Enjoy Every Moment with this 3-D Flower Cardmaking Tutorial

by Steph Ackerman

Enjoy Every Moment with this Cardmaking Tutorial

Sometimes the daily grind in life can cause us to forget a simple truth–Enjoy Life! Today’s cardmaking project spreads the message of “Enjoy Every Moment” and would make a great encouragement card for a friend or family member. Kaleidacolor Ink pads are multicolor dye inkpads that allow you to create vibrant projects using one inkpad. Instead of searching for several colors of coordinating inks, select a Kaleidacolor is designed to make it easy. Using 3 colors from the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor ink pad plus VersaFine Onyx Black, I created a 3-dimensional card. See how I did it!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Stamp a floral image with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on a white panel which measures  4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp 2 additional images on a scrap of white cardstock.


Step 2

Starting with the main image, add color to the flowers using a sponge dauber and Kaleidacolor ink using the Garnet color. Add color to the leaves with a Fantastix using Autumn Leaf and Bottle Green inks.  You have more control adding color with a Fantastix because it allows you to get into smaller areas. Color the flowers from the other 2 stamped images with Garnet ink, then fussy cut them.


Step 3

To shape the flowers for a more 3-D look, use a stylus and a foam pad to form the flowers. Once you achieve the shape you like then layer the additional flowers and use On Point Glue to adhere the flower centers to the card.


Step 4

Stamp the words “Enjoy Every Moment” with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on white cardstock and cut them out separately. Use a sponge dauber to ink the edges of both the floral panel and the words with Garnet ink. Mat each with black cardstock.


Step 5

Use a black card base and add a layer of white cardstock, another black panel, then add the floral panel. Stamp several leaf sprays around the flowers using Bottle Green ink. Add dots of Shimmer irRESISTible around the sprays. This adds some additional dimension to your card. Place the words around the panel with foam adhesives. Add a rhinestone to the flower center or any additional embellishments.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 49th and Market stamp
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Heartfelt Creations Flower Making Kit
  • Cardbase – black
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic block
  • Embellishments

Use a Creative Watercolor Technique to Stamp

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Use a Creative Watercolor Technique to Stamp

Watercoloring is a very special technique that most artists use with a brush and watercolor set. In today’s tutorial, I show you how to use a watercolor technique and the Misti stamping tool to stamp a watercolor image instead of using a brush. Creating this effect is very simple if you combine Ink Potion No. 9, Memento Inks and Kaleidacolor Inks. Let me show you just how easy it is:

Directions


Step 1

Ink your mat with the colors of ink that you want to use. Be sure to not intentionally mix the colors, just ink the mat and spray it with Ink Potion No. 9.


Step 2

I am using a double step stamp set. One stamp is the border and the other is the inside layer. Stamp the border images with Peanut Brittle Memento Ink.


Step 3

Ink the solid image directly over the ink that you have on the mat and stamp it over your cardstock. If you want you can re-ink the image with the mat colors and re-stamp to create different tones.


Step 4

To finalize the card I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair in Shady Lane and clear embossing powder. Then I resized the layer with a stitched die cut and pasted it over a card base. Easy and beautiful don’t you think? Comment below!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Big Shot Die cut machine
  • Altenew – Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
  • Cottage Cutz – Stitched Rectangle Frame die cuts
  • Stampin Up – Very Vanilla cardstock

Share Love and Hugs with Kaleidacolor Ink Blended Cards

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Share Love and Hugs with Kaleidacolor Ink Blended Cards

For these beautiful set of cards, I used the Kaleidacolor ink pads. I added the color on a Gelli plate and then used a brayer to transfer the ink on the paper. I love the smooth beautiful blend and to add some texture I added few water and shimmer splatters. I used a floral stamp and embossed it on the inked cardstock using silver embossing powder and VersaMark Ink. I used a tiny strip of silver glitter paper and a sentiment to finish the card.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

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Other
  • Xpress It smooth card stock
  • Gelli Plate
  • Brayer
  • Silver glitter paper
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Atlenew Stamp

Embellish Your Handmade Card with Polymer Clay

by Steph Ackerman

Embellish Your Handmade Card with Polymer Clay

This month’s color theme is Sea Breeze. This color theme reminds me of water, vacations, cruises, and time at the beach. With this ocean theme in mind, I created a fun card that could be given to someone heading on vacation, or perhaps someone heading towards retirement. By mixing and matching embellishments you can create a wide assortment of cards.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Ink embossing folder with Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze
Step 1

Ink embossing folder with Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze. Place white cardstock in the inked folder and emboss.

Mat embossed panel with kraft cardstock
Step 2

Mat embossed panel with kraft cardstock. Adhere panel to a blue card with foam adhesives.

Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink
Step 3

Ink canvas tag with Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink by dabbing different colors on the tag. Also, ink the twine.

Stamp the phrase on white cardstock with VersaFine Nocturne ink
Step 4

Stamp the phrase on white cardstock with VersaFine Nocturne ink. Die cut with an oval die and mat with a larger blue die.

Create a ship's wheel from Makin's tan clay with a pirate mold
Step 5

Create a ship’s wheel from Makin’s tan clay with a pirate mold. Ink with Brilliance in Pearlescent Chocolate Ink. Alternatively, you can create the ship’s wheel with brown clay.

Add elements to the card with On Point Glue
Step 6

Add elements to the card with On Point Glue, letting the tag twine flow freely across the card.

Supplies

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Other
  • Cardstock – White, Blue, Kraft
  • Spellbinders – Circle dies
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Embossing Machine
  • Makin’s Clay
  • Creative Vision Stamps
  • Burlap
  • Pirate mold

How to Bring Doodle Flower Background Stamp to the Foreground

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Bring Doodle Flower Background Stamp to the Foreground with embossing powder and VersaMark ink

By definition and design, background stamps are usually the foundation of a piece, not the focus. In this project, I show a way to highlight an amazingly detailed Mandala style background stamp from Joy Clair with embossing and ink blending to create a simply beautiful card with the look of a rich textile. Choosing a pattern stamp with fine details and plenty of open spaces is key to this particular technique, but experiment and see what works for you.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White, Teal, Grey
  • Joy Clair – Doodle Flower Background Stamp
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Paper Tape
  • Water Spritzer
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Button
  • Brad
  • Wire Cutters
  • American Crafts – Paper Trimmer
  • Helmar – Liquid Scrap Dots

Make a Splash With this Beautiful Textured Background

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

See how I created a super quick yet magical underwater effect using Kaleidacolour Caribean Sea, Delicata Golden Glitz, and a simple spray bottle. Waterbased inks are great for moving and mixing to create texture and visual effects. Since this is an underwater mermaid theme, I wanted to create the effect of water splashing and feel this technique was perfect!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Stitched Die
  • Heat gun
  • Water spray bottle
  • Cardstock – white
  • Mermaid Stamp set