See How to Make a Happy Birthday Panda Card with Rinea Foil

by Elina Stromberg

See How to Make a Happy Birthday Panda Card with Rinea Foil

This panda stamp set is one of my favorites, and I’ve used it on many card projects. Embossed Rinea foil took these cute images on a completely new level; the shimmering patterned background is truly eye-catching and made the adorable party pandas pop! This card design is simple to make, and the Rinea foil is easy to emboss. If you don’t have a die-cutting machine and embossing folders you can easily emboss and pattern the foil with a stylus.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Stamp the pandas on white cardstock using clear VersaMark ink. Heat emboss the images using black Mboss embossing powder.


Step 2

Using the craft mat as palette color the embossed pandas with black, grey and red Memento inks. Wipe the ink pads on the craft mat and pick up the colors with a water brush. Once dry add highlights with a white color pencil. Cut out the images.


Step 4

Place a sheet of red Rinea foil in an embossing folder. Run through the die-cutting machine to create an embossed pattern. Doesn’t the embossed sheet look amazing! Trim the foil to a size slightly smaller than your card front.


Step 5

Trim a white panel to a size that is ¼” smaller than your card base on all edges. Die-cut two circles on the card front. Layer the card front panel on the embossed foil and mat onto a piece of dark red cardstock. Attach the layered card front to the card base using double-sided tape. Stamp the sentiment on the card front. Glue pandas on the die-cut circles.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea Foil Paper – Autumn
  • Cardstock – Red, White
  • Cardbase
  • Stampin’Up – ‘Party Pandas’ Stamp set
  • Water brush
  • White color pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape

Create a Fun Mermaid Scale Friendship Card

by Roni Johnson

Create a Fun Mermaid Scale Friendship Card

This month Imagine and Rinea Foil are teaming up to bring you some amazing projects for the month of August and today I have a fun mermaid scales card for your most Mer-Mazing friend!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Place a piece of white cardstock in a stamping aid and place the stamp over the cardstock in the desired position. Close the lid of the stamping aid to affix the stamp to the lid. Pounce VersaFine Nocturne ink over the stamp; close the lid to stamp the image onto the cardstock. Repeat this step if necessary to get a good impression. Leave the stamp affixed to the stamping aid.


Step 2

Use an Exacto knife to cut away several scales from the image.


Step 3

Use sponge daubers to apply Verdant, Paradise and Fantasia inks to the cardstock. Blend the inks where they meet.


Step 4

Use a white gel pen to color in the dots on the scales.


Step 5

Swipe the piece of cardstock with a Stamping Buddy or other anti-static tool. Place the piece of cardstock back into the stamping aid; apply VersaMark ink to the rubber stamp and close the lid to stamp the image over the first.


Step 6

Sprinkle the image with Mboss Sparkle Embossing Powder, shake off excess and return to the pouch. Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.


Step 7

Trim several colors of Rinea Foiled Paper to fit the openings in the scale pattern.


Step 8

Affix these pieces to the backside of the card panel. Stamp sentiment onto a piece of vellum using Piano Black StazOn Pigment Ink. Tear away excess paper and affix this to the card using On Point Glue. Affix the card panel to a blue card base using Tear It! Tape.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair – Mermaid Tail
  • Unity – Mer-mazing (sentiment)
  • White & Blue Cardstock
  • Exacto Knife
  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Jade/Gold Glossy, Emerald/Gold Glossy, Turquoise/Gold Glossy, Sapphire/Gold Glossy, Lavender/Gold Glossy, Violet/Gold Glossy
  • Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen

See How to Create a Mixed Media Master Board with Mboss

by Roni Johnson

See How to Create a Mixed Media Master Board with Mboss

Master Boards are a quick and easy way to create a large supply of beautiful backgrounds in a single session. There are no rules, no limits and they are so much fun to make! Today, I’ll show you how to create a mixed media master board using inks, embossing powders and more.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2+ hour

Directions


Step 1

Select a piece of paper for the foundation of the master board. It could be mixed media paper, watercolor, cardstock or something else. I have chosen a sheet from a vintage atlas for this project.


Step 2

Scrape the smooth side of the Squeegee across the Cheerful VersaFine Clair inkpad. Drag the inked Squeegee across the paper. Repeat 2-3 more times.


Step 3

Continue to pick up ink on the Squeegee using Golden Meadow and Morning Mist VersaFine Clair inks.


Step 4

Apply Verdant VersaFine Clair ink through a harlequin stencil and Green Oasis VersaFine Clair ink over a square stencil using a stipple brush.


Step 5

Pounce VersaMark ink over a leaf stencil in several places over the page.


Step 6

Sprinkle Mboss Lucky Stars embossing powder over the ink; shake off the excess and return it to the handy space-saving pouch. Heat the embossing powder to melt.


Step 7

Stamp flower several times over the paper using VersaMark ink; cover with Yellow embossing powder, shake off excess and return it to the pouch. Heat the embossing powder to melt.


Step 8

Stamp various collage images over the paper using VersaFine Clair inks.


Step 9

Spritz Dandelion irRESISTible Texture Spray over the entire sheet and let dry. You now have a lovely master board ready to use for all sorts of projects. Below are just a few examples made using this single master board.

Card #1 When Life Gives You Lemons – Squeeze the Day!

Card #2 Have a Bee-utiful Day!

Card #3 Perfection is Overrated

Card #4 Mason Jar

Card #5 How’s It Hanging?

