57 posts categorized "Watercolor paper"

06/30/2022

Thu 30

Sending Heartfelt Prayers
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a sympathy card using some of the newly released floral dies.

Here's a closer look:

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To make my card I first swiped pink and green ink pads direct to watercolor card to create a textured background.  I die cut the flowers and stems using "Graceful Poppy Stems" and "Ruffled Poppy Stems" dies, from pink and green card stock and used some watercolor markers to add a little interest to them.  After putting the flowers together, I arranged them on the front of the card and added a heat embossed sentiment from "Big & Little Words" stamp set.  Lastly I added a few gems.  

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my sympathy card for today.  I always find these difficult to make because it's such a sad occasion to create for.  Hopefully, I've given you some inspiration to create cards like this when you need them.

Be sure to check out the entire new release from Memory Box!  Thanks for stopping by!

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05/24/2022

Tue 24

Sunshine Daisy Stems Over Back-Painted Vellum by Jean Okimoto

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The new Sunshine Daisy Stems can create the look of patient paper-piecing or "coloring inside the lines."  This is a lot easier!   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a vellum back-painting technique - instead of attaching many tiny petals or trying to stay inside the lines.  MemoryBoxSunshineDaisyStems, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyJewels, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxPoshHelloFoilPlateAndDie, FlowerDiecuts, HotFoiling, FoiledCards, HotFoilAndDiecut, HandmadeCards, DIYCards, VellumCards, InkBlendedBackgrounds, JeanOkimoto, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Attach a large piece of doublestick tape to white cardstock - Couture Creations tape was used here.  The taped side is the backside and the cardstock is the front.  Cut the 'open' Sunshine Daisy Stems die (shown on the left) three times from the front.  Remove the offcuts and save just the delicate outlines.

Cut heavy white vellum with the 3-¾" x 2-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the three cardstock Daisy Stems to the vellum - the double-stick tape makes it quick and easy. Press Distress Oxides onto an acrylic block and paint the petals from the backside of the vellum - don't add any water.   Ink colors used here are dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral and kitsch flamingo.

Blend abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and squeezed lemonade Distress Oxides on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Spray it with a light spritz of water, then let it dry. Trim it with the 3-¼" x 2" Rectangle Basics die.

Attach narrow strips of double-stick tape to the backside of the several painted vellum petals  and attach the vellum to the watercolor paper.  The tape won't show through the painted petals.

Foil black cardstock with gold foil and the Posh Hello Hot Foil Plate.  Diecut it.

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Attach the diecuts to a pink A-2 card.  Add the orange Autumn Fairy Jewels.  

Sunshine Daisy Stems is very versatile - diecut stencils or pressure-emboss with it too. Or simply diecut and layer the blossoms for spring or summer cards.

Thanks for visiting  - hope you're enjoying the May Collection ideas from our Design Team!

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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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05/13/2022

Fri 13

A Trio of Ava Butterflies from the May Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Send caring thoughts and special hugs with a trio of the new Ava Butterflies.  They're diecut from pearlescent 6x6's in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad - and perfect when you need a really quick card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline design and a bit of rescued background paper from my stash.

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Cut Ava Butterflies from the pale blue, peach and aqua Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 sheets.  

Sponge the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with salvaged patina, spun sugar and broken china Distress Oxides.  Add a light spritz of water and let the inks blend a bit.  Heat-set it, then cut it with the smallest Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  

Here's my favorite way to align and assemble the new Hugs Daily Script greeting.  Attach Scor-tape to the top of white cardstock and diecut the solid background.  Cut the detailed letters from a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Remove the diecut pieces, then place the letters back into the die. (That's easier than pulling the offcuts out!)  Save the tape liner and press the adhesive-covered background onto the letters. Use the saved tape liner to press the letters firmly onto the adhesive.  Cover the remaining exposed adhesive with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder, tap the excess off, then heat-emboss the greeting.  It'll be straight, completely adhered and sparkly!

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape at the centers of the butterflies and let the wings lift at the outer edges.  Add turquoise Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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05/06/2022

Fri 06

A New Release – Butterfly Birthday Wishes from the May 2022 Collection by Jean Okimoto

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Meet our newest release - the May 2022 Collection of beautiful butterflies, gorgeous flowers - and the introduction of our new hot foil plates for your cards, layouts, and mixed media projects. We're creating spring and summer projects to inspire you - and can't wait to share them with you!

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many new designs we'll be creating in the coming weeks.  The new hot foil products are designed with the same precision and attention to detail that Dave Brethauer devotes to the dies - so you know they'll be a great addition to your Memory Box Collection.

Let's start with the new Sunburst Hot Foil Plate - it's bold, detailed and perfect for any celebration.  It'll be great for the holidays too!  Prepare your foiling equipment and supplies as recommended by the manufacturers.  Foil the delicate sunburst on black paper or cardstock. Trim it to a 4" square.

Hot-foil the new Posh Birthday Wishes on white cardstock.  

Color the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with watery, overlapping layers of the inks from the Melon Melody Kaleidacolor multicolor inkpad or any of your favorite inks.   Dry the inks, then spritz it with a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the spritz.  Cut the paper with the new Intricate Mini Butterflies - a collection of very cool detailed designs. 

Cut white cardstock to 11" x 4-½".  Score it at 6" to create a 5" indented card front.  

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Attach the foiled sunburst and greeting to the card - foam tape the left ⅔'s of the greeting and let the remainder of the greeting extend over the edge of the card front.

Attach 6 butterflies to the card front - and 1 butterfly on the opposite edge.

Hope you like butterflies and flowers - they're great for any occasion and in any combination of colors, textures and sizes.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Wednesday with more designs from our newest release.  Have a great weekend...and Happy Mother's Day to everyone celebrating!

