Send Smiles, Hugs and Kisses with a Stenciled Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Share your love with hugs, smiles, and kisses with a card using a Creative Medium to add details and an embossed surface with the help of a stencil. The Creative Medium is used as a background shade where repetitive layers of color in different green shades add depth on the card. Pieces of masking tape work also as stencils to create a simple design.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Create a ¾ inch blank stripe placing parallel two pieces of masking tape.


Step 2

Using a palette knife cover the blank stripe with Creative Medium Chartreuse color. Remove the masking tape.


Step 3

Stamp the words “smiles, hugs, kisses” from the Joy Clair stamp set with VersaMark, cover with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Gold and heat set.


Step 4

Cover the decorated stripe with masking tape.


Step 5

Place the stencil on top of the card and using a palette knife, cover with Creative Medium Chartreuse. Let it dry.


Step 6

Slightly move the stencil and using sponge dauber color heavily on places of the stencil and lighter on others with the VersaFine Clair in Rain Forest.


Step 7

Remove the stencil and distress the card with the VersaFine Clair Verdant ink pad and a sponge dauber.


Step 8

Position the stencil again on first place, where the Creative Medium was used, and add details on the leaves with the Fabrico Pine marker.


Step 9

Add sequins with the On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Masking tape
  • Card base
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Hugs and Smiles stamp set
  • Imagination crafts MA-25 stencil
  • Gold sequins

 

Make Embellishments Using Creative Medium

by Nadine Carlier

Creative Medium Butterfly main

Create a pretty iridescent embellishment using Creative Medium that is perfect for cards, scrapbook layouts and much more. Once your embellishment is created you can then the negative space from the die cut to use as a stencil to make a fun background.
Watch my video below to see how easy it is.  Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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One Card – Lots of Techniques

by Nadine Carlier

Bee Kind Card by Nadine Carlier Imagine Crafts. StazOn in Jet Black ink

Mixed media cards do not always have to be bulky. I used several different techniques and mediums like Fireworks! Spray, irRESIStible Pico Embellishers and StazOn Ink on my card, yet the card is still flat enough to put in an envelope and mail to a friend.  Watch my video below to see how I did it.  Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + drying time

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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How To Make A Firework Background

by Nadine Carlier

4th of July Cards by Nadine Carlier 2 IC

With 4th of July right around the corner, it is time get started on those firework inspired crafts. To create my fireworks background for these cards I used some Fireworks! Spray and also the cool Stars and Stripes Stamp Set from Joy Clair.  This technique would also look awesome on scrapbook layout backgrounds.  Enjoy my video below to see how I did it!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Create a Festive and Fun Fourth of July Banner

by Roni Johnson

Create a Festive and Fun Fourth of July Banner

Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors, throw a BBQ party or to show off your patriotism with the Fourth of July!  Luckily, Joy Clair has a perfect stamp set when it comes to American Flag themes. In this quick and easy crafting project, I used their 4 x 6-inch Grungy Flag background stamp paired with Memento Luxe ink to create this amazing looking banner.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 – 2 hours

Directions


Step 1

Tear cotton or linen material into 4” x 8” pieces. The number of pieces will depend on how long you would like your finished banner.


Step 2

Place a strip of fabric on a stamp positioner at the 1” mark. Put the stamp directly over the area to be stamped. Close the positioner to affix the stamp to the lid.


Step 3

Ink the star area with Memento Luxe in Danube Blue and the stripe area of the stamp with Memento Luxe in Love Letter.


Step 4

Close the positioner and press the inked stamp onto the material. I wanted a vintage feel to my banner so I stamped the image once. For brighter, solid colors, reposition the material, re-ink the image and stamp a second time. Stamp each additional panel in the same fashion.


Step 5

Iron each stamped piece of material to set the inks. Once you heat set Memento Luxe it is permanent on the fabric!


Step 6

Adhere each stamped flag to a length of string or ribbon. Hang it up outdoors and enjoy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair StampsGrunge Flag Background
  • Cotton or Linen fabric
  • Material May Arts – Jute Ribbon
  • Stamp Positioner
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Iron

Gnome Is Where The Heart Is

by Nadine Carlier

Gnome Is Where The Heart Is Greeting Card made with Tsukineko and Imagine Crafts inks.

See how to create a sky background with VersaMagic & Memento Inks and clouds with Radiant Amplify in my video tutorial below. This Gnome Is Where the Heart Is stamp set from Joy Clair is a great addition to your crafting collection. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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