143 posts categorized "Collage"

10/06/2022

Thu 06

Sweet Snowflake Collage Cookie by Jean Okimoto

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Create the look of a frosted gingerbread cookie with new dies from the Christmas 2022 Collection.  It could be a cinnamon spice cookie too.

The Gioriette Snowflake Collage is a great 2-piece die set that's also perfect for pressure-embossing and stencil-cutting.  It diecuts a great gift tag - or Christmas tree ornament too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline idea from our latest release.

Cut the solid Gloriette Snowflake Collage background from dark kraft cardstock.  Cut the detailed snowflake from the white 6x6 in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad - save the 5 skinny, pointy center pieces too.  Cut an extra piece from a scrap of the white glittered 6x6 - for a total of 6.

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Attach the glittered diecuts to the kraft background.

Cut the 2 smaller Starburst Snowflake Discs - we're using the center snowflake offcuts  here.  The outer disks will be great for another project.

Cut the bright violet 6x6 - from the Vibrant Violet 6x6 Collection - with the 2-¾" Square Basics die.  Cut a 1" strip of the lavender 6x6 with the 2" Square Basics die.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps Set - on the lavender 6x6 with Brilliance Lightning Black.  Dry the ink, then diecut it with the 1-½" Square Basics die.

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Attach everything to a white slimline card.  

Try this basic design with other colors too - red+green, teal+copper, fuchsia+lime, silver+gold, pink+orange.  Or make it a dark chocolate cookie with pale pink glittered "icing."

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!

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09/23/2022

Fri 23

Christmas 2022 Snowflakes and a Jolly Christmas Plaid by Jean Okimoto

 

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Snowflakes and plaid?  Yes, when it's a mix of new designs from our Christmas 2022 Collection!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline card for you today.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Diagonal Stripe Collage.

Cut a 6" x 1-¼" strip of the pink/red/gold/white plaid from the new Jolly Christmas 6x6 set.  Attach it behind the Diagonal Stripe Collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut the new Celeste Snowflake background from the pink sheet in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.   Cut the detailed Celeste Snowflake from white cardstock.

 

Cut two of the new Alpine Snowflakes from the pink Delicate Pastel sheet too.

Cut the new Merry Christmas Curled Script from the gold 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Notice how Dave Brethauer designed this delicate greeting so the bottom of the M in 'Merry' becomes the dot of the i in 'Christmas' - genius!

 

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Attach the diecuts to the rectangle.  Add the pale taupey-pink Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you're enjoying our designs and techniques as you begin your holiday prep.  Thanks for visiting the our blog...have a great weekend!

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08/26/2022

Fri 26

Boo-witched Starry Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Create a Starry Collage background for the new Flying Witch, diecut from black glossy cardstock and glittered 6x6's. Add a stamped, embossed "Boo" and turquoise jewels to complete the Halloween scene.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with 2 more great new designs from the Memory Box Fall '22 Collection.

Cut Starry Collage from a black A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Line the card with a 6" x 4-¼" rectangle of lavender cardstock from the Twilight Purple Collection.

Blend soft, overlapping layers of salvaged patina, cracked pistachio and wilted violet Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock.  Cut it with the 2-½"-wide Nested Globes die.

Cut the white Polished Foil 6x6 with the 1-¼" Circle Basics die.

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Cut and assemble Flying Witch from Black Glossy Paper (it's cardstock).  Cut the cape again from the dark purple Twinkling Jewel 6x6.  Attach it - slightly offset.

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the lavender cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the 1" Circle Basics die.  Cut another circle and attach it for dimension.

Assemble the card - carefully avoid adding adhesives where the back of the globe will show through the star cutouts.  Attach the witch with foam tape on the shoulder/face/hat.

Add turquoise jewels from the Open Studio Bright Jewels set

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Collage dies are a great way to add dimension and depth to cards.  Back the cutouts with contrasting cardstock - or leave them open for an understated look on simple cards.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again this weekend...

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08/19/2022

Fri 19

Distressed, Glossy and Ghosty by Jean Okimoto

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Add distressed spookyness to the trees from the new Ghosts in the Forest set.  The friendly ghosts and a glossy black Rickety House create a fun Halloween scene.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall design that's easy - and fun!

