Color Wheel 101

by Dina Kowal

Learn to use a color wheel for eye-catching combinations. Each color harmony has a corresponding pdf download showing all possible combinations on the wheel. There are also keywords that you can use to group each color harmony in the gallery.

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Stamped Brayer Blending

by Sandi MacIver

Brayer inks onto a solid background stamp.

Supplies

  • Solid (or mainly solid) background stamp (Simon Says Stamp Slimline Scene Builder Christmas used here)
  • Inks (Gina K. Designs dye inks used here)
  • Stamping platform (MISTI used here)
  • Brayer (Tim Holtz SMALL Distress Brayer used here)
  • Cardstock (Hammermill 100# white cover used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Versamark ink, WOW Sugared Almond, Oceanic and Montserrat embossing powders, anti-static pouch, heat tool, die cutting machine, Simon Says Stamp Slimline Marquee dies, tape runner, foam tape, trimmer)

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Floating Strips

by Melissa Stout

Use acetate to float strips of cardstock over your card front.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Window Sheets or acetate
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue used here)
  • Foam adhesive strips or Dimensionals
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (die cut from Stampin’ Up! Iconic Dies, greeting from Peekaboo Farm stamp set, embellished with 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems)

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Corner Flip Card

by Robyn Rasset

Create a greeting card with a corner feature.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Garden Green cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (SU products used here: Natural Textures and Prince & Princess stamp sets; Garden Green, Soft Sea Foam, Memento Tuxedo Black, and VersaMark inks; Old Olive and Just Jade Stampin' Blend markers, Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper, Basic White and Evening Evergreen cardstock; Scalloped Contour Dies, Tear and Tape, Tape Runner, Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Marker, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Die Cutting Machine, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Bone Folder, Metallic Pearls)

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Contact Paper Transfer

by Dina Kowal

Transfer a printed image onto clear contact paper for a window card.

Supplies

  • Clear contact paper , label sheet or packing tape
  • Laser-printed image or magazine page
  • Bone folder or old credit card for burnishing
  • Warm water
  • Paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Neenah Classic Crest 110# cover stock, square die from Spellbinders, washi tape, die cutting machine), double sided tape, Scor-Buddy)

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Layered Tag Card

by Ardyth Percy-Robb

Learn to vary the length of die cuts for a layered card design, great for any occasion.

Supplies

  • Tag or long rectangle die (Crafty Meraki Congrats Slimline Tag used here)
  • Cardstock (Neenah 80 lb. Classic Crest used here, with green and coral cardstock)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Binder ring (or something to attach the layers)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Crafty Meraki Hello, Love and Elegance stamp sets, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Gina K Obsidian ink, Catherine Pooler Party Dress ink, Copic markers, Mini MISTI, Glue dots, Adhesive sheets, Lawn Fawn holographic cardstock)

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Mica Powder Techniques

by Shannon Smith

Explore different uses for mica powder in card design.

Supplies

  • Glossy white cardstock or photo paper
  • Glaze or paste (Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops used here)
  • Spatula or scraping tool (Thermoweb/Deco-Foil Stencil Pal used here)
  • Mica powders (Arteza Flamingo Pink and Rose Pink powders used here)
  • Stencil (Pink & Main Deco Stencil used here)
  • Stencil spray adhesive (Pixie Spray used here)
  • Large brush (Royal &Langnickel-LG. Menta used here)
  • Shadow brush (cheap dollar store eyeshadow brush used here)
  • Embossing powder tray (FSJ brand used here)
  • Small spray bottle of water
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: cardstock for base and layering, Pink & Main Fantastic Florals stamp set, Distress Oxide Ink - Hickory Smoke, Simon Hurley Minty Fresh ink, Versamark ink, tracing paper, silver embellishments (Pink & Main), ribbon, MISTI)

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3D Envelope Card

by Helen Gullett

Make an envelope-shaped card using the punch board - it's a fun themed greeting card as well as a cute decor item!

Supplies

  • Envelope punch board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Permanent adhesive runner (or double-sided tape, or adhesive glue)
  • 3D foam tape
  • Tissue paper
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Flowers or other embellishments (stamped, die cut, or printed and fussy cut - Magnolia Branch Mega Digital Stamp Set and You Go Girl Mega Digital Stamp set from Graciellie Designs used here)

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Vertical Trifold Window Card

by Wendy Lee

Create a fun fold card with a cut out window.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 4 1/4” x 11” & 4” x 10 1/2” (Stampin’ Up!® Thick Basic White and Magenta Madness cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Die-cut machine
  • Bone folder
  • Dies (SU Artistic Dies used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Artistically Inked Stamp Set, Create With Friends Stamp Set, Thick Basic White, Basic White, and Magenta Madness cardstocks, Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series paper, Gold Foil, Magenta Madness Ink, Elegant Gems, Take Your Pick, Tailored Made Tags Dies, Stampin’ Seal, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Sponge, Silicone Craft Sheet)

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Pocket Front Card

by Dina Kowal

Fold up the corners of your card front to create a pocket.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Scissors or trimmer
  • Washi tape
  • Patterned paper
  • Acetate strips (optional)
  • Adhesive (Bearly Art Glue and Loctite Super Glue Gel used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession dies (DIE1055-Y Sitting Gnome, DIE038-J Grass, DIE1049-X Flowers and Leaves, DIE1058-ZZ Stitched Tag #5, DIE135-F Heart Set), B12339 Little Things)

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Zippered Paper Pouch

by Betty Traciak

Cover paper with vinyl and create a handy pouch.

Supplies

  • Lightweight scrapbook paper
  • Clear iron-on vinyl (Pellon 100R or 102RM)
  • Polyester zipper
  • Painters tape
  • Scissors
  • Clips (small Wonder Clips by Clover)
  • Supplies for decorating
  • Paper trimmer
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
  • Sewing machine with zipper foot

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Tower Fold

by Mary Deatherage

Try this dramatic card design with stacked side folds.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Pale Papaya, Misty Moonlight, Basic White used here)
  • Patterned paper (SU Hand-Penned DSP used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Score tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (Liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU! products used here: Stampin’ Blends in Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya and Daffodil Delight;Tuxedo Black Memento Ink; Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent Ink, Genial Gems, Hand-Penned Bundle)

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Hidden Coloring

by Lydia Fiedler

Create the look of smooth pencil blending without all the work.

Supplies

  • Duralar .005 Matte Film
  • Polychromos Pencils or similar
  • Floral image with large spaces for coloring (Gina K. Delightful Blooms used here)
  • Ink that is suitable for non-porous surfaces (Altenew Mixed Media Ink and Stazon used here)

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Faux Tile Backsplash

by Shel Anderson

Weave a paper background that looks like tile.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesives (Tombow and Sticky Strip used here)
  • Silicone mat
  • Versamark ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin’ Up!® products used here: Layering Circles Dies, black, blue, and white cardstock to cut circles, Sailing Home stamp set, Memento black ink, Stampin’ Blends markers, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

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Gel Plate Stamping

by Jess Francisco

Use a mini gel plate and ink sprays for monoprinting. Tutorial courtesy of our friends at Ranger Ink!

