Create a Fun Birthday Card with StazOn Pigment Ink

by Melissa Andrew

Today, I share with you a fun bubble gum theme birthday card using StazOn Pigment ink and the new Sheer Shimmer Stix. This theme features a simple gumball machine stamp and a fun candy pattern cardstock. I love the new StazOn Pigment ink as you can stamp on so many glossy surfaces. However, today I show you how fabulous it is on dark cardstock such as this lovely chocolate brown. Most of the time I reach for embossing powder for dark card, but not anymore, StazOn Pigment Snowflake works FABULOUSLY!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Learn How to Use StazOn Pigment on Glass with a Video in Spanish

Imagine Crafts is the Tsukineko distributor for North and South America.
Did you know Imagine is the distributor for Tsukineko products to the Americas? We distribute wholesale to North and South America*, which means if you see Tsukineko inkpads in craft stores in this part of the world—it went through our warehouse at one point! If you are interested in becoming a wholesaler we have information and an application on our Shop page. To help serve our Spanish-speaking customers were are so lucky to have bilingual artists like Martha Lucia Gomez on our Artists-In-Residence team. Today we are delighted to share a tutorial in Spanish. Don’t worry if you do not speak Spanish—the steps are easy to follow along visually! Be sure to stay tuned for more Spanish-tutorials from Martha Lucia!

Project by Martha Lucia Gomez

Learn How to Use StazOn Pigment on Glass (tutorial in Spanish)

Today, I am showing how to stamp or work with the StazOn Pigment Inks over Glass. I use an Inkblusher to work 3 different colors of StazOn onto a glass mug. This tutorial is in Spanish!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Glass Mug
  • Masking Tape

*We currently ship retail orders to US addresses only

See How to Create Rose Gold Theme Gift Tag

by Lori Warren

See How to Create Rose Gold Theme Gift Tag

I have limited space for craft supplies and am always looking for ways to get multiple uses out of a single supply. One way to accomplish this, for example, is to keep a stash of white paper flowers in different sizes and color them to match your project.  This way, you don’t have to make room for multiple packages of pre-colored flowers. See how I create a Rose Gold Dragonfly theme gift tag using several of Imagine and Tsukineko inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

 


Step 1

Apply Brilliance Ink to mat, add Shimmer Spray, use to color paper flower. Allow to dry.


Step 2

Repeat step one for multiple flowers.


Step 3

Add dots of clear IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher to flowers. Allow to dry.


Step 4

Apply Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Coral to the mat, add Shimmer Spray and lay tag down into wet ink.  Allow to dry.


Step 5

Stamp diamond pattern, with Brilliance, to sections of tag.


Step 6

Stamp script onto tag with Delicata Golden Glitz.


Step 7

Edge tag with Brilliance.


Step 8

Stamp Dragonfly image and saying with VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne.


Step 9

Embellish with dots of Tuxedo Black IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher.


Step 10

Apply Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix to edge of flowers.


Step 11

Embellish tag with ribbon and flowers.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • The Paper Studio – white tag
  • Recollections – paper flowers
  • Celebrate it – sheer ribbon
  • Ashland Floral Essentials
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Art Nouveau Dragonfly stamp set
  • Viva Las Vegas script stamp
  • Lost Coast Designs – Little Diamonds Background

Watercolor a Rose in 3 Minutes with Rose Gold Shimmer Stix

by Jessica Lin

Watercolor a Rose in 3 Minutes with Rose Gold Shimmer Stix

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share the new Sheer Shimmer Stix with you! These handy, little guys come with dauber heads, so you can apply shimmer easily without the mess of a spray. We also have a new Rose Gold color and it’s *absolutely* gorgeous. Check out my video and see how you can use them to “watercolor” these images within 3 minutes!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 3 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

• Sheer Shimmer Stix – Rose Gold, Sparkle – http://bit.ly/2lSt6SK
Memento Dew Drop Inkpad – New Sprout – http://bit.ly/2g8OWzf
• VersaFine Clair – Norturne – http://bit.ly/2ERrIYC
• Craft Mathttp://bit.ly/2ypJtwb
• On Point Gluehttp://bit.ly/2CY5TJt
• Tear It! Tapehttp://bit.ly/2y4RlFM

Other

• Stampin’ Up Petal Palette Clear-mount stamps
• Stampin’ Up Petals & More Thinlits Dies
• Big Shot Machine
• Cardbase
• Cardstock
• Paintbrush

How To Create A Beautiful Embossed And Watercolor Thank You Card

by Elina Stromberg

create a thank you card using memento inks and versamagic

Our lovely color of the month is ‘Passion Red’. What a perfect choice for a bright blooming flower card! I wanted to create a soft water-color painted look on my card, and all I needed was my water-soluble Memento and VersaMagic stamping inks and my Craft Mat as my palette.

