IndigoBlu premium magazine bonus projects

13th March 2021


IndigoBlu premium magazine bonus projects

We’re so pleased to bring you the latest IndigoBlu premium magazine and it is available to pre-order now. With a lovely 3-piece bloom die set, a fabulous 21-piece A4 stamp set, a 6×6″ backgrounds stencil and 32-page paper and topper pack, there is definitely something for everyone to get you crafting straight away!

Inside the 68 pages of your premium magazine, you’ll find 70 fantastic makes, plus lots of other hints, tips and ideas to kick-start your crafting. There were so many amazing designs from the team, that we just couldn’t fit them across the pages of the magazine, so why not have a go at the fabulous designs for yourself?

Heart trio

You’ll need
masterboard (from the in-depth make)
white DL card blank
white & teal cardstock
Morning Mist VersaFine inkpad
Aloha Buttons Galore Sparkletz
heart nesting dies
manual die-cutting machine
3D foam pads

Step by step

  1. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3×8” and die-cut three hearts from it, in a column.
  2. Cut a piece of the masterboard to 3×8” and attach onto the card front. Matt the die-cut panel on top using 3D foam pads.
  3. Apply some small sequins randomly over the card front.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using grey ink and matt onto teal cardstock. Attach onto the card front using 3D foam pads.

Top tip: Experiment with different shaped apertures – circles or squares would look great too!

Roped Flowers

You’ll need
kit dies, stamp set & paper pack
white 6”- & 5”-square card blanks
white & black cardstock
Green, Olive Grove & Gold IndigoBlu Luscious Pigment Powder
White Cliffs of Dover & Clear Superfine IndigoBlu Embossing Glaze
clear VersaMark inkpad
Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Cracked Pistachio & Evergreen Bough Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
Nocturne & Shady Lane VersaFine inkpads
IndigoBlu Flitterglu
phat foam
stencil brush
large soft brush
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

  1. Cut 2” strip off the right-hand side of the 6”-square card front.
  2. Squeeze a small drop of Flitterglu onto a small piece of phat foam and push it into the foam using a spatula. Use this as an inkpad and stamp the small leave stamp multiple times around the edge of piece of black cardstock.
  3. Randomly pounce the dry Luscious powders over the cardstock using a stencil brush. Once covered, remove the excess powder using a large soft brush.
  4. Stamp the sentiments and a small flower onto the black cardstock using VersaMark and heat-emboss with White Cliffs of Dover Embossing Glaze. Adhere onto the front of the cropped card front.
  5. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 5⅞” square and adhere onto the inside of the card. Cut 5⅞x3⅞” piece of green patterned paper and adhere to the inside of the card.
  6. Secure 4⅞” square of green patterned paper to the right-hand inside of the 5” square card blank, then cut 4⅞” square of black cardstock and adhere onto the left-hand inside. Matt 4¾” square of white cardstock on top of this.
  7. Adhere the front of this card onto the centre of the 6” card to create a joy-fold card. Matt 4⅞” piece of black cardstock onto the card front.
  8. Cut five pieces of twine, each about 5½” long and adhere them around the top part of 4¾” square of white cardstock. Cut another five and attach them around the bottom. Matt onto the card front and stamp a sentiment onto the centre.
  9. Stamp three of the flowers using Nocturne ink and heat-emboss with the clear glaze. Colour them with the orange and red inks using a waterbrush and fussy-cut.
  10. Stamp five of the small leaves onto green patterned paper with Shady Lane ink and cut out using the die. Colour with the green inks and fussy-cut. Arrange the flowers and leaves and affix into place on the card front.

Top tip: Edge around the leaves and flowers with a black marker to remove any stark white edges

Best tag

You’ll need
MDF tag
white & black cardstock
black IndigoBlu Gee-Sso good gesso
Olive Grove Luscious Pigment Powder
Nocturne VersaFine inkpad
sentiment stamp
IndigoBlu Super Thick Slap It On
black ribbon
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

  1. Prepare the tag by giving it two coats of black gesso. This gives the base a good depth of colour.
  2. Using patterned paper, place five different patterned papers, each measuring 6×3¼” together.
  3. Starting at the bottom, cut and layer the shapes, as shown, alternating the different patterns. Layer the paper right to the top of the tag and then trim accordingly. Ink the edges.
  4. Stamp and die-cut the leafy image four times. Colour two of the images using Luscious Powder and leave two white.
  5. Stamp the other leaf image onto a piece of patterned paper and die-cut out.
  6. Stamp a sentiment onto a piece of patterned paper and matt onto a piece of black cardstock. Cut into a banner shape.
  7. Affix the leaf die-cuts onto the left-hand edge of the tag and secure the sentiment in place. Attach the leaf die-cut to the top. Finish the tag with a piece of black ribbon.

Framed bloom

You’ll need
kit dies & stamp set
black 15cm-square card blank
white watercolour cardstock
Black Soot Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Broken China Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
Blue IndigoBlu Luscious Powder
14cm circle die
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

  1. Stamp the leaves with Broken China ink, to the bottom left of 14cm watercolour cardstock circle, repeat with Black Soot ink, offsetting the leaves slightly.
  2. Die-cut three leaves and paint with Blue Luscious Powder.
  3. Stamp the larger flower in black ink, paint with Blue Luscious Powder and fussy-cut.
  4. Mount the watercolour circle onto the card front. Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto the centre of the circle. Adhere the die-cut leaves over the stamped images and use 3D foam pads to affix the flower in place.

Blue tag

You’ll need
kit dies, stamp set & stencil
white watercolour cardstock
Stroke of Midnight IndigoBlu acrylic paint
clear IndigoBlu Embossing Glaze
hole punch
3D foam pads
phat foam
heat tool

Step by step

  1. Cut a piece of watercolour cardstock to 10x21cm and cut off the corners to create a tag shape and punch a hole in the top.
  2. Stamp the collage image with VersaMark and heat-emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat this process with the larger individual flower. Colour the tag with Stroke of Midnight paint on a baby wipe, to create a light background colour.
  3. Paint the flower with watered down Stroke of Midnight using wet-on-wet technique. Using a flat paintbrush, wet the cardstock with water and apply the paint a little at a time to build up the colour. Keeping the image wet, add more concentrated colour to the shaded areas. Fussy-cut the flower, once dry. Using the same technique, apply colour to the main image, drying in between layers. Build up more colour around the edge of the image and the main flower to add detail and dimension.
  4. Stencil the dots onto the tag with the watered-down Stroke of Midnight paint on a piece of phat foam. Flick splatters of the paint onto the tag and leave to dry.
  5. Die-cut the leaf and using the negative, trim to 8.5x5cm. Stamp the sentiment with Stroke of Midnight paint onto 2x7cm piece of cardstock and edge both pieces with Stroke of Midnight paint.
  6. To finish, colour the seam-binding ribbon with the same colour paint and once dry, attach onto the tag. Mount the die negative using 3D foam pads onto the top of the tag and adhere the flower to this. Affix the sentiment, as shown.

The magazine is available to order now from CraftStash or why not take a look at our subscription offers on MoreMags and get ready to craft with this fabulous magazine next week!

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