Make a Happy Easter Card with an Egg Shell Inspired Background

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Simple and easy to make Easter greetings card with an egg shell-like background made by sprinkling Fireworks! paint on a blank white card and lightly distress with MEMENTO Desert sand ink pad. Stamp on a piece of cotton ribbon with VersaFine CLAIR Tulip red to use as an embellishment to decorate the card.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 45 min

 

Directions

 

Step 1

Sprinkle Fireworks! Desert Sand on a piece of 4×6 in white card stock. Cover half of it and sprinkle with Fireworks! Rhubarb Stalked color.

 

Step 2

Use a Sponge Dauber to lightly distress around the white card stock piece with the MEMENTO Desert Sand ink pad.

 

Step 3

Stamp the abstract stamp with VersaFine CLAIR Tulip Red on a piece of cotton ribbon.

 

Step 4

Color a wooden Happy Easter shape with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad.

 

Step 5

Use the same ink pad to stamp an egg design on the natural card stock and cut around it.

 

Step 6

Place Tear It! Tape to the back of the cotton and gingham ribbons. Glue the white card stock piece on the card base.

 

Step 7

Attach the cotton ribbon first, then half-covering with the gingham ribbon. Add loops of jute cord with hot glue. Finally, place the egg with some foam tape and the Happy Easter shape.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

MEMENTO – Desert Sand

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne, Tulip Red 

Fireworks! Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalked 

Tear It! Tape 

On Point Glue 

Sponge Daubers  

 

Other

Viva decor stamps – Easter eggs

Darkroom door stamp – Abstract

Gingham wine red ribbon 1in

Cotton ribbon 1.5in

Jute cord

Knorr Prandell wooden shapes – Easter

White card stock

Natural card stock

Hot glue

Foam tape

Create a Fun St.Patrick’s Day Card with Fireworks Spray, a Delicata Reinker and Shaving Cream.

By Katy Ingram

Hello my friends! Katy here and today we are going to create a fun St. Patrick’s Day card. In the video tutorial, I show you how to use your Fireworks Sprays and a Delicata Reinker with some shaving cream to create some cool backgrounds. Once the backgrounds are complete, we will use one of them to create a card. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

Fireworks Spray – Pear Tart

Fireworks Spray – Bamboo Leaves

Delicata Reinker  – Emerald Green

Stazon Pigment Ink Pad – Shamrock Green

VersaMark

Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold

Tear it! Tape

Imagine Craft Mat

 

Other

Kat Scrappiness  – Condensed Uppercase Alphabet Die set

Simon Says Stamp- Lucky Stamp Set

Tim Holtz – Gold Kraftstock

Shaving Cream – Any brand

Stampin Up – Tufted 3D embossing folder

Neenah – Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb Card stock

Double Sided Foam Tape – Any Brand

Let’s Make a St. Patrick’s Day Card Using M’Boss

By LeeAnn McKinney

 

Hi there inky friends. LeeAnn here and today I am bringing you a fun card I made using VersaMark Clear Sticky Ink and Emerald Green M’boss. I absolutely love heat embossing, it is one of my 3 favorite techniques for my projects and I am so happy to share it with you.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Memento Dandelion Dye Ink

• Imagine Tear It Tape

• VersaMark 

• Emerald Green M’boss

Other

• Prickly Pear Shamrock Background Stamp – https://www.prickleypear.com/shamrock-background/

• Prickly Pear Luck of the Irish – https://www.prickleypear.com/luck-o-the-irish-red-rubber-stamp/

How to Create a Faux Stained Glass Window Using StazOn Studio Glaze

By Jowilna Nolte 

There are so many ways you can use your crafting supplies to create fabulous home décor elements and to alter things around the house. One thing I have always wanted to try is making a stained glass window but without all the really hard work – so I grabbed some StazOn Studio Glaze Gold and Orange Zest and made my own faux window.

 

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 15 minutes plus drying time left overnight.

 

Directions:

 

Step 1

I cut a sunflower to mimic spring on my Cricut Maker machine out of black permanent outdoor vinyl. Weed the design and add transfer tape.

