We are Excited to be Hopping with Joy Clair Today!

Today we are blog hopping with Joy Clair! We love blog hops because they are a super fun way for you to learn more about the individual blogs of design team members and it is also a great way to win some new products!

In today’s blog hop, pairing our inks with Joy Clair’s stamps makes for a perfect match! Joy Clair has gorgeous stamps sets for all sorts of occasions and as you know—we have all sorts of inks for all sorts of projects. Our Artists in Residence have been excited to share their projects with you, and we can hardly wait to see what the Joy Clair Team came up with too!

Thanks so much for stopping and be sure to leave comments (one per blog) during these two days of hopping so you can be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Winners will be announced on the Joy Clair and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month. Here’s today’s Blog Hop order—enjoy:

 

Imagine Blog

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jennifer Vanderbeek

Kerry Urbatch

Mischelle Smith

Helen Gullett

Neva Cole

Jessica Pascarella

Nadine Carlier

Tenia Nelson

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See How to Make a Mixed Media Birthday Card

by Jowilna Nolte

mixed media birthday card
Magenta is Color of the Month at Imagine and what better way to show off this wonderful color than by crafting a mixed media birthday card. In this project, I combined magenta, shimmery red, orange and black ink and paints for a really fun and vibrant color combination. To make it extra special, I added some gold for glamor and finished with sewing and sequins. This project is with a doubt more than magenta and shows the bright pink to its full potential!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions

crafting a mixed media birthday card
Step 1

For the top panel, create a color background on parchment paper using orange and magenta acrylic paint. Leave to dry.


Step 2

Use a jumbo dauber and Memento Luxe Rose Bud and blend over the entire piece of background paper filling in the open spaces in between the paint.


Step 3

Use a sponge dauber and Brilliance ink and blend a pattern through a stencil. The Pearlescent Poppy (red) creates a beautiful shimmery contrast to the pink.


Step 4

Use a large background stamp and VersaFine Onyx Black and stamp over the magenta, orange, and red background.


Step 5

Use a smaller background stamp (stars pattern) and add additional stamped images in VersaFine, Memento Luxe and Brilliance using all the different ink pads. Heat set all the inks with a heat gun.

crafting a mixed media birthday card
Step 6

Once the top panel is finished, you have the option to mount on a plain white cardbase or if you have extra time ink the cardbase with the same star stencil and ink colors. Mount top panel to the cardbase. You can often find really cool pieces like this Happy Birthday banner flag sentiment in with scrapbook paper or kits. There are endless options such as these at craft stores. Simply attach a die cut or fussy cut birthday sentiment with a basic stitch setting on your sewing machine. Finish the design with small flowers and sequins.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • PaperArtsy Stamp
  • Carrabella Stamp
  • Acrylic paint – magenta, orange
  • Parchment paper
  • Printed happy birthday sentiment
  • Heat gun
  • Sewing machine
  • Flower punch
  • Sequins

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Boost a Hello Card with an Easy Marbleized Effect

by Jowilna Nolte

Hello marbleized card with blue dragonfly tsukineko ink
When making cards it can be so much fun to create an oversized card. I made this fun and colorful Hello card for a friend to brighten her day. The hello measures 7 inches in width making this a really big hello. To add the extra special flare, I created a marbleized effect with shaving cream and Tsukineko inkers. I added a bit of fun texture with microbeads. I include how to marbleize paper in this tutorial and hope you have fun creating your own unique pattern!

Directions

Tsukineko Dye inkers

Step 1

Select 3 colors of dye inkers from the Tsukineko line. Use bright and contrasting colors that will work well together.

shaving cream for crafts

Step 2

Spray small amount shaving cream onto a plastic plate or your craft mat. Add a few drops of the first inker color around the shaving cream pile.

marbleized paper effect with shaving cream.

Step 3

Then add your second and third colors as previously. One drop goes a long long way with the intense colors of the dye ink.

Step 4

Use a craft stick or Brushtix and mix the colors in a swirling motion. Avoid mixing it too much.

marbleized paper.

Step 5

Press a piece of cardstock into the foam to pick up the ink pattern. Lift the cardstock and wipe away the shaving cream using paper towels until the cream is gone and the pattern is left behind.

GlazOn from Imagined
Step 6

Finish your larger than life card with a hello sentiment. Add a layer of GlazOn to the word and dragonfly, sprinkle with microbeads and let dry. Make as many of these cards as you can with the remaining shaving cream and give them out to friends and family throughout the year!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Silhouette – Hello sentiments
  • Microbeads
  • Shaving Cream

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Make a Lapis Blue Butterfly Handmade Card

by Jowilna Nolte

You always Brighten My Day Greeting Card
Brighten someone’s day with a gorgeous Lapis blue butterfly card featuring Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and Memento Luxe. With the shimmer, lush blue pigment ink, dimension and texture on this card, you will spread joy around like a beautiful butterfly. Be inspired and inspire others with this gorgeous color and the thoughtfulness of a handmade encouragement card.

shimmery ink

Step 1

Mist a piece of smooth white cardstock with Danube Blue Fireworks Shimmer Spray. Lightly mist with water and then dry using a heat gun. Dip repeatedly in between drying to create the splattered look.

memento luxe

Step 2

Open up an embossing folder and ink the top half with Memento Luxe Danube Blue ink.

