It has been such a long time since I have done a scrapbook layout. I really miss doing them! I used several different Imagine products to create the background for my layout; Creative Medium, Fireworks, Delicata, Brilliance, VersaMagic, and StazOn Pigment Ink.
Watch my video below for details on how I created the background for my layout.
This card project is a playful combination of two very different design elements; a simple white graphical front and a rich bright colorful background. This design idea can be used for various card projects of different sizes and shapes; this background looks as great on a large square card as on a small ATC. For the background use your favorite colors and color combinations and add additional layers with stamps and stencils. The graphical white card front will calm down even the busiest color burst background making the result look elegant and beautiful.
Skill: Beginner Time: 2 hours + drying time
Trim a panel from white cardstock. The size should be slightly smaller than your card base (approx. 0.25 inch smaller on all edges). Place the panel on your craft mat, backside up. Using a pencil and a ruler trace a border around the edges. Trace a few straight lines across the panel, letting the lines cross. Decide on the placement of the solid front label that will be the base for the stamped sentiment. Mark the label area clearly so that it will be left uncut.
Place the front panel on a cutting mat. Using a craft knife and a ruler cut out the areas inside the crossing lines. Leave a thin border on both sides of the lines. Do not cut into the solid label area.
Mist a piece of white heavy watercolor paper with water. Use your craft mat as a palette: Remove the nozzle from the Fireworks mist, pour a drop of color on the craft mat and apply color on the paper using a brush. Add drops of another matching color either with a brush or with the nozzle. Mix colors using both water and a brush, let dry before adding more layers of color.
When finished with painting splash the paper with clear water. Let water react with the colors for a few seconds and lift off excess by pressing the paper with a paper towel. Let dry completely and trim to size of your white card front.
Using one or two ink colors stamp the sentiment text on the card front.
Assemble the card by first gluing the white card front on the colorful background and then attaching the entire front panel on the card base.
When coloring a card background I often use a paper slightly larger than my finished project. After trimming the panel to the final size I keep the colorful leftover pieces and use them for decorating the inside of the card. This way I’m continuing the same color and/or pattern theme on the inside of the card!
Here in Finland, the winters are usually quite long, and when you now look out from the window you still see piles of snow even if it is already March! On a grey late winter day when spring and summer seem to be still quite far away, you can turn your mind already into spring mood: For that, you only need a few stamps, your favorite bright ink colors and some colorful pieces of scrap paper. When you spend a short moment stamping, cutting, and layering your colorful hand-made elements on a beautiful flower card I’m sure you will soon feel your mood rising. Happy and pleased with your creation you quickly feel that actually spring is just around the corner!
Skill: Beginner/Intermediate Time: 1.5 hours
Mist a piece of watercolor paper with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Dandelion. Let dry. Place a stencil on the colored paper. Use VersaFine Clair in Summertime and a Sponge Dauber to stencil random patterns on the paper. Do not cover the entire area but leave areas unpatterned.
Shape a chipboard grid by cutting out some parts with scissors. Color the plain chipboard with a Fabrico Pen in Real Black.
Stamp patterns on the yellow stenciled paper, using the same orange ink. Glue the colored chipboard grid on the paper.
Stamp flowers and leaves on pieces of colored cardstock. Stamp each flower twice; first on orange paper and then on yellow. Cut out. Layer each flower center on a base flower. Attach using 3-D foam stickers.
Glue flowers and leaves on the card front. Write greeting word with foam letter stickers. Mat on dark brown cardstock and attach to card base.
I have always considered myself as an eclectic type crafter and this card is the perfect representation of my style. It has a little bit of modern, vintage and grunge mixed together using several different techniques and products. Watch my video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!
I’m always looking for different textures to include in my paper crafting projects. It’s a fun challenge for me and this tag really brought some interesting textures together in a great way! I can always count on Imagine to have just the right product to bring gorgeous color to these textures. Fireworks spray really shines when used over a stencil textured background. You will see in this video, I add a little water and the shimmer and pigment will settle in between the shapes, giving great depth to this tag. I also really love that I can layer different colors of Fireworks spray over the top of each other. I used irRESISTible Pico Embellisher on the wire mesh texture to give it a little bit of color. It’s just thick enough to fill the holes and looks fantastic! I wanted the resin hearts to be stark white and stand out so I used All-Purpose Ink in White, which provided great coverage and opacity. Watch my video today and like and share if you enjoy it!