How to Make Stunning Bookmarks Using Ancient Dynasty Coins

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make oriental theme bookmarks by distressing paper with Walnut Inks, stamping and embossing with Gold Mboss Embossing Powder and adding a Ancient Dynasty Coins that holds a tassel.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Place a few Walnut Ink Crystals on a piece of natural color card stock and spray with some water. Dilute the crystals and dry well.

 

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Step 2

Cut 8×1.5″ pieces of the card stock.

 

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Step 3

Score 1″ from the top.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the leaves stamp and the VersaMark ink pad, cover with Mboss Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 5

Stamp with letters stamp and the VersaFine CLAIR ink pads.

 

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Step 6

Distress the edges of the paper with VersaColor Black ink.

 

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Step 7

Place an Ancient Dynasty Coin to the score, leaving the hole of the coin above it, and mark around the coin to the long side. Cut around the marked half circle and the scoring line (only to the part of the long side of the bookmark).

 

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Step 8

Cover with Creative MEDIUM clear to protect the paper.

 

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Step 9

Turn the bookmark backside and add Tear It! Tape on the short only part of it and glue on the long one.

 

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Step 10

Add the Ancient Dynasty Coin on the gap and tie a tassel.

 

Art Supplies

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• Ancient Dynasty Coins – Prosperity

• VersaFine CLAIR – Glamorous, Warm Breeze, Tulip Red

• VersaMark Ink Pad

• VersaColor Black

• Mboss – Gold

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Walnut Ink Crystals

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Dauber

• Palette Knife

 
Other materials

Card stock natural

Moking travel stamp – Forest Whispers

Kaisercraft stamp set – Lush

Tassels

Water sprayer

Heat tool

 

How to Make Little Paper Bags for Wedding and Party Favors

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Decorate folded into bag paper cuttings that are distressed with Walnut Inks and stamped with a lace design using MEMENTO ink. Add a round SHEET metal charm with an embossed heart on it. Add sweets in the bags and place them in baskets, on side tables or hang them on branches in a large vase.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 min

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut 8×3″ pieces (~half of an A5)of the cardstock and spray them with Ink Potion No 9. While still wet, spray with the Walnut Inks Cherry Blossom and Lilac in some distance from the papers.

 

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Step 2

Let them dry (or speed up the process with a heat tool), mark the center (long side) and score ¾in from the center left and right.

 

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Step 3

Stamp the lace stamp with MEMENTO Grape Jelly ink pad.

 

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Step 4

Color the round SHEET Metal pieces with the StazOn Royal Purple.

 

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Step 5

When the ink dries, stamp a heart with the VersaMark ink pad, cover with Mboss White Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 6

Add Tear It! Tape to the inner if the card cuttings and place the sweets (flat ones will fit better and they can be any shape (like hearts, squares).

 

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Step 7

Punch a hole to the folded sides and cut 4″ long pieces of the lace, the ribbon and and the cord.

 

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Step 8

Fold in half the above cuttings and glue them just below the punched hole.

 

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Step 9

Add the round SHEET Metal charm with some cord (which can be also used to hang the paper bag).

 

Art Supplies

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MEMENTO – Grape Jelly

Walnut Ink – Cherry blossom, Lilac

Ink Potion No.9

SHEET Metal – Round 1″

Tear It! Tape

Sponge Daubers

Mboss Embossing Powder – White

VersaMark – Original

 
Other materials

250g/m2 – 115 lb Cardstock Natural

Kaiserkraft Stamp – Lace

Heart Stamp

Hole Punch

Heat Tool

Hot Glue

Lace, Ribbon, Cord

Sweets

 

How to Make Clay Easter Egg-Shaped Ornaments

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Stamp Easter egg designs on clay and color them with StazOn inks and Memento Dual Tip Markers to make Easter ornaments. Decorate tree branches in a vase for a Spring and Easter theme or add them to gift packages and bags.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 min + drying time

Directions:

Step 1

On a flat piece of clay, press the egg design stamp.

 

Step 2

Remove the stamp and cut around the design with a pointed tool (a pallet knife, a piercing tool, etc). Don’t forget to open a hole on the top of the shape. Let the clay cure.

 

Step 3

When the clay shapes are ready use a filling tool or some sanding paper to smooth the edge of the clay eggs.

 

Step 4

Use a Sponge Dauber and the StazOn Eden Green to color the embossed designs. You can press the ink pad directly on the clay egg to add more color strength to the embossed design.

 

Step 5

Color parts of the stamped design with the MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers in greenish shades.

 

Step 6

For the next design use the StazOn Black Cherry and the MEMENTO Dual Tip Marker Tuxedo black, Angel Pink and Lady Bug to color it following the same procedure as above.

