Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout

by Jowilna Nolte

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout with VersaFine Clair

Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the mediumStep 1

Add a small amount of Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the medium. I added 2 colors of red.


Step 2

Mix the inker into the paste really well using your palette knife until the paste is fully colored.


Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dryStep 3

Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dry. The creative medium dries really fast and has a stunning shimmer.


Step 4

Use the same inkers to color a piece of smooth white cardstock. Drop a few drops onto the cardstock and mist with water.


Step 5

Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.


Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.Step 6

Color a sheet of white cardstock with the same red inkers. Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.


Step 7

Add random color splats using Fireworks sprays to add color to the background. Cut out flowers from patterned papers and adhere them. Then stamp some random text in the background using VersaFine Clair.


VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the backgroundStep 8

Use VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the background. Then adhere your photo. Cut stenciled squares with a beautiful shimmer from the papers and adhere to the layout. Add diamanté to finish off.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil, stamp
  • Kaisercraft – patterned paper

Color of the Month for February is Raspberry Red

Color of the Month for February is Raspberry Red

The Color of the Month for February is Raspberry Red! This is a beautiful color that can be found in fashion, crafts, and home decor. We love raspberry red because it has an electric look that occurs from the slight tint of purple in the deep red color. It is not purple, not magenta, not pink and it is not quite red either. We choose this color because of Tsukineko’s exciting and latest release of VersaFine Clair and the gorgeous raspberry-like color called Glamorous. Some other great raspberry colors in the Tsukineko inks are Memento Love Letter, VersaColor Raspberry, and StazOn in Fuchsia Pink so if you have any of these colors on and you are creating projects this month then you may qualify for…

Imagine Color Challenge with a $30 Give-A-Way!!

We are announcing the Imagine Color Challenge for the month of February! Use rich raspberry colors from any Imagine or Tsukineko product in any crafty project. The project can be a card, scrapbook page, mixed media focus, home décor, etc of any size or shape. Post a finished project with mention of our product by February 28th on your social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag the photo of your project with the hashtag #imaginecolorchallenge. At the end of the month, our team will select a random winner from all who have participated! We will be re-posting or sharing some entries all month long!

How is the winner judged?

At random lottery selection of those that met the requirements. We will comb through all the social media posts and enter your name into a random lottery.

Prize

$30 dollars of products from the Imagine Shop shipped anywhere in the US.

Rules

  • Tag us on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with our handle and the hashtag #imaginecolorchallenge
  • Post a high-quality photo of the project. Blurry or low-resolution photos will not qualify
  • Must use Tsukineko or Imagine products and name them. Example: Fireworks Craft Spray, Memento Luxe, VersaFine, VersaMark, etc.
  • Must use the Raspberry Red color
  • Must be a newly created project
  • Projects posted between February 1 and February 28, 2018 (at midnight PST) are to be considered.

For inspiration stay tuned to our blog this month

Elina Stromberg has created a Congrats card using VersaFine Clair.

Elina Stromberg has created a Congrats card using VersaFine Clair.

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou created a lovely Mardi Gras mask using StazOn Studio Glaze.

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou created a lovely Mardi Gras mask using StazOn Studio Glaze.

Jowilna Nolte has created this lovely scrapbook layout using VersaFine Clair and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays.

Jowilna Nolte has created this lovely scrapbook layout using VersaFine Clair and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays.

 

 

Thank you visiting the Imagine blog and stayed tuned for more on these and other lovely projects!

 

Create A Bright Valentine’s Day Card with VersaFine Clair

by Jowilna Nolte

With the new VersaFine Clair inks, I can stamp in color, achieve crisp clear images and create fun effects. This truly is a game and mind changer of an ink and you will instantly fall in love with all of its amazing qualities not to mention colors. See how I put together this quick and easy Valentine’s Day theme card with three inks from Tsukineko.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

On a folded white card use the ink pad with the direct to paper technique and lightly press the ink pad onto the card front to transfer color onto the card.


Step 2

Repeat the process three times with different colored ink pads. Overlap the inks with each other. Notice how the inks are translucent and will show the other color creating a different color.


Step 3

Use your same colors of VersaFine inks and stamp heart images onto white cardstock and cut them out.


Step 4

Once the ink on the card front is dry, which is almost immediately, use foam tape to raise the hearts scattered onto the inked panels. Finish off with a stamped sentiment and wooden hearts for a beautifully simplistic Valentines’ day love card. We hope you will fall in love with this amazing ink as much as we did!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Dina Wakeley – Heart Stamp
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Wooden hearts

Create an Elegant Black on Black Design

by Jowilna Nolte

Create an Elegant Nocturne Black on Black Design by Jowilna Nolte

I love the look of black on black. It creates a beautiful subtle saturation that attracts the eye to the subject. If you go the extra mile and add heat embossing into the mix you have a classic and elegant effect. For this card, I used black embossing on a black background with some beautiful contrasting white elements on top. On the background, I added a little element of surprise in the form of texture and pattern. Take a look at how I created the effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions


Step 1

For this project you will need the Memento inker. If you cannot find the inker at your local craft store then search for it online. It is a great investment to your craft stash. Add a few drops of Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black directly onto a piece of white cardstock. The drops are very dense so it will darken the paper rather quickly. While the ink is wet turn over the cardstock piece and smudges the ink on your craft mat.


