105 posts categorized "Watercolor paper"

03/26/2024

Tue 26

Spring Bloomers and a Bunny by Jean Okimoto

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Stenciled blossoms and a popular new bunny from Poppystamps are great for all-occasion cards.  The bold flowers and sweet poufy bunny are more than ready for spring...are you?  

Hi, Jean here finally after many hours of home security, modem and electrical issues.  Imagine loud warning chirps at exactly 25 minutes past the hour, every hour, 24/7!

Stenciling is quick, precise and forgiving when necessary.  Stenciling on the reverse side of a stamped image is even better.  Here's another design featuring Spring 2024's Cheerful Floral Clear Stamps and Cheerful Floral 6x6 Art Stencils.

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Prep white vellum with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp the floral image with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  Flip both the stencils and the stamped, cooled image over to the backside and stencil the reverse side with Brilliance Inks - Pearlescent Lime, Lavender, Purple and Sunflower Yellow.  The stencils are numbered for sequential coloring and can create the look of layered colors. Cut it with the die included in the stamp set.

Reverse-stenciling keeps the white embossing clean + white and eliminates scratched, scraped embossing. 

Cut two pieces of white cardstock with the second-largest Nested Globes die.  Layer them for dimension, then attach the floral diecut with narrow strips of doublestick tape - it won't be visible under the opaque inks.

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Sweet, poufy Poppystamps Cuddle Bunny will make you smile!   Cut him from the horizontal textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  The light horizontal lines add more character to this already-sweet bunny.  Color the ears and the nose area of the solid head piece with pink ink - Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid was used here. Color the eye areas with a black marker.  Attach it behind the other head diecut.  Assemble the bunny.

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Attach a 1-½" x 4-½" piece of ScorTape to white cardstock. Cut it with the Thank You Daily Script background die.  Cut the detailed top layer of the greeting from a pale blue/lavender Ocean Blue Collection 6x6.  Before removing the diecut - carefully remove and save the  teardrop shapes for the "a" and "y" and the open oval for the "o."  Attach the top layer - and the tiny saved pieces.  Use the tape liner like a presscloth to press all of the pieces firmly onto the adhesive-covered background.  Cover the exposed adhesive with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder, tap the excess off and heat-emboss.  Attach it inside the card.

Thanks for visiting our blog...Happy Easter to everyone celebrating on Sunday.  See you in April!

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02/16/2024

Fri 16

Spring Cheer Collection is Here! by Jean Okimoto

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Meet the sweetest new members of the Memory Box family of dies!  They're from the just-released Spring Cheer Collection - Layered Lamb, Layered Chicks and Layered Bunny - ready for your spring and Easter projects.  The release also includes 4 beautiful, vivid 6x6 solid-core 110# cardstock color assortments perfect for diecutting, stamping, embossing and foiling.  Hi, Jean here with my first of many designs from this wonderful collection.  

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Cut Layered Lamb from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Color the legs with a dark gray marker.  Color the areas for the ears, muzzle and eyes with pale pink watercolors and a black marker.  Set the diecuts aside to dry.

Cut Layered Chicks from pale yellow and two shades of orange in the Sunrise 6x6 pack.  Color the eye areas with a black marker.

Cut Cute Layered Bunny from Open Studio Watercolor Paper and gray cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.

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Here's a quick and easy way to cut the eggs from the Woven Basket of Eggs set.  Cut ½" wide strips of the peachy-pink, green and blue 6x6 sheets in the Blush, Greenery and Lagoon packs.  Tape them together and diecut them all at once.  Cut the basket from light kraft cardstock.

Cut Happy Easter Dover Script from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut pale blue cardstock with the 2.9" x 7.9" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a pale blue slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the bottom edge of the basket.  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

These adorable spring diecuts are great for shower, new baby and birthday cards too.  The new 6x6 collections make it easy to coordinate and layer the perfect colors for any season.  Or trim them with the A2 card-sized Rectangle Basics, Wrapped Stitched Rectangle or A2 Rectangle Frames dies - then attach them to plain white A2 cards for custom-colored cards! 

Thanks for visiting...hope this spring card and happy colors are the beginning of a great, crafty weekend for you!  See you with another design from our new collection on Tuesday!

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02/09/2024

Fri 09

Snow Fairies…Inspired by a TV Show by Jean Okimoto

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International TV shows don't often inspire card designs - but the Snow Fairies documentary on Japan's NHK TV inspired today's card.  They're adorably fluffy, rare long-tailed birds  - and the Poppystamps new Nordic Bird Bunch set has the perfect die for this little bird (they just needed longer tails).  Hi, Jean here with a  ScandinAsian Valentine idea.

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Cut Birch Tree Trunks from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  The diecut is very detailed, but it's easy to remove.  Start at the bottom of the trunks and wiggle the offcuts away instead of trying to pull the trunks out. 

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to wool-blend white felt and red felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the second-largest heart of the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set.

