Learn How to Make An Autumn Shadow Box

 

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

– Combine natural wood pieces, paper and a house shape cut from SHEET metal to capture the colors of the shadow and create a shadow box to decorate your home. Color a piece of fabric with MEMENTO inks and Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays to create a background in earth color shades and place natural wood and paper leaves colored with MEMENTO Markers.

 

Skill: Advanced

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Place Tear It! Tape on the back base of the shadow box and cover it with the cotton fabric.

 

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Step 2

Spray with the Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray and let them dry.

 

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Step 3

Distress the fabric with MEMENTO Tangelo, Lady Bug and Desert Sand ink pads using Sponge Daubers. Sprinkle some drops of irRESISTible Bamboo Leaves color.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the Blowing Leaves stamp and the StazOn Timber Brown.

 

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Step 5

Color the leaves with MEMENTO Markers.

 

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Step 6

Stamp leaves and color them with the MEMENTO Markers adding details with darker ones. Cut around the leaves to separate.

 

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Step 7

Stamp the Autumn sentiment with StazOn Timber Brown and cut around.

 

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Step 8

Cut a house shape using the full length of a SHEET metal postcard.

 

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Step 9

Color the SHEET metal house with StazOn Timber brown and Black Cherry ink pads and cover with the GlazOn matte.

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Step 10

Glue the slices of the wood on the fabric background and add the paper leaves.

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Step 11

Finally place the SHEET metal house, the sentiment and any further embellishments.

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Art Supplies:

Imagine

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays- Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, New Sprout

MEMENTO Ink Pads – Tangelo, Lady bug, Desert Sand, Dandelion

irRESISTible – Bamboo Leaves

StazOn – Timber Brown, Black Cherry

MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers – Love Letter, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart

SHEET Metal – Postcard

GlazOn – Matte

Tear It! Tape

Sponge Daubers

 

Other

Shadow Box Framed

Card Stock White

Cotton Fabric

Slices of Wood

Crackerbox & Suzy stamps – Autumn Shows, Blowing Leaves

Glass Beads

 

 

Stamp and Color on Cork to Make a Birthday Card

 

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

– Use a piece of cork sheet as a base to stamp with StazOn inks and color with MEMENTO markers to create a Birthday greeting card. Add cork round shapes and a wooden heart to embellish the card.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut a 4x5in piece of the cork sheet. Stamp with the wood slice stamp and the StazOn Black Cherry to cover the surface.

 

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Step 2

Color the heart in the center of the stamp design with the MEMENTO Love Letter marker.

 

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Step 3

Use a palette knife to spread some structure paste and let it set.

 

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Step 4

Cut thin slices of the wine cork and stamp them with the wood slice stamp and the StazOn Timber Brown ink pad.

 

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Step 5

Color the lines of the stamped cork slices with the MEMENTO markers

 

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Step 6

Stamp and color the wooden heart with the StazOn Black Cherry ink pad and the MEMENTO Love Letter marker.

 

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Step 7

Stamp with the StazOn BlackCherry ink pad the happy birthday stamp and cut around.

 

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Step 8

Glue the colored cork slices on the card first to work as a base for the wooden heart.

 

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Step 9

Continue by adding the rest of the embellishments.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

StazOn – Timber Brown, Black Cherry

MEMENTO Markers – Love letter,  Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Pine

Palette Knife

 

Other

Card base

Cork sheet

Wine cork

Wooden heart shape

Structure paste

Crackerbox and Suzy stamps – wood slice

Happy birthday stamp

 

 

Make a Sparkling Summer Birthday Card

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By Jowilna Nolte 

Summer means outdoor celebrations and color – and that means loads of fun right?
Make every celebration special by adding loads of fun and bright colors to birthday cards.
Take a look at this easy and fun way I use color and shimmer on this card.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 30 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

On smooth white cardstock add some stenciled details. I used Creative Medium and mixed some Red Brilliance Inker into the medium before applying it through a stencil using my palette knife.
Leave the stenciling to dry.