Step 2

Add a few more drops of ink onto the background and then mist with water to make it spread out. You will have darker and lighter patches on your background.


Step 3

Once the background is completely dry, stamp the flower stamp with VersaMark and heat emboss using Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Black.


Step 4

Emboss a couple of extra flowers using the same embossing powder onto white cardstock. Cut out the flowers and set aside. Use a burnishing tool and emboss a pattern onto the background around the embossed flowers. As you can see in the photo above, I lightly embossed a grid like pattern on the paper. Avoid the grid-like embossing over the flowers otherwise, you will damage the surface of the embossing.


Step 5

Use Irresistible Tuxedo Black to add a few black dots where the embossed gridlines meet. This creates an interesting effect and tone on tone look. The shiny texture of the Irresistibles liquid easily matches the embossing powders shiny surface.


Step 6

Finish the design by attaching a sentiment that expresses what you would like. I choose the sentiment “Memorable”. Adhere the extra embossed flowers and an extra embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by! Please comment below or share on social media! 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Carabelle Studio – Azoline Flowers Cling Stamp A6
  • Sentiment Stamp
  • Diamante
  • Stylus or Burnishing Tool
  • Scissors
  • Dimensional Adhesive

Double Emboss a Snowflake for a Holiday Card to Impress

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How to Emboss a Snowflake for a Holiday Card by Jowilna Nolte

Every year I long for a white Christmas because I love the imagery of the snowflake! I created this little snowy holiday card using a beautiful snowflake die cut image and my new favorite blue shimmery ink – Delicata Sapphire Blue. Take a look how I created these gorgeous effects using inks and embossing powders for a snowy winter wonderland effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Die cut two snowflake images out of smooth white cardstock using your die cutting machine.


Step 2

Ink the snowflakes using the direct-to-paper technique with your Sapphire Blue Delicata inkpad.


Step 3

While the Delicata ink is still wet, sprinkle the edges of the snowflake with light blue color embossing powder and the remainder of the die-cut with clear embossing powder. Heat set the embossing powder using your heat gun until fully melted.


Step 4

Leave the image to cool down, then ink again with VersaMark in Champagne. Sprinkle the inked surface with Sparkle embossing powder and heat set until fully melted.


Step 5

The layers of embossing powder create a beautiful effect, but the glitter powder on top makes it sparkle and shimmer. The light blue embossing powders seem to float inside the clear embossing powder creating a stunning effect.


Step 6

Layer the two snowflakes on top of each other over a stamped and inked background. Adhere three buttons on top of each other using GlazOn. Add a layer of GlazOn over all the buttons and sprinkle with clear tinsel. Add diamanté and beads and leave to dry.

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please comment below or share on social media! 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Decorative paper – Seasons Greetings
  • Couture Creations – Snowflake Die
  • Embossing powder – light blue
  • Die cut machine
  • Buttons
  • Diamante
  • Clear Tinsel

Star Light Star Bright Holiday Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Star Bright Celebrate This Life Holiday Card by Jowilna Nolte. This beautiful Christmas Card celebrates with a bright gold star and a green background.

Working out of my comfort zone this month with the color green! But boy did I enjoy myself using all these amazing rich colors in this papercrafting project. Look at the effects you can achieve by combining different shades of greens together for a striking background.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minute

Directions


On smooth white cardstock add at least four shades of Tsukineko's dye inkers in green.Step 1

On smooth white cardstock add at least four shades of Tsukineko’s dye inkers in green.


Mist the ink drops with water to make the different colors bleed and run into each other. Make sure to cover the entire sheet of cardstock.Step 2

Mist the ink drops with water to make the different colors bleed and run into each other. Make sure to cover the entire sheet of cardstock.


Step 3

Use a heat gun to dry the inked background. Add more colors and repeat the process as need be. The ink will lighten slightly when dry.


 Embossing Folder by Anna Griffin
Step 4

Use a decorative embossing folder to add texture to your colored cardstock. Here I used an embossing folder by Anna Griffin.


Use Brilliance DewDrops in Pearlescent Ivy to lightly ink over the embossed areasStep 5

Use Brilliance DewDrops in Pearlescent Ivy and Pearlescent Thyme to lightly ink over the embossed areas. The shimmering inks will add a slight shine to the raised areas giving it a beautiful effect.


add gold shaded areas using Delicata Golden Glitz using your finger
Step 6

Stamp circles and texture using the Dina Wakely stamps (or stamps of choice) and VersaFine Onyx Black onto white cardstock. Dina Wakely stamps offer textured designs which you can see in the script in the photo above. Cut the circles out and brush with shades of green acrylic paint. Leave the stamped circles to dry for a while and then add gold shaded areas using Delicata Golden Glitz using your finger. Remember to use only a small amount of inker at a time on your finger – less is more in this case.


Step 7

Stamp sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black and decorate to match the mixed media style. Finish the design by arranging the embossed card panel as the base, then circle stamps, and top with the stamped sentiment and embellishments in the style you wish.

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please comment below or share on social media! 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Anna Griffin – Embossing Folder
  • Carabelle Studio – stamp
  • Dina Wakley – stamp
  • Diamanté – stars, mini clip, etc
  • Spray bottle