Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop Day 2

Welcome to Day Two! We are pairing our ink with Precious Remembrance Shop stamps to make a perfect match! Precious Remembrance is a maker of photopolymer clear stamps that offers a super cute style with a variety of options for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to leave comments (one per blog, per day) during these 2 days so you can be entered to win a School Days & Totally Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop or a $30 Imagine Gift Card!!! Winners will be announced on the Precious Remembrance and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month.

Let’s get started!

 

Precious Remembrance Shop Blog

Lisa Elton 

Kelly Lunceford

Greta Hess 

Helen Gullett

Rosemary Dennis

Steph Ackerman

Melissa Andrew

Nadine Carlier

Martha Lucia Gomez 

Roni Johnson

Jowilna Nolte 

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Iris Rodriquez

Elina Stromberg 

Kassy Tousignant

Jennifer Vanderbeek

 

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1 Winner: School Days & Totally stamp sets from Precious Remembrance Shop
1 Winner: $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop Day 1

In this week’s blog hop, we are pairing our ink with Precious Remembrance Shop stamps to make a perfect match! Precious Remembrance is a maker of photopolymer clear stamps that offers a super cute style with a variety of options for cardmaking and scrapbooking.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to leave comments (one per blog, per day) during these 2 days so you can be entered to win a School Days & Totally Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop or a $30 Imagine Gift Card!!! Winners will be announced on the Precious Remembrance and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month.

Let’s get started!

 

Lisa Elton 

Kelly Lunceford

Greta Hess 

Helen Gullett

Rosemary Dennis

Steph Ackerman

Melissa Andrew 

Nadine Carlier 

Martha Lucia Gomez 

Roni Johnson

Jowilna Nolte 

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Iris Rodriquez

Elina Stromberg 

Kassy Tousignant

Jennifer Vanderbeek

Precious Remembrance Shop Blog

Follow us on social media!

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook, Instagram
Imagine: Facebook, Instagram

1 Winner: School Days & Totally stamp sets from Precious Remembrance Shop
1 Winner: $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

Create a Copper and Teal Father’s Day Steampunk Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Create a Copper and Teal Father's Day Steampunk Card

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but I thought I’d get a head start on a steampunk/industrial Father’s Day card. Depending on the mom – it could be for either! These projects are always fun because you get to make things look grungy and metallic with inks, embossing powders and embellishments. By altering corrugated cardboard with different craft inks, you can transform scraps into a cool background. See how I made it!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Select a piece of corrugated cardboard.


Step 2

Spray Ink Potion No. 9 onto the corrugated cardboard. This helps the ink spread evenly and reduces harsh spray splotches. Spray Walnut Ink on the corrugated cardboard randomly. The ink will seep into the crevices. This imitates a timeworn metal look. To remove ink from the crevices use a dry brush to lift up the ink, then dry onto a paper towel. Dry paper.


Step 3

Rip the top and bottom edges.


Step 4

Ink the corrugated cardboard with Champagne Delicata and Turquoise Gem VersaMagic inks on the raised surface. The Turquoise Gem ink imitates a patina look while the Champagne ink imitates bits of metal shining through. Dry paper.


Step 5

Ink the edges with the Rich Cocoa Memento Luxe ink. Dry paper


Step 6

Ink gears with VersaMark ink, add Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Gold and heat set. Repeat this step using the Celestial Copper and Silver embossing powders.


Step 7

To vary the look of the gears, create a patina and copper gear. Ink the gear with Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink.


Step 8

Add Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Copper on random areas.


Step 9

Add Imagine’s Embossing powder in Clear to the rest of gear and heat set


Step 10

Ink the card’s edges with Turquoise Gem VersaMagic Ink. Dry paper. Ink small areas randomly with the Celestial Copper Delicata ink.


Step 11

Adhere corrugated cardboard front to the card.


