Learn How to Stencil a Mixed Media Card

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How to Stencil a Mixed Media Card

Mixed media techniques aren’t only for canvas and 3-D objects. You can make beautiful mixed media cards too! Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and Delicata ink look amazing together on this 6×6 inch card.  Just add a few embellishments on top of the gorgeous, textured background to make a stunning card that anyone would be happy to receive.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Maya Road – frame embellishment
  • Prima – flowers
  • Heidi Swapp – embellishments
  • Gold string
  • Paper butterfly
  • Liquitex – ultra matte gel
  • Neenah Cardstock
  • TCW – stencil
  • SnipArt – chipboard
  • Daler Rowney – white gesso

 

 

 

Send Unconditional Love to Someone Special

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Send Unconditional to Someone Special. Use StazOn Studio Glaze in Gold and Radiant Neon Amplify in White.

With summer being a wedding season, making a special card to give is a great way to spread the meaning of love. A golden heart, precious and rare, on a puffy layer of blooming flowers, surrounded by the flow of gold and, of course, the definition of how love should be, give an elegant style. The corrugated paper used helps create the flow of gold with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Gold, which is also used to paint the plaster heart. The Radiant Neon Amplify in White fills the gaps around the heart with a soft texture and the paper flowers give more dimension and focus to the card. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of corrugated paper to 5 x 5 inches. Keep the corrugated paper at an incline and pour irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Gold color and let the wet medium run down the length of the cardboard. The needle-like nozzle helps to set color among the flutes. Set aside and allow to fully dry.


Step 2

Cut the corrugated paper down to 4 x 4 inches. Remove a 2 x 2-inch square piece from the center of the board, set 3/4 inch from the top and 1 inch from the left and right sides, creating a frame.


Step 3

Use a small heart-shaped mold and plaster (or white clay) to create a heart embellishment. When it dries, color it with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Gold.


Step 4

Punch small flowers and shape them with an embossing stylus (alternative use small die cut flowers or petals).


Step 5

Color the tips of the flowers with Delicata Golden Glitz inkpad.


Step 6

Place double-sided foam tape to the back of the corrugated paper frame and place it on a 5 x 5 card base. Do the same with the heart and place it in the center of the square window frame.


Step 7

Use the Radiant Neon Amplify in White and make dots around the heart.


Step 8

Use the On Point Glue to set the paper flowers among the Radiant Neon Amplify in White.


Step 9

Radiant Neon Amplify reacts to heat to create a puffy popcorn-like texture. Use the heat tool to activate the dots to create this puffy texture. Repeat with more dots if necessary to cover the surface. Use the StazOn Studio Glaze Gold color (or the Gold irRESISTible Pico Embellisher again) to decorate the center of the flowers.


Step 10

Stamp a 2 x 1-inch piece of white cardstock with the unconditional stamp and the VersaFine Clair Nocturne. Distress edges with Delicata Golden Glitz.


Step 11

Stamp a small piece of white cardstock with the love stamp and the VersaFine Clair Tulip Red inkpad. Distress edges with Delicata Golden Glitz.


Step 12

Use double-sided foam tape to mount the “unconditional” definition piece, add a small piece of black ribbon and glue. Add the stamped “love” piece, add flowers and any additional embellishments. If you are happy with the card as I was then you can stop here and the design is finished!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Corrugated paper – white
  • Plaster
  • Heart-shaped mould
  • Flower punch
  • Cardstock – white
  • Double-sided foam tape
  • 5 x 5 cardbase
  • Heat tool
  • Kaisercraft – Furry friends stamp

Color of Month for July is Golden Glow

Color of Month for July is Golden Glow

The Color of the Month for July is Golden Glow. We love gold and with summer in full gear, the golden glow of the summer sun shines down on all of us! We are reminded of golden fields of wheat, fun in the sun, vacations and wedding parties. With cardmaking and scrapbooking gold is an essential element to any crafter’s toolkit. Imagine and Tsukineko offers several products to help achieve the metallic shimmery shine such as Delicata in Golden Glitz, All-Purpose Ink in Vegas Gold, and don’t forget a Brilliance DewDrop in Galaxy Gold! In the meantime, we have a couple of sneak peeks of this months beautiful golden glow tutorials for you!

 

Here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for July!

Keep your eye out for this fun cardmaking tutorial by Jowilna Nolte

Such fun techniques to learn from this upcoming tutorial by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

 

Product Recommendations for Gold

Delicata Inkpad – Golden Glitz

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold

StazOn Studio Glaze – Gold

Brilliance DewDrop – Galaxy Gold

 

See How to Make a Glass Pebble Votive with StazOn Studio Glaze

by Roni Johnson

See How to Make a Glass Pebble Votive with StazOn Studio Glaze

When I saw the Color of the Month for June was Seabreeze, my first thought was beach glass being tossed around deposited on land by the endless waves. Sadly I live in a landlocked state so I don’t have the opportunity to find or collect on the beach myself so I decided to improvise. Flattened glass marbles are easily found at many retailers so they were an easy choice to create this faux beach glass votive holder.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Gather about 50 or so flattened glass marbles, and StazOn Studio Glaze in Blue Hawaii and Emerald City.


