Make a Star-Spangled Independence Day Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Celebrate Independence Day with an easy to make Kraft paper card, using Walnut Inks and adding some shimmer with Delicata inks.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Damp the Jumbo Daubers with the Walnut Inks and press them to the edges of a 4×6 inch white card stock to create a thick line.

 

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Step 2

Use a large Stipple Brush to add strike shimmering color from the Delicata ink pads, Sapphire Blue and Ruby Red on the above lines.

 

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Step 3

Cut a star from a piece of Kraft card stock and stamp stars with the VersaColor White ink pad.

 

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Step 4

Cut 5 inch long pieces of the gingham ribbons and add Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 5

Place the ribbons to form an X shape and stamp upon them with the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad and the Sunshine stamp.

 

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Step 6

Stamp the “CELEBRATE” sentiment with the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne, cut around and place it on a bit larger Kraft color paper cutting.

 

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Step 7

Set the sentiment with Tear It! Tape and then on a card base.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Cherry Blossom, Cornflower

VersaColor – White

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

Delicata – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red

Stipple Brush

Jumbo Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Card stock

Gingham ribbon – blue, red

Darkroom door stamp – Sunshine

Star stamp

Celebrate stamp

Learn How To Make Elegant Flowers For A Spectacular Mother’s Day Card

 

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutoring I will share how to make absolutely gorgeous flowers from foam paper and StazOn On Trend inks that hold their shape beautifully. Create a very special card to give to a Mother for Mother’s Day. 

 

Skill: Advanced

Time: 3 hours plus time to dry ink on foam paper

 

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Directions:

 

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Step 1

Stamp Calla Lily image in StazOn Bordeaux.  Stamp Calla Lily Leaves image in StazOn Forest Green.  Set aside while working on the rest of the card.  The ink will take time to dry, otherwise it will smear or come off on your fingers.

 

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Step 2

Trim a sheet of Strathmore Bristol Vellum Finish 100 lb paper to 7″ x 15″.  My pad comes in 14″ x 17″ so it will make two cards of this style from one sheet.  Score at 5″ from each end and accordion fold sheet using bone folder to crease folds. 

 

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Step 3

Place folded cardstock into Largest die from the Teardrop Lattice Gateway die by Heartfelt Creations.  Run through die cut machine.  Remove curved corners once they are cut, to allow all layers to cut through.

 

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Step 4

Die cut decorative card front from white cardstock.  It is from the Heartfelt Creations Lattice Swirl Gateway die.  Die cut lower portion of Heartfelt Creations Lattice Flourish Gateway die (shown below).

 

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Step 5

Use an ink blusher and Delicata Rose Gold to color die cuts.

 

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Step 6

Use Versa Magic Aqua Splash Dew Drop to ink all outside edges of the tri-fold card.  Front is shown.

 

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Step 7

Using direct to paper method ink the front panel and back panel of the tri-fold card.  Shown is the back panel.   

 

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Step 8

Die cut scalloped edge die from the Heartfelt Creations Scalloped Flourish Gateway die.  Ink the edge with VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria.  Using direct to paper method ink the center of the panel.

 

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Step 9

Stamp the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations Fancy Special Day Stamp in StazOn Bordeaux at the top of the panel from step 8.

 

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Step 10

Center Lattice Flourish Gateway die below the sentiment and trim to fit.  Adhere with On Point glue. 

 

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Step 11

Die cut the third from the largest Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Frame Gateway from white cardstock.  Ink the edges and the center of the panel with VersaMagic Aqua Splash.  Die cut center panel form Heartfelt Creations Regal Lattice Gateway die from white cardstock.  Use an ink blusher to color the die cut.

 

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Step 12

Die cut two smallest Eyelet Frame Gateway dies from white cardstock.  Ink smallest with Versa Magic Aqua Splash around the edges and lightly in the center.  Stamp with Inspire Me Sentiment Stamp in Caribbean Green StazOn ink.  Ink the larger die with Perfect Plumeria around the edges and lightly in the center.  Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day” from the Heartfelt Thank You Sentiments in StazOn Caribbean Green. 

 

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Step 13

Apply Tear It tape to the back of prepared panels from Steps 9, 10, and 11.  (Notice that I decided to change color used for the sentiments  for step 12 and simply used the opposite side of the die cut.)

 

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Step 14

Use and ink dauber to color the leaves and Calla Lily images with StazOn ink in Caribbean Green and Bordeaux.  Set aside for the ink to dry, I let mine dry over-night to keep from staining my fingers in the next step and smudging the ink.

 

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Step 15

Die cut the Calla Lily and leaves.  Prep space to create flowers.  Heat glue, glue gun, die cuts and Heartfelt Creations Pastel Pollen Stamens.  (Note I colored the back of the die cuts as well, but turns out it is not necessary because the back of the images do not show on the finished card.)