Supplies

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Bunny Carton

by Twila Davis

Make a bunny-shaped carton for sweet treats.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (8" x 10 1/2" base, Stampin' Up!® Whisper White used here), scrap of black (1 1/4" x 5", SU Basic Black used here) and scrap of pink (SU Petal Pink used here)
  • Paper Trimmer with scoring blade
  • Punches or dies - 3/8" circle, 1" circle, small heart, oval, 3/4" circle (optional)
  • Pink ink (SU Petal Pink used here)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Crop-a-dile
  • Adhesives (Dimensionals and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Chalk Marker, Sponge Dauber, Wide Ribbon, Easter Grass & Candy)

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Misted Watercolor

by Dina Kowal

Use a water mister with watercolors for an atmospheric effect.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio 140# hot press paper used here)
  • Outline stamp (Impression Obsession L20926 Evening Primrose used here)
  • Waterproof ink (Versafine Clair Nocturne used here)
  • Water mister
  • Watercolor medium (QoR tube watercolors used here)
  • Watercolor brushes (#6 and #12 round used here, Da Vinci Nova brand)
  • White acrylic paint (Apple Barrel brand used here)
  • Small ball stylus
  • Colored pencil (Caran d’Ache Pablo Bistre pencil used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (MISTI stamp positioner, Spellbinders white card base, Fabriano Black Black cardstock scrap, Impression Obsession C13977 One Moment, Versafine ink, Stampendous detail white embossing powder)

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Faux Book Stack

by Gloria Plunkett

Recreate this trendy decor item without using books!

Supplies

  • Mini wood crate (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Cardstock
  • Inks for distressing cardstock edges
  • Sponge
  • Adhesive
  • Letters (stickers, stamps, vinyl, die cuts)
  • Decorations (ribbon and trim , silk flowers, etc.)

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Gel Printing Shrink Plastic

by Dina Kowal

Use a gel press to decorate shrink plastic for jewelry charms.

Supplies

  • Shrink plastic with a rough side (Chunky Stamps brand used here)
  • Gel plate
  • Acrylic craft paints (various brands used here)
  • Brayer
  • Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs 017159 Rose Cluster used here)
  • Items for adding texture (Sunny Side Up Bakery Damask impression mat used here, other ideas mentioned below)
  • Dies (abstract circles from Spellbinders Feb. 2020 Large Die of the Month club kit used here)
  • 1/4” round hole punch
  • Heat set ink and brush or sponge (Versafine ink used here)
  • Oven
  • Acrylic block (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: 4mm and 6mm antique copper jump rings, various beads and spacers, earring hooks, 2” copper eye pin, jewelry pliers and wire cutters)

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Embossed Vellum

by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Vellum is such a wonderful surface and you can do so many techniques with it. The translucent surface lets you see what is underneath, which makes it easy to get a layered look. Here we are going to do both heat and dry embossing on vellum, as well as coloring with colored pencils.

Supplies

  • Background stamp (Simon Says Stamp Circle Pattern Background used here)
  • Embossing ink (Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink used here)
  • Embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp White Detail Powder used here)
  • Vellum
  • Colored pencils (Faber-Castell Polychromos used here)
  • Large ball stylus tool (Sizzix Paper Sculpting Tool Kit used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Foam mat
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (used here: Ranger Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio and Pine Needles Distress Inks, Ranger blending tools, Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Aqua, Peacock Teal and White cardstock, Ranger Distress Heavystock Cardstock, Old book paper, Simon Says Stamp You Matter and Leafy Branch dies, Tim Holtz idea-ology Halloween Trimmings, Die cutting machine, Ranger craft sheet, lace trim)

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Kissing Joseph’s Coat

by France Martin

Enjoy this mashup of two classic stamping techniques.

Supplies

  • Stamps (solid image(s) and smaller texture image, Stampin’Up!® Art Gallery and Very Versailles stamp sets used here)
  • Inks for a sponged background (SU Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo used here)
  • Embossing ink (VersaMark ink used here)
  • Black or other dark dye ink (Memento Black Ink used here)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Heat tool
  • Stamping sponge
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Basic White, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, and Basic Black Cardstock, adhesive)

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Watercolor Bleed Technique

by Beth Rush

Learn a watercolor technique for spreading and mixing colors from one image to another.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fluid 100 140 lb Cold Press used here)
  • Water-based ink or watercolor medium (Stampin’ Up!® Magenta Madness and Gorgeous Grape ink used here)
  • Paintbrush and water (SU Aqua Painter used here)
  • Pencil or watercolor pencil (SU watercolor pencil in Flirty Flamingo used here)
  • Die cut shapes to trace (SU Be Mine Stitched dies used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Magenta Madness and Basic Black Cardstock, Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper, Magenta Madness Ribbon, Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set)

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Pop-Up Flip Card

by Kim Peck

This front focal element flips inside when the card is opened.

Supplies

  • Stamps (image approximately 2" x 2", Snailed It Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!® used here)
  • Inks (SU Real Red ink pad used here)
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool (SU Simply Scored Tool used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Die for center of card (SU Stitched Shapes Circle Die used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Strong adhesive (SU Stampin’ Seal+ and Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Snail Mail DSP with Snail Dies, Resin Hearts, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Label me Lovely Punch)

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Faded Water Stenciling

by Dina Kowal

Create a double fade with ink, water and stencils.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio 140# Hot Press paper used here)
  • Washi tape
  • Water-reactive ink in 2 colors (Distress Oxide inks used here)
  • Blending tools (Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes used here)
  • Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs 020227 Houndstooth used here)
  • Water mister
  • Paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Tonic cardstock, York's Little Art Studio - Little Ladies Mail Art wood mounted stamp, Impression Obsession B13615 A Little Something cling stamp, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, QoR Watercolors, Sakura glaze pen)

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Embossed Marble Background

by Shannon Smith

Use embossing powder and spray adhesive for a multicolored background.

Supplies

  • Heavyweight cardstock (Brutus Monroe Not Your Mama’s cardstock 130lb. used here)
  • Adhesive spray (Pixie Spray from Thermoweb used here)
  • Embossing powders (Brutus Monroe Gilded Sparkle, Sterling and Mic Drop embossing powders used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Box or tub to spray in
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (used here: Brutus Monroe Raven cardstock, Elegant Essentials Gilded cardstock, Brutus Monroe Christopher’s Sentiments die set, FSJ Fashion Gold and Fashion Silver Embellishments)

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Vertical Easel Card

by Wendy Lee

This card displays with a stand-out focal panel.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (Stampin’ Up!® Sahara Sand cardstock used here)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Bone Folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Sahara Sand, Thick Basic White & Basic White cardstock, Love You Always Specialty Designer Series paper, Blushing Bride ink, Terracotta Tile ink, Basic Gary Ink, Clear Wink Of Stella, Die-cutting Machine, Stitched Nested Labels dies, 1-1/2” Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips)

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Kaleidoscope Squares

by Dina Kowal

Stamp multiple die cuts and rotate them for a cool card focus.

Supplies

  • Square die (2" Spellbinders square die used here)
  • Cardstock
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Stamp (Impression Obsession L13617 Cosmo Corner used here)
  • Ink (Versafine Clair used here)
  • Compatible coloring medium (Copic markers and Pablo colored pencils used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Sticky note
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: A Colorful Life Designs Delicate Flowers stencil)

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Side Fold Card

by Mary Deatherage

Enjoy this A2 layout with a built-in square panel.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® cardstocks used here)
  • Patterned paper for layering (SU Plaid Tidings DSP used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Punch for notches (SU Classic Label Punch used here)
  • Cord or trim
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Gold Hoop Embellishment, Linen Thread, scissors)

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Inktense Pencil Basics

by Dina Kowal

Learn how to use these unique, inky pencils from Derwent.