Cut the Nordic Bird bases from white felt.  Cut the 2 larger wing pieces from Open Studio Watercolor Paper (instead of felt) to highlight the Nordic details. Cut the combined beak/eye sections and the left bird's wings from black cardstock. Some Snow Fairies are all-white, some have darker sections - we'll have one of each type.

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They have very long tails. We're using 2 branches from the tree trunk (shown on the left side of the packaging) to create special felt tails for them.  Trim the original tails, then attach the tree branch sections.  Cover the area with a wing!

Glue 2 pieces of gray cardstock together for dimension and diecut the new Hugs Debut Script background. Cut the detailed top layer from red cardstock.  Cut the background from red cardstock too, for more dimension.

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Assemble the birds and greeting.  Attach everything to a gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add bronze Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Looking for more ideas?  Search Snow Fairies NHK TV - the show is available on demand until March 31st.  Not sponsored or anything like that...I just think you'll enjoy it too!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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11/11/2023

Sat 11

Frosty Winter Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Shimmery pink ink adds frosty definition to a 3D-embossed winter garden design.  The new Vintage Lantern and Classic Pine Needle Sprigs in shiny gold mirror cardstock create a warm color contrast.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of pearlescent, shiny and sparkly design elements on a holiday card.

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Have a spray bottle of water nearby.  Press Delicata Pink Shimmer ink - from a juicy, moist inkpad - onto the new Poinsettia Corner 3D Embossing Folder.  Spritz both sides of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with a light mist of water.  Quickly spritz more water into the air and pull the inked embossing folder thru the mist to prep it for inky embossing. Place the watercolor paper - smoother side facing the inked surface - into the folder and run it through your diecut machine using the plate(s) and/or mat(s) required for pressure embossing.  Pigment inks are recommended for this technique - dye inks would dry too quickly.

We're working on the product link for the Poinsettia Corner 3D Embossing Folder - here's a picture and a link to our website:

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Heat-set the ink.  Diecut the cooled paper with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Attach it to a top-folded natural A2 card.

Cut natural cardstock with the 2.25" x 3.5" A2 Rectangle Frames die.

Cut Vintage Lantern (including the candle) from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the lantern.  Press Pink Shimmer ink onto a scrap of natural cardstock and heat-set it.  Cut a candle, remove and wick and flame, then attach the inked candle over the gold candle.  Color the gold flame with a bright yellow Sharpie.  Heat-set it.  Attach the candle behind the lantern.

Cut Classic Pine Needle Sprigs from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Trim the section on the right side of the larger sprig.

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Attach the diecuts to the small rectangle.  Add pink Pastel Jewels.  

Experiment with different pigment inks for a different look.  Inking highlights the details of 3D embossing folders.

Thanks for visiting the blog - have a great weekend!

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10/28/2023

Sat 28

Happy Fall with Mirror Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a pretty "Happy Fall" card on this fine October day!

Here's a close up look at my card:

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To create my card I used the brand newly released "Happy Fall Posh Script" word die, the "Birch Tree Forest 3D embossing folder, and the "Gypsy Oak Leaves" die set.

First I dry embossed a panel of Memory Box watercolor cardstock with the birch tree folder and set it aside.  I took two more pieces of the watercolor paper and used Distress Inks and my water sprayer on my glass mat and smooshed the watercolor paper into the ink water mixture.  I did each color separately and dried them in between each color.  I started with the lightest, Mustard Seed, then Spiced Marmalade, 3 shades of green (Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive mixed together with the water), Brushed Corduroy, and then Aged Mahogany.

I used one colored panel to cut the base of the leaves from and the other for my card's background.  I also cut some of the base of the leaves from white card stock for stacking them and giving them dimension.  For the leaves outline dies and the background word die, I used the copper/orange color mirror cardstock from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad."   I also cut extras of the word dies from white cardstock for more stacking and dimension.

Then all I had to do was add the embossed panel to the smooshed background, add the stacked leaves and stacked sentiment and my card was complete.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today.  The latest release from Memory Box had just a bit of fall goodies and lots of upcoming Christmas/Winter Holiday products, including some brand new foiled sentiment strips tabs.  There's also lots of 3D embossing folders with dies, stencils. and so many gorgeous dies to chose from.  For links to all my products, please click HERE to go to my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to come back each day for more inspiration from our design team.

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10/21/2023

Sat 21

Embossed Poinsettia Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two cards made with the new 3D embossing folders just released.  These folders come with dies, but I did not use them for these cards.

