How to Create Some Fresh and Funky Cards for Valentine’s Day

By Jowilna Nolte 

Hi everyone, on today’s blog, I am sharing some fun cards I created using StazOn Studio Glaze.
I love this stuff for the fun effects you can achieve as well as the vibrant and amazing colors in the range.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

Step 1
Squeeze some glaze onto your squeegee and swipe your first color over a sheet of smooth white cardstock.
You can leave this to dry for a few minutes.

 

Step 2
Apply a second color to your squeegee and swipe it over the first color. I use the rubber side on my squeegee but also sometimes use one of the other edges.
Both edges work perfectly, and you can always create some effects using the textured sides.

 

Step 3

I also used a second color combination and created another sheet for a fresh spring look.

 

Step 4

Once your background is dry, use a heart or flower die-cut and die-cut some shapes using your die-cutting machine.

 

Step 5

Use your VersaFine Clair ink and color some chipboard words by directly inking the words.
Once dry, you can adhere them to your card.

 

Step 6

Assemble your card by adhering the hearts to your background using foam tape.
Adhere the “love” word using On Point Glue and finish off your card with an enamel dot.

 

And in a few easy steps, you have a gorgeous set of cards using some fun backgrounds and hearts.

For me the shine, texture, and patterns achieved are what makes these cards so special, and I just love using these glazes.

Until next time – keep on creating!

Art Supplies

Imagine

• StazOn Studio Glaze Orange Zest
• StazOn Studio Glaze St. Valentine
• StazOn Studio Glaze  Emerald City
• Multi-Purpose Squeegee Blue
• On Point Glue
• VersaFine Clair Glamorous
• VersaFine Clair Verdant 


Other 

• White Cardstock
• Heart Die-Cut: Tim Holtz
• DIY Cuts Machine: Kaisercraft
• Chipboard Word: Kiriche Laser
• Enamel Dots
• Foam Tape
• Smooth White Cardstock

Learn How to Make a Cupid Valentine’s Card with Brilliance Shimmery Inks

By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Did you know that you could watercolor with your shimmery ink pads? I tried watercolor with some Brilliance Dew Drop ink pads today and I was so amazed at the result! The shimmer and sparkle definitely add that extra detail to a simple card. Let me know if you have tried this before!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 35 Minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaMagic Ink Pad- Thatched Straw, Wheat

• Brilliance Ink Pad –  Rocket Red, Rocket Red Gold, Pearlescent Chocolate, Galaxy Gold, Moonlight White

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

 

Other Products

• Water brush

• Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock

• Stampin’ Up Flight of Fancy stamp set

• Stampin’ Up Well Said bundle

• Spellbinders Die Set – Shoot

• Red cardstock

Create a Cool Houndstooth Heart Card Using Radiant Neon and Delicata Inkers

By Alison Heikkila

I love to stretch my craft supplies, so finding new ways to use things always makes me happy. Today, I will share a fun way to use your luscious Radiant Neon and Delicata Metallic Inkers. This particular card was made for Valentine’s Day, but you can easily change out the colors, shapes, and stencil for any occasion.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Start by placing a heart shape onto your work surface. I used Gel Press Petite but if you don’t have any but you do have a Gel Press, you can easily free-hand cut or die-cut a shape of your choosing after you’ve made your print. Apply a drop or two of the Electric Pink Radiant Neon Inker on to the right side of the heart, and the Electric Coral Radiant Neon Inker on the left.

 

Step 2

Smooth and blend the colors with a brayer.

 

Sep 3

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top of the heart and lay a piece of copy paper on top of that. Press the paper with your hand to lift the color from the open areas of the stencil. Pull the paper off, and you have the beginning of a print for a later date.

Step 4

Leave the stencil in place and apply a few drops of Delicata Silvery Shimmer Inker onto the heart. Roll out the color with your brayer.

 

This photo shows how the ink colors look on the plate, before lifting the stencil.

