For today’s card, I used the new StazOn Pigment inks to create this stenciled floral background. I love the way StazOn Pigment Ink looks on dark/black card stock. This is a very easy and simple card to make because the ink is so vibrant. I used my old daubers to add the pigment on my black card stock if you do not have old dauber then consider using an InkBlusher. To make an impact on this design, I first added white ink and then the colored ink on top. This gives me a brighter vibrant impression and I like it a lot. I used a sentiment “sending hugs” stamped in black and added few details to the inside of the flowers with my white gel pen to finish the card.
Spring is just around the corner and what better color to represent spring than Greenery! Combining green shades and a peacock feather stamp in a one-of-a-kind necklace with matching earrings will catch the eye this spring. The round metal shapes make a perfect base to work with the StazOn colors and create a stylish piece of jewelry.
Position the SHEET Metal circles to the desired design and punch holes where necessary to hold the metal pieces together.
Remove the protection foil and lightly color with the Sunflower Yellow StazOn. Let it dry.
Cover with the GlazOn using an InkBlusher.
Continue with the Eden Green StazOn and again cover with GlazOn.
Lastly use Teal Blue StazOn and again secure with the GlazOn.
When it dries, pass a layer of the Green Iridescent Creative Medium on top of your StazOn layers.
Partially stamp the peacock stamp with VersaMark, cover with the Imagine’s Black Embossing Powder and heat with a heat gun. Finish by connecting the metal circles with jump rings and connecting them on a cord.
StazOn on metal creates a brilliant glow and it will shine through on jewelry projects like this one!
Sheet Metal – Circles combo pack small & large, 20 pieces
Perhaps Valentine’s Day also needs a touch of home decor to set the right mood for your loved one! Jessica Litman created this shimmery heart banner to add a little pizzazz to the room. We imagine this banner would look great in combination with flowers and a card. Kyriakos Pachadiroglou took a more earthy route and created a wood block piece that expresses sentiments associated with our Heart of Gold theme.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, Jessica Litman felt that creating a banner to decorate would be the perfect fit for the holiday! This project allows a ton of flexibility because the banner can be as long or small as space allows! Jessica started by embossing heart stamps using Delicata White Shimmer and Clear Embossing Powder creating the background on black paper. Delicata is a metallic pigment ink and works great with embossing powders. She then cut the banner shapes and attached the gold heart to the center and finished the banner with a sewing machine. If you do not have a sewing machine then attaching a string to the back with adhesives should also work.
Describe a person with a heart of gold and you will get words likes “believe”, “respect”, “patience”, “care”, “love” and much more. Kyriakos choose these words to convey a person with such qualities. He marked these sentiments on a slice of wood and enhanced it by a golden heart and embossing powder. Words are hand lettered with a paintbrush with the magic of GooseBumps and then covered with Walnut Ink to create a resist effect which almost looks hand carved.
This month the theme at Imagine is Heart of Gold and the color of the month is Rose … a beautiful duo! Imagine artists Mischelle Smith and Neva Cole present two lovely renditions of this theme with a surprising tri-fold card and a soft deckled-edge card. These two cards contrast each other visually with a sharp verses soft look but compliment each other in every other way sticking to the core of our theme.
Mischelle decided to take this duo and create a heartwarming card made to be put on display. This tri-panel card comes together with a little detailing and is sure to spark curiosity with its easy-on-the-eyes design. Using a corner punch, bone folder, scoring board, Mischelle crafted the tri-fold shape. Then with embossing, watercoloring and diecutting, she created a diverse composition focusing the eye on the center panel. Beautiful!
Memento – Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Love Letter, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves
Neva choose to use one of her favorite combinations for the “Heart of Gold” challenge—Delicata Golden Glitz embossed with Clear Embossing powder. Deckled edges add to the soft touch along with the whimsical hearts and sweet sentiment. A bit of Memento in Angel Pink adds just the blush of color to finish the card.
Sometimes we just need a really quick hand-made card, and this technique is perfect for just that purpose. Key pointers for this technique include selecting a die set that is symmetrical with an outline and inner section and to use one Memento Ink that is lighter than a second Memento Ink. Have fun with this easy beginner technique that creates charming rustic results in just minutes! I have made a stack of cards to use for the end of the school year to give to my son’s teachers. Happy crafting!
Time: 15 minutes
Trim white cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and brayer both sides with lighter colored Memento ink. This example used Pear Tart. Brayer and additional section of cardstock to be used for the sentiment.
Center both parts of a two-part symmetrical die and sentiment on one side of the card stock with cutting blades facing away from the cardstock. Add sentiment below with cutting blades facing away from the cardstock. Spellbinders Medallion Four and “Thanks” from Phrase Set One are used for this card. Pressure emboss with embossing mat and appropriate sandwich for your die cut machine.
Die cut the outline of the medallion and the sentiment.
Brayer the medallion and sentiment with a darker color Memento ink, for this card Lilac Posies is used. When using a medallion like Spellbinders Four, masking the larger center debossed area will keep the area clear of ink.
Use an InkBlusher to ink the exterior edges of the cardstock and interior edges of where the die cut was removed. More control of the ink and inking in tight areas is achieved when using the soft InkBlusher.
Adhere panel to A2 size Kraft card, adhere medallion at a slight angle with dimensional foam adhesive, and adhere sentiment with Zig Two-Way Glue.