Learn How to Make a Kaleidacolor Mother’s Day Card

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By Alison Heikkila

Hello! I don’t know about your mom, but my mom is not really into your typical Mother’s Day card. She’s not really into super flowery, extra sentimental cards. She prefers bolder, more graphic things. So I decided to think “outside of the box” and use triangles! This is a fun and simple way to get a unique looking card with dye based inks from Imagine.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time: Approx. 20 minutes.

Directions:

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Step 1

Let’s gather our supplies! Grab a Gel Press Petite (I went with a triangle so that I could rotate them 180 degrees each time to get a cool pattern), your favorite Kaleidacolor inkpad, an additional Memento ink pad, and a stencil. For tools, you’ll want an acrylic block or handle, plus a brayer.

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Step 2

Apply the Gel Press Petite to your block. Click together the Kaleidacolor inkpad. Roll the color on to your brayer. It will not look like there is much color on the surface of the Gel Plate, but don’t worry, it’s there.

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Step 3

Pick up the inked Petite (while it’s on the block) and apply it facedown to your cardstock. I left a 1/4″ border below the triangle. Press the triangle into your paper as you would a clear stamp, then peel it away from the cardstock.

Step 4

Apply Teal Zeal to the Triangle Gel Press and roll the color out with your brayer.

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Step 5

Place a stencil on top of the inked triangle and gently press it into the Plate. The Plate will hold the stencil in place.

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Step 6

Flip the Plate (with the stencil still attached) on to a piece of scrap paper. I use copy paper. Press into the scrap to remove the ink from the negative areas. You can see in my photo above how it will look.

Step 7

Peel the paper away from the Plate, then remove the Stencil.

Step 8

Place the Plate directly on top of the first Kaleidacolor inked triangle you created. The left over Teal Zeal ink on the Plate that was trapped under the stencil will transfer to the paper.

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Step 9

Repeat applying the Kalediacolor Ink to the Triangle, flip it around and place onto your cardstock, making sure it’s going in the opposite direction of your first triangle.

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Step 10

To make things go faster, I opted to ink and stamp all of my Kaleidacolor triangles before I finished my stenciled layers. I worked my way across the entire piece of cardstock, from end to end.

Step 11

Repeat the process of applying the Teal Zeal to the triangle, applying the stencil, taking off the excess ink, and then applying to the Kaleidacolor layers. Do this until all of the triangles have a stenciled image on them. Then trim the piece, leaving a 1/4″ at the top.

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Step 12

For my “mom” sentiment, I applied more Teal Zeal to my triangle (you can use any Gel Press Plate for this, but since the triangle was already out, I just used that). I placed a strip of paper on it to pull the color off. I repeated this step until I had enough of the strip covered for my dies to fit the “mom.” I could have just inked the paper. But I wanted the paper to have the same look as the rest of the card. Gel Press printing looks very different than applying ink directly to paper, or using some sort of applicator. This kept everything cohesive.

Step 13

I wanted a shadow layer to my “mom” so I repeated the last step, but I reapplied ink to my strip 3 times to get a darker tone. It’s still Teal Zeal, but at a richer strength because I layered the color several times. I adhered these layers together with On Point Glue.

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Step 14

I created my card base from white cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 7.” I applied my Kaleidacolor ink directly to my brayer, sprayed it with Ink Potion No. 9 to help it flow, and rolled it on to the top and bottom of my card base.

Step 15

Adhere the mono-printed layer and the sentiment to the card.

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This was a really fun card to make, and since you can get a huge range of Kaleidacolor inkpads (including a dry one so that you can create your own combination!), you can change up the look of this card easily. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Art Supplies

Imagine

Kaleidacolor Inkpad in Bouquet
Memento Ink in Teal Zeal
On Point Glue

Other

• Gel Press: Petites Set A- Triangle
• AALL & Create: Lotza Trianglez
• Simon Says Stamp: CZ Design- Everett Alphabet Die Cuts
• Brayer
• Acrylic Block/Handle
• Dry Adhesive

Learn How to Stamp on Tyvek Flowers with StazOn Inks

By Baerbel Born

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

In this video guest designer, Baerbel Born shows you how you can create a pastel look on any surface with a bright StazOn ink pad by using a background stamp. The sentiment in German “Liebe das Leben”  means “Love Life”.

