515 posts categorized "Tutorial"

06/24/2021

Thu 24

Summer Hearts, Layered Daisies, Spritz and Sparkle by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a summer engagement, wedding or anniversary with layers of hearts and flowers.  The Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out set is perfect for any occasion.  Add soft, shimmery highlights to Memory Box Cream Woodgrain cardstock and a Berry Red Collection 6x6 for a custom, color-coordinated look.  

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer card using favorite designs from recent releases. Matching metallic papers and solid cardstock can be challenging among different brands, textures and colors.  Our 108 colors of 110# 6x6 papers - 9 collections of 12 colors each - make it so easy!  Just spritz, brayer, sponge or brush it with metallic inks for the perfect match or coordinating color.  

The Woodgrain 8.5x11" cardstock sheets are great on their own - or add shimmery highlights with metallic inks.  The 3 colors - white, cream and kraft - add subtle texture and dimension to any design.

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Cut Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out from Berry Red's dark coral 6x6 sheet.  Cut a coral plaid strip from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green pack using the 1.1 x 6.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Cut a horizontal grain Cream Woodgrain strip with the .9 x 5.9" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers Die - trim it to 5". Splatter it with just a few specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and heat-set the ink.  Brayer (or sponge) it with Pink Shimmer Delicata and heat-set it again.

Cut the Layered Daisies set twice from Berry Red'd light coral 6x6 sheet.  Spritz one set with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Layer the diecuts - alternating gold-spritzed and un-spritzed petals.  Add the center section.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6 Cream Woodgrain card (6-¼ x 4-½").

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Color 5 of the clear Fairy Jewels with orange and dark pink markers.  I use Sharpies because I have a lot of them - Copic Markers work well too.  Custom-colored jewels are quick and easy with clear Fairy Jewels - 300 jewels per sheet!

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Thanks for visiting - keep cool, safe and hydrated this weekend!

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06/17/2021

Thu 17

Birthday Wishes with Layered Fresh Flowers by Jean Okimoto

 

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Celebrate a summer birthday with Layered Fresh Flowers on a soft background of Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple slimline design for a birthday gal who loves flowers.  

I usually decide on a design, then select the Memory Box items I want to use.  Tried the opposite approach for this card - I wanted to use the Stylish Rectangle Trio, 6x6 paper collections, Birthday Mail Posh Script, Layered Fresh Flowers, Clear Jewels and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape. 

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Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock and cut it with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio.  Remove just the narrow wedge-shaped offcuts - leave the delicate frame and large center rectangle in the die.  Add doublestick tape or tiny dots of glue, then flip the diecuts (still in the die) over and press it onto a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").  A quick background...done!

Color 5 Clear Jewels with markers - I used the bright orange and pink Sharpies.  Set the jewels aside to dry.  Clear jewels and markers make it easy to create custom-colored accents to complement your designs.

Cut two sets of Layered Fresh Flowers from two shades of pink 6x6 sheets from the Fresh Berry Collection.  Assemble the flowers - switch the colors of the roundish centers.

Cut Birthday Mail Posh Script from two shades of the green 6x6 sheets in the Lush Green Collection.  Attach a scrap of the lighter green behind the dot for the "i" in Birthday.  

Assemble the card - use foamtape for the big flower.  Add the custom-colored jewel stickers. MemoryBoxLayeredFreshFlowers, MemoryBoxSunsetBlushWideWashiTape, MemoryBoxBirthdayMailPoshScript, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxBerryRedCollection, MemoryBoxLushGreenCollection, MemoryBoxClearJewels, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, FlowerDiecuts, WordDiecuts, HandmadeCards, HandmadeBirthdayCards, HandmadeFloralCards, ImpressCarddsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Take advantage of the floral watercolored look of the Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape -  and all of the color-matching options of our 6x6 paper collections  - to create unique color combinations for fresh floral cards.

Thanks for visiting  - see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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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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06/10/2021

Thu 10

Summer Scene – Grand Tulip Shell and Marina Sailboats by Jean Okimoto

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Looking for some inspiration for June's Feeling Blue Challenge?  Set a watercolored Grand Tulip Shell and plaid-sailed Marina Sailboat afloat on a soft blue background for a summer-y all-occasion card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an Under the Sea Collection idea for you. 

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Cut the solid Grand Tulip Shell background from watercolored paper speckled with drops of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Pressure-emboss it with the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the detailed overlay from the light gold 6x6 Polished Foil Pack sheet.

Cut the large Marina Sailboat from the light beige 6x6 sheet in the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the sails from the 6x6 Spring Plaid sheet.

