Make a Key Holder with Metal Dog Tags

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Use two SHEETmetal dog tags to easily make a key holder that is colored with StazOn inks. Attach metallic gears and charms on the tags using Goosebumps texture spray that works as a glazing medium too.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes plus drying time

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Place Tear It! Tape on one of the two SHEET Metal tags and glue together.

 

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Step 2

Remove the protective film and with the help of the sponge daubers color the surface using the StazOn Ultramarine, Timber brown and Black cherry ink pads.

 

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Step 3

Let it dry for a few seconds and secure the colors with a layer of GlazOn using an InkBlusher.

 

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Step 4

Deep a wooden stick in the bottle of the GooseBumps and place a thick layer of the medium on the tag. Place the charms and let it dry.

 

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Step 5

Color further the metallic charms with the StazOn ink pads and again secure with the GlazOn.

 

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Step 6

Add a chain or a key holder lobster and a ring.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

SHEET Metal – Dog Tags

StazOn – Ultramarine, Timber brown, Black cherry

GooseBumps Dauber Top Bottle – Original

GlazOn – Clear

InkBlushers

Sponge Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Metallic gears and charms

Ring and lobster lock for key holder

Make a Fun Summertime Watermelon Slice Mason Jar

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By Roni Johnson

It’s finally beginning to look like summer! To welcome in the season I have a fun project to add cheer to your picnics, BBQ’s or anywhere you are going to gather. A multi-use Watermelon Slice Mason Jar – it can be used as a vase for fresh flowers, a handy organizer to hold forks, knives and spoons or even a fun lantern for late-night get together. It will add a fun fruity element no matter how you choose to use it.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 35 minutes + Dry Time

Directions:

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Step 1

Wash and dry the mason jar.

Step 2

Tape off a diagonal design using painters tape as shown.

 

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Step 3

Draw a zigzag vertical line using the Cotton White StazOn Studio Glaze leaving ¾” – 1” between lines and let dry.

 

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Step 4

Apply one or more layers of Cactus Green StazOn Studio Glaze over the taped off section of the jar. For the example I applied one layer over the entire area and a second layer between the zigzag stripes to create the dark and light green stripes found on a real watermelon.

Step 5

Remove the painters tape. You may need to use an exacto knife on stubborn areas of the tape.

 

 

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Step 6

Use Cotton White StazOn Studio Glaze to create a ½” wide border around the edge of the green watermelon rind.

 

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Step 7

Draw watermelon seeds over the remainder of the jar using Jet Black Studio Glaze and let them dry completely.

 

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Step 8

Apply St Valentine’s StazOn Studio Glaze to the upper portion of the jar covering the watermelon seeds as you go. Let this layer dry completely.

 

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Step 9

Finish off the project by adding a bow around the neck of the jar.

 

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Art Supplies:

Imagine
Other
  • Mason Jar
  • Jute Twine
  • Battery Operated Tea Light

Make an Elegant Happy Father’s Day Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Match a few colors and an elegant sparkling background using the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder to make a special card for Father’s day. Contrast among black and white with a touch of gold give a smart look on the card that can be made by anyone.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 45 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp in a repetitive pattern the diamond chain stamp on a 4x6in card stock using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder and heat set to create the background.

 

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Step 2

On a 4.5″ x 2″ piece of cardstock stamp the Happy Father’s Day sentiment on the lower part of it and on a small piece of cardstock the tie using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with gold Mboss Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 3

Color the inner part of the stamped tie with All-Purpose Ink Vegas Gold and cut around the design.

 

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Step 4

Cut a 2″ piece of the gingham ribbon and fold the two edges to the low middle of it to form a collar shape. Glue it on the long piece of the cardstock and add the stamped tie with some foam tape.

 

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Step 5

Cut 4″ long pieces of the ribbons and set together with Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 6

Finally usually Tear It! Tape to set the ribbons on the background and continue adding the long cardstock piece.

 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold, New Year’s Eve

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Grosgrain ribbon

Gingham ribbon

Crafty Secrets stamps – Favourite Fellas

Heat tool

Card stock

Hot glue

Foam tape

Make a Father’s Day Card with Gorgeous Textures and Dimension

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By Jowilna Nolte 

For Father’s day I a pulling out some of my favourite products from Imagine and creating gorgeous textures and dimension. Shades of blue gives card a fun but masculine feel and the shimmer adds just that bit of elegance – perfect for even the hardiest of men.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 45minutes including drying time

Directions:

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Step 1

Use a variety of Memento Luxe inks in shades of blue and blend a background.
Tape your stencil to your smooth white cardstock to hold it in place.
Blend the darkest shade of blue Nautical Blue and then Teal Zeal.