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Step 2

Once the stenciled detail is dry, add some color using Memento and VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads.
Apply the ink, once color at a time to a plastic packet and mist with water. Then stamp the color onto your background by flipping the packet over and pressing lightly.
Add more colors and then leave to dry.

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Step 3

Stamp your image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto smooth white cardstock.

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Step 4

Use your Memento Markers to add color to your stamped image. I used colors to match my background.

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Step 5

After coloring the image, add a layer of embossing in Sparkle Mboss powder. Ink the image with VersaMark and sprinkle with powder.
Shake off the excess and then use a heat gun to melt the powder. This gives the image a bright and fun shimmering finish.

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Step 6

Use your Tear-It! tape to adhere the background strip to your folded card. Stamp a birthday sentiment below the strip using VersaFine Clair Nocturne.
Adhere the embossed image using foam tape for some dimension and  finish off by adhering diamante using On Point Glue.

Art Supplies

Imagine

Craft Mat
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
Palette Knife 
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
VersaMark Ink Pad
Mboss Embossing Powder – Sparkle
VersaMagic Turquoise Gem Dew Drop
Memento Rose Bud Dew Drop
Memento Tangelo Dew Drop
Memento Markers Assorted Colors

Other

Smooth White Cardstock: Technic
Stamps: Art by Marlene, Joy Clair
Diamante
Stencil: Jowilna Nolte
Foam Tape

Create Beautiful Appreciation Card for Your Teacher

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By Alison Heikkila

Hello! It’s getting close to the end of the school year, and between last year and this year, teachers have been champions, in my opinion. They’ve done so much for our students, learned so many new things themselves over the past year, that honoring them with a handmade card is a simple way to thank them for all of their dedication. I decided to combine Memento Markers with the Calypso Kaleidacolor Ink Pad and the March 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit to create a special card that’s perfect for any teacher.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 45 Minutes, plus drying time

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp the tree from the My Monthly Hero March 2021 kit on to Memento-friendly paper with VersaFine Ink. I used Smooth Bristol Cardstock.

 

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Step 2

Color the tree using Memento Markers. My list of colors is below.

Step 3

Die cut the tree.

 

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Step 4:

Cut an additional piece of Smooth Bristol cardstock, cut to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4.”

Step 5

Push the Calypso Kaleidacolor Ink pad directly into your Imagine Craft Mat and spray with water. *Please note, I opted to use a larger brush than the one pictured here. Please see the supplies list for details.

 

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Step 6

Begin painting the Calypso inks on to the Bristol cardstock. Use waters to help blend colors, and hold the tree up to the cardstock occasionally to see if you like your placement of colors. I worked diagonally, in the order the colors are in the ink pad.

 

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Step 7

Continue working your way down the cardstock, blending colors as you go. I left a bit of a border around the edge of (most) of the Bristol.

 

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Step 8

Once the panel is fully painted, let dry. Or, you can speed up the process with a heat tool. You can see how beautiful and vibrant the colors are, even after they’ve been watered down.

 

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Step 9

Stamp your sentiment with VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight. I assembled my sentiment with words from a Recollections stamp set.

 

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Step 10

Create your card base out of black cardstock, cut to 10″ x 7.”

Step 11

Adhere the painted panel to the card base.

Step 12

Apply foam tape or pop dots to the back of the tree and adhere it to the card.

 

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Step 13

Adhere Sparkle Blends to the card using On Point Glue.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black

Memento Markers in Rick Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Ladybug, Potter’s Clay, Dandelion, Summer Sky, Desert Sand, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Lulu Lavender, Tangelo, Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Cantaloupe, Bahama Blue. 

Kalediacolor Ink in Calypso

VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight

On Point Glue

 

Other

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero March 2021 Kit

Doodles Paper Playground: Clearly in Love

Canson: Smooth Bristol Cardstock

Princeton: Snap! Size 10 Round Watercolor Brush

Recollections: Sentiment stamps and Black 110 lb cardstock

 

Learn How to Stamp Clay to Make a Jewelry Charm

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Metallic frames, usually used for epoxy, can work nicely to form clay and make jewelry pieces. Mix Walnut ink for a soft, pale shade to create a marble effect ink to the clay. Then stamp with any design using StazOn ink pads that will quickly dry, won’t bleed and give a sharp outcome. StazOn will also allow you to use markers and won’t mix with them. Add some sparkle with SHIMMER Spritz and secure the result with a coating of GlazOn. Use the charm as a jewelry piece or to decorate your cards and crafts.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes plus drying time

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Separate two pieces of clay and color the one with Walnut Ink. Mix together.

