How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, it’s LeeAnn and we are getting a bit inky today with StazOn ink pads and embossing powder. Making this Halloween Party invitation was fun and easy and the techniques used here can be used with any theme.

Using Clear Mboss just made the gravestone and skeleton images stamped on the front pop, not only with shine but texture as well. Since StazOn is a mixed media ink the embossed surface was color-matched with the background for a great tone-on-tone effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

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How to Make a Fall Card with One Ink Pad

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends, today I am using my FAVORITE ink pad — Kaleidacolor. This 5-color water-based dye ink pad is very useful for a basic crafting project because it offers a variety of colors and the sliding palette feature gives you a lot of options. The ink pad has a lever to slide each ink pad together and then to pull apart for storing.

To create a beautiful background, just ink up the brayer, and roll it all over the card stock depositing the color down, you can keep going over it multiple times if desired to really get a great blend.

I then stamp out my sentiment and used On Point Glue to adhere falling leaves. I applied three dots of Gold Pico Embellishment to complete this project. I only use Kromekote Glossy Cardstock for this technique and it comes out perfect every time.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

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Other
  • Happy Fall Y’all Stamp Set
  • Die Cut Leaves
  • Cardstock 
  • Kromekote Glossy Cardstock
  • Brayer

Quick and Easy Projects: Create a Marble Effect on Paper

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! I was watching YouTube and came across this shaving cream ink marbling technique from GinaK and just had to try it. This is a quick, fun card style to make, you can use any re-inkers you have in your stash and mix/match with plain colors and beautiful metallic tones as I did here. As I say in the video, the Golden Glitz really makes this card for me. This technique can also be used on all sorts of paper crafting projects.

Since it is the fall season, I focus on a warm color palette for an Autumn leaves look and stamped the sentiment with a rich brown to compliment the yellow, orange, and gold colors. This card design is a perfect way to spend an afternoon crafting and coming up with multiple card designs with a marble look. The shaving cream can be used to make several card panels until you run out of the medium.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Imagine

use memento inkers to create marble paper

Other Art Supplies
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Joy Clair Fall Leaves Stamp Set
  • Paper Plate
  • Card Base
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Shaving Cream (Foam type)

 

Beginner Guide: Kaleidacolor Ink Variety of Colors for Any Time of the Year


kaleidacolor swatching video

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! In this quick ink swatching video, I used the Waffle Flower Swatch Stamp and Die set for Kaleidacolor Ink Pads to show how these multicolor inks can be used throughout the year. These dye, water-based inkpads are a favorite of mine for fun quick backgrounds, easy stamp pad storage, keeping colors organized and the 5 colors in one ink pad make it even better.

Kaleidacolor in Baby Powder has a light pastel variety — perfect for baby shower invitations with light pinks, blues, and yellows. Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves and Vineyard – perfect for Fall themed cards – Halloween + Thanksgiving. My favorite for Winter Christmas Cards or Holiday Cards is Blue Breeze which is an all-blue palette giving that icy winter wonderland mood.

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Quick and Easy Projects: How To Make An Ink Blended Emboss Resist Card


orange and pink ink blended Hello to a special friend card

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends, LeeAnn here with a beautiful quick and easy floral themed “Hello” card I made to send to a friend. Hope you enjoy this Emboss Resist with Ink Blending card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10-15 minutes

Directions

Other
  • MFT “Beautiful Bloom” Stamp
  • MFT “Hello” Die
  • Joy Clair “Friends and Flowers” Stamp Set
  • Recollections Card Stock
  • Double Side Wide Tape

Step By Step

1. Cut White panel to 4″ x 5.25″

2. Ink Up Beautiful Bloom stamp with Versamark and Stamp in various places around Card Panel

3. Sprinkle with MBoss Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

4. Using Reinkers ink up sponges and blend over the card base to add fun with the flowers and background.

5. Allow drying while die-cutting the Hello sentiment

6. Attach layers to the card base using Tear It Tape

7. Attach Hello to the card panel

8. Layer stamped the sentiment on the black panel and attach to the base using Tear It tape

I had so much fun with this project and I hope you enjoyed this video.

Making a Fun Gnome Card With Memento and Creative Medium

by LeeAnn McKinney

Making a Fun Gnome Card With Memento and Creative Medium

Hi there friends, LeeAnn here with a fun beachy card I made using a range of blue hues in Memento Dye inks and texture with Creative Medium.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Kat Scrappiness Summer Gnome Stamp
  • DCAM Splash Stencil
  • Bristol Smooth Card stock
  • Recollections Card stock
  • Foam Tape
  • Repositionable Tape
  • Guillotine Trimmer