Learn How to Build a Papercrafted Wreath with Dewlets

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Build a Papercrafted Wreath with Dewlets

I love my Dew Drop ink pads…they are just the right size. They are small enough that they take up less space yet big enough to hold lots of ink for all of my projects. Imagine has come up with an ingenious idea of using these Dew Drops not only as ink but as the main component of a project using the brand new Dewlets dies! These little dew drop shaped cutting dies are perfect for all sorts of projects including the Laurel wreath I made for you today.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 4 hours

Directions


Step 1

Stamp out dozens of dew drops using several colors of Memento and VersaMagic inks. In addition to these Dew Drop shapes, I also rubbed Delicata Golden Glitz and Emerald Green inks onto white cardstock.


Step 2

Die-cut all of the dew drops using the Dewlets dies. Cut out dew drops from the cardstock covered with Delicata inks as well.


Step 3

Rub VersaFine Clair in Shady Lane along the pointy edges of the Dew Drops to help “bring ‘em all together”.


Step 4

Tear strips of brown craft paper into 1.5 – 2” wide strips. Wrap these strips around a foam wreath until the whole wreath has been covered.


Step 5

Begin gluing the laurel leaves to the wreath in a diagonal line.


Step 6

Continue gluing on leaves until the wreath is covered.


Step 7

Affix a bow and rusty jingle bell (if desired).

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Styrofoam Wreath
  • White Cardstock
  • Kraft Paper
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Rusty Bell

Create an Inspiring Card with Rinea Foil

by Jowilna Nolte

Create an Inspiring Card with Rinea Foil

What perfect way to create an Autumn inspired card than using the wonderful range of StazOn inks from Imagine and Rinea Foils. These foils are great for coloring and die-cutting and together make for a stunning effect. Take a look at how I achieved this stunning end result using these amazing products.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Add a layer of wide double sided tape to the back of a sheet of Rinea Foil and adhere it to a piece of plain cardstock to make it nice and firm for die-cutting.


Step 2

Use a frame die to cut the foil. Because of the added cardstock, the die did not cut through but rather created an embossed look. The double-sided tape also helps to keep all those little pieces intact adding to the overall look.


Step 3

Use your StazOn inks with the direct to paper technique to add color to the foils. Start with the lightest color first and then work your way to the darkest color. Repeat as necessary to add as much color as you like. The raised areas on the foil will pick up the color, but leave some of the green foil visible adding to the multicolored effect.


Step 4

On smooth white cardstock stamp leaves using VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink.


Step 5

Mix Walnut Ink Crystals with water to create a liquid. Then use a water brush to paint your leaves. Create shading by adding plain crystals and then blend them with your water brush to dissolve them into a darker shade on your leaves. Cut out the leaves.


Step 6

Stamp a sentiment on an oval card using VersaFine Clair in Pinecone. Lightly ink the edges with the same color and a sponge dauber.


Step 7

Adhere the foil panel to the front of your card, add the cutout leaves and then add a layer of GlazOn to the leaves and leave to dry. The foil adds a beautiful shimmer and together with all the colors you have just created a spectacular fall theme encouragement card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Stamps – feather, sentiment
  • Kaisercraft – Die-cut
  • Embellishments
  • Water brush
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Die-cut machine
  • Card base
  • Pattern Paper
  • Watercolor paint

Learn How to Create a Christmas Card with Rinea Foil Paper!

by Melissa Andrew

Learn How to Create a Christmas Card with Rinea Foil Paper!

Today, I show you how to create a simple overlay background with Rinea foil paper over a Fireworks Shimmer Spray background for a Christmas card. In addition, I teach you how to use a simple masking technique to double your stamping effect as well as Memento markers to create dimension. Enjoy!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour +

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

• Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray – Tangelo, Dandelion
• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
• Memento Markers – Cottage Ivy, New Sprout, London Fog, Tuxedo Black
Irresistible Pico Embellisher – Gold Shimmer, Wedding Dress White
• On Point Glue
• Tear It! Tape

Other

• Rinea Ebony Foil Paper – http://bit.ly/2zZa308
• Little Darlings Rubber Stamps – Tree line http://bit.ly/2PyzMHs and Mountains http://bit.ly/2ORquRI
• Whimsy Stamps – Everyday Scripted Sentiments http://bit.ly/2Ke3Sub
• Whimsy Stamps – Penguins Winter Adventure http://bit.ly/2A2uEku
• Paper Trimmer
• Scissors
• Masking Paper
• Watercolor Paper
• White Card Stock
• Heat Tool