Supplies

  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Compatible ink (Versafine Clair used here)
  • Paper towel
  • Stamped image (Stamps Happen 60042 Blubird used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (cardstock, Posca white acrylic pen, sentiment stamp (Strawberry Jude Stamps), copper thread, foam tape)

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Watercolor Powder Resist

by Sandi MacIver

Use watercolor powders to make an embossed image pop.

Supplies

  • Bold stamp image (Colorado Craft Company Wishes Snowflake used here)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Embossing ink (VersaMark used here)
  • White or clear embossing powder
  • Stamping platform (MISTI used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Painter's tape
  • Hard board
  • Watercolor powders (water-activated dye powders - many brands will work. Nuvo Shimmer Powders used here)
  • Mister bottle
  • Paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Neenah Solar White 110# cover stock, paper trimmer, anti-static pouch, Waffle Flower Water Media Mat, paintbrush, sequins and embellishments, adhesive)

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Mini Bendi Card

by Gloria Plunkett

Create a single panel card with 2 pop-out features.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Real Red and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Trimmer
  • Accent papers (SU Playful Pets Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Embellishments (Pets Dies and Playful Pets Trinkets used here)
  • Adhesives (Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Pampered Pets stamp set, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, scissors)

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Multi Shaker Card

Make shaker elements in small die cut areas.

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Nugget Snowmen

by Lydia Fiedler

Create cute little chocolate snowmen.

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Supplies

  • Child sized knit gloves
  • Chocolate nuggets (Hershey's Nuggets used here)
  • White labels (1x2 5/8" labels used here)
  • Snowman face stamp or markers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pom pom - optional

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Leaf Prints With a Gel Plate

by Lydia Fiedler

Preserve nature's beauty with beautiful leaf monoprints.

Supplies

  • Gel monoprinting plate (Gel Press used here)
  • Acrylic paint (Golden Open used here)
  • Soft rubber brayer (Speedball brayer used here)
  • Leaves (Ivy and pecan leaves used here)

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Triple Fold Card

by Mary Bush

Create a multi-panel card with a decorative band.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (two coordinating colors, Stampin' Up!® Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand used here)
  • Assorted patterned papers (SU Classic Christmas 6”x6” Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Die cuts and/or punches that layer (SU Tasteful Labels and Pine Woods Dies used here)
  • Die-cutting machine if needed
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring board (SU Simply Scored used here)
  • Adhesives
  • Other supplies as neededto complete the card (SU supplies used here: linen thread, bone folder, Curvy Christmas stamp set, Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, and Sahara Sand inks)

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Die Cut Relief

by Dina Kowal

In art, 'relief' is used to describe raised sculpture elements on a flat base. Use die cuts to create this effect in a mixed media scene.

Supplies

  • Dies (Spellbinders Truckin' Through the Seasons die set and Three's a Crowd Contour Steel Rule Die used here)
  • Heavy or textured paper (Fabriano Studio 140# Cold Press watercolor paper used here)
  • Embossing folder or stencil (A Colorful Life Designs Falling Snow stencil used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Decoupage medium (Liquitex Matte Gel used here)
  • Gesso (optional)
  • Craft paints, including white (various brands used here)
  • Flat paint brush
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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4-in-1 Collage Background

by Kelly Rose

Save time by turning a full sheet collage into four card backgrounds.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White used here)
  • Stamps – focal and accent designs (SU Poinsettia Petals and Very Versailles stamps sets used here)
  • Inks (SU Balmy Blue, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Sahara Sand used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Poinsettia dies, cardstock for embellishments and layering, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Scalloped Lace Trim)

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Gingerbread Garland

by Lori Craig

Use our template and supplies you already own for a sweet Gingerbread Garland.

Supplies

  • Kraft cardstock
  • White pigment ink - (Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube used here)
  • White ink pens (Graph'It Shake White Marker used here)
  • Assorted small stamps - optional
  • Journaling templates - optional
  • Popsicle stick - optional
  • Scissors
  • Red twine
  • Mini clothes pins

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Duo Texture Stenciling

by Sandi MacIver

Use a stencil to embellish inside and outside a stamped image.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Stamp (Picket Fence Studios Swallowtail Beauty used here)
  • Stencil (Picket Fence Studios Fancy Flourishes used here)
  • Inks (VersaMark (for embossing) and Gina K Wild Dandelion, Tangerine Twist and Cherry Red used here)
  • Stamping Platform (optional)
  • Heat tool
  • Black embossing powder
  • Dimensional medium (Picket Fence Studio Paper Glaze – Snowdrop White used here)
  • Pointed tip palette knife
  • Painter’s tape
  • Post it Note Tape
  • Blending brushes
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Adhesive, hard board, paper trimmer, paper towel, anti-static pouch)

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Pastel Metal Effects

by Kyra Sanders

Use PanPastels for a textured metallic finish.

Supplies

  • Black cardstock cut to 5.5 x 4.25 inches
  • Detailed embossing folder (Stampin’ Up!® 3D Dynamic Hexagons used here)
  • Watermark or embossing ink pad (Versamark used here)
  • PanPastel Metallic Set (colors used here: bronze, copper, silver, pewter, rich gold, light gold)
  • Blending tool (recommended: Sofft Sponges or Ranger Ink Blending Tool and foam)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Swinging Tent Card

by Kim Peck

Create a standing tent card with a swinging mechanism.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Stampin' Up!® Whale Done Stamp Set used here)
  • Cardstock (SU Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Shimmer White cardstocks used here)
  • Acetate strip – 0.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Coloring medium (SU Stampin’ Write Markers used here)
  • Ink (SU Pacific Point, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, and Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Punch or scissors for swinging image (SU Whale Punch used here)
  • Die for card opening (SU Layering Oval Dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Mini brad
  • 1/8" hole punch
  • Adhesives
  • Trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Pool Party Ribbon, Layering Circle Dies, Stampin’ Spritzer, Old World Paper 3-D Embossing Folder, Acrylic Block E)

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Glaze Pen Resist

by Dina Kowal

Use the waterproof property of Sakura's Glaze Pen for resist techniques.

Supplies

  • Ink (Impression Obsession hybrid ink used here – use a hybrid or whatever ink is compatible with your coloring medium)
  • Sakura Clear Glaze Gel Pen (also sold as Sakura AquaLip Gel Pen)
  • Detailed stamp (Whimsy Stamps Beach Serenity cling stamp used here)
  • Wet coloring medium (Copic and Karin Markers and QoR watercolors used here)
  • Watercolor paper (140# Fabriano Studio Hot Press paper used here)
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Colorless blender (if using alcohol markers)
  • Paper towel or baby wipe (for water-based mediums)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Whimsy Stamps Handstitched Rectangles die (retired), Bunny Balloons clear set (sentiment), Ella & Viv by Reminisce Spice Market Scrapbook Collection Kit

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Stitched Die String Art

by France Martin

Use die cuts for some geometric stitchery.

Supplies

  • Stitched or pierced die ( Stampin’ Up!® Stitched Stars used here)
  • Cardstock (SU Very Vanilla and Blackberry Bliss used here)
  • Metallic thread
  • Fine gauge needle
  • Die cut machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Peaceful Nativity Stamp Set,Tear and Tape or other adhesive of your choice)

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Stray Embossing Powder

by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Embrace stray and random embossing powder placement as a design element. Stray powder can create wonderful texture and also works great to create highlights and as a resist effect.

