Learn to Make a Colorful Hummingbird Birthday Card

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By Neva Cole 

In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to make a multi-colored layered birthday cards using a plethora of great Imagine inks.  Hummingbirds can be iridescent, so Encore! Ultimate Metallic, Delicata, and Brilliance inks are used to create a beautiful hummer.  Ombre-hued Kaleidacolor inks are used to create the frame and background.

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  2 hours

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp Hummingbird outline image and flower outline image in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Green.  Using a stamp positioner will allow more precise placement while stamping layers.

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Step 2

Stamp next layer of Hummingbird in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Honeydew and the stem of the flower in Delicata Emerald Green.

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Step 3

Stamp next layer of Hummingbird and flower stem in Encore! Ultimate Metallic Green.

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Step 4

Stamp throat of Hummingbird in Brilliance Pearlescent Purple.

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Step 5

Use a Memento Dual Tip Marker in Tuxedo Black to color eye.  Die cut with matching Frame Cut.

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Step 6

Stamp the layers of the flower with Versa Color Heliotrope, Violet, and Orange.  Die-cut with matching Frame Cut.

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Step 7

Trim cardstock to 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Use a foam brayer to ink the cardstock with Kaleidacolor in Fresh Greens.

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Step 8

Die-cut Foliage Frame.

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Step 9

Trim cardstock to 7 1/8” x 8 ½” and fold in half.  Use a foam brayer to ink the cardstock with Kaleidacolor in Blue Breeze.

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Step 10

Place Foliage frame over blue background to determine position for sentiment.

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Step 11

Stamp sentiment in the darkest color from the Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink pad.  It is easiest to do this with the pad expanded to get just the end inked section of the Kaleidacolor pad.

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Step 12

Adhere layers of card together.  The Foliage frame is adhered with thin dimensional foam adhesive. The upper and lower flowers are adhered with On Point Glue, and the middle flower to thin dimension foam adhesive.  The hummingbird is adhered with thicker dimensional foam adhesive.

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Hummingbird & Frame Cuts
  • Kat Scrappiness Slimline Card Foliage Frame
  • Sponge brayer
  • Dimensional Foam Adhesive
  • Stamp positioner

Stamp with Ancient Dynasty Coins

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Turn the Ancient Dynasty Coins into stamps using Tack ‘n Peel reusable cling sheet and decorate the background using VersaFine CLAIR ink pads.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Sprinkle drops of the Walnut Ink Willow on a 4x6in piece of card stock. Spray with Ink Potion No. 9 to dilute further and dry it.

 

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Step 2

Stamp with the bamboo branch using VersaFine CLAIR Shady Lane and Verdant covering the left half of the card.

 

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Step 3

Place a small piece of the Tack ‘N Peel sheet on an acrylic block and then place the Ancient Dynasty Coin.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the coin and the VersaFine CLAIR Rain Forest on the card stock.

 

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Step 5

Stamp the letters stamp using VersaFine CLAIR Tulip red ink pad on the right side of the card piece.

 

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Step 6

Cut a 4in long piece of the cotton ribbon and hand sew vertically some natural straws cut in various lengths covering only a small part of the ribbon.

 

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Step 7

Pass red cord pieces through the coin and Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 8

Add Tear It! Tape to the back for the cotton ribbon and set on card.

 

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Step 9

Set the coin on the cotton ribbon next to the straws and wave the left red cod through the straws. Tie the right cord behind the cotton ribbon and fold the ribbon to half.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

Ancient Dynasty Coins – Prosperity

VersaFine CLAIR – Shady Lane, Verdant, Rain Forest, Tulip Red

Ink Potion No. 9

Walnut Ink – Willow

Tack ‘N Peel

Tear It! Tape

 
Other materials

Card stock – white

Red cord

Natural straw sticks

Cotton ribbon

Needle and green thread

Artemio stamp set – Life energy

Kaisercraft stamp set – Lush

 

How to Make Stunning Bookmarks Using Ancient Dynasty Coins

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make oriental theme bookmarks by distressing paper with Walnut Inks, stamping and embossing with Gold Mboss Embossing Powder and adding a Ancient Dynasty Coins that holds a tassel.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Place a few Walnut Ink Crystals on a piece of natural color card stock and spray with some water. Dilute the crystals and dry well.

 

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Step 2

Cut 8×1.5″ pieces of the card stock.

 

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Step 3

Score 1″ from the top.

 

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Step 4

Stamp with the leaves stamp and the VersaMark ink pad, cover with Mboss Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 5

Stamp with letters stamp and the VersaFine CLAIR ink pads.

 

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Step 6

Distress the edges of the paper with VersaColor Black ink.

 

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Step 7

Place an Ancient Dynasty Coin to the score, leaving the hole of the coin above it, and mark around the coin to the long side. Cut around the marked half circle and the scoring line (only to the part of the long side of the bookmark).

 

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Step 8

Cover with Creative MEDIUM clear to protect the paper.

 

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Step 9

Turn the bookmark backside and add Tear It! Tape on the short only part of it and glue on the long one.

