Learn How To Make Elegant Flowers For A Spectacular Mother’s Day Card

 

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutoring I will share how to make absolutely gorgeous flowers from foam paper and StazOn On Trend inks that hold their shape beautifully. Create a very special card to give to a Mother for Mother’s Day. 

 

Skill: Advanced

Time: 3 hours plus time to dry ink on foam paper

 

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Directions:

 

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Step 1

Stamp Calla Lily image in StazOn Bordeaux.  Stamp Calla Lily Leaves image in StazOn Forest Green.  Set aside while working on the rest of the card.  The ink will take time to dry, otherwise it will smear or come off on your fingers.

 

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Step 2

Trim a sheet of Strathmore Bristol Vellum Finish 100 lb paper to 7″ x 15″.  My pad comes in 14″ x 17″ so it will make two cards of this style from one sheet.  Score at 5″ from each end and accordion fold sheet using bone folder to crease folds. 

 

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Step 3

Place folded cardstock into Largest die from the Teardrop Lattice Gateway die by Heartfelt Creations.  Run through die cut machine.  Remove curved corners once they are cut, to allow all layers to cut through.

 

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Step 4

Die cut decorative card front from white cardstock.  It is from the Heartfelt Creations Lattice Swirl Gateway die.  Die cut lower portion of Heartfelt Creations Lattice Flourish Gateway die (shown below).

 

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Step 5

Use an ink blusher and Delicata Rose Gold to color die cuts.

 

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Step 6

Use Versa Magic Aqua Splash Dew Drop to ink all outside edges of the tri-fold card.  Front is shown.

 

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Step 7

Using direct to paper method ink the front panel and back panel of the tri-fold card.  Shown is the back panel.   

 

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Step 8

Die cut scalloped edge die from the Heartfelt Creations Scalloped Flourish Gateway die.  Ink the edge with VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria.  Using direct to paper method ink the center of the panel.

 

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Step 9

Stamp the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations Fancy Special Day Stamp in StazOn Bordeaux at the top of the panel from step 8.

 

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Step 10

Center Lattice Flourish Gateway die below the sentiment and trim to fit.  Adhere with On Point glue. 

 

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Step 11

Die cut the third from the largest Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Frame Gateway from white cardstock.  Ink the edges and the center of the panel with VersaMagic Aqua Splash.  Die cut center panel form Heartfelt Creations Regal Lattice Gateway die from white cardstock.  Use an ink blusher to color the die cut.

 

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Step 12

Die cut two smallest Eyelet Frame Gateway dies from white cardstock.  Ink smallest with Versa Magic Aqua Splash around the edges and lightly in the center.  Stamp with Inspire Me Sentiment Stamp in Caribbean Green StazOn ink.  Ink the larger die with Perfect Plumeria around the edges and lightly in the center.  Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day” from the Heartfelt Thank You Sentiments in StazOn Caribbean Green. 

 

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Step 13

Apply Tear It tape to the back of prepared panels from Steps 9, 10, and 11.  (Notice that I decided to change color used for the sentiments  for step 12 and simply used the opposite side of the die cut.)

 

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Step 14

Use and ink dauber to color the leaves and Calla Lily images with StazOn ink in Caribbean Green and Bordeaux.  Set aside for the ink to dry, I let mine dry over-night to keep from staining my fingers in the next step and smudging the ink.

 

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Step 15

Die cut the Calla Lily and leaves.  Prep space to create flowers.  Heat glue, glue gun, die cuts and Heartfelt Creations Pastel Pollen Stamens.  (Note I colored the back of the die cuts as well, but turns out it is not necessary because the back of the images do not show on the finished card.)

 

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Step 16

Holding the Cally Lily die cut with a pair of tweezers and heat the back of foam paper until it just begins to curl.  The foam paper will curve towards the heat.  While the foam paper is still warm gently add a small dab of hot glue at the very base of the Cally Lily.  Place stamen and pinch closed, hold for a moment until hot glue cools and flower will hold it’s shape.  Repeat with remaining five flowers.

