How To Create a 4th of July Card Using Fireworks Sprays

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By Katy Ingram

Hello my friends! Katy here and today I am going to show you how to create this super simple fourth of July card using Fireworks sprays in Danube Blue and Lady Bug, Memento Luxe ink in Wedding Dress and the Brushstix from Imagine. This card came together with several supplies, but when broken down into small steps anyone can create. Check out the video below to see how it all came together. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching.

Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: About 40 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Luxe – Wedding Dress

• Memento – Paris Dusk

• Versafine Clair – Twilight

• Brilliance Ink Platinum Planet

• Delicata Ink – Black Shimmer

• Fireworks Sprays – Danube Blue

• Fireworks Spray – Lady Bug

• Imagine Brushstix

• On Point Glue

Other Products Used:

• 48 lb Vellum

• GMUND 100% Cotton Shiny Cream Cardstock

• Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock

• Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Stamp and Die set

• Concord and 9th Season Turnabout Stamp set

• Honey Bee Stamps Happiness Stamp set

• Simon Says Stamp – Basic Stripes Stamp set

• Kat Scrappiness – Distressed Edge Rectangle Die set

• Mama Elephant – Happy Die

• Hero Arts – Rsvp Cling Tiny Star Background Stamp

• Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper

Learn How to Make a Kaleidacolor Mother’s Day Card

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By Alison Heikkila

Hello! I don’t know about your mom, but my mom is not really into your typical Mother’s Day card. She’s not really into super flowery, extra sentimental cards. She prefers bolder, more graphic things. So I decided to think “outside of the box” and use triangles! This is a fun and simple way to get a unique looking card with dye based inks from Imagine.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time: Approx. 20 minutes.

Directions:

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Step 1

Let’s gather our supplies! Grab a Gel Press Petite (I went with a triangle so that I could rotate them 180 degrees each time to get a cool pattern), your favorite Kaleidacolor inkpad, an additional Memento ink pad, and a stencil. For tools, you’ll want an acrylic block or handle, plus a brayer.

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Step 2

Apply the Gel Press Petite to your block. Click together the Kaleidacolor inkpad. Roll the color on to your brayer. It will not look like there is much color on the surface of the Gel Plate, but don’t worry, it’s there.

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Step 3

Pick up the inked Petite (while it’s on the block) and apply it facedown to your cardstock. I left a 1/4″ border below the triangle. Press the triangle into your paper as you would a clear stamp, then peel it away from the cardstock.

Step 4

Apply Teal Zeal to the Triangle Gel Press and roll the color out with your brayer.

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Step 5

Place a stencil on top of the inked triangle and gently press it into the Plate. The Plate will hold the stencil in place.

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Step 6

Flip the Plate (with the stencil still attached) on to a piece of scrap paper. I use copy paper. Press into the scrap to remove the ink from the negative areas. You can see in my photo above how it will look.

Step 7

Peel the paper away from the Plate, then remove the Stencil.

Step 8

Place the Plate directly on top of the first Kaleidacolor inked triangle you created. The left over Teal Zeal ink on the Plate that was trapped under the stencil will transfer to the paper.

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Step 9

Repeat applying the Kalediacolor Ink to the Triangle, flip it around and place onto your cardstock, making sure it’s going in the opposite direction of your first triangle.

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Step 10

To make things go faster, I opted to ink and stamp all of my Kaleidacolor triangles before I finished my stenciled layers. I worked my way across the entire piece of cardstock, from end to end.

Step 11

Repeat the process of applying the Teal Zeal to the triangle, applying the stencil, taking off the excess ink, and then applying to the Kaleidacolor layers. Do this until all of the triangles have a stenciled image on them. Then trim the piece, leaving a 1/4″ at the top.

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Step 12

For my “mom” sentiment, I applied more Teal Zeal to my triangle (you can use any Gel Press Plate for this, but since the triangle was already out, I just used that). I placed a strip of paper on it to pull the color off. I repeated this step until I had enough of the strip covered for my dies to fit the “mom.” I could have just inked the paper. But I wanted the paper to have the same look as the rest of the card. Gel Press printing looks very different than applying ink directly to paper, or using some sort of applicator. This kept everything cohesive.

Step 13

I wanted a shadow layer to my “mom” so I repeated the last step, but I reapplied ink to my strip 3 times to get a darker tone. It’s still Teal Zeal, but at a richer strength because I layered the color several times. I adhered these layers together with On Point Glue.

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Step 14

I created my card base from white cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 7.” I applied my Kaleidacolor ink directly to my brayer, sprayed it with Ink Potion No. 9 to help it flow, and rolled it on to the top and bottom of my card base.

Step 15

Adhere the mono-printed layer and the sentiment to the card.

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This was a really fun card to make, and since you can get a huge range of Kaleidacolor inkpads (including a dry one so that you can create your own combination!), you can change up the look of this card easily. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Art Supplies

Imagine

Kaleidacolor Inkpad in Bouquet
Memento Ink in Teal Zeal
On Point Glue

Other

• Gel Press: Petites Set A- Triangle
• AALL & Create: Lotza Trianglez
• Simon Says Stamp: CZ Design- Everett Alphabet Die Cuts
• Brayer
• Acrylic Block/Handle
• Dry Adhesive

How To Make A Pink Hearts Valentines Card

By LeeAnn McKinney

In today’s crafting tutorial, I show you how to make Valentine’s Day Card using Memento Dewdrops, Jumbo Dauber, VersaFine Clair, On Point Glue, and Tear It Tape. Show someone they are special by handcrafting a unique Valentine’s Day card using cute heart stencils to match. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 30 minutes or less, this video took 12 minutes and I sped it up for your viewing pleasure.

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine

    VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne

    Memento Dewdrops – Angel Pink and Rose Bud – 

    On Point Glue – 

    Tear It Tape – 

    Jumbo Dauber – 

    Craft Mat – 

Other

    MFT– Stencil – Lots Of Hearts

    Jot  – Stencil Wheel – Wedding

    Virginia Turtle – Stamp – Holidays- retired

Quick and Easy Projects: Create a Marble Effect on Paper

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! I was watching YouTube and came across this shaving cream ink marbling technique from GinaK and just had to try it. This is a quick, fun card style to make, you can use any re-inkers you have in your stash and mix/match with plain colors and beautiful metallic tones as I did here. As I say in the video, the Golden Glitz really makes this card for me. This technique can also be used on all sorts of paper crafting projects.

Since it is the fall season, I focus on a warm color palette for an Autumn leaves look and stamped the sentiment with a rich brown to compliment the yellow, orange, and gold colors. This card design is a perfect way to spend an afternoon crafting and coming up with multiple card designs with a marble look. The shaving cream can be used to make several card panels until you run out of the medium.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

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use memento inkers to create marble paper

Other Art Supplies
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Joy Clair Fall Leaves Stamp Set
  • Paper Plate
  • Card Base
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Shaving Cream (Foam type)

 

Just say Hello Greeting Card with a Fall Leaves Background

by Nicole Watt

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Fall is one of the best times of the year. The transition from green to rich yellows, oranges, and reds is not only inspiring to witness, it can also inspire beautiful art. In today’s cardmaking tutorial, Nicole shows a simple technique to create a card without the use of stamps! Join Nicole as she creates a beautiful leaf imprint card using a real leaf, Goosebumps medium, and ink blending with Memento Ink.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Brayer 
  • Altenew Waterbrush Hello die 
  • Cardstock 
  • Paint Brush
  • Waterbrush
  • A Leaf to use as an imprint

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

by Lisa Mensing

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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

Imagine

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