Create Cuteness with a Die Inlay Technique

by Elina Stromberg

Create Cuteness with a Die Inlay Technique

Isn’t the ‘Faye’ stamp set by Waffle Flower just adorable! Last month, I used this cute little monkey image for decorating a mini purse (see link below) and now I wanted to add to that with a fun inlay technique using Waffle Flower’s Cross Stitches Heart die. These cross stitch stamp styles are unique to Waffle Flower. They are so cute and work really well with any theme. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + drying time

Directions


Step 1

Cover the patterned paper with a thin layer of clear gesso. Spread the gesso with a brush or palette knife.

Stamp the cute little monkey on watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersaFine ink.
Step 2

Stamp the cute little monkey on watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersaFine ink.

VersaColor Brown, VersaColor Raspberry, VersaMagic Thatched Straw, and VersaMagic Gingerbread
Step 3

Color the image with VersaColor Brown, VersaColor Raspberry, VersaMagic Thatched Straw, and VersaMagic Gingerbread. Use the craft mat as palette. Ink directly onto the craft mat, mix and apply the colors with a water brush. Dry with a heat gun, and fussy cut with scissors.


Step 4

Color the background with Fireworks Lilac Posies (this can also be applied to the craft mat first and used with a Fantastix or waterbrush). Dry with a heat gun, and die-cut with Waffle Flower’s Cross Stitched Heart die on the center of the card. Set aside the extra “x” Cross Stitch pieces from this cut. They will be used later for embellishments.


Step 5

Cut card to desired size. Mat on dark red cardstock using Tear It Tape.


Step 6

Die-cut the Cross Stitch Heart again from dark red cardstock. Remove paper gently from around the die, leaving little cross-stitches on the die. Place the die upside down on the die-cut heart, press cross-stitches through the die with a toothpick. Crosses will stick on the two-sided tape used for matting the card. This will essentially fill in the shapes with a new paper color creating a gorgeous effect.


Step 7

Glue light colored die-cut Cross Stitched “x” from the first cut in a previous step on the background. Make a few Fireworks ink splashes with a small brush. Decorate card with stamped texts and stamped flowers. Stamp the sentiment text on a piece of white cardstock, glue with the main image on the card front. When you have all the elements where you’d like them then mat card on white card base.

See the Faye themed Coin Purse by Elina. 

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Clear gesso
  • Patterned paper
  • Waffle Flower – Faye stamp set, Cross Stitched Heart die
  • Toothpick
  • Water brush
  • Cardstock – dark red, white
  • Card base – white

Did You Know You Could Stamp with Amplify!

Colorful leaf pattern stamped with Amplify! in Radiant Neon in yellow, green and blue with a raised texture using a heat tool by Kazuko Kocho.

We have a beautiful technique to share with you today which comes courtesy of  Kazuko Kocho who demonstrated the technique at our Creativation booth this year. Amplify! in Radiant Neon is a super fun way to add texture to your paper craft projects. (Did you know you can use it on decorative* fabric projects too?!) With Kazuko’s stamping technique, the possibilities are endless!

*Fabric projects that do not need to be laundered.

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Check Us Out in Phoenix! Imagine at Creativation

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We think we packed everything. We got our booth, our crafting table, swatches of Memento, irRESISTibles, StazOn, VersaColor, VersaMagic, etc, etc…snacks, bottled water, pens, our business cards, catalogs and baby wipes! So we are ready, and at this year’s Creativation, we will be featuring some new products. (We think we have washed all of the shimmer off our hands in preparation.) If you are going to be at this years show, please come by booth 2801 and say hi! If not- stay tuned to the blog for new product announcements!

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Marcie and Amanda, aka The Marketing Department, almost got shipped off in the crate too!

Always a highlight of the CHA shows are our classes with John Creighton Petersen. When he is not creating art or touring all over the world teaching, we are delighted to hang with him as he picks up supplies for his classes.

John Petersen teaches at Creativation 2017 using StazOn

John’s Creativation Classes

John Petersen teaches at Creativation 2017 using Memento Luxe

Everyday Crafting
Friday, January 20th 6pm – 8pm

Learn how to best use Imagine products successfully on fabric as well as layering StazOn on glass with the help of GlazOn.

John Petersen teaches at Creativation 2017 using Delicata

Technique Transformation
Monday, January 23rd 10am – 12pm

See how to use Imagine’s mixed media products successfully on a variety of surfaces, including blending, texturizing and other application techniques with Delicata, Creative Medium and StazOn.

Make sure you are signed up for these classes through Creativation. We hope to see you either at a class or at our booth!

 

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Make a Repurposed Box using Creative Medium

by Mary Prasad

Hand decorated wood box using Creative Medium, Delicata and other Imagine supplies in greens and metallics by Mary Prasad

Any other box collectors out there? Sometimes it can be hard to throw away a perfectly good box, even though you don’t know when you would ever use it. Add new life to an old box by applying layers of shimmer and shine with Creative Mediums, Delicata Ink, Brilliance Ink and other Imagine Crafts products.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Box
  • Acrylic Paint Brush
  • Dreamweaver – Gears Stencil
  • Black Gesso
  • Felt – black, red
  •  Soap pen (optional)

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Create Beautiful Winter Light

Winter Wonderland Candle Holder

by Terre Fry

Handmade wintery candle holder made out of a recycled bottle and Radiant Neon Amplify! in white by Terre Fry.

Living in Colorado means cold winter nights with snow falling on the ground making everything white and frosty. But I know not everyone is so fortunate to live in a winter wonderland, so I thought I would take a recycled glass bottle and create my own, indoors of course!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Using Gesso completely cover the brown glass bottle. Let dry.

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Step 2

Apply a thick coat of Amplify! in White over the Gesso.

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Step 3

Heat set the Amplify! using a heat tool, be careful not to hold it too close.

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Step 4

Spritz the bottle with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, let dry completely.

Step 5

Die cut snowflakes out of white cardstock and adhere to the bottle, embellish with rhinestone bling.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Empty bottle
  • Gesso – white
  • Spellbinders – Snowflake Die Templates
  • Cardstock – white
  • Beacon Adhesives – Zip Dry
  • Disposable foam paint brush
  • Want2Scrap – Silver Rhinestone Bling

 

 

 

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Be Merry Christmas Coloring with Fireworks!

Foxy Christmas Card

by Mary Prasad

Handmade Christmas card featuring handcolored tree, gift and fox using Fireworks! by Mary Prasad.

Use Fireworks! sprays to create sparkle and texture on this fun holiday card. Neon Amplify and irRESISTible Texture Spray add even more texture.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, red, green, patterned
  • Taylored Expressions – Woodland Winter Stamps
  • Dies – stitched ovals, bow
  • Masking paper
  • Dimensional tape

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