Create a Rainbow Background with Memento Markers and Shimmer Stix

by Lindsay Adreon

I LOVE anything and everything rainbow in cardmaking, and if it sparkles, that’s even better! Making a rainbow watercolor background is pretty simple, but adding a good amount of sparkle without making mud can be more tricky. The Shimmer Stix are the PERFECT applicator to make a fun background that keeps its bright and vibrant colors without sacrificing any of the sparkle! I was so excited that the Shimmer Stix worked for this technique and can’t wait to try them with an ombre background, next!! I made two cards today, a birthday and hello card, plus check out the inside, too!!

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Joy Clair Stamps Hello Sentiments
  • Tonic Mixed Rectangle Die Set
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • MISTI Stamping Tool

See How To Use The Imagine Craft Mat To Print

by Lindsay Adreon

The Craft Mat from Imagine is unlike any other mat I’ve tried! Not only is it a great surface to stamp, ink blend, and work on, it is also a great tool with some really fun techniques! I had such a fun time printing with the Craft Mat and can’t wait to keep trying new color combinations and shapes to make more fun backgrounds!!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

• Imagine Craft Mat
• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Warm Breeze, Blue Belle, Twilight
• Daubers
• IrRESISTible Pico Embellishment – Summer Sky
• VersaMark Ink Pad
• StazOn Stamp Cleaner Dauber Top
• On Point Glue
• White Embossing Powder

Other

• Brayer
• Die Cutting Machine
• Tonic Studios – Mixed Rectangle dies
• Craftin Desert Divas – Flag Banner metal dies, Sending Die, Wishful Thoughts Stamp Set
• Ellen Hutson – Home and Hearth metal die
• Wow! Embossing Powder – Silver Glitter
• Scrapbook.com – 6×6 Adhesive Sheets

Create a Valentines with Emboss Resist Using Goosebumps Spray

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a Valentines with Emboss Resist Using Goosebumps Spray and VersaFine Clair

I am a clean and simple cardmaker who likes to focus on techniques, so the GooseBumps spray is PERFECT for my style of cardmaking! Using the spray and Versafine Clair inks together is a fast and easy way to create a fun and vibrant background for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday! (Plus I added a little sparkle, because who can resist that??)

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine 
Other
  • Craftin Desert Divas –  Nested Hearts & Flag Banner Dies
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Candy Hearts Stamp Set
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Fun Foam
  • White Cardstock
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Alcohol (For Clean Up)