Layering with Different Ink Applications & Techniques for an Easter Card

by Lori Warren

Layering your ink with different applications and techniques is a great way to create and interesting and beautiful card.  This card features ink application through a stencil, repeat stamping with color, single stamping in black, as well as a bit of water coloring. 

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Easter theme stamp set
  • Stencil
  • Ribbon

Learn How to Craft Easter Mini Baskets

by Annie Collins

Quick and easy Easter/Spring mini baskets are perfect for giving a little treat to a friend, family member or co-worker. I hope you found some inspiration.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes each basket

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock: Recollections Brand 65lb: Pink, Yellow, and White
  • Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye: Turquoise Jewels
  • Jot Brand: Purple Pearls

Clean and Simple Handmade Card with Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

Clean and Simple Handmade Card with Memento Dye Inks

In this video, I share how to watercolor, heat emboss, and ink blend with dye inks. Follow along as I show you how to get the most out of your Memento Dye Inks and create this clean and simple card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 25 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Hope & Strength Call for Art

Call for Hope & Strength Art

In tough times we all need to focus on being strong and supporting each other. Submit a photo of an Inspiration-themed project. Some of the themes can include: Hope, Love, Faith, Prayers, Be Strong, Hang in There, Stay Strong, Brighter Days are Ahead, Journal pages, At-home crafts, etc.

Submit an attractive 600 x 600 pixel square or 900 x 900 pixel square photo of your project, a short description and a link to your Instagram profile or blog to marketing@imaginecrafts.com. Submissions are due by Monday, March 30th, 2020

We will review all submissions and post a collection in one blog post and will share it on our social media platforms. Potential reach = 10,000 followers.

Spring Guest Artists

In late February we announced a Call for Spring Art. We asked for any papercraft or mixed media project that represents spring. Here are some of the art submissions from the Spring Call.

Terre Fry

Terre used Memento Tuxedo Black, StazOn Metallic Copper, All-Purpose Ink in Mint Green and Fireworks Craft Sprays to create a set of Shamrock themed mixed media cards.

Follow Terre on Instagram  @stampnterre

Jessica Lin

Jessica says, “Spring calls for rainbow colors!” Jessica uses VersaFine Clair inks to create a vibrant, Thinking of You card.

Follow Jessica on Instagram – @jessica.v.lin 

Alison Heikkila

Alison writes: VersaMagic Inks are some of my absolute favorites because of the soft chalky finish they have, plus their blend-ability. I knew they would be perfect for this lovely hydrangea, and by using blending brushes, I colored it up very quickly. For shine, I added some sequins with On Point Glue, which is the number one liquid adhesive I reach for.

My blog address: alisonheikkila.com
My Instagram: @alisonheikkila

Coming soon: StazOn On Trend Release

Art by Kazuko Kocho

At Creativation 2020, we introduced 5 new colors of the StazOn full-sized inkpads in a color release called On Trend. We scoured the color trends across different industries such as home decor, fashion, crafting, art, etc and decided on these 5 colors for the release.

On Trend Colors

Cherry Blossom – soft pink. This is one of the first times we have offered a light, soft pastel pink in the StazOn line.

Caribbean Green – soft teal green. This color is a perfect compliment to soft pink and a great color for sea glass crafts.

Bordeaux – deep wine color. This rich wine color is trending in all sorts of industries and we feel it will add plenty of character to mixed media projects.

Plum – deep purple. Dark blues and purples are trending across cinema and fashion. We love this particular hue.

Scarlet Flame – bright red. Everyone needs a true red in their collection. Red is the color of passion and emotion – a perfect color to express love!

 

 

See our current selection of StazOn

New Colors will be available to purchase soon! 

On Trend will be a limited 2-year release from 2020 to 2022 and the production of these inkpads will end. In 2022, we will research new color trends for a new set of colors.