Make Creative Moves in Papercrafting

Happy Monday! Here are two motivating projects that.. should move you! Whether you like to shake or slide we got you covered with two handmade cards by Alison and Roni.

Bright and Botanical Hello Shaker Card by Alison Heikkila

Hello! A Botanic Hello that is! Today, I have a card to share for Imagine’s current challenge, which is “Movement,” made with Mama Elephant’s Botanic Hello stamp. This theme had all sorts of ideas swirling in my head, but I decided to make a shaker card, filled not just with sequins, but seed beads as well.

I started by coloring this beautiful image, which I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black. This stamp may seem daunting at first, but if you break it down into chunks, coloring it can go pretty fast. I started with the leaves on the outside, then the blue flowers, and last the group of purple flowers. I fussy cut the image, then added glitter to the “hello.” On the top third of the letters, I applied On Point Glue, sprinkled on glitter, and shook off the excess. I repeated this step twice more for the entire word. On Point Glue dries quickly, but I let it sit aside while I chose my cardstock colors.

My card base is made out of Grasshopper cardstock and was cut to 6 1/2″ x 10.” I created my layers with my Sizzix dies and paper trimmer. I assembled the shaker box in the standard way, by applying a piece of acetate to a cardstock frame, adhering foam tape to the back, and applying it to the card base. As I mentioned earlier, I added not only sequins, but seed beads as well, which I thought added great texture, movement and sound to the card. On the frame of my shaker window, I sprayed Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost for that extra special finishing touch.

The card has such a big shaker window…my kids and I have a hard time not playing with it! Thank you so much for visiting. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Mama Elephant – Botanic Hello Stamp
  • Stampendous – Ultra Fine Glitter in Melon, Moss Green, and Royal
  • My Colors Cardstock – Grape Vine, Grasshopper
  • DCWV – Blue Cardstock
  • Sizzix – A2 Mating Basics A Dies
  • Sakura – White Gelly Pen
  • Craft Medley – Rhythm ‘N Blues Sequins
  • Canson– Mixed Media Paper
  • Blue and Silver seed beads
  • Foam Tape
  • Acetate

Waterfall Technique Happy Birthday Card by Roni Johnson

Motion…the action or process of being moved. In the sea of interactive mechanisms in cardmaking, papercrafting and scrapbook pages, I had a hard time deciding which one to use. I stumbled upon this tutorial by Kay Williamson called the Waterfall Technique and knew I could take this basic concept with a few modifications and turn it into a fun, interactive motion card. I choose a “Make a Wish” birthday theme card with bambo and teal imagery. I am super happy how it turned out and for those who have a little bit more time this technique is worth it.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • ClubScrap.com – Cardstock, Bamboo Stamps
  • Hardware
  • Brad
  • Twine

How to do a Successful Image Transfer Onto Vertigo

by Nadine Carlier

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Have you ever seen Vertigo and thought it looked cool but wondered what to do with it? Check out the video below by Nadine Carlier showing how she turned an adult coloring book image and some Vertigo into a cute sun catcher to hang in a window. Or it can even be used as an embellishment for a card or scrapbook pages!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min + coloring & drying time

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Leisure Arts Coloring Book – Jungle Wonders
  • Leisure Arts Color Pencils

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Follow Your Heart in Blue Shimmer

by Elina Stromberg

Elina Stromberg creates a lovely Follow Your Heart artwork using Fireworks and On Point Glue.

The new On Point Glue has quickly become my must-have crafting adhesive. The super fine tip allows me to have nice control of the glue, making it the perfect choice for attaching detailed die-cuts, beads, seeds or sequins on my projects. However, On Point Glue can be used in many other creative ways too. This time I made an art piece using On Point Glue for color-resisting on my project.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour + drying time

Directions

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Step 1

Print the text on watercolor or mixed media paper using a light font color. Cover the letters with On Point Glue and let dry. Note that the font color you choose will be visible on your finished project as the glue will dry clear.

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Spray the text with one or several Fireworks! colors. Let dry or dry with a heat gun. 
Once dry splash water on the paper. Water will re-activate the sprayed ink creating lighter splash marks within the color.

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Step 3

Use a baby wipe to gently remove the excess color from the glue-covered words. 
Shadow the letters by tracing them on one side with a black marker (optional). Cut to size and frame. This technique is a fun way to post your favorite quote or inspiring sentiment.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White mixed media or watercolor paper
  • Black marker (permanent)
  • Black picture frame
  • Heat gun

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Make Your Own Mint Candy Treat Bag

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

It may be the thought that counts, but a pretty presentation certainly doesn’t hurt. This candy gift bag is inspired by the color of the month wintergreen mint as well as the flavor it brings to mind. Add a touch of chocolate and how could you go wrong?

