Learn How to Make a Quick Father’s Day Card

 

By Neva Cole 

Today I will be demonstrating how to make a quick multi-layered card using three stamps and VersaColor and StazOn inks.  This tone on tone card is a simple way to create a wonderful card for the Father in you life.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

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Directions:

 

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Step 1

Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Mountain Lake and heat emboss with Sparkle Embossing Powder.  Then die cut the sentiment with Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners.

 

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Step 2

Use VersaColor Mountain Lake and stamp the “Tape Measure” and the “Love Beyond Measure” around the perimeter of an A-2 card base.  Ink the edges of a 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″.  Stamp the Tape Measure in StazOn Ink in in Jet Black, die cut with matching die.

 

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Step 3

Pressure emboss the 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ with Spellbinders Maze Embossing Folder.  Lightly ink with Seafoam.  Stamp the the Love Beyond Measure on card front.

 

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Step 4

Assemble the card with dimensional foam adhesive and enjoy!

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaMark: Mountain Lake, Seafoam

StazOn-Jet Black

Embossing Powder-Sparkle

 

Other

Hero Arts CL1498 Holiday Sentiments

Technique Tuesday What a Guy Stamp and Die

Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentient Banner

Spellbinders Maze Embossing Folder

 

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

New Techniques for Embossing Stunning Springtime Cards

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use various Imagine products to create a sparkly stunning springtime birthday card, featuring both Mboss Valentine, VersaMark Ink, and Embossing Powders. The tutorial will also show you how you can use VersaMark over other inks to create a cohesive embossed look for a card, even if you do not have embossing powders in additional colors.

 

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Trim card front to 4.75” x 6.25” to fit a standard A-7 card base.  It is important to use a stamp positioner platform for this technique to ensure that the image lines up properly on the finished card front.

 

Step 2

Color stamen portion of Penny Black First Waltz Tulip with VersaMarker and heat emboss with Black Mboss powder.

Pro tip: Use a dry fine tip paintbrush to remove any embossing powder that ends up on the card you do not want to emboss before heating.

 

Step 3

Use the Versa Mark small cube which allows you more precision in where you place the VersaMark ink to ink the flower portion of the image. Cover with Mboss Valentine, and carefully remove powder from the stamen area with a dry fine tip paintbrush then heat emboss.

 

Step 4

Color directly on the stem portion of the image with Memento Dual Marker in Pear Tart and Bamboo leaves.  Mist stamp lightly with water before stamping as this reactivates the ink to create a crisp image.

 

Step 5

Clean leaf portion of the image and ink with VersaMark ink. Stamp over the previously colored and stamped image with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.

 

Step 6

Stamp the “Celebrate” sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.  Die-cut the sentiment, I used my Brother Scan N Cut.

 

Step 7

I also stamped the inside of the card, as I intend to send it to a special friend for her birthday. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.

 

 

Step 8

Lightly ink the card base and card front with the Memento Luxe Pear Tart ink pad to add just a hint of green around both layers.  I ran the ink pad around the edges of the cardstock to create the light tint.

 

Step 9

Apply Tear It! Tape to the back of the card front and adhere to the card base.

 

Step 10

Adhere the “Celebrate” sentiment to the card front using adhesive foam tape.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• VersaMark Ink

• VersaMarker

• Mboss – Valentine

• Memento Dual Tip Marker – Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves 

• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent

• Memento Luxe – Pear Tart

• Tear It! Tape

• 0.5 fl oz Spray Bottle

 

Other

• Penny Black – First Waltz

• Kelly Creates – Traceable Celebration Stamps

• Brother Scan N Cut

• Stamp positioner

• Fine tip paintbrush

 

Create a Cool Houndstooth Heart Card Using Radiant Neon and Delicata Inkers

By Alison Heikkila

I love to stretch my craft supplies, so finding new ways to use things always makes me happy. Today, I will share a fun way to use your luscious Radiant Neon and Delicata Metallic Inkers. This particular card was made for Valentine’s Day, but you can easily change out the colors, shapes, and stencil for any occasion.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Start by placing a heart shape onto your work surface. I used Gel Press Petite but if you don’t have any but you do have a Gel Press, you can easily free-hand cut or die-cut a shape of your choosing after you’ve made your print. Apply a drop or two of the Electric Pink Radiant Neon Inker on to the right side of the heart, and the Electric Coral Radiant Neon Inker on the left.