Art Supplies

Imagine :

• StazOn  Mini Ink Pad St. Valentine (or any other color of your choice)

Other supplies:

• Flower die cut by Elisabeth Craft Design

• Tyvek envelope A4

• Face scrubber pad

• Brads (We R Memory Keepers)

• Design paper

• Love Washi Tape (Rayher)

• “Liebe das Leben” die from Kulricke (German Company)

How To Make A Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Card

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by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie Collins here with a fun and easy Mother’s Day card featuring Stazon and VersaMagic Inks.

Directions

Art Supplies

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Other
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  • Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White
  • Accent Brand 80# Cardstock: Opaque White
  • Aspire Pellatics 80# Cardstock: Shimmer Gold
  • AcetateFoam Tape

Learn How to Stamp Clay to Make a Jewelry Charm

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Metallic frames, usually used for epoxy, can work nicely to form clay and make jewelry pieces. Mix Walnut ink for a soft, pale shade to create a marble effect ink to the clay. Then stamp with any design using StazOn ink pads that will quickly dry, won’t bleed and give a sharp outcome. StazOn will also allow you to use markers and won’t mix with them. Add some sparkle with SHIMMER Spritz and secure the result with a coating of GlazOn. Use the charm as a jewelry piece or to decorate your cards and crafts.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes plus drying time

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Separate two pieces of clay and color the one with Walnut Ink. Mix together.

 

 

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Step 2

Lay flat  the clay and place the frame. Remove the excess and let it dry.

 

 

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Step 3

Remove the clay from the frame and stamp with StazOn ink pad.

 

 

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Step 4

Add some color with a MEMENTO marker (or none, if you want to leave it just with the stamped image).

 

 
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Step 5

Spray with the SHIMMER Spritz Sparkle and let it dry.

 

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Step 6

Secure the result and add some shine with GlazOn.

 

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Step 7

Place On Point Glue to the inner sides of the metal frame. Let it sit for a few minutes and place the stamped clay. Add cord or chain according to your style.

 

Art Supplies:

 

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Lilac

StazOn – Royal Purple 

MEMENTO Marker – Lulu Lavender

SHIMMER Spritz – Sparkle

GlazOn – Clear

On Point Glue

InkBlushers

 

Other

Jewelry Metal Frame

Air Dry Clay

Rubber Stamps of your Choice

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Layered Stamping with VersaMagic Dew Drop Inks

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here and I have a Spring-inspired Mother’s Day card to share with you. I have always loved stamp layering and decided to use this new floral stamp set. I paired it up with my all-time favorite ink – VersaMagic Dew Drop, which has great coverage and some of the prettiest pastel colors.

Skill: Intermediate

Directions:

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaMagic Dew Drop

Pixie Dust, Pink Grapefruit, Pink Petunia (Malted Mauve works well too), Thatched Straw, Mango Madness, Aquatic Splash, Turquoise Gem, Aloe Vera, Tea Leaves

• Brilliance Dew Drop – Galaxy Gold

Other products:

• Beautiful Moments stamp set

• All Things Fabulous stamp set and dies

• A Wish for Everything stamp set and dies

• Neenah Solar White cardstock

• Vellum

Make Two Mother’s Day Cards Using StazOn On Trend Ink Colors and Pearl Vellum

By Katy Ingram

Hello my friends! Katy here and today I am going to show you how to create two cards with the same stamps and ink that give you a bold look and subtle look. Check out my video below to see how these cards came together. I hope you enjoy.

Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: About 1 hour

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• VersaFine Clair – Chianti

• StazOn Ink Pad – Cherry Blossom

• StazOn ink Pad – Bordeaux

• On Point Glue

Other

• Kat Scrappiness – Condensed Uppercase Die Set

• Cut Cardstock – Stardream Metallic Ruby

• Cut Cardstock – Curious Translucent Pearl

• Simon Says Stamp – Fog Cardstock

• Spray Adhesive

• Simon Says Stamp – Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set

• Simon Says Stamp – Incredible Women Stamp Set

• Simon Says Stamp – Pretty Peony Bouquet Background Stamp