Learn How to Create an Amethyst Diamond Background Pattern

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Learn How to Create an Amethyst Diamond Background Pattern. Martha Lucia Gomez shows you a step-by-step process.

Hi there, Martha Lucia here! Today, I have a fun project to create using your Memento Inks and Waffle Flower stamps. This month we are featuring the color Amethyst a beautiful purple hue. I am using Memento Ink in Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavender to create my faux diamond Amethyst background.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

I started with a whisper white piece of cardstock and a strip of masking tape. I just created diagonal lines of color using a jumbo dauber and the Grape Jelly Memento Ink. This is a technique that you can use with any color of ink, but for this color scheme, I started with the dark purple. I used the grid side of my Craft Mat to determinate space in between each line. Mine are around 3/4″ of each in between.


Step 2

When I was satisfied with the look, I just turn the inked cardstock 180 degrees and repeat the process but this time using a lighter color of ink, Lulu Lavender Memento Ink, just to create the shadow.


Step 3

I sprayed the entire inked piece with Shimmer Sheer Sparkle to give the shimmering touch that a pair of shoes deserve. Yes, to finalize my card, I used images from the stamp set First Steep from Waffle Flower. This is a gorgeous stamp set that includes a pair of shoes with many embellishments and great encouraging sentiments.


Step 4

I just stamped one of the embellishments included in the First Step stamp set directly over my faux diamond background with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Clear Mboss Embossing Powder. Then I combined two sentiments and stamped them over a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock that I cut and mat with whisper white cardstock using the Stitched Sentiments Strips Dies from Kat Scrappiness.

Thank you for stopping by and if you want a suggestion, try to use this faux diamond technique using opposite colors of ink and share your creations with us!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower – First Step Stamp Set 
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape
  • Masking Tape
  • Kat Scrappiness – Stitched Sentiments Strips Dies

Add Watercoloring to Your Cards with Memento Inks

by Kassy Tousignant

Handmade card featuring Waffle Flowers Let Love Grow stamps and Tsukneko's Memento inks.

The super adorable Waffle Flower stamps are perfect for coloring in with Memento ink! I love that I can create a simple, fun card with minimal supplies and have something adorable to give away. I used a little bit of Memento in Grape Jelly in both of my images and then found a matching piece of amethyst glitter cardstock to pull the whole thing together!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower – Let Love Grow stamp set
  • Cardstock – white, glitter
  • Waterbrush
  • Foam adhesive

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Learn No Marker Coloring Techniques

by Melissa Andrew

Adorable handmade birthday card featuring a piglet image with rainbows balloons and silver lined clouds.

Today we are sharing how to create a fun birthday card with a cute piglet image using Memento inks and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays. Did you know you don’t have to have a rainbow of expensive markers or watercolors to create a gorgeous colored scene? Using common craft supplies, I color this entire card without the help of a marker. I do use some beautiful silver Rinea paper along with my favorite Imagine and Tsukineko products to make this adorable birthday card that has a lot of dimension and shine!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea Foil Paper – Metallics
  • Hello BlueBird – Pig Day stamp set, After the Rain die
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Heat tool
  • Spray Bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Watercolor brush

Create a Beautiful Wedding Dress Card with Heat Embossing on Rinea Foil

by Jessica Lin

Create a Beautiful Wedding Dress Card with Heat Embossing on Rinea Foil

Hey there, crafty friends! Today, I have an exciting wedding card project to share with you. I’m a big fan of stretching my craft supplies and finding new, creative ways to use them. In today’s video, I’m teaching how you can combine dry and wet embossing on Rinea Foil Paper to create a new technique! It’s simple, but there are no limits to what you can create because you can choose from a wide array of embossing folders and embossing powders. I hope you feel inspired to give this technique a try. If you liked it, be sure to leave a like or comment to let me know!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea Foil Variety Pack – Metallics
  • EK Success Anti-Static Powder Tool
  • Heat Gun
  • Stampin’ Up Wonderful Moments
  • We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder – Bouquet
  • Stampin’ Up Embossing Folder – Country Floral
  • Cardstock – White, Navy, Jade