 

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Step 10

Add the Ancient Dynasty Coin on the gap and tie a tassel.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Ancient Dynasty Coins – Prosperity

• VersaFine CLAIR – Glamorous, Warm Breeze, Tulip Red

• VersaMark Ink Pad

• VersaColor Black

• Mboss – Gold

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Walnut Ink Crystals

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Dauber

• Palette Knife

 
Other materials

Card stock natural

Moking travel stamp – Forest Whispers

Kaisercraft stamp set – Lush

Tassels

Water sprayer

Heat tool

 

Make a Super Fun Birthday Party Banner

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Cut some V-shape fabric pieces and decorate with large dots using MEMENTO inks and Imagine’s Jumbo Daubers. Use the Tear It! Tape to set everything in place and small round pieces of SHEET metal to add some shine and embellish this party banner.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Lay the piece of fabric and mark two lines with 8″ apart of them. Mark the top every 6″. Leave 3″ from the same start point to the bottom line and mark again every 6″ and this will be the pointed edge of your flag. Mark the side lines in V shape and cut the flags.

 

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Step 2

Use the Jumbo Daubers and the MEMENTO ink pads, Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Lilac Posies to make large spots just by long pressing the Jumbo Daubers on the fabric.

 

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Step 3

Use stamps and the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad to randomly place sentiments on the fabric.

 

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Step 4

Cut 3×1.5in pieces of the card stock to create tags, stamp with the happy birthday stamp and the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad and distress the edges with the MEMENTO ink pads.

 

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Step 5

Place Tear It! Tape on the back of the tags and place them on the flags.

 

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Step 6

Add Tear It! Tape to the top edge of the back side of the flag and fold to the size of it.

 

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Step 7

Open holes to the flags, tie a 7″ long piece of jute cord to connect the flags and add ribbons and round SHEET metal pieces in the middle of each cord.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

SHEET metal – 1 inch

MEMENTO ink pads – Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Lilac Posies

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

Jumbo Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Card stock in natural color

Cotton fabric / canvas

Ribbons

Jute cord

Celebrations stamps

Ruler

Scissors

Round hole punch (optional)

Corner punch (optional)

 

Learn How to Make a Textured Metallic Wedding Card

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By Neva Cole 

In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to make a Textured Metallic Wedding Card using VersaMark, Delicata, and Embossing Powder.  This is a stunning card to make for a bride and groom as they celebrate their wedding day.

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  2 hours

Directions:

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Step 1

This technique involves inking the FLAT side of an embossing folder for either 2-D or 3-D folder.  This folder is 3-D with both indentations and slight protrusions.  Ink the folder well using a brayer and VersaMark ink.  Place white cardstock in folder and pressure emboss.

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Step 2

Sprinkle liberally with Black Embossing Powder and heat the card from below with a heat embossing gun.  Allow cardstock to cool.

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Step 3

Lightly rub Delicata Golden Glitz over the surface of the cardstock.  The high areas will pick up the ink.  This creates a great three dimension look of black, white, and gold.  Trim the finished panel to 4” x 5 ½”.

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Step 4

Stamp “Mr.” & “Mrs.” in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Fussy cut the banners with scissors

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Step 5

Die cut four “Congratulations” die cuts from white cardstock with Spellbinders Phrase Set One.  Use an ink dauber to color the top die cut then heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Use very small dots of On Point glue around the letters of the die cut to glue the layers together.

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Step 6

Trim a strip of black cardstock to 7/8″ x 4″.  Stamp with a background stars stamp in Delicata Silvery Shimmer and heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder.  Once cool add shine with Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle.

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Step 7

Trim cardstock to 4 1/2″ x 11″ and fold in half for a top fold card.  Using and ink dauber add Delicata Golden Glitz ink around the outer 1/4″ of the card base.

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Step 8

Stamp the sentiment inside the card with Delicata Black Shimmer and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

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Step 9

Adhere card layers together with TearIt Tape, and adhere die cut with On Point Glue.  The small little dot (tittle) of the letter “i” is replaced with a small gold adhesive rhinestone.  The original tittle was too small to layer together.

Art Supplies

Imagine

• VersaMark

• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent, Silver

• Delicata – Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, Black Shimmer

• Sheer Shimmer Stix -Sparkle

• On Point Glue

• Sponge Daubers

• Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Sizzix- 3-D Textured Impressions by Georgia Evans Star Fall

• Hampton Art-Bride and Groom Stamp Set

• Spellbinders-Phrase Set One-Congratulations

• Neato Stuff-Background cube stamp stars

• Brayer

• Scissors

• Gold adhesive rhinestone

Make a Star-Spangled Independence Day Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Celebrate Independence Day with an easy to make Kraft paper card, using Walnut Inks and adding some shimmer with Delicata inks.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Damp the Jumbo Daubers with the Walnut Inks and press them to the edges of a 4×6 inch white card stock to create a thick line.

 

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Step 2

Use a large Stipple Brush to add strike shimmering color from the Delicata ink pads, Sapphire Blue and Ruby Red on the above lines.

 

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Step 3

Cut a star from a piece of Kraft card stock and stamp stars with the VersaColor White ink pad.

 

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Step 4

Cut 5 inch long pieces of the gingham ribbons and add Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 5

Place the ribbons to form an X shape and stamp upon them with the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad and the Sunshine stamp.

 

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Step 6

Stamp the “CELEBRATE” sentiment with the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne, cut around and place it on a bit larger Kraft color paper cutting.

 

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Step 7

Set the sentiment with Tear It! Tape and then on a card base.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Cherry Blossom, Cornflower

VersaColor – White

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

Delicata – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red

Stipple Brush

Jumbo Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Card stock

Gingham ribbon – blue, red

Darkroom door stamp – Sunshine

Star stamp

Celebrate stamp