Make Fun Motivational Bookmarks using Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hey there friends, it’s LeeAnn here. Lets get inky today making some fun book marks using Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in different colors from Imagine Crafts. This was so fun and easy perfect for that beginner or advanced crafters.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray | Imagine

• VersaFine Clair | Imagine Nocturne

• Craft Mat | Imagine

Other Products:

Kat Scrappiness Tag Essentials Die Set
Stampers Anonymous Motivation 3 stamp set
MISTI Stamping Tool

 

How to Create Neon Birthday Cards

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By Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with some quick and easy birthday card featuring some on trend Radiant Neon colors.

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Radiant Neon 4: Warm and Cool
VersaFine Ink Pad: Onyx Black
Mboss Embossing Powder: Clear
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
Stazon All Purpose Stamp Clear

Other supplies used:

Zig Wink of Stella Pen: Clear
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: White and Metallic Gold
Neon Clay Embellishments
Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock: Ruby Red
Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

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Learn How to Make a Wedding Shaker Card with Memento and Delicata Inks

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. I’m so excited to share this wedding shaker card with you. I made it for a friend who is getting married this month! I tried to combine lots of things that I love: pastel colors, interactive cards, shimmery elements, and this is the final product. I hope you’ll enjoy the ink pad tips and tricks I shared in today’s tutorial. I would love to know which was your favorite! 

 

Directions:

Supplies Used

Imagine:
Other products:

• Mama Elephant Oh Happy Birds Stamps and Dies
• Copic Sketch Markers:
• Bird (teal): BG000, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
• Tuxedo (Cool Grey): C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
• Bow and Flowers (Pink): R81, R85, R89
• Berries, Bell, and Beak (yellow): Y11, Y15, Y18
• Leaves (Green): YG17, G28
• Neenah Solar White Cardstock
• Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
• Foam Tape

 

 

Learn the Technique in Creating an Eye-Catching Faux Scratchboarding Card

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By Alison Heikkila

Do you remember Scratch Art? There’s a black piece of heavy cardstock and you use pointy tools to scratch the black away, to reveal colors underneath? Some folks made really incredible art with this technique…I know my kids always enjoyed doing it too. How would you like to recreate that look of scratch art, but in a lot less time? It’s fun, and it gives you another way to use your reinkers.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 20-30 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

Gather your supplies. You’ll need a gel printing plate (mine is a 6″x6″), reinkers ( I used 5 Radiant Neon colors), a brayer, and some copy paper. You can use heavy weight cardstock if you prefer.

 

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Step 2

Squirt a small amount of reinkers in lines on your gel printing plate. You don’t need too much. I have a little more than I needed on mine.

 

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Step 3:

Using a brayer, roll over the ink to get the colors to begin to blend. Try to keep from moving the brayer too much from side to side, as that will have the colors blend, and you’ll lose the distinction of each color.

 

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Step 4

Apply your piece of copy paper to the gel plate, and rub the back of the paper with your hands. Be sure to have contact with the entire surface. Once you think the ink has transferred, slowly peel back the paper. If you see you need to transfer the ink better, place the paper back down and rub the back of it again.

 

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Step 5

Choose your stencil and grab VersaFine ink in Onyx Black. Once the gel print is completely dry, tape down the stencil on top of the print.

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Step 6

Using an ink dauber, apply a heavy coat of Onyx Black VersaFine all over the gel print. Make sure you don’t move your stencil, and that you get a deep, even coat of ink across the entire area.

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Step 7

When the stenciled area is thoroughly covered with ink, remove the stencil.

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Step 8

Optional- You may choose to leave the background as-is, or to enhance it further with embossing powder. I opted to use black embossing powder to give it some shine. You may also use clear over the black ink. ***Take this a step further and use a different contrasting color altogether!

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Step 9

Pour the embossing powder all over the print and shake off the excess. If you see stray bits of powder where you don’t want it, use a small, dry brush to swipe it away. Heat the powder with an embossing tool, but please keep in mind that if you used copy paper, the paper heats up quickly.

