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

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

Quick & Easy Projects: Wish Upon a Star Card

Quick & Easy Projects: Wish Upon a Star Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Here’s some inspiration for a quick card using some of my favorite inks. I used the direct to paper inking to create a simple and quick background but effective and informal just the way I like it. With a bit of bling on top and a gorgeous star, this card is perfect for any celebration.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes + dry time

Directions

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stencil – Stars
  • Stamp – Wish Upon A Star
  • Card Base
  • Card Stock
  • Glitter Paste

Quick & Easy Projects: Make a Simple Easter Craft Blessings Picnic Cutlery

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn how to use your card making supplies to dress up wooden cutlery for a Spring Easter picnic. I used VersaMagic on the recycled cutlery creating a visual feast for family and friends. In a few easy steps, you too can create something beautiful with your inks and stamps.

Skill: Beginner
Time: varies

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Masking Tape
  • Wooden Cutlery
  • Blessing Stamp

Quick and Easy Projects: Hand Painted Easter Cards using VersaMagic


With Easter coming up you can create quick and easy painted cards, tags and invitations using VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads as a watercolor. Stamped images are turned into pastel works of art using this amazing ink pad in soft colors. Try your hand at turning these ink pads into paints in a few easy steps.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Other

  • Stamps: Joy Clair, AlteNew, PSX
  • Cardstock: Antalis
  •  Rhinestones
  • Wax Crayon
  • Foam Tape

Create a Valentine’s Day Tag with Memento Luxe

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I am sharing a quick Valentine’s day tag, showing you how to color old book paper, create a fun brayered background with Memento Luxe ink pads and multicolored ribbon. I also show you how I used die-cuts and wooden elements to complete this themed look. Perfect for the month of love and gift-giving.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 – 40 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Old Book Paper
  • Heat Gun
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Chipboard letters
  • Tag Base
  • Diamante
  • Envelope Die-cut: DoCrafts
  • Glitter Cardstock: Couture Creations
  • Eyelet
  • Stamp: Dina Wakeley
  • Die-cutting machine: DIY Cuts Kaisercraft
  • Scissors

Inspirational Unicorn Journal Cover for 2020 with Memento Markers

by Jowilna Nolte

Inspirational Unicorn Journal Cover for 2020 with Memento Markers

Today, I am sharing a quick and colorful inspirational unicorn journal cover that reads “Your only limit is your mind.. nothing else!” I have several notebooks and journals each year for different purposes. One of the things that they all have in common: color and inspiration. This colorful cover adheres to a notebook perfect for quick scribbles and ideas as they pop into your head using bright colors and a fun unicorn stamp image.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Notebook: Woolworths
  • Stamps: Art by Marlene
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon
  • Gold Paper: DoCrafts