Call for Imagine Design Team for 2020

Imagine is proud to announce its call for Imagine’s Design Team for 2020! We are looking to change things up this year and are looking for artists and designers who can inspire the next generation of beginning crafters with amazing projects using Imagine and Tsukineko products.

We are looking for 5 energetic video artists to fill two different roles for 2020:

3 Beginner Crafters Project/Tutorial Artists who will submit 2 edited videos per month featuring a quick and easy project and/or technique intended for the beginning level crafter. We intend these projects to look simple, clean and easy to complete in 3-4 steps. See our Blog for an example.

2 Intermediate to Advanced Technique Artists who will submit 2 edited videos per month featuring a crafting technique or how-to project intended for all crafters. We intend these projects to look simple, clean and able to complete in 5-8 steps.

Basic requirements:

  • Commitment of one year — January 1st, 2020 – December 31st, 2020.
  • Ability to professionally photograph, film, edit and submit high-res JPG images and video.
  • Submit clearly written and detailed descriptions in English for each project, including a list of supplies.
  • Socially active online with an established blog and Facebook or Instagram presence.
  • Not currently employed and/or affiliated with competing manufacturers including as a design team member, guest designer, etc.

Perks:

  • Exposure of your work 
  • Generous supply of Imagine and Tsukineko products
  • Opportunities to grow your stash with the product from Imagine’s preferred partners.
  • Links back to your blog or website

Show Us Your Artwork!

Show us just how creative you are! Make a project using Imagine or Tsukineko products. We are looking for clean and simple papercrafting or art projects that reflect a modern aesthetic.

Submission Process for Round 1

Send your submission to marketing@imaginecrafts.com with the subject line of “DesignTeam Round 1 <your name>”. Your email must include: which role you are applying, name, mailing address, phone number, email address, your personal blog and/or website address, and two links to video content of your work, a 700px wide jpg of your original artwork. Please name your photograph “DesignTeam_<your name>_2020.JPG” 

Round 1 submissions are due by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, November 7th. Those artists who will be continuing on to the next round will be contacted by Wednesday, November 13th with further instructions.

Color of the Month for October is Chili Pepper

Color of the Month for October is Chili Pepper

Color of the Month for October is Chili Pepper! We see this color as a rich dark red. This richness can be a true red with a hint of brown. We feel that the Fall is a great time to indulge in warm rich colors and this is the perfect match. Some of our ink brands that represent this color are StazOn in Claret, Delicata in Ruby Red, Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk and VersaFine Clair in Chianti.

We challenged our artist with this beautiful color as well as the use of Fabric in their projects. So stay tuned for crafty goodness this month.

Here is a Sneak Peek!

Embroidery Hoop Colored with All-Purpose Ink by Iris Rodriguez

Denium & Stamping on Fabric by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Farm Harvest Stamp on Fabric by Roni Johnson

 

Learn How to Make a Napkin Ring from a Waffle Flower Doily Die-cut

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Make a Napkin Ring from a Waffle Flower Dolly Die-cut

The fine detailed Doily die from Waffle Flower is versatile to use beyond card making. Covered with Mboss embossing powder in Gold, it gives the look of a true metallic made piece that works as the main body of the napkin ring. By choosing from any of the colors of the Mboss embossing powder you can match your table theme. Simple and easy to make, this napkin ring shows excellent around a white cloth napkin.

Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 1 hour per four pieces

Directions


Step 1

Die-cut a doily circle with the Waffle flower die. Waffle Flower dies work with any brand of machine such as Spellbinders or Sizzix.


Step 2

Press the VersaMark watermark ink pad on the die-cut dolly, cover with the Mboss gold embossing powder and heat set. Repeat once more to create a thick texture.


Step 3

Glue the organza ribbon to the middle back of the gold embossed dolly cut.


Step 4

Color the white leaves and flowers with Sheer SHIMMER STIX gold.


Step 5

Use the hot glue gun to set the flowers and the leaves onto the doily.


Step 6

Add the flower embellishments with the On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle FlowerDoily Circle die
  • White cardboard
  • Organza ribbon
  • Satin flowers and leaves
  • Sparkletz embellisments
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Heat tool
  • Hot glue gun

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 How to Transform Paper Flowers with Mboss, Ink, and Shimmer Sprays

by Jessica Lin

Hi everyone! Have you been enjoying the 3D projects for this month so far? I hope you are! Today I have a floral wreath project to share with you. Besides showing how you can assemble your own paper flowers, I’m also teaching you 3 ways to transform your die cuts! The before and after is as different as night and day and the extra steps definitely bring the flowers to life. Be sure to check out the video and see it for yourself!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour (depending on the number of flowers)

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Wreath
  • Glue Gun
  • EK Success Anti-static Powder Tool
  • Stampin’ Up – Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Bouquet Bigz L Die
  • Cardstock – pink, teal, purple, green, yellow, white

See How to Create a Layered Wedding Invitation

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Create a Layered Wedding Invitation

The versatility of stamps and ink is the best part of my everyday. When it comes to making beautiful cards or wedding invitations the sky is the limit. I wanted to see how the new StazOn pigment would work on various handmade papers that I often use for invitations and there’s no surprise that this ink is made for so much more than the ordinary. Take a look at what I stamped on this invitation all using this amazing ink.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Print the details of the invitation on smooth foiled handmade paper and trim to the desired size. Mine measures 5 x 7”.


Step 2

Next, I stamped a small little flower randomly all over the printed invitation using StazOn in Snowflake. It’s there and looks amazing but hard to see on a photo.


Step 3

Trim a piece of acetate the same size as the invitation details and stamp a lace border at the bottom and the same small flower as previously on the top half of the acetate piece.


Step 4

Use the same small flower and stamp it onto your silk ribbon using the StazOn Pigment. This was my best discovery that it stamped perfectly, was dry instantly and looks amazing.


Step 5

Layer a handmade piece of textured paper at the bottom, then the invitation details portion, handmade silk paper with the stamped acetate on top of it all. Adhere the paper pieces together with On Point Glue using a small drop only.


Step 6

Punch 2 holes at the top of the layered stack and tie with the stamped ribbon into a bow.


Step 7

All the stamped layers look so amazing on top of each other and this ink worked on all the surfaces I tried and tested – and the end result is simply exquisite.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Kaisercraft – stamps
  • Handmade Paper
  • Japanese Paper Company
  • Ribbon
  • Midori Silk
  • Acetate