Step 5

Lift the stencil off of the heart and apply a new piece of copy paper to the heart. Smooth the paper onto the heart with your hands (or you can use your brayer), and pull the print. Now you have the positive and negative spaces filled with color, using only reinkers! once the paint is dry, you can cut the shape out. You may want to use a heat tool for this since this ink is a pigment ink and takes a long time to dry.

 

Step 6

For the stenciled panel, cut a piece of black cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4.”

Step 7

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top and apply Silvery Shimmer ink (I used the pad) to the center of the panel with a blending brush. I kept the color heavy in the middle and faded it as I worked my way out in circular motions.

Step 8

Stamp a sentiment in the lower right corner using the same ink.

 

Step 9

Apply a few drops of the Golden Glitz Inker to an acrylic block and flicked the color off the block with a paintbrush.

 

Step 10

Once the panel is dry, apply it to a gray card base and adhered the heart on top, at an angle.

Supplies:

Imagine:

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Pink

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Coral

• Delicata Inker – Silvery Shimmer

• Delicata Inker – Golden Glitz

• Delicata Ink Pad – Silvery Shimmer

 

Other:

• A Colorful Life Designs – Houndstooth Stencil

• Gel Press – Petites: Lovely Days

• Speedball – Brayer

• Stampendous – POP Hydrangea Stamp Set

• Recollections – Black and Gray Cardstock

• Acrylic Block

• Makeup Blending Brush

• Copy Paper

• Paint Brush

 

Learn How to Make a Hearts Canvas Tote Bag Using the Bokeh Technique

By Roni Johnson

In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make a hearts canvas tote bag using the Bokeh Technique using Memento Luxe Inks and Fabrico Markers. Today’s example is Valentine’s tote made using the Imagine Crafts Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF Download. You can use this same basic technique for any holiday or occasion by changing the mask used.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Iron the tote bag to remove all wrinkles.

Step 2

Insert a piece of cardboard into the tote bag to prevent ink from soaking through to the back of the bag.

Step 3

Print the desired heart from the PDF onto a piece of cardstock.

Step 4

Trim the heart mask(s) and adhere to the tote bag using repositionable adhesive.

Step 5

Gather the desired colors of Memento Luxe Inks.

Tip:

New or freshly-inked pads work best for this technique.

Step 6

Gather desired stamps and/or tools to stamp the circles.
Pencil erasers, circle stamps, and Sponge Daubers work great for this technique.

Step 7

Pounce the desired tool onto the ink pad; press and hold for 10-15 seconds to allow time for the canvas to soak up the ink.

Tip:

Concentrate the dots of ink closer in the center and further apart as you work your way towards the edges.

Step 8

Continue to add layers of dots with the desired color(s) of ink.

Tip: Highlight Wedding Dress (White) Memento Luxe ink on the canvas with Fabrico Marker (Bubble Gum).
This makes the white pop against the canvas and other colors of ink.

Step 9

Remove the masks and discard.

Step 10

Outline the hearts using Real Black Fabrico Marker. Add additional details with Fabrico Markers at this time if desired.

Step 11

Iron the canvas with the hottest setting allowable for the fabric to set the inks.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Fabrico Marker – Bubble Gum, Poppy Red, Real Black

Sponge Dauber – 

Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF

 

Other

Canvas Tote Bag

Iron

Cardboard

Pencil Eraser

Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Stamps – Layering Circles

White Cardstock

Repositionable Adhesive

 

 

 

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

How To Make A Pink Hearts Valentines Card

By LeeAnn McKinney

In today’s crafting tutorial, I show you how to make Valentine’s Day Card using Memento Dewdrops, Jumbo Dauber, VersaFine Clair, On Point Glue, and Tear It Tape. Show someone they are special by handcrafting a unique Valentine’s Day card using cute heart stencils to match. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 30 minutes or less, this video took 12 minutes and I sped it up for your viewing pleasure.

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine

    VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne

    Memento Dewdrops – Angel Pink and Rose Bud – 

    On Point Glue – 

    Tear It Tape – 

    Jumbo Dauber – 

    Craft Mat – 

Other

    MFT– Stencil – Lots Of Hearts

    Jot  – Stencil Wheel – Wedding

    Virginia Turtle – Stamp – Holidays- retired