Color of the Month is Peacock Feathers

Color of the Month for March is Peacock Feathers! We love this bright teal color and feel it is the perfect color to kick off the spring season. Not quite green, not quite blue, we really feel teal is in its own color category. Along with this beautiful color hitting your eyes all month long, we are featuring a whole new ink line to be announced this Tuesday, March 5th, 2019. So stay tuned for that super fun announcement!

In the meantime, we have a couple of inkpad brands to recommend to add to your teal collection. Try VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze. It is a beautiful solid stamping ink and will look great for block printing or large surface coverage. If you need a beautiful ink for blending try VersaMagic in Turquoise Gem. The heavy pigment load and long open time are perfect for blending across a background. If you enjoy working with fabric projects then try the Fabrico Marker in Tropical Lagoon.

We hope you try some of these inks, in the meantime here are some sneak peeks for March

Mermaid Tin by Roni Johnson 

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Bird Stencilled Card by Iris Rodriguez

Stay tuned for the New Product Announcement on Tuesday!

See How to Create Rose Gold Theme Gift Tag

by Lori Warren

See How to Create Rose Gold Theme Gift Tag

I have limited space for craft supplies and am always looking for ways to get multiple uses out of a single supply. One way to accomplish this, for example, is to keep a stash of white paper flowers in different sizes and color them to match your project.  This way, you don’t have to make room for multiple packages of pre-colored flowers. See how I create a Rose Gold Dragonfly theme gift tag using several of Imagine and Tsukineko inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

 


Step 1

Apply Brilliance Ink to mat, add Shimmer Spray, use to color paper flower. Allow to dry.


Step 2

Repeat step one for multiple flowers.


Step 3

Add dots of clear IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher to flowers. Allow to dry.


Step 4

Apply Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Coral to the mat, add Shimmer Spray and lay tag down into wet ink.  Allow to dry.


Step 5

Stamp diamond pattern, with Brilliance, to sections of tag.


Step 6

Stamp script onto tag with Delicata Golden Glitz.


Step 7

Edge tag with Brilliance.


Step 8

Stamp Dragonfly image and saying with VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne.


Step 9

Embellish with dots of Tuxedo Black IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher.


Step 10

Apply Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix to edge of flowers.


Step 11

Embellish tag with ribbon and flowers.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • The Paper Studio – white tag
  • Recollections – paper flowers
  • Celebrate it – sheer ribbon
  • Ashland Floral Essentials
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Art Nouveau Dragonfly stamp set
  • Viva Las Vegas script stamp
  • Lost Coast Designs – Little Diamonds Background

See How to Create a Soft Plaid Print on Kraft Paper

by Melissa Andrew

See How to Create a Soft Plaid Print on Kraft Paper

Today I’m showing you the versatile properties of the creamy and blendable chalk ink called VersaMagic. This ink is beautifully thick and shows on your darker cardstocks.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Newton’s Nook – Plaid Stencil
  • Waffle Flower – “Here for You” sentiment
  • Gina K Designs – Kraft
  • White cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Stamping platform
  • Heat tool

Create a Shimmery “Sending You Love” Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

A big card, with a big message written on a small charm, can best describe the theme of this card. Using a lot of sparkle both on the background and on the white flowers and leaves, I enhanced the details of the background color and the plain whiteness of the floral decoration. The Sheer Shimmer Stix worked so nice on both the large surface of the stripes stencil and adding detail on the edges of the floral embellishments avoiding overuse of spraying shimmer on the paper and in places not required.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30min

Directions


Step 1

Use a sponge dauber to apply the VersaColor Pinecone ink on the stripes stencil on the craft card, covering just above half of it on the long side.


Step 2

Leave the stencil on the same place and apply the shimmer using the Sheer Shimmer Stix, easily and with no mess!


Step 3

Use the Sheer Shimmer Stix on the edges of the paper flowers and leaves to add detail and color an 8-inch long piece of cotton cord with it.


Step 4

Color the chipboard with the VersaFine CLAIR Glamorous and add sparkle with the Sheer Shimmer Stix.


Step 5

Fill the metallic charm center heart with the irRESISTible Pico embellisher Morocco color and let it dry.


Step 6

Set the craft card and the corrugated black paper on the card base using the Tear It! Tape.


Step 7

First place the cord and the chipboard on the card.


Step 8

Continue adding the flowers and the metallic charm.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 7×5 card base
  • 6×4 craft card
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Cotton pipe cord
  • Follow your heart charm
  • 4×2 black corrugated paper
  • Wycinanka chipboard – mail hearts
  • Stripes stencil
  • Hot glue gun

See a Stamping Technique Inspired by Impressionism

by Lori Warren

See a Stamping Technique Inspired by Impressionism

We all need a little inspiration sometimes and, for this project, I took my inspiration from the Impressionism style of paintings from the 1860s.  It resulted in a fun project using the All-Purpose inks and other Imagine products to create a miniature floral scene on a 4”x4” flat panel canvas.

Skill: Beginners
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Directions


Step 1

Apply Cool Grey ink to the canvas with a bullet-shaped Fantastix.


Step 2

Stipple on Sky Mist ink with Fantastix to the upper portion of the canvas.


Step 3

Stipple on Celadon ink to lower portion of canvas with Fantastix.


Step 4

Stipple Blue Bayou onto the upper portion of the canvas, sparingly.


Step 5

Place Celedon ink onto craft mat, ink stamp, & stamp stems onto the lower portion of the canvas.


Step 6

Stamp roses with VersaFine Clair in Medieval Blue & Monarch across canvas above the stems.


Step 7

Stamp saying with VersaFine Nocturne onto the canvas.


Step 8

Edge panel with Blue Bayou ink.


Step 9

Add black paint splatters.


Step 10

Spray canvas with Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle.


Step 11

Edge canvas with Sheer Shimmer Stix in Gold.

Supplies

Imagine  
Other
  • The Angel Company stamps
  • Mini canvas
  • Acrylic block
  • Paint brush

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