Step 10

Trim down your background to 3 3/4″ x 5.” This will leave you a nice big strip that yuo can use on a different card another time.

Step 11

Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2.” Adhere your stenciled piece to the black with the adhesive of your choice.

 

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Step 12

Ink up your sentiment with VersaMark Ink. The sentiment I chose had many other sentiments with it, but I only wanted to ink up one. I put tape on the sentiment above and below the one I wanted to use, then I used the VersaMarker to ink up the one I wanted. You can use the VersaMark Pad for this too, but the pen is nice and small.

Step 13

Remove the tape and stamp the sentiment on to a strip of black cardstock.

Step 14

Sprinkle white embossing powder on to the sentiment, shake off excess, and heat set.

Step 15

Apply Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Pink to the edges of your (white) card base.

Step 16

Adhere the top layers (including the sentiment) to the card base.

Step 17

Using On Point Glue, adhere flat-backed rhinestones around the sentiment strip.

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The end result is a fun, eye-catching card that can be used for many occasions. You can experiment with different combinations of reinkers and stencils to get completely different looks.

Art Supplies

Imagine

Radiant Neon Reinkers in Electric Pink, Electric Yellow, Electric Green, Electric Blue, and Electric Purple
Radiant Neon Ink Pad in Electric Pink
Embossing Powder in Black and White
On Point Glue
Sponge Dauber

Other

Sassy & Crafty: Stained Glass Hearts Stencil
Doodles Paper Playground: Neon Flat-backed Rhinestones
Taylored Expressions & Brutus Monroe: Simple Strips- Crafty
Black Cardstock
White A2 Card Base

 

Make a Beautiful Heart-Shaped Plywood Ornament

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make a distressed heart-shaped plywood ornament with Walnut Inks. Color with Memento inks for a smooth result and decorate with stamps and StazOn inks for a sharp and bleedless design.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Paint the plywood shape with All-Purpose White ink color. Let it dry well.

 

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Step 2

Sprinkle drops of the Walnut Ink Eucalyptus, add very few Walnut Ink Crystals and spray with water to dilute further. Dry well.

 

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Step 3

Use a Sponge Dauber to smoothly add color with Memento Rich Cocoa and Pear Tart ink pads.

 

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Step 4

Stamp the foliage first with the Memento Bamboo leaves and then stamp on top, slightly offsetting to the first design, with StazOn Olive Green.

 

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Step 5

Stamp butterflies with StazOn Fuchsia pink and Royal Purple ink pads.

 

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Step 6

Add a sentiment with StazOn Jet Black.

 

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Step 7

Cut 12″ long pieces of the cotton ribbon and spay with the Walnut Inks Eucalyptus, Lilac and Cherry Blossom. Let them dry.

 

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Step 7

Tie the cotton ribbons on the heart shape.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

All-Purpose Ink – White

Walnut Ink – Eucalyptus, Lilac, Cherry Blossom

Memento – Pear Tart, Rich cocoa, Bamboo Leaves

StazOn – Olive Green, Fuchsia Pink, Royal Purple, Jet Black

Sponge Daubers

 

Other

Plywood Heart Shape

Kaisercraft – Tigerlily Stamps

½” Cotton Ribbon

 

 

Make a Happy Birthday Sunburst Card Using VersaFine Clair

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By Katy Ingram

– Hello my friends! Katy here and today. In this video, I am going to show you how easy it is to create this super simple Happy Birthday sunburst card with a stencil and a few VersaFine Clair inks. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: about 15 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• VersaFine Clair Inks: Paradise, Warm Breeze, Monarch, Charming Pink

• Emboss Embossing Powder: Silver

• VersaMark Dazzle: Frost

• Sheer Shimmer Stix: Sparkle• On Point Glue

Other Products Used:

• Heavyweight White Cardstock
• 48 Lb Vellum
• Waffle Flower Happy Birthday Stamp and Die Set
• Heavyweight Black Cardstock