828 posts categorized "Techniques"

07/25/2021

Sun 25

Slimline Trio of Castle Collages by Jean Okimoto

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Send birthday wishes with a layered slimline tri-fold of castle collages from the Summer Daydreams Collection.  The collages are usually layered from small-to-large for a 3-D effect - they're stacked out of sequence here for a different look.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here -  hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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Score 8-½" x 10-½" light gray cardstock at 3-½" and 7".  Diecut Fantasy Castle Collage from the front of the first panel.  Diecut Stone Keep Castle Collage from the backside of the second panel.

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Cut three of the moat border from the Fantasy Castle Collage.  Attach one to the front of the Fantasy Castle Collage - and another one behind the Fantasy Castle Collage for added support.  The backside of the Fantasy Castle Collage panel is shown above.  Trim the 3rd moat border and attach it to the front of the Stone Keep Castle Collage for added interest.  

Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 4-⅛" tall Nested Globes die.  Brush or sponge it with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and peacock feathers.  Spray it with a light layer of Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it. 

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Cut Imperial Castle Collage from light gray cardstock and trim the bottom and sides.  Attach it to the globe diecut.  

Stamp the greetings from the Majestic Achievements Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the pink 6x6 sheet from the Berry Red Pack with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Cut them with the coordinating dies.  Attach the birthday banner with foamtape.  

Color 5 Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and attach them to the card.

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We're celebrating a very special birthday here in Seattle this weekend...Impress is 34 years young!  The celebration includes a great 20% discount on regular-priced items (excluding class kits and gift certificates).  The sales ends tonight - July 25th - the promo code for online shopping is "happy34."  It's a great time to get the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs items on your wishlist!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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07/22/2021

Thu 22

Sand(paper) Sandcastles by the Sea by Jean Okimoto

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Build sandpaper sandcastles by the sea with the new Fantasy and Stone Keep Castle Collages. Trim the bottom edges and take them from collage designs to freestanding diecuts on beachy summer cards.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here combining the Under the Sea and Summer Daydreams Collections - and transforming castles from royal residences to sandy architecture.

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Prep the Fantasy and Stone Keep Castle Collage dies by rubbing them briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the tiny pieces.  If your sandpaper starts to curl, attach it to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to stabilize it.  Diecut 100- and 150-grit sandpaper for a slight variation in color and texture.  No mass-produced sandcastles here!  Trim the bottoms.

Paint watercolor paper with diluted refill inks in blues, teals and greens.  Air-dry it,  then spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the 3" x 4.1" Nested Globes die.

Cut Graceful Ocean Birds from the pale blue-white Delicate Pastels 6x6 Glitter sheet.  Save the 3rd bird for another project.  Cut the birds again from a dark gray 6x6 in Earth Neutral Collection.  Trim the glittered legs and tip of the beak. Layer the glittered diecuts over the black diecuts - slightly offset for a shadowed look.

Cut the teal 6x6 from the Fresh Aqua Collection with the 4-¼" x 5-½" die.  Attach it to a side-folded white A2 card.  Attach the diecuts - use foamtape for the standing bird. Add the medium-sized Fairy Drops

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Thanks for visiting...see you on Sunday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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07/18/2021

Sun 18

Layers of Ocean Sights and Sounds by Jean Okimoto

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Imagine the sound of waves on the shore - or echoing in a pearly seashell - and create a slimline card of sunwashed pastels.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with some inspiration for July's Nautical Challenge.  There are many more layers than usual - hope you like the composition, textures and soft colors.   

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Cut the solid Grand Spiral Shell from watercolor paper painted in watery overlapping layers of pink, teal, cream and lavender.  Pressure-emboss the diecut with detailed Grand Spiral Shell die.  Cut the pale aqua Polished Foil 6x6 sheet with the detailed shell die.  The pressure embossing adds subtle shadows and debossed areas to secure the foil diecut.

Rub the Wood Grain Planks die briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the diecut.  Cut the planks from White Woodgrain cardstock

Cut the pale smokey blue 6x6 from the Stormy Blue Collection into 2 strips - 2-½" x 6" and 1-½" x 6".  Tape them to form a single strip.  Attach it - angled - to a White Woodgrain slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝") so the spliced section will be covered by the tallest plank.  

Cut the straight rope from the End of My Rope Set twice from White Woodgrain cardstock.  You could cut just one and cut it in half - but that would involve too much thinking for me!  Just wanted it to look like posts tied with ropes, like down at the pier.

Color three Clear Jewels with a violet Sharpie or Copic Marker.

Attach the planks, ropes, and Grand Spiral Shell to the background - use foamtape for the plank on the right. Stamp the greeting - from the new You Anchor Me Clear Stamp and Die Set - on a light lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with Fantasia VersaFine Clair.  Attach it with foamtape.  Add the jewels.

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Hope you're enjoying the Summer Daydreams Collection!  Thanks for visiting...

