Learn How to Stamp with Leaves to Create a Beautiful Thank You Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Use a small leaf to stamp on a card with MEMENTO ink and color real leaves with StazOn ink to decorate it. Seal the leaves with Creative MEDIUM to protect and easily use them as embellishments.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Place Tack’ N Peel on a stamping block and set a leaf. Cut around the leaf using a sharp blade and remove the Tack’ N Peel.

 

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Step 2

Stamp with MEMENTO Rich cocoa on a 4x6in piece of card stock.

 

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Step 3

Distress with MEMENTO Desert sand.

 

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Step 4

Color leaves with StaZon Black cherry ink pad.

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Step 5

Cover all the leaves with Creative MEDIUM using an Ink blusher.

 

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Step 6

Stamp a thank you sentiment with StazOn Black cherry and cut around.

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Step 7

Wrap some jute cord and glue on the card. Continue adding leaves.

 

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Step 8

Place the wood slice and the thank you sentiment. Attach on a card base using Tear It! Tape.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• StazOn – Black Cherry

• MEMENTO – Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Sponge Daubers

• InkBlushers

• Tack’ N Peel

• Tear It! Tape

 

Other

• Small leaves

• Natural color heavy card stock

• Precious remembrance school stamp set

• Jute cord

• Small wood slice

• Hot glue

 

 

Create Fall Inspired Cards With VersaFine Clair Inks

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello and welcome! Katy here with a new video. Many of you may have noticed from my last couple videos that I use VersaFine Clair Inks a lot and that I love to ink blend with them. Today’s video is no exception. I used two VersaFine Clair Inks that blend beautifully and create the most amazing burnt orange color that is perfect for Fall. In the video I also talk a bit about how to have better success with your ink blending by using Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper and I also show you a simple way to create sentiment strips that are fool proof. I hope you find these tips helpful and I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Thanks For Watching.

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Versafine Clair Inks Cheerful, Glamorous and Chianti.

• On Point Glue

• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold

Other Products Used:

• Gina Marie Designs Tribal Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies
• Honey Bee Large Thanks Die set
• Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Stamp & Die Set
• The Greetery Sentiment Suite Thank You stamp set
• Waffle Flower Oversized Hugs Stamp Set
• Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil
• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper.
• Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate Cardstock

 

THANKS, You Mean So Much To Me with Imagine Crafts

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By LeeAnn McKinney –

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a fun Thanks card, using products you might not think about when not using them in the means intended.

I purchased a few (4) Hot Foil Dies a couple months ago, and didn’t have the machine needed to play with them. So I’ve been thinking, and decided to use them like a letter press. I inked up the Fall Leaves with VersaFine Clair Pigment Ink in Tulip Red, Summertime Cheerful, Verdant and Pinecone, taped it to a panel of Mixed Media Cardstock and then did the same with the word “Thanks”, using Delicata Golden Glitz. I used a piece of heavyweight cardstock and rubber embossing pad, on my big shot platform, then added my panel with the foil plates adhered to it and then the regular top plate, ran it through my big shot twice (forward then back) and wow, other than a little over-inking where I tried to cover up with some sequins they turned out amazing. I used On Point Glue to adhere the sequins and Tear It! Tape to adhere the panel to my cardbase. I also heat embossed the secondary part of the sentiment using Mboss Gold Embossing Powder.

Hope you enjoy. Watch until the end and let me know which card you prefer, the card on the left without the sequins or the card on the right with the sequins. Oh, forgot that I used Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz on my panel as well.

Thanks for watching, have a great day.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

 

• VersaFine Clair

• VersaMark Watermark Ink

• Paper Delicata

• Mboss

• Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz

 

Other Products:

• Kraft Cardstock (heat embossed strip)
• Heavyweight Letter Press Cardstock
• Aww-Tumn Embellishment Sequin Mix

 

 

Make a Thankful Card Using Multiple Stencils

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By Alison Heikkila –

I love to use stencils. They’re an inexpensive and simple tool that has a ton of options. For this Thankful card, I used stencils in a few different ways, along with a fun background stamp. You do not need to have the exact items I used to get this effect, so check through your stash to see what you have to recreate this look. Combining these tools along with some of your favorite inks from Imagine, will give you a visually interesting and unique card.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1:

Tape your background panel of Smooth Bristol Cardstock (4″ x 5 1/4″) to your craft mat. Adhere your stencil on top with washi tape.

Step 2:

Using a Blending Brush, apply Morocco, Tangelo, and Dandelion Memento Inks on to the panel, being sure to blend the colors where they meet.

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Step 3:

After checking the panel to make sure the stenciling is complete, transfer the panel and the stencil to a stamping platform. Adhere the 2 pieces in the middle of the platform temporarily.

Step 4:

Attach your stamp to the platform. We’ll be using this houndstooth background stamp with VersaFine Clair in Pinecone.

