Color In Stamped Images with irRESISTible Pico Embellishers

by Nadine Carlier

Daisy Card by Nadine Carlier wm

A fun way to color in embossed stamped images is with irRESISTible Pico Embellishers. Watch my video tutorial below to see how. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 min. plus drying time

Supplies

Imagine
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Layering Different Inks With Layered Stamps

by Nadine Carlier

Hydrangea Card by Nadine Carlier main ic

So often when using layering stamps I think I need to use the same kind of inks for each layer. Nope! Mix it up some with different combos to see what great looks you can achieve. I love the look that the Delicata White Shimmer added over a layer of VersaFine Clair and Memento ink to create my hydrangea flowers.

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created the flowers and the background for my card. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Make a Purple “Good Vibes” Shimmery Greeting Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Make a Purple "Good Vibes" Shimmery Greeting Card

Creating subtle interest on cards and other projects is easy with the amazing products from Imagine and Tsukineko. I have been experimenting and creating purple background ombre effects using VersaFine Clair and Memento Luxe ink pads as well as some older favorites like Creative Medium and All-Purpose Inks. Take a look at how to make this card.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Use a jumbo dauber and blend a pattern through a stencil using Memento Luxe Sweet Plum.


Step 2

Continue the same pattern using a darker shade of ink like Memento Luxe Elderberry.


Step 3

The blending creates a perfect ombre effect going from light to dark. Did you know that Memento Luxe has superior blending qualities? It makes for the most amazing blended effects with its creamy effortless application.


Step 4

Add a slight shimmer to the blended effect by adding Creative Medium in Shimmer over the blended pattern.


Step 5

To create a shade of purple, mix a couple of drops of All-Purpose Ink in Orchid Odyssey into the Creative Medium.


Step 6

Paint the colored Creative Medium over the pattern and leave to dry. The end result is a subtle shade of purple removing the bright white background, but also adding a beautiful shimmer to the card.


Step 7

Use VersaFine Clair Monarch and stamp the “Good Vibes” sentiment onto white cardstock and cut it out.


Step 8

Stamp the sentiment again but directly onto the stenciled background and sprinkle with glitter embossing powder. Heat set the embossing powder to give a beautiful shimmering sentiment on the shimmering background.


Step 9

Layer the stamped sentiment slightly off-set from the embossed sentiment onto the card using foam tape for added dimension. The embossed sentiment below makes the stamped sentiment really stand out and creates loads of interest. Add irRESISTible Neon Purple splats to finish off your card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Kaisercraft – Good Vibes stamp
  • Sewing machine
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil
  • Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette
  • Pipette

Create a Lovely Wedding Gift Out of Polymer Clay

by Iris Rodriguez

Create Lovely Wedding Gift Out of Polymer Clay Ultraviolet color

The weather is getting nicer and the wedding season will be upon us soon. Of course, weddings happen all year round, but June is a popular month. June wedding tradition goes back to Roman times when they celebrated the festival of the deity Juno and his wife Jupiter, who was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, on the first day of June. The Victorians celebrated June weddings because the flowers were in full bloom, which was used as wedding decor. Speaking of decor, I had the idea to celebrate weddings this season with a DIY ring bowl. It is easy to make and it’s not time-consuming. The results are beautiful and heartfelt. The ring dish can used during the ceremony to transport the ring down the aisle, and the newlyweds will always have a keepsake from the wedding.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Direction


Step 1

Condition the FIMO clay on the pasta machine or use a roller. If using the pasta machine roll a sheet of clay to the thickest setting (about 5 mm).


Step 2

Lay down the sheet of clay, place the bowl upside down on top of the sheet. Using the bowl as a guide, cut the clay from around the bowl with clay pick or precision knife. Smooth out the bowl’s rim by running your fingers along the surface and smoothing out bumps and jagged areas. (I used a cutting mat as the  Imagine Craft Mat as it is not a cutting mat.)


Step 3

Press stamps into clay to add texture or a sentiment.


Step 4

Place the clay in the bowl and bake together, according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the clay package. The clay will take on the shape of the bowl.


Step 5

Rub the Purple Hydrangea VersaMagic DewDrop ink on the bowl in random areas. Use the pointy end of ink pads to get into the crevices.


Step 6

Spray a little water on the ink—it will turn liquidy right away. Swish ink around the bowl, ensuring that it gets into the stamped areas.


Step 7

Dump out liquid ink and dry excess liquid in the bowl with a dry paper towel.


Step 8

Continue to color the bowl by rubbing more ink with your fingers or Sponge Dauber. Do not add more water. Leave areas uncolored, so that you can add another color. Heat Set. In the uncolored areas rub, with your fingers or a Sponge Dauber, Wedding Dress Memento Luxe. I did not blend the colors much, but you can. Slightly rub on Delicata White Shimmer all over the bowl, avoiding the crevices. It helps to bring everything together and gives a nice light shimmer.

 
Step 9

Add dimension with Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavender IrRESISTible. Using the fine-tipped applicator to fill in recessed areas. Here I have filled in the birds, birdcage, and text with the Grape Jelly color. Add Lulu Lavender in the rest of the recessed area to vary the colors. Allow everything to dry completely. Seal the clay with clay sealer or indoor polyurethane.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • FIMO polymer clay – White
  • Clay pick or precision knife
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Sculpey Clay Sealer or Varathane Polyurethane Sealer
  • Pasta Machine or roller
  • Bowl (4-inch diameter, heat resistant)

You Can Never Have Too Much Happy with VersaFine Clair

by Kassy Tousignant

This new VersaFine Clair inkpad in Nocturne is such a rich, beautiful black!

This new VersaFine Clair inkpad in Nocturne is such a rich, beautiful black! I wanted to create a simple design to showcase such a beautiful ink. I also used the irRESISTible pico embellisher in gold and clear and Delicata Golden Glitz in different and creative ways to add shimmer and texture to this project. See for yourself in this quick YouTube video.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Black glitter ribbon
  • Unity Stamp Co – flower stamp
  • Pattern Paper with sentiment
  • Water spritzer
  • Paintbrush
  • Palette
  • Heat tool

DIY New Year’s Eve Party Hat

by Nadine Carlier

DIY New Year's Eve Party Hat by Nadine Carlier wm ic

It’s almost time to get your party hats on! How much fun would it be to have your very own custom New Year’s Eve hat this year? Or if you don’t like to go out for New Year’s you can also use this cute hat as a decoration.  Imagine has lots of gold and silver products that would work amazingly to create your own hat, for mine I used some Delicata inks, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and Embossing powders.

Watch my video tutorial below to learn how to make your own New Year’s Eve Party Hat. Enjoy!

Click HERE for the link to print the Party Hat template.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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