Embossing – Jowilna 101

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Did you know that you could mix embossing powders together for a custom colour?
Did you know that you can colour your white and clear embossing powders?

Embossing is one of my favourite techniques – it is always magical and looks amazing. Today I am sharing a quick favourite of how to spice up your plain embossed projects.
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Inspired by colour of the year 2017

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I like to mix my own colours of embossing powders and to create a custom look. So that’s what I did while being inspired by the green trend of the colour of the year 2017
step 1 – Add a single drop of All Purpose Ink into some white embossing powder.

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step 2 – Mix the colour well into the powder and leave to dry overnight.
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Sprinkle of this green embossing powder directly onto your project while still damp. Then heat the clumps of wet embossing powder to melt into puddles on your project for a fun look.

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step 3 – Grab some additional green embossing powders. I was inspired by the image (trend swatch) to find my embossing powder colours.

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step 4 – Add small amount s of all the colours of powders together in a tub.

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step 5 – Mix the colours together really well. Use a container that can close and shake it up to mix.

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step 6 – Stamp your image onto white cardstock using VersaMark ink.

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step 7 –  Sprinkle with embossing powder, shake off the extras and heat set using your heat gun.

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step 8 – Add some plain embossed circles and some mixed embossed circles together on your next project.

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I added a variety of embossed circles onto an art journal page.
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Love cards | Stamped and cut for Chiswick

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By now we hope you have settled into the routine for the new year.
Here at Chiswick it is back to normal with loads of creative projects happening.
I am in full Valentine’s day mode – simply because we know how time flies and we want you to be super prepared to celebrate the month of love.6

I created 2 cards using some off-cut backgrounds I had lying around, but it is my Chiswick stamps that added that special touch.

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step 1 – I always have scrap pieces of cardstock in my stash. Some are left overs, some are experiments and some are just random drippings.
For these cards I pulled out some of those scraps and used them as backgrounds.

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step 2 – Stamp a love sentiment from your Chiswick stamp set onto patterned paper.

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step 3 – For my second card I stamped the entire Alphabet stamp onto patterned paper.
I kept the stamp set on the backing as is and stamped it twice overlapping each other slightly for an interesting effect.
I used Versafine ink to stamp all my images.
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step 4 – Die-cut some heart and word elements out of Chiswick cardstock using a die-cutting machine.
I used Grey and Lipstick cardstock from the Chiswick range for my cuts.
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step 5 – Put your die-cut elements through the Xyron machine to add permanent adhesive to the back of the die-cuts.
This adds an adhesive to the back of your fine and detailed die-cuts so you can adhere them in a few seconds without the mess and fuss of liquid adhesives.
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step 6 – Punch the stamped wording into a circle and matt it onto a larger pink cardstock circle.
Adhere the circle to your card background, then add a small die-cut heart and your thin die-cut word.
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step 7 – Trim the strip of stamped alphabet down to 3cm wide and matt it onto the pink cardstock.
Adhere the strip running across your second card, add your die-cut pink heart and grey die-cut word.
Finish off your cards with a single diamante and some machine sewing.
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And in a few minutes I made some stunning love themed cards using some of my favourite stamps and coloured cardstock from Chiswick.
Products used:

Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ Grey 10 Shts/Pck sb5110
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ Lipstick 10 Shts/Pck sb4990
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ White 10 Shts/Pck (2) sb4970
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ Bubblegum 10 Shts/Pck (99) sb4925
Clear Stamp – Alphabet 1 140 x 180mm rs3130
Clear Stamp – Sir Anthony 140 x 180mm (ER-A12) rs3166

Nothing says I love you like a thoughtful handmade card for your loved ones.
Happy crafting!

Hello summer art journal page

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Inspired by the holidays that has sadly come to an end, I created this blue summer themed art journaling page.
The shades of blue and aqua makes the texture pop against a white background.
Take a look at how I created this gorgeous effect.

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step 1 – Add a background using watercolour paint. Combine 2 or 3 different shades of blue.

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step 2 – Stamp summer sentiment images onto smooth white cardstock using Versafine ink.
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step 3 – Add color to the stamped images using watercolour paint and leave to dry.
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step 4 – Mist a sheet of white cardstock using glimmer mist and leave to dry.
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step 5 – Trim the misted sheet of cardstock into random strips. Adhere the strips to your watercolour painted background using gel medium.
Cut some of the misted cardstock into a wave shape. Use a small 5mm hole punch and punch random holes onto the wave shaped strip.
TIP: Keep the punched dots to adhere at a later stage.
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step 6 – Adhere the stamped images.
Add a thick layer of Crackle Paint and leave to dry.
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Add coloured splats to the finished page, add random stenciling in blue.
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Add finishing touches using graphite pencils and chalk.
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Work the crayon into the crackle parts to highlight the cracks.
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And that finishes off a beautiful study in blue with loads of texture and shapes.
I love the freedom of this random summer themed art journaling page – perfect for a summers day activity.

Celebr8 Product Focus – Lanki Frames.

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Welcome to this week’s product focus with Celebr8.
This week we are focusing on Celebr8 Layered Chipies – Lanki Frames. Each week I use a Celebr8 Product and focus on how you can use it in different ways,
dress it up, alter it and make it come alive by using products you may have in your stash.
2016_october_products_focus_a4_layout This week’s frames are perfetc for those special occasion layouts with lots of shimmer and bling added to the frames to make them sparkle.
I hope you are inspired to go out and alter some chipboard. Until next week.

