Create a Beautiful Marbled Effect with Waffle Flower Stamps

by Roni Johnson

Create a Beautiful Marbled Effect with Waffle Flower Stamps

Red Sangria…brings to mind a deep rich red with swirls of light and dark from the various fruits floating in its depths. When I found out that’s what the color of the month was for August I instantly knew I wanted to try to re-create that luscious color kaleidoscope. I think that this faux marble technique is just the ticket. In this project, I have created Artist Trading Coins and a holiday or Christmas card. This inky marbled paper background can be used in multiple papercraft projects.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-60 minutes + Dry Time

Directions


Step 1

For this technique to work you must use bristol cardstock. Regular cardstock will soak up the ink too fast and won’t create the depth and texture needed for this technique to be a success. Add a few drops of Rose Pink All Purpose Ink into a mini squeeze bottle with a microtip. Add one drop of Ink Potion No.9 solution to the bottle. Give it a quick shake to mix it up.


Step 2

Apply several drops of the mixture onto a piece of bristol cardstock; smoosh the ink around with an acrylic stamping block and let dry.


Step 3

Add one or two drops of Thistle All-Purpose Ink to the existing mix and give it a shake to integrate the new color.


Step 4

Sprinkle several dots of the current mixture over the cardstock and smoosh it with the block; allow inks to dry.


Step 5

Next, add 2 drops of Red Delicious All-Purpose Ink to the mix and shake.


Step 6

Sprinkle dots of the mix over the cardstock; smoosh and let dry.


Step 7

Continue to add 2 drops of Poppy Red All-Purpose Ink; mix, sprinkle & smoosh. Then add 2 drops of Wisteria All-Purpose Ink, mix, sprinkle & smoosh. Each layer of ink you add will create more and more depth of color and “texture”. Finally, add one drop of Real Black All-Purpose Ink to the remaining ink mixture and sprinkle just a few drops over the piece; smoosh with the acrylic block and let dry.


Step 8

Arrange marble stamps on a stamping press and ink with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. Close the press and stamp the inked panel. Repeat as necessary to get a good image.


Step 9

Reposition the inked panel and stamp until the entire panel has been stamped with the marble texture stamps. You will be left with a beautiful deep rich red sangria marbled cardstock ready to spice up any project.

Once you have created this beautiful inky backdrop then get creative on collage themes like this in the photo above. I cut out the image of a woman and the word “queen” to make this piece.

For this holiday card, I have used the inky paper to create two panels that open in a double door style card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Bristol Cardstock
  • Acrylic Block
  • Waffle Flower – Layering Marble Stamp Set
  • Joy Clair – Rustic Christmas, Rustic Sentiments
  • Cardstock – Black, White
  • Southern Blackberry Design – collage images
  • Queen’s Dresser Drawers – Collage images
  • Dymo Label Maker
  • Mica
  • Vintage Ephemera
  • Misti Stamping Tool

Check Out Two Beautiful “Let It Snow” Holiday Crafts

Are you making last minute Holiday cards? Check out these two handmade papercrafts by Tenia and Martha. Martha uses a shadowing technique to create a dynamic look and Tenia shows off lettering talent and creates a bright and glittery card using Memento markers.

Let It Snow Handmade Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello everyone! If you don’t know I live in Florida and snow for us is only on cards, photos or when we travel during the winter. Today, I used my entire imagination to create a Snow card and you will be surprised when you find out what I used to make my card.


Step 1

I stamped the branch using VersaFine Onyx Black. Then using the Misti, I stamped again the image in VersaMark slightly above of the black image. I combined two different images to create the scenery because I don’t have a single image in all my stuff that offered me that I wanted…can you believe it!


Step 2

I embossed each image with clear embossing powder and after I finished the process, I was able to sponge the sky behind using Memento Teal Zeal and expose the snow-laden branch using a masking technique. When I completed the snow and sky I decided to add a little contrast and at that moment I discovered that I don’t have Angel Pink Memento Ink but…


Step 3

I have imagination and I applied some ink with a Memento marker Angel Pink over an acrylic block and applied the ink with a sponge dauber around the sky to create the perfect contrast. To finalize the card I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Bright All Night using VersaFine Onyx Black and pasted the stamped layer over a Whisper White card base using Tear It Tape.

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please comment below or share on social media! 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Close to My Heart – Bright All Night Stamp
  • So Suzy Stamps – Tree Wide Bare Stamp

Let It Snow Lettering by Tenia Nelson

Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a very cool hand lettering project made with Tsukineko Memento Markers. Dip marker into shimmer spray(to create an ombre effect) and hand letter “Let” and “Snow” in large letters on a piece of cardstock. Add Fireworks in Bahama Blue splatter to paper. Add the word “it” from sticker letters. Add the rest of the snow themed embellishments and washi tape.

This simple and easy project could be mounted onto a cardbase or can be used as party decor.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Crate Paper – Snowflakes Stickers
  • Cardstock
  • Queen and Co – Washi, Enamel Dots
  • Glitter letter stickers
  • SRM – Sticker Stitches

Create a “Warm & Cozy Wishes” Holiday Flip Card

by Neva Cole

Create a Warm & Cozy Wishes Holiday Card

Delicata is the perfect ink to create a Let It Snow Flip card, or in my case Warm & Cozy Wishes while surrounded by snowflakes! In order to make this card, you will need the Sizzix Framelits Flip Its 660022 or one similar to it from Sizzix. There are several video tutorials on how to use this die and once you have a handle on how to construct the card then the rest is easy!

