By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
Match a few colors and an elegant sparkling background using the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder to make a special card for Father’s day. Contrast among black and white with a touch of gold give a smart look on the card that can be made by anyone.
Time: 45 Minutes
Stamp in a repetitive pattern the diamond chain stamp on a 4x6in card stock using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder and heat set to create the background.
On a 4.5″ x 2″ piece of cardstock stamp the Happy Father’s Day sentiment on the lower part of it and on a small piece of cardstock the tie using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with gold Mboss Embossing Powder and heat set.
Color the inner part of the stamped tie with All-Purpose Ink Vegas Gold and cut around the design.
Cut a 2″ piece of the gingham ribbon and fold the two edges to the low middle of it to form a collar shape. Glue it on the long piece of the cardstock and add the stamped tie with some foam tape.
Cut 4″ long pieces of the ribbons and set together with Tear It! Tape.
Finally usually Tear It! Tape to set the ribbons on the background and continue adding the long cardstock piece.
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold, New Year’s Eve
All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold
Tear It! Tape
Crafty Secrets stamps – Favourite Fellas
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.
Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
Separate two pieces of clay and color the one with Walnut Ink. Mix together.
Lay flat the clay and place the frame. Remove the excess and let it dry.
Remove the clay from the frame and stamp with StazOn ink pad.
Add some color with a MEMENTO marker (or none, if you want to leave it just with the stamped image).
Spray with the SHIMMER Spritz Sparkle and let it dry.
Secure the result and add some shine with GlazOn.
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.
Walnut Ink – Lilac
StazOn – Royal Purple
MEMENTO Marker – Lulu Lavender
SHIMMER Spritz – Sparkle
GlazOn – Clear
On Point Glue
Jewelry Metal Frame
Air Dry Clay
Rubber Stamps of your Choice
Today I am sharing a quick Easter Tag using some fun splats stamps and the gorgeous range of StazOn ink colors. Plain stamped images in bright and fun colors are a classic look and so versatile – making Easter decorations extra special with a touch of handmade.
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes
Use a splat stamp and stamp a sheet of white cardstock using different colors of StazOn ink. Stamp one color at a time and then clean your stamp using StazOn Stamp cleaner before inking your stamp with the second color. Repeat and stamp your third color.
Once you have stamped all your StazOn colors, use a yellow VersaFine Clair ink and fill in any gaps on your cardstock.
Cut your cardstock sheet into tag sizes measuring 3×6”. Then stamp your bunny and wording in VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.
Use Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to add some ink splats across the tag and leave to dry. Tie onto a gift bag using baker’s twine.
StazOn full-size inkpad Cherry Blossom
StazOn full-size inkpad Caribbean Green
StazOn full-size inkpad Plum
Sheer Shimmer 7ml Spritzer Rose Gold
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Nocturne (black)
Stamps: Joy Clair, Stampers Anonymous
Learn how to layer colors and different inks to create this lovely Polar Bear Holiday Card.
Time: 30 minutes
Spray Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in Summer Sky onto card panel.
Stamp snowflakes with VersaMagic in Turquoise Gem.
Stamp a second snowflake pattern in VersaMagic in Aegean Blue.
Use a Large Dauber to sponge VersaMagic in Aegean Blue onto edge of card panel.
Stamp ice pattern onto bottom of card panel with VersaMagic – Turquoise.
Stamp Polar bear images with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne and cut out with coordinating dies.
Add color to bears with Memento Dual Markers – Summer Sky, London Fog, Gray Flannel.
Add color to scarfs with Memento Dual Makers – Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal.
Spray Sheer SHIMMER Spray – Sparkle onto craft matte then use paint brush to apply to scarfs.
Stamp saying onto card panel with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne.
Adhere card panel to card base.
Adhere die cut Polar Bears to card front.
- Recollections Clear Stamps – Christmas stamp & die set
- Sizzix Big Shot
- White Card Stock
Keeping with my Berry, Blue and Silver theme I decided I wanted to make wrapping paper and matching gift tags this year as well. The limited color palette is very aesthetically pleasing when grouped together under the tree. Since I was using all the same colors I thought it would be fun to vary the patterns so I went from very easy (Joy wrapping paper) to a more complicated layered pattern (Noel paper) which I will share with you today.
Time: 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the design
Tear off enough of the kraft paper to cover the gift you will be wrapping.
To create the layered look use a fork (I am using a baby fork for the example) to make a cross hatch pattern with Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink.
Heat set the Delicata ink to speed drying. As you can see it creates a stunning background which could be used as is.
Stamp Noel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink over the entire sheet of kraft paper. Vary the direction of the image to add interest.
Layer 3 consists of several snowflakes stamped using Blue Belle VersaFine Clair ink.
Several more stamped snowflakes are added using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.
And finally Morning Mist a lovely shade of grey to finish it off. You will have created a beautiful multi layered wrapping paper worthy of any gift you have for giving.
Follow the same steps to create the matching gift tag.
Use a sponge dauber to apply Blue Belle ink to the edge of the tag. Add a bit of ribbon to finish it off. And here is my gift all wrapped up ready for giving. Below you will find additional examples to inspire.
- Kraft Paper (On a Roll – Paint Section of a Hardware Store)
- Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Oh So Fancy (Joy/Noel), Snow Much Fun, Snow Storm, Poinsettias in the Pines, Holiday Bell Trio, Deer Head, Christmas Greetings (gift tag sentiment)
Create amazing shiny elements for your scrapbook layout or cards using the range of beautiful Rinea foils. Combining these foils with inked backgrounds and coordinating focal elements you can create a feast of color and shine. I colored the beautiful heart image with Memento Dual Markers and added lots of shine with Imagine’s Sheer Shimmer spray.
Time: 1 hour
Stamp heart image onto white cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black.
Use Memento markers in shades of yellow and gold to color in the heart.
Once you are done coloring in, its time to add some shine. Fill an empty waterbrush with some Shimmer spray, then paint over the entire heart to add a nice thin shiny layer.
Back Rinea foil with some double sided tape opposite side of the Rinea Foil. Leave the adhesive backing in place and emboss it with an embossing folder to add texture and pattern.
Adhere the Rinea foil to the bottom of some patterned paper. (I actually made this patterned paper. Want to know how? Check it out here.) Add sewing detail where the two pieces meet.
Add ink and paint splatters across the heart for a nice finishing touch. Then adhere the heart, stamped sentiment and some bling elements to finish off your card.
- Rinea Foil – Metallics
- Cardstock – white
- Patterned paper
- Couture Creations – Embossing folder
- Art by Marlene – Heart Stamp
- Joy Clair – sentiment stamp
- Double sided adhesive sheet
- Sewing machine
- Embossing machine
- Diamante and pearls