Supplies

  • Embossing ink (Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink used here)
  • Embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp White Detail Powder; Ranger: Lime Mixed Media Powder, Blueberry Speckle Powder used here)
  • Stencil (Simon Says Stamp Large Dots used here)
  • Paper (Ranger: Watercolor Paper, Distress Tags size #8; Tim Holtz idea-ology Journal Cards used here)
  • Ink-blending tools (Ranger tools used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Non-stick craft sheet (Ranger)
  • Stamps (Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Flowers, You Matter Background used here).
  • Other inks (Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black used for stamping; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks used for watercoloring: Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Ground Espresso, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Twisted Citron)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Sizzix Tim Holtz Crochet Thinlits, Die cutting machine (Big Shot), sequins, twine, lace trim)

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Spanner Panel Card

by Wendy Lee

With some simple cuts, create a fun layered card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” (Stampin’ Up!® Basic Black cardstock used here)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Blackberry Bliss & Whisper White cardstock, Black Glitter Paper, Window Sheet, Magic In This Night Designer Series paper, Blackberry Bliss ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Ornate Frames dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Halloween Magic dies, Metallic Mesh Ribbon, Iridescent Pearls, Stampin’ Seal, Black Dimensional Combo Pack, Multipurpose Liquid Glue)

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Triple Cube Card

by Twila Davis

This fun dimensional cube pop-up folds flat for mailing.

Supplies

  • Cardstock - 2 sheets 8 1/2" x 11" coordinating cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Mint Macaron and Early Espresso used here)
  • Scrap of white cardstock (Whisper White used here)
  • Patterned paper - 2 sheets (SU Ornate Garden Specialty and In-Color Designer Paper used here)
  • Stamps (Happy Birthday stamp from SU Timeless Tulips used here)
  • Ink (SU Early Espresso used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Multipurpose liquid glue

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Brush Stroke Foiling

by Lindsay Adreon

Use a tacky adhesive or medium to add foil to die cuts for a modern look.

Supplies

  • Die cuts (Kat Scrappiness Uppercase Condensed Alphabet Dies and Heffy Doodle Thanks Die used here)
  • The Crafter’s Workshop Hot Foil Gel (for laminator technique) or
  • Adhesive or medium that dries tacky (Tombow Mono Multi Glue used here, The Crafter’s Workshop Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium is another option)
  • Foam Brush or paintbrush
  • Laminator (9" Royal Sovereign Desktop Laminating Machine used here)
  • Toner reactive foil (Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet – Gold and Copper used here) – heat reactive foil will work for the second technique
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Altenew Floral Elements Stamp Set, The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Plaid Fringe, Makeup Brush, Zig Zag Rectangle Dies, Catherine Pooler inks)

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Stencil Embossing

by Dina Kowal

Add texture to a background by running a stencil through your die cutting machine.

Supplies

  • Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs Airy Flowers used here)
  • Die cutting machine (Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System used here)
  • Silicone embossing mat (Sizzix)
  • Cardstock
  • Shims as needed
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (see gallery samples)

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Vinyl for Cardmaking

by Betty Traciak

Explore the benefits of using iron-on vinyl on your paper projects.

Supplies

  • Double-sided scrapbook paper
  • Iron-on vinyl (Pellon 102R-M (Matte) or 100R (Gloss) used here)
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Ironing board or mat
  • Typing paper
  • Paper piercer
  • Needle and heavy thread
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project ((Stampin’ Up!® products used here: Ornate Style stamp set, Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin’ Blends markers: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack)

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Slimline Mini Book

by Ana Reese

Create a mini book in your own style with this popular size.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Neenah 80# & 110# Classic Crest Solar White Cover used here)
  • Designer cardstock (Kraft Resist, Abandoned, Collage Paper Stash by Tim Holtz used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Inks (Nuvo Hybrid Black, Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy & Black Soot used here)
  • Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Heat tool
  • Stamps (Tim Holtz Distress Damask, Craze & Planks, Tiny Text, Curiosities, Haberdashery, Stitches used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: foam squares, Art Glitter Glue)

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Slimline Diagonal Gate Card

by Dina Kowal

Change up a classic gate fold with a diagonal opening.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Hero Art DI565 Cups and Handles Infinity Dies, A Colorful Life Designs Circle Tree and Coffee Beans stencils, Impression Obsession Hybrid inks and C13860 Try Again cling stamp, Copic markers, white gesso, battery eraser, ball stylus)

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Double Panel Gate Card

by Mary Deatherage

Step up a traditional gate fold card with additional front panels.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base and mats (Stampin' Up!® Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade cardstock used here)
  • Patterned paper (SU Flowers for Every Season DSP used here)
  • Score tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (liquid glue and glue dots used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Linen Thread – about 40” for the double loop bow, Scissors, Bumble Bee and Cinnamon Cider ink, Enamel Dots, Massive Thanks and Celebrate Sunflowers stamp sets)

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Faux Heat Embossing

by Lydia Fiedler

A simple way to get the look of heat embossing on your die cuts.

Supplies

  • Dies (Picket Fence Studios Seriously used here)

  • Cardstock

  • Packing Tape (Scotch quiet release tape used here)

  • Die cutting machine (Altenew Blossom Used here)


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Die Cut Card Duo

by Becky Roberts

Use positive and negative die cuts to create a set of matching cards.

Supplies

  • Stamps with coordinating dies (Concord & 9th Big Thanks Stamp Set and Dies used here)
  • Ink (Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark used here)
  • Cardstock (Concord & 9th White, Black, Poppy, Sorbet, Grapefruit, Aqua Sky, Oceanside & Peacock cardstock used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Small and Large Foam Squares, double stick tape used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

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Faux Quilt Candle Card

by Dina Kowal

Make a birthday card inspired by a quilting pattern and technique.

Supplies

  • White cardstock, or other solid color
  • Cardstock scraps, coordinated variety, at least 3” x 5”
  • Yellow cardstock scraps
  • Adhesive label sheets or paper and adhesive for base
  • Ruler and craft knife, paper trimmer
  • Leaf die (Spellbinders Daisy Heads die set used here (discontinued))
  • Liner pen
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Spellbinders products used here: Small Die of the Month Club kit Dec. 2019 - Our Favorite Font Sentiment, Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, gold foil, Gemini Junior and Foilpress, Large Die of the Month Club kit Apr. 19 For You Gift Card Holder, banner die from Glimmer Club Kit Nov. 2019 - Shimmering Merry Christmas Sentiments; foam tape, A Colorful Life Designs Big Rays stencil, blender brush, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Scor-Buddy, ball stylus)

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Side Flap Trifold Card

by Dee Slater

Add an extra flap inside your card for a unique trifold design.

Supplies

  • Trimmer
  • 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up!® products used here: Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape, Very Vanilla and Mossy Meadow cardstock, Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot inks, Stitched Shapes Dies, Seriously the Best stamp set; Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Flourishing Dies, Forever Fern stamp set, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Whisper White, Just Jade and Basic Black cardstock, Stitched Be Mine dies, Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz inks)

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Scrape Painting

by Karen Dunbrook

Scrape acrylic paint in a circle for a unique background.

