712 posts categorized "Jean Okimoto"

04/26/2020

Sun 26

Emboss and Gloss the Magnificent Sunflower by Jean Okimoto

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Highlight the dimension of the Magnificent Sunflower 3D Embossing Folder for a glossy, glazed look in fresh greens and yellows.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with spring-into-summer design today.

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Sponge or brush squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn and twisted citron Distress Oxides onto the smoother side of Memory Box Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Give it a light spritz of water and blend the inks with the inky sponges or brushes.  Heat-set the inks.  Cut it with the largest Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  Splatter a few dots of gold ink onto the inner portion and heat-set it.

Emboss it with the Magnificent Sunflower folder.  Place the rectangle on a hard, flat surface and apply a light layer of VersaMark with a 4" brayer.  Emboss it with detail clear powder

Stamp the greeting - from the Wild Rose Stem Clear Stamps and Die Set - on black cardstock with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  

Attach everything to a white A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam dots for the greeting.  Punch ¼" circles from the green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad cardstock.  

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Hope you'll give this a try.  Using the hard rubber brayer lets you apply VersaMark to the highest embossed layer without smudging.  It's great for large backgrounds too.  

Thanks for stopping by - take care and keep healthy!

Jeansignature-3

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04/23/2020

Thu 23

Color the Wild Rose Stem with Stenciled Distress Oxides by Jean Okimoto

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The bold, beautiful Wild Rose Stem is easy to watercolor - and even easier to stencil for a watercolored look.  Chose your favorite Distress Oxides and stencil them onto the stamped and embossed image for a super-quick and easy design.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple technique card for spring.

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Stamp the flowers - from the Wild Rose Stem Clear Stamps and Dies Set - on the smoother side of Memory Box Open Studio Watercolor Paper with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut medium or heavyweight vellum with the matching die.  Vellum retains a crisp edge and doesn't absorb the stenciled inks.

Stencil the image with Distress Oxides - worn lipstick, mowed lawn, bundled sage and squeezed lemonade.  Blend the inks with a damp paintbrush or waterbrush - make it look less stenciled, more watercolored!  Heat-set it, then diecut it. 

Cut a 5-3/4" x 2-¾"  strip of the pale green Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots 6x6 paper.  Score, cut and fold a 6-¼" x 3-½" card of Berry Blush cardstock.  

Paint the smoother side of Memory Box watercolor paper with a light layer of worn lipstick Distress Oxide. Dry the ink. Stamp the greeting - also from the Wild Rose Stem set - with Onyx Black.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it.

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Trim the top and bottom right corners of the card and green striped piece and  greeting strip wih a corner rounder  Assemble the card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Accent the flowers with dots of Open Studio Buttercup Glitter Glue.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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04/16/2020

Thu 16

Add Rainbow Inks to a 3D Embossed Serene Mandala by Jean Okimoto

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Spotlight the center of the Serene Mandala 3D Embossing Folder and accentuate the details with a rainbow of inks.  Add a quick message from the Poppystamps Greeting Basics Clear Stamps and Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad dots.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with many colors - and circles - on a card ready for any occasion.

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We're using the reverse side of the embossed cardstock to focus on the floral pattern in the center.  I'm recycling rainbow-inked cardstock from my stash.  Cut it with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Find the tiny ¼" raised dot in the center of the folder.  Place the inky side of the circle against the dot so the design will be debossed and "pressed in" instead of raised.  The floral pattern will be pressure-embossed and raised for inky highlights and heat-embossing.

Use a firm ink pod - shown above -  to cover the raised design with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide.  Heat-set the ink.  Add a layer of Broken China Distress Oxide and heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  I smudged some ink along the edge - I'll cover it with a strip of purple cardstock and call it an accent strip.  No one will know.

Ink the edge of the circle with a light layer of Broken China. Cut accent strips of purple (¾" x 3-¾") and turquoise (1-⅜" x 3") cardstock.  

