How to Make a Raw Silk Texture and a Simple Card

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

How to Make a Raw Silk Texture and a Simple Card

Raw Silk is a very popular and beautiful textile made in India and is considered very pure and sacred. I wanted to create a card with a raw silk effect with inks and for that a mix of Memento and Brilliance inks were perfect. The background is simple to create and can be made in any color. To finish the card, I simply stamped the florals with Versafine Onyx Black and the flowers and contrasting red sentiment reading “Sending Love & Hugs” stand out beautifully against the gorgeous silky background.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Garden Treasure Clear Stamp Set ALT1603
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • EK Success- Cutterbee Scissors
  • Cardstock – white, black
  • Black Velvet-Brush
  • White Embossing Powder
  • EK Success –Powder Tool
  • Heat Tool
  • Adhesive

Brighten Someone’s Day with Bright Cheery Flowers

Winters can be hard on the best of us. If you have friends or loved ones that live further North that may be feeling blue from short and cold days, sending them a bright and cheerful card to remind them spring is just around the corner could really make their day! Arjita Sepaha Singh will show you a beautiful card that employs a no-line watercolor technique, while Martha Lucia Gomez works with layered stamps for a really fun technique that has very lovely results!

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh. I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don't have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh

I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don’t have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Stamp set
  • Arches cold pressed paper
  • Acrylic Block
  • EK Success – Cutterbee Scissors
  • Neenah – White cardstock
  • Faber Castell – brush
  • Heat tool
  • Dimensional adhesive

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello everyone! Layering stamps are trending and with Kaleidacolor inkpads you don’t need to worry about having many inkpads to make your layers stunning. You can create different tones in each layer with just one Kaleidacolor ink palette! The process is quite simple, and the results are unique and beautiful.


Step 1

Take the first layer of your stamp set and ink it directly with the ink pad using the light colors of the inkpad. Then take the second layer of the stamp and ink it moving the Kaleidacolor inkpad for the medium colors. Repeat the same process with the each layer, just moving to darker colors with each layer.


Step 2

Repeat Step 1 with Fresh Greens and the leaf layers. Fussy cut all images.


Step 3

Arrange the flowers with double sided foam tape and glue down the leaves with On Point Glue over a white embossed piece. Paste the decorated layer on an Olive card base using Tear it! Tape. As a final touch and to create a contrast of colors I stamped a black sentiment “Thinking of You” over a little piece of crumb cake or kraft cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black.

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – olive, white, Crumb Cake or kraft
  • Stamp positioner or acrylic stamping block
  • Studio Light – Hibiscus Stamp Set
  • Darice – Wire Fence Embossing Folder
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape

Color of the Month for January is Nocturne!

Nocturne is Imagine's color of the month for January 2018.

Everyone has their favorite black ink, which is often a crafter’s most used inkpad. We wanted to inspire our artists (and you) to use that black as a bit more than just an outline and make a statement with it! It inspires images of the night sky, little black dresses, and the timeless look of black and white photography!

We wanted to give a preview to some of the projects that took on this challenge. You will see tutorials or videos for all of these projects by the end of the month.

Jennifer Vanderbeek also thought of a little black dress when she created this adorable girls-night-out themed card:

A handmade card featuring a little black dress and the sentiment "Shine Bright" by Jennifer Vanderbeek.

Arjita Sepaha Singh left these outline images un-colored for a really lovely affect that highlights the beautiful background she will show you how to create:

A handmade card featuring a raw silk background and un-colored floral images with the sentiment "sending love & hugs" by Arjita Sepaha Singh.

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou creates more beautiful jewelry – showing how easily you can make your own paper beads:

Handmade necklace and earrings featuring handmade black and white paper beads by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou of The Crafters World.

And Roni Johnson will remind you that Nocturne can be used to great affect in Valentines too!

Handmade Valentine featuring masked layered stamping in Nocturne and Tulip Red by Roni Johnson.