As you can see above, the two cards were made with different embossing folders but I used basically the same technique on them.  Here's a look at my first card:

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I've been seeing a lot of inking on embossing techniques online and I decided to try one of them, inking on the debossed side of the embossed card stock.  I embossed a dark red piece of card stock with the "Perfect Poinsettias 3D embossing folder" (and dies) set and then inked with dark red and black inks on the debossed side and got this beautiful panel.  I added some gold paint pen in flower centers and then trimmed it down a little.  Here's a closer look:

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The sentiment is one of the brand new "Merry Christmas Foil Greetings Black Tabs" just released.  I used those on both cards.  They have several different fonts in each packages so you can find just the right ones for your holiday cards.  Here's one last look:

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Now for my second card I thought I'd take that same technique but make it more my own.  I love to do "half card" designs so that's what I did this time.  Here's a look:

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First I embossed a light pink piece of card stock with the Poinsettia Corner 3D Embossing Folder (and dies) and added lots of Aged Mahogany Distress ink with an ink blender to the debossed side.  Once it dried, I took my scissors and picked a section to cut out of one side of the embossed panel.  I put it back in the embossing folder and re-embossed it but slightly off center to give it more depth with a shadowed look.  

I embossed an extra piece of watercolor cardstock and then added the 1/2 embossed red panel on top of the white one.  I choose the sentiment tab I thought would look nice and then added gold paint pen accents to the flower centers and the berries. Here's a close up look:

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Both card were ink the same way, just cut the 2nd one up and used a partial piece of the whole embossed panel.  Here's one last look at them both.

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I really enjoyed getting inky and creative.  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team.  Thanks for stopping by!

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10/18/2023

Wed 18

Birch Tree Forest Cardinal
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Keeping the bird theme going, I have a vintage brown and red Christmas card to share today featuring the Layered Cardinal die and Birch Tree Forest embossing folder (EF) from the current 2023 Christmas release

The Layered Cardinal, Classic Pine Needle Sprigs and pine cones were all die cut from white paper then ink blended with distress inks (DI) using blending brushes:

reds - Abandoned Coral, Lumberjack Plaid
brown - Gathered Twigs
black - Black Soot
yellow - Fossilized Amber

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The background was created by “stamping” with the EF.  Inked the flat side of the EF with Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs DI, spritz with water then pressed onto watercolor paper.  Just like you would for the stencil monoprint technique, except with an EF… so EF monoprint! 🤗

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Left the panel to air dry then trimmed down to A2 size before black heat embossing the sentiment from Shining Star with clear glitter embossing powder directly on the panel for a bit of sparkle.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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10/02/2023

Mon 02

Fall Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate the change of seasons with Gypsy Oak Leaves and warm fall colors - highlight the earthy colors with shimmery, glittery accents for extra sparkle.  Hi, Jean here with a quick switch to fall designs from our Christmas 2023 Collection.   I got off to a quick start with a hoarded sheet of ink-blended Open Studio Watercolor Paper in great fall colors.  

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Stencil it with a few random dots of VersaMark using the new Snow Flurries Art Stencil.  Heat-emboss the stenciled dots with detail gold powder for a loose, speckled look.

 Cut three solid background Gypsy Oak Leaves.  Cut the detailed overlay leaves from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut kraft cardstock with the 1-¾" and 1-¼" wide A2 Rectangle Frames Dies.

Glue two layers of kraft cardstock together and cut the new Happy Fall Posh Script background.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed overlay script background using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Cut the detailed script from the orange Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.  Pressure-embossing the background is an extra step - but the detailed layer fits snugly into the debossed letters for easy assembly.

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Attach the diecuts to an orange A2 card - use foam tape for the leaf tips.  Add coppery Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog...see you again tomorrow!

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09/15/2023

Fri 15

Flower Garden Ghosts by Jean Okimoto

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Do flower garden witches wear colorful hats to match their flowers?  They do today!  Hi, Jean here with another mix of new designs, , stash favorites and two little ghosts from Poppystamps.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the second-largest A2 Rectangle Frames die - no measuring, guessing or wonky edges!

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Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from coral cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from light peachy-orange cardstock.  Cut the hatband from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the hat.

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys ghosts from the textured side of Memory Box Watercolor Paper.

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Cut the Boo Posh Script background from a scrap of the Garland floral print.  Cut the delicate greeting overlay from the light peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

Attach the diecuts to a dark peach notecard - use foam tape for the ghosts' heads and hat.  Attach pale beige/pink Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Halloween isn't just orange, black and white anymore.  We have winter pastels and spring pastels - let's add fall pastels to our repertoire.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend! Jeansignature-3

 

 

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09/12/2023

Tue 12

Halloween Forest Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Create a Halloween forest scene with the familiar favorite Ghosts in the Forest set and the new Autumn Pumpkin.  Add a creature from the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys too!  Hi, Jean here a mix of old favorites and new designs from our fall collections.

Cut the green and white Garland 6x6 floral print with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames Die.  Cut the rectangle with Ghosts in the Forest. Attach the outer edges of the rectangle to a greenish/gray side-folded A2 card.  

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Cut the small ghost - from the Ghosts in the Forest set - from the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  

Cut Autumn Pumpkin from bright orange Sunny Orange Collection sheet.  Cut the leaf and tendril from green cardstock.

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys dinosaur  from bright green cardstock.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their faces.

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the dinosaur and the ghost's head.  Add orange Bright Jewels.

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