Chills & Thrills Halloween Shaker Card

by Nadine Carlier

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I love shaker cards but I really don’t make them all that often. I was looking around my craft room and found some googly eyes and thought those would be fun in a shaker card. Plus I was thinking this months color, Sangria would make a really cool eery sky.
Watch my video below to see how I used Delicata, VersaColor and Sheer Shimmer Spitz to create my eery sky and how I put together my shaker card.  Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Use Different Stamps to Create a Cute Scarecrow Scene

by Steph Ackerman

I love mixing and matching stamps to build scenes on cards and for this time of year I decided to create a Harvest Blessings theme. Using a few (or several) colors of inks and different cardstock, you can create a wide variety of cardmaking or scrapbook projects. As we head into fall, I decided to combine a scarecrow stamp with pumpkin stamps and a faux brick background to create a fall scene.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Stamp the scarecrow with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne on a white panel. As I needed a mask for the next step, I stamped a second scarecrow and fussy cut it.


Step 2

Place the scarecrow mask on the main image. Stamp two different sized pumpkins by the scarecrow’s stake. Stamp the pumpkins again and fussy cut them to be used as masks in the next step.


Step 3

Place the masks on the main images. Stamp the brick wall with VersaFine Clair in Pinecone over the masked images.


Step 4

Cut the stamped panel to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using a water brush, add color to the images with assorted colors of Memento. Quickly wash Delicata in Celestial Copper on the brick background.


Step 5

Use Memento Markers to add additional color to the grass and straw stamped images. Mat the panel with brown cardstock. Create a card from brown cardstock and add a checked background. Adhere the stamped panel to the card with foam adhesives, slightly off-center. Stamp the sentiment with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne. Die cut and ink edges with VersaFine Clair in Pinecone. Mat with a larger die and add to the card.


Step 6

To finish, add Shimmer irRESISTible to the pocket and along the pumpkin veins for dimension and shimmer.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Broken Brick Background Stamp
  • Authentique pattern paper
  • Bazzill Cardstock
  • Spellbinders – Oval dies
  • Die-cut Machine
  • Waterbrush
  • Acrylic Block

How to Create a Metal Stamped Look with Creative Medium

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Create a Metal Stamped Look with Creative Medium in Silver and Gold

I’ve been pondering puzzle pieces lately—as a craft medium and metaphor for life. Somewhere along the mental stroll, I was reminded of the old Girl Scouts song “Make New Friends” which goes

Make new friends
But keep the old
One as silver
And the other gold

Today’s project was inspired by the way friends fit into our lives like puzzle pieces, the song, and the best friend necklaces I swapped with those close to me back in the day. Metallic silver and gold Creative Mediums and letter stamps were a perfect combination to turn a couple puzzle pieces into jewelry charms.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Sticky Dots
  • Paint Brush
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Contact USA – Letter Stamps
  • Cornstarch
  • Craft knife
  • Jewelry findings
  • Satin cord or ribbon

Craft A Time To Celebrate Greeting Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Craft A Time To Celebrate Greeting Card with Walnut Ink and Metallic Gold Creative Medium

Time to get busy and celebrate with this clock themed card! I just love wordplay and puns, don’t you? I’m also fond of clocks. The background for this card was made using Java Walnut Ink. I find the dark matte finish of the Walnut ink to be a great contrast against the gold metallic clock images stenciled with Creative Medium. The rich wood colors in the background really make the gold colors stand out.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Spray the watercolor paper with water. Then spray on the Java Walnut Ink and use a brush to even out the color. Dry the paper.


Step 2

Stencil the smaller clock patterns with the Gold Metallic Creative Medium using a palette knife. Let the medium dry for about 20 mins. To test if it is dry, lightly touch a small area with your finger, if it’s soft to the touch, it’s still wet.


Step 3

Stencil a different, but larger clock pattern over the first stenciled clocks. Let the medium dry. For stencils with larger openings, use the Multi-Purpose Squeegee. Add the medium onto the Squeegee with the palette knife.


Step 4

Let the medium dry completely. For thicker or larger stenciled patterns, allow the card to dry for a longer time frame (no pun intended), approximately 45 minutes. Test to see if it’s dry before continuing.


Step 5

Stamp a sentiment onto cardstock paper and cut out. Darken the edges with VersaFine Vintage Sepia. Stamp the chipboard gear with Golden Glitz Delicata and emboss with the Clear Embossing Powder. Optional step, color in the outline of the larger clock with a fine black marker, this adds dimension. Assemble the card and add any finishing details you desire.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock paper
  • Crafter’s Workshop – Clocks stencil 6 x 6 inches
  • Deco Art-Clocks stencil 12 x 12 inches
  • Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Gear 1.5 inches

Use Shades of Lavender to Create a Mixed Media Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Use Shades of Lavender to Create a Mixed Media Card

Use shades of Lavender inks to create a vintage Mixed Media panel. Layer upon layer of inks and stenciled patterns make for an interesting mixed media project with a fun twist. Take a look at how I created this panel in a few easy steps.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Combine 2 different circle stencil designs with each other and blend the circles onto smooth white cardstock using a finger dauber.


Step 2

Layer a third stencil over the circles and stencil a darker pattern using VersaFine Clair Fantasia.


Step 3

Use a squeegee and apply a thin layer of Sweet Plum irRESISTible Pico Embellisher over the stenciled background. Add a few drops of the irRESISTible onto the cardstock and smooth it out using the squeegee.


Step 4

Adhere a cutout image onto the right-hand side of the mixed media panel. Use VersaFine Clair and add some texture patterns onto the background in the corners. Tap the ink onto the cardstock using a finger dauber.


Step 5

Use 3 more colors of VersaFine Clair inks and sponge in the corners to create texture and patterns. Add cut out elements and finishing touches to your mixed media panel.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Cardstock – White
  • Jowilna Nolte – Stencil
  • Short Cuts Craft
  • Embellishments

Learn How to Stencil a Mixed Media Card

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How to Stencil a Mixed Media Card

Mixed media techniques aren’t only for canvas and 3-D objects. You can make beautiful mixed media cards too! Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and Delicata ink look amazing together on this 6×6 inch card.  Just add a few embellishments on top of the gorgeous, textured background to make a stunning card that anyone would be happy to receive.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Maya Road – frame embellishment
  • Prima – flowers
  • Heidi Swapp – embellishments
  • Gold string
  • Paper butterfly
  • Liquitex – ultra matte gel
  • Neenah Cardstock
  • TCW – stencil
  • SnipArt – chipboard
  • Daler Rowney – white gesso