Step 5:

After inking up the stamp, press the stamp very firmly. You need to try to get the inked image past the stencil, which has some dimension. Depending on your stencil and the stamp, you may or may not get a complete image. This is fine, either way. It just depends on the look you’re going for. You can see on my example below, that the houndstooth pattern didn’t go from edge to edge on all the leaves, but I like this look.

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Step 6:

Using another stencil with a small design, apply Pear Tart around the foliage. We’re only inking the white spaces with this design. I chose a grid pattern that is easy to line up as I work my way across the card.

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Step 7:

Using the same grid pattern, I inked it up on to a deep pumpkin colored cardstock with Memento ink in Morocco.

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Step 8:

Arrange the sentiment die on top of the stenciled cardstock and die cut.

Step 9:

Repeat the process with brown cardstock

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Step 10:

Adhere the brown outer portion of the die cut to the card panel.

Step 11:

Adhere the stenciled letters into the negative spaces. Don’t forget to add the center of the “a” in brown!

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Step 12:

On an A2 sized card base, ink the edges with Pear Tart Memento ink.

Step 13:

Adhere your card panel to the card base.

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Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Memento Ink in Morocco
• Memento Ink in Tangelo
• Memento Ink in Dandelion
• Memento Ink in Pear Tart
• VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone

Other:

• Brutus Monroe: Fall Foliage Stencil
• Simon Says Stamp: Game Day Patterns
• Simon Says Stamp: Bold Thankful Die
• Erin Lee Creative: Houndstooth 6×6 Stamp
• Strathmore Smooth Bristol Cardstock
• Brown and Pumpkin Colored Cardstock
• White A2 Sized Card Base
• Blending Brushes
• Adhesive

Create a Clean and Simple Fall Layered Card

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By Neva Cole –

In today’s tutorial, I will demonstrate how to use both VersaMark and Kaleidacolor ink to create a layered background for a clean and simple design fall card. VersaMark is a beautiful watermark ink especially on dark cardstock.

Skill:  Beginner

Time:  30 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

Trim a cream cardstock base to 8.5” x 5.5”, score and fold in half.  Trim a dark brown cardstock to 4.25” x 5.5”.

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Step 2

Use a stamp platform and stamp the leaf images in VersaMark Dazzle Champagneon the dark brown cardstock.  Any VersaMark ink will work, but there is a bit of Champagne shimmer with the Dazzle ink.  With the stamps in the same position on the stamp platform, stamp in Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight.  The Oak leaf is stamped on the darker brown end and the maple leaf is stamped on the lighter orange end of the Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight pad.

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Step 3

Continue stamping the base cardstock and dark brown cardstock.  Clean stamps between the Kaleidacolor ink and VersaMark ink.  It is not necessary to clean after the VersaMark ink as it will not affect the color of the Kaleidacolor ink.

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Step 4

Trim 0.5” from each edge of the brown cardstock.

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Step 5

Stamp the leaves in Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight.  The sentiment is stamped in the darkest color of the ink pad.  (I choose and another sentiment for the finished card.)  Die cut the leaves and the sentiment.  Edge the banner sentiment with a Brush Tip Fanstix using the orange from the Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight.

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Step 6

Line up the dark brown cardstock with the base layer.  Adhere with Tear It! Tape.  Adhere the oak leaves with Tear It! Tape and the maple leaf and sentiment with dimensional foam adhesive.

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Technique Tuesday I Give Thanks Stamp and Die
  • Lawn Cuts Everyday Sentiments Banners

Create Zara Dress Inspired Floral Card

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone! It’s Jessica here and welcome back to another video tutorial. This time I have a new theme to share with you! Do you ever feel inspired by your clothing, perhaps you love the print, or maybe the colors catch your eye? I personally have a lot of floral clothing and I’ve always wanted to recreate them into cards! This time I picked a Zara dress with red, pink, and purple flowers. It’s really a jump from my comfort zone as I’ve never paired these colors together. But I love the end result so much! I hope this video will inspire you to take a look around your house or peek into your wardrobe for some crafty inspirations! 

Skill: Advanced

Directions:

Supplies Used

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Imagine:

Top Red Flower: Delicata Rose Gold / VersaFine Clair Glamorous / Delicata Ruby Red
Middle Pink Flower: Delicata Champagne / VersaMagic Pixie Dust / Delicata Rose Gold
Bottom Red Flower: Delicata Pink Shimmer / VersaFine Clair Glamorous / Delicata Ruby Red
Green Leaf: VersaMagic Sage / VersaMagic Spanish Olive
Grey Leaf: Brilliance Starlite Silver / VersaFine Clair Morning Mist / VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Small Purple Flowers: VersaFine Clair Nocturne / VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea / Encore Purple / Delicata Ruby Red
Sentiment: StazOn Pigment Snowflake
Background Splatter: Delicata Black Shimmer

• Delicata
• StazOn
• StazOn Pigment ink
• VersaFine Clair
• VersaMagic
• Craft Mat
• StazOn Cleaner

Other products:

• Altenew Beautiful Day stamps and dies
• Pink and Black Cardstock
• Stamparatus
• Aqua Painter
• Foam Tape