The mittens and cuffs are stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and die cut, then placed over the stamped mitten image. The snowflake background is created by stamping with Delicata White Shimmer and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Delicata Sapphire Blue is applied over the entire area with an Ink Blusher then the ink is buffed off the images with a paper towel.

The background behind the mittens and the small snowflake die cuts are simply stamped in Delicata, the shimmer of the ink does the rest! Ink blusher applies ink around the edges of the card in Delicata Silvery Shimmer, and behind the circle in Delicata Sapphire Blue.

By using just three Delicata inks, a bright and beautiful coordinated flip card is fun to create. I hope your holidays are warm and cozy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • The Stamps of Life — Mittens 2 stamp and die set, Patterns 4 mittens
  • Sizzix — Framelits Flip Its 660022
  • Cardstock
  • Diecut Machine
  • Heat tool
  • Paper towel

Stamp an Easy and Creative Seasons Greetings Card

by Elina Stromberg

Stamp an Easy and Creative Seasons Greetings Card

A few years back a card making blog challenged us design team members to create Christmas projects using standard, non-Christmas themed supplies. After some desperate moments, I started taking new perspectives to the stamps I already had in my stash, and soon realized how rewarding it was to discover new and unconventional ways for using them.

This Christmas card is a continuation of that challenge idea: Instead of using a holiday wreath stamp, I draw a circle on craft cardstock, stamped leaves around it using a simple flower leaf stamp, and decorated the card with a hint of liquid red ink and a punched paper bow. The end-result looks yet quite Christmassy, doesn’t it!

I also punched two gift tags and used the same technique on those. So simple and easy to make! The metallic shimmer of the Emerald Green Delicata ink made my card look even more festive; it’s all in the details!

Stamp an Easy and Creative Seasons Greetings Card

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please comment below or share on social media! 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampin’Up – Bow Punch
  • Fiskars – Tag Punch
  • Visible Image – ‘Go-To Christmas Words’ stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp – ‘Scribble Flowers’ stamp set
  • Cardbase
  • Cardstock – Kraft, Green
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart

by Renee Zarate

Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart. Impression Obsession - Snowflake stamp Stampotique - Global Warming

The one thing I don’t miss in my life is snow. The closest I get to snow is stamping a snowman and some glittery snowflakes on a card. I think of my friends up north often and love to send them warm thoughts from South Carolina this time of the year when I know they’re pulling out their boots, scarves and winter coats. I hope they have fun building snowmen in the front yard!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Stamp image on a piece of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black. Spray panel with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost and let dry.


Step 2

Color in parts of the image with Memento Markers. Apply StazOn Studio Glaze to heart, buttons, scarf, eyes, nose and hat.

Stampotique - Global Warming
Step 3

Color the sky with Memento Summer Sky and blend with a baby wipe. Dry with heat tool.

Impression Obsession - Snowflake stamp
Step 4

Stamp small snowflakes onto the background with VersaMark, then brush white Mica Powder over the snowflakes. Stamp larger snowflakes on background againwith VersaMark, but apply clear embossing powder and melt with heat tool. Apply a small drop of On Point Glue to the centers of snowflakes and sprinkle a tiny bit of Glass Glitter to each spot.

Step 5

Ink edges with Delicata Silvery Shimmer. Adhere the decorated panel to black cardstock, patterned paper and attach to blank card. Tear a piece of scrap red paper and adhere to card. Tear a scrap piece of foil on top of the red paper. Stamp the phrase “Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart” on white cardstock scrap, ink edges, apply pop dots to the phrase and glue to the top of the foil piece.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Blank card
  • Patterned paper
  • Cardstock – black, white, red
  • Finnabair – White Mica Powder, Sterling Glass Glitter
  • Impression Obsession – Snowflake stamp
  • Stampotique – Global Warming
  • Darcie’s Heart & Home – “Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart” stamp
  • Scrap piece of dry embossed foil
  • Pop dots
  • Baby wipes
  • Heat tool

Make a Cute Farm Animal Themed Christmas Card

by Roni Johnson

Make a Cute Farm Animal Themed Christmas Card using Delicata Emerald Green

Living in a rural community all my life it has amazed me that nobody has come out with a line of farm (or farmer) cards for the holidays. Well this year I decided to fix that and make a country Christmas tree using the iconic stacked farm animals and shimmery Delicata ink. Using a 4.5 x 6.5 piece of kraft cardstock, I stamped a cow using Emerald Green Delicata ink as the “base” of the tree. Now the rest is a matter of masking. Stamp the second cow image on scrap paper, trim and place it over the first. Stamp the sheep centered over the cow’s back and slightly overlapping using the same ink. Repeat this process of stamping and masking with the pig and rooster images.

I embellished the livestock images with holiday motifs such as reindeer antlers and a shining red nose. There is no right or wrong answer to this part! Get creative! I used a die-cut a star, ink with Delicata Golden Glitz and mount on top of my farm animal tree. I also used a sponge dauber to rub Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer to ground the tree shape. Using a 4.75” x 6.75” piece of cream cardstock, I alternately stamped the sentiment and poinsettias around the edge using Delicata in Emerald Green and Ruby Red. Center and mount the livestock Christmas tree panel over the cream cardstock panel. Affix the stamped panels to a 5 x 7 green card blank. And you are ready to delight someone with this fun farm inspired Christmas card design!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampers Anonymous – Livestock
  • JoyClair Stamps – Antlers, Hat
  • My Favorite Things – “Merry Christmas” Sentiment
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Poinsettia, Holly Leaf
  • Red Glitter
  • Cardstock – Cream, Kraft
  • Card base – Dark Green