Supplies

  • Cardstock or watercolour paper (white heavy weight 110lb cardstock used here)
  • Acrylic paint (Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint, Liquitex Acrylic Paint used here)
  • Straight edged scraper (Deco Foil Stencil Pal used here; old gift card or large craft stick can also be used)
  • Paper towels or wipes
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Art Journey "Nature Flowers" rubber stamp set, clear embossing powder, Versafine Clair ink, MISTI)

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Tea Bag Stamping

by Tina Wardell

Upcycle a used tea bag by stamping on the filter paper.

Supplies

  • Used tea bag (hot or cold brew, any brand, dried completely)
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick or tweezers
  • Stamps (Stampin' Up!® Very Versailles stamp set used here)
  • Ink (SU Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso used here)
  • Adhesive (SU Snail and Foam Dimensionals used here - any double-sided tape adhesive can be used)
  • Stamp positioning tool (optional - SU Stamparatus used here)
  • Coloring medium (SU markers used here in Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso; acrylic paints, alcohol markers and watercolors will also work)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Embossing with Detailed Dies

by France Martin

Use the detailed lines of a metal die for embossing instead of cutting.

Supplies

  • Thin metal die (Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Beauty die used here)
  • Cardstock (SU Silver Foil cardstock used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Silicone embossing pad
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Silver Foil Edge Card, black cardstock, Stazon Black and Brown ink, Scalloped Tag Punch, Black Glittered Organdy ribbon, adhesive, Beauty Abounds stamp set)

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Double Stencil Resist

by Dina Kowal

Use embossing ink to create two resist backgrounds with a stencil.

Supplies

  • Cardstock or watercolor paper, 2 card-sized panels (140# Fabriano Studio Hot Press watercolor paper used here)
  • Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs 020156 Glasses used here)
  • Versamark or other embossing/pigment ink
  • Tape
  • Sticky note
  • Die cutting machine
  • Embossing pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Coloring medium and applicator (Distress Oxide inks and Taylored Expression blender brushes used here)
  • Paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Impression Obsession supplies used here: CL1028 Real Adult clear set, DIE481 Large Glasses, DIE967 Stitched Square Frame; copper thread, foam tape)

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Front Flap Card

by Kelly Acheson

Create a panel card with a smaller front flap.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® supplies used here: Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Country Club Designer Series Paper, Basic Black used here)

  • Adhesive (Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (SU supplies used here: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Poppy Parade Ink, Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Clubhouse stamp set, Golf Club Dies, Country Club Designer Series Paper, Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder, Country Club Twine Combo Pack, Paper Trimmer, Snips, Take Your Pick Tool, Piercing Mat, Bone Folder, Die Cutting Machine)

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Faux Diecut Inlay

by Ardyth Percy-Robb

Create an inlaid look with an outline die and a colored panel.

Supplies

  • Outline die with fairly large cut out pieces (PinkFresh Studio Bold Bloom used here)
  • Cardstock for base and die cutting
  • Die cutting machine
  • Rubber mat for embossing
  • Markers or other colouring medium that does not require a lot of pressure (Copic markers used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Versafine Onyx ink, Catherine Pooler Shea Butter and Sauna inks, Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes, Mini MISTI, Adhesive sheets, Essentials by Ellen Tis the Season stamp set)

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Glitter Paper

by Lindsay Adreon

Use a mixed media treatment to create your own glitter paper.

Supplies

  • Glossy gel medium (The Crafter's Workshop Glossy & Matte Gel used here - matte will work, too, but gives different results - see below)
  • Palette knife
  • Glitter (fine glitter works best)
  • Heavy weight cardstock
  • Mixing palette
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Stitching on Patterned Paper

by Betty Traciak

Use a repeating pattern as a guide for hand stitched paper.

Supplies

  • Scrapbook paper with regular geometric design (Stampin' Up!® Neutrals 6x6 Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper piercer and mat
  • Embroidery floss or linen thread
  • Needle (self-threading is helpful if thread has a rough surface
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Optional: piercing grid (if using scrapbook paper without a regular pattern)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Stitched All Around stamp set, Crumb Cake cardstock, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stitched Labels die set, 58" Woven Thread Trim, Nature's Twine)

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Mixative Marbling

by Dina Kowal

Create marbled surfaces using Metallic Mixatives.

Supplies

  • Container
  • Water
  • Ranger Metallic Mixative
  • Heavy cardstock, watercolor paper, photo paper, matboard or any surface that will take a little water
  • Alcohol inks (optional)
  • Palette knife or skewer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (please see gallery entries for specific products)

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Envelope Album

by Helen Gullett

Use everyday envelopes to make a keepsake album.

Supplies

  • Envelopes (5” x 6.5” Paper Studios Kraft Envelopes from Hobby Lobby used here)
  • Permanent adhesive (liquid glue used here)
  • Scrapbook paper (an assortment of 6” x 6” papers used here)
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Bone folder
  • Embellishments

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Carrot Treat Box

by Twila Davis

Fill a carrot-shaped box with sweet Easter treats!

Supplies

  • Orange cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Pumpkin Pie cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • 1 3/4" circle punch or die
  • Ribbon (about 12", SU Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon used here)
  • Liquid glue (Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue used here)
  • Green tissue paper (8" x 17")
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (for optional tag: circle dies, SU Fable Friends stamp set, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, white twine, hole punch)

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Smoosh Resist

by Ana Reese

Combine familiar techniques for a unique background every time.

Supplies

  • Clear embossing powder (Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder used here)
  • Embossing ink (Fun Stampers Journey Clear Pigment used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Watercolor paper
  • Small paint brush
  • Ink blending tool
  • Acetate Sheet
  • Water soluble medium (Aqua Inks by Graphix in Roseda & Petrol used here)
  • Black ink (Nuvo Hybrid Black Shadow used here)
  • Stamps(Stitches by Tim Holtz, Wordfetti Best Day Ever by Scrapbook.com used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: foam squares, Outrageous Pink cardstock and Silk by FSJ, scissors, Perfect Card Adhesive, , Purple tape, Mini Guillotine cutter)

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Adhesive Resist

by Kelly Kronowski

Use matte adhesive for a resist technique. Tutorial courtesy of our friends at Ranger Ink!

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3-in-1 Stencil on Stamp Technique

by Amber Rain Davis

Use a DIY stencil three ways with a solid stamp.

Supplies

  • Vellum
  • Dies (Altenew Layered Stars Die and Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies used here)
  • Cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb used here)
  • Large solid stamp (Concord and 9th Birthday Balloon Stamp Set used here)
  • Embossing ink
  • Stamp positioner or acrylic block (Mini MISTI used here)
  • Dye ink (Altenew Tide Blue & Starlight Crisp Dye Ink used here)
  • Ink applicator (mini sponge dauber used here)
  • Water mister
  • Adhesive (Nuvo Large Glue Pen, iCraft Ultra Bond, and foam squares used here)
  • Die cutting machine (Gemini Jr used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: scissors, eraser, tape, washi tape for masking, Altenew Obsidian Black Pigment Ink)

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Die Cut Corner Basket

by Bożena Bodynek

Use die cuts to build the sides of this decorative basket.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Luxe Gold Cardstock from Heartfelt Creations used here)
  • Large circle die or other large background die (Heartfelt Creations Rounded Eyelet Window Die set used here)
  • Trimmer or die for basket handle (Heartfelt Creations Ticket and Tags Die set used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Strong adhesive (hot glue used here)
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: handmade paper asters from the Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster collection, ribbon, gauze, Stickles)

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Scoreboard Gift Box

by Mary Deatherage

Make a custom gift box using scored cardstock.