Cut Ocean Porthole with the pale blue 6x6 sheet in the Stormy Blue Collection.

Cut a medium blue 6x6 Stormy Blue Collection sheet in half.  Cut the halves with the 2nd-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim and tape them together to form a 7-½" long rectangle  - have the pieces meet about 2-½" from the left edge where the seam will be hidden by the shell.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝") - place the sailboat so it appears to be floating on the stitched line.  Add the pale orange/yellow jewels.

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Combine soft colors and bold diecuts on generously-sized slimline cards to balance the design elements.  Chose a rainbow of  pastels for the shell and pick a matching Spring Plaid sheet for the sails.  Enjoy creating your version of nautical designs in your favorite colors!

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

Jeansignature-3

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06/06/2021

Sun 06

Deep Sea Octopus Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Turn the embossed Waves 3D design sideways and build a wavy seagrass background for the Deep Sea Octopus.  The irregular offcut from the End of My Rope die set creates a watery background for another Under the Sea design.  Freeform shapes, a peachy octopus and blue seagrass can add a summery look to everyday greetings.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to use the popular Waves 3D Embossing Folder - horizontally and embossed with iridescent glitter.

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Cut a turquoise 6x6 sheet from the Fresh Aqua Collection with the large End of My Rope die.  Save the rope frame for another project - we're using the offcut here.  Brayer VersaMark onto the top section of the Waves 3D Embossing Folder. Pressure-emboss the offcut with the VersaMark-ed embossing folder using the plate(s) required for your machine.

Heat-emboss the offcut with Imagine's Iridescent powder for clear, sparkly highlights.

Splatter specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz on the right edge of a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Set it aside to dry.

Cut Deep Sea Octopus from a dark pink/coral 6x6 sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eye cutout.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on natural cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Trim it with the coordinating die. 

Assemble the card and add some adhesive jewels to the areas of the background that weren't Versa-Marked.  Add a jewel to the greeting too.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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06/02/2021

Wed 02

School of Fish Friends by Jean Okimoto

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A mixed fish collection probably isn't part of a typical friendship card - I hope their diversity (and a bit of social-distancing) is a reflection of everyday life.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here after a long morning of glitches...age-, files-, battery- and camera-related issues that all kicked in at once.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut it with Ring Stack. Attach strips of doublestick tape across the back of the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").  Set the delicate Ring Stack diecut into the adhesive-backed offcut.

Blend blue, teal, lavender and purple inks on smooth white cardstock.  Splatter it with specks of blue ink and Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the inks, then cut the cardstock with Ring Stack.  Insert the oval offcuts - the adhesive is already there, just press them into place!  This creates a smooth inlaid card front vs. a piece of inked cardstock between the top layer and the card front.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to portions of the light gold, blue and turquoise Polished Foil Pad sheets.  The extra layer adds dimension and defines the details on the fish.  You'll have a lot of beautiful, detailed metallic fish for future projects! 

Attach the fishes - use foamtape for the 3 gold fishes.

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Prep white cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of gold.  Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - with VersaMark and emboss it with detail gold powder.  Cut it with the 2-¼" Circle Basics die.  Cut a scrap of the ink-blended paper to add some color to the right edge of the circle.

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Thanks for stopping by - see you again tomorrow!

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05/30/2021

Sun 30

Put It In Gear Birthday Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Switch gears from flowers and prettiness to a slimline design for your special guy's birthday.  Slimlines provide plenty of space for bold designs, strong colors and a bit of sparkle.  Hi, happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with a birthday design featuring the new Put It In Gear 3D Embossing Folder.

Trim the brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection to about 4-½ x 6".  Spritz both sides lightly with water, then emboss it with the Put It In Gear folder.  Cut it using part of the 3-⅛ x 8-⅛" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers Die.  Trim it to 5-½" wide.

Cut the dark orange 6x6x from the Sunny Orange Collection with the 6-¾ x 1-¾" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the cardstock to 3-¾" wide.  Spritz it with a generous amount of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Let it airdry for a few minutes, then heat-set.  Add rich highlights to any of the 6x6 Collection sheets with Imagine's spritzes for customized metallic cardstock to match your designs.

Cut Birthday Mail Posh Script from the green 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet and the dark brown Earth Neutral sheet.  It's a perfectly-sized mix of two great fonts that are easy to diecut and attach.  An added bonus - the tiny dot over the "i" is diecut from the background instead of the delicate script.  Just glue a scrap of brown cardstock behind the dot instead of saving and attaching that tiny dot.