Step 12

Adhere nailheads, studs, and gears. Stamp a “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment and cut out into a rectangle shape. Add small metal studs on the four corners of the sentiment card and mount to the front of the card. Essentially the card is finished at this point but you can continue to add little details to make it your own! Happy grungy cardmaking!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Gears (1, 1.25. 1.5 inches); ‘Loose Parts’ set
  • Nailhead and stud metal embellishments
  • Happy Father’s Day sentiment stamp

Make a Card with VersaMagic Mango Madness

by Iris Rodriguez

Make a Card with VersaMagic Mango Madness. cardmaking tutorial. Spring time blooming flowers theme.

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.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Spray the paper with water. Spray with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Summer Sky. Dry paper.


Step 2

Ink the paper with VersaMagic in Aegean Blue, Thatched Straw and Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress using the Sponge Dauber, Inkblusher, and Smudgee.


Step 3

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.


Step 4

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.


Step 5

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.


Step 6

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.


Step 7

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.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 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

Look at this Sweet “Sending You Smiles” Greeting Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Look at this Sweet "Sending You Smiles" Greeting Card

Smile! Why? Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. So why not keep the party going and share the love by sending someone a smiley greeting card today. This fun card is made using a smiley face stamp, an alphabet set, a handmade envelope and colored with Tsukineko’s VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze and VersaMagic ink in Mango Madness.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Stamp a large background image onto card stock paper. Dry paper.


Step 2

Find a template from the internet that is small enough to fit on the front of the card panel. Some stamp maker companies such as Waffle Flower have die sets you can purchase. Another way to achieve this is to study or deconstruct an envelope and recreate one you like with cardstock.


Step 3

Fold the envelope and ink the opening with VersaFine CLAIR in Warm Breeze with a large ink dauber.


Step 4

Flip the envelope to the opposite side and ink the outer flaps with the VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze.


Step 5

Scribble words on the outside of the envelope with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Gold.


Step 6

Ink a sheet of cardstock with Mango Madness VersaMagic ink and let dry. Stamp the happy faces with the VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and let dry. Add a dime-sized amount of Creative Medium in Shimmer with the palette knife. Creative Medium will add dimension and shimmer to the smiley faces.


Step 7

Apply the Creative Medium with the Multi-Purpose Squeegee over the faces. This tool has a flat, even and large surface that will cover faces completely and will not leave scrape lines. Let the medium dry and fussy cut the faces.


Step 8

Create a curved banner and stamp the sentiment “Sending You Smiles,” cut out and ink the edges of the banner. Assemble card by gluing the smiley faces into the envelope, attach the envelope and sentiment to the front of the card. Ink a piece of cardstock paper with VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze. Ensure that the paper is slightly larger than the card and only ink the outer edges. Using the Tear It Tape to adhere the card the background paper. And remember — Smiles are contagious! Pass it on.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock paper
  • Smiley Face Stamp
  • Hero Arts – Large Background Stamp
  • Alphabet Stamps

April Color of the Month is Mango!

Mango is April's Color of the Month 2018

Mango is not only a delicious fruit, it is also a beautiful color! Every month we challenge our Artists in Residence with a couple of different ideas or themes to push them to think outside the box, to try a technique they haven’t tried before and to give flow and continuity to the projects. This month our color is Mango which we consider a soft yellow-orange. We chose it to get us in the mood for summer! This color reminds us of fruit, flowers, the warming sun, and fun-in-the-sun activities. Another challenge we offered to our artists is to use VersaMagic ink. This chalk-like finish makes this ink a delight to work with on almost any crafting project.

Here is a sneak peak for the month of April

Elina Stromberg created this lovely “Hello” greeting card using Memento dye inks in Cantaloupe.

Iris Rodriguez created this “Hello” greeting card with a flowering tree using VersaMagic Mango Madness, Thatched Straw, and Aegean Blue

Roni Johnson created this “Keep on Swimmin” encouragement card using VersaMagic in Mango Madness with some shading using Memento Dual Tip Markers.

Keep an eye on our posts this month to see these and many more tutorials in this fabulous color!