Pressure emboss the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the Ghosts in the Forest trees.  Place the diecut on a smooth, hard surface and brayer Onyx Black VersaFine over the raised sections - including some of the surrounding areas.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Once it's cooled, diecut it.  This techique lets you keep a little bit of the original cardstock color along the edges of each section.

Trim it with the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut a dark orange 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection with the same die.  Attach the orange diecut behind the trees.

Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Attach black cardstock scraps behind them for the facial features.

Cut Rickety House from Glossy Black Paper.  Attach scraps of yellow cardstock - from the Sunny Orange Collection - behind the windows.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded black A2 card - use foamdots for the ghosts.  Add dark amber Fairy Crystals.

Hope you're liking the fall and Halloween ideas from our Fall 2022 Collection.  They're perfect for mixing and matching and combining with seasonal designs from last year's Halloween release.

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Thanks for visiting our blog...have a great weekend!

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08/12/2022

Fri 12

Embossed, Stencilled Butterfly Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Embossed, stencilled and diecut butterflies highlight a special moment.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a combo of butterfiles ready to celebrate in shimmery shades of turquoise, green and purple.

 

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Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 3" x 4-¼" Basic Rectangles die.  Pressure-emboss it with Butterfly Coterie Collage.   

Stencil the embossed butterflies with the Butterfly Coterie Stencil and Distress Oxides - skip the two that will be hidden by the Ava Butterflies.  Ink colors used here - wilted violet, cracked pistachio and salvaged patina.

Blend the same inks - plus twisted citron - on a strip of watercolor paper.  Spritz and splatter it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry the ink for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it into 2 strips and lightly ink the edges with Cracked Pistachio.

Cut Ava Butterflies from the turquoise and purple 6x6 sheets in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Attach them with foamdots.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Art Deco Birthday Greetings Clear Stamps - on watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Banner Sentiment Trio die.

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Attach everything to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") Cream Woodgrain Paper card - use foamdots for the greeting.

Add Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A-6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Butterflies are great for any occasion.  Emboss, stencil and diecut them in coordinating colors - or a lively mix of inks and papers.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Have a great weekend!Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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08/10/2022

Wed 10

Sending You Oceans of Love
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this fun slimline "oceans of love" card!
Here's another look at my card:

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Here's how I created my card:

1) Dry emboss the "Ocean Fish 3D embossing folder/die set" on white card stock. I lightly spray both sides of the card stock so I get a deep impression and no cracking on the paper.
2) Using the coordinating dies, cut out each of the fish.
3) With rainbow colored inks and an ink blender, add color to the top portion of each fish.
4) Ink blend some extra turquoise card stock so you can cut the "Kelp Collage" & "Deepwater Collage" foliage from it for the bottom of your card.
5) Take a slimline piece of card stock, I used 3.5" by 8.5" and dry emboss the "Waves" 3D embossing folder on the top half first and then run it through again on the bottom half. Don't worry about the seam you see, you will cover it with the sentiment.
6) Heat emboss the sentiment from the "Deep Blue Ocean" stamp and die set.
7) Add the fish in rainbow order, some with glue some with foam tape, the sentiment in the middle on the seam, and the foliage on the bottom.
8) Lastly add some clear "Fairy Drops" around the front of the card.

Below you can see the fish embossing folder and stamp set I used.

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And one more photo of this colorful fish card!

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I hope you like my card for today! I had so much fun creating it!

Be sure to check out all the great ocean products just released and the ones from last year too. They all work perfectly together!

Thanks for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

Products used:

94561 Kelp Collage
94563 Deepwater Collage
EF1013 Waves 3D embossing folder
EF1031 Ocean Fish 3D embossing folder & cutting dies
CL5268 Deep Blue Ocean stamp and die set
DRP101 Fairy Drops

 

 

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07/31/2022

Sun 31

Glossy Glittered Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a quick and easy way to add gloss+glitter - and attach - delicate diecuts.  We'll even create extra greetings for another card because we're using just the Twiggy Thank You offcuts here.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with simple summer slimline for you.

Cut Twiggy Thank You on white cardstock.  Save the tall triangle in the A and the oval in the O.  Trim the greeting with the second-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

Cut a 5-½ " x 3" piece of smooth white cardstock.  Ink it with loose, overlapping layers of distress oxides.  Picked raspberry and abandoned coral were used here.  Dry the inks.  Cover the inked cardstock with Scor-tape (save the tape liner), then trim it  slightly larger than the greeting. Attach it behind the greeting.  Attach the saved pieces inside the A and O -  then brush Imagine Iridescent Glitter onto the exposed adhesive in the cutouts.  Tap the excess off the greeting, then heat-set it.