 

Step 7

Finally, use StazOn Fuschia Pink and MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers Pear Tart, Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves to color the clay egg.
You can color around the edges of the clay eggs with the All-Purpose Ink Vegas Gold and add ribbons.

 

Art Supplies

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StazOn – Eden Green, Black Cherry, Fuchsia Pink 

MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers – Angel Pink, Dandelion, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug 

Sponge Daubers 

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold

Other materials

Air-Dry Clay – White

Viva Decor Stamps – Easter Eggs

Satin Ribbons Various Colors

Sanding Paper

 

Mixed Media Fall Leaf Tag Décor ft. VersaFine Clair and All Purpose Ink

by Nicole Watt 

“Always take the scenic route,” perhaps a drive through all the fall leaves will brighten your day and provide some much needed crafting inspiration! In this crafting tutorial, Nicole creates gorgeous color and texture to celebrate Fall in a home décor thick-board tag. Use VersaFine Clair, All-Purpose ink, and Creative Medium for stenciling, and embossing to make a rich look and feel! Nicole breaks down every step so you can recreate the techniques yourself!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Art Supplies

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Make Magic With This Merry Christmas Gift Tag

by Jowilna Nolte

Make Magic With This Merry Christmas Gift Tag

Every year I make loads of Christmas cards, but this year I am creating tags for friends and family. A handmade tag is a quick and crafty alternative to attach to a gift and even packets of freshly baked biscuits. The tag is often underestimated but this will become my go-to way of adding a quick thank you to gifts – quick and easy to make with loads of impact.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Use a Jumbo dauber and ink the background of a tag using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.


Step 2

On the right edge of your tag use Memento Luxe ink in Rhubarb Stalk and add some darker shaded edges on your tag.


Step 3

On a sheet of smooth white cardstock mist Summer Sky Fireworks Spray. Use a soft paint brush and brush the ink across the cardstock.


Step 4

While the Summer Sky ink is still wet, use Lilac Posies and splatter ink over the base. Concentrate on certain areas more to get lots of ink in certain areas. Leave to dry.


Step 5

Once dry use VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and stamp Christmas Bauble. Cut out and ink the edges.


Step 6

Use VersaFine Clair ink and stamp a Christmas sentiment repeatedly onto the colored tag.


Step 7

Use at least 3 colors of Fireworks Spray to add splats to the background and leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun.


Step 8

Adhere the stamped bauble, flowers and themed embellishments to finish off your tag. As an alternative layer two stamped baubles on top of each other using foam tape.

 

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – White
  • Tag
  • Kaisercraft – stamp set
  • Little Birdie – Flowers
  • Charms
  • Bakers twine

The Secret Ingredient is Love

by Jowilna Nolte

Jowilna Nolte makes The Secret Ingredient is Love Tag using StazOn ink. orange, blue, brown, texture, stencil, mixed media, shimmer.

The best and most beautiful things are felt with the heart and cannot be seen – a favorite saying of mine and also the inspiration behind my themed tag this month. I used inks and paste to create a shimmering background for this beautiful tag.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Add some texture to a tag using a stencil and texture paste. Once the paste is dry, use a brayer and roll Delicata Golden Glitz onto the tag randomly and leave to dry.

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Step 2

Start by inking some Blue Hawaii StazOn ink onto the tag over the gold texture background. Add color in 2 or more areas using a jumbo dauber.

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Step 3

Use a clean jumbo dauber and ink your tag using Orange Zest StazOn ink in the open areas, overlap the ink onto the blue inked areas too, so the colors blend seamlessly into each other.

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Step 4

Now add some brown Ganache StazOn ink around the edges of the tag using another jumbo dauber.

Jowilna Nolte makes The Secret Ingredient is Love Tag using StazOn ink. orange, blue, brown, texture, stencil, mixed media, shimmer.

Step 5

Mist the inked tag using Gold Shimmer Spritz and leave to dry. The shimmer gives the StazOn inks a beautiful look. Finish by adding the sentiment and any additional embellishments with foam tape. I choose to staple the sentiment and add three hearts with gold thread in the back.

Jowilna Nolte makes The Secret Ingredient is Love Tag using StazOn ink. orange, blue, brown, texture, stencil, mixed media, shimmer.

Tip: To clean the StazOn ink on my craft mat I use StazOn stamp cleaner and then wipe it clean, otherwise, the ink will permanently stain your mat.

Jowilna Nolte makes The Secret Ingredient is Love Tag using StazOn ink. orange, blue, brown, texture, stencil, mixed media, shimmer.

Supplies

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  • Stencil
  • TCW – texture paste
  • Tag
  • Dina Wakeley – stamp
  • Gold thread
  • Stapler
  • Foam tape
  • Adhesive