Tsukineko ink pads come in several beautiful red colors, so I chose a few of my favorite reds and used them both for coloring the card background and for painting the beautiful Penny Black flower image. The trick was to stamp the main image twice and to layer the fuzzy-cut image on top of the stamped background; by using this technique the main image on the finished card has a beautiful, crispy edge, and while painting you don’t need to worry about the wet color running over the stamped lines!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Stamp flower image with VersaFine ink on white watercolor or mixed media paper. Apply ‘Red Magic’ VersaMagic ink on the Craft Mat. Using a hint of water pick up the rich, creamy color with a brush and color the background. Apply more red pigment on the bottom, and mix the color with water to create a lighter color for the top of the card. Do not mind painting over the stamped image; it will be covered with a second image layer later. Let air dry or dry with a heat gun.


Step 2

Add texture to the painted background. Stamp random patterns here and there using red ‘Lady Bug’ Memento color. Keep the stamp in your hand (do not attach to an acrylic stamping block) and bend it while stamping.


Step 3

Re-stamp the main flower image on another sheet of white mixed media paper. Color the image using a water brush and a few hues of red ink. I used Memento ‘Lady Bug’, bit darker red ‘Rhubarb Stalk’, dark purple ‘Sweet Plum’, and VersaMagic ‘Red Magic’ for coloring the background. Use the Craft Mat as your palette and apply more ink if needed. Once dry, cut out the image.


Step 4

Glue the fussy cut image on the background. Trim the background to size.


Step 5 

Color the letters for the sentiment word. Press each chipboard letter on clear VersaMark ink. Pick up the letter with a tweezer, dab into copper embossing powder, and heat-set the powder by heating the chipboard on the Craft Mat. Glue letters on a strip of vellum. Fold ends of the vellum strips on the card background and secure them with double-sided tape. This will keep the strip in place; there’s no need to glue it on the card front.


Step 6

Mat card front on striped patterned paper and attach on the card base. Done!

Supplies
Imagine

VersaMagic DewDrop in Red Magic

Imagine Craft Mat

Memento DewDrop in Lady Bug

Memento DewDrop in Rhubarb Stalk

Memento DewDrop in Sweet Plum

VersaMark

VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Embossing Powder in Copper

Other
  • White mixed media paper
  • Brush
  • Water brush
  • Penny Black Stamps – Awaken
  • Background pattern stamp
  • White vellum
  • Chipboard letters
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Heat gun
  • Glue
  • Striped patterned paper
  • White card base

Make It Happen with this Beautiful Art Journal Design

by Lori Warren

Make It Happen with this Beautiful Art Journal Design

Who wants to “Make things happen” in 2019?  I sure do and that is what inspired me to make this 4” x 6” Art Journal page featuring a variety of Imagine products. The tutorial includes how to use your Craft Mat to create a watercolor background effect with irRESISTible sprays as well as how to create a watercolor palette for detail coloring with Memento inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Apply VersaFine Clair (Medieval Blue & Teal Zeal) to a 4” x 6” Art Journal panel with Jumbo Daubers.


Step 2

Spray panel with Ink Potion No. 9 and encourage the ink to blend.


Step 3

Spray Teal Zeal irRESISTible Texture Spray directly onto your Craft Mat.


Step 4

Lay the panel, facedown, into the wet ink and lift. Set aside and allow to dry.


Step 5

Spray Teal Zeal irRESISTible ink directly onto the panel in a few key areas. Allow to dry.


Step 6

With VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, randomly stamp script across the panel.


Step 7

Spray Art Journal Panel with Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray in Sparkle. Allow to dry.


Step 8

Stamp the four-butterfly image (from the Tim Holtz Alterations French Flight stamp/die set) on to the panel with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne. Stamp the image just off center and then to the left of the panel.


Step 9

From the same Butterfly stamp set, stamp the large butterfly image into a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne.


Step 10

Apply three colors of Memento (Morocco, Teal Zeal, Elderberry) directly onto your Craft Mat and then add water; use like you would watercolors to paint the butterfly image. Allow to dry.


Step 11

Spray the butterfly image with Sheer SHIMMER Spray in Sparkle.  Allow to dry.


Step 12

With the coordinating die from the stamp set, die cut the butterfly image.


Step 13

Adhere black thread, in a circle pattern, underneath the butterfly and then mount to panel with double-sided foam tape (directly over the previously stamped image).


Step 14

With a paintbrush, apply GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray to butterfly. Allow to dry.


Step 15

Edge panel with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and then embellish with adhesive pearls.


Step 16

Add sticker sentiment “Make It Happen” below the colored butterfly.


Step 17

Add the pages, back panel and metal rings to transform this project into an art journal.

Supplies

Imagine
Other  
  • Mark Richards Pearls – Dark Grey
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Stamps – French Flight
  • Sizzix Thinlits – French Flight
  • Sizzix Sidekick – Brown & Black
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Inspire Background stamp
  • 3M Foam Mounting Tape