Do You Have Dreams of Tangerine?

Tangerine is Imagine’s Color of the Month for June. Throughout this month, we will be featuring projects that incorporate this warm and festive color as well as the theme Summer Lovin’. To start this party right, we have a fruit-themed greeting card by Alison Heikkila who uses super cute stamps as a center piece and splashes of Fireworks Shimmer in the background. Roni Johnson brings a different mood to the deep orange color with a summer sunset shaker card. Oh my! Both these projects show off Tangerine perfectly!

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Tangerine Dreams by Alison Heikkila

Greetings! This month, the Imagine Artists in Residence are sharing projects with Tangerine…..a yummy, uplifting color that makes me think of Summer. I started off by inking up these adorable little fruits by Studio G. Fruit stamps are everywhere right now. So if you don’t have this little set, I’m sure there are plenty of other fruit images that work for this card. I colored them using Memento Ink pads as well as the markers. Both work fantastically. I stamped them on to Mixed Media Paper, die cut them using Fitted Frames, and created a matching dark orange frame to go around it. I used the Large and Small “V” Frames for the centerpiece.

My card base was spritzed with Tangelo Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray from the center toward the edge. I spritzed it sideways to get the outward spray I was going for. After the spray was dry, I inked the edges of the card base with Tangelo Memento Ink. I glued my die cut layers on to the card base, and then using On Point Glue (my favorite liquid glue!!!), I attached a few sequins for added sparkle. Thank you for checking out my card today. I hope you are inspired by the sweetness of Tangerine!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Studio G – Fruit Stamps
  • Stampendous – Fitted Frame Set A dies
  • Mixed media paper – white
  • Sequins
  • Cardstock – orange
  • Acrylic block

Summer Lovin’ Sunset Card by Roni Johnson

Summer lovin’…brings to mind lazy days at the beach, lounging by the water, drinking an ice cold beverage while reading my favorite book. I decided that’s what I would translate into a card. The sunset image was stamped on Vertigo with StazOn ink. Once it dried, I used Memento Dual Tip Markers and StazOn Inks to color the image. Please note the water-based Memento markers took a long time to dry on the film as it took time to evaporate. I left mine to dry 3 days. If you do not have 3 days to wait, you can use Fantastix with StazOn ink instead and the dry time will be immediate. Next, I used VersaMagic inks to create a lovely monoprint background design, let dry, stamped seashells and embossed with gold embossing powder. I mounted the Vertigo centerpiece, attached a decorative string inked with Tangelo Memento Markers and pulled the design together on a card base. With the visual dynamic of Vertigo, I can’t stop looking at this card! Hope you enjoy my crafty version of Summer Lovin’.

 

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Make Your Own Mint Candy Treat Bag

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

It may be the thought that counts, but a pretty presentation certainly doesn’t hurt. This candy gift bag is inspired by the color of the month wintergreen mint as well as the flavor it brings to mind. Add a touch of chocolate and how could you go wrong?

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes + drying time

Directions

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 1

Combine White, Ultramarine, and Spring Green All-Purpose inks onto a palette until the desired shade is reached.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 2

Write “mint” on white cardstock with a VersaMarker and emboss with white embossing powder.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 3

Dilute mixed ink with Ink Potion No. 9 and brush the ink across the embossed writing. The embossed areas will act as a resist.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 4

Add sentiment and outline embossed text with Bamboo Leaves Memento Marker.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 5

Trim and mat the decorated panel with chocolate cardstock.

Minty Fresh Treat Topper by Imagine artist Jennifer Vanderbeek using Tsukineko All-Purpose ink, Versamark and Imagine Embossing Powder.

Step 6

Attach matted panel to the fold-over card on the candy bag. Secure the filled treat bag inside the card with several strips of Tear It! Tape.

This simple and easy gift of chocolate mints and a hand lettered note on the top is a quick and easy way to brighten someone’s day! Happy crafting!

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Plastic tray
  • Paint stirrer
  • Cardstock – white, chocolate
  • Heat tool
  • Paint brushes
  • Cellophane bag
  • Candy mints

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AIR Roni Johnson Published in RubberStampMadness

Home Again & Cold Enough For Ya?

by Roni Johnson

Two of Roni’s cards were published in the 2016 Winter issue of RubberStampMadness. We thought to share them and let her tell you a little more about them!

Handmade card featuring layered pieces featuring a gnome in an aspen grove with the sentiment "Cold Enough For Ya?" by Roni Johnson.

Winter is quickly approaching and this little fellow is just checkin’ in with you to see how you’re fairing with the cooler weather setting in. Layer multiple stamped images to add depth, dimension and a bit of fun.

 

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Roni Stamped her tree image using VersaFine Onyx Black on two pieces of cardstock: one blue, one white. She cut around the frame of the blue, and fussy cut out each trunk of the white.

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Then she used Memento Dual Tip Markers and Ink Potion No. 9 to watercolor in her gnome. She fussy cut him out and added some white highlights with a gel pen.

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She adhered the gnome between the blue tree layer and the white trunks over. We love how she layered one side of his mustache over the tree and one under, really giving this piece some dimension! After trimming the “excess gnome” off, she adhered it to her prepared card base and used the perfect sentiment “Cold Enough For Ya?”. All her stamps were from clubscrap.com

Handmade card featuring a watercolored image of red boots on the stoop of a home decorated with holiday lights, snow all around and a sled left next to the door by Roni Johnson.