Learn How To Create Cards With Versatile Vellum

by Elina Stromberg

Learn How To Create Cards With Versatile Vellum

As a paper crafter, I’m sure you’ve come across a material called vellum. Hundreds of years ago ‘vellum’ was used to describe a thin, yet durable paper made from calf’s skin, but today this translucent, parchment resembling specialty paper is made from cotton and pulp. Vellum is usually white, but it is available in various other colors, too. Vellum’s unique characteristics have made it a popular material among paper crafters. However, some crafters consider vellum to be a bit tricky material to work with and knowing a few tips and tricks may help in the process. The best way to get familiar with the versatility of vellum is just to start playing and experimenting. Let me share with you a couple of ideas of how I like to use this great material.

Layering vellum on patterned paper

Vellum is translucent so it can be placed over a patterned background without completely hiding the underlying pattern. This characteristic is a great way to calm down a busy background, and if you place other elements on the vellum layer they will not blend into the background pattern.

Layering vellum on patterned paper

Transparency of vellum has its pros and cons. The background pattern will show through, but so will most of the adhesives that you need to use for attaching vellum on the background. However, lightweight vellum does not require too much adhesive to stay in place, and the trick is to use glue only on spots that you can cover later with other elements like frames, cut-out images or sentimetns, flowers, sequins, enamel dots, buttons etc. For some projects, a stapler is a good option for fastening, and on other projects, a metal brad will do the trick.

In my card sample, I die-cut a paper frame that I used for hiding the glue marks.

In my card sample, I die-cut a paper frame that I used not only as a fun layout element, but also for hiding the glue marks where the vellum is attached to the background.

 

Heat embossing

Vellum is a great material for heat embossing. Same supplies (VersaMark and Embossing Powders) can be used for vellum and for paper, and the melted powder will stick as it does on paper.

Simply heat emboss the text on a piece of vellum and attach the strip on the card.

Translucent vellum takes heat embossing to a new level, providing new possibilities to layer stamped elements. This is especially the case with stamped sentiment texts that in some cases are tricky to position on a card. Simply heat emboss the text on a piece of vellum and attach the strip on the card. While the vellum will highlight the raised text, its translucent background will let the underlying pattern to show through too.

Coloring with inks or watercolors

Vellum can be colored with markers, pencils, paints, inks, and watercolors. Vellum does not absorb wet media too well and a watercolor painted vellum surface may start to curl. However, this vellum characteristics can be utilized for creating beautiful vellum flowers where you can use the curling as an advantage:

I started with stamping and heat embossing simple flower images on a piece of vellum.

I started with stamping and heat embossing simple flower images on a piece of vellum.

 

I colored the flowers with All-Purpose Ink in Cherry Pink, adding with a water brush quite a rich amount of water on the petals

I colored the flowers with All-Purpose Ink in Cherry Pink, adding with a water brush quite a rich amount of water on the petals. While vellum was still a bit moist, I cut out the flowers and dried the color with a heat gun.

On this card the background is heat-embossed also, using clear embossing powder.

Using the heat gun to dry the wet inks curled up the flower petals, and by layering two stamped flowers I created a beautiful 3-dimensional flower to be used on a card.

If you are not big on heat embossing, Delicata and Brilliance inks will dry on vellum without heat embossing. Remember though that it will take longer to dry on vellum than on standard cardstock.

Dry embossing

Vellum has a smooth finish that can easily be dry-embossed. The result looks amazing, as the embossed lines turn from frosty white to bright white. If you’re using embossing folders and a die-cutting machine, make sure that you’re applying as little pressure as possible on the folder. A detailed image and heavy pressure will easily break the vellum. I prefer using a stylus for dry embossing vellum. In this technique, I place the piece of vellum on a surface that is a bit soft, like the Imagine Craft Mat or a mouse pad, and trace the lines with a stylus. It’s important to apply just enough pressure to change the vellum from translucent to white, as a stylus can also tear or punch the vellum if too much pressure is used.

With a stylus, you can write texts, doodle swirls or draw

With a stylus, you can write texts, doodle swirls or draw. Instead of free-hand drawing, you can also use a stencil as your guidance. Just place a stencil on the vellum and trace the pattern with a stylus:

Instead of free-hand drawing, you can also use a stencil as your guidance.

I attached the vellum panel on the card with a few stitches on each edge as I did not want to frame it for this layout. Instead of hand-stitching, I could have used a sewing machine for attaching; it works just as well!

