How To Do A Resist Technique With Fireworks

by Nadine Carlier

Thank You Card by Nadine Carlier IC

Make an impact with some black and white, not all cards need to be colorful! For my card today I share how to do a resist technique using a stencil, VersaMark, and Fireworks! Spray. This really is an easy technique and the results are so cool! So grab a stencil and some Fireworks! Spray and let’s get started….

Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I did the resist technique. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 min.

Supplies

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Learn to Make a Beautiful Winter Wonderland Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create the feeling of a snow globe on a Christmas greeting card with a shaker bubble front and a lot of snow. This Christmas card has less color in the background in order to enhance the centerpiece. The snow both in the bubble front and on the top of the card is created with the Amplify White, a must have craft supply for Christmas and winter!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Steps 1

Blend the Brilliance and VersaColor blues on the watercolor paper and cut a circle in diameter slightly larger than then bubble front.


Step 2

Die cut the village shape from the watercolor paper and make light shades using the VersaColor Pinecone and a Brushstix.


Step 3

Die cut 3 more village shapes and glue on top of each other to make a thick one. This will add dimension (depth) on the design and act as an obstacle to the beads inside the bubble.


Step 4

Glue the village die cutting on the watercolor paper and cover the bottom of it with Amplify White and heat to activate it and make it fluffy.


Step 5

Make tiny dots of snow above the village using the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding Dress color.


Step 6

Add rhinestones with the help of On Point Glue.


Step 7

Cut from a 4 x 6 piece of the corrugated paper, a round center, large enough to for the bubble front. Distress with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue, VersaColor Pinecone and spray with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle and Silver.


Step 8

Remove the excess of the shaker bubble front and add Tear It Tape, all around it.


Step 9

Glue the watercolor paper circle on the card, add beads in the center before covering with the bubble front. Continue by placing the corrugated paper and the twine.


Step 10

Use Amplify! White on top of the corrugated paper piece to make snow effect.


Step 11

Add the rest of the embellishments using On Point Glue and your hot glue gun (for ribbon elements).

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please comment below or share on social media!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardbase 5 x 7 inches
  • Watercolor paper
  • Corrugated white paper
  • Shaker bubble front
  • Marianne Design –  Village die LT0173
  • Baker twine – red and white
  • MayArts – chevron ribbon
  • Rhinestones and metallic charms
  • Die cutting machine
  • Hot glue gun

Give Some Hope With Delicata Inks

by Nadine Carlier

Breast Cancer Awareness Hope Card by Nadine Carlier IC

Happy last day of September! With tomorrow being the first day of October and with October being the month for breast cancer awareness I thought a hope card was fitting. Plus, the new Delicata Rose Gold and Pink Shimmer made the perfect pink ribbons. I wish my handwriting was better for the sentiment “hope” that I wrote using a Fantastix but if we wanted perfect cards all the time we would just go buy a Hallmark card. 🙂

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my card. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 min.

Supplies

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Here Are 2 Fabulous “You are My Anchor” Handmade Cards

In Life’s Storms Handmade Card by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

There is always someone to rely on who is like an anchor in the sea! For today’s crafting reflection, I choose to make a handmade card with an ocean theme.

Lately, I have been obsessed with Vertigo plastic surfaces and have made bookmarks with an ocean theme. Again, Vertigo sheets work so nice to give the impression of water and I used them for the background of this card. I lightly colored a Vertigo Taffeta sheet using just two StazOn colors that blend to give a beautiful turquoise effect of the sea.

Then I decorated with the wooden fish shapes with Iridescent Creative medium to resemble the fish scales. The irRESISTible Pico Clear was used to give volume both on the anchor and the clear bubbles on the card. Although this card uses a variety of products, the design is still clean and simple and creates a lovely theme for you to share with that special someone in your life.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Card Base – 5 x 7
  • Waffle Flower – Life anchor stamp set
  • Cardstock
  • Knorr Prandell – wooden fish
  • Waxed Cord– white

 


You are My Anchor in Life’s Storms by Jowilna Nolte

The color blue and ocean themes makes me happy! Throw in this amazing little stamp set from Waffle Flower and my heart skipped a beat. I used some out-of-the-box techniques for this card, so let me share with you some of the details.

On a sheet of Vertigo apply a thin layer of Creative Medium using a palette knife. Leave the medium to dry thoroughly. Once the creative medium is dry, color the Vertigo covered sheet using Memento Luxe ink. Lightly sweep the ink pad across the Vertigo and leave to dry. Out of blue cardstock die-cut with the Waffle Flower Life Anchor. Cover the die-cut anchor with a layer of GlazOn. While the GlazOn is still wet, lightly sprinkle with a layer of glitter and leave to dry.

