How To Create a 4th of July Card Using Fireworks Sprays

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By Katy Ingram

Hello my friends! Katy here and today I am going to show you how to create this super simple fourth of July card using Fireworks sprays in Danube Blue and Lady Bug, Memento Luxe ink in Wedding Dress and the Brushstix from Imagine. This card came together with several supplies, but when broken down into small steps anyone can create. Check out the video below to see how it all came together. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching.

Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: About 40 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Luxe – Wedding Dress

• Memento – Paris Dusk

• Versafine Clair – Twilight

• Brilliance Ink Platinum Planet

• Delicata Ink – Black Shimmer

• Fireworks Sprays – Danube Blue

• Fireworks Spray – Lady Bug

• Imagine Brushstix

• On Point Glue

Other Products Used:

• 48 lb Vellum

• GMUND 100% Cotton Shiny Cream Cardstock

• Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock

• Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Stamp and Die set

• Concord and 9th Season Turnabout Stamp set

• Honey Bee Stamps Happiness Stamp set

• Simon Says Stamp – Basic Stripes Stamp set

• Kat Scrappiness – Distressed Edge Rectangle Die set

• Mama Elephant – Happy Die

• Hero Arts – Rsvp Cling Tiny Star Background Stamp

• Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper

Learn How to Make a Wooden Wall Art Family Tree

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By Roni Johnson

Since Mother’s Day is quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to make a different type of gift Mom could enjoy all year long. I decided to make a fun and beautiful Family Tree using a wooden tree from Creative Embellishments paired with Imagine’s Walnut Ink Crystals and Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions:

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Step 1

Gather up your supplies, you will need a wood tree, Walnut Ink Crystals, Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray, VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink, Memento Dual Tip Marker and a bit of heavy duty cardstock.

 

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Step 2

Use a craft knife to make small cuts in the wood to separate the leaves from the branches.

 

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Step 3

Sprinkle a small amount of Walnut Ink Crystals into a cup and add a bit of water.

 

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Step 4

Paint the walnut ink onto the tree trunk and branches.

 

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Step 5

Paint the Cottage Ivy Fireworks! spray onto each of the leaves.

 

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Step 6

If desired, paint a second coat of ink where necessary and let the tree dry completely.

 

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Step 7

Spray a sheet of Bristol Cardstock with Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Shimmery Spray; add a spritz of water here and there.

 

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Step 8

Use a heat gun to mix the water and ink around on the cardstock.

 

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Step 9

Once dry, die cut desired number of leaves from the cardstock.

 

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Step 10

Ink the edges of each leaf with Pinecone VersaFine Clair Ink and a sponge dauber.

 

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Step 11

Use a Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Tip Marker to write the names of each family member on a leaf.

 

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Step 12

Adhere the leaves to the tree as desired. You could add them in the form of a traditional family tree or place them randomly over the tree.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine
Other
  • Creative Embellishments Home Décor Wood Tree
  • Paint Brush
  • Bristol Cardstock
  • Heat Tool
  • Craft Knife
  • Spellbinders – Leaf Dies
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Layered Stamping with VersaMagic Dew Drop Inks

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here and I have a Spring-inspired Mother’s Day card to share with you. I have always loved stamp layering and decided to use this new floral stamp set. I paired it up with my all-time favorite ink – VersaMagic Dew Drop, which has great coverage and some of the prettiest pastel colors.

Skill: Intermediate

Directions:

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaMagic Dew Drop

Pixie Dust, Pink Grapefruit, Pink Petunia (Malted Mauve works well too), Thatched Straw, Mango Madness, Aquatic Splash, Turquoise Gem, Aloe Vera, Tea Leaves

• Brilliance Dew Drop – Galaxy Gold

Other products:

• Beautiful Moments stamp set

• All Things Fabulous stamp set and dies

• A Wish for Everything stamp set and dies

• Neenah Solar White cardstock

• Vellum

Learn How to Make a Multi-Colored Easter Card

 

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use a single stamp image and stamp each line with a different ink color. I will also share how to blend VersaMagic inks for a background and take it up a notch by dry embossing.  