 

Step 2

Smooth and blend the colors with a brayer.

 

Sep 3

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top of the heart and lay a piece of copy paper on top of that. Press the paper with your hand to lift the color from the open areas of the stencil. Pull the paper off, and you have the beginning of a print for a later date.

Step 4

Leave the stencil in place and apply a few drops of Delicata Silvery Shimmer Inker onto the heart. Roll out the color with your brayer.

 

This photo shows how the ink colors look on the plate, before lifting the stencil.

Step 5

Lift the stencil off of the heart and apply a new piece of copy paper to the heart. Smooth the paper onto the heart with your hands (or you can use your brayer), and pull the print. Now you have the positive and negative spaces filled with color, using only reinkers! once the paint is dry, you can cut the shape out. You may want to use a heat tool for this since this ink is a pigment ink and takes a long time to dry.

 

Step 6

For the stenciled panel, cut a piece of black cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4.”

Step 7

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top and apply Silvery Shimmer ink (I used the pad) to the center of the panel with a blending brush. I kept the color heavy in the middle and faded it as I worked my way out in circular motions.

Step 8

Stamp a sentiment in the lower right corner using the same ink.

 

Step 9

Apply a few drops of the Golden Glitz Inker to an acrylic block and flicked the color off the block with a paintbrush.

 

Step 10

Once the panel is dry, apply it to a gray card base and adhered the heart on top, at an angle.

Supplies:

Imagine:

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Pink

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Coral

• Delicata Inker – Silvery Shimmer

• Delicata Inker – Golden Glitz

• Delicata Ink Pad – Silvery Shimmer

 

Other:

• A Colorful Life Designs – Houndstooth Stencil

• Gel Press – Petites: Lovely Days

• Speedball – Brayer

• Stampendous – POP Hydrangea Stamp Set

• Recollections – Black and Gray Cardstock

• Acrylic Block

• Makeup Blending Brush

• Copy Paper

• Paint Brush

 

Learn No Marker Coloring Techniques

by Melissa Andrew

Adorable handmade birthday card featuring a piglet image with rainbows balloons and silver lined clouds.

Today we are sharing how to create a fun birthday card with a cute piglet image using Memento inks and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays. Did you know you don’t have to have a rainbow of expensive markers or watercolors to create a gorgeous colored scene? Using common craft supplies, I color this entire card without the help of a marker. I do use some beautiful silver Rinea paper along with my favorite Imagine and Tsukineko products to make this adorable birthday card that has a lot of dimension and shine!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea Foil Paper – Metallics
  • Hello BlueBird – Pig Day stamp set, After the Rain die
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Heat tool
  • Spray Bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Watercolor brush

Create a Quick, Easy and Elegant Wedding Invitation

by Lori Warren

Did you know that, according to Wikipedia, there are 2.5 million weddings in the United States each year? Wow, who knew?! That means that there are a lot of individuals out there planning for their big day! It’s a good thing that this project is designed to inspire those planning for their special day to create quick, simple and elegant handmade wedding invitations.

Time: 30 minute
Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of decorative cardstock to size, 5 ¼” x 10”.  Fold up at 3” from the bottom.


Step 2

Tie sheer ribbon around the bottom portion of the folder.


Step 3

Print wedding announcement on a 5”x 7” piece of cardstock.


Step 4

Stamp floral image with Memento London Fog at top right and bottom left of invitation.


Step 5

Create a template to cover printed words and spray with Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray.


Step 6

Cut tissue paper to cover invitation.


Step 7

Slide invitation, with tissue cover, into the previously made folder.


Step 8

Stamp floral design on cardstock with StazOn Pigment ink in Piano Black.


Step 9

Using watercolor pen and VersaMagic ink, water-color floral image.


Step 10

With matching die, cut out floral image.


Step 11

Adhere to the bottom portion of folder front, see the example for placement. Try the same design in different color schemes.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Celebrate 360 – Sheer Ribbon
  • Alta New – Best Mom Stamp and Die set
  • Recollection – White Satin 12” x 12” paper
  • Paper Source – Invitation Tissue Paper