Beginner Guide: Kaleidacolor Ink Variety of Colors for Any Time of the Year


kaleidacolor swatching video

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! In this quick ink swatching video, I used the Waffle Flower Swatch Stamp and Die set for Kaleidacolor Ink Pads to show how these multicolor inks can be used throughout the year. These dye, water-based inkpads are a favorite of mine for fun quick backgrounds, easy stamp pad storage, keeping colors organized and the 5 colors in one ink pad make it even better.

Kaleidacolor in Baby Powder has a light pastel variety — perfect for baby shower invitations with light pinks, blues, and yellows. Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves and Vineyard – perfect for Fall themed cards – Halloween + Thanksgiving. My favorite for Winter Christmas Cards or Holiday Cards is Blue Breeze which is an all-blue palette giving that icy winter wonderland mood.

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Create Jewel Tones for Fall Color Blend for a Mazel Tov Wedding Greeting Card

by Nicole Watt

wedding mazel tov good luck greeting card for weddings

In this cardmaking tutorial, Nicole shares one of her favorite fall color combos using VersaColor inks. Nicole swatches out jewel-tone colors in dark pink with a rich true blue mixed in with a light warm splatter with Delicata. Pigment inks are a perfect ink for blending a colorful gradient from two different color ranges.

This DIY Mazel Tov greeting card (or Good Luck greeting card) is topped with a gold heat embossed vellum layer. This beautiful style is a perfect card for a newlywed couple. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate – Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower Stamps – Color Combos
  • Picket Fence To the Lovely Couple 
  • Altenew sequins 
  • Cardstock
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Vellum
  • Heat Tool
  • Waterbrush or paintbrush

 

Quick & Easy Projects: How To Make A Burlap Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Bag

by Annie Collins


burlap trick or treat bag memento ink pad markers

Create the scarecrow mood this Fall with a handmade craft! In this crafting lesson, Annie shows you a quick and easy Halloween Trick or Treat candy bag made with burlap material, pumpkin stamps, and Memento dye inks. See how swatching inks to start can set the tone of the crafting session. This goody bag can be filled with treats or gifts.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

memento markers

memento ink pads

versamagic dew drop ink pads

versafine ink pad onyx black

mboss embossing powder

Other
  • Waffle Flower – Stamp and Die-Color combos Sets
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stamps – Give Thanks Set
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Recollections Brand Die – Planner Accessories
  • Paper Studio Brand – Burlap Envelope
  • Watercolor Pen

See How to Use Ink Blending Tools for a Fun Halloween Witch Card

by Lisa Mensing

flying witch halloween card with a glowing moon background made with memento inks in a how to tutorial on ink blending

In this card making lesson, Lisa shares how to create this very quick and simple ink blended night sky, perfect for Halloween cards. Learn how to do ink blending for a flying witch Halloween greeting card. Use Memento dye inks in black, a light green, yellow, grey, and purple to create moon glow effects. Lisa walks you through each step in the process.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20-30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other

  • Background Blender Brushes | Set of 2 | Honey Bee Stamps
  • Silver Brush Black Velvet Brush – Round, Size 8 | BLICK Art Materials
  • Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Board Pads | BLICK Art Materials
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Shapeabilities Witch on Broom Holiday 2017 Etched Dies
  • Simon Says Clear Stamps IF THE HAT FITS SSS101758
  • Gem Stickers | 300 Count | Black
  • Double-Sided Adhesive Foam – Large and Small Squares
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates

Customize Window Cling Vinyl for a Mason Jar with StazOn

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by Lori Warren

As the leaves turn color, they not only mark the return of Fall, they also mark the time for crafters to start their Holiday makes or gifts. One of my makes this year is a hand-stamped jar to fill with home-made bath salts. Stamping on such a curved surface can be a difficult task. One way to turn this challenging task into an easy one is to use StazOn ink to stamp on Window Cling Vinyl, it makes decorating a jar with a hand-stamped image, a breeze!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
  • StazOn Ink Pads – Caribbean Green, Jet Black, Teal Blue, Plum, Dove Gray
Other
  • Crafter’s Square – Craft Bottle
  • Grafix – Cling Vinyl, Clear
  • Twine
  • The Paper Studio – Ribbon
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Nature
  • Martha Stewart Bath Salt Recipe

See How to Use Ink Smooshing Techniques with Memento Luxe

by Lisa Mensing

Spooky Bat Halloween Card handmade card with Memento Luxe ink smooshing technique

Are you looking for a great Halloween card idea? Creating easy ink smooshed card panels with Memento Luxe inks and Sheer Shimmer Spray, perfect for backgrounds or die-cutting. In this video, I make two Halloween Spooky Bat theme card designs using these relaxing and enjoyable art techniques.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb
  • Whimsy Stamps – Spooky Large Word Die
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Set – Medium Point, Hot Metallic Colors, Pack of 5 
  • Zig Cartoonist White Brush Pen
  • Honey Bee Stamps – Background Blender Brushes 
  • Gem Stickers
  • Arches Watercolor Pads
  • Scrapbook.com – Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips – 1/8″