 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

 

Directions:

Step 1

Place image on stamp positioner and use a post-it to cover the bottom three lines of the image.  I used a sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Co. titled “Everything Easter” with four lines of text.  Use a paper piercer to tuck the post-it securely in place. Ink the top line with VersaMagic in Aloe Vera.  Remove post-it and stamp image on cardstock. Clean ink off of the post-it so you can use it for subsequent steps.  Clean image after stamping and moving to Step 2. Repeat this after each step through Step 4.

 

Step 2

Use two post-its to cover lines 1,3 and 4 and ink image with VersaMagic in Spring Pansy. 

 

Step 3

Use two post-its to cover lines 1,2, and 4 and ink image in VersaMagic Sea Breeze.

 

Step 4

Use a post-it to cover lines 1,2, and 3 and ink image in VersaMagic in Spring Pansy.

 

Step 5

Clean the entire image and ink in VersaMark and stamp image over the colored lines.  Heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

 

Step 6

Using ink blushers ink a section of 4″ x 5.25″ cardstock in VersaMagic Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy, and Sea Breeze and blend into each color.  Use an ink blusher to ink over the heat embossed sentiment image with VersaMagic Pixie Dust.

 

Step 7

Pressure emboss 4″ x 5.25″ blended color cardstock with Lifestyle Crafts Tide embossing folder.

 

Step 8

Use a sanding block or sandpaper to gently remove the color from the raised areas of the embossed cardstock.  The white color of the cardstock will show through.

 

Step 9

Die-cut sentiment image and use and ink blusher to in the edges in VersaMagic Spring Pansy.

 

Step 10 

Ink the edges of an A-2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) card base in VersaMagic Spring Pansy.

 

Step 11

Adhere layers together with foam adhesive.  Adhere pearl embellishments in curly- ques of the embossed background.  Adhere pearl embellishments to the center of small flower sequins and adhere with On Point Glue.  Tie a triple looped bow from sheer ribbon and adhere with On Point Glue.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co.  Everything Easter
  • Post-it notes
  • Paper piercer
  • Lifestyle Crafts Tide embossing folder
  • Sanding block
  • SpiegelmomScraps 50’s Sock Hop sequins
  • Foam adhesive

Learn How to Make a Faux Blue Delft Bunny Rabbit

By Roni Johnson

Welcome in Spring with this lovely Faux Blue Delft Bunny Rabbit to brighten up your home. Originating in the city of Delft in the Netherlands in the 1600s, this pottery which consists of blue decoration over a white background is a breath of fresh air and the perfect start of this season of renewal. This technique looks daunting but once you break it down into easy-to-follow steps it’s fun and rewarding. The finished project looks stunning and will delight everyone who comes in contact with it.

This technique combines wide-open geometric stamped patterns with areas of saturation to give the piece defined areas to enhance and highlight certain areas of the animal. For this example, I used the more concentrated stamping on the face, ears and a medallion of sorts on its back. You will come to see how this turns a plain paper mache rabbit into a beautiful Blue Delft Bunny sure to please.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours + dry time

 

Directions:

Step 1

Gather up your supplies, you will need a paper mache animal – I choose a rabbit for Spring, tissue paper, Medieval Blue VersaFine Clair ink and Creative Medium (Clear or Shimmer).

 

Step 2

You will also need to gather a few small stamps. For this project I am using roses, leaves and vine peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.

 

Step 3

Prepare the paper mache animal by painting it with white acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry.

 

Step 4

To create the concentrated stamped sections place a sheet of tissue paper over the desired area, in this case the back and trace the shape you wish to create. For this example I wanted a nice sized oval medallion over the back. You can see the faint pencil marking on the tissue paper in the photo.

 

Step 5

Create the medallion by stamping the border along the pencil line from the previous step.

 

Step 6 – Stamp additional images to fill in the medallion.

 

Step 7 – Once the medallion has been completed let the ink dry completely.

 

Step 8 – Use a ruler to stamp a small rose at 1” intervals in a diagonal line.

 

Step 9 – Continue stamping at 1” intervals until the entire piece of tissue paper has been covered.