It'll be a bright, glossy, glittered greeting - and it's securely and completely attached!

Cut the small Ava Butterfly from the pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut several of the Intricate Mini Butterflies from the pink and coral sheets in the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-½") - use foamdots for the big pink butterfly.  

Add the copper-colored Autumn Fairy Jewels.

There it is...glittered, glossy, ready to be shared!

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06/21/2022

Tue 21

Stenciled Butterfly Coterie Collage by Jean Okimoto

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The Butterfly Coterie Collage is great for quick cards - just layer it over an ink-blended background and add a greeting.  Or - if you have more time - here's another way to use this versatile die.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a colorful summer design.

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 Blend salvaged patina, twisted citron and shaded lilac Distress Oxides on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Add a light spritz of water and let it airdry for a few minutes.  Heat-set it.  Pressure-emboss it with Butterfly Coterie Collage using a rubber embossing mat and the plate(s) required for your machine.  

Stencil it with VersaMark and the Butterfly Coterie Stencil using a clean, well-inked inkpad - don't stencil the largest butterfly.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

Cut it with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio die (it's a close fit) - save the 4 larger narrow triangle offcuts.

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Place the delicate frame on a white A2 card.  Attach the inner offcut - overlapping the edges of the frame wherever they meet.  Attach the skinny triangle offcuts - layer them over the frame to help attach the frame and add a bit of color along the edges.  

Cut the smaller Ava Butterfly from the aqua sheet in the Polished Foil Pad.  Attach it with foam tape.  Add the purple-ish Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

A design alternative...diecut the small Ava Butterfly from a 6x6 sheet in our color collection - then heat-emboss the butterflies with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday!

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06/14/2022

Tue 14

Slimline Hugs and Flowers by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with sunny yellow blossoms layered over a leafy slimline collage from Poppystamps. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a  spring-into-summer design for any occasion.

Cut white cardstock to 8-½" x 4-¼".  Cut it with the Poppystamps Slim Leafy Collage - about 1-¼" from the left edge.  Score and crease it the cardstock vertically at ¾" to create a hinge.  Attach it to an 8-½" x 3-½" piece of green cardstock - for a leafy green background.

Cut Layered Cosmos twice from a medium-yellow 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection. Cut Layered Fresh Flowers from pale yellow and mustard yellow 6x6's.  Assemble the flowers - mix and match the centers.

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Cut white cardstock with the 6-⅛" x 1-⅛" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the flowers to the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to the card - don't use any adhesivebehind the flowers on the left side because it will be visible from inside the card.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Verdant Versa Fine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim the cooled cardstock with the greeting strip die that's included ion the stamp set.

Attach the greeting to the background rectangle with foam tape.  Add the pale yellow Pastel Fairy Jewels.

Thanks for visiting our Design Team blog.  Hope we're inspiring you to create unique greeting cards for every occasion.

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05/17/2022

Tue 17

New Stella Butterfly and Background from the May Collection by Jean Okimoto

 

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The beautiful new Stella Butterfly and Background set is perfect with a leafy, flowery background. Try it with a Bubble Border too!  Add a diecut circle greeting and iridescent Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones to complete the look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another new butterfly set from our May Collection.

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Cut the detailed Stella Butterfly from the shiny aqua Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut the solid Background from a Fresh Aqua 6x6 sheet.  Cut the antennae/body from a gold Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Assemble the butterfly.

Cut a pale lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 1-⅞" wide Slim Basics Rectangles die.  Cut it with Bubble Border.  Trim the excess from the short ends.

 

I used a sheet of ink-blended and gold-spritzed Open Studio Watercolor Paper for the background.  Cut it with the 2-⅛" wide Slim Basics Rectangles die.  Trimming layers with the Slim Basics Rectangles dies saves time and eliminates guessing -  and those wonky edges.

Stamp the greeting - from the Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set - on the pale lavender 6x6 with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut it with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a lavender slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - attach foam tape to the center of the butterfly and let the wings appear to be floating over the background.  Attach the greeting circle with foam tape too.  Add the lightest Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

 

Hope you're loving the May Collection as much as we enjoy sharing our newest designs with you!  Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend.

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