Project Swap: Learn How to Make a Friend Celebration Card

Project Swap: Learn How to Make a Friend Celebration Card

Welcome back for another Artist Project Swap with Jennifer and Kyriakos. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Jennifer writes the directions and recommended supplies list and Kyriakos created the project.

Learn How to Make a Friend Celebration Card by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Project Swap: Learn How to Make a Friend Celebration Card

Sometimes we need to tell our friends how much we love and appreciate them! In this cardmaking tutorial, I go through several steps of stenciling and stamping to create a cute card using Creative Medium, Fireworks Spray, and VersaFine Clair. The combination of shimmer with complimenting colors creates a fun and bright look. See how I did it!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Mix Creative Medium in Clear and Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in New Sprout on the Craft Mat with a palette knife and press through a circle stencil positioned on the center-right side of a 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” piece of white cardstock. Allow to dry or set with heat tool.


Step 2

Stamp sets of stems and centers of flowers with VersaFine Clair ink in Verdant, focusing more to the left of the Creative Medium.


Step 3

Stamp details with VersaColor ink in Orchid over flower centers.


Step 4

Stamp filler details around the top and sides of the card front and add leaves to the stems with Memento Luxe ink pads in Pistachio and Pear Tart.


Step 5

Stamp a butterfly next to one of the flowers with VersaColor in Orchid.


Step 6

Stamp a sentiment in VersaFine Clair in Nocturne in the lower right card front.


Step 7

Mat the completed card front to a 4”x 6” piece of pink cardstock and attached to a card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Artemio Fleur clear stamps
  • KaiserCraft – Tigerlilly clear stamps
  • The Crafters Workshop – Mini Mod Spirals stencil
  • Cardstock – pink, white
  • Heat tool
  • 5 x 7 card base

Original Design by Jennifer

What do you think of Kyriakos’ interpretation of Jennifer’s tutorial?

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Project Swap: Create a You Are My Hero Card

Project Swap: Create a You Are My Hero Card

Welcome to another set for our Artist Project Swap with Kassy and Melissa. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Kassy gives the directions and recommended supplies list and Melissa created the project.

Create a You Are My Hero Card by Melissa Andrew

Today, I create a fun card using a number of techniques that were designed and instructed by design team member Kassy Tousignant. This was a challenge created by Imagine to help show customers how diverse Imagine and Tsukineko products really are. If you don’t have something a designer uses, you can improvise!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps –  Lattice Stencil, sentiment stamp
  • SugarPea Designs Stamp – Peony stamp, Postage Stamp die
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors – fine and regular
  • Foam Dots
  • Heat Tool
  • Watercolor Palette
  • Cardbase

Original Design by Kassy

What do you think of Melissa’s interpretation of Kassy’s tutorial?

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How to Create a Pressed Flower Art Journal Page

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Create a Pressed Flower Art Journal Page

Wisteria is one of my favorite flowers but its season is all too brief. This year I’ve preserved a cluster in my art journal on a rich bed of pigment made up of layers of Fireworks Sprays and Creative Medium, taking my color inspiration from the blooms themselves. Creative Medium both protects the layers I’ve built up and gives a perfect surface to build upon—it’s invaluable!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Art Journal
  • White Cardstock
  • Gesso
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Uniball – White Signo Pen
  • Faber Castel – Pitt Brush Pen
  • Tweezers
  • Wax Paper

Learn How to Craft a Centerpiece with Painted Rocks

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

During a walk by the beach, I couldn’t resist of taking stones with me, thinking that they can be a part of a centerpiece for the table on my terrace. Keeping them simple, I decorated these rocks with All-Purpose Ink, Fireworks New Sprout, and VersaFine Clair. The rocks can be placed in a large tray or even large candle lanterns with candles being decorative both day and night.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Paint the pebbles with the All-Purpose Ink in Green Apple.


Step 2

While the paint is still wet, spray with the Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in New Sprout. Let the pebbles dry well or speed up the process with a heat tool.


Step 3

Stamp designs with the VersaFine Clair in Rain Forest.


Step 4

Add details with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Gold.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Pebbles
  • Rayher Stamp Set – Sunrise
  • Paintbrush

Project Swap: Glamorous Mixed Media Butterfly Card

Project Swap: Glamorous Mixed Media Butterfly Card

Welcome to the first set for our Artist Project Swap with Arjita and Elina. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Elina Stromberg wrote the directions and recommended supplies list and Arjita created the project.

Glamorous Mixed Media Butterfly Card 
by Arjita Sepaha Singh

For the month of May, Imagine challenged the Artists in Residence with a project swap. We were matched up with another team member and exchanged tutorials. I am working with Elina’s Stromberg’s instructions and product recommendations. I loved the swap and it was such a great way to try different creative styles. The original supplies list used VersaMark and Vintage Plum Embossing Powder. Since I did not have was the plum embossing powder, I used a plumy color of ink with clear powder.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Heat Gun
  • Butterfly Stamp
  • Background Stencil
  • Cardstock – White
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Paint – White
  • Yellow Thread
  • Zig Markers

Original Design by Elina Stromberg

What do you think of Arjita’s interpretation of Elina’s tutorial?

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See How to Make a “Thinking of You” Fairy Card

by Steph Ackerman

Fairies are sweet little mythical creatures from stories we read as a child and they are the inspiration for today’s cardmaking tutorial. They were always colorful, happy and enjoying life and make the perfect subject for a greeting card that reads “Hello” or “Thinking of You!” I recently got these stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations and just had to use them. I knew that Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays would be perfect for creating magical color backgrounds. I absolutely loved creating these cards!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Spritz Fireworks Spray in Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves on the Craft Mat. Repeatedly dab a white cardstock panel in the inks until the panel is covered. Spritz Ink Potion #9 on the craft mat. Pick up the remaining ink with the second panel of white cardstock. This is a great blending technique because the contrasting colors will mix while still in the liquid form.


Step 2

Spritz Fireworks Spray in Angel Pink and Bamboo Leaves on the craft mat. Repeatedly dab a white cardstock panel in the inks until the panel is covered. Spritz Ink Potion #9 on the craft mat. Pick up the remaining ink with the second panel of white cardstock.


Step 3

Stamp two separate fairy images with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black or VersaFine Clair in Nocturne. Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut image.


Step 4

Use a selection of Memento Markers to color both fairies.


Step 5

Ink the Fireworks Grape Jelly panel with matching VersaMagic in Purple Hydrangea Ink. Die cut white and purple ovals in graduating sizes. Ink the edges of the white oval with VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea Ink. Die cut image and adhere with On Point Glue.


Step 6

Cut yellow cardstock to fit the card. Ink edges of panels with VersaMagic in Sahara Sand. Adhere the Fireworks in Angel Pink panel to the yellow cardstock. Die cut a second sheet of yellow cardstock. Cut the Fireworks in Angel Pink panel to fit. Adhere to the card. Adhere the die cut image to the pink panel. Add dimension to the dandelions with Wedding Dress irRESISTible.


Step 7

Stamp the phrase “Thinking of You” in Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black or VersaFine Clair and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut and ink around the edge with VersaMagic Sahara Sand. Mat with a larger die and add to card with foam adhesives.


Step 8

Add the Fireworks Grape Jelly panel to a purple card and wrap with ribbon. Add image to card with foam adhesives. Stamp sentiment in Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut and mat with the larger purple die.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, yellow, purple
  • Spellbinders dies
  • Joy Clair sentiment stamps
  • Heartfelt Creations Fairies stamps and dies
  • May Arts Ribbon