How to Make Stunning Bookmarks Using Ancient Dynasty Coins

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make oriental theme bookmarks by distressing paper with Walnut Inks, stamping and embossing with Gold Mboss Embossing Powder and adding a Ancient Dynasty Coins that holds a tassel.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Place a few Walnut Ink Crystals on a piece of natural color card stock and spray with some water. Dilute the crystals and dry well.

 

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Step 2

Cut 8×1.5″ pieces of the card stock.

 

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Step 3

Score 1″ from the top.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the leaves stamp and the VersaMark ink pad, cover with Mboss Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 5

Stamp with letters stamp and the VersaFine CLAIR ink pads.

 

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Step 6

Distress the edges of the paper with VersaColor Black ink.

 

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Step 7

Place an Ancient Dynasty Coin to the score, leaving the hole of the coin above it, and mark around the coin to the long side. Cut around the marked half circle and the scoring line (only to the part of the long side of the bookmark).

 

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Step 8

Cover with Creative MEDIUM clear to protect the paper.

 

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Step 9

Turn the bookmark backside and add Tear It! Tape on the short only part of it and glue on the long one.

 

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Step 10

Add the Ancient Dynasty Coin on the gap and tie a tassel.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Ancient Dynasty Coins – Prosperity

• VersaFine CLAIR – Glamorous, Warm Breeze, Tulip Red

• VersaMark Ink Pad

• VersaColor Black

• Mboss – Gold

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Walnut Ink Crystals

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Dauber

• Palette Knife

 
Other materials

Card stock natural

Moking travel stamp – Forest Whispers

Kaisercraft stamp set – Lush

Tassels

Water sprayer

Heat tool

 

Make a Super Fun Birthday Party Banner

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Cut some V-shape fabric pieces and decorate with large dots using MEMENTO inks and Imagine’s Jumbo Daubers. Use the Tear It! Tape to set everything in place and small round pieces of SHEET metal to add some shine and embellish this party banner.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Lay the piece of fabric and mark two lines with 8″ apart of them. Mark the top every 6″. Leave 3″ from the same start point to the bottom line and mark again every 6″ and this will be the pointed edge of your flag. Mark the side lines in V shape and cut the flags.

 

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Step 2

Use the Jumbo Daubers and the MEMENTO ink pads, Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Lilac Posies to make large spots just by long pressing the Jumbo Daubers on the fabric.

 

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Step 3

Use stamps and the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad to randomly place sentiments on the fabric.

 

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Step 4

Cut 3×1.5in pieces of the card stock to create tags, stamp with the happy birthday stamp and the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad and distress the edges with the MEMENTO ink pads.

 

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Step 5

Place Tear It! Tape on the back of the tags and place them on the flags.

 

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Step 6

Add Tear It! Tape to the top edge of the back side of the flag and fold to the size of it.

 

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Step 7

Open holes to the flags, tie a 7″ long piece of jute cord to connect the flags and add ribbons and round SHEET metal pieces in the middle of each cord.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

SHEET metal – 1 inch

MEMENTO ink pads – Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Lilac Posies

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

Jumbo Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Card stock in natural color

Cotton fabric / canvas

Ribbons

Jute cord

Celebrations stamps

Ruler

Scissors

Round hole punch (optional)

Corner punch (optional)

 

Make a Star-Spangled Independence Day Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Celebrate Independence Day with an easy to make Kraft paper card, using Walnut Inks and adding some shimmer with Delicata inks.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Damp the Jumbo Daubers with the Walnut Inks and press them to the edges of a 4×6 inch white card stock to create a thick line.

 

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Step 2

Use a large Stipple Brush to add strike shimmering color from the Delicata ink pads, Sapphire Blue and Ruby Red on the above lines.

 

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Step 3

Cut a star from a piece of Kraft card stock and stamp stars with the VersaColor White ink pad.

 

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Step 4

Cut 5 inch long pieces of the gingham ribbons and add Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 5

Place the ribbons to form an X shape and stamp upon them with the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad and the Sunshine stamp.

 

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Step 6

Stamp the “CELEBRATE” sentiment with the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne, cut around and place it on a bit larger Kraft color paper cutting.