Supplies

  • Cardstock in base color - 12” x H” (size required is dependent on desired finished height: height of gift + 2 3/4”)
  • Coordinating cardstock for box top (6” square) and bottom (2 3/4” square)
  • Cardstock and patterned paper for layering on sides
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Liquid glue
  • Small hole punch (Stampin’ Up!® Detailed Trio Punch used here)
  • Ribbon, about 30” to wrap around box and tie bow on top
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Center Stage

by Dina Kowal

Use masking to create a stage floor and spotlight for a character image.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Masking paper (Post-It Note and letter weight paper used here)
  • Scissors
  • Black ink for stamping
  • Stamps (Kindred Stamps Golden Age set used here)
  • Fine line pen (black or brown)
  • Ruler
  • Grid mat (optional)
  • Coloring medium (Copic markers used here)
  • Grey and black ink for sponging (Impression Obsession hybrid inks used here)
  • Ink applicator (blender brushes used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (battery eraser, pearl metallic ink, colored pencils, Impression Obsession DIE175-W Instant Photo Frame die set)

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Marquee Board Card

by Becky Roberts

Use a card front as a mini marquee board.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Reverse Confetti Huggable Stamp Set and Dies used here)
  • Alphabet dies (Journey Serif Dies by Spellbinders/FSJ used here)
  • Ink pads (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Cardstock (white, black and red used here)
  • Acetate
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Foam Squares, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Glue Dots used here)

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Wine Glass Charms

by Kelly Acheson

Stamp and die cut shrink plastic for cute ringed charms.

Supplies

  • Shrink plastic
  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt stamp set used here)
  • Permanent ink
  • Alcohol markers or colored pencils (SU Light Real Red Stampin' Blend Marker used here)
  • Shaped punch or die (SU Heart Punch Pack used here)
  • 1/4" hole punch
  • Heat tool
  • 6mm jump rings
  • Beads
  • Wine glass hoops
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: (acrylic block, adhesive, pick tool, cardstock)

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Get Well Kit

by Wendy Lee

Make a survival kit for winter wellness.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 4 1/4” x 10 1/8”, 3 1/4” x 4 3/8” & 4 3/8” x 2 1/4” cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Shaded Spruce cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Kit fillers - tissue pack, Halls Cough Drop Pocket Sticks, Lipton Cup A Soup Instant Soup packet
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Snowman Season stamp set, Real Red & Whisper White cardstock, Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series paper, Shaded Spruce & Coastal Cabana ink, Layering Circles dies, White Bakers Twine, Let It Snow Embellishment Kit, glue dots, liquid adhesive, dimensionals)

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Origami Leaf

by Dina Kowal

Learn the basics of this fun fold, then transform it into a pendant, ornament or embellishment!

Supplies

  • Double sided paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • 8-10 mm jump ring (optional, depending on project)
  • Liquid adhesive
  • Clear glaze (Krylon Triple Thick Clear Glaze Aerosol Spray works well)

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Winged Box Card

by Dina Kowal

Make a pop-up card with side panels that extend the design.

Supplies

  • Cardstock or prefolded A2 cards (80# Neenah cover stock used here)
  • Adhesives (double sided tape, craft glue and super glue used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Die cuts and/or other embellishments (Impression Obsession DIE506-W Butterfly 1, DIE507-V Butterfly 2, DIE008-I Butterflies, DIE806 Stitched Flower Bouquet used here)
  • Acetate strips (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: istencils.com BAMS 2036 Cloud mini stencil, Impression Obsession DIE826 Grass Border Set, B11017A Beautiful Day cling stamp, Distress Oxide and Versafine Clair inks, Taylored Expressions blender brushes)

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Winter Frame

by Ana Reese

Fill a frame with wintry die cuts for a pretty holiday decoration.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for background (Worn Wallpaper used here)
  • Small paint brush
  • White gesso (Gesso by D. Wakley used here)
  • Acrylic paints (Sand, Mineral by D. Wakley used here)
  • Ink blending tool
  • Heat tool
  • Dies (Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly used here)
  • Mini frame (Mini frames by Tim Holtz used here)
  • Adhesives (Scrapbook and Nuvo runners, Art Glitter Glue, Nuvo precise glue used here)
  • Inks (Nuvo Black Hybrid, and Distress ink Vintage Photo used here)
  • Stamps (Tim Holtz Yuletide Gatherings used here)
  • Christmas sentiments (Tim Holtz Christmas Clippings used here)
  • Mica flakes (Ranger Mica Flakes used here)
  • White sheer ribbon
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Nuvo Glaze, foam tape, Neenah 110# Solar White Cover, Grey cardstock by FSJ, Neenah Vellum paper, scissors, Gold glitter Cardstock, Corrugated paper by FSJ, Die Cutting Machine)

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Action Wobbles

by France Martin

Add a moving element to your card front with these fun plastic springs.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!® Birds Of A Feather and Snow Front sets used here)
  • Cardstock (SU Whisper White, Balmy Blue and Basic Gray used here)
  • Action Wobbles Mini Springs (Hampton Art)
  • Coloring medium (SU Stamping Blends Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Balmy Blue used here)
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Accent Snow Puff Paint, Ice Glitter, Classic Label Punch, Wink of Stella, Memento Black, Basic Gray, Seaside Spray and Cherry Cobbler inks, Star Element, Silver Metallic Thread, Dimensionals)

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Stamped Layer Card

by Jenny Hall

Stamp and layer two identical panels, then cut away part of the top layer to let the other show through.

Supplies

  • Two contrasting ink pads (gold pigment ink & black ink used here)
  • Low-tack tape
  • Background stamp (Simon Says Stamp Pinecone Background used here)
  • Sentiment stamp Penny Black's Festive Snippets stamp set used here
  • White card base, folded
  • Black cardstock panel
  • Stamp positioning tool
  • Paper trimmer

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6x6 Treat Holder

by Dee Slater

Use 6x6 paper to make a slender treat holder.

Supplies

  • 6” x 6” two-sided paper (Stampin’ Up!® Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Permanent tape adhesive
  • 2 1/2” x 3” cardstock for bottom
  • Corner rounder punch (opt.)
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Embellishments

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Snow Globe Jar

by Lydia Fiedler

Make a snow globe holiday gift out of a canning jar and a plastic ornament.

Supplies

  • Wide mouth canning jar (Ball jar used here)
  • Plastic two-piece clear Christmas ornament (80 mm)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small Christmas figurines
  • Cotton balls
  • Pliers
  • Glitter glue (optional)

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Elf Treat Box

by Jill Hilliard

Make a treat holder with a little holiday character.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Border dies or punches (Border Basics from Spellbinders-FSJ used here)
  • 1/4" circle punch
  • Scoring tool
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Scissors
  • Strong adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Foam squares

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Antiqued Ornament

by Dina Kowal

Use a faux finishing technique to give a vintage look to a plain ball ornament.

Supplies

  • Matte glass ball ornament
  • Dies (Spellbinders Oct. 2019 Large Die of the Month “Fall Flora” club kit used here)
  • Textured paper (90# watercolor paper used here), craft foam, lace, etc.
  • Adhesive sheet (opt)
  • Matte gel medium
  • Brush
  • Black gesso
  • Acrylic paints (brown, copper, and teal used here)
  • Embellishments (hemp ribbon used here)

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Die Cutting Napkins

by Dave Brethauer

The absorbent properties of napkins add delightful dimension to die cuts.

