Colorful Peonies Created with Ink and Stencils Birthday Card

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By Neva Cole 

See how to use a variety of inks to create a stunning card using layering stencils and Fireworks! as an embellishment.  Layering stamps have been around for a few years, but recently a few companies have come out with layering stencils that match stamp sets.  It takes a bit more time, but the results are phenomenal and I find that the placement is just a tiny bit easier.  For a finishing touch, The Essential Glue Pad produces the look of foil without the need for heated plates or a laminating machine, a win in my book! 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp Pink Fresh Painted Peony Mix in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  I placed the stamp at a 45 degree angle on my stamp platform, as the stamped image is longer than most platforms.  This technique creates enough images for at least three cards!

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Step 2:

Most Peonies are white or light pink.  I choose Memento Angel Pink and used a heavy hand with the ink dauber to ink the first stencil.  Using an ink dauber allows for a bit of shading in the process as well.  Each stencil has registration marks to allow precise placement.  

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Step 3:

The next stencil in the series colors the complementary flowers in the design.  Memento Dandelion Yellow is inked with an ink dauber, again with a heavy hand.  

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Step 4:

The next layer creates the leafy background.  It is inked with Memento New Sprout.  

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Step 5:

To shade in the fourth layer of color I used VersaColor Orchid.  As you can see the images are coming together.

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Step 6:

Each successive layer adds more dimension, so pretty!  Memento Rose Bud is added in this layer.

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Step 7:

Small pieces of removable tape are placed on the flowers that I preferred to accent with something other than the Memento Cottage Ivy used on the leaves.

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Step 8

To finish the flowers, Memento Sweet Plum was inked through the previously covered sections of the stencil.

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Step 9

Die cut with the matching die.  All nine pieces cut at the same time!

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Trim a section of white linen textured cardstock to 4” x 5.25”.  Shake each Fireworks! and Shimmer spray until the fine shimmer particles are dispersed in the bottle.  Remove sprayer nozzle and tap gently to add color sprays around the white cardstock.  This method produces larger droplets that are not as closely placed together as compared to using the direct spray technique.  

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Step 11

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock with The Essential Glue Pad and gently place Metallic Flakes over the glue.  Use a brush to remove larger pieces of Metallic Flakes and return to the jar.  A paper towel will clean up the rest of the image.  Trim to desired shape, in this case a fishtail banner.  

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Step 12

Trim black cardstock to 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”.  Adhere layers together on a A-2 size card base with Tear It! tape.  The flower bouquet is adhere with dimensional foam adhesive. 

 

Art Supplies

 Imagine

• Delicate Golden Glitz

• Iridescent Embossing Powder

• Memento–Angel Pink, Dandelion, New Sprout, Rose Bud, Cottage Ivy 

• VersaColor:  Orchid 

• Fireworks!–Rose Bud, New Sprout

• Sheer Shimmer Spray Gold

• Tear It! Tape 

• Sponge Daubers 

Other

• Pink Fresh–Painted Peony Mix Stamp, Stencil Set, Die

• Black and white cardstock

• Stamp Platform

• Heat Embossing Gun 

• Paper Studio Fish Tail punch

• Painter’s tape

• Prima Art Ingredients Metallic Flakes Vintage

• Small paint brush

• Dimensional Foam Adhesive

• The Essential Glue Pad

How to Make a Happy Easter Card

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Howdy friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn with a fun Easter card made using a wood blog stamp and some peg stamps from Stamps by Judith. Also used a grass/cloud stencil and had a whole lot of fun. The sentiment stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Add On Collection.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne

• Tear It! Tape 

• On Point Glue

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Angel Pink Memento Marker

• Cottage Ivy Memento Marker

• Bamboo Leaves Memento Marker

• Lulu Lavender Memento Marker

• New Sprout Memento Marker

• Tangelo Memento Marker

• Lady Bug Memento Marker

• Wild Dandelion Memento Marker

• Desert Sand Memento Marker

• Summer Sky Dew Drop

• Bamboo Leaves Dew Drop

• Cottage Ivy Dew Drop 

 

Other Products Used:

Stamps by Judith and Lawn Fawn Happy Add On

 

Pastel Easter Card Made Easy with Kaleidacolor

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By Neva Cole 

See how to use the Kaleidacolor ink pad to create a pastel Easter Card with subtle style that can be completed in a short amount of time.  Layering with contrasting cardstock and texture added with embossing folders gives this card great dimension.