 

Step 10 – Repeat steps 4-9 for any additional areas you wish to cover with a concentrated stamping. For this example I made pieces for the back sides of the rabbit ears and one for the top of the nose and forehead.

 

Step 11 – Stamp extra pieces of tissue paper with the diagonal 1” pattern to cover any areas which are not going to be covered with the concentrated pieces.

 

Step 12 – Stamp more tissue paper than you think you’ll need just in case. You don’t want to run out in the middle of covering the project and have to stop gluing to stamp more.

 

Step 13 – Apply a layer of Creative Medium over the section of the paper mache you want to begin with and carefully place the piece of tissue paper over the glue.

 

Step 14 – Pick up more Creative Medium on the paintbrush and gently dab the tissue paper and press it onto the paper mache form. Once in place cover the entire piece of tissue paper with a generous layer of Creative Medium.

 

Step 15 – Continue covering the areas where you want the concentrated stamping, next the ears, one at a time.

 

Step 16 – Again gently layer the tissue paper over the Creative Medium base coat then cover with a top coat of Creative Medium. Gently pull away the excess tissue paper and smooth the edges with the paintbrush. Let these areas dry before continuing.

 

Step 17 – Once all of the concentrated areas have been applied (back medallion, ears, and forehead), use the diagonal stamped tissue paper to fill in any additional areas that need covering in the same fashion. Apply a foundation layer of Creative Medium; add the diagonal tissue paper and gently press into the glue then apply a top coat of Creative Medium.

 

Step 18 – Let the Creative Medium dry completely, I left this example dry overnight.

 

Step 19 – Use a sponge dauber to apply a bit of color around the edge and inside of the ear.

 

Step 20 – (Optional) – Glue a bit of marabou feather boa to the tail area.

 

Step 21 – Dye rayon seam binding with Fireworks! Spray ink to create a bow around the bunny’s neck.

 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine
Other
  • Paper Mache Rabbit
  • Tissue Paper
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Roses, Leaves, Vine peg stamps
  • Ruler
  • Paint Brush
  • Rayon Seam Binding
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint – Titanium White
  • (optional) Marabou Feather Boa

Learn How to Make a Butterflies of Spring Card with Ink Blending

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

Blend inks to create backgrounds for a spring-themed card and roll the paper with the help of Ink Potion No9 and secure it with some Tear It! Tape. Stamp with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne and add color with MEMENTO markers.

Directions:

 

Step 1:

Cut a 4×6 in piece of card. Color about half part of the card stock piece with MEMENTO LUXE Pistachio and Pear Tart inks using Sponge Daubers.

 

Step 2:

Stamp the colored part with the MEMENTO Bamboo Leaves and the crackle stamp.

 

Step 3:

Spray it with the Ink Potion No9, cut some part of the blank part of the card stock, and roll it. Use a heat tool to speed up the drying process and secure it with Tear It! Tape.

 

Step 4:

Use a Sponge Dauber to color with the MEMENTO Bamboo Leaves on the white rolled side.

 

Step 5:

Spray Ink Potion No 9 and then Fireworks! Summer Sky on another 5×4 in a piece of the card stock. Let it dry. Use a sponge dauber to lightly distress it with MEMENTO Bahama Blue.

 

Step 6:

Place Tear It! Tape on both pieces of the card stock and set first the blue one and then the green one.

 

Step 7:

Stamp with the VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne and cut around the butterflies. Color with the MEMENTO markers.

 

Step 8:

Glue flower stamens folded in half on the top side of the rolled part.

 

Step 9:

Bend the wings of the butterflies and them. Add the sticker words.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Ink Potion No9

• MEMENTO LUXE – Pistachio, Pear Tart 

• MEMENTO Ink Pad – Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue 

• MEMENTO Markers – Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Rose Bud

• VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

• Fireworks! – Summer Sky

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Daubers

 Other supplies

• Cardstock

• Kaiserkraft – Tigger Lilly stamps

• Stamperia – Crackle Stamp

• Flower Stems

• Tim Holtz Big Chat Stickers

• Hot Glue