Supplies

  • White paper napkin (thin, cheap napkins work best)
  • Dies (Memory Box 94306 Silverdale Branch die used here)
  • Cardstock
  • Die cutting machine
  • Watercolor paints (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and Starry Color metallic watercolor paints used here)
  • Watercolor brush (No.2 round brush used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Memory Box CL5245 Tidings Wreath clear stamp set, white embossing powder, embossing heat tool)

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Crystal Ball Stand

by Alma de la Rosa

Stack glass pieces to create these holiday decor items.

Supplies

  • Glass candlesticks, vases and/or jars
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Foam brush
  • Permanent black ink
  • Acetate
  • Stencil (The Cat’s Pajamas Neighboohood Stencil used here)
  • 4” clear ornaments
  • Skewer
  • Fairy lights
  • Hot glue
  • Black glossy spray paint
  • Artificial flowers

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Twin Pocket Purse

by Chris Slogar

Create a purse with two pockets for your choice of items – note cards, gift cards, tea bags, or small gifts.

Supplies

  • Cardstock(Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso, Pretty Peacock, and Whisper White used here)
  • Designer paper (Stampin’ Up!® Come To Gather used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • 5/8" Adhesive Velcro Dots
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-purpose glue and SU Tear & Tape used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Gather Together Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Labels Dies, Mint Macaron Ink, Pretty Peacock Ink, Designer Elements, and Pretty Peacock 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon)

Step-by-Step

Video!

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Foil Stained Glass

by France Martin

Layer colored acetate and foil for a stained glass effect.

Supplies

  • Acetate
  • Double-sided adhesive sheet
  • Stamps (Stampin’Up!® Gather Together set used here)
  • Alcohol markers (SU Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stamping Blends used here)
  • Embossing Powder (Black works best)
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versamark
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Heat tool
  • Silicone craft sheet
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Early Espresso ink and cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Come To Gather designer paper, dimensionals, glue dots, Cajun craze linen thread. 2" and 2 1/4" circle punches)

Step-by-Step

Video!

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Swing Easel Card

by Wendy Lee

Score and cut to make this special fold card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock - 5 1/2” x 11” (Stampin’ Up!® Early Espresso cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Merry Merlot, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand & Whisper White cardstock, Copper Foil, Come to Gather Designer Series paper, Early Espresso ink, Ornate Frames dies, All-Around Wreath dies, Cajun Craze linen thread, Crumb Cake satin edge ribbon, Gold Faceted Gems, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals)

Step-by-Step

Video!

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Lollipop Cover

by Dina Kowal

Use a die to create a cute cover for a lollipop.

Supplies

  • Patterned paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Oval dies (Spellbinders dies used here, about 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” and 1” x 2”)
  • Leaf die (pumpkin stem from A Jillian Vance Design’s Jack O. Lantern set used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • 1/4” circle hole punch or die
  • Tootsie Pop or other similar lollipop
  • Adhesive
  • Clothespins or reverse tweezers
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

Step-by-Step

Video!

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Halloween Character Box

by Gloria Plunkett

Upcycle a clear box into a quirky character.

Supplies

  • Acetate Box (Stampin’ Up!® Acetate Card Box (11.3 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm or approx. 6" x 4 1/2" x 1/2" box used here – measurements can be adjusted to other sizes)
  • Cardstock
  • Circle dies or punches
  • Other dies as needed to embellish (SU Gathered Leaves dies used here)
  • Embossing folder (optional –SU Pinewood Planks folder used here)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Dimensionals / Foam)

Step-by-Step

Video!

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Stained Glass Panels

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a stained glass effect on layered die cut cardstock.

Supplies

  • Gloss gel medium
  • Palette knives
  • Heavy weight cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Background dies (Kat Scrappiness Butterfly Backdrop used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Adhesive
  • Additives (Catherine Pooler Inks & Glitter used here)

Step-by-Step

Video!

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Fox Card

by Gloria Plunkett

Use everyday dies for this fox shaped card.

Supplies

  • White cardstock for card base (Stampin’ Up!® Thick Whisper White used here)
  • Brown or dark orange cardstock for head and ears (SU Cajun Craze used here)
  • Scrap cardstock for flowers and leaves (SU Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz used here)
  • Circle dies (SU Layering Circle Framelits used here)
  • Small heart die (SU Pretty Park Framelits used here)
  • Flower stamps and/or dies (SU Pop of Petals stamp set and Four-Petal Punch used here)
  • Leaf die or punch (SU Leaf Punch used here)
  • Nesting leaf dies for ears (SU Nature’s Roots dies used here)
  • Inks (SU Cajun Craze, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz Classic Inks, and White Craft Ink used here)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • White marker (SU White Stampin’ Chalk Marker used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sponge dauber, Clear Wink of Stella)

Step-by-Step

Video!

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Q-tip® Pointillism

by France Martin

Use cotton swabs to apply ink in a new way.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White used here)
  • Dye reinkers (SU Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive used here)
  • Compatible ink for stamping (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Stamp image (SU Winter Woods used here)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Rubber band or washi tape
  • Clear block or other non-porous surface for a palette
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’Up!® supplies used here: Gather Together stamp set, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze cardstock, circle dies, Wink of Stella brush pen, Cajun Craze Linen Thread, Old Olive and Balmy Blue ink pads, Dimensionals, adhesive, sponges)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Stamp an image using black ink.

  2. Step 2

    Sponge a background onto the panel.

  3. Step 3

    Onto an acrylic block add a few dye ink drops.

    Used for the sample: 3 to 4 drops of Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie and one drop of Old Olive

  4. Step 4

    Tie or tape five cotton swabs together. (A rubber band was used here.) Tap the bundle onto the ink drops.

  5. Step 6

    Assemble and complete the card.

Video!

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Micro Glaze™ Resist

by Dina Kowal

Use the waterproof property of Micro Glaze™ for a stenciling technique.

Supplies

  • Paintable surface (wood pumpkin from Dollar Tree used here)
  • Flat paint brush
  • Gesso to prepare the surface for paint, if necessary
  • Craft paints
  • Permanent ink (Stazon Pigment ink used here)
  • Blender brush
  • Stamps (Impression Obsession L9724 French Word Background used here)
  • Water
  • Stencil (Fancy Web stencil from A Colorful Life Designs used here)
  • Micro Glaze™ (by JudiKins or Ranger/Distress)
  • Soft cloth or paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Prepare your surface for painting with a coat of gesso if needed. Allow to dry completely.

  2. Step 2

    Give the surface a base coat of paint. Repeat if needed for full coverage. Make sure the paint is fully dry before proceeding.

  3. Step 3

    Add stamped details with a permanent ink.

  4. Heat set the ink if necessary.

  5. Step 4

    Brush around the edges with the same ink if desired.

  6. Step 5

    Position a stencil onto the panel.

  7. Step 6

    Use your finger to rub Micro Glaze into the stencil openings, a small amount at a time.

  8. NOTE:
    It’s not necessary to have a thick layer of the glaze in the stencil; just be sure to rub the glaze into all the areas that are open, working it into the corners.

  9. Step 7

    Add water to a small amount of craft paint and mix it thoroughly.