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes + drying time

Directions

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 1

Combine White, Ultramarine, and Spring Green All-Purpose inks onto a palette until the desired shade is reached.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 2

Write “mint” on white cardstock with a VersaMarker and emboss with white embossing powder.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 3

Dilute mixed ink with Ink Potion No. 9 and brush the ink across the embossed writing. The embossed areas will act as a resist.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 4

Add sentiment and outline embossed text with Bamboo Leaves Memento Marker.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 5

Trim and mat the decorated panel with chocolate cardstock.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 6

Attach matted panel to the fold-over card on the candy bag. Secure the filled treat bag inside the card with several strips of Tear It! Tape.

This simple and easy gift of chocolate mints and a hand lettered note on the top is a quick and easy way to brighten someone’s day! Happy crafting!

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Plastic tray
  • Paint stirrer
  • Cardstock – white, chocolate
  • Heat tool
  • Paint brushes
  • Cellophane bag
  • Candy mints

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One Tag for Thanks

A Thanksgiving Tag

by Jowilna Nolte

Hand colored fall leaves using Memento Dual Tip Markers adorn a tag featuring the sentiment Thankful by Jowilna Nolte

With a thankful heart we look back and reflect on the year gone by, looking back at how blessed we really are, that we were kept safe in times of danger and provided for in times of need. So now is the time to stand back and create a little something to remind us all of this each and every day. I created a tag that can hang off my cupboard door and each time I open it I can say a little prayer and be reminded of how blessed we are.

Directions

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Step 1

Stamp a whole bunch of autumn leaves onto smooth piece of white cardstock in VersaFine Onyx Black. Color all the leaves in the base color Cantaloupe using your Memento Dual Tip Markers.

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Step 2

Next add a darker shade of color to the center of your leaves using Rhubarb Stalk Memento Marker.

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Step 3

Next add some additional colors using Memento Markers in Love Letter, Potter’s Clay and Tangelo.

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Step 4

Use your Cantaloupe marker to blend over all the colors. This will help to let all the colors run effortlessly into each other and blend away any coloring lines.

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Step 5

Once you are happy with your colors, add a layer of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Shimmer and ‘leave’ to dry! Once dry, fussy cut out your leaves.

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Step 6

Add some stenciling to a tag using Creative Medium and leave to dry. Color the tag using Tangelo and Rose Bud Memento inks. Adhere your leaves to your tag. Die-cut a thankful sentiment Ink with Rose Bud and cover with Shimmer Pico Embellisher. Adhere the sentiment to your tag and a few embellishments to finish it off.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Manila tag
  • Leaf stamp of choice
  • Kaisercraft – Thankful die cut
  • Dyan Reverley – Stencil
  • Adhesive
  • Foam tape
  • Diamante

 

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This Labor Day Paint the Town Red!

Blonde Bombshell

By Roni Johnson

A labor day themed card featuring a watercolored blonde bombshell painting some die cut starts red white and blue in this cute shaker card handmade by Roni Johnson.

Labor Day is always a nice three day holiday after the long dry spell from the 4th of July through August. I love having parties on this long weekend! This patriotic blond beauty will help you and your guests get into the spirit of things by painting the old red, white and blue. There’s also a fun way to add a good bit of dimension to your piece by combining a few die-cuts and irRESISTible Pico Embellishers.

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I started out by water coloring in the bombshell using Memento Dual-Tip Markers and a water brush. You can just lay some ink out on your Craft Mat and pull it up with your water brush. I used the Peach Fabrico marker for her skin tone.

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After I fussy cut her out, I added some dimension to the red paint dripping down the side of the paint can, paint brush and the white dots on the bathing suit.

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I then die cut multiple stars, adhering them together in different amounts to make dimensional stars of varying heights. I coated the tops of my stars with Pico Embellishers. On the largest star, I decided to make that a shaker, so I colored a single layer large star, and only colored part way to suggest that the blonde wasn’t finished painting it.

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To make the shaker, adhere the star stack to your cardstock, shake in some star confetti, adhere the acetate, and finally your partially colored top layer. I chose a blue card base and the sentiment “it’s party time”. I adhered the blonde with some double-sided stick foam tape.

Have a great holiday weekend! Here is the list of supplies used in the making of this super fun project.

Imagine
Other
  • Clubscrap.com – cardstock, sentiment rubber stamp
  • Canson – 140lb cold press watercolor paper
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Patriotic Blonde Bombshell
  • Spellbinders – Seth Apter Robo Star Dies
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Double Stick Foam Tape
  • Liquid Glue

 

 

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