Oh My….Gingerbread! That is the color of the month for November 2018 here at Imagine. Gingerbread is not only one of my favorite holiday treats but it is also one of my favorite colors. I have paired it with another of my holiday favorites…handcrafted ornaments! These star ornaments are so elegant looking on the tree and by making them with Rinea Foiled Papers they add loads of extra sparkle and shine to the mix.
Skill: Intermediate to Advanced Time: 1 hour per ornament
Cut copy weight white paper 4.75” x 4.75”; cut the square into triangles as shown.
Cut Mocha/Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper into 5” squares then into triangles. Note: You will need 9-10 triangles per ornament.
Stamp each triangle with a variety of ornament peg stamps using VersaMagic Gingerbread and VersaFine Clair Acorn inks. Sponge edges with Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata ink.
Mount each stamped triangle onto each foiled paper triangle. Roll one side point and affix it to the center point; roll the other point around the side to form a cone. Affix with your favorite adhesive. Repeat until you have 9-10 cones.
Die-cut a circle from chipboard and one from gold foiled paper. Trim a 10” piece of stretch cord per ornament.
Punch a hole in the chipboard circle. Adhere to 8-10 cones around the circle.
Once all the cones are attached or glued down, insert a decorative brad in the center of the ornament to cover the tips of the cones.
Cover the back of the ornament with the gold foiled paper circle (to hide the brad); affix the stretch cord hanger. In the photo above, you can see that I have used a different color scheme.
Here I have made two versions of the same ornament one is using 10 cones in multiple colors and the other is 9 cones in gingerbread. Above is a comparison of the different looks. The 9 cone ornament is much wider/flatter look to it while the 10 cone ornament is more rounded with the original cone shape still intact. Both beautiful in their own way.
Do you ever think about things too much when you know it’s not necessary? A great way to break up this thinking pattern is to turn to creative endeavors, to “free your mind” and create what the muse wants instead. This month we have the fun challenge of creating projects with Rinea foils. There are so many funs things you can do with these foils; you can stamp on it, paint, use with mediums or create 3D decorative projects. For my card I have used foils as an embellishment, check it out.
Skill: Beginner Time: 1 hour
Spray water onto watercolor paper, then spray Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays in Lady Bug, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves in different areas. The water will help these inks spread and blend on the paper.
Stamp the girl image with Jet Black StazOn ink. I decided to color with Prismacolor Marker Light Peach to color in the face. I colored the mouth and cheeks with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink. For the eyes, I used All-Purpose Ink in Sky Blue, for hair used Real Black and Thyme for the dress. Once all the ink is dry next fussy cut the image.
Cut out the butterflies from Rinea foil paper in various colors with either a die or a punch.
Adhere the girl image onto the card with On Point Glue. On Point Glue is perfect for these small pieces. Glue the butterflies to the top of her hair and forehead.
Stamp the sentiment “Free Your Mind”. Assemble card and add any additional personal touches.
The holidays are almost here and there is nothing as iconic for Christmas as a gingerbread house during the holidays. When the kids have outgrown this tradition, it is still possible to recreate the fun by using your craft supplies. In today’s project, I used StazOn Studio Glaze to fill in some of the details of this gingerbread die.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Using Spellbinders dies which includes two layered pieces, die cut the Gingerbread House from Rinea’s Glossy Mocha/Gold Foil. Die cut the second Gingerbread House base piece from Rinea’s Glossy Copper/Gold Foil. Use On Point Glue to adhere the layers together.
Using StazOn Studio Glaze in Valentine, add color to the candy dots in the Gingerbread House.
Continue adding color using assorted StazOn Studio Glaze colors between the die cut elements of the Gingerbread House. Allow each color to dry before moving onto the next color.
Cut cardstock and pattern paper to fit a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card base. Die cut large ovals from cardstock and pattern paper. Ink the edges with VersaMagic in Gingerbread, then adhere to the card. Stamp the phrase with VersaFine Clair in Fallen Leaves, cut to fit and mat with cardstock.
Adhere the Gingerbread House and phrase to the card with foam adhesives for dimension. Finish the card with any additional personal touches!
Hello crafty friends, today I have a quick and easy way to create special effects on your cards with a stamped foil background. During this month we have two challenges, to use Rinea Foiled Paper and to use the gingerbread color. To be honest, it as a little difficult for me to define the gingerbread color because in Imagine we have many options of colors of inks, so I used StazOn Gothic Purple, which is not a gingerbread tone, with papers on the line of gingerbread.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 30 minutes
I stamped several times the Lineal Floral Background from Pinkfresh Studios over a piece of Glossy Marigold/Gold Rinea Foil Paper using the StazOn Gothic Purple and let the ink dry for a few minutes. Misti or Stamparatus are fantastic tools in this process because you don’t need to move or re-position your paper or stamp to re-stamp your image in the same place.
I cut the background with a postage die cut to resize the layer and make it more attractive.
On the above photo, you can notice the fabulous texture created over the Rinea Foil Paper with this ink.
To finalize my card, I created a Cajun Craze card base and the second layer in Very Vanilla cardstock that I used as the mat for the Stamped Foil Background. I pasted the stamped piece directly over the cardstock using Tear Tape It! Then, using a Simon Say Stamp Wafer Dies Good Vibes, I cut the word friend using the same colors of cardstock and complemented with the “thanks” word that I stamped over an oval die cut with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
For today’s Wedding Day card, I used the Rinea Foil Papers which can be embossed, die cut and shaped. I used a floral die set to cut the flower petals and with the help of a metal brad fixed them together. Once the flowers were punched, I shaped the flowers and leaves with my hands which was so much fun. I added the 3D elements on a silver Foil paper and finished the card with a sentiment in black. I love the way these gorgeous flowers pop forward and create this beautiful effect.
Since Rinea foil papers are gorgeous on both sides, I wanted to make something with them that showed off that feature. Paper “sculptures” are good for this, and with the Thanksgiving holidays approaching, a cornucopia seemed the best way to go. It’s a simple shape in that it’s mostly a cone, but to give it a little of a curve, the pattern I’ve devised shifts the “spine” bit by bit on the bottom half of the sheet to add just enough curve to keep things interesting. These place card holders work up quickly, so preparing a table-full will still leave you with plenty of time for holiday fun.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 15 minutes per place card