Learn How to Create a Layered Valentine’s Card with Cute Frame

by Kassy Tousignant

I just love using Imagine products with different finishes and textures together in a mixed media card.  The background of this Valentine card has shimmer from the Fireworks spray, dimension from the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, and shine like no other from the Goosebumps spray!  Also, All Purpose Ink is fantastic for use on resin or clay shapes.  You can paint or spray it on for really great coverage.  The sparkle and shine from the embossing powder really makes the paper frame stand out!

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gesso
  • Foam tape
  • Heavy body gel
  • Cardstock – kraft, pre-printed sentiments or white
  • Prima Marketing – flowers, paper, embellishments
  • Resin heart shape

Create a Mixed Media Holiday Card with Memento

by Melissa Andrew

It’s time to get ready for the holidays! Today Melissa creates a gorgeous watercolor background with Memento and VersaColor Ink. She finishes her holiday card with gorgeous gold embossing powder. This is a quick and easy holiday card that can be mass produced for sending to loved ones this season!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Create a Vibrant Art Journal Page to Tell Your Story

by Iris Rodriguez

Create a Vibrant Art Journal Page to Tell Your Story

Have you ever been attracted a shape, a pattern, an image, a technique and you don’t know why? For me, it’s been Asemic writing and abstract figures. Asemic writing is a wordless form of writing. It makes words look real, but it’s not meant to be read. This is a perfect way to express that you can write your own story every day and that nothing is set in stone. Imagine’s irRESISTible Pico Embellisher is a very fine mark-making tool and a medium perfect for Asemic writing. See how I make this vibrant journal page.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours

Directions


Step 1

Spray the watercolor paper with water. Then brush on the All-Purpose Ink in Rose Pink, and Tropical Lagoon. Also, Brush on Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Dandelion. Do not blend or the colors will turn into a mud color. Rather color in separate areas. You can lightly blend the edges with a brush. Dry the paper.


Step 2

Use an InkBlushers to stencil in patterns with VersaFine Clair in Tulip Red, Monarch and Warm Breeze. You can use any stencil pattern you happen to have.


Step 3

To get a dimensional look, like you see on the top right of the of the image above, stencil the shape with a dark color, then place the stencil over the same area and slightly offset it, stencil a lighter color ink.


Step 4

The Dina Wakley stencil contains the positive and negative shapes. The cutout (positive) piece is considered a mask. Place the mask on the substrate. Make an outline with the VersaFine Clair in Nocturne using a Sponge Dauber.


Step 5

Continue to add to the shadows around the silhouette.


Step 6

Place a few drops of All-Purpose Ink in White onto your craft matt and pounce the Inkblusher into it and color inside the silhouette. This ink is opaque, so a couple of drops is more than enough. This will make the silhouette standout, while slightly making out the color and patterns underneath.


Step 7

Make Asemic writing marks inside the silhouette with the IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Tuxedo Black. It helps if you think of several parts of a phrase, song, poem and abstractedly and write it out.


Step 8

On a piece of white cardstock paper, stamp out a sentiment, then cut it out. Glue onto the page. Draw a frame with the black IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher for added interest.

Thank you! If you would like to learn more about stenciling then please see a full tutorial: Learn the Basics of Stenciling

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Watercolor paper
  • Crafter’s Workshop – Rebekah Meier stencil; Star and Flower
  • Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Arrows stencil
  • Dina Wakley Casey & Penelope stencil
  • Alphabet stamps

Say Hello with this Cute and Simple Shaker Card

by Tenia Nelson

Hey, Y’all! Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a very cool Hello shaker card using Imagine products, a coffee theme and kraft paper. Here are the directions on how to create this fun card.


Step 1

Stamp coffee cup image with Memento Tuxedo Black and cut out with scissors


Step 2

Die cut with nesting squares from Spellbinders for the shaker card.


Step 3

Create shaker element with adhesive, acetate and sequins.


Step 4

Adhere coffee cup image onto shaker with the foam dots to create a raised effect.


Step 5

Stamp decorative image onto the kraft paper and add splatter with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in New Sprout. The great thing about this color is the shimmer has a beautiful gold hue.


Step 6

Add matching twine around the card.


Step 7

Stamp “Hello” and “There” sentiment and heat emboss images and cut out.


Step 8

Adhere shaker to the card to overlap the steam decorative element with the coffee cup and add washi tape and embellishments onto the card.

 

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
  • Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
  • Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray – New Sprout
  • Delicata – Emerald Green
  • Embossing Powder – Clear
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Right at Home – “Cup of Joy “coffee stamp
  • The Twinery – Twine
  • Sequins
  • Queen and Co – Washi tape
  • Sticker Stitches
  • Spellbinders – Nesting Squares die
  • Heat Tool
  • Die cut machine
  • Scissors
  • Acetate
  • Adhesive