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

Create a “Shades of Sea Breeze” Thank You Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Create a Shades of Sea Breeze Thank You Card with VersaMagic DewDrop and VersaFine Clair

Shades of blue make me extremely happy! When I designed this card, I wanted to combine all the amazing inks available from Imagine and as I hoped something magical then happened. See how I create this beautifully blended background using shades of VersaMagic inks and then top it off with stamped sentiments in VersaFine Clair – a truly winning combination.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Start by stenciling a pattern onto a piece of smooth white cardstock using texture paste and leave to dry.

VersaMagic in Ocean Depth, Aegean Blue, Oasis Green
Step 2

Once the paste is dry, start blending 3 colors of VersaMagic in Ocean Depth, Aegean Blue, Oasis Green over the design.


Step 3

Always start with your darkest color first and then add the lighter colors.


Step 4

Once you are happy with the look, add a final layer of shading over the entire piece with a light shade to blend the colors together.


Step 6

Use small stamp from your stash and stamp the words inside the pattern using VersaFine Clair Twilight.

Stamp the "That's All!" sentiment in VersaFine Twilight
Step 5

Stamp the “That’s All!” sentiment in VersaFine Twilight onto a piece of white scrap cardstock.


Step 7

Stamp “Thanks” on top of “That’s All” using VersaFine Warm Breeze and trim to size.


Step 8

Color two or three wooden hearts using your VersaMagic ink and leave to dry. Adhere sentiment panel and hearts to your card to finish it off.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Joy Clair Stamps
  • Anna Griffin – Texture Paste
  • Wooden Hearts
  • Jowilna Nolte Stencil
  • Short Cuts Craft
  • Acrylic Block

Create A Bright Valentine’s Day Card with VersaFine Clair

by Jowilna Nolte

With the new VersaFine Clair inks, I can stamp in color, achieve crisp clear images and create fun effects. This truly is a game and mind changer of an ink and you will instantly fall in love with all of its amazing qualities not to mention colors. See how I put together this quick and easy Valentine’s Day theme card with three inks from Tsukineko.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

On a folded white card use the ink pad with the direct to paper technique and lightly press the ink pad onto the card front to transfer color onto the card.


Step 2

Repeat the process three times with different colored ink pads. Overlap the inks with each other. Notice how the inks are translucent and will show the other color creating a different color.


Step 3

Use your same colors of VersaFine inks and stamp heart images onto white cardstock and cut them out.


Step 4

Once the ink on the card front is dry, which is almost immediately, use foam tape to raise the hearts scattered onto the inked panels. Finish off with a stamped sentiment and wooden hearts for a beautifully simplistic Valentines’ day love card. We hope you will fall in love with this amazing ink as much as we did!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Dina Wakeley – Heart Stamp
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Wooden hearts