Quick & Easy Projects: Creating Backgrounds using Fireworks Sprays on a Gel Plate

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I want to show you a quick and easy way of creating backgrounds for cards using Fireworks Sprays on the Gelli Plate. Combined with gesso these sprays can be turned into pastel shades with some fun patterns and textures. I create multiple prints using some for backgrounds and the rest to die-cut elements or stamp on.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Other
  • Stamps Visible Image
  • Diamante
  • Gel Plate
  • Brayer Couture Creations
  • Gesso 
  • Stencil Art By Marlene
  • Watercolor Art By Marlene

Making a Fun Gnome Card With Memento and Creative Medium

by LeeAnn McKinney

Making a Fun Gnome Card With Memento and Creative Medium

Hi there friends, LeeAnn here with a fun beachy card I made using a range of blue hues in Memento Dye inks and texture with Creative Medium.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Kat Scrappiness Summer Gnome Stamp
  • DCAM Splash Stencil
  • Bristol Smooth Card stock
  • Recollections Card stock
  • Foam Tape
  • Repositionable Tape
  • Guillotine Trimmer

Mix your Mediums to Decorate a Chipboard Box

by Lori Warren

Mix your Mediums to Decorate a Chipboard Box

Apply layers of different mediums to create a beautifully decorated box.  This project is full of texture and color.  Challenge your mixed media skills with this intermediate to advanced project.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 20 + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Stamper’s Anonymous Stencil – Tim Holtz Collection
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – Cookie Stencil TCW5002
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW816 Bird and Butterflies
  • Chipboard box
  • Faber Castell Artist PITT Pen

Written Instructions:

  1. Please allow each medium to dry (or heat set) in between each step.
  2. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! New Sprout spray. 
  3. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! Bahama Blue spray.
  4. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! Lulu Lavender spray.
  5. Spray Goosebumps over a stencil. 
  6. On box lid, spray IrRESISTible spray over the stencil.
  7. On box lid, apply Creative Medium over a stencil. 
  8. Use Snowflake StazOn ink pad and rub the pad over the butterfly stenciled image.
  9. Brush on a layer of GlazOn to box lid.
  10. Add shading to box lid using an Artist PITT pen.
  11. Tie string around box lid.
  12. Adhere adhesive pearl
  13. Adhere stickered saying.

Create this project with a coordinating project – Mixed Media Coin Journal

Beginner Guide: Layering Dye Inks with a Stencil

Beginner Guide Learn basics of papercrafting with simple and easy to complete card making projects.

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi friends, LeeAnn here showing an easy technique to make a card that looks like it has an etching effect. Using just a rainbow selection Memento Dye inks, and a stencil this card was so fun to make and can be altered with colors and stencil for any occasion. Bonus Material: See how to cover a slip-of-hand with an easy fix!

Directions

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

Other

Beginner Guide: 5 Ways to use VersaColor Ink for Cardmaking

by Nicole Watt

Join Nicole as she shows you how to add VersaColor ink to your cardmaking projects. She’s got five ways that you can use this water-based pigment ink for various techniques in paper crafting.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

versacolor pigment ink pad

Other 

  • Altenew – Golden Feather Stamp & Die bundle 
  • Hero Arts – Starry Night Stencil 

Quick & Easy Projects: Wish Upon a Star Card

Quick & Easy Projects: Wish Upon a Star Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Here’s some inspiration for a quick card using some of my favorite inks. I used the direct to paper inking to create a simple and quick background but effective and informal just the way I like it. With a bit of bling on top and a gorgeous star, this card is perfect for any celebration.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes + dry time

Directions

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stencil – Stars
  • Stamp – Wish Upon A Star
  • Card Base
  • Card Stock
  • Glitter Paste