from which you cut the doily (a frame-like piece of paper now).


Step 2

Place the Waffle flower dolly die on a 4 x 6-inch card stock. Spray with the Fireworks Lulu lavender around the die. Remove the die and let it dry or speed up the process with a heat tool.


Step 3

Take the frame as a piece of paper, place it on the colored one, covering the color parts and by using a sponge dauber and the VersaColor Grape ink pad color close to the frame edges.


Step 4

Stamp a piece of card stock with the dolly stamp and the VersaMark watermark ink pad, cover with the Mboss Princess party embossing powder and heat set. Cut around the stamp.


Step 5

Glue the doily die cut and remove the excess of it on the colored card stock.


Step 6

Place Tear It Tape on the back and set on a 5 x 7-inch card base. Add two layers of foam tape on the back of the stamped dolly and set.


Step 7

Stamp the “Smile” text with the VersaMark watermark ink pad, cover with Mboss Embossing Powder in Black and heat set.


Step 8

Place foam tape on the “Smile” stamped image and set on the card. Add natural jewelry stones with a hot glue gun and small silver beads with the On Point Glue. Decorate further with the irRESISTible Pico embellisher – Grape jelly by adding small dots.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower – Doily circle die
  • Waffle Flower – Doily circle stamps
  • Cardstock
  • Natural jewelry stones
  • Foam tape
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Hot glue gun

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