Learn How to Make An Autumn Shadow Box

 

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

– Combine natural wood pieces, paper and a house shape cut from SHEET metal to capture the colors of the shadow and create a shadow box to decorate your home. Color a piece of fabric with MEMENTO inks and Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays to create a background in earth color shades and place natural wood and paper leaves colored with MEMENTO Markers.

 

Skill: Advanced

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Place Tear It! Tape on the back base of the shadow box and cover it with the cotton fabric.

 

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Step 2

Spray with the Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray and let them dry.

 

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Step 3

Distress the fabric with MEMENTO Tangelo, Lady Bug and Desert Sand ink pads using Sponge Daubers. Sprinkle some drops of irRESISTible Bamboo Leaves color.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the Blowing Leaves stamp and the StazOn Timber Brown.

 

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Step 5

Color the leaves with MEMENTO Markers.

 

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Step 6

Stamp leaves and color them with the MEMENTO Markers adding details with darker ones. Cut around the leaves to separate.

 

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Step 7

Stamp the Autumn sentiment with StazOn Timber Brown and cut around.

 

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Step 8

Cut a house shape using the full length of a SHEET metal postcard.

 

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Step 9

Color the SHEET metal house with StazOn Timber brown and Black Cherry ink pads and cover with the GlazOn matte.

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Step 10

Glue the slices of the wood on the fabric background and add the paper leaves.

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Step 11

Finally place the SHEET metal house, the sentiment and any further embellishments.

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Art Supplies:

Imagine

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays- Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, New Sprout

MEMENTO Ink Pads – Tangelo, Lady bug, Desert Sand, Dandelion

irRESISTible – Bamboo Leaves

StazOn – Timber Brown, Black Cherry

MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers – Love Letter, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart

SHEET Metal – Postcard

GlazOn – Matte

Tear It! Tape

Sponge Daubers

 

Other

Shadow Box Framed

Card Stock White

Cotton Fabric

Slices of Wood

Crackerbox & Suzy stamps – Autumn Shows, Blowing Leaves

Glass Beads

 

 

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

Stamp with Ancient Dynasty Coins

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Turn the Ancient Dynasty Coins into stamps using Tack ‘n Peel reusable cling sheet and decorate the background using VersaFine CLAIR ink pads.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Sprinkle drops of the Walnut Ink Willow on a 4x6in piece of card stock. Spray with Ink Potion No. 9 to dilute further and dry it.

 

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Step 2

Stamp with the bamboo branch using VersaFine CLAIR Shady Lane and Verdant covering the left half of the card.

 

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Step 3

Place a small piece of the Tack ‘N Peel sheet on an acrylic block and then place the Ancient Dynasty Coin.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the coin and the VersaFine CLAIR Rain Forest on the card stock.

 

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Step 5

Stamp the letters stamp using VersaFine CLAIR Tulip red ink pad on the right side of the card piece.

 

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Step 6

Cut a 4in long piece of the cotton ribbon and hand sew vertically some natural straws cut in various lengths covering only a small part of the ribbon.

 

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Step 7

Pass red cord pieces through the coin and Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 8

Add Tear It! Tape to the back for the cotton ribbon and set on card.

 

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Step 9

Set the coin on the cotton ribbon next to the straws and wave the left red cod through the straws. Tie the right cord behind the cotton ribbon and fold the ribbon to half.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

Ancient Dynasty Coins – Prosperity

VersaFine CLAIR – Shady Lane, Verdant, Rain Forest, Tulip Red

Ink Potion No. 9

Walnut Ink – Willow

Tack ‘N Peel

Tear It! Tape

 
Other materials

Card stock – white

Red cord

Natural straw sticks

Cotton ribbon

Needle and green thread

Artemio stamp set – Life energy

Kaisercraft stamp set – Lush