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04/28/2022

Thu 28

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have another spring themed card for you which features some bright colored flowers and foliage.

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I die cut the flowers and leaves from white cardstock, and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to them.  I used Gold and Black Nuvo Drops for the centers of the flowers.

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Next, I used a blending brush to lightly apply Squeezed Lemonade Ink to a watercolor panel.  I spattered it with gold and black inks.  Once the paper was dry, I used foam tape to adhere my flowers to the card and then glued the leaves in place.

I die cut the words "Hello Friend" from Glossy Black cardstock and the shadow from vellum.  Then I adhered my card front to a white card base.

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That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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03/30/2022

Wed 30

Hello You Are Special To Me
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this mini slimline card inspired by my teammate Laura. She had recently shared a gorgeous card with an inked background and white die cuts and it sparked an idea to combine dies from the latest release with stem dies from previous releases.  I especially wanted to use the "Seed Stems" die and add jewels to the seeds so that's what I did.

Here's a close up look at my card:

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I used the following dies to create the bottom of my card. On some of the dies, I just used a leaf or two, or a shortened piece of one of the stems to fill in open spaces on my design.

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And for my sentiment I used the Birch Press Design CL8155 Crystal Lingo

All of the stems and dies were cut from watercolor card stock, also from Memory Box.

To make the background I cut a piece of card stock 3" by 6" and ink blended the following Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, and Dried Marigold.  Then I spritzed it with my water sprayer for some more texture.
Once it was dry, I splatted it with black paint, then began to assembly my card.

Often while making this card I stopped to take pictures of where I put the stems and then I'd re-arrange them and take another picture. By looking at the pictures on my phone, it helps me see what layouts I like and which look odd to me. I do this a lot when I design cards because it really helps to step back and look at it that way. Next, I added the inked panel to a 6.5" by 7" (score this side at 3.5") card base with foam tape.

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Lastly I added lots of Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. I love the gems and jewels from Memory Box as they come in so many variety of colors in one pack and they also have clear ones too.

Here's one last look at my card:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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02/28/2022

Mon 28

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Monday everyone!  I'm back with another card featuring new products from the 2022 Spring release.

I started by using a Gel Plate to create the background for my card.  I sprinkled some Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders onto the Gel Plate and misted it with plain water.  Next I pressed watercolor color paper onto the Gel Plate to pick up the color.  I dried the paper and pressed it again onto the plate to deepen the color.  When the background was dry, I placed a stencil over the paper and used a baby wipe to remove some of the color.  It's a very subtle look because the watercolor paper absorbs the ink.  Next, I spattered the paper with gold ink.

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Next, I die cut the Exquisite Leaf frame from white cardstock and used a blending brush to add a little gold metallic ink the the frame.  I glued the frame to the background and adhered it to a kraft card base.

I die cut the shadow from the Happy Birthday die from foil paper and the words from white cardstock.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

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To finish the card, I added some Fairy Drops to the card front. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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02/27/2022

Sun 27

You Deserve Happiness
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with a mini slimline card made with new stamps and dies from the 2022 Memory Box Spring Release!

Here's another look at my card:

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To make my card I started with a piece of watercolor card stock and smooshed and splattered lots of Distress Inks in pinks, yellow and oranges with lots of water too. Once it dried, I cut the "Memory Box Riverbank Large Layered Blooms" die from it and layered the flower together adhering it with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the new "Memory Box Friends and Family" Open Studio stamp set in black ink then covered the sentiment with post it notes and splattered black Karin marker watercolor ink on it. Once that dried I added the flower to the top of the card.

The center of the flower was cut from the newly released black glossy card stock and really helps tie the splatters and black ink from the sentiment all together. Lastly I added some Fairy Crystals to the card in two sizes. Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today! Please stop by the Memory Box blog each day to see more inspiration from the brand new 2022 Memory Box Spring Release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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02/23/2022

Wed 23

Miss You Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I am back with another pretty floral card today using the Fresh Cut Stems die set.  The flowers in this set remind me of my mom and I do miss her.  She loved smaller blue flowers.  This is a quick card beautiful card to recreate for someone you miss.  You can change up the colors to the recipient favorite.  

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Bouquet:

Die cut the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems from a dark green paper from the Lush Green Pad to get 3 stems.  Die cut the Fresh Cut Stems dies, the ones without the flowers attached, from a lighter shade of green from the Lush Green paper pad.  (I love these paper pads with the different shade for die cutting.  It makes layering so much easier). Die due the flowers from the lightest aqua from the Fresh Aqua Pad.  Shade the bottom of the flowers with Distress Salvage Patina Ink.  Add a little yellow/bronw to the center of the flower with a water color marker, dabbing lightly. Glue the flowers on the stems. Arrange the Tall Frilly Stems in the background gluing them towards the bottom where the overlap.  Then adhere the Fresh Cut Stems on top.  Cut bakers twine and tie a simple not around the area that was glues. Trim off excess.

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Background:

Cut a sheet of Open Studio Watercolor Paper to A2 size.  in the center wet with water and do a quick water color wash with Distress Salvage Patina ink spray. I spay a little on the table and pick up with a soaked brush.  Jut added a light color to the center of the paper.  Then dry off the brush and plater the background with the Salvage Patina.  Blot off with a paper towel to mute the splatters into the background.  Heat dry.  Die cut the Hex Half Pinpoint from Open Studio Watercolor Paper, twice.  Adhere to the background.

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Assembly:

Adhere the background panel to a A2 cream colored card.  Adhere the Miss You Posh Script sentiment, die cut from the matching paper as the flowers, to the bottom right hand corner of the card.  Glue the bouquet in the center of the card.

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