In today’s simple DIY, I show you how to create simple, elegant wedding Thank You notes. It’s always important to thank your guests and making your own beautiful thank you notes adds an extra special touch. You don’t need a lot of expensive products, and this tutorial takes no time! You can also customize these notes based on your own taste and style.
Hello everyone, today I have a quick and elegant card. This technique would be perfect for a wedding invitation. I create the shimmer and texture using the new Sheer Shimmer Stix in Frost and an embossing folder. The base of my card is Whisper White cardstock and I cut a second layer using the same color of cardstock, but apply the shimmer-texture technique for a very cool tone on tone look.
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes
Determine the area that you want to paint and add texture. I used post it tape to obtain a straight line.
Evenly apply the Sheer Shimmer Frost with the Stix Dauber. Let the paper dry naturally, it takes a few seconds only.
Without removing the post it tape, take an embossing folder of your preference and align the borders to only emboss the painted area. Pass the sandwich through your cutting machine.
Remove the post it tape and stamp your message on the upper area. I used VersaMark and embossing powder in Gold to stamp my message. It is an image included on the stamp set Happily Ever After from The Rabbit Hole Designs.
Resize your layer and paste it directly over the card base. If you want to add more decorations or details you can do it before to paste the decorated layer on to the card base.
We all need a little inspiration sometimes and, for this project, I took my inspiration from the Impressionism style of paintings from the 1860s. It resulted in a fun project using the All-Purpose inks and other Imagine products to create a miniature floral scene on a 4”x4” flat panel canvas.
Skill: Beginners Time: 1 hour
Apply Cool Grey ink to the canvas with a bullet-shaped Fantastix.
Stipple on Sky Mist ink with Fantastix to the upper portion of the canvas.
Stipple on Celadon ink to lower portion of canvas with Fantastix.
Stipple Blue Bayou onto the upper portion of the canvas, sparingly.
Place Celedon ink onto craft mat, ink stamp, & stamp stems onto the lower portion of the canvas.
Stamp roses with VersaFine Clair in Medieval Blue & Monarch across canvas above the stems.
Stamp saying with VersaFine Nocturne onto the canvas.
Edge panel with Blue Bayou ink.
Add black paint splatters.
Spray canvas with Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle.
We are so excited to tell you about a new product that will be hitting the market soon—not only is Sheer Shimmer going to be available in Rose Gold, but also in an all-new easy applicator! Sheer Shimmer Stix can be held like a pen to swipe the dauber top applicator over a project surface to effortlessly and cleanly apply the elegant sheer shimmer you already love.
Sheer Shimmer Stix Color Swatches:
Quick Facts about Shimmer Stix
Same elegant Sheer Shimmer effect as the sprays
Swipe-on application for controlled results
Stix dauber top allows for quick, uniform, large surface area application
Keep your eye on the blog all month where our artists are going to show you some awesome technique ideas for this new product and the announcement they are ready to order!
The leaf shape of the new Dewlet dies to inspire me to create a piece of jewelry everyone can make. Combining two different colors of metallic sheets, a gold one and a silver using SHEET Metal from Imagine, you can shape a shiny but still elegant necklace with a matching set of earrings. This project would make excellent New Years Eve celebration jewelry.
Skill: Advanced Time: 1 hour
Cut leaves from the SHEET Metal ATC cards and the gold colored aluminum foil. For this set, you will need 10 pieces for the necklace and 2 pieces for each earring.
Lay the leaves on a flat surface, place them in the desired design and take a photo to follow the shape later.
Use the round shape embossing tool and press into the leaves to create a hammered look.
Set a small piece of Tear It! Tape on the back side of each leaf and add a drop of jewelry glue. This step will keep the leaves together in order to proceed to the next one and allow time for the jewelry glue to dry well.
To set the waxed cord you can either punch holes and use jump rings or you can just glue it to the back of the leaves. The second option gives a more a steady result on the form of the necklace.
To make the earrings, attach two leaves together, punch a hole and place the earring hook.
This month we have the fun challenge to make projects using Rinea foils. There are so many fun things you can do with these foils; you can stamp on it, paint, use with mediums or create 3D decorative projects. I like how the gold foil and black look together. For my card, I used Imagine’s GlazOn to seal the foil; it protects the foil and acts as a primer, which allows the ink to better adhere. I stenciled in my design with StazOn ink.
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes
Seal the Gold Rinea foil with Light Gloss or Glossy GlazOn. It protects the foil and acts as a primer, which allows the ink to better adhere. Allow the GlazOn to dry, it dries very fast.
Determine the size of your sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with individual alphabet stamps. If you’re doing the same, stamp the whole on a scratch piece of paper to determine the size. Rip apart a scratch piece of paper to a size that will fit the height of the sentiment, plus a little space above and below it. Place the paper about 2/3 down from the top of the foil. The paper will protect the area where the sentiment will be stamped.
Using an InkBlusher and Jet Black StazOn ink, stencil the design onto the foil.
Stamp the sentiment. Assemble the card. I hope you enjoyed this project and will give it a try. You can count on us to keep bringing you card making and mixed media project ideas, keep visiting the Imagine blog.