“I Love You” Valentine’s Day Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

"I Love You" Valentine's Day Card VersaFine Clair

When you have the new ink pads of VersaFine Clair in your hands you want to use all the colors at the same time. These colors are brilliant and give you the opportunity to stamp your images and layer them until you create your perfect design. For today’s project, I created an “I Love You” Valentine’s Day card with a lovely fern and peacock feathers theme.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


 Versafine Clair Charming PinkStep 1

Stamp the solid images over whisper white cardstock. I used Versafine Clair Charming Pink. Let the ink dry for quite a few minutes, or speed up the process using the heat tool.


VersaFine Clair NocturneStep 2

Once the base leaf layer is completely dry, stamp the detailed image over the first stamped image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. Cover the image with clear embossing powder and melt the powder with the heat tool.


VersaFine Clair Ink. I used the Cheerful (Yellow) Step 3

Stamp some feather images over the leaf images using another color of VersaFine Clair Ink. I used the Cheerful (Yellow) and covered it with Clear Embossing Powder to obtain a great texture over the first stamped image.


Step 4

Ink another image using a Memento Marker with a clear color of the same family that you are using on your project and stamp on the white spaces.


Step 5

Repeat step 3 using VersaFine Clair Purple Delight. Finalize your card with a sentiment. I stamped a sentiment over a coordinating banner using White Embossing Powder. I created two arrows using a die cut, then inked and embossed with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink and VersaFine Clair Purple Delight.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Rich Razzberry
  • Stamp positioning tool
  • Heat tool
  • Stampin’ Up – Botanical Blooms Stamp Set
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Love Languages Stamp Set
  • Arrow die cut of choice
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape

Brighten Someone’s Day with Bright Cheery Flowers

Winters can be hard on the best of us. If you have friends or loved ones that live further North that may be feeling blue from short and cold days, sending them a bright and cheerful card to remind them spring is just around the corner could really make their day! Arjita Sepaha Singh will show you a beautiful card that employs a no-line watercolor technique, while Martha Lucia Gomez works with layered stamps for a really fun technique that has very lovely results!

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh. I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don't have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh

I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don’t have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Stamp set
  • Arches cold pressed paper
  • Acrylic Block
  • EK Success – Cutterbee Scissors
  • Neenah – White cardstock
  • Faber Castell – brush
  • Heat tool
  • Dimensional adhesive

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello everyone! Layering stamps are trending and with Kaleidacolor inkpads you don’t need to worry about having many inkpads to make your layers stunning. You can create different tones in each layer with just one Kaleidacolor ink palette! The process is quite simple, and the results are unique and beautiful.


Step 1

Take the first layer of your stamp set and ink it directly with the ink pad using the light colors of the inkpad. Then take the second layer of the stamp and ink it moving the Kaleidacolor inkpad for the medium colors. Repeat the same process with the each layer, just moving to darker colors with each layer.


Step 2

Repeat Step 1 with Fresh Greens and the leaf layers. Fussy cut all images.


Step 3

Arrange the flowers with double sided foam tape and glue down the leaves with On Point Glue over a white embossed piece. Paste the decorated layer on an Olive card base using Tear it! Tape. As a final touch and to create a contrast of colors I stamped a black sentiment “Thinking of You” over a little piece of crumb cake or kraft cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black.

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – olive, white, Crumb Cake or kraft
  • Stamp positioner or acrylic stamping block
  • Studio Light – Hibiscus Stamp Set
  • Darice – Wire Fence Embossing Folder
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape

Create a Bright and Decorative Tea Gift

by Renee Zarate

Create a Bright and Decorative Tea Gift
When I was young my Grandmother’s favorite way to fix any problem in life was to have a cup of tea. As I’ve gotten older I still love tea time in the afternoon. This mini Tea Journal is for the tea lover in your life. There are spots to insert special bags of tea and small pages to journal about their must-have teas or maybe keep track of fun adventures with other tea lovers.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 3 hours

Directions


Step 1

Create a master board using Tsukineko’s Radiant Neon inks, your favorite stamps and a spray bottle of water, cut into 4” by 4” squares. Stamp a teacup image on the paper. Use a Micron pen to decorate with doodled designs, color in with Memento Markers and ink from Radiant Neon inkers. Apply Shimmer Goosebumps on top of the colors on the teacup and allow to dry. Attach the decorated panel to a 4 inch square canvas. Make another teacup image and affix to a matching canvas. One canvas is for the front cover of the journal and the second one is for the back cover. Make additional teacup squares but do not attach to a canvas, these will be glued down inside of the journal.


