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cute panda birthday cards

Cute Panda Birthday Cards

Create cute Panda Birthday Cards! 

Beautiful brown hues on a homemade card acheived by watercoloring with Walnut Ink Crystals.

Walnut Ink Crystal Florals

I stamped a beautiful flower bunch from Simon Says Stamp with Brilliance Ink on a watercolor paper. I added some water on a small scoop of Walnut Crystals and painted the entire bunch with it. This is a monotonic theme card and I have used only one pigment to create all the highlights and shadows. I stamped a simple sentiment with Pinecone Versafine Clair ink and the painted panel is ready.

Learn How To Make Three Unique Bowls Using Polyform Clay inked with StazOn ink and VersaMagic ink

Learn How To Make Three Unique Bowls Using Polyform Clay

Ink is not just for paper. You can use it on fabric, metal and more specifically Polyform clay. You can use inks to transform polymer clay projects into a wide variety of pieces. Use ink to simply color your clays projects, use with stamps to add designs, or blend it into the clay to create a new color clay. For this project, I create three different bowls using Sculpey Souffle clay with VesaMagic Dew Drop and StazOn inks and demonstrate several techniques when using inks. Hope I pique your interest and give these projects a try.

Craft a Beautiful Ipad Holder from an Old Cutting Board

See how to use Imagine embossing powder and Tsukineko's VersaMark ink to upcycle an old cutting board. 

Trio of Faux Metal Holiday Houses

This project was inspired by some gorgeous wire, metal, and glass lanterns we spotted in a shop last year. They were not for sale (more’s the pity), but that never stops a crafter—at least not for long! With some paper maché houses and the help of shimmery Delicata inks, these holiday houses have a perfect patina of aged metal.

Found Poetry Bookmark

When you’re at a loss for words, the best inspiration is someone else’s. This bookmark uses a technique popular in altered books and a favorite of artists like Austin Kleon: found poetry. In found poetry you pick out the words you want and cover everything else, leaving only your message behind. You can do this with books, magazines, newspapers — even junk mail — but for this bookmark the narrow column of a newspaper or magazine article is just the right size.

One Word Planner Dashboard

For the past four years I’ve been picking a single word that is my guide for the next 12 months. I like to put this word some place I’m going to see it a lot, so my planner is the perfect place to showcase it. The paper planner community has been growing by leaps and bounds, lately, and custom dashboards are a great way to personalize a planner. This dashboard is designed for an A5/half-letter, ring-bound planner, but can easily be made into whatever size or binding style you need.

 

New Year Resolution File Folder

With the New Year just around the corner we are ringing it in with some glitz and glamour with a fun resolutions file folder. I used Delicata ink to dress up this file folder for a fuin and festive look. This year I will pen down my hopes and dreams and blessings, so that I can reflect on them at the end of 2016 and feel really really blessed! 

Charming Dog Tags

It’s always nice to have little gifts on hand for last minute gifts. These “charming” dog tags can be made quickly and depending on the jewelry findings you add they could be used for necklaces, earrings, charm bracelets, zipper pulls, or even key chains. By varying the stamped images and embellishments they could be for either guys or gals on your unexpected list of gifts.

Can't Resist This Vintage Christmas

Create interesting backgrounds using resist effects with StazOn Studio Glaze. It’s quick and easy and the effect is amazing. For this Vintage Christmas card I used a blue and brown combination with white resist giving this card a lovely old world feel.

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