Learn to Decorate an Art Journal & Follow Your Dreams

by Elina Stromberg

Learn to Decorate an Art Journal & Follow Your Dreams

I love using stamped, colored and fussy cut images on my card projects, but they also make great collage elements for art journal pages. This page was inspired by a new stamp set I purchased a short while back. I liked the oval background illustration on the stamp package and decided to replicate it on my journal page. Instead of using the original pink and purple color scheme I decided to create a blue night scenery and to put the lovely girl and the moon on a sparkling and shimmering blue night sky background. I think that the versatile Rinea foil was a perfect choice for this project as was the white StazOn Pigment ink: It’s a creamy pigment ink suitable for all surfaces. I was happy to see how beautifully the white ink worked on the blue Rinea foil!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours

Directions


Step 1

Stamp the main image on white cardstock. When coloring with alcohol markers, use water-soluble Memento ink for stamping. When using watercolors or watercolor pencils, use VersaFine Clair in Nocturne. Cut out the colored image with scissors. Draw an oval on white paper. Cut out and trim a slice from the left side. This straight line will be placed on the edge of the journal page. Use the white paper as a template to trace the same shape on blue Rinea foil. Cut with scissors. Then cut the foil oval slightly smaller than the paper template; remove approx. ¼ inch from the round edge.


Step 2

Decorate the round edge of the paper oval with heat embossing: Dab VersaMark on the edge and cover with Mboss embossing powder in Silver. Heat set with a heat tool.


Step 3

Mat the foil oval onto the white/silver paper. Stamp the sentiment on foil using StazOn Pigment inkpad in Snowflake.


Step 4

Paint the journal page background with blue acrylic paint. The oval main image area can be left unpainted. Add a hint of light blue and pink on the dark blue paint.


Step 5

While the paint is still wet sprinkle sparkling ‘Shimmery Night Sky’ Mboss embossing powder on the page. Let dry. Once dry heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool. Glue the ovals and “girl sitting on the moon” image on the page. Paint stars on the page background using white StazOn Pigment ink and a cotton swab. You can stop there or continue to craft until you are happy.

 

Supplies

Imagine


Other

  • Rinea Foil Paper – Glossy Sapphire/Gold
  • Carabelle Studio – ‘Follow Your Dreams’ Stamp set
  • Promarker Alcohol Markers
  • Piece of white paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint – Blue, Light blue, light pink
  • Paintbrush
  • Cotton swab
  • Heat tool
  • Glue
  • Art journal book

Repurpose Old Tea Bags into a Beautiful Garden Theme Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Repurpose Old Tea Bags into a Beautiful Garden Theme Card

Got tea? I do and I like to make and create with them in new ways such as these collaged garden-themed cards. I find teabags versatile, translucent and luminous. When colored with All-Purpose Inks, the color on the tea bags are intense, yet they maintain their delicate vintage look. I enjoyed making this crafting project—not only are you making cool cards, but you are upcycling your teabags too!

Skill Beginner
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Begin by cleaning out your teabags. Take them apart by removing the tiny staple or string. Rip open the seams. Take out the dried leaves by sloughing it off. Brush on watered-down All-Purpose inks. Allow the bag to dry naturally or use a heat tool to dry.


Step 2

Continue to paint more teabags using the various colors of All-Purpose Ink. Allow the bags to dry naturally or use a heat tool.


Step 3

Now that all the teabags are dry, make your collage pieces onto the main card.


Step 4

Tear pieces of the bags; ensuring to fit the card. Brush on Creative Medium on the backside


Step 5

Adhere teabag pieces onto to the main card continuing to paste with Creative Medium on the top. Use various colors to vary the look. In the above example, I used Rose Gold and Thyme (green).


Step 6

Stamp on the images using the Piano Black StazOn Pigment Ink. StazOn will stamp on top of the dried Creative Medium. Other water-based inks might take a long time to dry and would not stamp well on the Creative Medium (non-porous).


Step 7

Draw in the border with a pencil. Get creative with the border; add asemic writing, squiggly line, circles, or other doodles.


Close up of each card and the All-Purpose inks used with each one.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Used tea bags
  • Cardstock – white
  • Stamps
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Palette