Step 2

Cut a piece of Bristol paper to measure 4” x 16”, fold accordion style to create 4 inch sections. Attach the twine to tie the book closed underneath the folded piece of paper to hide the ends of the twine. Adhere to the inside of the canvases on either side using Tear It Tape. Small charms can be attached to one or both ends of the twine. Create additional tea cups squares to include inside of the journal. These can all be made to look different by drawing designs on the stamped image or by using different colors, they can be matted or attached to a little hidden fold out book which becomes a journal within a journal.


Step 3

Adhere the extra teacup squares inside the journal. Teacup images can be on either side of the accordion fold, there is a front and a back that can be enhanced depending on how much ephemera there is to add in. Tea bags can include as a surprise. This can be considered a journal since there are blank pages within, these are waiting to include thoughts about favorite teas or favorite tea time adventures.


Step 4

When not in use fold the book up and tie the cord around it to keep it closed.

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • B Line Designs – Tea Cup stamp
  • Dyan Reaveley stamp
  • Too Much Fun stamp
  • Artistcellar – stencil
  • Twine
  • Charms
  • Bristol paper
  • Card stock
  • Paintbrushes
  • 4” x 4” canvas
  • Tags
  • Water spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Tea bags
  • Ephemera

Create a Beautiful Mountain Landscape with Stamps

by Neva Cole

Create a Beautiful Mountain Landscape with Stamps

This is a scene I truly would enjoy gazing upon Mount Hood in the distance with a few deer peeking out through snow covered evergreens. I get to see deer in my yard on occasion hiding among the trees, and I can see mountains in my home town, just not out my front window! So, this is a fantasy scene created just for our Winter Window challenge. Learn how to make your own window frame using a wood grain stamp, Tear It! Tape and Kraft cardstock to surround a multilayered outdoor landscape.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 90 minutes

Directions


Scribble Memento Markers on craft matStep 1

Stamp foreground images in StazOn Saddle Brown on white cardstock and die cut. Scribble Memento Markers on craft mat along with a spritz of Ink Potion No. 9 and watercolor images.


use Memento Markers in Pistachio and Olive Grove in the foreground and Danube Blue for the sky.Step 2

Stamp Mount Hood image in StazOn Saddle Brown on 5” x 6 ½” Bristol Board card base and watercolor. I choose to use Memento Markers in Pistachio and Olive Grove in the foreground and Danube Blue for the sky. Most of the foreground will be covered.


Stamp woodgrain image in Memento Rich CocoaStep 3

Stamp woodgrain image in Memento Rich Cocoa on a 3” x 11” section of Kraft cardstock. The image is not designed to line up, so I used a Memento Dual Tip Marker to draw in lines to finish the look.


Step 4

Trim Kraft cardstock into ¾” strips and score the back 1/8” from each edge. Die cut the center from Kraft cardstock trimmed to 5” x 6 ½” to make the supporting window frame.


Step 5

Apply Tear It! Tape to all four sides of the base frame. Fold edges of each section back on scored lines trim to fit the frame. Adhere each section to create window frame.


Step 6

Arrange and adhere die cuts to create desired scene. The background images are adhered directly to the card base, the middle images have one layer of thin dimensional foam adhesive, and the foreground images have two layers of thin dimensional foam adhesive. Take care to avoid adhesive around the edges where the frame will be placed. Trim images that overhang the scene.


Step 7

To add a bit of shimmer to the scene, color snow sections on mountain with Versa Marker and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder. When I view snow-covered mountains from a distance they seem to have a bit of a glimmer.


Step 8

Add bits of Radiant Neon Amplify! on the scene to mimic a light covering of snow in the foreground, and a snow topped mountain in the background. Heat to cure and puff up the Amplify! Adhere frame over the scene. Add any finishing details that inspire you!

