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.

How to Make Cornucopia Table Place Cards with Rinea Foil

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Make a Cornucopia Table Place Cards with Rinea Foil

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

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Rinea Foil Paper – Copper Star, Copper/Gold
  • Vintage – Utensils Stamp
  • Acrylic Block
  • Fiskars – Paper Trimmer, Scissors
  • Deco Mesh
  • Hemp Cord

Make Your Fall Leaves Projects with Vertigo and Embossing Powder

Make Your Fall Leaves Projects with Vertigo and Embossing Powder

Vertigo Sun Catchers by Neva Cole

What a fun challenge this month, a children’s craft project. Vertigo Leaf Sun Catchers are a fun way to spend some quality time with the child in your life. Simply place a leaf under a Vertigo Sheet and trace with a complementary color Fabrico pen. Younger children can make simpler leaf shapes which are easy to cut out with scissors and older children who are more competent with scissors can complete the more complex maple leaf shapes. After the leaves are cut out, StazOn inks can be added with ink blushers. I would recommend gloves to keep fingers from becoming too inky! Additional veins can be traces with Fabrico Pens. Apply a few glue dots and adhere to your window for eye catching fall décor!

Supplies

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Other
  • Leaf
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots

 


Gold Gilded Greenery by Mischelle Smith

Gold Gilded Greenery by Mischelle Smith

The theme at Imagine this month is ‘Heartfelt’. Heartfelt is the perfect word to sum up the Thanksgiving table that is lovingly prepared every November. No matter which family member hosts Thanksgiving – we all love the opportunity to thoughtfully welcome our guests. Our kid filled families mean that our décor often reflects kid friendly projects created by and with our kids. This is one of those projects. Send the kids out to gather leaves and let the fun begin!

Collect enough leaves to work into a decor piece. Apply VersaMark to leaves by using inkpad directly on leaves. Add Embossing powder in Gold. Heat gently with heat tool. As soon as the polymers melt then they will secure to the leaf. Add to any home decor piece such as name tags, garlands or wreaths.

Supplies

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Other
  • Leaves

Shake, Shake, Shake!

Thanksgiving Turkey Shaker Card

by Nadine Carlier

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Ink Potion no. 9 is the perfect blender when trying to watercolor with markers. Nadine Carlier fills her waterbrush with it for a great blending tool. See how to do it in the video below.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Supplies

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Other
  • Spellbinders – Classic Scalloped Oval Large Die
  • Brutus Monroe Sentiment Stamp
  • Fun Foam
  • Sequins and Glitter
  • Water Paintbrush

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Speckled Leaf Wreath Card

May Your Home…

by Neva Cole

Handmade Thanksgiving Card featuring mulitcolored and layered leaf wreath made with Fireworks!, Walnut Ink and Memento Dual TIp Markers by Neva Cole.

It is Thanksgiving time, a time to reflect on the blessings in our life and the sentiment expressed in this stamp is ideal for the perfect Thanksgiving card. I wanted the image to pop with different colors so I decided to use a quick technique with Memento Dual Tip Markers and color directly on the stamp. Adding a wreath of fall colored leaves adds to the festive autumn feel of the card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

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Step 1

Multicolored fall leaves are quick and fun to create with Fireworks! and Walnut Ink. One sheet of white cardstock is spritzed with Fireworks in Lady Bug, Tangelo, and Dandelion. Another sheet is spritzed has Walnut Ink in Walnut, Terra Cotta, and Eucalyptus over the top of Tangelo and Dandelion Fireworks. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

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Step 2

Die cut circle from glossy cardstock. This technique gives great results with glossy cardstock. Place stamp on acrylic or other type of stamp alignment tool. Carefully color in sections of the rubber image with Memento Dual Tip Markers in desired colors. For this card I used Love Letter, Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay, Peanut Brittle, and Tangelo. The wheat image at the bottom of the stamp is NOT colored as I did not want to stamp this part of the image. To reactive the ink use the moisture of your breath by huffing on the surface of the stamp before stamping on the glossy cardstock.

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Color the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment (leaving the wheat section uncolored). Chose one of the colors used in the stamp above; I used Potter’s Clay. Huff and Stamp on glossy cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders ribbon banners and pressure emboss.

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Step 4

Pressure emboss glossy cardstock with Cuttlebug Basket Weave. Run Memento Cantaloupe ink pad directly over the embossed surface to ink the raised portions. Ink edges with an InkBlusher.

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Step 5

Use an InkBlusher to ink the surface of the die cuts to match the color scheme of the card.

Step 6

From your spritzed sheets, die cut multiple leaves with Quickutz Maple Leaf or a leaf punch.

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Step 7

Adhere basket weave texture layer to the front of an A7 kraft cardstock base, and adhere the sentiment circle to that. Adhere leaves with glue dots in an inter-woven pattern alternating colors of leaves. By using small glue dots it is easy to place leaves around the circle and to lift edges where necessary. Tie coordinating ribbon into bow and adhere at the top of the leaf wreath. Adhere Happy Thanksgiving sentiment with dimensional foam adhesive.

Supplies

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Other
  • Spellbinders – Standard Circle Large and Ribbon Banners
  • Unity Stamp Company – . . . today, I am Thankful stamp set
  • Cuttlebug – Basket Weave embossing folder
  • Quickutz – Maple Leaf die
  • Cardstock – white, glossy white, kraft A7 card base
  • Acrylic blog or stamp positioner system
  • Die cut machine
  • Adhesive, glue dots, and dimensional foam adhesive

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Layered Stamping

Beautiful Multicolored Leaves

by Mary Prasad

Two fall colored handmade cards featuring many leaves made using Memento inkpads by Mary Prasad.

In this video I show how to do layered stamping using several Memento Dew Drop inks with layering a layering  leaf stamp set.

Supplies

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Other
  • Hero Arts – Layering Grateful Leaves stamp set and frame cuts
  • Cardstock – cream, brown, red
  • Stamp Press or acrylic block
  • Heat tool
  • Die cut machine
  • Foam adhesive

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