Colorful Peonies Created with Ink and Stencils Birthday Card

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By Neva Cole 

See how to use a variety of inks to create a stunning card using layering stencils and Fireworks! as an embellishment.  Layering stamps have been around for a few years, but recently a few companies have come out with layering stencils that match stamp sets.  It takes a bit more time, but the results are phenomenal and I find that the placement is just a tiny bit easier.  For a finishing touch, The Essential Glue Pad produces the look of foil without the need for heated plates or a laminating machine, a win in my book! 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp Pink Fresh Painted Peony Mix in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  I placed the stamp at a 45 degree angle on my stamp platform, as the stamped image is longer than most platforms.  This technique creates enough images for at least three cards!

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Step 2:

Most Peonies are white or light pink.  I choose Memento Angel Pink and used a heavy hand with the ink dauber to ink the first stencil.  Using an ink dauber allows for a bit of shading in the process as well.  Each stencil has registration marks to allow precise placement.  

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Step 3:

The next stencil in the series colors the complementary flowers in the design.  Memento Dandelion Yellow is inked with an ink dauber, again with a heavy hand.  

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Step 4:

The next layer creates the leafy background.  It is inked with Memento New Sprout.  

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Step 5:

To shade in the fourth layer of color I used VersaColor Orchid.  As you can see the images are coming together.

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Step 6:

Each successive layer adds more dimension, so pretty!  Memento Rose Bud is added in this layer.

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Step 7:

Small pieces of removable tape are placed on the flowers that I preferred to accent with something other than the Memento Cottage Ivy used on the leaves.

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Step 8

To finish the flowers, Memento Sweet Plum was inked through the previously covered sections of the stencil.

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Step 9

Die cut with the matching die.  All nine pieces cut at the same time!

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Trim a section of white linen textured cardstock to 4” x 5.25”.  Shake each Fireworks! and Shimmer spray until the fine shimmer particles are dispersed in the bottle.  Remove sprayer nozzle and tap gently to add color sprays around the white cardstock.  This method produces larger droplets that are not as closely placed together as compared to using the direct spray technique.  

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Step 11

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock with The Essential Glue Pad and gently place Metallic Flakes over the glue.  Use a brush to remove larger pieces of Metallic Flakes and return to the jar.  A paper towel will clean up the rest of the image.  Trim to desired shape, in this case a fishtail banner.  

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Step 12

Trim black cardstock to 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”.  Adhere layers together on a A-2 size card base with Tear It! tape.  The flower bouquet is adhere with dimensional foam adhesive. 

 

Art Supplies

 Imagine

• Delicate Golden Glitz

• Iridescent Embossing Powder

• Memento–Angel Pink, Dandelion, New Sprout, Rose Bud, Cottage Ivy 

• VersaColor:  Orchid 

• Fireworks!–Rose Bud, New Sprout

• Sheer Shimmer Spray Gold

• Tear It! Tape 

• Sponge Daubers 

Other

• Pink Fresh–Painted Peony Mix Stamp, Stencil Set, Die

• Black and white cardstock

• Stamp Platform

• Heat Embossing Gun 

• Paper Studio Fish Tail punch

• Painter’s tape

• Prima Art Ingredients Metallic Flakes Vintage

• Small paint brush

• Dimensional Foam Adhesive

• The Essential Glue Pad

Create a Dramatic Anniversary Card with Multi Layers of Metallic Shimmer

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By Neva Cole –

Today’s tutorial will demonstrate how to create multi layers of texture for a dramatic Anniversary Card.  StazOn, Delicata, and Mboss will add amazing levels of metallic shimmer.

Skill:  Beginner

Time:  1 Hour

Directions:

Step 1
Trim white piece of sturdy cardstock to 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”.  I used the backing of a paper pack, that had one shiny white side.  First, I pressure embossed with Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Doodle Triangles.  A makeup sponge was used to spread StazOn Metallic inks from re-inkers in Platinum, Silver and Gold randomly around the surface of the card front.  StazOn dries on the sponge and makes it a one-time use tool. StazOn Jet Black ink is gently tapped over the raised portions of the card panel.  Set aside to dry or heat with a heat gun.
Step 2
Using a stamp from my stash (manufacturer unknown) small hearts were stamped randomly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed in Mboss in Valentine.
Step 3
Memento Luxe in Tuxedo Black is used to stamp Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background sentiments followed by heat embossing with black embossing powder.  The matching die is used to die cut the entire set and five sentiments are selected for the front of the card.
Step 4
Each sentiment strip is inked with Delicata in Silvery Shimmer, Golden Glitz or Ruby Red with an Ink Dauber.  Since the sentiment is embossed, the ink will not change the color.
Step 5
The sentiment strips are backed with white cardstock with the matching backer die.  The edges are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and an ink blusher to add definition.
Step 6
A Scribble Heart die by Impression Obsession is die cut from white cardstock.  The die is then inked with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Mboss in Valentine.
Step 7
A white card base is trimmed to 5 ½” x 8 ½”.  The edges are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and an ink blusher.
Step 8
The card base is adhered to textured front with TearIt! Tape.  The Heart is adhered with On Point Glue.  The sentiment strips are adhered with dimension foam tape.  A striking masculine anniversary card goal achieved!