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Bristol Board
  • Cardstock – white, kraft
  • Rainy Day Stamps – Mount Hood Large (Vintage)
  • Heartfelt Creations – Woodsy Critters stamp & die set, Woodsy Wonderland stamp & die set
  • Unity Stamp Company – Grainy Background
  • Elizabeth Craft Design – Stitched Rectangles
  • Fine tipped paint brush

Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart

by Renee Zarate

Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart. Impression Obsession - Snowflake stamp Stampotique - Global Warming

The one thing I don’t miss in my life is snow. The closest I get to snow is stamping a snowman and some glittery snowflakes on a card. I think of my friends up north often and love to send them warm thoughts from South Carolina this time of the year when I know they’re pulling out their boots, scarves and winter coats. I hope they have fun building snowmen in the front yard!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Stamp image on a piece of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black. Spray panel with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost and let dry.


Step 2

Color in parts of the image with Memento Markers. Apply StazOn Studio Glaze to heart, buttons, scarf, eyes, nose and hat.

Stampotique - Global Warming
Step 3

Color the sky with Memento Summer Sky and blend with a baby wipe. Dry with heat tool.

Impression Obsession - Snowflake stamp
Step 4

Stamp small snowflakes onto the background with VersaMark, then brush white Mica Powder over the snowflakes. Stamp larger snowflakes on background againwith VersaMark, but apply clear embossing powder and melt with heat tool. Apply a small drop of On Point Glue to the centers of snowflakes and sprinkle a tiny bit of Glass Glitter to each spot.

Step 5

Ink edges with Delicata Silvery Shimmer. Adhere the decorated panel to black cardstock, patterned paper and attach to blank card. Tear a piece of scrap red paper and adhere to card. Tear a scrap piece of foil on top of the red paper. Stamp the phrase “Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart” on white cardstock scrap, ink edges, apply pop dots to the phrase and glue to the top of the foil piece.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Blank card
  • Patterned paper
  • Cardstock – black, white, red
  • Finnabair – White Mica Powder, Sterling Glass Glitter
  • Impression Obsession – Snowflake stamp
  • Stampotique – Global Warming
  • Darcie’s Heart & Home – “Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart” stamp
  • Scrap piece of dry embossed foil
  • Pop dots
  • Baby wipes
  • Heat tool

Share Some Love With Cardmaking

Love is the topic of the day! Renee and Tenia have two great projects that respond to our challenge in November – Heart Felt.

Heartfelt Card Love Rocks by Renee Zarate

Life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns, there are times when we can send a friend or loved one a little reassurance that we’re thinking of them. By using Memento inks and a few drops of water we can create a one of a kind heartfelt card.

Using small daubers apply different contrasting colors of ink to a gesso primed piece of scrap paper. Apply droplets of water to the paper and blot with a kitchen towel.

Measure the panel to desired size, this panel was cut to 4 ½” to 6 ½”, use a cutting tool to trim to size. Cut a piece of black card cardstock ½” larger than the panel, this will be the mat. Ink the edges of the panel with Paris Dusk Memento ink. Stamp hearts on pieces of scrap paper and cut out. Stamp phrase at the bottom of panel. Adhere the hearts to the panel using pop dots on the smaller heart to elevate it adding dimension. Add additional mark making stamping for interest. Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the panel to the black mat and then onto the blank card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Strathmore 140 # Mixed Media Paper
  • White Gesso
  • Dina Wakley – Collaged Hearts stamp
  • Snapping Monsters – Wonder Girl stamp
  • Paper trimmer
  • Heat tool
  • Cardstock – Black
  • White blank card
  • Kitchen paper towels
  • Water spray bottle
  • Scissors

‘Love You’ Watercolored Rose Card by Tenia Nelson

Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a watercolor card using Imagine and Tsukineko products. I love this large rose as the center image and the contrasting “love u” sentiment that compliments it. Here are some tips on how I created this lovely card.

Stamp and heat emboss the large rose onto watercolor paper.  Create mask and stamp and heat emboss stem of the rose onto watercolor paper. The black embossing powder is a perfect compliment to the watercoloring technique. Watercolor image using red and green Memento markers. Lay down some of the ink onto an acrylic block and lift with a waterbrush.


While you are finishing up the watercoloring, add splatter onto image panel with the remaining ink in the waterbrush. Stamp the “love u” sentiment onto Kraft cardstock and cut out with scissors. Adhere sentiment onto card along with washi, sequins and sticker stitches. Adhere image panel onto cardbase with another other finishing touches you prefer.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Sketchy Rose Stamp Set
  • Cardstock
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • SRM Press – Sticker Stitches
  • Washi Tape
  • Sequins
  • Aquabrush
  • Acrylic Block (for watercoloring)
  • Adhesive

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