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07/15/2021

Thu 15

Create an Ink-Blended Grand Galaxy Birthday Card by Jean Okimoto

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Dreamy blended colors and turquoise jewels transform a galaxy design from a guy-card to a special greeting for a birthday gal. Highlight the details of the new Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder with soft layers of color, accent strips from the 6x6 cardstock collections and the sparkle of custom-colored Clear Jewels.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a quick, double-inked, embossed technique creates a different look each time you use it.  It's a variation of a technique Anne shared earlier - and a process we used for one of my spring card kits.

Cut smooth, heavy white cardstock to 4-¼" x 5-½".  Cover it with soft, blended overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  A little white showing thru the colors is OK.  Colors used here are kitsch flamingo, cracked pistachio, wild honey, wilted violet and peacock feathers.  Use a brayer to apply peacock feathers to the top section of the Grand Galaxy 3D Embossing Folder.

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Quickly spray 4 spritzes of water in the air - then catch the mist with the uninked backside of the cardstock.  Place the damp cardstock in the folder with the  inked side facing the inked half of the folder.  Run it through the diecut machine following your machine's embossing instructions.

Remove the cardstock and heat-set the inks.  Trim it to 3-¾" x 5" with a Rectangle Basics die.  Cut 4-½", 4" and 3" accent strips from the Fresh Aqua, Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange collections.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink, then cut the greeting with the matching die.  Don't cut the individual greetings apart - it's easier to tape the dies to stamped cardstock for cutting when everything is together.  And they're easier to find (and identify!) when they're together. 

Cut an extra layer from a teal 6x6 sheet - use it to add dimension and a shadow to accent the greeting.

Color Clear Jewels with a turquoise Sharpie or Copic Marker.  Attach everything to a 5-½" square white card - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Try this double-inking technique with some of our other 3D Embossing Folders too.  Thanks for visiting - hope you're liking our Summer Daydreams Collection!

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07/10/2021

Sat 10

Say HI with the New Balloon Bunch and Twiggy Alphabet by Jean Okimoto

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Balloons aren't just for celebrations and special occasions.  Why not send a balloon card to say hello and let someone know you're thinking about them?  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with two new designs from our Summer Daydreams Collection - the fun Ballloon Bunch and slender Twiggy Alphabet.

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Spray colorful ink-blended cardstock with Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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Here's a tip.  It's easy to find the right blend of colors for the balloons without the distraction of the surrounding areas if you cut a template from contrasting cardstock and use it to select the area to diecut. Place the die in the template and cut the balloons.

The "strings" are cut with the Graceful Jellyfish die, then trimmed and attached to the balloons.  

Cut the Twiggy Alphabet greeting background from a light green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut the contrasting letters from the turquoise Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.

Cut the largest Stylish Rectangle from a dark blue 6x6 in the Ocean Blue Collection.

Attach the diecuts to a white A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamtape at the top of each balloon.

Add a small gold cord bow and sparkly Clear Jewels.

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Why not make a bunch of balloon cards in different colors and have them ready for any occasion...or just to say hello?  As an alternative - cut the balloons from different colors of Memory Box 6x6 Glitter or Polished Foil Pads and use coordinating colors of our 6x6 paper collections for the greetings.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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07/09/2021

Fri 09

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features products from the new Memory Box Summer Daydreams Collection.  I saw a fun technique that Gina K demonstrated on her Youtube channel called Emerging Watercolor.

I taped a piece of watercolor paper to my surface and colored the background using two colors of Tombow Markers.  You can use any water based markers, watercolor or inks for this technique. 

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Once my background was colored, I used a paintbrush and plain water to blend the color.  I dried the background completely, then used embossing ink to stamp the fish on the background.  I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the stamped fish.

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Next, I sprayed the background with water and used a dry paper towel to pick up the color. I did this several times to remove as much color as I could.  The embossing powder acts as a resist and the end result is almost a batik look to your background.

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Once the background was dry I used the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles to die cut my paper.  I glued two strips of orange cardstock to the background and used foam tape to adhere the die cut anchor to the card. 

I die cut the banner from white cardstock, stamped "Happy Birthday" in orange ink and used foam tape to glue it to my card.

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I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a white card base and glued some Fairy Drops to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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07/07/2021

Wed 07

Create a Paper-pieced Floral Chain Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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07/03/2021

Sat 03

Double Stitch Rectangle Floral Treat Wrappers by Jean Okimoto

Thoughtful departure treats add a special touch to any event - especially after social-distancing and hunkering-down for more than a year.  Create these with the Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out dies and layered blossoms from the Spring Collection.

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Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an alternative way to use this versatile die set.  A Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die cuts the basic folded shape - and pressure-embossing with the 2 smaller dies adds the details and scorelines for the bottom.  Cut 8-½" x 3" strips of white cardstock.  Score and fold them at 4-¼".  Place the 4.3" x 3.1" die (3rd largest) so the bottom inner cutting edge is about 1/16" below the folded edge.  Cut the folded cardstock.

