This January our theme is Wintergreen and New Beginnings. We have been impressed by all the great work in our blog this month and are over the moon with the results of our challenge. In this post, Imagine artists Allison Heikkila and Neva Cole create two brightly hued cards using Wintergreen and express themes other than New Beginnings.
by Allison Heikkila
Card makers love to make joyous cards, commemorating wonderful life events such as birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc. Unfortunately, we also need to make cards for sad things such as the passing of a loved one. It’s always good to have a few of these on hand because I know that for me when I lose someone, I do not want to make a card. So, it’s best to have these done ahead of time. Below is a simple card that can be done in any color range you like. I went with this month’s color choice from Imagine — Wintergreen.
For this card, I started off with cardstock and cut it to 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4.” I rubbed the Seafoam Versacolor across the top and covered about 1/3 of the paper. Next, I used the Mint Versacolor and covered another third of the paper. I finished it up with the Celadon All-Purpose ink on the bottom third. I heated the paper with a heat tool so that it would dry. I stamped my sympathy image with Evergreen Versacolor and heat embossed it with Imagine’s clear embossing powder. I roughed up the edges a bit with the blade of my scissor. I inked up my card base with Shimmery Silver Delicata ink to add some shine. This card came together very quickly, and again, it’s always good to have a few of these on hand. You can try it in any combination of colors, though I like to keep this style of card soft in color.
- VersaColor – Seafoam, Mint, Celadon, Evergreen
- Embossing Powder – Clear
- Delicata –Shimmery Silver
- Stampendous stamp – Those We Love
- Mixed media paper
- Heat tool
by Neva Cole
I am very blessed to be married to my husband and found the perfect sentiments to create a wonderful anniversary card. A few months back Imagine and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps conducted a blog hop and it was an opportunity to get to know this fun stamp line. There were so many sentiments in the Big Treble and Love Notes sets that I couldn’t resist creating a background with Kaleidacolor ink on glossy cardstock. To continue the color theme of wintergreen the vellum is brayered on the back with Kaleidacolor. To top it off, the Heartbeats and Happy Anniversary images were stamped in VersaFine Majestic Blue and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder to give it just a bit of glimmer and shine. I think it makes for a masculine looking card with just the right sentiment!
- Kaleidacolor – Blue Breeze
- VersaFine – Majestic Blue
- Embossing Powder – Iridescent
- CAS-ual Fridays Stamps–Heartbeats, Love Notes
- Glossy white cardstock
- Heat tool
- Fiber or ribbon
- Hole punch