 

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Step 16

Holding the Cally Lily die cut with a pair of tweezers and heat the back of foam paper until it just begins to curl.  The foam paper will curve towards the heat.  While the foam paper is still warm gently add a small dab of hot glue at the very base of the Cally Lily.  Place stamen and pinch closed, hold for a moment until hot glue cools and flower will hold it’s shape.  Repeat with remaining five flowers.

 

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Step 17

Heat the back of the leaf image until it curls.  While it is still warm pinch into shape until the foam paper has cooled and it will hold its shape. 

 

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Step 18

Using small dots of On Point glue adhere the Lattice Swirl Gateway die cut from Steps 4 and 5 to the front panel of the card. 

 

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Step 19

Apply Scalloped panel to middle of section of the tri-fold card. 

 

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Step 20

Use hot glue to adhere foam flowers to the front of the card as shown above.

 

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Step 21

Continue to adhere flowers and leaves to the card front as shown.  Adhere the sentiment over the trimmed wires from the stamens.

 

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Step 22

Adhere die cuts from Step 11 to the back panel of the card.  Adhere flower and leaf and the sentiment panel in place as shown.  

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn Ink Pad-Bordeaux, Caribbean Green, Forest Green

VersaMagic Ink Pad-Perfect Plumeria, Aqua Splash

Delicata Ink Pad-Rose Gold

Ink Blushers

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Finish 100 lb cardstock

Bone folder

Heartfelt Creations Art Foam Paper

Heartfelt Creations Calla Lily stamp and die

Heartfelt Creations Inspire Me Sentiment stamp

Heartfelt Creations Fancy Special Day stamp

Heartfelt Creations Thank You Sentiments stamp

Heartfelt Creations Scalloped Flourish Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Lattice Swirl Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Lattice Flourish Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Regal Lattice Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Frame Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Pastel Pollen Stamens

Tweezers

Heat Gun

Hot Glue Gun and hot glue sticks

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

See How to Craft a Matching Trio of Christmas Tree Tags

by Lori Warren

Create a trio of fancy tags that will brighten the top of any Christmas gift or package.  A few randomly stamped red snowflake images onto a tag create the perfect backdrop for a Holiday tree focal point. Then, finish each tag with a sentiment such as “under the mistletoe” or “holiday cheers,” a bit of glitter, a golden star, and a Tulle ribbon bow.  Instant joy for this package upgrade!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes per tag

Directions

Art Supplies

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Other
  • Recollections – Christmas Noel Tag set
  • Hamption Art – Stamp and Die set SC0739
  • Hero Arts – Stamp set CL797
  • Fiskars – Stamp Set
  • Glitter
  • Small Bells – Gold
  • Tulle Fabric Roll – Red
  • Water-brush pen
  • Diecut machine

Quick and Easy Projects: Create a Marble Effect on Paper

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! I was watching YouTube and came across this shaving cream ink marbling technique from GinaK and just had to try it. This is a quick, fun card style to make, you can use any re-inkers you have in your stash and mix/match with plain colors and beautiful metallic tones as I did here. As I say in the video, the Golden Glitz really makes this card for me. This technique can also be used on all sorts of paper crafting projects.

Since it is the fall season, I focus on a warm color palette for an Autumn leaves look and stamped the sentiment with a rich brown to compliment the yellow, orange, and gold colors. This card design is a perfect way to spend an afternoon crafting and coming up with multiple card designs with a marble look. The shaving cream can be used to make several card panels until you run out of the medium.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Imagine

use memento inkers to create marble paper

Other Art Supplies
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Joy Clair Fall Leaves Stamp Set
  • Paper Plate
  • Card Base
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Shaving Cream (Foam type)

 

How to Create Color Swatches for Handmade Christmas Cards

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by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you how I swatch out my favorite ink colors for my handmade Christmas cards. I usually choose the classic reds and greens for the holidays and then add some additional colors like a brown/green and purple/red color to compliment. These additional colors I used for stamping images like twigs and berries or shading tones. Another feature in this video, I show how these water-based inks can easily be used for watercolor effects. Each time I stamp with a color, I also lift the color with a paintbrush and color to create a soft finish.

These amazing Color Combo stamp & die sets from Waffle Flower Crafts are amazing and I can’t wait to get started on creating color swatches for all my ink pad families. Swatching colors helps generate more crafting ideas and helps you imagine how colors can be used together.

Skill: All levels
Time: Varies on the number of ink pads

Directions

Art Supplies

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Other
  • Waffle Flower Crafts Stamp & Die Combo set – https://bit.ly/33hW8Cm
  • White cardstock
  • Stamp Press – Couture Creations
  • Guillotine – Tonic