109 posts categorized "Collage"

06/15/2021

Tue 15

Fish You Were Here
by Michelle Bala

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Hi there! Michelle here, sharing a fun underwater scene! Here is a list of the Memory Box supplies I used:

Kelp Collage Craft Die

School of Fish Craft Die

Clear Jewels

Earth Neutral 6x6 Pack

Fresh Aqua 6x6 Pack

Poppy Stamps Whittle Sealife Sentiments Clear Stamps

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I trimmed a piece of black paper from the Neutral 6x6 pack and adhered it to my card base, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I trimmed a piece of aqua paper from the Fresh  Aqua 6x6 pack the same as the card base.

I secured the Kelp Collage Die to the center and die cut the collage panel. I added some distress oxide ink to the kelp and sea grass.

Adhere the die cut panel to the card base with foam adhesive.

I die cut the School of Fish and colored them with distress oxide inks.

I adhered them to the card base and added some clear jewels to look like bubbles.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment, trimmed, and adhered it to the card base.

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Thanks for peeking!

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06/13/2021

Sun 13

Sea Creatures Collage Trifold by Jean Okimoto

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Layered collage diecuts create an Under the Sea scene for three Sea Creatures on a short slimline trifold card.  There's just enough space for the beachy trio - and some glittery background accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an any-occasion summer design - or even a Father's Day card for the Dad who loves the sea.

Cut aqua cardstock to 6-¼ x 10-½".  Score it at at 3-½" and 7" - but don't fold it yet.  Cut Kelp Collage from the first panel on the left.  Cut Bubble Coral Collage from the backside of the center panel. Fold and crease the card to create a trifold.

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Blend Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock - peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, wilted Violet and shaded lilac were used here.  Dry the inks.  Spritz the cardstock with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set all of the inks.  Cut an assortment of Sea Creatures - we're just using three here.  Save the others for future projects - you never know when you'll need a purple dolphin or teal stingray!

Cut an extra set of Sea Creatures from the cardstock used for the card.  Attach the inky turtle to the first panel, then align and attach the uninked turtle to the backside of the collage for extra support  and a neater look.  Attach the inky shark to the backside of the center panel (the front of the collage) and attach the uninked piece to the backside of the collage.  The "thinking" part (back, front, etc.) of the card is done...the rest is easy!

Attach the uninked fish to the remaining inked diecut for dimension, then attach it to the third panel.  

Cut the kelp from the Kelp Collage from the chartreuse Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the short coral from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon from the violet glitter pad sheet.  Attach them to the third panel.  Add a greeting or note to the backside of the third panel so it doesn't appear in the collage.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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06/03/2021

Thu 03

Offcut Backgrounds for the Whale Family by Jean Okimoto

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Create an underwater scene for the Whale Family with two offcuts from dies in the Under the Sea Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to build a wonky, abstract background from offcuts.  The Word Balloon and greeting are from the new Poppystamps Whittle Wonders Collection.  I buy Poppystamps designs to make card kits for Impress here in Seattle  and Stamps and Memories in Hawaii.  Memory Box and Poppystamps products are a great combination!

Cut the large frame from  the End of My Rose Set from dark purple sheet in the 6x6 Twilight Purple Collection. Save the rope-textured frame for another project - we'll use the big curve-y offcut here.

Blend turquoise, green, blue and purple inks on heavy white cardstock. Spritz it lightly with water and heat-set the inks.  Cut it with Deepwater Collage.  Save the outer collage diecut for another project - we're using the curve-y interior offcut again.  

Score and fold a side-folded lavender A2 card.  Use a corner rounder to trim the top left and bottom right corners to match the shape of the purple offcut - two rounded corners and two pointy corners.

Cut Whale Family from the blue-gray 6x6 sheet in the Stormy Collection.  Use scrap paper to mask the top portions of the whales and ink the textured bottom sections and the tail edges with Memento Luxe Wedding Dress.  Heat-set the ink.

Cut the Word Balloon from a scrap of the card's cardstock.  Stamp the greeting with Teal Zeal Memento.

Assemble the card - use foamtape for the whales.  Add jewel stickers from the multi-colored Bright Jewels and clear Fairy Drops.  If you're mailing the card, protect the card front with a layer of scrap cardstock.  Special handling and additional postage may be required for this card.   

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Enjoy and appreciate the versatility of your dies - there are so many ways to use them!  

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Sunday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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05/13/2021

Thu 13

Grand Scallop Shell and Graceful Ocean Birds by Jean Okimoto

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Opposites attract in a pastel beach scene here. The bold Grand Scallop Shell, delicate Graceful Ocean Birds, matte cardstock from our 6x6 Collections, and sparkly Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad accent strips, soft colors and  bright birds create a medley of contrasts.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another Under the Sea Collection design for you.  Not sure if a scallop shell and these flamingo-wannabe birds belong together - but here they are!

