Use Different Inks to Make a Congrats Graduation Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Use Different Inks to Make a Congrats Graduation Card

Graduation season is upon us. As much as it a joyous time in anyone’s life, you feel the pressure of the final exams, think about that next phase of your life and probably make a big move. Don’t forget the grad in your life, and make him/her a fun, grungy card. I will show you how you can create a simple, yet layered background with fun ruler embellishments and matching sentiment.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Smoosh the Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink onto the Imagine Craft Mat.


Step 2

Spray water over the ink. Smoosh the watercolor paper and create a random background. Dry the paper.


Step 3

Stencil the gears with the Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink and Inkblusher.


Step 4

Using the palette knife and modeling paste, stencil another image.


Step 5

Spray some Walnut Ink, then brush the ink with a wet brush. Dry paper.


Step 6

Stamp the ruler stamps with the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 7

Cut out the rulers and ink the edges with the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 8

Assemble card. Glue on the rulers and add a sentiment.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor Paper
  • The Crafters Workshop – 6×6 Gears stencil
  • Carabelle Studio – Steampunk Metre stamp
  • Stampendous – Ruler stamp
  • Liquitex – Modeling Paste

Learn How To Craft A Beautiful Card With Feathers

by Elina Stromberg

Learn How To Craft A Beautiful Card With Feathers

I hope you will soon get the chance to try the new StazOn Pigment inks. They are amazing! Like the standard StazOn inks, StazOn Pigment inks work well on various surfaces, they dry quickly and are super easy to use. Beautiful and bright colors are opaque and ‘juicier’ than the standard StazOns, giving you a crisp image every time.

I was curious to test the new inks on a bit glossy, non-paper surface, but instead of going for an acetate sheet or a glass jar I remembered a pack of feathers I had purchased several years back. What if I decorated the feathers with stamped patterns to give them a fun and interesting look?

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Gently bend the feathers and separate the barbs by pulling them towards the quill until you have reached the look you want.


Step 2

Place the feather on a folded paper towel. This soft surface will ease the stamping over the hard shaft in the middle of the feather. Stamp patterns on the feather, using pattern stamps and ink colors of your choice.


Step 3

Add a hint of white with a gel pen. Let dry. StazOn Pigment ink will dry very quickly, but the gel pen color may need a few minutes for drying.


Step 4

Cut a diamond shape from black cardstock. Cutting lines drawn on the back of the cardstock will help in cutting a symmetrical shape.


Step 5

Tape the black diamond shape on a piece of grey/monotonous patterned paper. Glue the feathers on top. Using Tear It double sided tape mat the card front on a piece of matching color cardstock and adhere on a folded card base.


Step 6

Stamp the sentiment text “Congrats” on a paper strip and glue on the card. I used another stamped feather on a different card layout, and even if that design is even simpler, I think the card looks quite nice!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Craft feathers
  • Pattern stamp of your choice (I used a stamp from ‘Mini Textures’ set by Carabelle Studio)
  • Letter stamps by Studio Calico
  • White gel pen
  • Tacky glue
  • Cardstock – Black, white, red, patterned grey
  • White/green folded card base
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towels