We are Excited to be Hopping with Joy Clair Today!

Today we are blog hopping with Joy Clair! We love blog hops because they are a super fun way for you to learn more about the individual blogs of design team members and it is also a great way to win some new products!

In today’s blog hop, pairing our inks with Joy Clair’s stamps makes for a perfect match! Joy Clair has gorgeous stamps sets for all sorts of occasions and as you know—we have all sorts of inks for all sorts of projects. Our Artists in Residence have been excited to share their projects with you, and we can hardly wait to see what the Joy Clair Team came up with too!

Thanks so much for stopping and be sure to leave comments (one per blog) during these two days of hopping so you can be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Winners will be announced on the Joy Clair and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month. Here’s today’s Blog Hop order—enjoy:

 

Imagine Blog

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jennifer Vanderbeek

Kerry Urbatch

Mischelle Smith

Helen Gullett

Neva Cole

Jessica Pascarella

Nadine Carlier

Tenia Nelson

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Complete Easy DCWV Papercrafting with Elegance

In the month of April, we challenged our artist with using DCWV paper in their projects. The challenge is specific to our Artists in Residence, whereas the color of the month is open to everyone. In today’s blog post we are sharing two projects from Tenia Nelson and Renee Zarate. Both artists use paper choice and metallic embossing powders to create elegant designs.

DCWV paper used to create an encouragement card design. Switch out You are Beautiful with Thank your or any other sentiment. gold rose embossed stamp with Versamark.

Gold Stripes and Roses Card by Tenia Nelson

I started this card with plain white cardstock then attached gold striped DCWV patterned paper onto the front. I choose an ornate and decorative rose stamp, inked with VersaMark and heat embossed onto dark wine or maroon color DCWV cardstock. I cut out the sentiment “You are beautiful and Wonderful” and splattered Fireworks Lulu Lavender onto sentiment panel. Then I adhered the rose embossed panel and sentiment panels onto the card base. As finishing detail, I add the polka dot washi tape and sticker stitches.

Gold Roses pattern stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Imagine's Embossing powder.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Winnie and Walter – stamps
  • DCWV paper
  • Washi tape
  • Sticker stitches
  • Spellbinders – rectangle die
  • Die cut machine
  • Heat Tool

 

Girl themed Thinking of You card with die cuts. Perfect for the fashionista in your life. DCWV paper.

Thinking of You Card by Renee Zarate

Do you have a Fashionista in your life? Why not make a fashion forward card for them? DCWV papers are beautifully coordinated in different pastel patterns along with the solid coordinating paper. This takes all the guess work out as to which papers go with others. This particular grouping of papers is called Peri & Peach with Brights Textured. It can be soft and feminine if you choose one side. Flip the paper over and there are other dramatic paper patterns to mix and match. Your choice!

spread of blue, lavender, striped, polka dots patterned paper from DCWV.

Supplies
Imagine
Other
  • DCWV paper pack – Peri & Peach, Brights Textured
  • Inkadinkado – stamps
  • Dyan Reaveley – circles
  • Sizzix Alterations– Tattered Florals die
  • Memory Box – Flutter Vine die
  • Washi tape
  • Heat tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Die cutting machine
  • Strong adhesive
  • Blank card
  • Envelope

See How February Brings the Best Love

imagine's color of the month for February 2017 is Rose

Now that we are settling back into our normal work week after all the fun and excitement of Creativation, we are actually very excited to get back to work with our artists and planning out the year.

To kick off February right we are announcing our color of the month—rose. (In our heads we hear a lot of  oooos from the audience!) We loosely define rose as soft pink. Some soft pinks are so pale they are almost like a flesh-colored beige. Some soft pink tints are brighter like a light magenta. We feel Memento Angel Pink is a nice example of a brighter pink. However you interpret ‘rose’, we hope you find it pleasing and find a new product to try out in this soft, beautiful hue!

Our Artists in Residence at Imagine jumped on board with rose and have produced beautiful work honoring this timeless color. We wanted to share just a few of the great rose projects to kick of a month in pink!

Elina Stromberg creates this beautiful card using Memento Angel Pink.

Elina Stromberg colors the light pink background of this card using Angel Pink Memento ink, applying the ink on the textured watercolor paper directly from the ink pad. The circle embellishment is made from a die-cut ring covered by embroidery yarn; making the embellishment will require some patience but the end result is worth the effort. Stamped flowers are colored with Poppy Red All-Purpose Ink. Lighter tints were made with mixing the ink with water. Sentiment text was stamped and heat-embossed on a piece of vellum.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White textured watercolor paper
  • Solid color paper – light pink, white
  • White vellum
  • Altenew – stamp & die
  • Sizzix – die
  • Adhesives
  • Scissors

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Jowilna Nolte is also a fan of Angel Pink in this ATC Valentine’s Card. Jowilna mixed Fireworks! Angel Pink with Goosebumps Shimmer before it dried to create a shimmer pink resist effect. Goosebumps is perfect for resist effects once it is dry but if you mix ink before it is dry it will receive color well. The ATC cards are perfect to show your loved ones how much you love them.

Supplies 

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor paper
  • ATC card bases
  • Die cut love
  • Dina Wakeley – stamp

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Roni Johnson started her card with Rose Bud Fireworks! spray then added Iridescent Pink Creative Medium spread through a stencil over the base panel. Angel Pink and Rose Bud Memento Inks were used for the long flowers on the die-cut panel and dots of White and Electric Pink Radiant Neon irRESISTible Pico Embellisher were added for a touch of dimension and interest.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co – Flower & Sentiment Stamps
  • Prima – Scroll Work Stencil Cardstock in White
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive

And last but certainly not least, we have a video by Mischelle Smith. She shows us how to create a striped background using Memento Luxe and Versamark.

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Close To My Heart – White Glitter Paper, XOXO Thin Cuts, Bitty Sparkles,
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Mini Stapler
  • Cardstock – pink, white
  • Silver metallic thread
  • Ribbon – pink, black, white
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Heat tool
  • Brayer
  • Tweezers

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