Skill:  Beginner

Time:  30 Minutes.

Directions:

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Step 1

Trim white cardstock to 8.5″ x 5.5″ to make card base.  Fold in half and use a rubber brayer to ink the front of the card with Kaleidacolor in Baby Powder.  Move the brayer to fully cover the card and re-ink brayer as needed to create a well inked surface.  Pay attention to direction of ink pad and brayer to avoid mixing the ink colors beyond the ombre look.

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Step 2

Trace the outside of a cross die on craft cardstock to create a matching layering piece.  Fussy cut the layer three time or use a electronic die cut machine to cut three layers.  Glue the layers together with OnPoint Glue.  Using a wet glue allows a little time to wiggle the layers into perfect position.

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Step 3

Place die on white cardstock and die cut and pressure emboss with rubber mat.  Use a make-up sponge rolled to pick up ink in the same ombre of the Kaleidacolor ink pad and ink through the die onto the raised embossed areas.  Die cut two more layers and glue the colored die cut to the top of the first two white layers.

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Step 4

Ink the raised portion of the embossing folder with Kaleidacolor Baby Powder in the same color direction as the card base.  Pressure emboss a 3.75″ x 5″ section of white cardstock.  The ink will transfer to the indentations of the design.

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Step 5

Trim a section of Kraft cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″.  Layer the assembled parts of the card without adhering them together to determine the placement of the sentiment.  I choose the appropriate size circle die to die cut the corner of the pressure embossed white cardstock.

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Step 6

Using the next size smaller circle die and pressure embossed white cardstock to determine placement of the smaller circle die on the Kraft cardstock and die cut.

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Step 7

Determine placement of sentiment and remove the layers.

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Step 8

Stamp the sentiment in Delicata Sapphire Blue.

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Step 9

Adhere the layers of the card together.  The Kraft cardstock layer is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.  All the other layers used Tear It! Tape for best adhesion.

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Brayer
  • Spellbinders Crosses Two, Standard Circles Large and Small
  • Darice Crosses Embossing Folder
  • Scan n Cut
  • Taylored Expressions Inside Scoop Easter Blessings
  • Dimensional Foam Adhesive
  • Make-up sponge

Triple-Step Stamped Card Made Simple with Memento Ink

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By Neva Cole 

See how to use the Memento ink line to created a cohesive matching layered card in just a few steps.  The beauty of this particular method is you may make a number of cards depending on your needs in more than one color scheme as shown in the bonus step.  Finishing touches use irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, VersaMark Clear ink, and Embossing Powder.

Skill:  Beginner

Time:  30 Minutes plus drying time.

Directions:

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Step 1

Trim white cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″, this will allow a quicker placement in step 2 on the stamp platform.  Center Image “A” from the Concord & 9th Triple-Step Floral Frame Stamp on the white cardstock and then adhere to the stamp platform.  Ink Image “A” with Memento Bamboo Leaves.  Double or triple stamp the image to create even darker images.  (If doing multiple cards, continue stamping Image “A” until you have your desired quantity.)

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Step 2

Place Image “B” from the Concord & 9th Triple-Step Floral Frame Stamp on the white cardstock so the small tulip shaped flowers line up with the stems.  Look directly down through the stamp to judge the placement of the stamp.  In this version Memento Cantaloupe is stamped first.  Turn the image 180 degrees and double check image placement, then stamp in Memento Tangelo.  (If doing multiple cards, continue stamping Image “B” until you have your desired quantity.)

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Step 3

The stamp set has two stamps that will add the center of the roses and an additional layer to the small tulip shaped flowers.  Use the same method as Step 2 for placement.  If the center of the rose is slightly off, stamp again until the white area is inked.

