With the new Dewlet die-cut making cute little elements using your Dew Drop ink pads have just become so much easier. I have always loved cutting them out to make flower petals, but now the job is so much easier thanks to this little cutie. There is a world of possibility with this clever die-cut just imagine all the effects you can create.
Skill: Advanced Time: 1 hour
Use your VersaMagic Dew Drop in Night Sky and stamp directly onto a smooth piece of white cardstock. Leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun.
Use Brilliance Dew Drop in Starlight Silver and stamp directly over the first VersaMagic Dew Drop stamped shape.
While the Brilliance ink is still wet sprinkle with Embossing Powder in Clear. Shake off the excess and return to the container. Heat set using a heat gun until fully melted.
Use your Dewlet die cut shape and cut out the embossed shapes on your die-cutting machine.
I used my Dewlet shapes on my layout to create a beautiful flower element rising out from above the photo matt. These Dewlet shapes are perfect as flower petals but can be used for so much more.
Use Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Summer Sky to adds light blue splats to the background as well as Walnut Ink Crystals.
Valentine’s Day is a cardmaking holiday. If you have a lot of people on your card-receiving list and you need to create several of the same cards quickly, it’s easiest when you limit your supply choices. That doesn’t mean, however, that your cards need to look simple. For this design, I choose the new line of VersaFine Clair inks that are beautifully vibrant and I’ve used Tulip Red to create an amazing background color saturation.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Ink background stamps with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair and stamp onto pattern paper.
Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
Stamp assorted sized flowers with Brilliance ink in Pearlescent Orchid and stamp leaves with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.
Die cut the flowers and leaves using the coordinating dies.
Mat the stamped background with black cardstock. Add the flowers and leaves to the panel with brads
Mat panel with red cardstock. Create a card from black cardstock. Add panel to the card at a slight angle using foam adhesives for dimension.
This month Imagine is celebrating terrific shades of teal and there are quite a few beautiful inks to bring to this party. I love teal and some of my favorite inks include a bit of shimmery goodness in them too. Let’s take a look at how to use these amazing colors with some unique techniques that include plastic wrap, texture paste and sewing to create a fun floral themed card.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Select three colors of Tsukineko Teal ink to be used on your project. I choose Encore, Brilliance and Kaleidacolor Inks. (You could also use StazOn, VersaMagic, Memento or Memento Luxe.) Note that my choices meant we will be blending dye and pigment inks together.
On a plastic sheet add a few drops of Teal dye ink. Mist the ink with water and then pick up some ink with wadded up cling wrap plastic.
Use the inked cling wrap and stamp onto your background. The plastic gives a beautifully textured effect while transferring the ink onto the paper.
Add metallic Teal ink directly onto the paper. Mist the ink with water and use your fingers to spread the ink over the paper.
Add Brilliance Pearlescent Jade onto the paper, mist with water and spread the ink around.
Keep on spreading out the ink and applying color to your paper until you are happy with the look.
Mix Brilliance inker into some texture paste and then apply through a flower stencil. Leave to dry and then add machine sewing, stamping, and embellishments. I stamped the sentiment “#wonderful” as a fun message that can be for a social media maven.
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Some cards we make just for fun and there is no special occasion needed. If you happen to need a card for a synchronized swimmer who also loves monkeys, then I got you covered! Or if you maybe know someone in a local production of The Little Mermaid (who, again, likes monkeys) and needs some emotional support on opening night. Or you are throwing a pool party with an underwater jungle theme? Okay, maybe there are more occasions for a card like this, after all. Regardless, a monochromatic color scheme and liberal use of glossy mediums really sell the underwater look.
My daughter has been playing with this shrink plastic that I got her awhile ago, and while watching her, I came up with this idea to stamp onto the plastic sheets with some layered stamps and make some earring with them. Jewelry isn’t something I normally make, but these were so easy to make I want to more. For the goldfish stamps, I wanted to create metallic sparkly scales, and the Brilliance Ink worked even better than expected.
Below, I put together a tutorial video showing how I created these cute little shrinky dink goldfish earrings…..
Mother’s Day is certainly a special time of year! It is a holiday that doesn’t require a whole lot of planning, just a whole lot of love! We reflect on what we like and appreciate about our moms and with today’s handmade selections it is obvious the feelings are special. Elina Stromberg creates a beautiful nature themed card and Martha lays down creative techniques that give a Mother’s Day card a textured look.
Here in Finland, like in most countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday in May. Since childhood, my mother has received a handmade card from me and this year will not be an exception. Mum, this card is made with love just for you!
I wanted to make the card cute and feminine and thought that the soft pastel colors of DCWV cardstock pieces were just the right choice for this project. Their beautiful color palette work so well together! I started by stamping the bird image on pink cardstock and added some color and shading with Memento inks and a water brush. I stamped the branch, leaves, and flowers, cut the pieces out, and glued the pieces together before placing them on the card front. White color on the background panel is Moonlight White Brilliance ink that I applied on the pink cardstock right from the pad. The textured panel underneath is made by stamping doily images on pink cardstock. I hope she will like my card!
Memento – London Fog, Rose Bud, Lulu Lavender, Cottage Ivy
On today’s Mother’s Day project, I am creating the Mother of Pearl technique on magenta cardstock with Frost White All-Purpose Ink. I love the texture and shimmer this technique creates and feel it adds the extra special touch to this handmade card. Here is how to do it.
Take a piece of regular card stock and sponge it with two or three colors of Memento Ink. I selected Lulu Lavender and Lilac Posies. I started with the Lulu Lavendar and then enhanced the tone with the Lilac Posies. This helps add a sense of color depth to the background. For the pearl effect, put a few drops of All-Purpose Ink Frost White over your mat and apply with a ball of plastic wrap. The unruly nature of the plastic wrap will create chaotic texture and the shimmer of the pearl color ink will pop forward. This papercrafting hack is simple, yet requires some thinking outside of the box!
While the background dries, I sprayed a piece of white cardstock with four different colors of Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays. Then I stamped flowers using VersaMark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I fussy cut the flowers and detailed the inside of the flowers using a tiny paint brush and Firework Lilac Posies. I added a decorated tag border to frame my sentiment, pasted with Tear It! Tape and stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Imperial Purple. Finally, I added the flowers using dimensional dots and added dark green leaves behind the flowers and transparent sequins using On Point Glue. All of these techniques are so easy, and lots of fun, don’t you think?!