Inspirational Unicorn Journal Cover for 2020 with Memento Markers

by Jowilna Nolte

Inspirational Unicorn Journal Cover for 2020 with Memento Markers

Today, I am sharing a quick and colorful inspirational unicorn journal cover that reads “Your only limit is your mind.. nothing else!” I have several notebooks and journals each year for different purposes. One of the things that they all have in common: color and inspiration. This colorful cover adheres to a notebook perfect for quick scribbles and ideas as they pop into your head using bright colors and a fun unicorn stamp image.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Notebook: Woolworths
  • Stamps: Art by Marlene
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon
  • Gold Paper: DoCrafts

Creating a Colorful 2020 Planner Page with Memento Markers

by Jowilna Nolte

Today I am sharing how I am planning out my year month by month using stamps and various inks. Using my wooden number stamps to add the dates to each month and I am also showing you how I am creating inspirational words for each month as a reminder of my goals for the year. I incorporate Gold as an accent to add some shine to my planner pages too.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Planner Stamps: Heidi Swapp
  • Stamps: Art by Marlene
  • Planner: Kaisercraft
  • White Cardstock: Technique
  • Faith Sticker: Silhouette

We are Excited to Announce our Design Team for 2020

We are Excited to Announce our Design Team for 2020

This year we hope to change things up a bit and offer two segments in our crafting tutorials. Beginner Tutorials will focus on quick and easy crafting projects that do not require extra crafting supplies and Intermediate and Advanced tutorials for those who have a little of an obsession.

Meet Our Designers!!

Beginner Designers

Jowilna Nolte 

I started my paper journey officially in about 2000 as a shop assistant in a specialty paper store in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. Whilst I have been playing with paper and creating my own masterpieces at home for friends and family since the age of 10, the shop environment added the vast knowledge of handmade and imported paper as well as the common commercial types of paper. I also started teaching card making, stamping and altered art in-store at the time.

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Annie Collins 

Hello  Friends, my name is Annie Collins and I have been crafting all my life. I started at 4 years old sewing with my mother. My passion for crafting and sharing continued to grow over the years. I love paper crafting the most all forms of it. I live in sunny Florida with my fantastic family, my husband, our 3 children and pets. I can’t wait to share some projects and be inspired by all of you. 

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LeeAnn McKinney 

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, my name is LeeAnn McKinney and I am so excited to bring my clean and simple projects and tutorials to you throughout 2020. Let’s Get Crafty!!!

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Intermediate + Advanced Designers

Lori Warren 

I am an explorer of all things mixed media, designer, and instructor who fell in love with rubber stamping about 20 years ago. I love the versatility of rubber stamps and feature their use in mixed media art, card making, art journaling as well as other papercrafts. I love to try new techniques and mediums and am always keeping an eye out for something different.

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Lisa Mensing

I live in the Fayettevile/Ft. Bragg area in NC with my husband, Aaron, of nearly 20 years. We are a retired Army family who has settled into a simple life together. I started making handmade cards back in 2010, and I’ve recently started creating YouTube tutorials; regularly, I love that I get to combine two things I’m passionate about, technology and crafting. I’m so excited to be joining the Imagine Crafts Design Team. I look forward to, hopefully, getting to know you all and building more crafty friendships.

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Nicole Watt

Hello! I’m Nicole Watt (aka: The Pixel Maven) By day, I’m a website and graphic designer/business owner with my husband, and every other moment, I’m a papercraft blogger/vlogger. Though I love lots of different arts and crafts, stamps, paper, and ink have been my go-to for over 10 years. I love inspiring and sharing with you and helping you gain confidence in the art of paper crafting. YOU are an artist – So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite supplies, and create with me!

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Live Colorfully with Waffle Flower Stamps

by Jowilna Nolte

Live Colorfully with Waffle Flower Stamps

I have always loved Waffle Flower Crafts stamps, and how cute is this little set for creating fun cards. Here I used shades of purple with a touch of pink to create a fun card, showcasing both stamps and dies and how you can use all your inks to create the look so easily.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Use the direct to paper technique with Memento Luxe in Sweet Plum and Memento ink in Grape Jelly to add color to smooth white cardstock.


Step 2

Use water misting bottle and mist the background to create a fun splattered effect. Leave to dry.


Step 3

Ink a piece of white cardstock using Memento ink in Lilac Posies (magenta).


Step 4

Use your Waffle Flower die-cut heart and cut several hearts from the colored cardstock piece.


Step 5

Stamp the images onto cream cardstock and add color using your ink pads. I lifted color with my water brush and painted the images in different shades of purple and pink. Cut out the images.


Step 6

Tear your colored cardstock piece with the water splattered background and adhere to your card front. Adhere the cutout images and die cut hearts. Stamp a sentiment and raise it on top of the torn piece of paper.


Step 7

Add some irRESISTible onto a plastic packet. Dip a burnishing tool into it and create small colored dots onto the background of your card to mimic bubbles. Leave to dry and finish off your card with colored splats and diamanté. A fun colorful card for someone young at heart.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

Beginner Guide: Easy Watercolor Technique

by Jowilna Nolte

I love cool watercolor effects achieved by artists in making cards and stamping. With a few stamps and a good water brush, it is easy to make a beautiful card. But the real magic happened when I figured out I can use something as simple as a plastic packet or an acrylic block with inks I owned to create those looks I so love. Take a look at how easy it is…


Memento DewDrop in Grape Jelly

VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Acrylic Block by Stampin’ Up


Waffle Flower Stamp Set

Stampin Up Cardstock

 

 

Directions

Dab Memento Dew Drop inkpad onto a piece of plastic. I used Grape Jelly (purple). Mist the ink with water until the color starts to pool. Lift the packet carefully, flip it over and stamp the ink onto the cardstock.

Stamp the ink onto the front of the folded card and leave to dry naturally. Do not put the packet down flat, but rather keep it curled up with both hands and manipulate and stamp the ink where you want to.

Leave the ink to dry on the background and then add your stamped flower and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment. VersaFine Clair is a great stamping ink and layers nicely over the Memento. This quick and easy card design is complete!

Make your Cards Shine with Rinea Foil and Sheer Shimmer

by Jowilna Nolte

Beautiful and shiny handmade card featuring a flying heart and earthy and metallic colors.

Create amazing shiny elements for your scrapbook layout or cards using the range of beautiful Rinea foils. Combining these foils with inked backgrounds and coordinating focal elements you can create a feast of color and shine. I colored the beautiful heart image with Memento Dual Markers and added lots of shine with Imagine’s Sheer Shimmer spray.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Step 1

Stamp heart image onto white cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black.

Step 2

Use Memento markers in shades of yellow and gold to color in the heart.

Step 3

Once you are done coloring in, its time to add some shine. Fill an empty waterbrush with some Shimmer spray, then paint over the entire heart to add a nice thin shiny layer.

Step 4

Back Rinea foil with some double sided tape opposite side of the Rinea Foil. Leave the adhesive backing in place and emboss it with an embossing folder to add texture and pattern.

Step 5

Adhere the Rinea foil to the bottom of some patterned paper. (I actually made this patterned paper. Want to know how? Check it out here.) Add sewing detail where the two pieces meet.

Step 6

Add ink and paint splatters across the heart for a nice finishing touch. Then adhere the heart, stamped sentiment and some bling elements to finish off your card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea Foil – Metallics
  • Cardstock – white
  • Patterned paper
  • Couture Creations – Embossing folder
  • Art by Marlene – Heart Stamp
  • Joy Clair – sentiment stamp
  • Double sided adhesive sheet
  • Sewing machine
  • Embossing machine
  • Diamante and pearls