See How to Create a Woodland Scene with No Line Watercolor

by Lindsay Adreon

See How to Create a Woodland Scene with No Line Watercolor

Watercolor is a struggle for me, not to mention no-line watercolor. Today, I wanted to share a really easy way to create the look of no-line watercolor with water-based Memento markers and Joy Clair Stamps! Anyone can do this!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

See How to Double Stamp to Create a “Give Thanks” Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How to Double Stamp to Create a "Give Thanks" Card

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here! Today, I am sharing the double stamping with Memento Ink. One of the most versatile inks are Memento, they come in multiples shades and you can easily coordinate and found colors in between. I am featuring the stamp set Fall Leaves from Joy Clair. This month we are working together and you can find a lot of inspiration with the two brands in our corresponding blogs.

Directions

Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy Memento colors inkpads

Stamp the solid image of the leaves with the lightest color of your Memento Ink. I used New Sprout and a stamping tool to stamp several images at once, but you can use an acrylic block to make the same. With the two darker colors of Memento Ink stamp the lines inside of the first images stamped. I used Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy Memento colors.

stamp the sentiment, "Give Thanks"

Resize your layer and paste it with double-sided foam tape over your card base. To cut mine, I used the large Embossed Edge Square Frame from Kat Scrappiness. In a separate piece of paper, stamp the sentiment, “Give Thanks”. I used one sentiment included on the stamp set Fall Greetings from Joy Clair and Cottage Ivy Memento Ink. Finalize your card adding a colorful frame. I used Marigold/Gold Glossy Rinea Foiled Paper and embossed edge square die cuts from Kat Scrappiness to create mine.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Fall Leaves, Fall Greetings
  • Kat Scrappiness – Embossed Edge Rectangle Dies, Embossed Edge Square Dies
  • Marigold/Gold Glossy Rinea Foiled Paper
  • Stamping Tool
  • Double-Sided Foam Tape

Color of the Month for November is Hunter Green

Color of the Month for November is Hunter Green

Color of the Month for November is Hunter Green. We feel this color is a perfect segway between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday season. We love dark rich greens inks and Tsukineko certainly has a great number of inks to choose from in this color hue. For a solid stamping ink try VersaFine in Rain Forest, VersaColor in Evergreen makes a nice blending ink with a sponge dauber and if you need a green with a bit of shine then don’t forget Delicata in Emerald Green.

November is also exciting because we are collaborating with Joy Clair Stamps this month. See the Joy Clair website for more information on their stamp sets.

Here is a peek of what we have coming up this month in cardmaking tutorials and videos!

Lindsay Adreon creates matching Christmas Cards 

Lindsay Adreon creates matching Christmas Cards

Lori Warren uses a cute Moose Stamp for a Holiday card. 

Lori Warren uses a cute Moose Stamp for a Holiday card.

Melissa Andrew uses this super cute sloth as a theme for a card. 

Melissa Andrew uses this super cute sloth as a theme for a card.

Creating A Winter Sky with Fireworks Sprays

by Melissa Andrew

Today, I am sharing a tutorial on how I use Fireworks Sprays as a watercolor to create a smooth wash background for a snowy sky. The Fireworks Sprays create a sparkly scene that creates a frosty winter sky. In addition, I show you how to use Shimmer Spray to create snowy hills.

Skill: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

See How to Make a Fall Themed Birthday Shaker Card with VersaColor Ink

by Melissa Andrew

See How to Make a Fall Themed Birthday Shaker Card with VersaColor Ink

Today, I am showing you a wonderful property of the VersaColor pigment ink! This creamy pigment ink blends so beautifully with sponge daubers. The fall colors I used today created a smooth blend that made a perfect background for a fall card. In addition, I used Fireworks spray to help tone down the background for a gorgeous shimmer frame for a shaker card.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Learn How to Create a Cute Penguin Greeting Card

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Create a Cute Penguin Greeting Card

Red isn’t the first color you would normally associate with snowflakes and winter but I thought it would be fun to spice up a few Christmas cards with Imagine’s Color of the Month Chili Pepper! I did just that by combining Lady Bug Fireworks Spray and Summertime VersaFine Clair inks. Check it out!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Stamp “Burst of Snowflakes” background stamp onto the card panel using VersaMark ink.


Step 2

Sprinkle the stamped image with MBoss Iridescent Opaque embossing powder. Shake off excess powder back into the pouch. Melt the powder with a heat tool and let cool.


Step 3

Spray the entire panel with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lady Bug (red). Let the panel dry naturally or speed up drying with a heat tool.


Step 4

Once the Fireworks! spray has dried, sponge a layer of Summertime VersaFine Clair ink (orange) over the entire panel to give it that orange-red look of chili peppers. Wipe off any excess ink from the embossed areas.


Step 5

Stamp the Cuddlebug Penguin on a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Watercolor the image by scribbling the ink from Memento Dual Tip Markers directly onto the Craft Mat; blend and pick up the inks off of the mat using a waterbrush. After the image was dry I added a few details with a white gel pen.


Step 6

Trim both the image and the snowflake panel. Adhere the snowflake panel to a black card blank using Tear It Tape. Attach the penguin to the card using foam tape.


Step 7

Stamp the sentiment “Hello There” on a scrap of white cardstock and affix over the penguin.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co – Cuddlebug Penguin, Burst of Flakes
  • Cardstock
  • Foam Tape
  • Heat Tool
  • Misti Stamping Tool or Acrylic Block