787 posts categorized "Jean Okimoto"

04/18/2021

Sun 18

Bold and Bright by Jean Okimoto

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Need a quick card?  Greet someone with crisp white blossoms and a bold Wooden Alpha greeting on a  sponged, gold-spritzed background.  The All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set pairs bold blooms with coordinating dies for simple layered designs.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a flowery spring slimline idea.

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Stamp the flowers on smooth white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine Clair and quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the coordinating die from the set.

Diecut the Wooden Alpha greeting from a pink sheet in the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  

Sponge flamingo kitsch Distress Oxide onto white cardstock.  Cut it with the 7-¼ X 2-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Spray it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airi-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-12 x 8-½").  Punch ¼" dots from the gold 6x6 Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Let bright colors and a spritz of gold upgrade quick cards for any occasion.  A bold greeting becomes part of the design -  the 108 colors in our 6x6 cardstock collection make it easy to find the perfect shade for your design.  

Hope you'll have a chance to take advantage of Impress' annual sale this weekend - the sales ends on April 18th.  Save 20% off the price of the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design stamps, dies andpapers on your wishlist.  View sale  details here.  

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04/15/2021

Thu 15

Watercolor and Double-Emboss the Stained Glass Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a sunny spring week with the popular - and versatile - Stained Glass Butterfly.  It's pressure- and gold-embossed for extra dimension.  Add a wonky DIY embossed slimline background and a greeting from Poppystamps too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more ways to use this great addition to the Memory Box butterfly collection.

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Cut a 3" square of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Paint the smoother side with overlapping diagonal layers of ink.  I used diluted shades of Imagine's dye ink refills - Vermillion, Lemon, Teal and Chartreuse.  Heat-set it, then pressure-emboss it with Stained Glass Butterfly using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

Trim it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  Add a few specks of the Teal ink, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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04/11/2021

Sun 11

Spritz, Sponge and Speckle a Slimline Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Need a birthday card idea?  Here's a spring birthday greeting in pinks and greens.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with techniques for weekend crafting.

Spritz both sides of Open Studio Watercolor Paper lightly with water.  Attach the Stained Glass Floral die to the smoother side of the paper.  Pressure-emboss it with the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Stained Glass Floral again from printer paper - we're using the 3 large offcuts to mask the uninked sections of the watercolor paper.  (You can also mask the very small triangle at the bottom...I didn't!)  Lightly tape the offcuts to mask areas around the embossed design.  Have a double layer of paper towel nearby.

Hold the offcuts down with a stylus or skewer and sponge the embossed sections with flamingo kitsch and twisted citron Distress Oxides.  Carefully remove the offcuts and spritz the inked design with just enough water so the inks start moving and filling the embossed sections.  Blot the excess ink with the paper towel.  Heat-set the inks.  Diecut it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  

Flick specks of diluted flamingo kitsch ink around the embossed design.

Cut the pink and green Spring Plaid Slim sheet with the 2-¼ x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a ¾" x 3-½" strip of the lime green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach both pieces to a pale sage slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the embossed square.

Diecut Stained Glass Floral from a sheet in the 6x6 Lush Green Collection - leave it in the die.  Attach narrow strips of lined doublestick tape - like Diecut'nBond or Scor-Tape - along the outer edges and run it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Leave it in the die and remove the offcuts and tape liner pieces.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) over onto the watercolor paper.  Press it firmly to transfer and adhere the diecut onto the watercolor paper.   Carefully remove the die.

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Cut the Birthday Mail background from another 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet. Cut the delicate Birthday Mail overlay from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  You can either save and attach the very, very tiny piece that dots the "i" - or punch a ¼" dot of the pink glittered sheet and attach it behind the tiny hole on the green diecut. Option #2 is much easier!  Punch 3 more dots and attach them on the left side.

Thanks for following this long, detailed process - it's a lot easier than it sounds!  Hope you'll try this idea with similar Memory Box dies and your favorite colors.

Have a great Sunday - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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04/08/2021

Thu 08

Nested Globes Become Berry Red Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut contemporary flowers for spring cards with the versatile Nested Globes and the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  A bit of upcycled diecutting and the great colors of the Berry Red set add a fresh look to a slimline design for any occasion.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here sharing a self-challenge design.  I wanted to create these simple flowers from supplies in my stash, including the Poppystamps products I buy to make card kits for Impress here in Seattle and Stamps and Memories in Hawaii.   

