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

Use Rose Gold Ink to Color a Beautiful Floral Pattern

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello dear friends! Today, I have a very special card that I made just using the new All-Purpose Ink in Rose Gold from Tsukineko. All-Purpose ink comes in a variety of colors including metallics which is perfect for this project. Rose Gold is a trending color and can easily use it in all my creations and thanks to Imagine we have many options to use. Take a look at my card:

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

To create my card, I used whisper white card stock, embossing powder and VersaMark ink. I stamped the flowers over whisper white card stock too using VersaMark and White Embossing Powder. I melted the powder with the heat tool and then started my painted or coloring process with All-Purpose Ink Rose Gold.


Step 2

To color the flowers I used a paintbrush but you can also use Fantastix to have the same result. I cut my card in regular size but after finish it, I changed my mind and decided to reduce the width of the card and show off some of the flowers that I used. After coloring the flowers and leaves, I cut all of them with my scissors and arranged them on the left side of the card. During this process, I changed my mind on how I used some parts of the flowers on the left side.


Step 3

To have the card on normal size, I just cut the right side border about 3/4″ of an inch. I pasted all the flowers with double-sided foam tape and added white sequins with On Point Glue. To finalize the card, I stamped with Memento Paris Dusk a Spanish sentiment from the stamp set Vive Ama Sueña from Latina Crafter. Simple, easy and beautiful!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Sequins
  • Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Even More Spring Flowers Stamp Set from Simon Says
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Create a Valentines Card with a Paper Airplane Theme

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Create a Valentines Card with a Paper Airplane Theme

Hello everyone! Today, I have a fun and creative stamping technique that you can use with all your clear stamps with symmetric form. This month we have prepared Valentine’s projects and of course, we are using the red color to enhance our passion for the inks.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

To create this project, I am using the Pink Shimmer Delicata inkpad and Glamorous VersaFine Clair in combination with both sides of one single stamp from the stamp set Life’s a Breeze from Joy Clair. Yes, you read well – to create my card I used both sides of the stamp. Let me share it with you.


Step 2

First, I positioned the paper airplane stamp over the acrylic block. I adhered the stamping side over the block and let the backside be inked with the Delicata ink in Pink Shimmer. Then I stamped randomly the image over a piece of whisper white card stock, cleaned the stamp thoroughly and let the ink dry naturally. I love to use the Pink Shimmer Delicata Ink – the color is soft and shiny at the same time.


Step 3

When the ink was totally dry I turned the same paper airplane stamp in the normal way and inked it with VersaFine Clair Glamorous Ink. Like I used a symmetric image, stamp the image in the normal way was easy.


Step 4

After stamping all the comets, I covered the entire layer with Clear Embossing Powder and melted with the heat tool. Then I resized the layer and pasted over the red card base using dimensional or double-sided foam tape. To resize the image, I used a stitched rectangle die cut from Gina Marie Designs. Set the entire piece aside for a while.


Step 5

To decorate the background, take a piece of cardstock in any color and ink it directly with VersaFine Clair Glamorous inkpad. Cover the entire piece with Clear Embossing Powder and activate the powder with the heat tool.


Step 6

Take the embossed piece and cut with the dies that you want to use. On this card, I am using the new I Love You Shadow dies from Kat Scrappiness. These dies come with a mat and I cut them from a pink piece of card stock, pasted the layer with On Point Glue and then paste the letters over the decorated card base using dimensional or double-sided foam tape. This is a creative technique that you can explore with different types of stamps. The result is always different and if you mix and match the colors of ink you will love the effect.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Powder Pink
  • Acrylic Block
  • Die Cuts – Gina Marie Designs & Kat Scrappiness
  • Stamps – Life’s a Breeze by Joy Clair Stamps
  • Dimensionals or Double-sided foam tape