Pressure-emboss the folded cardstock with the 2.6" x 3.8" and 2.1" x 3.3" (the next two smaller sizes) dies - tape the larger die along the fold and tape the smaller die inside and adjacent to the larger die.

Unfold the cardstock and reverse the original fold - changing it from a valley-fold to a mountain-fold.  Fold the left and right sides of the cardstock on the innermost scored lines to form a peak.  Fold both sides up against the peak.  Spritz the front side with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Diecut Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Daisies from two shades of the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  Cut the Dreamy Freesia, then cut the small 2-petal section again for paper-piecing.  Cut the flowers again from a light blue Stormy Blue 6x6 and a medium blue Ocean Blue 6x6.  Punch holes for the cord.

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Mix, match and layer the flower diecuts.  Attach them to the treat wrappers.  

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Add ¼" dots punched from the red and gold Holiday Glitter Pad 6x6 sheets.  Use doublestick tape to attach packaged treats inside the wrappers.  Ghiradelli chocolate squares are used here.  Tie the wrapper with gold cord and use the edge of a bone folder or the flower burnishing tool to curl the cord.  For best results follow the curve of the cord and pull the curling tool quickly and firmly along the cord. 

It's a lot easier than it sounds!  Vary the size of the treat packet by using different die sizes - there are 7 dies in the set.  

Thanks for visiting...have a safe and Happy 4th if you're celebrating this weekend!

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06/30/2021

Wed 30

Diecut the Grand Tulip Shell from Recycled Paper by Jean Okimoto

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Do you ever save paper because it's just too pretty to toss...like the cover of  the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad? Here's a way to use the glossy soft pastel-striped cover sheet - diecut the Grand Tulip Shell background, then top it with a delicate gold Polished Foil diecut.  

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with bit of up-cycling on a slimline friendship card.  My class kits are filled with Memory Box papers and cardstock.  I buy a lot of extras in addition to my Design Team supplies - and accumulate a lot of covers from the paper and cardstock packs.  Many are too pretty to throw into the recycle bin.  

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I cut the soft rainbow pastels cover of the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad - the colors were perfect for the Grand Tulip Shell background.  Pressure-embossing with the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die added dimension - and made it easier to attach the detailed gold layer.  

Cut the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle from the creamy yellow sheet in the 6x6 Sunny Orange Collection.  Spritz the large center offcut with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

Color Clear Fairy Jewels with a dark yellow Sharpie or Copic Marker and set them aside to dry.

Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on a medium yellow sheet from the Sunny Orange Collection with Melon Impress Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

Attach the diecuts and jewels to a pink slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

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You can also create a striped background of the Delicate Pastels with 1" wide strips of the actual 6x6 sheets and diecut it for a sparkly shell.  It would be a pretty card for a summer birthday celebration.

Thanks for visiting - keep cool and safe this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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06/29/2021

Tue 29

Shaped Flower Thank You Cards
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone! Creating custom thank you cards are such a good way to show how grateful you truly are.  Using the colored paper pad with the flower dies make it simple to create beautiful shaped flowers to accent any card.  Using them on a thank you card just give such special meaning to the recipient. 

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Flower Shaping: 

I started with bot the Layered Fresh Flowers and Layered Daisies and die cut them out of Vibrant Violet and Sunny Orange.  The 3 shades of the same color in 1 paper helps with creating depth to the flowers. For the Layered Fresh die cuts I added some white highlights with a Posca pen, flicking the pen from the center of the flower toward the middle of the petal.  I spritz the all the die cuts with water, this helps with holding the shape, then shape the flowers petals from the back then turn them over and press down in the center.  Some I layered 3 to 4 flowers other just 2 layers.  Adhering them together with liquid glue.  For the ones that are more shaped I held the flower together until the glue dried. for the Fresh Flowers I added Strawberry Ice glitter glue to the center.  For the Layered Daisies I used a light brown from the Earth Neutral paper pack. I also cut out some foliage from Layered Daisies from Lush Green paper and lightly shaped them as well.

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Sentiment:

For the sentiment I used the 2nd smallest die from the Matinee Rectangle Layers and die cut out from the darkest in color in the colors used for the flowers. I stamped and heat embossed the Thank You sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set. I chose white embossing powder for the flowers from Vibrant Violets paper and gold for flowers from Sunny Orange paper pack.

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Card Base:

For the card base I used the new woodgrain paper and die cut it out using the Pinpoint Burst Plate to give it some organic texture. The Vibrant Violet colors I used white woodgrain paper and the Sunny Orange I used kraft woodgrain. I ink blended with making colors swirling out from the center out, going lighter the further away from center.  

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Assembly and Accents:

The card base is adhered to a A2 size card. I adhere the sentiment with foam tape over the center of the PinPoint Burst.  Then adhered the flowers around the sentiment.  For the Layered Daisies I added Layered Daisies foliage die cuts.  To bring in some sparkle I added Clear Jewels colored with alcohol markers to match the color scheme.

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