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Cut partial pieces from the 6x6 Berry Red Collection with the 2nd- and 3rd-smallest Nested Globes dies.  Cut smaller sections of contrasting shades to create a layered, dimensional look.  Trim the edges with 2 of the Poppystamps Wave Trio dies.  

Cut Seed Stems from the lime green sheet in the Frosted Glitter 6x6 pad.  Assemble the flowers - trim the Seed Stem for the small flower.  

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Cut two partial pieces of the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6 sheet with the 7-¼ x 2-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle. Overlap and attach them where it'll be covered by the flowers, about 3" from the top edge.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and diecut the greeting with the die that's included in the set.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½") - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add ¼" dots punched from the gold sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Hope you like these bright blossoms and their simple contemporary style.  The pandemic has taught me to be more resourceful - even when designing and papercrafting. Think of all the ways you can repurpose your Memory Box and Poppystamps products! 

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

Jeansignature-3

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04/03/2021

Sat 03

Daisy Stems in a Crystal Frame by Jean Okimoto

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03/31/2021

Wed 31

Hugs Bunny by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate friendship with a felt Bunny Face and big hugs spelled out in bold Wooden Alpha letters.  Madras Plaid Coral and Green prints are great throughout the year - and are a perfect match for the new Berry Red and Lush Green 6x6 Collections.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a spring-ish design that would work throughout the year.

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Here's a tip for selecting and diecutting the perfect section of printed papers for your design.  Diecut scrap paper in a contrasting color - then use the offcut as a template to find the right area to cut.  Attach the template to the printed paper, place the die into the cutout and diecut exactly what you need.  No guessing required!

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Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to gray felt and diecut the main Bunny Face section.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps glues from soaking through.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eyes.  

Cut the outer ears from one of the coral Madras Plaid sheets.  Cut the layered face section from the gray dotted Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6.  Punch a ¼" dot of pink cardstock from the Berry Red Collection and attach it behind the notched area on the face section.  (A fidgety little detail...but it makes a big difference.)

Cut the Wooden Alpha H, G and S from the pink cardstock too.  I think Bunny Face looks (vaguely) like the letter U - hope you agree!

Cut white cardstock with the 7-¼ x 2-¼"  Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Trim (or mask) the bottom of the "sending love" clear stamp from Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die set. Stamp it with Starlite Black Brilliance.  Stamp "to a wonderful friend" too.

Cut two detached hearts - from the Heart Streamer Globe set - from the pink 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter sheet.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").

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Have fun with variations of this basic design.  Use your favorite colors, little prints and felt scraps.  Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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03/25/2021

Thu 25

Easy Nested Globe Treat Totes by Jean Okimoto

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Need 24 treat totes in a hurry?  The new Spring Plaid Slim set - 2 each of 12 double-sided 3.5" x 8.5" plaids -  makes it quick and easy to fold and diecut these pastel totes for spring and Easter treats.   MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxSpringPlaidSlim, MemoryBoxLayeredDaisies, MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxVibrantViolet6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitter6x6, JeanOkimoto, SlimlinePapers, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes, DiecutFlowers, FlowerDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Hi, Jean Okimoto with a project inspired by Sara's sweet Spring Plaid Slim set baskets. These hold the foil-wrapped Ghiradelli egg and bunny chocolates - and the Ghiradelli squares. MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxDiecuts, TreatWrappers, TreatTotes

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03/21/2021

Sun 21

Pastel Crystal Border and Gerber Stems by Jean Okimoto

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Lemon-yellow Gerber blossoms bloom along a bright pastel Crystal Border in mix of angles+curves, brights+white, glitter+foil...all on a short slimline card!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a design ready to welcome Spring.

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Cut a 6-¼" x 7-½" sheet of white cardstock.   Score it (horizontally) at ¾" and 4-¼".  Cut Crystal Border about ¾" to the right of the ¾" scoreline.  We're using just the cutout here. Cut a 3-½" x 6-¼" piece of smooth white cardstock.  Attach it to the ¾" tab to create the back of the card.

Cut Crystal Border again from the gold sheet in the 6x6 Polished Foil pad - we're using the delicate cutout.

Cut Crystal Border again from smooth white cardstock covered with blended inks in shades of pink, peach, teal, yellow and green - remove the delicate outline but keep the diecut pieces in the die for easy re-assembly later.  My inked paper stash somehow included at sheet of blended inks with sections that matched the pattern of the Crystal Border - it was a lucky day.

Attach a wide strip of lined doublestick tape behind the Crystal Border cutout - the adhesive will be visible in the cutout on the card front.  Save the paper tape liner.