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Vintage Atlas Page
  • Deco Art – Harlequin Stencil
  • Dylusions – Squares Stencil (retired)
  • Stamplorations – Leaf Stencil
  • Unity Stamp Co – Flower, Collage Images
  • Heat Tool
  • Craft Consortium – Fresh Cut Stamp
  • Sunny Studio – Slice of Summer Stamp, Silly Sloths Stamp
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Sentiment; Vintage Milk Bottle/Lemonade Cap, Bee-utiful Day stamp
  • Finnabair – Sentiment Sticker, Sentiment & Vintage Photobooth Stickers

Learn How To Create A Color Wash Effect On A Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How To Create A Color Wash Effect On A Card with memento luxe inkers

Following in the footsteps of fashions trends we explore the warm yellow that has the world looking all happy and sunshiny. I too have fallen in love with this Tuscan Sun color and who wouldn’t? I show you how easy it is to achieve this warm dark yellow effect by mixing colors, pastes, and watercolor techniques. Take a look at how I created this watercolor wash effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

I used Creative Medium, Memento Luxe inkers, and clear texture pastes to create my colored base.


Step 2

Mix Creative Medium, 2 drops of Dandelion inker, 2 drops of Peanut Brittle inker and a small drop of the clear glossy texture paste. Smooth the mixture out onto a piece of cardstock and leave to dry.


Step 3

Once dry the surface creates a plastic looking smooth effect. Use a Loopy Rings die-cut and cut out the basic shape to use on your card. The die-cut elements have this amazing plastic looking effect that is super strong because of all the product mixed together on its surface.


Step 4

Use On Point Glue to adhere the Loopy Rings die-cut to the front of your card base. Add drops from your inkers into an inkwell and add water. Using a large soft watercolor paintbrush, paint inside the circles to give a watercolor wash effect. By mixing the two colors of inker you can achieve the perfect warm mustard yellow.


Step 5

Finish off your card by using the left-over watercolor ink to splat drops of color onto your card. Add a stamped sentiment using VersaFine Clair Nocturne and a stamped shark image. Add pearls and diamanté.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Joy Clair Stamps
  • Memory Box – Loopy Rings metal die
  • Die-cut machine
  • Anna Griffin – Texture Paste
  • Pearls
  • Diamanté

See How To Make 3D Flowers For A Scrapbook Layout

by Elina Stromberg

See How To Make 3d Flowers For A Scrapbook Layout

Lots and lots of flowers make a girly scrapbook layout bloom! There are many ready-made flower embellishments in the market, but I prefer making the embellishments myself. That way I can easily make sure that the flowers have just the right shape, size, and color to match my project. In addition to punched and die-cut flowers, I like to use my flower stamps to embellish my card creations and scrapbook pages. Coloring and fuzzy-cutting flowers are pure crafting mindfulness!

Stamped flowers don’t have to be dull flat decorations. Once the flowers are cut out, I press them gently on the palm of my hand. This lifts up the petals, and when glued on is applied only to the center of the flower the finished look is lovely dimensional.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 2 hours

Directions


Step 1

Stamp flowers and leaves on heavy white cardstock. When coloring with alcohol markers, use (black) Memento ink for stamping. When coloring with watercolors or watercolor pencils, use (black) VersaFine Clair or VersaFine ink.


Step 2

Color the flowers and leaves with alcohol markers, watercolors or color pencils. Use both lighter and darker tones of the colors of your choice. Add white highlights with a white pastel pen/charcoal pencil. Cut out.


Step 3

Trim two strips of patterned/colored papers, either horizontal or slightly slanted. Place a narrow strip on top of the page and a bit wider strip on the bottom. Adhere with double-sided tape and secure by sewing a wide zig zag over the edge. Using small pieces of tape fasten off the ends of the sewing yarn on the back of the page.


Step 4

Stencil light pink patterns on the background paper. Dab the ink through the stencil with a sponge dauber. 


Step 5

Stamp hints of texture on the stenciled pattern: Keep the stamp in your hand and bend it when inking and stamping. This way you can create small partial stamped patterns on the paper; you don’t want the stamped pattern to stand out too much!


Step 6

Stamp small embellishments on white or light patterned paper using the same VersaFine Clair color as was used on decorating the background. Cut out.


Step 7

Layer photo on pieces of patterned papers. Decorate photo with stamped and fuzzy cut images.


Step 8

Use a long ruler to align the title text letters. Grid lines of the craft mat will help in aligning. Plan the sticker placement carefully, as you will not be able to reposition them; they stick firmly on the photo! Press flowers on the palm of your hand to gently bend the petals. Glue on the page building clusters of flowers. Fold the leaves in half, put a drop of glue on the back and tuck under the flowers. Add small stamped and fuzzy-cut embellishments around the flowers.


Step 9

Write journaling on the page with a white gel pen.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Patterned paper in size 12” x 12” for layout background (Studio Calico May ’13)
  • Strips of solid color and patterned paper
  • Pieces of patterned papers to mat the photo
  • Stencil – 13 Arts ‘Stained Glass’
  • Stamps – Honey Bee: ‘Spring Blossom,’ Wycinanka: ‘Lorem ipsum,’ Carabelle Studio: ‘Mini Textures’
  • Letter stickers: American Crafts
  • White gel pen
  • Sewing machine
  • White sewing yarn
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors

Learn How to Make a Birthday Card with Ink Blending

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn How to Make a Birthday Card with Ink Blending Fireworks Ink Sprays in Blue and Pink

Fireworks! Is there a better product to use during the month of July? These shimmery craft ink sprays are gorgeous, full of pigment, shine and sparkle and make some gorgeous backgrounds that require little to no effort! If you’re looking for a sparkly and quick background that makes a big impact on your projects, this is the technique for you!

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Waffle Flower – Celebrate Die
  • Kat Scrappiness – Happy New Year Die
  • Foam Tape