Wishing You a Day that Sparkles

by Roni Johnson

Wishing You a Day that Sparkles - cardmaking tutorial

Our color of the month is Lime Green…a color that I love. It is so vibrant and cheerful it always makes me smile. Something else that makes me smile is glitter. I know I know, many of you are out there shaking your heads thinking I’m crazy but seriously, the beautiful shimmer and sparkle of glitter is just so pretty. Glitter gets a bad rap but it’s so fun to use so I want to share a way to use glitter without having to deal with the mess. My solution…Creative Medium! Check it out!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cut a 3.75” x 5” black cardstock panel. Place the panel on the craft mat; position a stencil over the panel and secure the stencil to the mat using tape.


Step 2

Scoop out a small dollop of Clear Creative Medium onto the craft mat. Sprinkle the desired amount of glitter over the medium and blend with the small trowel.


Step 3

Spread the blended medium over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a batch of Chartreuse Iridescent Creative Medium and a second color of glitter; spread it over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a final batch of the medium using Green Iridescent Creative Medium and the darkest color of glitter and spread it over the card base.


Step 4

Immediately remove the stencil and wash off any medium and glitter that remains. Let the medium dry naturally, the example was left to dry overnight.


Step 5

Trim and mat the glitter panel on a lime green panel and affix it to a green card base using Tear It! Tape. Stamp sentiment “Wishing You a Day that Sparkles” or any sentiment that you have in VersaFine Clair on a scrap of lime green cardstock. Mat with green cardstock. Affix the sentiment to the card using On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stencil (maker unknown)
  • Sentiment stamp
  • German Glass Glitter – Moss, Lime Green, Green
  • Cardstock – Black, Green, Lime Green
  • Scissors

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

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

Project Swap: Inspire with Herringbone Art

Project Swap: Inspire with Herringbone Art

Welcome to another set for our Artist Project Swap with Nadine and Roni. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Roni gives the directions and recommended supplies list and Nadine created the project.

Inked Herringbone Background by Nadine Carlier

Herringbone Background by Nadine Carlier

I absolutely loved swapping projects with Roni Johnson! This project was not something I would have ever thought of making on my own but I really enjoyed making it. I didn’t have all the exact same products that she used but was able to improvise with no problem. Besides, I prefer not to copy something exactly and put my own twist on it.

I made a video showing how I created my project. Watch it below!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Original Design by Roni Johnson

Project Swap: Create a Summertime Hello Card

Welcome to another set for our Artist Project Swap with Nadine and Roni. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Nadine gives the directions and recommended supplies list and Roni created the project.

Summertime Hello Card by Roni Johnson

We had a little fun here recently at Imagine by challenging ourselves to an art swap. Each of us created a project, wrote up instructions and then Imagine swapped out all of the projects with a fellow Artist in Residence. I had the pleasure of working with Nadine Carlier’s project, as you can see it turned out amazing. It’s funny when we compared finished projects we even chose to use the exact same “hello” stamp!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cut a strip of white cardstock so it fits the width of a card and about 3 inches wide.


Step 2

On the strip, stamp a leaf image and a hello sentiment using VersaMark and then emboss and heat set it with white embossing powder.


Step 3

Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens and a brayer work best for this step. Use sponge daubers and individual green ink colors in varying tones as long as they are a water-based ink, for example, Memento inks.


Step 4

Slide the Kaleidacolor inks together and roll a brayer over the ink pad. Make sure to keep rolling in the same spot to not mix the colors up on the brayer.


Step 5

Using the cardstock strip roll the brayer lengthwise so the lightest ink color is in the center of the cardstock strip. At this point, only half of the cardstock strip should have color on it. Don’t worry about getting full coverage on the strip, this is normal especially around the embossed areas. You actually want some white areas showing.


Step 6

Flip the cardstock 90 degrees and repeat the steps from 4 and 5. Once cardstock piece is completely rolled, you should have an ombre effect with the lightest ink color in the middle and with it getting darker towards the top and bottom of the strip. Because my brayer width was wider than my cardstock strip I had the darker ink colors rolled on my craft mat. Spray the ink left on the craft mat with water and use the mix as an ink or lift technique. This will create a texture effect. Repeat until you have the look you desire. Using a dry paper towel rub over the embossed areas to remove extra ink. Let your cardstock strip dry.


Step 7

Finish the design by adhering the cardstock strip to the front of a card base with Tear It! Tape. Add sequins, dew drops or tiny dots of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Clear or Wedding Dress. Enjoy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair – “Hello” stamp
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Stamptangle Leaf
  • Brayer
  • Sequins
  • Cardstock – white
  • Heat Tool

Original Design by Nadine

What do you think of Roni’s interpretation of Nadine’s tutorial?

Comment below!

Create a “Just Keep On Swimming” Encouragement Card

by Roni Johnson

Create a "Just Keep On Swimming" Encouragement Card

Mango Madness! What a fun ink color name huh? It makes an even better color of the month to help welcome in the summer. As I was thinking about a project to share for April, I instantly thought of these darling little fish from Stamptangle and a fun underwater scene. VersaMagic’s Mango Madness was the perfect foundation for it all.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Sponge VersaMagic in Mango Madness on white cardstock roughly the size of 3 of the fish.


Step 2

Stamp one large and one small fish with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne over the inked cardstock. Ink the small fish stamp with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and stamp on the craft mat.


Step 3

Place a piece of Mango Madness cardstock face down over the stamped image and burnish. The result is a perfect reverse image of the original.


Step 4

Add colorful highlights using Memento Dual-Tip Markers. Stamp underwater foliage using VersaMagic in Mango Madness, VersaFine Clair in Verdant and Rain Forest. Fussy cut all images and set aside.


Step 5

Construct a window card using a light blue cardstock and a piece of Vertigo film; adhere the film to the card using Tear It Tape. Adhere all images to the front and inside portions of the card using On Point Glue. Apply rub-on letters to form the sentiment. Finish off the card by applying dots of Wedding Dress irRESISTible Pico Embellisher as bubbles.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Stamptangle Sea Kelp, Stamptangle
    Sea Coral, Stamptangle Sea Plant, Stamptangle Fancy Fish – Small, Stamptangle Fancy Fish – Large
  • Rub On Letters
  • Cardstock – blue, white
  • Acrylic Block