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Doodle Triangles
  • Make up sponge
  • Background heart stamp (manufacturer unknown)
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background Sentiments, Die, and Backer Die
  • Impression Obsession Scribble Heart die
  • Dimensional foam adhesive
  • Black and White cardstock
Neva Cole http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/ n.cole@windward-performance.com

New Ink Blending Technique Using Eyeshadow Brushes With Memento and Delicata Inks

 

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! I am so excited to be back with you for another year of card making and crafting here at Imagine Crafts. I know for many, Valentine’s Day cards are in full swing, but I thought it would be fun to start the year off with something a bit different. However; this card can also be turned into a Valentine or a Mother’s Day card which gives you some versatility. In todays video I show you how to use eyeshadow brushes to color your images using Memento and Delicata Inks. I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 25 minutes

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Ink Pad – Angel Pink 

• Memento Ink Pad – Rose Bud

• Memento Ink Pad – Gray Flannel 

• Memento Ink Pad – Bamboo Leaves 

• Memento Ink Pad – Espresso Truffle 

• Memento Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa 

• Delicata Ink Pad  – Pink Shimmer 

• VersaMark Ink Pad 

• Mboss Embossing Powder – White 

• On Point Glue 

• Brushstix Chisel Tip 

Other Products Used:

• Ellen Hutson – Mondo Sakura Stamp Set

• Waffle Flower – New Beginnings Stamp Set

• Ellen Hutson – Essentials Rectangles Die Set

• Waffle Flower – A2 Layering Rectangle Die Set

• Stathmore 500 Series – Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

• Stardream Metallic Silver

• Accent Opaque 110 lb Card Stock

• Misti Stamping Tool

• Couture Creations Precision Stamp Press

• Kaolin Clay Powder Tool

 

Create a Beautiful Holy Night Card

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By Neva Cole –

Today’s tutorial will feature several Imagine products, Delicata, StazOn, and Vertigo.  Using silhouette style die cut creates a stunning yet quick and easy Christmas Card.

Skill:  Beginner

Time:  30 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

Trim black cardstock to 6 ½” x 9” and fold in half.  Center die on the front panel of the card base and die cut.

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Step 2

Leave the die in place and stamp the starry background with Delicata Golden Glitz.

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Step 3

Use a Fantastix Brush Tip to brush in details left open in the die.  Photo shows the die removed after this step.

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Step 4

Trim a section of Taffeta Vertigo to 2” x 6 3/8”.  Use an Ink Blusher to build layers of color in StazOn Blazing Red and Midnight Blue.  As the color layers blend, the red, purple, and blue along with the Taffeta Vertigo creates a stunning night sky.

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Step 5

Adhere Vertigo behind the opening in the die with small dots of On Point Glue.  I glued around the edge and behind each small portion of the die scene.  Trim white cardstock to 6 3/8” x 8 ¾” and fold in half.  Adhere to the inside back of the card with Tear It! Tape.

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Step 6

Apply Tear It! Tape to the front inside of the card and fold card closed.  This allows the card to compensate for the two layers of cardstock.

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Step 7

Stamp Oh Holy Night sentiment in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gemini Follow the Star Die
  • Neto Stuff Star stamp
  • Recollections Christmas Sentiments
  • Black and White cardstock

How To Create A Winter Background With Memento Inks

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello and welcome! Katy here with a new video. Today I have a new way of ink blending to share with you that anyone can do. I know may people struggle with ink blending in general and the technique I share with you in the video couldn’t be simpler to replicate and is a bit easier on the hands and wrists. I also talk a bit about the difference between hot and cold pressed watercolor paper for those that may not know and for a change of pace I used Memento inks to do my ink blending and created a beautiful crisp winter night sky. I hope you find these tips helpful and I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 35 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Delicata Silvery Shimmer
• Memento Inks – Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Teal Zeal and Nautical Blue
• On Point Glue
• Tear it! Tape
• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle 

Other Products Used:

• Gina K Designs Delicate Snowflakes Background Stamp
• Waffle Flower Oversized Joy Stamp and Die Set
• Red Foil Cardstock
• Accent Opaque 100 & 120 lb cover cardstock
• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
• Blending Brushes
• Fiskars Wire Guide Trimmer

 

Create Fall Inspired Cards With VersaFine Clair Inks

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello and welcome! Katy here with a new video. Many of you may have noticed from my last couple videos that I use VersaFine Clair Inks a lot and that I love to ink blend with them. Today’s video is no exception. I used two VersaFine Clair Inks that blend beautifully and create the most amazing burnt orange color that is perfect for Fall. In the video I also talk a bit about how to have better success with your ink blending by using Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper and I also show you a simple way to create sentiment strips that are fool proof. I hope you find these tips helpful and I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Thanks For Watching.

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Versafine Clair Inks Cheerful, Glamorous and Chianti.

• On Point Glue

• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold

Other Products Used:

• Gina Marie Designs Tribal Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies
• Honey Bee Large Thanks Die set
• Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Stamp & Die Set
• The Greetery Sentiment Suite Thank You stamp set
• Waffle Flower Oversized Hugs Stamp Set
• Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil
• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper.
• Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate Cardstock