 

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Step 17

Heat the back of the leaf image until it curls.  While it is still warm pinch into shape until the foam paper has cooled and it will hold its shape. 

 

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Step 18

Using small dots of On Point glue adhere the Lattice Swirl Gateway die cut from Steps 4 and 5 to the front panel of the card. 

 

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Step 19

Apply Scalloped panel to middle of section of the tri-fold card. 

 

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Step 20

Use hot glue to adhere foam flowers to the front of the card as shown above.

 

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Step 21

Continue to adhere flowers and leaves to the card front as shown.  Adhere the sentiment over the trimmed wires from the stamens.

 

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Step 22

Adhere die cuts from Step 11 to the back panel of the card.  Adhere flower and leaf and the sentiment panel in place as shown.  

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn Ink Pad-Bordeaux, Caribbean Green, Forest Green

VersaMagic Ink Pad-Perfect Plumeria, Aqua Splash

Delicata Ink Pad-Rose Gold

Ink Blushers

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Finish 100 lb cardstock

Bone folder

Heartfelt Creations Art Foam Paper

Heartfelt Creations Calla Lily stamp and die

Heartfelt Creations Inspire Me Sentiment stamp

Heartfelt Creations Fancy Special Day stamp

Heartfelt Creations Thank You Sentiments stamp

Heartfelt Creations Scalloped Flourish Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Lattice Swirl Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Lattice Flourish Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Regal Lattice Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Frame Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Pastel Pollen Stamens

Tweezers

Heat Gun

Hot Glue Gun and hot glue sticks

Quick & Easy: How to Make Earrings

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Having a quick look at your craft supplies, you can always find something more to make than papercrafts. Jewelry is one of the best things and you can make them any day and according to your fashion requirements each time.

These Wind Charm earrings are very easy to make and you can follow the same steps to make a necklace just by replacing the earring hooks with a jump ring and passing a cord to it. You only need basic supplies and no special techniques.

StazOn Pigment
in Peacock Feathers

Inkblushers

Sheet Metal
in Diamond 1.25 in

GlazOn


Jewelry Kit 

Rinea Foil Paper

Tear It Tape

Jewelry Punch

Glue Gun

Jewelry Pliers

Directions

Cut 2 x 1 ½ inch pieces of the Rinea Turquoise starstruck paper, 5 for each earring or more if you are planning to make a necklace too. An alternative can be to use two matching color papers and have a result that goes with more outfits. When you have the papers cut, place Tear It Tape at one of the long edges and use a bamboo skewer starting from the opposite edge tightly roll the paper. Secure with the pre-set Tear It! Tape to create the pipes. Using the double-sided tape is easy and does not create a mess.

Place a drop of hot glue on one of the pipes ends and set a small jump ring inside. Continue with all of the small pipes and only at one side. If you do not have a glue gun then a strong liquid adhesive glue such as On Point Glue should work as well.

Punch small holes on two sides of the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape. You can use a hole punch or a piercing tool, but make sure that the openings allow the jump rings to pass. Then, remove the protective film and just press them on the StazOn Pigment in Peacock Feathers ink pad. Allow a few minutes the ink to dry. You can seal the result with GlazOn. This liquid sealant is formulated to work with StazOn inks.

Add a bit larger jump rings to set the pipes on the SHEET Metal diamond shapes and finish by adding an earring hook.

See How to Create a Layered Wedding Invitation

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Create a Layered Wedding Invitation

The versatility of stamps and ink is the best part of my everyday. When it comes to making beautiful cards or wedding invitations the sky is the limit. I wanted to see how the new StazOn pigment would work on various handmade papers that I often use for invitations and there’s no surprise that this ink is made for so much more than the ordinary. Take a look at what I stamped on this invitation all using this amazing ink.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Print the details of the invitation on smooth foiled handmade paper and trim to the desired size. Mine measures 5 x 7”.


