Home Again, Home Again

Moments at Home

by Terre Fry

A handmade card featuring colorful die cute leaves inked with Memento Dew Drops with the sentiments "Some of my favorite meoments happened at home" made by Terre Fry.

Fall is a time when all the trees change color, the air begins to get chilly and families spend many hours outside enjoying the richness of the season. I too have been enjoying all the fall festivals my new home in Colorado. But the best part is when I get to spend time with my husband and little girl creating new memories at home.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

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Step 1

Die cut leaves and keep both pieces. Using the negative as a cardstock stencil, sponge the Morocco ink onto the four corners of your card base.

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Step 2

Take the die cuts and rub the leaves with Memento Dew Drops in Morocco, Elderberry and Rhubarb Stalk.

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Step 3

Dab the inked leaves onto the Emboss inkpad, then add the Embossing Powder Clear to each leaf. Heat set the embossing powder.

Step 4

Attach your paper sentiment and die cut leaves to the front of your card base with any other embellishments you choose.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Spellbinders etched dies
  • White cardstock
  • Echo Park – pattern paper
  • Adhesive
  • Twine (optional)

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Owls on Kaleidacolor

What a Hoot!

by Alison Heikkila

An ombre card in browns featuring several die cut and stamped owls handmade by Alison Heikkila.

Hello! Alison here, and today I have a tutorial featuring Imagine’s Kaleidacolor inks. I love the range of colors in these sets. Did you know that you can actually purchase empty pads and create your own rainbow? How cool is that? Today, my project features the Cappuccino Delight set, and since it’s October, my project is Halloween themed.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Push together the pads of the Kalediacolor and roll out the ink on to a brayer. Spray the brayer several times (spinning it as you go) with Ink Potion No. 9 to help the ink stay wet and to encourage the migration of color. Roll out on your cardstock.

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Step 2

While the ink is drying on the watercolor paper (you don’t have a very long wait), stamp the owls (or other fun Halloween stamp) on smooth cream colored cardstock using Rich Cocoa Memento. Die cut.

Step 3

Take the background and lay the owls randomly on top of it. Allow some to overhang. Be sure to have their directions vary slightly for a little more whimsy. You can see this in the left photo below.

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Step 4

Glue down the owls, remembering to leave them hanging off the edge. Once the owls are glued, you can trim off the excess, as seen in the middle photo above. Now you can take those pieces and add them to empty spots on the background as I did in the photo on the right.

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Step 5

Spray the background with Gold irRESISTable Spray and let dry.

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Step 6

Stamp the sentiment using the same Kaleidacolor ink as before. Be sure to push the pads together. I wanted a vertical ombre effect, so I inked my stamp as in the photo above. Then I stamped it on to the same cardstock I used for the owls.

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Step 7

Die cut the sentiment. I used the Large “L” Fitted frame from Stampendous. Using Desert Sand Memento, I tapped the pad lightly on to my sentiment. The ink pad creates a really nice texture on the paper. Then I added Rich Cocoa Memento to the edges.

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Step 8

Ink the card base with Desert Sand Memento and attach the layers together.

Supplies

Imagine

 

Other

  • Sizzix – Retro Halloween Stamp and Die set
  • Hero Arts – Dreams are Made stamp set
  • Stampendous – Fitted Frames Set A
  • Watercolor paper
  • Smooth cream cardstock
  • Brayer
  • Adhesieve

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The Texture of Autumn

Texture Masking Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

A multi-textured card handmade by Martha Lucia Gomez using VersaMagic and VersaFine inks with the sentiment "Hapy Fall"..

Matching die and stamp sets are one of my favorite things. I really get excited about new techniques to use them with. Take a look at how I used my matching set in a different way.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Cut a large piece of masking paper with your dies.

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Step 2

Arrange the die cuts over the front of your cardstock.

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Step 3

Using the four colors of VersaMagic, create your own texture by inking around you card. Dab and swipe with your Dew Drops to get different effects. Let dry (do not remove the masks).

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Step 4

Remove the first mask only. Stamp the first matching image using VersaFine Spanish Moss. Cover the image with Clear Embossing Powder and melt the powder with the heat tool. Remove the second masking and repeat the process. Continue the process with each die cut mask. Use Vintage Sepia on the bottom image.

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Step 5

To create even more texture on the left side, place cross stitch net and ink over this using a Jumbo Dauber with Peanut Brittle and Tangelo Memento Ink.

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Step 6

Adhere the die cut top half of the sentiment, and stamp the bottom half. Assemble card as desired.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Masking Paper
  • Cardstock
  • Hero Arts – Autumn Die Cuts
  • Hero Arts – Autumn Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts – Happy Die Cut
  • Adhesive
  • Cross stitch net
  • Heat tool

 

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How To Create Gold Leaves

Thankful Gold Leaf Card

by Nadine Carlier

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Since the leaves are starting to fall, how about coloring some of them gold?  It’s easy with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and some Creative Medium. See how Nadine Carlier does it in her video below.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Echo Park Embossing Folder – Falling Leaves
  • Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large Dies
  • Heidi Swapp Stamps
  • Cardstock – White, Burnt Orange
  • Ribbon
  • Leaves