To celebrate the warm and cozy aspects of November our Color of the Month is Chocolate Brown! This color reminds us of Fall, Thanksgiving table decor, warm drinks such as coffee or hot cocoas and of course Chocolate! Next to black, brown is a very popular color in the Tsukineko and Imagine products so naturally we are excited to see what our Artist in Residence have cooked up this month in their crafting projects. Of course if you use brown in any of your craft projects for November then please tag your work with #imaginecolorchallenge on Instagram! We might just have to repost some of them!
‘I Love You S’More’ Handmade Card by Alison Heikkila
Hello! For November, the Imagine Color of the Month is Chocolate. Yum! The color is rich and smooth, and immediately I think of how delicious chocolate can be. So I decided to make a card with food imagery. More specifically, I picked S’mores.
I used Lawn Fawn’s Love You S’more stamps and Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa for almost all of my stamping. I like to use this color as a soft substitute for black. The S’mores were colored in with only a couple of Memento Markers. I used Lady Bug for the hearts and added a bit of White Gelly Roll for some faux shine. There’s a curved line in the Love You S’more set, and that’s what I used on the sides. They were stamped with Delicata Ink in Dark Brown Shimmer. I thought they made a fun border and helped draw the eye to the center of the card. I also inked my edges to ground the card a bit.
This card came together really quickly, which is great because sometimes you just need to put a fast card together. It’s also really nice to step away from black and use shades of brown for a softer, rich look. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to like this post or share on facebook and have an inspiring day!
- Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa, Lady Bug
- Memento Markers – Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Desert Sand
- VersaMagic – Sahara Sand
- VersaFine – Toffee
- Delicata – Dark Brown Shimmer
- Lawn Fawn – Love You S’More stamp set
- Sakura – White Gelly Roll Pen
- Kraft Cardstock
Espresso Yourself! Greeting Card by Roni Johnson
National Espresso Day is November 23rd and what a better way to celebrate than a wonderful card for a friend…Espresso Yourself! I couldn’t have chosen a better pairing with this holiday and this month’s color of the month – Chocolate. Imagine’s luscious Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Ink and Memento’s Rich Cocoa were the main ingredients for this eye-opening card!
Create the background by stamping the coffee cup circle motif with the Dark Brown Shimmer Ink. Stamp an extra image on scrap paper and trim to use as a mask. Mask off the first coffee cup motif and stamp the coffee text on the panel using Rich Cocoa ink; reposition the mask as necessary and continue to stamp the text until the entire panel has been covered. Stamp the large coffee mugs using Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata and die-cut the image as well as the scallop mat. Stamp the tiny coffee cups on a light brown panel using Desert Sand Memento Ink. Stamp the sentiment over top using Dark Brown Shimmer and die cut. Assemble the elements incorporating the 1.5” ribbon and finish off the card with a few dots of Bronze Pico Embellisher.
And there you have it! You are ready for a coffee date!
- Delicata – Dark Brown Shimmer
- Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Bronze
- Tear It! Tape
- Sponge Dauber
- ClubScrap.com – Coffee cup, “Espresso Yourself” stamps