It’s time for someone to take charge and change the “myth” and set things straight! That was what the cat was thinking and decided to scratch out the dog in man’s best friend and replace it with the right word! Celebrate cats with your cat-loving friends by making this high contrast purrrfect card. Black and red stamping in contrast with the white card and gray distressed background enhance the bold dimensional design. Add a cute kitty stamp front and center with a little ball of string for her to bat around as adorable final touches.
Skill: Intermmediate Time: 1 hour
Cut a 4 x 2 ½ piece of watercolor paper and stamp the words “DOG man’s best friend” with the VersaFine Clair Nocturne inkpad.
Use a craft knife to scratch the word “DOG” out making it look like a kitty paw might have done it.
Stamp the word “CAT” with VersaFine Clair in Tulip red.
Stamp the cat design with the same color on a scrap piece of watercolor paper and cut around the shape.
On a 3 x 1 ¼ pice of watercolor paper stamp the word “Purrrfect” using both colors of VersaFine Clair already used.
Die cut hearts frames from watercolor paper and full hearts from tracing paper.
Distress a 4 x 6 in. white cardstock with Memento in London fog and a sponge dauber. Then use the stencil and the same dauber to create a darker overlay pattern.
Add Tear It! Tape to the back of your inked cardstock, remove the backing and adhere to your card base.
Continue to add the rest of the stamped and die cut pieces using On Point Glue.
Cut a 5-6 in. long piece of the red jute cord. Form a little ball and set on the card with On Point Glue.
How about a little out-of-this-world fun while playing with the color of the month: Pebble Grey. While deciding what to do for this prompt I was reminded of the aliens known as Greys, so created this sky scene with shades of grey and silver and drew up some simple saucers to decorate the skies. In the video, you’ll also see how I fixed a goof and rescued the card front from a galactic disaster!
The Color of the Month is Pebble Grey. We choose this color of cool grey to express the moody change of the warm Summer colors to the cool Autumn breeze. Some of the ink colors from the Tsukineko brand that perfectly express this cool grey is Memento in London Fog, VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist and StazOn Midi in Cloudy Sky.
Another fabulous art event for October is Inktober! This is an illustration and ink based challenge started by Jake Parker. Each day in October has a word that illustrators and artist respond to with a drawing! We are excited to have some of our own artists participate!
To start us out Roni Johnson has #poisonous posted today!
And as usual, we will have some great card making and crafting inspiration! Here is a sneak peak of what is coming for the month of October.
Martha Lucia Gomez creates a beautiful “Believe” card.
It’s time to get ready for the holidays! Today Melissa creates a gorgeous watercolor background with Memento and VersaColor Ink. She finishes her holiday card with gorgeous gold embossing powder. This is a quick and easy holiday card that can be mass produced for sending to loved ones this season!
The Fall Season has officially arrived and what better way to celebrate this change than to switch inks colors to rich tones and hues. In today’s card making tutorial, I am sharing a fall card created with an embossing folder, Memento ink and die cuts.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Select your favorite design of the embossing folder and ink the debossing part using Memento Ink. I am using the Leaf Swirl from Darice and Memento Ink in Desert Sand. Insert a piece of cardstock in your inked folder and pass the complete piece through your big shot or die cut machine. Open the folder and take out the inked, embossed layer. If you want to intensify the color, just re-ink the embossing folder and use the texture created on the cardstock to align the piece.
Now take the embossed layer and rub softly with Memento Rhubarb Stalk – a fantastic color that matches perfectly. Let the ink dry.
Resize your inked embossed piece using a die cut. I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame Die Cut from Cottage Cutz. The idea is to have a central embossed panel to decorate the top of your card.
Using the same die cut, cut several layers of Very Vanilla cardstock. In my project, I used four layers. Paste one of the frames created over the card base. Then paste the rectangle inked panel inside of the frame and paste all the additional frames. For this step, the On Point Glue works wonderfully. Select a die-cut word (here I used “blessings” from Gina Marie Designs) and cut out as many words as you have frames. Stack the word die-cuts to match the frame height. See photo above for an example. This effect makes the card look like a box frame.
In today’s video, Melissa shows you how to create this cute coffin tags for goody bags for Halloween using Fireworks Spray and VersaFine Clair. This design also uses Memento Markers and Pico Embellisher to add fun details to the Dracula image. Creating tags using Imagine products is fun and simple and Melissa shows you how!