Layer Upon Layer – Creating With Chipboard And Ink

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Layers of inks, chipboard, stamps and paint offers you a world of creativity. Today I am sharing how I created a stunning effect by layering chipboard elements, paint, stamping and colouring to create a beautiful card. By combining your products together you can create beautiful effects to use on cards and layouts. detail3

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Add colour to a chipboard title using Memento LUXE ink. Lightly press the ink pad onto the chipboard repeatedly until it is covered in a solid layer of ink. Once the ink is dry add a layer of dimensional glaze (how stunning and vibrant the red ink becomes under the glaze)

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step 2 – Add colour to the Bubble Mesh chipboard piece. Lightly tap the ink pad onto the chipboard until it is covered in a layer of green ink

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step 3 – Colour 3 strips of white smooth American Crafts Cardstock. Add some ink to your craft sheet, mist with water and then press the strips into the colour repeatedly and leave to dry.
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step 4 – Once the coloured strips are dry, punch small circles.
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step 5 –  Adhere the coloured circles to selected areas at the back of your Bubble mesh piece.
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step 6 – The coloured circles will be visible once you turn your mesh piece over.
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step 7 – Stamp a flower and colour using your Prima water colour paints. Once dry assemble the card with the flower, bubble mesh piece and then layer the coloured title on top of the mesh and the stamped flower.
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And there you have a beautiful card with loads of personality and layers.

Layers are beautiful and by combining certain products together you can create a totally new look for your next project using chipboard and ink.

Rainbow Of Colour And Texture – Altering And Using Die-Cuts.

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So I have a die-cut and want to use it on several different projects – but how do I make it look different each time, so that it doesn’t all look the same?
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Create a shadow

I like combining the same die-cut to create a shadow effect. This is achieved by using the same die-cut and slightly off-set them to create a shadow effect.
Step 1 – Die-cut your title twice using plain white cardstock. Use a light blue ink pad and add colour to the die-cut.
Tap the ink pad lightly onto the die-cut until it is covered in a solid layer of ink.
shadow_step1Step 2 – Use a second die-cut title and ink it in the same way using a darker shade of blue ink. Leave them to dry.
shadow_step2Step 3 – Adhere the darker die-cut to the lighter die-cut slightly off-set so that it creates a light coloured shadow underneath.
shadow_step3This looks amazing when the bottom die-cut is a lighter shade of grey as well. Experiment and find interesting colour combinations for a fun look on cards and layouts.

Colour and shine

For this die-cut word I used the amazing new Kaisercraft gel pens to colour my word.
This is such a fun and informal way of adding amazing colour to anything and looks great on a single die-cut word.

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step 1 – Die-cut your word out of smooth or textured white cardstock.

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step 2 – Use your gel pens to add colour. I just scribbled different colours onto my word using one colour at a time for a fun rainbow look.
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step 3 – Once done, I added a layer of dimensional glaze to my word to finish it off with a glossy layer. Then it is ready to be adhered to your card or layout.
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What a fun way of adding colour, texture and dimension to your die-cuts in a few easy steps.

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Shimmering Tsukineko Delicata, Beautiful Memories.

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Tsukineko Delicata is the latest generation of metallic inkpad. Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other inkpads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of gold and silver leafing without the mess. Yes you heard me, without the mess of using actual foil you can achieve the look of those gorgeous metals in a few easy steps.
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These inkpads feature a substantially raised inkpad surface to accommodate even the largest stamps without interference from the inkpad case. A Water-based, acid-free and archival ink that is perfect for cardmakers and scrapbookers and any one just feeling the need to add some bling to their creative life.

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This truly is a remarkable ink pad that can stand on its own but combined with other inks will shine even brighter.

In all my years of stamping and using inks I have never come across another ink that truly shimmers and shines like Delicata.

And of course it would be great for the holidays but also for year-round bling.

Characteristics

  • Pigment ink
  • Acid Free
  • Archival
  • Best left to dry naturally to bring out the shimmer

Here’s how I used Delicata to create this gorgeous shining layout.

Delicata Copper

I used the copper re-inker to create a die-cut background. Squeeze a small amount of re-inker onto an old credit card or applicator tool like the lift-off tool and then drag the ink across plain cardstock for an even layer of metallic. Leave the ink to dry naturally. Once dry, use a Kaisercraft die cut and cut out the image out of the inked cardstock piece.

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Use your ink pad and lightly in a circular movement add ink to cardstock using the direct to paper technique to add Black Shimmer to the cardstock. Leave to dry naturally – (heat setting seems to take away some of the beautiful and incredible shine).

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Use Golden Glitz Delicata and a stencil and ink a pattern onto the background cardstock. Use a single colour or layer different colours over each other using a clean sponge dauber for each colour to avoid contamination. Leave to dry.

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Use a second stencil and a clean dauber with the White shimmer Delicata ink pad and stencil another pattern onto the background. Use Silver Delicata and the same stencil with a clean dauber and ink silver over the background for a two tone effect. The white leaves a gorgeous shimmer while the silver gives off a soft glow.

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Add shimmery ink splats to your background. Press the ink pad onto your craft sheet and mist with water. Use a small paint brush to pick up some of the ink, mix the water into it to make it liquidy and then splat ink onto your background. The ink leaves a beautiful shimmer that is really hard to capture on photos – but truly spectacular in real life.

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The shimmer and lustre is truly amazing on white, but on black it is even more spectacular – opening up a whole new world for cardmakers and wedding invitations – adding the perfect amount of lustre to any occasion.

 

Get moving – a card in a box for Imagine Crafts.

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I am on the Imagine Crafts blog with this super fun and easy card with a twist.
Sometimes creating a flat card is just not good enough, sometimes something different is refreshing.
For today I created an accordion fold card inside a little box. Not only can it be used for the card, you can add a small gift inside for the recipient too.
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For a full step x step head on over to the blog! I am simply in love with the StazOn Glaze inks – versatile and amazing to work with!
Happy inking!

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