Step 2

Next, I stamped a small little flower randomly all over the printed invitation using StazOn in Snowflake. It’s there and looks amazing but hard to see on a photo.


Step 3

Trim a piece of acetate the same size as the invitation details and stamp a lace border at the bottom and the same small flower as previously on the top half of the acetate piece.


Step 4

Use the same small flower and stamp it onto your silk ribbon using the StazOn Pigment. This was my best discovery that it stamped perfectly, was dry instantly and looks amazing.


Step 5

Layer a handmade piece of textured paper at the bottom, then the invitation details portion, handmade silk paper with the stamped acetate on top of it all. Adhere the paper pieces together with On Point Glue using a small drop only.


Step 6

Punch 2 holes at the top of the layered stack and tie with the stamped ribbon into a bow.


Step 7

All the stamped layers look so amazing on top of each other and this ink worked on all the surfaces I tried and tested – and the end result is simply exquisite.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Kaisercraft – stamps
  • Handmade Paper
  • Japanese Paper Company
  • Ribbon
  • Midori Silk
  • Acetate

Learn How to Make a Clear Wedding Invitation

by Lindsay Adreon

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Wedding invitation styles are constantly changing and updating and recently on Pinterest I have seen some beautiful CLEAR invitations using acrylic sheets. I wanted to find a DIY to make clear invitations and still have them be very elegant. I used StazOn Pigment Ink and a Marble stamp layering stamp set to get the look I was going for, and it was easier than I thought to create these see-through translucent invitations!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 15 minutes for each

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Create An Awesome Accordion Fathers Day Card

by Roni Johnson

Tunnel cards just got that much cooler because of StazOn Pigment Inkpads! You can now stamp on acetate and really build up those layers without all of the cutting and snipping like traditional tunnel cards. With the help of StazOn Pigment Inks simply stamp on acetate panels, use Tear It! Tape to affix the panels to the accordion sides and you’re good to go! It takes a matter of minutes instead of hours!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Stamp beginning layer on a card to use as a stamping guide. Originally I thought I would use this as the back panel of the card but the green was too dark so I stamped a second panel on white cardstock to use as the final layer of the tunnel.


Step 2

Cut acetate (transparencies) to the desired size. I cut 4 layers for this card.


Step 3

Position one of the acetate panels over the stamping guide. Stamp the panels from back to front stamping panel #4 first.

inks yield crisp clean opaque images on the acetate
Step 4

Continue stamping each consecutive layer as desired. As you can see here the inks yield crisp clean opaque images on the acetate. The best part is they dry in a matter of seconds allowing you to stack the next layer on top of the last for ease of alignment and stamping.

Create the accordion side panels by creasing a 4” x 4 ¼” card panel at ¼” increments.
Step 5

Create the accordion side panels by creasing a 4” x 4 ¼” card panel at ¼” increments.


Step 6

Use On Point Glue to create 3 flats between the mountains as shown in the photo. These flat pieces will be what you affix the acetate panels to creating the tunnel effect.

 Use Tear It Tape to affix the front acetate panel to the card frame.
Step 7

Cut a frame for the front of the card. Use Tear It Tape to affix the front acetate panel to the card frame.


Step 8

Adhere the accordion pieces to the back sides of the frame. Use Tear It Tape to adhere to each consecutive panel to the accordion sides as shown in the photo.

Your tunnel card is ready to go!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Acetate
  • Cardstock
  • My Favorites Things – Stitched Frame
  • Just For Fun Stamps – Trees, deer, pine bough
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Mom & Dad Clear Stamp Set
  • Die Machine
  • Acrylic Block

Use the New StazOn Pigment Ink on Vellum

by Melissa Andrew

Use the New StazOn Pigment Ink on Vellum

Today, I introduce to you the fabulous new StazOn Pigment ink in Snowflake! This ink is AMAZING! It stamps crisp and dries fast on multiple surfaces. I make a fun everyday coffee card by stamping and coloring on vellum, and show you how to create a simple and fun card using StazOn Pigment Snowflake.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other