Make a Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hi there! Just popping’ in to share this quick and easy Mother’s Day project. I had fun playing with the different inks and created this colorful card using the Walnut Ink Spray, StazOn Pigment in White and Memento markers. With a couple of simple diecuts you can create this dynamic card in no time.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

I sprayed a whisper white piece of card stock with two colors of Walnut Ink in Cherry Blossom and Lilac and let the paper dry naturally for a few minutes. The walnut ink is a beautiful deep natural color.


Step 2

I diecut the inked paper with a “bed of roses die” from Essentials by Ellen and pasted it directly over a whisper white card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment “I want to be you when I grow up” over basic black card stock with Snowflake StazOn Pigment Ink.


Step 3

For the embellishments, I colored two leaves from the set Tropical Foliage of Hello Bluebird with Memento Markers.


Step 4

Finally, I arranged all the pieces over the card and pasting a rectangle frame on the center of the card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Bed of Roses Diecut
  • Stitched Rectangle Frame
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Misti Stamping Tool

 

Learn How To Create A DIY White Wedding Invitation With Texture

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello everyone, today I have a quick and elegant card. This technique would be perfect for a wedding invitation. I create the shimmer and texture using the new Sheer Shimmer Stix in Frost and an embossing folder. The base of my card is Whisper White cardstock and I cut a second layer using the same color of cardstock, but apply the shimmer-texture technique for a very cool tone on tone look.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Determine the area that you want to paint and add texture. I used post it tape to obtain a straight line.


Step 2

Evenly apply the Sheer Shimmer Frost with the Stix Dauber. Let the paper dry naturally, it takes a few seconds only.


Step 3

Without removing the post it tape, take an embossing folder of your preference and align the borders to only emboss the painted area. Pass the sandwich through your cutting machine.


Step 4

Remove the post it tape and stamp your message on the upper area. I used VersaMark and embossing powder in Gold to stamp my message. It is an image included on the stamp set Happily Ever After from The Rabbit Hole Designs.


Step 5

Resize your layer and paste it directly over the card base. If you want to add more decorations or details you can do it before to paste the decorated layer on to the card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Embossing Folder
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Post it Tape
  • The Rabbit Hole Designs – Happily Ever After Stamp Set

See How To Create A Dynamic Looking Wedding Invitation

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How To Create A Dynamic Looking Wedding Invitation

Hi there! Today, I have a unique wedding card technique to share with you. By using this technique each wedding invitation will have its own unique subtleties. I used Desert Sand Memento Ink but you can use the colors used in your wedding decor. Embossing folders can be used in several ways and it is fun and simple. Now that you can get wedding invitations in craft stores you can add your personal touch to the make it more special just by pasting the decorated layer on top.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Select an embossing folder, ink the flat layer of the folder with the color of ink of your preference. Since this is a wedding card, I used Desert Sand Memento Ink because it matches well with gold and enhances the white. You can apply the ink directly with the ink pad or using a brayer. Insert the card stock on your embossing folder and pass the sandwich through your cutting machine.


Step 2

On a separate piece of card stock with the same color of the card base, stamp the couple image using VersaMark. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and use a heat tool to set.


Step 3

To create a matching frame for the couple image, I inked the edges of a rectangle with the VersaMark inkpad.


Step 4

Then I sprinkled a heavy amount of Gold Embossing Powder and melted the powder with the heat tool.


Step 5

If you want to add more details this is the moment. In my sample, I tie a bow in the ribbon around of the embossed background and pasted it directly over the card base. Then I pasted the main stamped image over the decorated card base using double-sided foam tape.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • The Rabbit Hole Designs – Happily Ever After Stamp Set
  • Embossing Folder
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Heat Tool
  • Double-sided foam tape

April Color of the Month is White Wedding

April Color of the Month is White Wedding

“Hey, little sister what have you done? Hey, little sister who is the only one?”…*continues Billy Idol song until the chorus* “It’s a nice day for a White Wedding”! We are happy to announce the Color of the Month for April is White Wedding. With wedding season just around the bend, we hope you are stocking up on the right inks for your special day.

We have been very pleased with our latest release of StazOn Pigment Ink in Snowflake. This ink will be great for multiple surfaces and especially great on dark or kraft cardstock. Another set of fantastic inks for wedding crafts is Delicata in White Shimmer (the name speaks for itself), Brilliance in Moonlight White (a bit of a heavier pigment ink), and VersaMagic in Cloud White (matte finish ink).

As always we challenge our artist with the color of the month and a technique or theme. This month expect to see white inks and wedding crafts!

Here is a Sneak Peak!

Project by Lindsay Adreon

Project by Martha Lucia Gomez

Project by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How to Use StazOn Pigment on Glass with a Video in Spanish

Imagine Crafts is the Tsukineko distributor for North and South America.
Did you know Imagine is the distributor for Tsukineko products to the Americas? We distribute wholesale to North and South America*, which means if you see Tsukineko inkpads in craft stores in this part of the world—it went through our warehouse at one point! If you are interested in becoming a wholesaler we have information and an application on our Shop page. To help serve our Spanish-speaking customers were are so lucky to have bilingual artists like Martha Lucia Gomez on our Artists-In-Residence team. Today we are delighted to share a tutorial in Spanish. Don’t worry if you do not speak Spanish—the steps are easy to follow along visually! Be sure to stay tuned for more Spanish-tutorials from Martha Lucia!

Project by Martha Lucia Gomez

Learn How to Use StazOn Pigment on Glass (tutorial in Spanish)

Today, I am showing how to stamp or work with the StazOn Pigment Inks over Glass. I use an Inkblusher to work 3 different colors of StazOn onto a glass mug. This tutorial is in Spanish!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Glass Mug
  • Masking Tape

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See How to Stencil with Sheer Shimmer Stix

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How to Stencil with Sheer Shimmer Stix Rose Gold and Silver

Hello crafty friends! Today, I am showing you how to use the new Sheer Shimmer Stix with a stencil. It is a fabulous dauber applicator that you can apply and control at the same time. Take a look at my card:

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

I used Calypso Coral card stock to create the card base and the second layer is whisper white card stock. First, I took a stencil and secured it over the layer with masking tape. Next, I used Silver and Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix added the shimmery color over the free areas of the stencil. The direct-to-paper application with the dauber top is super easy. The paper dries immediately and the shimmer touch is amazing!


Step 2

In a separate piece of whisper white card stock, I stamped flowers and leaves from the stamp set Wild Rose from Pretty Pink Posh with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next, I colored the center of the flowers with a dauber using two different colors of Memento Ink, Desert Sand and Peanut Brittle. For the leaves, I used two different greens of Memento Markers, Pear Tart and New Sprout. Next, I splattered the entire stamped piece with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Rose Gold using the spray tube to splatter the drops.


Step 3

Finally, I fussy cut my flowers and leaves with my scissors, resized the stenciled layer and pasted it directly over the card base. Then, I arranged and pasted the flowers on the lower part of the card. I completed this look adding a shimmering touch to the petals of the flowers with the Dauber Top of Frost Sheer Shimmer Stix and stamped the sentiment over a banner calypso coral with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I used a Spanish Sentiment included on the new stamp set Sueña Alto from RG Studio 360. I am fascinated with the performance of the new Sheer Shimmer Stix Dauber Tops, you can keep the control of the color, you can mix tones and you can add just in the place that you want!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stencil
  • Wild Rose Stamp Set from Pretty in Pink Posh
  • Sueña Alto Stamp Set from RG Studio 360
  • Card stock – Calypso Coral, Whisper White from Stampin Up
  • Double-Sided Foam Tape