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Step 4–Bonus

Shown are the additional card fronts stamped during my session of triple-stamping.  Once the layering stamps were in place I like to make multiple stampings for future use.

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Step 5

Stamp “So Kind of You” in Memento Tangelo using a stamp platform.  Stamp over the image with VersaMark Clear ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Use an ink blusher with a light hand to color around the image, the embossed sentiment will resist the ink.  This sentiment has a matching die to allow you to die cut before adhering to your card front.

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Step 6

Trim white cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″ and fold in half to create an A2 card base.  Ink the edges using an ink dauber with Memento Cantaloupe.  The card front die also creates a very narrow border, this one is inked with Memento Dandelion using an ink dauber.

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Step 7

Place the card front face down and align the Dandelion border to the card front.  Carefully place Tear It! tape around all four edges of the card front.  Take time to “catch” the border without having the Tear It! tape show on the front.

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Step 8

Adhere card front to card base and add the die cut sentiment with dimensional foam adhesive.

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Step 9

Learn from my mistake!  Add the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Dandelion AFTER the card is assembled to the center of the flowers besides the roses.  The irRESISTible Pico Embellisher will retain the rounded shape after drying.  When I die cut the card front after adding the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher the dots were flattened.  However it was an easy rescue as another layer of the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher added the rounded dimension back to the flower centers!

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Concord & 9th Triple-Step Floral Frame stamp and die
  • White cardstock
  • Dimensional foam adhesive
  • Stamp platform

Create A Quick Set of Ink Blended Note Cards with Embossing Powders

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here with another quick project for you. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for quick card ideas to save me some time and in today’s video, I have a simple card that is easy to replicate and all you need is some inks (VersaFine Clair in this case) some Mboss embossing powders a background stamp and some word dies. I made 6 cards in about an hour and what I love about them is that they can be used for anyone or any occasion. I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 25 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

VersaFine Clair

Glamorous 

Monarch

Verdant 

Green Oasis 

Twilight 

Morning Mist 

Charming Pink 

Purple Delight 

Fantasia 

Warm Breeze 

Paradise 

Blue Bell

Cheerful 

Summertime 

VersaMark Dazzle Frost 

VersaMark Ink Pad 

Mboss Embossing Powder – White 

Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold 

Point On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

 
Other Supplies Used:

Concord & 9th Barnwood Background Stamp

Spellbinders Simply Perfect Mix & Match Sentiments

Fabriano Artistico Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

Classic Crest Epic Black 130lb Card Stock

Accent Opaque 110 lb Card Stock

Misti Stamping Tool

Kaolin Clay Powder Tool

 

Make a “Sending My Love” Card for your Valentine

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hey there friends, LeeAnn here with a fun project that the idea will work any time of year, but this one especially is for Valentine’s Day. I did direct ink to paper, and blending Rose Bud, Love Letter and Angel Pink Memento Dye Ink in dew drop form.

I then ran the panel through my Big Shot with a die that embossed stitching into the background and made the perfect a2 cut around the panel. I then did direct to paper with VersaMark which I the poured Gold Mboss and then took my heat tool to melt it. After using my Big Shot to cut out the sentiment with the embossed panel and 3 layers of white, I cut the shadow layer out of vellum.

Then I used On Point Glue to adhere the layers together, and attached to the card panel, I used Tear It Tape to attach the panel with my card base. I followed that up with a few drops of On Point Glue to adhere some flat backed Gold Pearls to my panel and spritzed it with Sparkle Simmer Spray. With that this 20 minute video was complete (actually 6 video’s spliced together) I sped it up and cut the messy parts and you now have more time to enjoy the rest of your day. Thank you for watching, and I would love to see what you make that perhaps this project inspired you with.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Memento Love Letter 

• Memento Angel Pink

• Memento Rose Bud 

• VersaMark Watermark Ink

• Mboss Gold 

• On Point Glue 

• Tear It! Tape 

• Sheer Shimmer Sparkle 

• Craft Mat 

• Miscellaneous  Stamp Cleaner  

Other Products:

• Kat Scrappiness Sending My Love Die with Shadow

• Kat Scrappiness Stitched Hearts Coverplate Die