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Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Greeting Basics set - on white cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the 1-¼" Circle Basics die.  Cut another circle from a scrap of inked cardstock and layer it to accent the white circle.  Attach the pieces to a side-folded white A-2 card - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add ¼" punched circles of the purple Twinkling Jewel glitter cardstock.

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Memory Box's 3D Embossing Folders are beautifully-detailed, generous 4.5" x 5.75" designs that are perfect for cards, tags, layouts and mixed media projects.  They're great as monochromatic designs - or highlighted with inks, spritzes, glazes and watercolors.

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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04/11/2020

Sat 11

Easter Candy Wrappers with Open Studio 3D Embossing Folders by Jean Okimoto

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Open Studio 3D Embossing Folders create great treat wrappers for Easter Sunday.  These simple, one-piece designs are perfect for many favorite Easter candies.  I've filled these with the foil-wrapped Ghirardelli chocolate eggs and bunnies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a quick and easy weekend project.

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Cut 7.5" x 3" strips of cardstock.  Score and fold them at 3.75".  Cut them with the big Half a Dozen Eggs die - place the bottom edge of the die about ⅛" below the fold. 

Place the folded egg diecuts in the 3D Embossing Folder. Run it through your machine with the plates and/or mats required for pressure embossing.  I used the thick base platform, embossing folder with the folded egg and 2 layers of cardstock (as a shim) on my Platinum machine.

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Ink the embossed egg with Distress Oxides and a firm foam ink pod.  The pods are like hard marshmallows - they'll ink the raised areas - but not the debossed areas.  Here are the colors I used - worn lipstick, twisted citron, spun sugar, tumbled glass, cracked pistachio, squeezed lemonade and shaded lilac.  Heat-set the inked areas.

Punch holes at the top of the eggs.  Attach the candy to the egg with doublestick tape.  Tie the egg with gold cord and curl the ends of the cord with the side of the green plastic burnisher.

 

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The Open Studio 3D Embossing Folders are generously sized at 4.5" x 3.75".  We've used just small sections of the folders - the entire folder is great for embossing cardfronts and tags too.  If you're as ancient as I am you might remember tediously pressure-embossing with a stylus and a light box.  We don't need those anymore!

The folders used here are Chrysanthemum Field, Serene Mandala and Heart Bouquet. 

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll have a chance to try this stay-at-home project with your favorite Memory Box Open Studio embossing folders.  Take care and stay healthy!

Jeansignature-3

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04/09/2020

Thu 09

Beary Best by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a card that was inspired by window teddy bear sightings in our neighborhood.  They were actually bears, elephants, monkeys, cats, bunnies and some we couldn't recognize - all out there and enjoyed by families on daily walks. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a card that's very different from the Easter project I was planning to post - hope you like it.

We all need something to smile about right now - why not make a card for that?  Share it with neighbors from your window, or send it to someone for their window.  

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The Snow Bunny Deep Edge Set becomes a bear again with just a change of ears.  Cut it from textured metallic kraft paper.  Cut the ear circles with the Circle Basics dies.  Diecut cardboard scrap layers to add dimension to the nose and feet.  The eyes and nose triangle are on one die - cut it from brown cardstock, then color the eye circles with a black marker.

Cut the ear and paw accents from the dark orange Cottage Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.  Cut the dark floral Cottage Meadow 6x6 print with the 3.5" x 4.75" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the floral tummy piece from the reverse side of the background print.

Cut the 2" x 3.25"  Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from the blue striped Cottage Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.  Stamp the greeting - from the Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - with Pinecone VersaFine Clair on the pumpkin-colored print from the same set.  Heat-emboss it quickly with detail clear powder.

Here's an embossing technique we use in classes...pre-heat the embossing powder from the reverse side of the stamped cardstock, then finish it from the front.  This preheats the powder and (seems to) prevent overheating and scorching the stamped image or words.  

Score, fold and cut a blue A-6 (4.5" x 6.25") card.  Attach the diecuts.  Attach the greeting with thin foam tape.

Accent some of the flowers with Goldfinch and Strawberry Ice Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Set the card aside to dry the glue.

