Make a Fun Woodland Themed Magnetic Candy Tin

by Roni Johnson

Make a Fun Woodland Themed Magnetic Candy Tin

Christmas is quickly approaching so I have stocking stuffers on my mind. I knew the instant I saw the Deer Friends stamp set from Joy Clair it would make a perfect little magnetic playset. I have been saving magnetic sheets from my die purchases just for this purpose.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Stamp two of each animal on magnetic sheets using Jet Black StazOn Ink.


Step 2

Carefully color the images using alcohol markers of your choice. Avoid touching the stamped lines with the markers as the alcohol in the markers will react with the StazOn ink. This can be used to your advantage though; if you use a brush-tipped marker you can pull a small amount of the Jet Black StazOn ink into the colored areas to create a shadow effect. Trim the excess magnet from the images and set aside.


Step 3

Rub desired color(s) of StazOn ink over scraps of the magnetic sheets; stamp the accessories using Jet Black StazOn ink. Trim and set aside.


Step 4

Affix Tear It! Tape to the top and bottom of the candy tin.


Step 5

Remove the backing paper from the tape and adhere a piece of pattern paper to the lid and bottom respectively.


Step 6

Trim away excess paper; sand the edges for a clean finish.


Step 7

Rub Chocolate Brown StazOn Pigment ink directly from the pad or using a sponge dauber along the edges of the tin and paper. Trace and cut inserts for the inside of the tin. Affix these inserts using Tear It! Tape. It’s time to enjoy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Deer Friends
  • Magnetic Sheets
  • Candy Tin
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Echo Park – Dots & Strips Gingham Pattern Paper
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper

Learn How to Create a Cute Penguin Greeting Card

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Create a Cute Penguin Greeting Card

Red isn’t the first color you would normally associate with snowflakes and winter but I thought it would be fun to spice up a few Christmas cards with Imagine’s Color of the Month Chili Pepper! I did just that by combining Lady Bug Fireworks Spray and Summertime VersaFine Clair inks. Check it out!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Stamp “Burst of Snowflakes” background stamp onto the card panel using VersaMark ink.


Step 2

Sprinkle the stamped image with MBoss Iridescent Opaque embossing powder. Shake off excess powder back into the pouch. Melt the powder with a heat tool and let cool.


Step 3

Spray the entire panel with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lady Bug (red). Let the panel dry naturally or speed up drying with a heat tool.


Step 4

Once the Fireworks! spray has dried, sponge a layer of Summertime VersaFine Clair ink (orange) over the entire panel to give it that orange-red look of chili peppers. Wipe off any excess ink from the embossed areas.


Step 5

Stamp the Cuddlebug Penguin on a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Watercolor the image by scribbling the ink from Memento Dual Tip Markers directly onto the Craft Mat; blend and pick up the inks off of the mat using a waterbrush. After the image was dry I added a few details with a white gel pen.


Step 6

Trim both the image and the snowflake panel. Adhere the snowflake panel to a black card blank using Tear It Tape. Attach the penguin to the card using foam tape.


Step 7

Stamp the sentiment “Hello There” on a scrap of white cardstock and affix over the penguin.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co – Cuddlebug Penguin, Burst of Flakes
  • Cardstock
  • Foam Tape
  • Heat Tool
  • Misti Stamping Tool or Acrylic Block

Learn How to Color and Stamp on Fabric for a Harvest Fall Theme

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Color and Stamp on Fabric for a Harvest Fall Theme

I love making new home décor items with the changing season. Here in Indiana we are saying goodbye to summer and welcoming in autumn. This is my favorite time of the year so I always look forward to Fall crafts. I thought it would be fun to create a piece of embroidery hoop art by dying and stamping a piece of linen I had in my stash. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 90 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Gather your supplies; make sure the piece of fabric extends approximately 2” on all sides of the embroidery hoop. This will give you enough material to secure it to the hoop once completed. Spritz the cloth with a bit of water to dampen. Sprinkle the damp fabric with Walnut Ink Crystals around the edges. I held the embroidery hoop over the cloth while I sprinkled the crystals to make sure they were where I wanted them to be. Spray Willow Walnut Ink Spray here and there over the panel. Let the fabric dry completely before moving onto the next step.


Step 2

Secure the cloth in a stamp positioning tool. I used both magnets and washi tape to hold it in place. Stamp the desired image(s) using Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink, stamp a second and third time if necessary to get a deep rich image on the fabric. I also stamped several leaves using other colors of Memento Luxe ink around the edge of the panel while it was still secured in the stamp positioning tool.


Step 3

Watercolor the image using All-Purpose Ink and a water brush or paintbrush, you may want your heat tool handy to help dry each area before moving onto the next. Continue coloring until you are satisfied with the image. Iron the entire panel to set the inks on the fabric.


Step 4

Secure the fabric in the embroidery hoop; trim off the excess fabric leaving approximately 1” material to wrap around the hoop and secure to the back using hot glue. Stretch the fabric tightly as you secure it to the back of the hoop.