 

Step 2

Place the design onto a sheet of clear acrylic cut to size. Mine measures 8×8”. Then burnish the design onto your acrylic sheet to transfer the design.

TIP: If you don’t have a cutting machine you could do this step by stamping a large image onto your acrylic sheeting using Black StazOn ink instead. Then proceed to finish the same way I did. I wanted bold black lines, but the StazOn stamped images are great if you have a bold stamp design.

 

 

Step 3

I selected two colors of StazOn Glaze and started coloring my design on the back of the acrylic sheet. I did this really roughly. It doesn’t matter that you go over the lines since the black lines will hide that.

 

Step 4

Once the first layer StazOn is dry, you can go back and add another layer to fill in any other areas that may still be open or exposed as the glaze dries and settles. I may skip this step since I am quite happy with how it turned out.

And there you have a really pretty faux stained-glass window – or in my case, I think I pop it into a frame and hang it up on a white wall – I rather like the look of this quick and easy project.

 

Note that the back of the image will have loads of texture and be uneven, and the front will be perfectly smooth and looks amazing.

Now go have fun with your StazOn Studio Glaze.

 

Art Supplies:


Imagine:

StazOn Studio Glaze Gold
StazOn Studio Glaze Orange Zest

Other:

Acrylic sheet
Cricut maker cutting machine
Cricut Tools
Black Vinyl

Learn How to Make a Pastel Floral “Hello” Card

By Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a lovely Pastel Spring Floral Card.
Today, I am using Memento Inks to watercolor an embossed image.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Memento Inks: Lulu Lavender, Lilac Posies, Pear Tart, & New Sprout

• VersaMark Ink

• Irresistible Craft Spray – Gold

• Mboss Embossing Powder: Gold

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

 

Other Supplies

• Altenew Stamps: Rosie Posy

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

• Recollections Brand 80# Cardstock: Cream, White and Lavender

• EK Success Powder Tool

• Heat Tool

• Watercolor Brush 0

• Water

 

Create a Beautiful Spring Card Using VersaMagic Ink

By Alison Heikkila

Hello! Today I am sharing how to create a beautiful card with layering stamps and VersaMagic Inks. I love this line of inks because of their soft, chalky finish. They blend beautifully, and the color range is just lovely. My card today uses the Birthday Blooms stamp set from The Greetery, which is a pretty layering stamp set that is easy to work with.

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 30-45 Minutes

Directions:

Step 1:

On a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock, begin stamping the D1 and C1 images with Key Lime VersaMagic Ink. Work from one side to the other, or from top to bottom.

Step 2:

As you add foliage, also stamp D2, which is one of the blooms, in Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic ink, so that you ensure room for the blossoms.

 

Step 3:

Continue working across the entire panel with those three stamps until it is filled.

 

Step 4:

Apply stamps D4 and C2 to the foliage to create the veins and shadows with Tea Leaves VersaMagic ink.

Step 5:

Apply the D3 stamp to the blooms with Eggplant VersaMagic Ink.

 

Step 6:

Stamp the Celebrate sentiment in the middle of the panel with Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink.

Step 7:

Place the smaller “Let’s Celebrate” sentiment on top of the larger sentiment. We do not need the small “Celebrate,” so only apply Eggplant VersaMagic ink to the “Let’s.” Stamp the small sentiment on to the panel.

 

Step 8:

Shake up Bamboo Leaves Fireworks! Spray, and unscrew the sprayer. Tap the straw over the panel to get larger droplets on the card. Let dry.

 

Step 9:

On your card base, ink the edges with Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink.

Step 10:

Adhere the stamped panel to the card base.

 

I love the soft tones of the VersaMagic Inks. They look so beautiful when layered on top of each other or blended. I hope you’ll give this technique a try! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Key Lime VersaMagic Ink

Tea Leaves VersaMagic Ink

Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink

Eggplant VersaMagic Ink

Bamboo Leaves Fireworks! Spray

Other:

The Greetery: Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

White Cardstock

Acrylic Blocks

Adhesive