I used this dry-embossed vellum background for a simple card project. The dry embossed pattern adds a whimsical element that does not compete with the bold sentiment.

Hope these ideas inspire you to use vellum on your craft projects. I’m sure you will love the versatility of it!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • American Crafts – Vellum
  • Stamps: Carabelle Studio – ‘Little girl with ball’, Visible Image – ‘Somewhere In Time’, Honey Bee – ‘Congrats’, Stampin’Up! – ‘Diagonal Stripe’, Jasmine Jones+Studio Calico – ‘Happy Birthday’, Altenew – ‘Freeform Greenery’.
  • Other stamps: “Thanks” sentiment, Flowers
  • Sizzix – Nesting dies
  • Fiskars – Stylus
  • Dot stencil
  • Water brush
  • Cardstock
  • Card bases
  • Embroidery yarn & needle

See How to Make Earrings with Rinea Foil

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

See How to Make Earrings with Rinea Foil

To be a star yourself, you need extra star shine in your jewelry! Crafting a pair of supersize star shape earrings is easy with Imagine Sheet Metal and the Starstruck foiled paper from Rinea. The Sheet Metal star frames that are created with dies, keep inside the double-sided foiled paper that shows on both sides of the earrings with no extra work. Tear It Tape is a great tool to attach the metal pieces and the paper together. A liquid glue that may leak on in the center. To gift the star shape earrings, create a small pocket with more Rinea foil paper and a small sentiment stamped with VersaFine Clair ink. See how I did it! 

Skill: Advanced
Time: 40 minutes

Directions

Imagine's Sheet Metal using a 2.5-inch and a 1.75-inch star dies
Step 1

Die cut four star-shaped frames from Imagine’s Sheet Metal using a 2.5-inch and a 1.75-inch star dies.

Die cut 2 Rinea foil paper stars
Step 2

Die cut 2 Rinea foil paper stars using a 2-inch wide star frame.

Tear It Tape around the Sheet Metal star frame
Step 3

Place Tear It Tape around the Sheet Metal star frame on the back side of it.

Rinea foil paper star
Step 4

Set the Rinea foil paper star. It will leave space around it so you can easily glue the second-star frame.

Punch a small hole and add a large jump ring and an earring hook
Step 5

Punch a small hole and add a large jump ring and an earring hook. Repeat on the second earring.

5x5 piece of cardstock
Step 6

Score a 5×5 piece of cardstock at the lower 2-inch mark, place Tear It Tape on the short sides and fold to make a pocket.

Rinea foil, place Tear It Tape and glue on the folded side
Step 7

Cut a 1×5 inch piece of Rinea foil, place Tear It Tape and glue on the folded side.


Step 8

Punch two hole on the main card, leaving 1 ½ in from each side.

Stamp the "Wish" sentiment stamp with VersaFine Clair Purple Delight ink
Step 9

Stamp the “Wish” sentiment stamp with VersaFine Clair Purple Delight ink and cut along.


Step 10

Set a star of Sheet Metal that previously removed to make the frame and the “Wish” stamped paper cutting on the front of the card using Tear It Tape.

make a set of star earrings with a matching wish gift card

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea – Starstruck Violet foiled paper
  • 5 x 5 white cardstock
  • Star shape dies
  • Die cutting machine
  • Jump rings and earring hooks
  • Hole punch
  • Crackerbox & Suzy – Wish stamp

Learn How to Make a Holiday Card with a Gel Press and All-Purpose Ink

by Kassy Tousignant

Winter is right around the corner and I love when the snow covers the landscape! When I received the Frosted sampler pack of Rinea papers, I couldn’t resist making a winter card with a cute penguin stamp. I didn’t have white Creative Medium to make my snowflake background, so I mixed some All-Purpose Ink in the clear Creative Medium and achieved great results! I created a wintery background with Doodlestix, a Gelli Press, All-Purpose Inks, and Fireworks sprays from Imagine.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

• StazOn – Blue Hawaii
• All-Purpose Ink – White, Blue Bayou, Sky Mist
• Creative Medium – Shimmer, Clear
• IrRESISTibles Pico embellisher – Shimmer
Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray – Bahama Blue
Tear It! Tape
Doodlestix
Palette knife

Other

• Rinea Paper – Frosted variety pack
• Stacking metal dies – circle
• Vellum paper
• Unity Stamp Co – Penguin stamp
• Glitter
• Ribbon
• Echo Park – Snowflake stencil
Gel Press
• Pipette
• Wooden snowflake
• Cardstock – white