Step 5

Use a Fantstix to apply dots of Vegas Gold All-Purpose Ink over the canvas for an extra bit of sparkle.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co – Bountiful Haul (truck), Faith, Family & Fall (sentiment)
  • Joy Clair – Hello Autumn (leaves)
  • Fabric
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Heat Tool
  • Iron
  • Hot Glue/Gun

Create a Paint Brush Splatter Style Card with Waffle Flower Stamps

by Roni Johnson

September brings a wonderful pairing of Waffle Flower stamp and all of the amazing products from Imagine. Today I wanted to share a card I made using Waffle Flower’s set Little Painter. I just love the variety of brushes and the cute little tubes of paint. They are so much fun to color and the uses are endless.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Flick a variety of colors of All-Purpose Ink onto the card panel using a paintbrush. Rotate the card panel with every application of ink so the splatters come from different directions for a more natural look. Set the panel aside to dry.


Step 2

Stamp the paintbrushes onto a piece of white cardstock using VersaFine Clair Ink; stamp 3 tubes of paint onto a separate piece of white cardstock using the same ink. Sprinkle Black Mboss embossing powder over all of the images; shake off excess powder and return it to the pouch. Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool and let the embossed images cool.


Step 3

Watercolor each image using the same colors of All-Purpose Ink that was used to create the background. Fussy cut each image and set it aside. Stamp the easel image onto a scrap of brown cardstock and fussy cut.


Step 4

Mount the background splatter panel onto a red card blank; arrange and adhere the images as desired. Cover the paint blob with a layer of Sparkle irRESISTible Pico Embellisher to add shine and a touch of sparkle.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Add Dimension to a Single Stamp with Layers

by Roni Johnson

Amethyst is a lovely stone found in nature that’s color ranges from a deep rich purple to a smokey gray with all the sparkle and shimmer of diamonds. That is our color of the month and it is also the color scheme I used to create this triple layer card using Waffle Flower’s lovely Bouquet Builder 3 and a MISTI stamp positioner.


Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes


Directions


Step 1

Cut 3 cardstock panels from white cardstock using the following dimensions: 4 ¾” X 6.25”, 2.5” x 4.5”, 1.5” x 3.5”. Place the largest panel in the stamp positioner and center the large flower bouquet stamp in the center of the paper. Close the lid to pick up the stamp. Ink the stamp with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair ink; press the image onto the cardstock. Remove this panel from the stamping tool, leaving the stamp in place.

Step 2

Insert the 2nd panel into the positioning tool using the grid as a guide for proper placement. Ink the stamp with Electric Purple Radiant Neon ink and close the lid to stamp the image onto the second panel. Remove this panel from the positioning tool.

Step 3

Position the smallest panel into the positioning tool again using the grid as a guide for placement. Ink the stamp with Fantasia VersaFine Clair ink and stamp the image onto the third and last panel.

Step 4


Sprinkle Sparkle Mboss embossing powder over all three images; shake off excess and return the excess to the pouch. Heat each panel to melt the embossing powder.

Step 5


Mat each panel on a piece of coordinating cardstock with an 1/8” margin on each side.

Step 6


Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of scrap cardstock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Trim the excess cardstock and mat on a piece of black cardstock.

Step 7


Mount the largest panel onto a black card base. Adhere the other two panels over the first panel, aligning the image properly each time. Add a few Waffle Flower Stardust Enamel Dots to the card.

Step 8


Affix the sentiment to the card using double stick foam tape.

Just look at that sparkle and shine created by the Sparkle Mboss embossing powder. Simply lovely and it captures the essence of a real amethyst.

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Supplies


Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower – Bouquet Builder 3, Stardust Enamel Dots
  • Cardstock – white, 2 shades of purple, black
  • My Sweet Petunia – MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
  • Double Stick Foam Tape

Beginner Guide: Stamp & Drawing Technique


by Roni Johnson

Sometimes when you’re just starting out stamping you don’t want to have to purchase a bunch of supplies when you’re not sure if you’ll like it or not. Well today I have a really fun and easy technique that will add some spice to your cards and all you need besides stamps, ink, and paper is a pen and a ruler and you don’t even really need a ruler – it can be any straight edge.

What are we going to be doing with the pen…making doodles! It’s really easy and I’ll bet you’ve been practicing this for years without even realizing it. Let’s go!

Memento Marker in Tuxedo Black


VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Acrylic Block by Stampin’ Up

Imagine Craft Mat

Unity – Naturally Beautiful

Stampin Up Cardstock

Directions

Place the “orange blossum” stamp onto an acrylic block (you can skip this if you have wood mounted stamp). Pounce VersaFine Clair in Nocturne over the stamp. Press the inked stamp onto the paper.

Now for the doodles…we’re going to start out with a really basic line doodle frame. First determine where you want your border. I went with ¼” for this example. So line up your ruler (I find that clear rulers are easier to work with) and make a dot at the ¼” mark in all 4 corners with a pencil.

Now you’re going to take a marker, in this case, I’m using the Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Tip Marker to doodle with. It has 2 tips – a brush type marker tip and the other end is like a pen so you can write with it too.

Align the ruler with your pencil dots, using the pen tip; draw a line from dot to dot. Easy Peasy right?

You can choose to stop right there or you can go back and add a few more doodles like these zig-zag lines.

From here you can mount the card on a card base or leave it as a postcard style, color in the oranges, leaves and add a sentiment for whatever occasion fits. As you can see in the first photo — you can apply this technique to several card designs!