Use Creative Medium Shimmer to Add Sparkle and Shine

by Melissa Andrew

Use Creative Medium Shimmer to Add Sparkle and Shine. create a simple and easy "You are the Best" greeting card using Creative Medium in Shimmer and VersaMagic in Mango Madness

In this cardmaking tutorial, I create an easy and most importantly quick “You are the Best” greeting card using Creative Medium in Shimmer and VersaMagic in Mango Madness. If you use Creative Medium over an inked element, it adds a gorgeous shimmer to compliment or even enhance color.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Thick Cardstock or heavy paper
  • SugarPea Designs – You sentiment, You stamp set, Whatever the Weather paper pad
  • Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer

Create a Beautiful Sunburst Card with VersaMagic

by Melissa Andrew

Create a Beautiful Sunburst Card with VersaMagic and Fireworks Craft Spray

Today’s tutorial shows you how to use a stencil to create a beautiful design with a resist effect and VersaMagic colors. Embossing powder creates a resist with Fireworks Shimmer Spray and the combination can be used for gorgeous backgrounds for cards, scrapbooks, and any paper craft projects.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps – Sun Rays stencil, Fly By stamp set
  • Bristol Smooth Card
  • White Cardstock for card base
  • Hammermill Cover Copy
  • Copic Markers – B28, R29
  • Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer

See What Craft Supplies Our Artists Recommend for Weddings

See What Craft Supplies Our Artists Recommend for Weddings

There are so many kinds of craft projects that would successfully create a DIY wedding. We see all sorts of fabulous ideas on Pinterest and highlights from crafter’s blogs that blow our minds. We decided to ask our Artists in Residence (and some members of the Imagine team) to recommend their favorite Tsukineko or Imagine products to use in wedding cardmaking and crafting. Here is what they had to say!

Product Recommendations

3 Votes for Delicata!

Steph Ackerman

I recommend Delicata in Celestial Copper and Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Clear. This metallic pigment ink creates a beautiful effect on vellum. For further detail add a touch of color with Memento Markers to coordinate with the colors of the bridal party. The full-size inkpad should be enough to create a large number of cards and this ink has an inker available. So if you are creating more than usual then purchase the inker with the large inkpad.

Nadine Carlier

Delicata in White Shimmer and Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Iridescent on black cardstock is a great combo. For a video tutorial, I created this gorgeous black and white themed wedding invitation card. If you need the extra shimmery wedding then spray some Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle. Watch Nadine’s video.

Jowilna Nolte

I recommend using All-Purpose Ink Pale Mint Green and Delicata in White Shimmer on top, all on a pearly cardstock. One lovely stamping technique I recommend for making an invitation would be to use a layered stamp set like you would find in the Altenew collection.

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3 Votes for Embossing Powders!

Jennifer Vanderbeek

Gold and silver embossing powder is the best way to bring a touch of elegance. If you don’t have time to DIY it all, a touch of gold or silver embossing on your paper goods can elevate purchased items with a bit of pizazz.

Melissa Andrew

I really love Imagine’s Embossing Powders on vellum. I love a beautiful soft look for weddings and a gorgeous embossing powder on or under vellum is simple yet stunning. The beautiful colors, gold or silver, are the perfect colors to represent long-lasting love. They seem to compliment any colors a bride would choose. VersaMark ink is a great ink for embossing because of it’s tacky qualities. 

Arjita Sepaha Singh 

For an Indian wedding, perspective red is the color! Red is considered auspicious and adding Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Gold will be like a match made in heaven.

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2 Votes for Creative Medium!

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

I recommend Creative Medium in any of the Iridescent colors as a great way to create backgrounds that are not visible at first sight, giving an elegant and festive style with a distinctive glamour.

Martha Lucia Gomez

I enjoy Creative Medium in Clear and created a floral design using a watercolor technique with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and Memento dye inks. See the full tutorial for this card. 

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2 Votes for Sheer Shimmer Spritz!

Roni Johnson

For wedding projects, there’s nothing I like more than Sheer Shimmer Spray to add a touch of elegance, sparkle, and shine. It comes in 6 different colors, perfect to match any theme the bride and groom have chosen. Sheer Shimmer Spray can make plain white sparkle and they make colored backgrounds really pop! 

Marcie McCabe

My recommendation is Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle and Fireworks Craft Spray in the colors of the wedding party. 

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1 Vote for Fireworks Sprays

Iris Rodriguez

I recommend Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays for crafting in wedding decor. It can be hard to match the right colors for wedding decor. Since Fireworks is available in 24 colors and is a dye-based ink, you can choose one of the colors or blend colors to make the desired color. For example, to make a simple cork place card holder (in photo above), add a paper flower embellishment and color it with Fireworks! It’s elegant, inexpensive and personal. To make a zero waste wedding, make a wreath by attaching all remaining cork place card holders and flowers to a frame.

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2 Votes for VersaFine Clair

Kassandra Tousignant

I recommend a delicate floral background stamp on paper with Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle. In the photo above, I layered the paper with an acrylic sheet on top stamped with VersaFine Clair inked “It’s Your Special Day” sentiment. 

 Amanda Harryman

For those who don’t want to emboss, but want a touch of that elegant look, I would recommend Delicata in Golden Glitz or Silvery Shimmer depending on colors or preferences. I can also say that I would recommend VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, or other wedding colors, to use for the return address stamp on invitations since it will stamp the details clearly, and be smudge-proof quickly.

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Use Ink Potion No. 9 to Make Creative Card Backgrounds

by Melissa Andrew

Use Ink Potion No. 9 to Make Creative Card Backgrounds

In today’s video, I show you how to create a gorgeous shimmer background with Fireworks Sprays, Ink Potion 9 and the New VersaFine Clair inkpads. Ink lifting with Ink Potion 9 creates a gorgeous Bokeh photography look when used with Fireworks Sprays and two different sized ink daubers. In addition, VersaFine Clair stamps beautifully over the backgrounds to finish the design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour +

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps – Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies, Stitched Heart Die Set (discontinued)
  • SugarPea Designs Stamps – Kindness Matters, Celebrate All Things, and You
  • Vellum
  • Bristol Smooth Card
  • Stamping block
  • The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils – TCW631 and TCW599
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Heat Tool

Learn How to Create Your Own Color Shimmer Paste

by Melissa Andrew

Learn How to Create Your Own Color Shimmer Paste

If you like the look of shimmer paste but don’t want to buy multiple colors, then try mixing your Fireworks Sprays with Imagine’s Creative Medium to make your own! In this project, I wanted to create a festive looking birthday card and I thought the high contrast yellow and blue were a great color combination.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps – For the Men Stamp Set, Dangling Stars Stencil
  • Bristol Smooth Card
  • Coordinations Card – JuneDay
  • Paper Trimmer
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Acrylic block
  • Artist palette
  • Heat tool

Use GooseBumps to Create Dynamic Backgrounds

by Melissa Andrew

Use GooseBumps to Create Dynamic Backgrounds by Melissa Andrew

Learn how to create four unique mixed media backgrounds using GooseBumps Texture in the dauber topped bottle. To make these bright and fun colored backgrounds, I will use GooseBumps with stencils, sponged on inks, watercolor inks, and alcohol inks. You will be surprised at the versatility of Goosebumps resist techniques and the ease in which you can create beautiful backgrounds with Imagine and Tsukineko products.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Bristol Smooth Surface Paper
  • Whimsy Stamps – Swish Stencil, Dotted Round Stencils
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – 230S Stencil, 384S Stencil
  • Heat Tool