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Step 2
Blend some Bahama Blue – remember to overlap onto the previous colour to get a nice blended effect.

TIP: For seamless blending I vary the pressure I apply. When blending over the previous colour I have a very light hand ensuring I only blend the colour instead of replacing it.

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Step 3

Lastly, I blend some Grey Flannel right at the bottom of my card.

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Step 4

While my stencil is still in place I apply a thin layer of Creative Medium over the entire panel.
You can also get creative and tape off some shaped areas like I did here.
While the Creative Medium is still wet, lightly sprinkle with clear frosted glitter before removing the stencil carefully. Leave the paste to dry – as the medium dries it keeps the glitter in place.

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Step 5

Punch a large vellum circle. Use Memento Markers to add a stamped element onto smooth white cardstock and punch into a circle.

Stamp a sentiment using VersaFine Clair and trim to size. Assemble your elements to the stencilled background once dry and adhere the panel to a folded card. Finish off with diamante and enamel dots.

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The embossing powder adds some glamour and shine to this simple yet fun card. Just like the couple – fun colours combined together with a touch of glam and pizazz.
Mboss embossing powder really takes any project t the next level. Available in a  huge variety of colours they truly are amazing.

So many fun products used for a simple but striking card.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Memento Luxe Nautical Blue

Memento Luxe Teal Zeal

Memento Luxe Bahama Blue

Memento Luxe Grey Flannel

Jumbo Dauber

Creative Medium

Palette Knife 

Craft Mat

Other

Smooth white cardstock
Vellum
Stamps: Joy Clair, PSX
Clear frosted glitter: American Crafts
Foam Tape: Kaisercraft

Make a Modern Wedding Card for a Fun and Vibrant Couple

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By Jowilna Nolte 

Recently I had to make a quick wedding card for a fun and vibrant couple. Instead of going the traditional route I opted for just having fun – mimicking their personalities.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

On a smooth white background panel used your StazOn ink Cherry Blossom and swipe the ink pad across the panel.

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Step 2
Repeat the process this time using Versamagic ink to swipe across the background.

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Step 3

Stamp a sentiment across the bottom of the panel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne.

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Step 4

Emboss a scrap cardstock strip using Indigo Pealr Mboss embossing powder and VersaMark Frost. Then cut the strip with a scallop edge. Emboss a chipboard heart using the same Indigo Pearl Mboss embossing powder.

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Step 5

Assemble the card by adhering the panel to a folded card. Then adhere the embossed heart using On Point glue as well as the embossed strip and embellishments to finish off your card.

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The embossing powder adds some glamour and shine to this simple yet fun card. Just like the couple – fun colours combined together with a touch of glam and pizazz.
Mboss embossing powder really takes any project t the next level. Available in a  huge variety of colours they truly are amazing.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Mboss Indigo Pearl
VersaMark Frost
On Point Glue
Tear it! Tape
StazOn Cherry Blossom
VersaMagic Mango Madness

Other

White cardstock
Chipboard: Celebr8
Stamps: Visible Images
Embellishments

How to Make a Mother’s Day Card

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By Jowilna Nolte 

I am not one for a traditional Mother’s Day Card – although the message inside may be one of gratitude, on the outside it can reflect something personal as well.

Instead of doing the usual thing I combined some fun stamping and inking with a vinyl heart and a little stamped sentiment that will mean the world to my mom.

“FRESH START” is my prayer for her this Mother’s Day – the beginning of so much more than just being a mother.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1
Combine VersaMagic Mango Madness with  Delicata Champagne to ink some chipboard hearts.

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Step 2
On a white smooth cardstock background, use the VersaMagic and ink the background. Combine the “direct to paper” method carefully blending the ink and then use a sponge dauber for achieve an ombre effect towards the top.

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Step 3

Stamp onto the background several times overlapping different stamp designs and VersaMagic ink. Then finishing off the top layer using Delicate White Shimmer to stamp the last layer. Look at that gorgeous shimmer.

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Step 4

Apply a layered vinyl heart, stamped sentiment and chipboard heart, as well as some embellishments.
Matt onto white cardstock layer and then onto a kraft card.

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And just like that I created a heartfelt and meaningful Mother’s Day Card with lots of sparkle and shimmer – wishing my mom a bright future ahead.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaMagic Mango Madness
Delicata Whte Shimmer
Delicata Champagne
On Point Glue
Tear It! Tape

Other

• Smooth White Cardstock
• Stamps: Hero Arts, Carabelle, Altenew
• Vinyl: Cricut
• Embellishments