 

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Step 7

Set the sentiment with Tear It! Tape and then on a card base.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Cherry Blossom, Cornflower

VersaColor – White

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

Delicata – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red

Stipple Brush

Jumbo Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Card stock

Gingham ribbon – blue, red

Darkroom door stamp – Sunshine

Star stamp

Celebrate stamp

Make a Key Holder with Metal Dog Tags

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Use two SHEETmetal dog tags to easily make a key holder that is colored with StazOn inks. Attach metallic gears and charms on the tags using Goosebumps texture spray that works as a glazing medium too.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes plus drying time

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Place Tear It! Tape on one of the two SHEET Metal tags and glue together.

 

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Step 2

Remove the protective film and with the help of the sponge daubers color the surface using the StazOn Ultramarine, Timber brown and Black cherry ink pads.

 

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Step 3

Let it dry for a few seconds and secure the colors with a layer of GlazOn using an InkBlusher.

 

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Step 4

Deep a wooden stick in the bottle of the GooseBumps and place a thick layer of the medium on the tag. Place the charms and let it dry.

 

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Step 5

Color further the metallic charms with the StazOn ink pads and again secure with the GlazOn.

 

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Step 6

Add a chain or a key holder lobster and a ring.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

SHEET Metal – Dog Tags

StazOn – Ultramarine, Timber brown, Black cherry

GooseBumps Dauber Top Bottle – Original

GlazOn – Clear

InkBlushers

Sponge Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Metallic gears and charms

Ring and lobster lock for key holder

Make an Elegant Happy Father’s Day Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Match a few colors and an elegant sparkling background using the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder to make a special card for Father’s day. Contrast among black and white with a touch of gold give a smart look on the card that can be made by anyone.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 45 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp in a repetitive pattern the diamond chain stamp on a 4x6in card stock using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder and heat set to create the background.

 

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Step 2

On a 4.5″ x 2″ piece of cardstock stamp the Happy Father’s Day sentiment on the lower part of it and on a small piece of cardstock the tie using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with gold Mboss Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 3

Color the inner part of the stamped tie with All-Purpose Ink Vegas Gold and cut around the design.

 

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Step 4

Cut a 2″ piece of the gingham ribbon and fold the two edges to the low middle of it to form a collar shape. Glue it on the long piece of the cardstock and add the stamped tie with some foam tape.

 

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Step 5

Cut 4″ long pieces of the ribbons and set together with Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 6

Finally usually Tear It! Tape to set the ribbons on the background and continue adding the long cardstock piece.

 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold, New Year’s Eve

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Grosgrain ribbon

Gingham ribbon

Crafty Secrets stamps – Favourite Fellas

Heat tool

Card stock

Hot glue

Foam tape

How to Make Little Paper Bags for Wedding and Party Favors

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Decorate folded into bag paper cuttings that are distressed with Walnut Inks and stamped with a lace design using MEMENTO ink. Add a round SHEET metal charm with an embossed heart on it. Add sweets in the bags and place them in baskets, on side tables or hang them on branches in a large vase.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 min

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut 8×3″ pieces (~half of an A5)of the cardstock and spray them with Ink Potion No 9. While still wet, spray with the Walnut Inks Cherry Blossom and Lilac in some distance from the papers.

 

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Step 2

Let them dry (or speed up the process with a heat tool), mark the center (long side) and score ¾in from the center left and right.

 

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Step 3

Stamp the lace stamp with MEMENTO Grape Jelly ink pad.

 

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Step 4

Color the round SHEET Metal pieces with the StazOn Royal Purple.

 

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Step 5

When the ink dries, stamp a heart with the VersaMark ink pad, cover with Mboss White Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 6

Add Tear It! Tape to the inner if the card cuttings and place the sweets (flat ones will fit better and they can be any shape (like hearts, squares).

 

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Step 7

Punch a hole to the folded sides and cut 4″ long pieces of the lace, the ribbon and and the cord.

 

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Step 8

Fold in half the above cuttings and glue them just below the punched hole.

 

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Step 9

Add the round SHEET Metal charm with some cord (which can be also used to hang the paper bag).

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

MEMENTO – Grape Jelly

Walnut Ink – Cherry blossom, Lilac

Ink Potion No.9

SHEET Metal – Round 1″

Tear It! Tape

Sponge Daubers

Mboss Embossing Powder – White

VersaMark – Original

 
Other materials

250g/m2 – 115 lb Cardstock Natural

Kaiserkraft Stamp – Lace

Heart Stamp

Hole Punch

Heat Tool

Hot Glue

Lace, Ribbon, Cord

Sweets