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

Learn How to Make a Multi-Colored Easter Card

 

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use a single stamp image and stamp each line with a different ink color. I will also share how to blend VersaMagic inks for a background and take it up a notch by dry embossing.  

 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

 

Directions:

Step 1

Place image on stamp positioner and use a post-it to cover the bottom three lines of the image.  I used a sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Co. titled “Everything Easter” with four lines of text.  Use a paper piercer to tuck the post-it securely in place. Ink the top line with VersaMagic in Aloe Vera.  Remove post-it and stamp image on cardstock. Clean ink off of the post-it so you can use it for subsequent steps.  Clean image after stamping and moving to Step 2. Repeat this after each step through Step 4.

 

Step 2

Use two post-its to cover lines 1,3 and 4 and ink image with VersaMagic in Spring Pansy. 

 

Step 3

Use two post-its to cover lines 1,2, and 4 and ink image in VersaMagic Sea Breeze.

 

Step 4

Use a post-it to cover lines 1,2, and 3 and ink image in VersaMagic in Spring Pansy.

 

Step 5

Clean the entire image and ink in VersaMark and stamp image over the colored lines.  Heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

 

Step 6

Using ink blushers ink a section of 4″ x 5.25″ cardstock in VersaMagic Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy, and Sea Breeze and blend into each color.  Use an ink blusher to ink over the heat embossed sentiment image with VersaMagic Pixie Dust.

 

Step 7

Pressure emboss 4″ x 5.25″ blended color cardstock with Lifestyle Crafts Tide embossing folder.

 

Step 8

Use a sanding block or sandpaper to gently remove the color from the raised areas of the embossed cardstock.  The white color of the cardstock will show through.

 

Step 9

Die-cut sentiment image and use and ink blusher to in the edges in VersaMagic Spring Pansy.

 

Step 10 

Ink the edges of an A-2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) card base in VersaMagic Spring Pansy.

 

Step 11

Adhere layers together with foam adhesive.  Adhere pearl embellishments in curly- ques of the embossed background.  Adhere pearl embellishments to the center of small flower sequins and adhere with On Point Glue.  Tie a triple looped bow from sheer ribbon and adhere with On Point Glue.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co.  Everything Easter
  • Post-it notes
  • Paper piercer
  • Lifestyle Crafts Tide embossing folder
  • Sanding block
  • SpiegelmomScraps 50’s Sock Hop sequins
  • Foam adhesive

All About You!!! An Emboss Resist How To

By LeeAnn McKinney

LeeAnn here with a fun project I made for a friend’s birthday. While looking at my stamps and thinking about what I wanted to do for this project it popped into my mind, and then a happy accident happened while making this mini slimline card that just “Sealed it” for me.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Clear MBoss

• Memento Rose Bud Dye Ink

• Memento Tangelo Dye Ink

• Memento Dandelion Dye Ink

• Memento Grape Jelly Dye Ink

• Imagine Tear It Tape

• VersaMark

• Memento Dew Drop Bahama Blue

• Memento Dew Drop Bamboo Leaves

• StaZon Stamp Cleaner

• Memento Dew Drop Love Letter

Other Products Used:

• Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

• Recollections 110 lb Cardstock

• Recollections 65 lb Cardstock

• Darice Heat Tool

• Picket Fence Studios- Spotlight On You Stamp

Watercolor and Ink Blending Spring Cards with VersaMagic

By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here and today I have two spring cards to share with you. They feature some cute critters watercolored by VersaMagic ink pads. Those ink pads are my favorite when it comes to creating pastel-themed cards. I hope you like these Easter projects!

Skill level: Medium

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaMagic:

Squirrel: Sahara Sand, Jumbo Java, Thatched Straw, Ocean Depth, Pink Grapefruit, Tea Leaves

Rabbit: Sea Breeze, Ocean Depth, Wheat, Pumpkin Spice, Pink Grapefruit (Pixie Dust, Spring Pansy)

• VersaMark Dazzle – Champagne

• Mboss – Clear

• Brilliance Dew Drop Ink Pad – Galaxy Gold

• Tear-It Tape

• Craft Mat

Other

Stampin’ Up Fable Friends stamp set

Stamping tool (Stamparatus)

Ranger watercolor cardstock

Waterbrush

EK Success anti-static powder tool

Stampin’ Up A Wish for Everything bundle

New Techniques for Embossing Stunning Springtime Cards

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use various Imagine products to create a sparkly stunning springtime birthday card, featuring both Mboss Valentine, VersaMark Ink, and Embossing Powders. The tutorial will also show you how you can use VersaMark over other inks to create a cohesive embossed look for a card, even if you do not have embossing powders in additional colors.

 

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Trim card front to 4.75” x 6.25” to fit a standard A-7 card base.  It is important to use a stamp positioner platform for this technique to ensure that the image lines up properly on the finished card front.

 

Step 2

Color stamen portion of Penny Black First Waltz Tulip with VersaMarker and heat emboss with Black Mboss powder.

Pro tip: Use a dry fine tip paintbrush to remove any embossing powder that ends up on the card you do not want to emboss before heating.

 

Step 3

Use the Versa Mark small cube which allows you more precision in where you place the VersaMark ink to ink the flower portion of the image. Cover with Mboss Valentine, and carefully remove powder from the stamen area with a dry fine tip paintbrush then heat emboss.

 

Step 4

Color directly on the stem portion of the image with Memento Dual Marker in Pear Tart and Bamboo leaves.  Mist stamp lightly with water before stamping as this reactivates the ink to create a crisp image.

 

Step 5

Clean leaf portion of the image and ink with VersaMark ink. Stamp over the previously colored and stamped image with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.

 

Step 6

Stamp the “Celebrate” sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.  Die-cut the sentiment, I used my Brother Scan N Cut.

 

Step 7

I also stamped the inside of the card, as I intend to send it to a special friend for her birthday. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.

 

 

Step 8

Lightly ink the card base and card front with the Memento Luxe Pear Tart ink pad to add just a hint of green around both layers.  I ran the ink pad around the edges of the cardstock to create the light tint.

 

Step 9

Apply Tear It! Tape to the back of the card front and adhere to the card base.

 

Step 10

Adhere the “Celebrate” sentiment to the card front using adhesive foam tape.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• VersaMark Ink

• VersaMarker

• Mboss – Valentine

• Memento Dual Tip Marker – Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves 

• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent

• Memento Luxe – Pear Tart

• Tear It! Tape

• 0.5 fl oz Spray Bottle

 

Other

• Penny Black – First Waltz

• Kelly Creates – Traceable Celebration Stamps

• Brother Scan N Cut

• Stamp positioner

• Fine tip paintbrush

 

How to Create a Simple Ink Blended Masculine Valentine Card

by Katy Ingram

In today’s crafting tutorial, I show you how to make a simple ink blended masculine card using some Memento, Versafine Clair and Delicata inks.  This is a great project for that special someone in your life for Valentine’s Day. 

Skill: Advanced

Time: 25 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Ink Pad – Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Paris Dusk

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Twilight

• Delicata Ink Pad  – Silvery Shimmer and Golden Glitz

• Imagine Craft Mat

 

Other

Simon Says Stamp – Background Stamp – You Are

Simon Says Stamp – Die – Deco Heart

Gina K Designs – Cardstock – White Layering

Neenah – Cardstock – 110 lb classic crest solar white