Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, Lisa shares how to use everyday embossing folders to create fun Halloween backgrounds by using the letterpress technique with several different styles plus she shares a few tips along the way.

Use Memento dye inks with direct-to-paper techniques to create a distressed look across several card backgrounds such as a numbers theme, an Argyle plaid theme, and a chevron style. These matching trick or treat cards are perfect to pair with candy and gifts for Fall!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 10 minutes per card

Directions

Art Supplies

Other

  • EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator 54-04002
  • Sirio Ultra Black | Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company Inc
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Wagner HT400 Precision Heat Tool-0503038 
  • Hero Arts Nesting RECTANGLE DIES DI198
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates
  • Embossing Folder – Take a Number
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, 5-Inch by 7-Inch
  • Darice 1218-96 Embossing Folder, 5 by 7-Inch, Chevron
  • Copic Sketch Marker – Special Black 110
  • Whimsy Stamps – NEW Monster Parade Die Set 
  • FaBOOlous Sentiments – 4×6 Stamp Set

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

by Lori Warren

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things to decorate and craft with during the Fall Season. Big ones, small ones, any shape and size of pumpkin just makes me smile. In this quick tutorial learn how to transform a normal plastic pumpkin from Hobby Lobby into a shimmery metallic multi-color pumpkin that will delight your guests. This tutorial can be used just to make the pumpkins a different color or you can continue craft with little paper embellishments to create a beautiful home decor piece.

Hoping this project will inspire many smiles this October!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds
  • Twine
  • White card stock
  • Hot glue gun

Learn to Make a Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Mixed Media Thick Board Halloween Tag

by Nicole Watt

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this beautiful sugar skull thick board tag decor. It’s the perfect combination of dark, distressed, but shimmery and beautiful! If it looks like a difficult project, never fear! Nicole will break it down into bite-sized steps that will have you creating one of your own in no time.

See how to use the new StazOn On-Trend Colors for this project.

Skill: Advanced
Time: varies

Directions

Art Supplies 

Imagine
Other

Learn How to Water Color a Halloween Card with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a gorgeous embossed Spider Web theme background using Fireworks sprays. One of my favorite techniques with Fireworks is to remove the lid and use the ink as a watercolor. First I stamp a grungy bird with VersaFine Clair. Since VersaFine is an oil-based ink, the stamped area will not lift when water-based inks are applied. This is an important feature to understand about VersaFine.

Hope you enjoyed this quick lesson. Create your own variation to make cards, Halloween decor, Fall, and other festive holiday crafts. Combining orange, purple, and black ink with a touch of gold creates a stunning end result.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Sewing machine
  • Tombow Glue
  • Vellum
  • Smooth white cardstock
  • Embossing folder – Cricut
  • Cuttlebug – Cricut
  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous
  • Paintbrush

How to Make a Fall Card with One Ink Pad

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends, today I am using my FAVORITE ink pad — Kaleidacolor. This 5-color water-based dye ink pad is very useful for a basic crafting project because it offers a variety of colors and the sliding palette feature gives you a lot of options. The ink pad has a lever to slide each ink pad together and then to pull apart for storing.

To create a beautiful background, just ink up the brayer, and roll it all over the card stock depositing the color down, you can keep going over it multiple times if desired to really get a great blend.

I then stamp out my sentiment and used On Point Glue to adhere falling leaves. I applied three dots of Gold Pico Embellishment to complete this project. I only use Kromekote Glossy Cardstock for this technique and it comes out perfect every time.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Happy Fall Y’all Stamp Set
  • Die Cut Leaves
  • Cardstock 
  • Kromekote Glossy Cardstock
  • Brayer

Building a Flying Witch Halloween Background with a Night Sky

by Lori Warren

Happy Halloween! Today, I will create an ink blended backgrounds with a brayer and blue, brown, and teal colors of VersaColor pigment ink for a Night Sky Halloween Flying Witch Card. It’s a quick and easy way to transform a piece of white cardstock into a blended night sky. I stamp bare tree silhouettes in the foreground to give this design the look of a fall landscape. Another optional step is to flick some white acrylic

Finally, I add a flying witch to the sky section of this card panel and assemble the card! This is an easy Halloween greeting card for friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Cardstock
  • Crafty Individuals – Hug a tree
  • Hampton Art – Haunted
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Tiny Text Halloween
  • Brayer