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Cut three of Tall Birthday Candles overlay from the dark teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut three solid backgrounds from the light orange Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Assemble the candles starting at the flame and working towards the bottom.  Attach the candle flame with foamtape.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-½ x 8-½").  Slim Basic Rectangle Layers create perfectly proportioned layering pieces for slimline cards.  The die set also eliminates measuring and cutting (and re-cutting!) layers that might otherwise be noticeably wonky on such slim  cards.

Add turquoise jewels from the Bright Jewels set.  

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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05/27/2021

Thu 27

Graceful Jellyfish Floating in the Kelp Collage by Jean Okimoto

 

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Frame a glittered Graceful Jellyfish with the new Kelp Collage and attach multi-sized Fairy Drops for added sparkle. Hello - Jean Okimoto here - hope you're enjoying our Design Team's  Under the Sea Collection cards and Challenge inspiration.  

Why not share your designs and enter May's Water Challenge?  the entry deadline is Sunday May 30th.  We'd love to see your cards!

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Cut the dark purple 6x6 sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with the largest Wrapped Stitched Rectangle die.  Cut it with the Kelp Collage.  Cut a piece of ink-blended paper to attach behind the collage.  Attach both layers to a top-folded purple A-2 card.

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Cut one of the Graceful Jellyfish from the pale blue 6x6 Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the textured underlayer from the white glitter pad sheet.  Attach the layered jellyfish to the background.  Add different sizes of the clear Fairy Drops.

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Clear Fairy Drops add sparkly highlights to brightly-colored design elements.  Protect the gems on mailed cards with a layer of cardstock.  Embellished designs may require special handling and additional postage.

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Here's another way to use the great Graceful Jellyfish die set...invert them and create flowers!  Here's a link with the details.

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

Jeansignature-3

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05/23/2021

Sun 23

Double-Emboss for Extra Details by Jean Okimoto

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Add extra dimension and highlight the details of the School of Fish by pressure-embossing and heat-embossing it.  This technique presses the details down into the Open Studio Watercolor Paper so it retains more of the original white color when inks are sponged onto the surface. Hope you're enjoying the weekend - Jean Okimoto here with an Under the Sea design in soft shades of green, teal and lavender.

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Pressure-emboss School of Fish on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper - use the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Place the paper on a hard flat surface and sponge the design with peacock feathers, cracked pistachio and shaded lilac Distress Oxides - color-blend the inks just on the surface of the embossed paper - don't press the inks into the embossed design.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder, and let it cool completely.  Cut it with School of Fish.

Cut the pale blue-lavender 6x6 sheet from the Stormy Blue Collection with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Center the rectangle in the Underwater 3D Embossing Folder and pressure-emboss the design.  Attach it to a top-folded white A2 card.

Attach 5 fishes  - use foamtape for the top, 3rd and 4th fishes.  

Cut the delicate coral from the lavender Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the seaweed stalk twice from the green Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Trim about 1" from the bottom of one stalk and divide it into two narrow pieces.  Attach the seaweed and coral to the background.  There's a lot happening on the card - but the layered, blended colors play nicely with the detailed design.  I hope!

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Thanks for visiting...hope you'll try this technique to highlight and emphasize the details of this versatile die.  It can be a Father's Day or birthday card for that special guy.  See you again on Thursday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/20/2021

Thu 20

Sanded, Embossed Toolshed Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a special birthday with the bold, industrial look of the new Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder.  The silver Polished Foil Pad captures the dimensional details of the folder - trimmed to a narrow strip - and sanded to highlight the tools.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add extra contrast to an embossed design.

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Attach a strip of adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to the silver Polished Foil Pad sheet for extra thickness.  Place the strip near the right edge of the Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder and emboss it using the plate(s) and embossing mat required for your machine.  Trim it to 2 x 5-¾".

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Place the embossed strip on a hard, smooth surface and carefully sand just the embossed tools with a sanding block.  Use long, level vertical strokes first, then short, level horizontal strokes.  Sanding the raised areas creates a contrast between the shiny background and matte, sanded areas.

Cut the dark orange and teal 6x6 sheets from the Sunny Orange and Fresh Aqua Collections with the 3rd smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the light orange Sunny Orange Collection sheet with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink.  Trim the greetings with the die from the stamp set - shorten the "happy" strip by diecutting the extra space at the ends.

Attach everything to a slimline card (3-½ x 8-½") of the new White Woodgrain cardstock to coordinate with the card's toolbox theme - use foamtape for the greeing.

Add the orange Fairy Jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

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Hope you'll try the sanding technique with other Polished Foil Pad colors and Memory Box 3D Embossing Folders - the Waves and Underwater embossing folder designs would be great on the blue foils.

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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