Memory Box Deep Edge Dies are great for fabric arts too - you can cut several layers at once.  Cut the larger bear shapes from fabric, then add cardstock details.  

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This little guy takes a few minutes to diecut and assemble, but he'll make you smile...promise!  Make some extras and send them to others for their windows too!  Bear cards eliminate problems caused by narrow windowsills, wide bears - or both.

Thanks for stopping by, take care...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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04/04/2020

Sat 04

Add Special Dimensional Effects with the Genoese Egg by Jean Okimoto

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Let the new Genoese Egg add layers of dimension and texture to your Easter cards with a combination of shadow diecutting and embossing.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a springy Easter design for you.  Memory Box dies make it easy to add special effects to your cards and layouts - I'll share some techniques here.

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Sponge the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with Twisted Citron, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides.  Spritz it with a very light mist of water, then use the inky daubers or sponges to soften and blend the adjacent colors.  

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Cut it with the 3-¼" tall Half a Dozen Eggs die.  Pressure-emboss it using the plates and rubber embossing mat required for your machine.  Cut Genoese Egg from an adjacent section of the watercolor paper.  Cut Genoese Egg again from smooth white cardstock and remove the outer rim - we're using just the decorative inner section.  

Attach the white portion - slightly offset -  behind the watercolored diecut.  Attach that to the pressure-embossed egg.

Cut the pale yellow/green dotted sheet from the Springtime Bouquet 6x6 pack with the 4.25" x 5.5" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to a side-folded white A-2 card.  

Cut Wild Grass Border from green cardstock.  Trim the short edges with the 4.25" x 5.5" rectangle basics die.  

Cut Gentle Bunny and the two larger bunnies from the Little Bunny Trio from the white glittered cardstock in the Delicate Pastel 6x6 pack.

Cut three flowers from the Cherry Blossom Elements set from the white cardstock in the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Color the flowers with a pale peach marker.  

Attach the diecuts to the background.  Add dots of Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue to the flower centers.  Set the cards aside to dry the glitter glue.

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Hope you'll give this triple-dimension technique a try - it adds a lot to a simple card...and it's easy.  Thanks for visiting!

Take care and stay healthy...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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04/02/2020

Thu 02

Add Twinkling Jewel Glitter Cardstock and Watercolors to a Lacework Egg by Jean Okimoto

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The delicate details of a glittery Lacework Egg sparkle on the matte watercolored background for today's Easter card.  Turn the Poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border into a bouncy green lawn for bunny-hopping and a greeting from the new Big and Little Spring Clear Stamp Set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a bit of inspiration for April's Spring Fling Challenge.

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Sponge the slightly smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.  Spritz it - very lightly - with a fine mist of water.  Use the inky sponges to blend the colors.  Dry it, then diecut it with a die from the Half a Dozen Eggs set.

Here's a tip...scrunch a piece of waxed paper and rub it briskly over the Lacework Egg die before cutting the white Delicate Pastel Glitter cardstock.  Prepping the die first makes it very easy to remove the detailed diecut from the die.

Cut Gentle Bunny and Little Bunny Trio from the white glitter cardstock.

Cut the pale green pinstripe Springtime Bouquet print with one of the new Poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border. It's now a spring lawn for bunny hopping.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps - on white cardstock with Pearlescent Purple Brilliance.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square lavender card - use thin foam tape for the bunnies.   Add purple gem stickers.  Square cards require special handling and extra postage - but they'll be appreciated.

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Hope our Design Team has inspired you to keep creating during these difficult weeks.  Cards are a great way to keep in touch - now, more than ever before. Continue  to support your favorite Retailers and their online stores.  

Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

 

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03/26/2020

Thu 26

Welcome Spring with the Oval Fold Frame, Picket Tall Curve Border and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape by Jean Okimoto

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Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape adds instant springtime when you need a quick card.    Diecut Poppystamps' Oval Fold Frame and emboss it with Picket Tall Curve Border to add some quick texture.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with an easy spring design for you.  I love it when my tools and supplies do all of the work for me!