Step 3

Place the inked white cardstock inside the embossing folder with colored side facing up and close the folder.

inked embossing folder

Step 4

Run the embossing folder through your embossing machine. Remove the folder and then remove the embossed cardstock.

Danumbe Blue Memento Luxe ink an embossed surface

Step 5

Use a jumbo dauber and the same Memento Luxe ink to chalk around the edges of the embossed piece. This will highlight the dimension of the beautiful embossing.


Step 6

Use your Fireworks spray to add additional splats onto the embossed piece. Trim the piece smaller to fit onto your 4×6” folded card front.  Trim butterfly from patterned paper, ink the edges in blue Memento Luxe and adhere to your card. Add a sentiment sticker and staple in place.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Kaisercraft – sentiment sticker, butterfly paper
  • Stapler
  • Couture Creations – embossing folder
  • Heat gun

 

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Scrapbooking with Stenciled Shades of Green

by Jowlina Nolte

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.
Stenciling is a great crafting technique that can be used in endless ways. In this tutorial, I chose to use the stencil almost like a stamp by painting it with Tsukineko’s All-Purpose Ink. In my family, we have a camouflage fan and greenery is also Imagine’s color of the month. What better way to celebrate a special Camo Birthday party (and present a tutorial) than by capturing beautiful memories and scrapbooking them with green camo-like texture afterward. Shades of green and gold compliment the photos perfectly and make the special memories come to life.

Directions

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.

Step 1

Select green All Purpose inks, Gold Delicata inker, a pipette and a Brushstix for this layout.

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.

Step 2

Use a pipette and add drops of green All-Purpose Inks onto the stencil. Start with the lightest green moving to the darkest.

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.

Step 3

Mist the inks with water until they blend nicely into a liquid ink covering the stencil pattern.

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.

Step 4

Carefully turn over the stencil and stamp the image onto your background cardstock with the inked stencil.

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.

Step 5

Remove the stencil from the background and leave the ink to dry. You can lightly mist the ink with more water to make the colors blend into each other.

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.

Step 6

Place a small drop of Golden Glitz Delicata from the inker onto your craft mat.

Reverse stencil technique or using a stencil like a stamp by Jowlina Nolte. Green, gold, shimmer, scrapbook page, family, photos, memories.

Step 7

Lift the Delicata ink with your Brushstix and then draw patterns or scribble onto your background using the gold ink. Leave the ink to dry or heat set using a heat gun. Complete your scrapbook layout using personal photos, green embellishments such as buttons or sequins, and patterned papers such as maps, geometric patterns etc.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stencil
  • Cardstock
  • Photos
  • Embellishments
  • Patterned paper
  • Kaisercraft – diecut
  • Chipboard
  • Pipette
  • Water spray bottle

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Make a Glittery Follow Your Heart Greeting Card

By Jowilna Nolte

Jowilina Nolte creates a Follow Your Hear encouragement card with On Point Glue, Memento and glitter. green, purple, glam, arrows, feathers, embellishments, bronze brad.

On Point Glue is the best adhesive I have used in a long time. It is perfect for adhering small elements and creating beautiful techniques on your projects. In today’s post, I use On Point Glue with glitter to embellish feather stamps, attach a sentiment, and embellishments thus creating a new dynamic in the look and feel of this card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions

Jowilina Nolte creates a Follow Your Hear encouragement card with On Point Glue, Memento, VersaFine and glitter. green, purple, glam, arrows, feathers, embellishments, bronze brad.

Step 1

Use VersaFine Onyx Black and stamp an image onto your card front.

Jowilina Nolte creates a Follow Your Hear encouragement card with On Point Glue, Memento and glitter. green, purple, glam, arrows, feathers, embellishments, bronze brad.

Step 2

Color the stamped image one piece at a time using the On Point Glue. The small tip makes adding the adhesive to small and detailed areas easy.

Jowilina Nolte creates a Follow Your Hear encouragement card with On Point Glue, Memento and glitter. green, purple, glam, arrows, feathers, embellishments, bronze brad.

Step 3

While the glue is still wet, sprinkle it with glitter. Leave the glue to dry for a few minutes and shake off the excess glitter of the first color.

Jowilina Nolte creates a Follow Your Hear encouragement card with On Point Glue, Memento and glitter. green, purple, glam, arrows, feathers, embellishments, bronze brad.

Step 4

Add more glue to the other areas of the stamped image. Sprinkle with the second color of glitter and leave to dry. Once dry shake off the second color of glitter.

Jowilina Nolte creates a Follow Your Hear encouragement card with On Point Glue, Memento and glitter. green, purple, glam, arrows, feathers, embellishments, bronze brad.

Step 5

Finish the design by adding shades of green Memento ink, additional embellishments and the “Follow Your Heart” sentiment.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 49andmarket – Stamp
  • Cardstock and cardbase – white
  • Glitter
  • Diamante
  • Sentiment
  • Brads
  • Gel pens
  • Waterbrush

 

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