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?

Comment below!

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

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

Create a “Just Keep On Swimming” Encouragement Card

by Roni Johnson

Create a "Just Keep On Swimming" Encouragement Card

Mango Madness! What a fun ink color name huh? It makes an even better color of the month to help welcome in the summer. As I was thinking about a project to share for April, I instantly thought of these darling little fish from Stamptangle and a fun underwater scene. VersaMagic’s Mango Madness was the perfect foundation for it all.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Sponge VersaMagic in Mango Madness on white cardstock roughly the size of 3 of the fish.


Step 2

Stamp one large and one small fish with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne over the inked cardstock. Ink the small fish stamp with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and stamp on the craft mat.


Step 3

Place a piece of Mango Madness cardstock face down over the stamped image and burnish. The result is a perfect reverse image of the original.


Step 4

Add colorful highlights using Memento Dual-Tip Markers. Stamp underwater foliage using VersaMagic in Mango Madness, VersaFine Clair in Verdant and Rain Forest. Fussy cut all images and set aside.


Step 5

Construct a window card using a light blue cardstock and a piece of Vertigo film; adhere the film to the card using Tear It Tape. Adhere all images to the front and inside portions of the card using On Point Glue. Apply rub-on letters to form the sentiment. Finish off the card by applying dots of Wedding Dress irRESISTible Pico Embellisher as bubbles.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Stamptangle Sea Kelp, Stamptangle
    Sea Coral, Stamptangle Sea Plant, Stamptangle Fancy Fish – Small, Stamptangle Fancy Fish – Large
  • Rub On Letters
  • Cardstock – blue, white
  • Acrylic Block

“I Love You” Valentine’s Day Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

"I Love You" Valentine's Day Card VersaFine Clair

When you have the new ink pads of VersaFine Clair in your hands you want to use all the colors at the same time. These colors are brilliant and give you the opportunity to stamp your images and layer them until you create your perfect design. For today’s project, I created an “I Love You” Valentine’s Day card with a lovely fern and peacock feathers theme.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


 Versafine Clair Charming PinkStep 1

Stamp the solid images over whisper white cardstock. I used Versafine Clair Charming Pink. Let the ink dry for quite a few minutes, or speed up the process using the heat tool.


VersaFine Clair NocturneStep 2

Once the base leaf layer is completely dry, stamp the detailed image over the first stamped image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. Cover the image with clear embossing powder and melt the powder with the heat tool.


VersaFine Clair Ink. I used the Cheerful (Yellow) Step 3

Stamp some feather images over the leaf images using another color of VersaFine Clair Ink. I used the Cheerful (Yellow) and covered it with Clear Embossing Powder to obtain a great texture over the first stamped image.


Step 4

Ink another image using a Memento Marker with a clear color of the same family that you are using on your project and stamp on the white spaces.


Step 5

Repeat step 3 using VersaFine Clair Purple Delight. Finalize your card with a sentiment. I stamped a sentiment over a coordinating banner using White Embossing Powder. I created two arrows using a die cut, then inked and embossed with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink and VersaFine Clair Purple Delight.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Rich Razzberry
  • Stamp positioning tool
  • Heat tool
  • Stampin’ Up – Botanical Blooms Stamp Set
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Love Languages Stamp Set
  • Arrow die cut of choice
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape

Brighten Someone’s Day with Bright Cheery Flowers

Winters can be hard on the best of us. If you have friends or loved ones that live further North that may be feeling blue from short and cold days, sending them a bright and cheerful card to remind them spring is just around the corner could really make their day! Arjita Sepaha Singh will show you a beautiful card that employs a no-line watercolor technique, while Martha Lucia Gomez works with layered stamps for a really fun technique that has very lovely results!

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh. I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don't have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh

I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don’t have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Stamp set
  • Arches cold pressed paper
  • Acrylic Block
  • EK Success – Cutterbee Scissors
  • Neenah – White cardstock
  • Faber Castell – brush
  • Heat tool
  • Dimensional adhesive

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello everyone! Layering stamps are trending and with Kaleidacolor inkpads you don’t need to worry about having many inkpads to make your layers stunning. You can create different tones in each layer with just one Kaleidacolor ink palette! The process is quite simple, and the results are unique and beautiful.


Step 1

Take the first layer of your stamp set and ink it directly with the ink pad using the light colors of the inkpad. Then take the second layer of the stamp and ink it moving the Kaleidacolor inkpad for the medium colors. Repeat the same process with the each layer, just moving to darker colors with each layer.


Step 2

Repeat Step 1 with Fresh Greens and the leaf layers. Fussy cut all images.


Step 3

Arrange the flowers with double sided foam tape and glue down the leaves with On Point Glue over a white embossed piece. Paste the decorated layer on an Olive card base using Tear it! Tape. As a final touch and to create a contrast of colors I stamped a black sentiment “Thinking of You” over a little piece of crumb cake or kraft cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black.

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please comment below or share on social media! 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – olive, white, Crumb Cake or kraft
  • Stamp positioner or acrylic stamping block
  • Studio Light – Hibiscus Stamp Set
  • Darice – Wire Fence Embossing Folder
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape