Learn to Make a “Thinking of You” Sunflower Card

By Neva Cole –

Versa Clair Fine is now my favorite pigment ink!  So versatile and allowed me to create a beautifully colored card in just a few steps.  This is one of the few cards that my husband has asked me to specifically make for a friend, it was easy to do with just a few inks, stamps, and dies!

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  2 hours

Directions:

Step 1:

Stamp sunflower images on yellow cardstock with Versa Fine Clair Cheerful and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Stamp leaf images on light green paper in Versa Fine Clair Green Oasis and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Die cut with matching dies.

Step 2:

Place flowers and leaves face down in matching shaping mold and mist lightly with water.  As the images are heat embossed, they will stay sharp and crisp.  Close mold and pressure emboss.

Step 3:

Remove flowers and leaves from mold and set aside to dry.  Once dry assemble flowers with On Point Glue, adding black glitter to centers.  (Not shown)  Set aside to dry.

Step 4:

Ink the edges of an A7 size card with and ink dauber and Versa Fine Clair Green Oasis.  Set aside to dry, as the ink is very juicy.

Step 5:

Sunflowers are a rustic flower, so corrugated cardstock seemed to be a good choice for a background.  Versa Fine Clair in Cheerful and Summertime are inked randomly on the corrugated cardstock with ink daubers.

Step 6:

Ink the sentiment with Versa Fine Clair in Green Oasis and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Die cut with die from the Eyelet Frame Gateway set.  I trimmed off a portion of the sentiment, then edged the sentiment with Versa Fine Clair in Summertime.

Step 7:

Die cut a Border from the Regal Boarder set using light orange paper.  Gently shade the edges with Versa Fine Clair Summertime and an ink dauber.   

Step 8:

Adhere corrugated cardstock to base card with Tear It Tape!  Adhere border with On Point Glue  Adhere flowers with Tear It Tape!

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Versa Fine Clair–Cheerful, Green Oasis, Summertime

• Embossing Powder–Clear

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• Ink Dauber

Other Supplies Used:

• Light yellow, light orange and light green cardstock

• Corrugated kraft cardstock   

• Heartfelt Creations–Rustic Sunflower Stamp/Die/Shaping Mold, Regal Borders and Pockets Die, Eyelet Frame Gateway Die, Heartfelt Expressions stamp

• Black Glitter

• Die Cut machine

• Stamp Platform

Neva Cole

http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/

n.cole@windward-performance.com

Learn How to Make a Vividly Fall Colored Thank You Card Using Kaleidacolor

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By Neva Cole –

There are many Kaleidacolor pads that are in the autumn themed pallet.  Even though this card is multi-layered it comes together in a short amount of time considering all of the inked embellishments!

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 2 Hours

Directions:

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Step 1:

Trim cream cardstock to 5” x 5” and center the overlay and stamp on the center rotation point of the Turn About Stamp.  Place on stamp platform to pick up stamp, and remove overlay.

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Step 2:

Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves with the green end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.

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Step 3:

Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Desert Heat with the orange end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.

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Step 4:

Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Cappuccino Delight with the brown end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.

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Step 5:

Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Desert Heat with the red end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.  After I started the card I realized it can also be completed with two complementary Kaleidacolor pads, just by using opposite ends to ink the image.  Die cut the completed wreath with a circle die cut.

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Step 6:

Ink the sentiment from the red end of the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat pad and stamp.

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Step 7:

Die cut the sentiment.  The edges are then blended in with an Ink Dauber and the yellow end of the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat pad.  

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Step 8:

More embellishment is added with included stamps from the set from various sections of all three Kaleidacolor pads.

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Step 9:

Spritz a section of cream cardstock with Ink Potion No. 9.  This will allow the ink to spread more uniformly on the cardstock.  Generally glossy cardstock works best, but the rest of the card was regular cream cardstock, this is a good work around.

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Step 10:

Using a 2” rubber brayer add ink liberally to the white cardstock until fairly well blended.  All three Kaleidacolor ink pads are used on one piece of cardstock with the intention to have several colors to die cut the coordinating leave dies.

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Step 11:

Decorate the front of the 5” x 7” card front in the same way the sentiment die is inked and stamped in Step 8. 

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Step 12:

Arrange die cuts from the brayered section of cardstock on the card base.  Use repositionable adhesive to pick up the edges of the die cuts and flip over the entire front circle wreath.  Add dimensional foam adhesive to secure die cuts in place.  (You will notice that the reverse side was the first try, however it wasn’t the best, so it is simply flipped over and the other side was used.  You only see the mistake in the demonstration step!)

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Step 13:

Adhere stamped wreath to card front.  Adhere the sentiment to the center of the stamped wreath with dimensional foam adhesive.

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Kaleidacolor–Autumn Leaves, Desert Heat, Cappuccino Delight

• Ink Potion No. 9

• Ink Dauber

Other:

• Cream  Cardstock

• Concord & 9th–Harvest Wreath Turnabout Set and Dies

• Elizabeth Craft Designs–Stitched Circles

• 2” Rubber brayer

• Temporary repositionable adhesive

• Dimension Foam adhesive

• Die Cut machine

• Stamp Platform

Create a Watercolor Sunflower Card using Stencils and Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray

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By Neva Cole 

In today’s tutorial, I will share how I used layering sunflower stencils to create a water color look to my image.  Notice there is no stamp outline, that helps achieve a more organic look to the project.  I learned a few things along the way, and almost want to include a few blooper photos!  Instead I share the way that will give you the cleanest look avoiding the pit falls!

Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 Hours

Directions:

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Step 1:

Trim white watercolor cardstock to 4 1/4” x 9 1/4”,  or about 1/4” on each side larger than your stencil.  this will allow you to handle your project more cleanly.  Use reposition able painters tape or washi tape to secure stencil along left side with edges matching along the upper and left hand side.  Spritz with Fireworks! in New Sprout until color depth desired is achieved.  In this close up photo freezer paper is used underneath the stencil and paper with the plasticized side up.  This allows collection of the over spray for background papers.  Carefully lift stencil to keep excess Fireworks from leaking under the stencil and adding unwanted color.

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Step 2:

Secure next layer of layering stencil in place and spritz with Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in Bamboo Leaves.  This photo shows a spray box that protects your work area from over spray.  It also shows the best distance of 12” to 18” to spray the stencil to avoid large droplets of Fireworks!. 

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Step 3:

Clean stencils with sections of watercolor paper after each layer.  Move the watercolor paper around on the freezer wrap to pick up excess spray.  Keep color families together, as both colors of green are used on this background paper.  Clean up excess with paper towels or baby wipes. 

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Step 4:

Continue with additional layering stencils.
Here Dandelion is used for Stencil 3, and Tangelo for Stencil 4. 

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Step 5:

Sometimes as a designer you discover easier methods in the process of designing a project.  I was not satisfied with the color through the stencil by just spraying with the stencils that were smaller openings.  It is recommended to use this method for the rest of the layers.  Fireworks! in Tangelo is shown here sprayed on a plastic sheet.  Using a cotton swab the color is carefully dabbed through the stencil to give better color depth.  A cotton swab also prevents leakage underneath the stencil of excess color.  A lot less of the spray was used with this method!  Stencils 5 and 6 used this method to complete the look.  Stencil 5 used Fireworks! in Lilac Posies, and Stencil 6 a mixture of Fireworks! Rich Cocoa (for shimmer) and Walnut Ink in Java for a darker color. 

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Step 6:

Here are the images from the entire stencil set.

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Step 7:

One “blooper” photo, all the backgrounds made with the over spray and Fireworks! left on the stencils.  To be used in future projects?  The green sheet is trimmed to 4 1/4? to 5 1/2” to cover the front of the card.

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Step 8:

Tap drop of Fireworks! in Dandelion on white watercolor paper trimmed to 3 3/4” x 5”.
Use quilted card front die to add texture to front panel.

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Step 9:

Part of the remaining background section is stamped with Memento Luxe in Lilac Posies using a sentiment from the Sunflowers stamp set.  It is die cut with a Spellbinder die.

Step 10:

The Sunflower is die cut with the coordinating die.  The layers are adhered together with Tear It! Tape with dimension foam tape behind the card front.  

Art Supplies

 Imagine
Other:
  • White Watercolor Cardstock
  • Pink Fresh Studio Sunflowers Stencils, Coordinating Die, and Clear Stamp
  • Concord & 9th Quilted Card Front Die
  • Spellbinders Fancy Tabs
  • Dimension Foam adhesive
  • Cotton swabs
  • Die Cut machine
  • Stamp Platform

Learn to Make a Rose Themed Congratulations Card 

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun summer themed card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts products.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

VersaMagic Inks: Pixie Dust, Pink Petunia, Red Brick, Sage, Oasis Green, & Hint of Pesto

• Memento Ink: Summer Sky

• magine Crafts: Tear It! Tape

• Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue

• Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat

Other products

• Hero Arts Stamps: Color Layering Set: Layering Rose CM243

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

• Accent Ultra Smooth 80# Cardstock: Opaque White

• Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder: Lattice

• Blending Brush

• Tiny Acrylic Bubbles: Clear, Pink and Light Blue

Gorgeous Wedding Card with Memento and Ink Potion No. 9 

 

By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am sharing an easier way to color your own cardstock using Memento Inks andInk  Potion No. 9 blending solution. 

In todays video tutorial I use our newly colored cardstock to create some 3D flowers for a beautiful summer wedding card. Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoy.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Memento Inks – 

Angel Pink, Rose Bud, New Sprout, Cottage Ivy, Northern Pine, Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion

Ink Potion No. 9

1/4 inch Tear-It! Tape 

Other Products Used:

Spellbinders Double and Single Peonies Die 

Susan’s Garden Tool Kit

Watercolor Paper

PVA Glue or Hot Glue

Heavyweight White Cardstock

Kat Scrappiness Quilted Background Die

Essentials By Ellen Hutson Rectangle Dies

The Greetery Sentiments Suite Love Stamp Set

The Greetery Pretty Postmarks

Clear Box A2 Size  4 1/2 inches x 1 inch x 5 7/8 inches

Follow Katy Here:

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/eastwickspaperandink 

facebook: fb.me/eastwickspaper 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eastwickspaperandink/ 

Blog: https://www.eastwickspaperandink.com/

Learn Thumping Technique using Ink Pads

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! In today’s crafting tutorial I want to show you how to make the traditional thumping technique but this time using ink pads and not markers! To make my card, I used the large size of Memento Inks but it can be made with the Memento Drops too or with any other type of ink. This is an easy and fun summer card for any occasion.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

Select the stamp set that you prefer. To make most evident this technique you can use solid stamps. Additionally, pick the colors of ink that you wanted to use. I am using two, Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo. 

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Step 2:

Ink your stamp with the first color. In my case Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

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Step 3:

Without stamp the image over the cardstock, ink the stamp partially with the second colors. Keep in mind the parts that you want to look with different shadows.

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Step 4:

Stamp the image over a piece of cardstock.

TIP: Clean the second ink pad with a dry towel to avoid contamination of the colors.

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Step 5:

You can repeat the above step if you want to obtain darker colors. Stamp a sentiment using a contrast color to complete your card.

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Step 6:

Resize the layer with, paste the sentiment and add the decorative layer over a card base. If you want, you can use your favorite crafty foam to add more dimension to your card.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Memento – Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo

• VersaFine – Onix Black

Other:

• 88 and Clear – Clear Stamp Set Kissable Dandelion

• Scrapbook.com – Clear Stamp Set Handmade Essentials

• Joy Clair Designs – White Smooth Cardstock 

• Positional Stamp Tool.

• The Greetery LLC – Crimped Frame Die

• Die Cut Machine

• Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.