As a child I couldn’t wait for the first big snow. My brother and I would bundle up, climb the hill behind our house and sled for hours until we were exhausted. We’d trudge home, shed our gear and find a warm mug of hot chocolate in hopes of returning to the hill once we were warm. This card reminds me of those days… It was created by combining Memento Inks, Ink Potion No. 9 and a water brush.

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To create the scene Roni combined two different stamps. For the main stamp she stamped it twice, using one for a mask as she added the tree to the left.

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To color in most of the image she used Memento Dye Inks pounced on her Craft Mat and painted on with a water brush. To keep the ink wet she spritzed it down with some Ink Potion No. 9.

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To really make the image pop she colored in some fine details directly with with Memento Dual Tip Markers. Both of the stamps were from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.

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Shake, Shake, Shake!

Thanksgiving Turkey Shaker Card

by Nadine Carlier

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Ink Potion no. 9 is the perfect blender when trying to watercolor with markers. Nadine Carlier fills her waterbrush with it for a great blending tool. See how to do it in the video below.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Spellbinders – Classic Scalloped Oval Large Die
  • Brutus Monroe Sentiment Stamp
  • Fun Foam
  • Sequins and Glitter
  • Water Paintbrush

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Owls on Kaleidacolor

What a Hoot!

by Alison Heikkila

An ombre card in browns featuring several die cut and stamped owls handmade by Alison Heikkila.

Hello! Alison here, and today I have a tutorial featuring Imagine’s Kaleidacolor inks. I love the range of colors in these sets. Did you know that you can actually purchase empty pads and create your own rainbow? How cool is that? Today, my project features the Cappuccino Delight set, and since it’s October, my project is Halloween themed.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Push together the pads of the Kalediacolor and roll out the ink on to a brayer. Spray the brayer several times (spinning it as you go) with Ink Potion No. 9 to help the ink stay wet and to encourage the migration of color. Roll out on your cardstock.

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Step 2

While the ink is drying on the watercolor paper (you don’t have a very long wait), stamp the owls (or other fun Halloween stamp) on smooth cream colored cardstock using Rich Cocoa Memento. Die cut.

Step 3

Take the background and lay the owls randomly on top of it. Allow some to overhang. Be sure to have their directions vary slightly for a little more whimsy. You can see this in the left photo below.

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Step 4

Glue down the owls, remembering to leave them hanging off the edge. Once the owls are glued, you can trim off the excess, as seen in the middle photo above. Now you can take those pieces and add them to empty spots on the background as I did in the photo on the right.

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Step 5

Spray the background with Gold irRESISTable Spray and let dry.

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Step 6

Stamp the sentiment using the same Kaleidacolor ink as before. Be sure to push the pads together. I wanted a vertical ombre effect, so I inked my stamp as in the photo above. Then I stamped it on to the same cardstock I used for the owls.

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Step 7

Die cut the sentiment. I used the Large “L” Fitted frame from Stampendous. Using Desert Sand Memento, I tapped the pad lightly on to my sentiment. The ink pad creates a really nice texture on the paper. Then I added Rich Cocoa Memento to the edges.

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Step 8

Ink the card base with Desert Sand Memento and attach the layers together.

Supplies

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Other

  • Sizzix – Retro Halloween Stamp and Die set
  • Hero Arts – Dreams are Made stamp set
  • Stampendous – Fitted Frames Set A
  • Watercolor paper
  • Smooth cream cardstock
  • Brayer
  • Adhesieve

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Ink Diffusion with Ink Potion No. 9

Sending Warm Thoughts

by Neva Cole

Autumn themed handmade card beaturing a blended watercolor look using Memento Dye Inks and Ink Potion No. 9 and Hero Art's layering stamps by Neva Cole

With the changing of seasons into fall we are surrounding by nature and the wonderful colors of autumn. The air is a little crisper, the leaves are crunchy, and it is time for a little fall fun. I decided to create a water-colored fall tree surrounded by its fallen leaves. Notice that the Decorative Elements have leaves and an acorn in each corner, which I thought was very appropriate for a fall card!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

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Step 1

Die cut the Decorative Elements from watercolor paper.

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Step 2

Stamp the trunk of your tree with StazOn Saddle Brown onto your top layer element. Position your sentiment in a curved position on your acrylic block. (This is one of the reasons I like working with clear stamps because you can gently change the shapes of long slender images.) Position and stamp above your tree.

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Step 3

Thoroughly saturate the die cut with Ink Potion No. 9. Starting with a lightest color in Memento, Pear Tart, stamp one of the leaf layers over the trunk image. The color will diffuse around the image and become faint.

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Step 4

Stamp another layer of leaves in the next darker ink, in this case Memento Cantaloupe, over the trunk and across the bottom of the image to start the layer of leaves on the ground. Continue with the next layers in successively darker inks: Tangelo, Peanut Brittle, and Potter’s Clay. The images will become less diffuse as the Ink Potion No. 9 dries. Dab off excess with a paper towel.

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Step 5

Use an InkBlusher to ink around the edges of the die cut with Memento Potter’s Clay. With intricate shapes the InkBlusher allows you to evenly ink in crevices and around curves.

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Step 6

Use an InkBlusher to ink the outer edges of the other die cut with Delicata in Celestial Copper. It is one of my favorites for the fall season!

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Step 7

Stamp the kraft cardstock base with the layering leaves images using Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Peanut Brittle, Potter’s Clay, and Delicata Celestial Copper.

Step 8

Adhere the layers together with dimensional foam adhesive.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Spellbinders — Labels Forty Nine and Labels 49 Decorative Elements
  • Hero Arts — Color Layering Fall Trees
  • Watercolor paper
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Die Cut machine

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