 

 

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Step 2

Lay flat  the clay and place the frame. Remove the excess and let it dry.

 

 

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Step 3

Remove the clay from the frame and stamp with StazOn ink pad.

 

 

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Step 4

Add some color with a MEMENTO marker (or none, if you want to leave it just with the stamped image).

 

 
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Step 5

Spray with the SHIMMER Spritz Sparkle and let it dry.

 

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Step 6

Secure the result and add some shine with GlazOn.

 

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Step 7

Place On Point Glue to the inner sides of the metal frame. Let it sit for a few minutes and place the stamped clay. Add cord or chain according to your style.

 

Art Supplies:

 

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Lilac

StazOn – Royal Purple 

MEMENTO Marker – Lulu Lavender

SHIMMER Spritz – Sparkle

GlazOn – Clear

On Point Glue

InkBlushers

 

Other

Jewelry Metal Frame

Air Dry Clay

Rubber Stamps of your Choice

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Create Beautiful Florals with Memento Markers

By Alison Heikkila

Hello! Today I’m going to show you how you can use Memento Markers to create beautiful florals. They look like they’ve been watercolored but you really just have used silhouette stamps.

 

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Time: 30-45 Minutes

 

Directions:

Step 1

Apply your first silhouette stamp to an acrylic block or stamping tool. For all of these images, I thought using a block was easier.

 

Step 2

Color in the silhouette stamp using Memento Markers. I went with 2 shades of green for the foliage, and two colors on each flower. I recommend applying the lighter color first, and then the darker one. Be sure to overlap the colors to blend them together.

 

Step 3

Stamp the colored image onto white cardstock. If you take a while coloring in your image, you may want to “huff” or breathe on to the stamp before applying it. This helps to remoisten the inks.

 

Step 4

Try to change up the strokes you use when coloring the images, especially if you have florals with different textures like I do. Some I kept super streaky to resemble petals, some have a much smoother blend. Don’t be afraid to add extra detail with the Memento Markers after you’ve stamped the images. I did this, for example, on the mason jar.

 

Step 5

Stamp all of your images out, keeping them spaced apart a bit for die-cutting.

 

Step 6

Die-cut all of your elements. I adhered multiple images to my cutting plate at once to save time. I taped them down with a low-tack tape to make sure they wouldn’t move.

 

Step 7

When all of your images are cut out, arrange them in different ways until you like how they look. Snap a photo of the arrangement so that when you go to glue them, you can put them back where you like them. If you have Press ‘N Seal, you can apply that to the top of the images to temporarily hold them in place while you apply On Point Glue to the parts that are “in” the mason jar.

 

Step 8

Take a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock and run it through your die-cut machine with an embossing folder.

 

Step 9

Lightly apply Pixie Dust VersaMagic to the raised design of the cardstock.

 

Step 10

Adhere foam dots or foam tape to the back of the mason jar and flowers.

 

Step 11

Stamp the sentiment near the mason jar.

 

Step 12

Adhere the panel to a white card base.

 

I love the completed card. Using Memento Markers directly on stamps gives a very different look than when using ink pads. What kind of silhouette stamps do you have in your stash? Flowers like these? Animals? Geometric shapes? You can use any of them with this technique! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Memento Markers: Angel Pink, Tangelo, Sweet Plum, Summer Sky, Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue, New Sprout, Teal Zeal, Cantaloupe, Olive Grove, Northern Pine.

• VersaMagic: Pixie Dust

• On Point Glue

Other

• Altenew: Garden Silhouette Stamps and Dies
• Spellbinders: Set Apter Texture Plate- Laser Beams
• Foam Dots
• White Cardstock
• Adhesive