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Cut and score pale pink cardstock twice with the Poppystamps Oval Fold Frame.  Fold the narrow tab back. Crease both frame sections on the other scored line.  

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Pressure-emboss the folded panels with the Poppystamps Picket Tall Curver Border.  Attach the embossed pieces to a pale pink cardstock rectangle cut with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and diecut it using the oval from the Oval Fold Frame set.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on a scrap of the pale pink cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder - VersaFine Clair is a fast-drying ink.  

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Looking for a bit of sparkle?  Diecut the bright green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the Picket Tall Curve Border.  Tiny sparkly green squares!

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Need some Easter cards?  Just add some felt bunny diecuts and a new greeting instead - and you're done!  This could be a Mother's Day card too.

The pandemic forced us to cancel the March 28th SPRING THINGS class at Impress - but I'm hoping to sell class kits for the 5 Spring/Easter cards and a treat wrapper.  

Thanks for visiting - be careful, stay safe and make some  spring cards...

 

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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03/22/2020

Sun 22

Rustic Tree Collage, Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack and the Whittle Giraffe by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut a Rustic Tree Collage background from a Cottage Meadow 6x6 print for the Poppystamps Whittle Giraffe. These great new floral prints make it easier than ever to create quick cards that look very detailed...but they're not!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a little Whittle card designed to make you smile.

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Cut the Cottage Meadow orange floral print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.  Cut the rectangle with the Rustic Tree Collage - save the big center section.

Cut three Whittle Giraffes from yellow cardstock and attach a scrap of black cardstock behind one of them for his nostrils. Add the other two for dimension.  Color it with a Memento Peanut Brittle marker.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Poppystamps Whittle Love Clear Stamps Set - with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair on the light pink dotted print from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots set.  Quickly emboss the greetings with detail clear powder.  

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Attach the outside greeting with foam dots.  Attach the inside greeting with doublestick tape to keep the card from getting too bulky.

Add Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue to the center of the flowers.

 

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Thanks for visiting!

Jeansignature-3

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03/19/2020

Thu 19

Gloriosa Butterflies, Double Stitch Square Cut Out and Cottage Meadow 6x6 Prints by Jean Okimoto

 

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A glittered Gloriosa Butterfly, Cottage Meadow 6x6 print and Double Stitch Square Cut Outs are a great combination for spring cards.  We're loving Cottage Meadow's "corner prints" as much as we love the overall florals of this great new set.  This is a beautiful, versatile set!

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a very pink design today - hope it inspires you to add some prettiness to the world.  We certainly need it right now!

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Cut the Cottage Meadow dark floral corner print with the largest Double Stitch Square Cut Out die.  We're using just the inside square.  Cut the square with the second-largest die - leave the frame and square in the die.  Attach double-stick tape to the diecuts - place the tape so it forms a "bridge" between the frame and the square.

Score, cut and fold a pink 5-½" square card.  Square cards require extra handling and postage but I hope this card helps someone get thru a rough time. Attach the frame and square to the card.

Cut the big Gloriosa Butterfly Background from the dusty pink dotted Cottage Stripes and Dots print.  Cut the big detailed Gloriosa Butterfly Outline from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter cardstock.  Cut the butterfly center from matte gold cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Poppystamps Greeting Basics Clear Stamps - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.

Attach the butterfly and greeting to the card - use foam dots for the greetings.  Color the white/orange-speckled Delicate Pastel glitter cardstock with a peachy Copic or Sharpie marker.  Punch ¼" dots and add them to the card.  Love  to create glittery custom-colored accents with the Memory Box glitter cardstock MemoryBoxGloriosaButterflyDuoOutlines, MemoryBoxGloriosaButterflyDuoBackground, MemoryBoxDoubleStitchSquareCutOut, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxCottageMeadow6x6Pack, MemoryBoxCottageStripesAndDots6x6Pack, PoppystampsGreetingBasicsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, ButterflyCards, 6x6Prints, GlitteredDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll be inspired to continue creating your beautiful cards for everyone we can't spend time with right now.  

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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