by Iris Rodriguez
This month’s color at Imagine is Mango. Do you like mangoes? They are delicious. I like plain mangoes, mango juice, even mango in my summer salads. After creating today’s project, I can add to my list of mango appreciation VersaMagic Ink in Mango Madness. As I started using this beautiful color, I soon realized I could not stop at just coloring my tree; I also colored white paper flowers and a butterfly with this ink as well. You could say I had a Madness for this Mango Ink.
Time: 1.5 hours
Spray the paper with water. Spray with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Summer Sky. Dry paper.
Ink the paper with VersaMagic in Aegean Blue, Thatched Straw and Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress using the Sponge Dauber, Inkblusher, and Smudgee.
Using a Sponge Dauber ink through the flowering tree stencil with the VersaMagic in Mango Madness. Emboss using Clear Embossing Powder. Place the stencil over the image again and ink through the stencil with the VersaMagic in Mango Madness. Emboss the image with the Sparkle Embossing Powder.
Ink a scrap piece of watercolor paper on one side ink with VersaMagic in Thatched Straw and the other half ink the VersaMagic in Mango Madness. Emboss both colors using the Clear Embossing Powder. Punch out the butterfly with each ink color.
Layer one butterfly over the other, adhere together with On Point Glue. Stamp the word “hello” on a piece of paper, cut a tag shape around the sentiment. Punch a hole in the center. Tie a piece of embroidery thread on the butterfly and tag.
Ink VersaMagic in Thatched Straw on the Craft Mat, spray water and dip paper flowers in it, ensuring to completely color the flowers. Dry the flowers.
Ink VersaMagic in Mango Madness on the flowers. Glue the flowers, butterfly, and tag onto the tree background using On Point Glue. For the yellow background paper, cut a piece of paper a little bigger than the main card, and ink the out edges with VersaMagic in Thatched Straw. Assemble the card by mounting the flowering tree stencil card panel to the yellow background card base.
I hope you are mad about this month’s color the way I was and give this project a try.
- Craft Mat
- VersaMagic DewDrop – Mango Madness, Thatched Straw, Aegean Blue
- Memento Luxe – Wedding Dress
- Embossing Powder – Sparkle, Clear
- Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Summer Sky
- Sponge Dauber
- On Point Glue
- Watercolor paper – 12 x 9 inches Cold Press, 300 GSM – 140 lbs
- Deco Arts – Flowered Tree stencil
- Paper flowers
- Martha Stewart – Butterfly paper punch
- Paper hole punch – 1/16 inch