Stamp and Color on Cork to Make a Birthday Card

 

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

– Use a piece of cork sheet as a base to stamp with StazOn inks and color with MEMENTO markers to create a Birthday greeting card. Add cork round shapes and a wooden heart to embellish the card.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut a 4x5in piece of the cork sheet. Stamp with the wood slice stamp and the StazOn Black Cherry to cover the surface.

 

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Step 2

Color the heart in the center of the stamp design with the MEMENTO Love Letter marker.

 

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Step 3

Use a palette knife to spread some structure paste and let it set.

 

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Step 4

Cut thin slices of the wine cork and stamp them with the wood slice stamp and the StazOn Timber Brown ink pad.

 

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Step 5

Color the lines of the stamped cork slices with the MEMENTO markers

 

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Step 6

Stamp and color the wooden heart with the StazOn Black Cherry ink pad and the MEMENTO Love Letter marker.

 

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Step 7

Stamp with the StazOn BlackCherry ink pad the happy birthday stamp and cut around.

 

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Step 8

Glue the colored cork slices on the card first to work as a base for the wooden heart.

 

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Step 9

Continue by adding the rest of the embellishments.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

StazOn – Timber Brown, Black Cherry

MEMENTO Markers – Love letter,  Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Pine

Palette Knife

 

Other

Card base

Cork sheet

Wine cork

Wooden heart shape

Structure paste

Crackerbox and Suzy stamps – wood slice

Happy birthday stamp

 

 

Make a Beautiful Pink Embossed Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

– Stamp with Radiant Neon ink and partially cover with Mboss embossing powder to make a flourish background on a denim color paper. Add layers with the same design, stamped with VersaFine CLAIR inks on white card stock.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

On a 4.5×6 inch piece of the denim color paper stamp the poppy pattern with the Radiant Neon ink. Ink the stamp well and press it firmly on the paper holding it for a few seconds on the paper pressed.

 

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Step 2

Sprinkle Mboss Metallic Berry embossing powder (don’t fully cover the pattern), remove the excess and heat set.

 

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Step 3

On a 3×4 ¼ inch piece of white card stock, stamp with the VersaFine CLAIR Purple delight positioning the design to the middle left on the paper. Stamp with VersaFine Charming Pink on a second piece of paper and cut along the poppy flower.

 

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Step 4

Stamp a wish sentiment with VersaFine Nocturne and tear the paper on all sides.

 

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Step 5

Set the stamped card stocks on a card base with Tear It! Tape and add a layer of it vertically on the left side to set the white satin ribbon. Repeat horizontally for the pink one.

 

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Step 6

Add foam tape to the back of the flower and set it on the card.

 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

VersaFine CLAIR – Charming Pink, Purple Delight, Nocturne

Radiant Neon – Electric Coral

Mboss – Metallic Berry

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Card stock – white and denim color

Card base

Foam tape

Penny Black – Poppy pattern stamp

White and pink ribbons

Heat tool

 

 

Make a Beautiful Heart-Shaped Plywood Ornament

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make a distressed heart-shaped plywood ornament with Walnut Inks. Color with Memento inks for a smooth result and decorate with stamps and StazOn inks for a sharp and bleedless design.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Paint the plywood shape with All-Purpose White ink color. Let it dry well.

 

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Step 2

Sprinkle drops of the Walnut Ink Eucalyptus, add very few Walnut Ink Crystals and spray with water to dilute further. Dry well.

 

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Step 3

Use a Sponge Dauber to smoothly add color with Memento Rich Cocoa and Pear Tart ink pads.

 

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Step 4

Stamp the foliage first with the Memento Bamboo leaves and then stamp on top, slightly offsetting to the first design, with StazOn Olive Green.

 

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Step 5

Stamp butterflies with StazOn Fuchsia pink and Royal Purple ink pads.

 

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Step 6

Add a sentiment with StazOn Jet Black.

 

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Step 7

Cut 12″ long pieces of the cotton ribbon and spay with the Walnut Inks Eucalyptus, Lilac and Cherry Blossom. Let them dry.

 

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Step 7

Tie the cotton ribbons on the heart shape.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

All-Purpose Ink – White

Walnut Ink – Eucalyptus, Lilac, Cherry Blossom

Memento – Pear Tart, Rich cocoa, Bamboo Leaves

StazOn – Olive Green, Fuchsia Pink, Royal Purple, Jet Black

Sponge Daubers

 

Other

Plywood Heart Shape

Kaisercraft – Tigerlily Stamps

½” Cotton Ribbon

 

 

Make a Colorful Card Perfect for Advancing to the Next Grade

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By Jowilna Nolte 

– I dream in color literally. This was the case the other night when I dreamt about some alcohol ink that wasn’t alcohol ink. And so experimenting started. I used my VersaFine Clair ink pads on Yupo paper. Now technically this will never dry but here is the trick how to create that gorgeous look.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Time: 30 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

gorgeous colorful card perfect for advancing to the next grade.