Step 2

Dispense a dot of Studio Glaze onto one of the marbles and spread the medium over the top and sides of the marble with a paintbrush or your fingertip. Vary the application of the medium so there are areas with thinner and thicker coats which will produce a number of color variations.


Step 3

Repeat until you have roughly one-third of the marbles covered with Blue Hawaii. Let these marbles dry naturally.


Step 4

Apply Emerald City Studio Glaze to approximately one-third of the marbles as in steps 2 and 3. Leave the remaining third of the flattened marbles uncolored.


Step 5

While the flattened marbles are drying, cover a mason jar lid with Rinea Silver Starstruck foiled paper.


Step 6

Adhere a piece of cork to the bottom of the lid. This will become the base for the candle holder.


Step 7

Place a votive candle in the center of the lid base to use as a guide for placement of the flattened marbles.


Step 8

Use a hot glue gun to adhere the marbles to the base.


Step 9

Continue to build layers of flattened marbles until the walls reach their desired height. There are 6 layers of 8 marbles used in this example. Adhere decorative jute ribbon around the edge of the base of the votive holder. Enjoy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Flattened Marbles
  • Mason Jar Lid
  • Rinea – Silver/Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper
  • Cork
  • May Arts – Jute Ribbon
  • Battery Operated Votive Candle
  • Hot Glue Gun

Project Swap: Create a “You Are a Superstar” Lime-ade Card

Welcome to another set for our Artist Project Swap with Iris and Jowilna. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Jowilna gives the directions and recommended supplies list and Iris created the project.

Create a “You Are a Super Star” Lime-ade Card by Iris Rodriguez

I had the pleasure of creating Jowilna Nolte’s project. It’s a lime and black colored star card, which I found unique and fun to make. I learned new ways of using StazOn Studio Glaze on paper. Jowilna’s project calls for real or faux stitching. I always found stitching on mixed media and cards to look awesome but I can’t sew. I found that hand-drawn stitching created a fun whimsical look in its place. I can’t believe I never tried it before, but will from now on!

I like the “You’re a Superstar” sentiment for this card. I think it can be suitable for a graduate. It also makes for a great mother’s or father’s day card as well. Many of us think one or both parents are superstars; for raising us, being supportive and cheerleaders in our lives. I hope you consider making this card for the superstars in your life.

Directions


Step 1

Use smooth white cardstock and attach an alphabet stencil to the cardstock piece using washi tape or masking tape.


Step 2

Ink with Memento Dye Ink in Pear Tart and Inkblushers.


Step 3

Carefully remove the stencil and leave the ink to dry thoroughly.


Step 4

Add a few drops of StazOn Studio Glaze in Cactus Green onto the stenciled sheet. Let Dry.


Step 5

Use StazOn black ink and stamp a star image onto the background as a focal point. Did not have the star stencil, so I cut out my stencil with using a precision knife and card stock paper.


Step 6

Add sewing machine stitched detail around the star or add fake stitches using a permanent marker. Here I used a gel pen in white.


Step 8

Use Memento in Cottage Ivy and Pear Tart and an ink blusher and add ink around the outside edge of the star to highlight it.


Step 9

Once the ink is dry add graphite pencil scribbles over those highlights.


Step 10

Use a gold glitter star (or die cut one from glitter paper) and add a layer of StazOn Studio Glaze to add a green tint to the glitter. Add a glitter star to the center of your stamped star. Stamp a happy sentiment onto a scrap of cardstock and place below concentric stars. I hand cut a cardstock star, used gold glitter and glue. The glaze seals the glitter nicely.


Step 11

Trim the background to fit onto a folded card and adhere to the front of the card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Alphabet Stencil
  • Dina Wakely – Star Stamp
  • Sizzix – Star die-cut
  • Glitter cardstock or pre-cut glitter star
  • “You Are A Superstar” sentiment stamp
  • Graphite pencil
  • Sewing machine or permanent marker

Original Design by Jowilna Nolte

What did you think of Iris’s interpretation of Jowilna’s design?

Comment below!

Learn How to Create a Stained Glass Butterfly

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How to Create a Stained Glass Butterfly with Tsukineko StazOn Studio Glaze

The StazOn Studio Glaze is a fun and versatile mixed media product by Tsukineko that can be used on paper, glass, wood or metal. I can think of so many different applications for this product. Here, I am using it with a cute butterfly stamp from Simon Says Stamp and an acetate sheet to create a stained glass butterfly. This project is easier than it appears and provides great results.

Supplies

Imagine
Other