While you are letting the anchor dry, use a circle stencil to add color to your card background. Apply different inks to the stencil, mist with water and stamp with the stencil onto the cardstock. Leave to dry. Mix a small amount of texture paste and color it using blue acrylic paint and a small amount of Memento Luxe inker. Use your palette knife to mix the color into the paste really well. Apply the colored paste through a stencil using smooth strokes in one direction. Leave the paste to dry. Use your matching Waffle Flower Life Anchor stamp set and stamp words and waves onto the card in between the stenciling. Cut the strips of Vertigo into smaller strips and use GlazOn to adhere the strips to your card front. Use your sewing machine to sew around the edges and finish off your card with the anchor attached with a brad and some blue ink splats.

Supplies

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  • Jowilna Nolte – Stencil
  • Cardstock – white
  • Penelope Dee – Alpha Stencil
  • Waffle Flower – Life Anchor stamps and die
  • Glitter
  • Sewing Machine

Make a Match from Today’s Papercraft Inspiration

When we challenge our artists, we are always pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Sometimes there are similar ideas that pop up in the creative process between two talented people and today’s projects share this common trait — matching! Kyriakos matches colors to create color harmony and Alison matches a scrapbook page to a 2-D style. Check it out!

Make a Match from Today's handmade card

Yellow Flowers Inspiration Card by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

I love the Pineapple color challenge this month and decided to create a blooming flowers card on yellow shades in contrast with the kraft card and the black details used. Using the kraft paper with white, yellow and black all match to create a warm color harmony that turned out rather nice.

First, I used White Embossing powder on the kraft card base to give texture and add detail on the frame. Then I colored the paper flowers with Memento Desert Sand and Dandelion and filled their centers with Radiant Neon Amplify to add volume. For the top panel background, I inked a large stamp in a distressed style with Memento Dandelion and Tangelo ink and pressed on white cardstock. The leaves are pressed in the VersaMark ink and then covered with the Imagine’s Silver Embossing Powder and heat set. To finish the card, I arranged all these elements together and used a piece of black corrugated cardboard to give the design contrast and ground the overall look.

Supplies

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Other
  • Paper flowers
  • 5 x 7 card base
  • Sizzix – Mixed flowers set stamp
  • Metallic leaves and charms
  • Jute cord
  • Black corrugated paper

We Match Scrapbook Page by Alison Heikkila

Hello! The Artists in Residence for Imagine and Waffle Flower Crafts did a collaboration in May. As a result, I was sent the adorable Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Set and I love using it. Looking at their other sets, and I now have a nice wish list I would love to add to my collection. I decided to make a scrapbook layout with the Little Birdie set because it reminded me of the matching Marimekko dresses my daughter and I have.

The flowers on the dresses are 2-D flat design style and only use one color. I wanted to match the dress design. So, I stamped my images onto white cardstock with VersaFine ink in Majestic Blue and used Memento Markers to match colors on the dresses. I love to shade and blend when I color, but I really wanted to stay true to the fabric and keep the colors flat.

I created a mat around the white cardstock with Banana Pepper cardstock from My Colors cardstock, and I stamped my sentiment down the side with Habanero VersaFine ink. Then, I wrote the date of the photos with a Danube Blue Memento Marker. My blue base cardstock was looking a little plain, so I sprayed it with New Sprout Fireworks! Spray and used On Point Glue to add white sequins.

I’m really happy with how well the stamped images from Waffle Flower went with our dresses. I think the stamps showcased the photos perfectly! Have an inspiring day!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower – Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Set
  • Inkadinkado – Alphabet Stamps (Discontinued)
  • My Colors Cardstock – Banana Pepper
  • Cardstock – white, blue
  • Sequins

How to Use irRESISTible Texture Spray on Stamps

by Nadine Carlier

Have An Awesome Day Card by Nadine Carlier Imagine Tsukineko

Want to do something different today with cardmaking? Why not try texture? irRESISTibles texture spray is used in mixed media projects to create chaotic and awesome effects on paper. But to achieve more control, you can use irRESISTibles with a paint brush!

Coloring in stamps with irRESISTible Texture Spray is a great way to add dimension to a handmade card that will dry and retain its shiny effects. Nadine Carlier created a tutorial video showing how she crafted this floral themed card using Waffle Flower stamps, Delicata Metallic Inks, and irRESISTibles. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 min

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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