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Step 2

I used 200gsm Yupo paper in white. Swipe the first color of ink across the paper once or twice depending on how wide you would like your strip.

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Step 3

Now continue with the second and third color of ink.

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Step 4

While the ink is still nice and wet use your blending solution and add quite a bit of it onto the ink. Let it sit for a while and then swirl the paper around to mix the colors a bit.

TIP: I also added some into a misting bottle and sprayed the inks to create small little drops of texture on it.

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Step 5

Leave to dry. I left mine to dry for a while and still had some thicker areas where the ink pooled that stayed tacky, so I simply used a clear sealant and sprayed that over the paper and left it again. It dried nicely and now all I have to do is use this gorgeous Faux alcohol ink piece of a project.

Trim your panel to fit onto the front of a folded card and adhere the panel using Tear It! Tape.

Add a vinyl decal and stamped sentiment, then finish off your card with a few scattered diamante. And in a few minutes you created this gorgeous colorful card perfect for advancing to the next grade.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair Paradise
VersaFine Clair Charming Pink
VersaFine Clair Summertime
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue

Other

Yupo paper
Alcohol blending solution
Die-cut: Cricut
Gold vinyl: Cricut
Die-cut machine: Cricut Maker
Embellishments
Stamps: Joy Clair

How to Create a Fun and Colorful Birthday Card

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By Jowilna Nolte 

When I think of all my favorite inks I think of how well they can work together. There’s no better way to create interest than combining different types of inks together for some stunning effects and making easy striking cards.

For this card I simply used a single ink splat stamp and combined it with my favorite inks for a stunning end result.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

Combine VersaFine Clair and Memento Luxe inks in the same color to stamp layers. For my first color I combined the yellow inks – first stamping Golden Meadow VersaFine Clair and then on top I stamped Dandelion Memento Luxe.

All my stamping was done in a bit of a diagonal line.

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Step 2

Repeat the process using Verdant VersaFine Clair and Pistachio Memento Luxe.

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Step 3

Repeat the stamping using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair and Teal Zeal Memento Luxe.

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Step 4

Lastly combine the red by first stamping Glamorous VersaFine Clair and then finish off with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink.

Step 5

Trim your stamped panel to fit into a folded card base. Cut a vinyl holographic sentiment and adhere to your card. I off-set mine with a white die-cut piece for a shadow effect and dimension. Finish off with some diamante.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Golden Meadow
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Verdant
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Pistachio
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Dandelion
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Teal Zeal
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Love Letter
Tear it! Tape
On Point glue

Other

White cardstock
Diamante
Die-cut: Cricut Maker
Holographic vinyl: Cricut

Make a Sparkling Summer Birthday Card

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By Jowilna Nolte 

Summer means outdoor celebrations and color – and that means loads of fun right?
Make every celebration special by adding loads of fun and bright colors to birthday cards.
Take a look at this easy and fun way I use color and shimmer on this card.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 30 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

On smooth white cardstock add some stenciled details. I used Creative Medium and mixed some Red Brilliance Inker into the medium before applying it through a stencil using my palette knife.
Leave the stenciling to dry.

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Step 2

Once the stenciled detail is dry, add some color using Memento and VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads.
Apply the ink, once color at a time to a plastic packet and mist with water. Then stamp the color onto your background by flipping the packet over and pressing lightly.
Add more colors and then leave to dry.

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Step 3

Stamp your image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto smooth white cardstock.

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Step 4

Use your Memento Markers to add color to your stamped image. I used colors to match my background.

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Step 5

After coloring the image, add a layer of embossing in Sparkle Mboss powder. Ink the image with VersaMark and sprinkle with powder.
Shake off the excess and then use a heat gun to melt the powder. This gives the image a bright and fun shimmering finish.

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Step 6

Use your Tear-It! tape to adhere the background strip to your folded card. Stamp a birthday sentiment below the strip using VersaFine Clair Nocturne.
Adhere the embossed image using foam tape for some dimension and  finish off by adhering diamante using On Point Glue.

Art Supplies

Imagine

Craft Mat
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
Palette Knife 
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
VersaMark Ink Pad
Mboss Embossing Powder – Sparkle
VersaMagic Turquoise Gem Dew Drop
Memento Rose Bud Dew Drop
Memento Tangelo Dew Drop
Memento Markers Assorted Colors

Other

Smooth White Cardstock: Technic
Stamps: Art by Marlene, Joy Clair
Diamante
Stencil: Jowilna Nolte
Foam Tape