Simple Candy Cane Backgrounds with Memento Ink

by Lindsay Adreon

Sometimes you just need a quick card or even a set of cards to give as a gift. This background is the perfect way to create those at this time of year! And all you need is cardstock, painter’s tape, and an ink pad!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Waffle Flower Nesting Oval Die Set
  • Heffy Doodle Thanks Die

Create a Snowy Winter Scene Creative Medium and StazOn Pigment

by Lori Warren

Create a Snowy Winter Scene Creative Medium and StazOn Pigment

Create a Winter Wonderland background using Clear Artist Creative Medium, StazOn Pigment ink, and clear glitter. I love how the sparkly background shows off the Joy Clair Christmoose.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 75 minute

Directions


Step 1

Stamp tree image (from the Joy Clair – Merry Christmoose set) onto a 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” card panel using StazOn ink. Stamp Koala Grey in the back and Shamrock Green in front.


Step 2

Once the ink dries, apply a coat of Clear Artist Creative Medium over card panel.


Step 3

Apply clear glitter over wet medium. Allow medium to dry.


Step 4

Spray panel with Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Sparkle.


Step 5

Stamp Christmoose and Merry Christmoose saying onto a separate piece of white card stock.


Step 6

Trim saying to 2 ½” x 1 ¼” in size. Edge panel with StazOn Pigment – Piano Black.


Step 7

Apply VersaMagic ink directly to craft matte, add water and use wet ink as watercolors to paint the Christmoose image.


Step 8

Add Creative Medium to the fluff of the Christmoose’s hat, apply clear glitter.


Step 9

Fussy cut Christmoose.


Step 10

Apply more Creative Medium to bottom of the Christmoose’s feet, add glitter.


Step 11

Adhere panel to the card front. Cut a ½” by 4 ½” piece of decorative paper and adhere to top of the card.


Step 12

Adhere saying over a decorative strip of paper and embellish both sides with jewels.

Supplies

Imagine

Creative Artist Medium – Clear
StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black, Shamrock Green, Koala Grey
Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Sparkle
VersaMagic Inkpad – Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice, Red Magic, Piano Black
Memento Ink – London Fog

Other

• Joy Clair Stamps– Merry Christmoose
• Cardstock – White
• Recollections – Fireside Paper pad
• Bo Bunny – Double Dot Jewels
• Paintbrush

Create Monochromatic Watercolor with Mboss Powder and VersaMagic

by Lori Warren

Create Monochromatic Watercolor with Mboss Powder and VersaMagic

A monochromatic color scheme can produce a lovely outcome; especially when framed with White MBoss Embossing powder.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 60 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Color a 5” x 5” white cardstock panel with Fireworks! Cottage Ivy spray.


Step 2

Edge panel with VersaFine Clair Rain Forest.


Step 3

With a VersaMark Watermark stamp pad, stamp the floral image onto corners of a 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” white cardstock panel.


Step 4

Cover VersaMark stamped Image with White MBoss Embossing Powder and heat to set.


Step 5

Apply VersaMagic in Hint of Pesto to a craft mat, add water and use wet ink to color floral image (using a paintbrush).


Step 6

Spray panel with Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle. Allow drying.


Step 7

Edge panels with Memento Ink in London Fog.


Step 8

Stamp center of the panel with the sentiment using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, Rain Forest.


Step 9

Layer panels onto a 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” card base and embellish with adhesive pearl.

Supplies

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Other
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Hugs and Smiles
  • Cardstock
  • Kaiser Craft – Adhesive Pearls in Ice Green
  • Acrylic Block
  • Paintbrush

See How to Create a Woodland Scene with No Line Watercolor

by Lindsay Adreon

See How to Create a Woodland Scene with No Line Watercolor

Watercolor is a struggle for me, not to mention no-line watercolor. Today, I wanted to share a really easy way to create the look of no-line watercolor with water-based Memento markers and Joy Clair Stamps! Anyone can do this!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Other

See How to Double Stamp to Create a “Give Thanks” Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How to Double Stamp to Create a "Give Thanks" Card

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here! Today, I am sharing the double stamping with Memento Ink. One of the most versatile inks are Memento, they come in multiples shades and you can easily coordinate and found colors in between. I am featuring the stamp set Fall Leaves from Joy Clair. This month we are working together and you can find a lot of inspiration with the two brands in our corresponding blogs.

Directions

Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy Memento colors inkpads

Stamp the solid image of the leaves with the lightest color of your Memento Ink. I used New Sprout and a stamping tool to stamp several images at once, but you can use an acrylic block to make the same. With the two darker colors of Memento Ink stamp the lines inside of the first images stamped. I used Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy Memento colors.

stamp the sentiment, "Give Thanks"

Resize your layer and paste it with double-sided foam tape over your card base. To cut mine, I used the large Embossed Edge Square Frame from Kat Scrappiness. In a separate piece of paper, stamp the sentiment, “Give Thanks”. I used one sentiment included on the stamp set Fall Greetings from Joy Clair and Cottage Ivy Memento Ink. Finalize your card adding a colorful frame. I used Marigold/Gold Glossy Rinea Foiled Paper and embossed edge square die cuts from Kat Scrappiness to create mine.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Fall Leaves, Fall Greetings
  • Kat Scrappiness – Embossed Edge Rectangle Dies, Embossed Edge Square Dies
  • Marigold/Gold Glossy Rinea Foiled Paper
  • Stamping Tool
  • Double-Sided Foam Tape

Color of the Month for November is Hunter Green

Color of the Month for November is Hunter Green

Color of the Month for November is Hunter Green. We feel this color is a perfect segway between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday season. We love dark rich greens inks and Tsukineko certainly has a great number of inks to choose from in this color hue. For a solid stamping ink try VersaFine in Rain Forest, VersaColor in Evergreen makes a nice blending ink with a sponge dauber and if you need a green with a bit of shine then don’t forget Delicata in Emerald Green.

November is also exciting because we are collaborating with Joy Clair Stamps this month. See the Joy Clair website for more information on their stamp sets.

Here is a peek of what we have coming up this month in cardmaking tutorials and videos!

Lindsay Adreon creates matching Christmas Cards 

Lindsay Adreon creates matching Christmas Cards

Lori Warren uses a cute Moose Stamp for a Holiday card. 

Lori Warren uses a cute Moose Stamp for a Holiday card.

Melissa Andrew uses this super cute sloth as a theme for a card. 

Melissa Andrew uses this super cute sloth as a theme for a card.