  10. Gently brush the diluted paint over the panel. Be careful not to disturb the glazed areas by brushing too hard – if the paint is not moving freely, add more water. The Micro Glaze will resist this layer of paint.

  11. Step 8

    After the paint has dried completely, use a paper towel to buff the Micro Glaze around, covering the surface of the piece.

  12. The buffed glaze will give a protective matte sheen to your project.

  13. Step 9

    Embellish and complete the project.

Video!

Variations

  1. Try the technique with dye-based media. Try mixed media too – just make sure your second layer is compatible with the first one.

    Shown here: base layer of dye-based spray on watercolor paper, top layer of Brusho.

Your Turn

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Alcohol Ink Coffee Card

by Ardyth Percy-Robb

Use alcohol inks for the coffee in this creative shaped card.

Supplies

  • Yupo synthetic paper (white used here)
  • Brown alcohol inks (Copic Refills E55, 57, 59 used here)
  • Metallic mixative (Rose Gold mixative from Ranger used here)
  • Cardstock for base (Neenah 110 lb used here)
  • 2 circle dies, one slightly larger than the other
  • Air puffer (Camera Lens Cleaner) (optional)
  • Plastic pipettes (optional)
  • Plastic palette (optional)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Transfer foil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Essentials by Ellen Every Day Punnies stamp set, Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake dye ink, Mini MISTI)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Put a few drops of each shade of alcohol ink into the palette.

    Use a pipette to place a drop of the first colour of alcohol ink onto the Yupo Paper. You can drop the ink directly from the bottle if you don't have a palette and/or pipette.

    Add a drop of rubbing alcohol to the edge to help the brown ink move more easily.

  2. Step 2

    Use the air puffer to gently 'blow' the alcohol ink around. You may blow directly onto the ink or use a straw if you do not have an air puffer.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the various colours and mixatives until you are happy with the coverage.

    Use an old paint brush to splatter rubbing alcohol over the panel. This adds a 'bubbly' look to the alcohol inks.

    TIP:
    Don't overdo it - it takes a second for the effect to develop.

  4. Step 4

    While the ink is still sticky, place a piece of transfer foil, pretty side face up over the panel and rub gently with your fingers.

  5. Step 5

    Peel back the foil - parts of it will adhere where the alcohol ink was still sticky.

  6. Step 6

    Admire the beautiful, unique piece of art that you have created!

  7. Step 7

    Use the smaller circle die to cut your 'coffee' from the prettiest area on your panel.

  8. Step 8

    Create a circle card base with the larger circle die by folding the white cardstock in half and cutting with the circle die slightly over the folded edge.

  9. Step 9

    Cut a small strip of white cardstock and stamp the sentiment onto it. Round the corners if you wish. Adhere to the back of the card at the folded edge, so that the sentiment extends beyond the folded edge of 'cup of coffee'.

  10. Step 10

    Complete the project.

Video!

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Smackdown Technique

by Lydia Fiedler

Create a sense of motion using simple, repetitive stamping.

Supplies

  • Clear stamps (Gina K Stitched Leaves and Boho Flowers used here)

  • Acrylic blocks

  • Ink (Gina K Electro Pop and Versafine Clair used here)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Using a clear stamp and acrylic block, ink the stamp in a color of your choosing.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp the image firmly onto card stock.

  3. Step 3

    Without reinking the stamp, move the stamp slightly and stamp again.

  4. Step 4

    Move stamp again, and without reinking, stamp another image.

  5. Step 5

    Continue until you run out of ink, or are pleased with the number of images.

  6. Step 6

    Finish your card.

  7. Create backgrounds by stamping the second generation images in a tight pattern around the initial image.

Video!

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Alcohol Marker Flicking

by Sandi MacIver

Use this simple marker technique for layered coloring.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Simon Says Stamp Delicate flowers used here)
  • Alcohol-friendly ink (dye, archival or hybrid - Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Alcohol markers (Copics used here – Pinks: R81, R83, RV34; Greens: G21, G94)
  • Cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cover Stock used here)
  • Other supplies as neededto complete the card (used here: Gansai Tambi watercolor, Die Cutting Machine, Simon Says Delicate Flowers dies, Wonky Rectangles Dies, Foam Tape, adhesive, MISTI stamping tool, Scor-Buddy, Sequins)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Use alcohol marker friendly ink (dye, archival, or hybrid), to stamp images onto compatible cardstock.

    TIP:
    Stamp multiple images for practice.

  2. Step 2

    For each colored section, choose 3 markers, light, medium and dark.

  3. Step 3

    Work in small sections at a time. (For this floral image, the petals were colored one or two at a time.)

    Choose the lightest marker, and flood the section completely for a base color.

  4. Step 4

    Determine the side of the section that will be shaded. Using flicking motion from that point out, shade the area with the medium color marker.

    NOTE:
    You can give some contour to the section by directing the lines in a curve or more straight.

  5. Step 5

    Repeat the flicking technique with the darkest color, using shorter strokes.

  6. Step 6

    Continue coloring the image one section at a time, using this technique for layering.

  7. Each section will require a little customization. For the leaves in the sample, only 2 colors were used.

  8. Step 7

    Use the colored image(s) to complete a card or other project.

Video!

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Acrylic Stencil Deboss

by Dina Kowal

Scrape paint over a debossed stencil print for a unique background.

Supplies

  • Heavy cardstock or mixed media paper (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# Cover used here)
  • Stencil (ColorBox® Art Screens “Buzzy” and “Disco” Trios used here)
  • Die cutting machine (Crossover II used here)
  • Silicone or rubber embossing pad
  • Heavy pigment ink or acrylic craft paint (2-3 colors, ColorBox® Blends by Eileen Hull used here)
  • Stiff plastic card (credit card, library card, etc.)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (listed with samples below)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Prepare a sandwich for your die cutting machine, laying down a rubber/silicone embossing mat, a piece of plain cardstock, and the stencil. Lay a cutting plate over the top and adjust with shims as needed for adequate pressure in your die cutting machine.

  2. Step 2

    The stencil will create an imprint into the cardstock.

  3. Either side of the cardstock can be used for this technique.

  4. Step 3

    Dribble and drip pigment ink or acrylic craft paints onto the embossed panel. Use 2-3 colors, distributed evenly around the panel.

  5. Step 4

    Using a stiff plastic card, such as a credit card or library card, scrape over the surface of the panel.

  6. Spread the paint over the paper across the debossed areas until the panel is covered.

    TIP:
    Use as few strokes as possible for best results.

  7. Step 5

    Use the panel to complete a card or other project.

    Supplies used for sample:
    Spellbinders Shapeabilities Coffee Brewing die set
    A Jillian Vance Design Perk Up clear set
    Impression Obsession Ornament Flourish die set
    Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banner die set
    QoR watercolor paints

  8. Step 6

    Here is an example using the same stencil, but the back side of the cardstock.

  9. Supplies used for sample:
    Spellbinders Truckin' Through the Seasons die set
    Spellbinders So Many Sentiments Etched die set
    Maker's Movement Pierced Circles Nested Essential Die Set
    Impression Obsession Treat the World cling stamp

Video!

Variations

  1. Try different stencils and color combinations to find your favorite effect!

  2. Supplies used for sample:
    Spellbinders Shapeabilities Join the Parade die set
    Maker's Movement Perfect Foam Cutters - Rectangles Die

Your Turn

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