Learn How to Water Color a Halloween Card with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a gorgeous embossed Spider Web theme background using Fireworks sprays. One of my favorite techniques with Fireworks is to remove the lid and use the ink as a watercolor. First I stamp a grungy bird with VersaFine Clair. Since VersaFine is an oil-based ink, the stamped area will not lift when water-based inks are applied. This is an important feature to understand about VersaFine.

Hope you enjoyed this quick lesson. Create your own variation to make cards, Halloween decor, Fall, and other festive holiday crafts. Combining orange, purple, and black ink with a touch of gold creates a stunning end result.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

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  • Sewing machine
  • Tombow Glue
  • Vellum
  • Smooth white cardstock
  • Embossing folder – Cricut
  • Cuttlebug – Cricut
  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous
  • Paintbrush

How to Create Color Swatches for Handmade Christmas Cards

ink colors for christmas cards

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you how I swatch out my favorite ink colors for my handmade Christmas cards. I usually choose the classic reds and greens for the holidays and then add some additional colors like a brown/green and purple/red color to compliment. These additional colors I used for stamping images like twigs and berries or shading tones. Another feature in this video, I show how these water-based inks can easily be used for watercolor effects. Each time I stamp with a color, I also lift the color with a paintbrush and color to create a soft finish.

These amazing Color Combo stamp & die sets from Waffle Flower Crafts are amazing and I can’t wait to get started on creating color swatches for all my ink pad families. Swatching colors helps generate more crafting ideas and helps you imagine how colors can be used together.

Skill: All levels
Time: Varies on the number of ink pads

Directions

Art Supplies

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  • Waffle Flower Crafts Stamp & Die Combo set – https://bit.ly/33hW8Cm
  • White cardstock
  • Stamp Press – Couture Creations
  • Guillotine – Tonic

How to Make Chocolate Cat Theme Halloween Cards

By Jowilna Nolte

how to make a homemade halloween card with chocolate cat theme

In this card making tutorial, I show you how I created an amazing bokeh background effect using StazOn ink onto glossy paper. I stamped with a texture fall leaf pattern plate to create a faux resist effect. My focal point is a heat embossed and ink blended circle with a cute scary kitty – perfect (purrrfect) for Halloween. Learn how I made this homemade greeting card with the message saying “This calls for Chocolate!”

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

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  • Art By Marlene Texture Plate
  • Cardstock
  • Stamping Tool
  • Kitty Stamp – PSX
  • Circle Panel
  • Glossy paper
  • Blending Brush
  • Heat Gun
  • Gesso – Martha Stewart
  • Paint Brush

How to Make Easy Abstract Backgrounds For Cards

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you a quick and easy way of creating some fun abstract backgrounds for cards using memento Luxe inkers. I love using my inkers to create backgrounds and these colors together are just so amazing. All you need is a few supplies and you can create a whole new fun look for your cards and other projects.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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  • White Cardstock 
  • Black Cards 
  • Stamps – Precious Remembrance
  • Die-cuts
  • DIY Cuts machine 
  • Diamante, Star
  • Gesso 

Learn How to make a Fall Inspired Birthday Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I am showing you how to create a gorgeous and rich Fall Inspired Birthday card with a stunning and interesting background in a few easy steps. Combining different products together for a vibrant and colorful background with a fun pattern. The focal point leaf is pure magic with an over-stamped effect using StazOn Pigment ink.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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  • Altenew – Halftone Hello Stamps
  • Kaisercraft – Texture Stamp
  • White Cardstock

Quick & Easy Projects: Creating Backgrounds using Fireworks Sprays on a Gel Plate

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I want to show you a quick and easy way of creating backgrounds for cards using Fireworks Sprays on the Gelli Plate. Combined with gesso these sprays can be turned into pastel shades with some fun patterns and textures. I create multiple prints using some for backgrounds and the rest to die-cut elements or stamp on.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

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  • Stamps Visible Image
  • Diamante
  • Gel Plate
  • Brayer Couture Creations
  • Gesso 
  • Stencil Art By Marlene
  • Watercolor Art By Marlene