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