Press the delicate gold Crystal Border onto the exposed adhesive in the cutout. Press it with the paper tape liner. 

Attach the little pieces to the adhesive in each section - then press everything with the saved paper tape liner. 

Cut just the tops of the Gerber Stems from the yellow 6x6 sheet in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Cut the whole Gerber stems and small leafy stem from a green sheet in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach the yellow flower tops to the green flowers, slightly offset.  Attach the flowers to the card, then add the small leafy stem.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and punch or cut a 1-¼" circle.  Cut another 1-¼" circle from a scrap of the inked paper and attach it - slightly offset - behind the greeting circle to add dimension.

Add ¼" dots punched from the chartreuse sheet in the Frosted Glitter Pad.

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Our latest Collection's floral dies can be used in so many ways...diecut your favorite flowers, add colors, and arrange them on Spring cards for quick greetings.

Thanks for visiting  - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/18/2021

Thu 18

Build a Rainbow with Nested Globes by Jean Okimoto

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Take your cards beyond the box with bright rainbows, sunbursts and 6x6 papers from the Spring Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto sharing a card that takes advantage of the versatility of Memory Box dies and some of the 108 shades from our new 6x6 cardstock collections.  The glittered yellow strip is cut from the new Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Diecut the rainbow with the 5 largest Nested Globes dies and colors from the new 6x6's - Fresh Aqua, Vibrant Violet, Lush Green, Graceful Garden Glitter Pad and Twilight Purple.  The Sunny Orange Collection (below Lush Green) created the yellow and orange sunburst.  

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As Trina suggests - cut a portion of each globe, then use the smaller die to cut each strip.  Build the rainbow with the narrow strips instead of layering the 5 colors.  Here's a photo of leftover offcuts after the rainbow strips were cut.  I cut each piece taller than necessary and trimmed everything after I taped them together on the reverse side.  You can use these offcuts to build smaller rainbows.

Cut yellow cardstock from the Sunny Orange Collection with the 3" die from the Circle Basics set.  Cut it with Stitched Burst.  Rotate the die so it cuts halfway between the first set of holes.  Cut a 3" orange circle and layer it behind the yellow circle to emphasize the dots.

Vigorously shake the container of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and use the tube end of the sprayer to add gold specks along the center of a white slimline (3-⅝" x 8-½") card.  Dry the ink.

Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink - these inks were compatible when dry and didn't smear or blur when used together. Please test your inks first if you're using other products.    Attach the diecuts - the  sunburst circle extends about ⅛" above the fold.

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Have fun combining your favorite colors and create unique rainbows for spring cards.  Messages of support and encouragement are always appreciated.

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

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03/14/2021

Sun 14

Double-Embossed Blooming Easter Egg by Jean Okimoto

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The Blooming 3D Embossing Folder creates an instant A-2 sized background - or diecut a portion of it for a glossy pastel Easter egg.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to highlight the beautiful details and dimension of this versatile floral design.

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Begin with watercolor paper's smoother side sponged with soft overlapping layers of pastel inks. Heat-set the inks, then place the paper in the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder with the inked side facing the bumpier side of the folder.  Pressure-emboss the paper using the plate(s) required for your machine.  I layered the thick platform, the folder+enclosed paper and 3 layers of 80# cardstock as a shim on my Platinum machine. No embossing mats or additional plates.

Place the embossed paper on a hard, flat surface and use a hard rubber brayer to coat the raised areas with VersaMark (use a clean VersaMark inkpad).  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  Cut it with the second-largest die from the Half a Dozen Eggs set.  

Cut Happy Easter Posh Script from the yellow Sunny Orange Collection sheet.  Cut two Wild Grass Borders from the Lush Green Collection sheet.  Cut three flowers from the Cherry Blossom Elements set from the pink Berry Red Collection sheet.  Punch ¼" dots from the yellow sheet for the center of the flowers.

Cut the yellow, orange and yellow-orange Graceful Garden glittered cardstock sheets with the 1-¼" Half a Dozen Eggs die.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die and attach it to a 3-⅝" x 8-⅝" white slimline card.  

Attach one grass border on the left.  Mark the postion of the orange glittered egg.  Attach the second grass border where the joined sections will be covered by the egg.  Trim the excess border on the right side.  

Attach the diecuts - use a ruler or T-square to align the greeting.  Attach just a few blades of grass. 

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Memory Box 3D Embossing Folders are great for quick cards with the addition of a simple greeting.  Or, use the folders as we've done here for cards to share with the special people in your life.

Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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