Make a Colorful Card Perfect for Advancing to the Next Grade

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By Jowilna Nolte 

– I dream in color literally. This was the case the other night when I dreamt about some alcohol ink that wasn’t alcohol ink. And so experimenting started. I used my VersaFine Clair ink pads on Yupo paper. Now technically this will never dry but here is the trick how to create that gorgeous look.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Time: 30 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

gorgeous colorful card perfect for advancing to the next grade.

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I used 200gsm Yupo paper in white. Swipe the first color of ink across the paper once or twice depending on how wide you would like your strip.

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Step 3

Now continue with the second and third color of ink.

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Step 4

While the ink is still nice and wet use your blending solution and add quite a bit of it onto the ink. Let it sit for a while and then swirl the paper around to mix the colors a bit.

TIP: I also added some into a misting bottle and sprayed the inks to create small little drops of texture on it.

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Step 5

Leave to dry. I left mine to dry for a while and still had some thicker areas where the ink pooled that stayed tacky, so I simply used a clear sealant and sprayed that over the paper and left it again. It dried nicely and now all I have to do is use this gorgeous Faux alcohol ink piece of a project.

Trim your panel to fit onto the front of a folded card and adhere the panel using Tear It! Tape.

Add a vinyl decal and stamped sentiment, then finish off your card with a few scattered diamante. And in a few minutes you created this gorgeous colorful card perfect for advancing to the next grade.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair Paradise
VersaFine Clair Charming Pink
VersaFine Clair Summertime
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue

Other

Yupo paper
Alcohol blending solution
Die-cut: Cricut
Gold vinyl: Cricut
Die-cut machine: Cricut Maker
Embellishments
Stamps: Joy Clair

Learn to Make a Colorful Hummingbird Birthday Card

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By Neva Cole 

In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to make a multi-colored layered birthday cards using a plethora of great Imagine inks.  Hummingbirds can be iridescent, so Encore! Ultimate Metallic, Delicata, and Brilliance inks are used to create a beautiful hummer.  Ombre-hued Kaleidacolor inks are used to create the frame and background.

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  2 hours

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp Hummingbird outline image and flower outline image in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Green.  Using a stamp positioner will allow more precise placement while stamping layers.

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Step 2

Stamp next layer of Hummingbird in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Honeydew and the stem of the flower in Delicata Emerald Green.

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Step 3

Stamp next layer of Hummingbird and flower stem in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Green.

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Step 4

Stamp throat of Hummingbird in Brilliance Pearlescent Purple.

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Step 5

Use a Memento Dual Tip Marker in Tuxedo Black to color eye.  Die cut with matching Frame Cut.

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Step 6

Stamp the layers of the flower with Versa Color Heliotrope, Violet, and Orange.  Die-cut with matching Frame Cut.

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Step 7

Trim cardstock to 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Use a foam brayer to ink the cardstock with Kaleidacolor in Fresh Greens.

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Step 8

Die-cut Foliage Frame.

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Step 9

Trim cardstock to 7 1/8” x 8 ½” and fold in half.  Use a foam brayer to ink the cardstock with Kaleidacolor in Blue Breeze.

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Step 10

Place Foliage frame over blue background to determine position for sentiment.

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Step 11

Stamp sentiment in the darkest color from the Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink pad.  It is easiest to do this with the pad expanded to get just the end inked section of the Kaleidacolor pad.

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Step 12

Adhere layers of card together.  The Foliage frame is adhered with thin dimensional foam adhesive. The upper and lower flowers are adhered with On Point Glue, and the middle flower to thin dimension foam adhesive.  The hummingbird is adhered with thicker dimensional foam adhesive.

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Hummingbird & Frame Cuts
  • Kat Scrappiness Slimline Card Foliage Frame
  • Sponge brayer
  • Dimensional Foam Adhesive
  • Stamp positioner

Stamp with Ancient Dynasty Coins

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Turn the Ancient Dynasty Coins into stamps using Tack ‘n Peel reusable cling sheet and decorate the background using VersaFine CLAIR ink pads.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Sprinkle drops of the Walnut Ink Willow on a 4x6in piece of card stock. Spray with Ink Potion No. 9 to dilute further and dry it.

 

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Step 2

Stamp with the bamboo branch using VersaFine CLAIR Shady Lane and Verdant covering the left half of the card.

 

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Step 3

Place a small piece of the Tack ‘N Peel sheet on an acrylic block and then place the Ancient Dynasty Coin.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the coin and the VersaFine CLAIR Rain Forest on the card stock.

 

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Step 5

Stamp the letters stamp using VersaFine CLAIR Tulip red ink pad on the right side of the card piece.

 

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Step 6

Cut a 4in long piece of the cotton ribbon and hand sew vertically some natural straws cut in various lengths covering only a small part of the ribbon.

 

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Step 7

Pass red cord pieces through the coin and Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 8

Add Tear It! Tape to the back for the cotton ribbon and set on card.

 

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Step 9

Set the coin on the cotton ribbon next to the straws and wave the left red cod through the straws. Tie the right cord behind the cotton ribbon and fold the ribbon to half.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

Ancient Dynasty Coins – Prosperity

VersaFine CLAIR – Shady Lane, Verdant, Rain Forest, Tulip Red

Ink Potion No. 9

Walnut Ink – Willow

Tack ‘N Peel

Tear It! Tape

 
Other materials

Card stock – white

Red cord

Natural straw sticks

Cotton ribbon

Needle and green thread

Artemio stamp set – Life energy

Kaisercraft stamp set – Lush

 

How to Create a Fun and Colorful Birthday Card

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By Jowilna Nolte 

When I think of all my favorite inks I think of how well they can work together. There’s no better way to create interest than combining different types of inks together for some stunning effects and making easy striking cards.

For this card I simply used a single ink splat stamp and combined it with my favorite inks for a stunning end result.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

Combine VersaFine Clair and Memento Luxe inks in the same color to stamp layers. For my first color I combined the yellow inks – first stamping Golden Meadow VersaFine Clair and then on top I stamped Dandelion Memento Luxe.

All my stamping was done in a bit of a diagonal line.

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Step 2

Repeat the process using Verdant VersaFine Clair and Pistachio Memento Luxe.

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Step 3

Repeat the stamping using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair and Teal Zeal Memento Luxe.

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Step 4

Lastly combine the red by first stamping Glamorous VersaFine Clair and then finish off with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink.

Step 5

Trim your stamped panel to fit into a folded card base. Cut a vinyl holographic sentiment and adhere to your card. I off-set mine with a white die-cut piece for a shadow effect and dimension. Finish off with some diamante.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Golden Meadow
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Verdant
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Pistachio
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Dandelion
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Teal Zeal
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Love Letter
Tear it! Tape
On Point glue

Other

White cardstock
Diamante
Die-cut: Cricut Maker
Holographic vinyl: Cricut

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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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 Welcome Baby Card Using Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays

By Katy Ingram

Hello my friends! Katy here and today I am going to show you how to create this super simple baby card using Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays. In the video I show you how easy it is to add to paint with your fireworks sprays. This will give a nice even coverage allowing you to create your own colored paper. Check out the video below to see how it all came together. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: about 30 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays
– London Fog
– Rose Bud
– Lilac Posies
– Lulu Lavender
• On Point Glue
• VersaFine Onyx Black

Other Products Used:

• Honey Bee Stamps Baby Stamp Set
• Pinkfresh Studio Slimline Edgers Die Set
• Watercolor Paper
• White Card Base
• Concord and 9th Simple Serif Alphabet die set
• Grey Card Stock