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Cut pastel-painted watercolor paper with the solid Grand Scallop Shell.  I've used a stash scrap colored with diluted Kaleidacolor ink refills. Pressure-emboss the shell with the detailed Grand Scallop Shell die - use the rubber embossing mat and other plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the shell in the die.  Use the die as a stencil and sponge VersaMark onto the open areas of the shell.  Remove the die and heat-emboss the shell with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder.  Clean the die with a damp washcloth.

Cut the blue sheet - from the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection - with the detailed scallop die.  Attach the diecut to the embossed shell.  

Cut white cardstock with the 3" x 8" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut the pale aqua 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad sheet with Vertical Line Collage.  Attach the 5 offcut strips to the rectangle.

Cut Graceful Ocean Birds from the pink-coral 6x6 Berry Red Collection sheet.  Mask the adjacent areas with a Post-It Note and color the beaks and legs with a marker.  The pale gray Zebra Mildliner over the pink-coral cardstock created a dark taupe/brown.

Attach the diecuts to the rectangle - use foamtape for the top of the shell.  Attach the rectangle - at an angle -  to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝").  Add jewels from the Open Studio Pastel Jewels - I used the color in the first column.

 

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Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

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05/11/2021

Tue 11

Coral Reef Scene with Video
by Sara Cook

Greetings.  I have a beautiful coral reef scene card using the new release dies from Under the Sea.  The dies and glitter paper makes it easy to recreate a coral reef scene.  There are a lot of steps but they go fast.  Check out the video tutorial, link below.

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Layers:

Select 3 colors from the Fresh Aqua paper pack. Trim down to A2, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Die cut the Kelp Collage die from the lightest color paper and then Bubble Coral Collage die from the medium color and the Deepwater Collage die from the darkest color.  Center the dies with the first die cut to align the scene. Trim off all the kelp, coral and seaweed pcs from the die cuts.  

Coral:

Die cut coral dies from Coral and Kelp Ribbon and Bubble Coral Collage out of pinke paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad and orange from the Frosted Glitter pad.  I die cut all dies from each paper.  Then choose 2 of the die cuts one from pink and one from orange paper and color with R32 Copic marker to create 2 coral colored glitter.

Kelp:

Die cut the kelp dies from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon and Kelp Collage out of aqua Polished Foil Pad pack twice.

Start gluing the coral and kelp die cuts on the collage die cuts.  Change up colors and styles as you go.  Always stock the collage die cuts together to make sure the coral and kelp is where you want it.  Keep a spot open in the upper portion of the scene for the turtle.  Add double sided foam tape to the back of the collage die cuts.

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Turtle:

Die cut the turtle from the Sea Creatures out of 110lb white card stock.  Color the turtle shell with Copic marker E23 and E27. Cover each square in the shell with E23 and then go back with E27, flicking the ink from top to bottom, not covering up the full area.  Go back over the area with E23.  Cover the area around the squares with YG03 and then YG63.  Go around the outside of the shell with YG63.  Brush Ranger Collage Medium Matte on the shell and let dry.  Color the turtle with YG03 and then add YG63 on the under side of the body and color in the fee.  Color the edge of the feet and eye with E37 and go over with YG63.

Fish:

Cut glossy, white, paper into 6, 2 inch squares.  Appy Distress Oxide ink onto each square, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feather, Cracked Pistachio and Ketch Flamingo. To secure the ink on the glossy paper, blend Distress Glaze on top of each paper and then wipe  excess with a cloth.  Die cut each color paper from the smaller School of Fish die.  

Start to adhere in the fish in and around the coral and kelp collage die cuts, arranging the fish until you like it.  Cut a thin piece of acetate to 1/2" x 5 1/2 ".  Adhere the acetate strop on the backside of the Kelp Collage die cut centering it.  Adhere the turtle to the top portion of the acetate strip, looking like the turtle is swimming up towards the surface.  Remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere the largest to smallest collage die cuts on top of each other.  Adhere the 3 layered collage dies to a A2 card base.  The card base should be a dark color then the 3 layers.

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04/29/2021

Thu 29

Birthday Wishes with the Jumbled Line Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Birthdays happen - and some of us need a slimline card wide enough to hold a lot of candles!  The new Jumbled Line Collage makes it easy to create 21 paper-pieced candles with bright blocks of cardstock from our 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design - including a greeting from the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout Clear Stamp Set.

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Our new adhesive Fairy Jewels are available in brights, pastels and clear gems.  I could have used the yellow jewels from the Bright Jewels set, but I wanted to check if the Clear Jewels could be custom-colored with Sharpies.  I colored them with alternating layers of yellow and orange Sharpies and let them dry while I made the card.  They passed the Sharpie test!

Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage. 

Cut cardstock from the Berry Red and Sunny Yellow Collections to color the candles - 2-¾" x 2" of the medium and dark pinks and 2-¾" x 1-⅝" of the yellow.  Tape them behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Layered Daisies, Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Cosmos from the same pinks and yellow - cut two of the cosmos.  Cut Vertical Lines from a green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Assemble the flowers and attach them to the card.

Stamp the Poppystamps Birthday Blowout greeting on a light orange sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Attach it with foamtape.

Attach the Fairy Jewels for the candle flames.  It's easy to remove jewels from the plastic sheet if you wiggle them gently with tweezers before lifting them from the sheet.  

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Place a layer of cardstock over the card front to protect it in the mail - it may require special handling and postage.  

Hope your favorite storefront or online retailer has received the Under the Sea release so you can enjoy creating with it as much as we have!  Admire and be inspired by Dave's wonderful Idea Book.

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Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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04/28/2021

Wed 28

Better with Friends by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxBubbleCoralCollage, MemoryBoxSchoolOfFish, MemoryBoxOpenStudioWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxOpenStudioFairyDrops, MemoryBoxAllTheHappinessClearStampAndDieSet, MemoryBoxCards, Kaleidacolor, VersaFineClair, FishCards, FishDiecuts, CollageDiecuts, SlimlineCards, SlimlineDiecuts, JewelStickers, HandmadeFishCards, OceanCards, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Celebrate friendships with bright colors and brilliant Fairy Drops on a crisp white slimline card. There are so many ways to combine the versatile designs of our Under the Sea Collection on cards to celebrate, greet or just say hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Bubble Coral Collage friendship card in very bright colors.

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Let's start with the backdrop using the Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor inkpad.  My Kaleidacolors are probably older than you are...but they still create unique color-blended backgrounds. Place a large acrylic stamp block on a craft mat or double layer of papertowel.  Push the inkpad lever to move the colors together, then press the inks onto the block. Spray the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with several spritzes of water to help blend the colors.  

Lightly spritz the inks and let the colors blend for a few seconds.  Press the watercolor paper onto the inks  for a few seconds.  Carefully remove the paper and air-dry it so it's not drippy, then heat-set it.  Flick it with specks of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, let it air-dry for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut it with the Bubble Coral Collage.  Stamp the greeting - from the All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Paradise VersaFine Clair.

Attach a portion of the watercolored paper behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝").  Cut School of Fish from orange- and pink-inked white cardstock.  Attach the top 2 with foamtape. Add different sizes of  clear Fairy Drops.  Place a protective layer of heavy cardstock over the card front for mailing.  (This design requires special handling and postage - but a special friend deserves that extra effort!)

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Take a few minutes to create a stash of ink-blended backgrounds for your cards. Use papers that are at least A2-sized - like the 4-½ x 5-¾" Open Studio Watercolor Paper - and select the perfect blend of colors for your projects.  

Thanks for visiting...see you again tomorrow!

Jeansignature-3

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04/23/2021

Fri 23

I Think of You - Ocean Themed Card - Video
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with an ocean-themed card featuring brand new dies from the 2021 Under the Sea release.  This release is full of amazing new ocean themed dies, shape dies, new 3D embossing folders, woodgrain paper, and a new line of self-adhesive gems/droplets.  For my card I used several of the ocean themed dies along with self-adhesive clear droplets - which come in a handy 3 size pack!

Here's a quick video showing how I made my card:


Here's a close up view:

 
I used a lot of ink blending and smooshing to make this card and I love how the clear droplets take on the color under them, so they will match any project you use them on!
 
 
The sentiment is from the Birch Press Designs set "Crystal Lingo," heat embossed on black card stock.
 
 
Here's one last look:
 
 
I hope you like my card!  I had so much fun creating it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

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03/16/2021

Tue 16

Just A Note
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a slimline card showcasing some of the newest spring flower dies. 

I die cut and colored Layered Daisies Die, Layered Cosmos Die, and Layered Fresh Flowers Die. I adhered the layers and set aside. 

*Note: for the cosmos flower, I die cut the large petals two times.

I die cut the sentiment and and shadow using the pretty paper packs, Sunny Orange and Earth Neutral. Adhere and set aside.

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Next, I used the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die and die cut the bottom panel using pattern paper from Spring Plaid Slim.

I also cut two layers using white cardstock for the middle panels.

Next, I assembled the card. I adhered the panels using foam tape to give added dimension making sure the panels are centered.

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First I adhered the daisey, centered.  Than, I adhered the sentiment. And lastly, I adhered the Cosmos and Fresh Flower. 

I finished the card with some scattered sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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03/12/2021

Fri 12

Butterfly Hugs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing  card full of butterfly hugs! I used the new Sylvan Butterfly Die, Glade Butterfly Die, Crystal Corner Die,

Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set, Lush Green, Fresh Aqua and Twilight Purple 6x6 Pack.

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This card is pretty easy to create and recreate using any color combo you choose!  I trimmed a piece of cardstock to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I die cut the Crystal Corner Die two times and adhered them in opposite corners.  Than I die cut the butterflies with four coordinating shades of  paper. 

Than alternated light and dark shades. Adhere them to the card base. I added a gem in the center of each butterfly.  Lastly, I embossed the sentiment

with white embossing powder, than used the coordinating die that comes with the stamp set to cut out the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment with 

foam tape.

Thanks for taking a peek! 

Michellesignature (1)

 

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