Shaving Cream Fun with Imagine Crafts

LMckinney_July-2021_IG

By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hey there friends and fellow crafters. It’s LeeAnn and today we are making 2 marbled look cards using shaving cream and reinkers. Sit back and relax for just a few short minutes to see how it is done.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

Craft Mat
Memento Inker Dandelion –
Memento Inker Lulu Lavender –
Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic Inks
Crafting Tools Squeegee
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
On Point Glue


Other Products:

Distress Heavy Weight Cardstock
Neat & Tangled Welcome Home Stamp Set
Stamp me Some Love Black Cardstock
Accent Opaque 120 LB Cardstock
Double Sided Tape 1/2″

 

How to Create a Fun and Colorful Birthday Card

2021_Jul_JowilnaNolte_Birthday_main

By Jowilna Nolte 

When I think of all my favorite inks I think of how well they can work together. There’s no better way to create interest than combining different types of inks together for some stunning effects and making easy striking cards.

For this card I simply used a single ink splat stamp and combined it with my favorite inks for a stunning end result.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

2021_Jul_JowilnaNolte_Birthday_step1

Step 1

Combine VersaFine Clair and Memento Luxe inks in the same color to stamp layers. For my first color I combined the yellow inks – first stamping Golden Meadow VersaFine Clair and then on top I stamped Dandelion Memento Luxe.

All my stamping was done in a bit of a diagonal line.

2021_Jul_JowilnaNolte_Birthday_step2
Step 2

Repeat the process using Verdant VersaFine Clair and Pistachio Memento Luxe.

2021_Jul_JowilnaNolte_Birthday_step3

Step 3

Repeat the stamping using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair and Teal Zeal Memento Luxe.

2021_Jul_JowilnaNolte_Birthday_step4

Step 4

Lastly combine the red by first stamping Glamorous VersaFine Clair and then finish off with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink.

Step 5

Trim your stamped panel to fit into a folded card base. Cut a vinyl holographic sentiment and adhere to your card. I off-set mine with a white die-cut piece for a shadow effect and dimension. Finish off with some diamante.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Golden Meadow
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Verdant
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Pistachio
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Dandelion
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Teal Zeal
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Love Letter
Tear it! Tape
On Point glue

Other

White cardstock
Diamante
Die-cut: Cricut Maker
Holographic vinyl: Cricut

Make a Sparkling Summer Birthday Card

2021_June_JN_SummerBirthday_main

By Jowilna Nolte 

Summer means outdoor celebrations and color – and that means loads of fun right?
Make every celebration special by adding loads of fun and bright colors to birthday cards.
Take a look at this easy and fun way I use color and shimmer on this card.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 30 minutes

Directions:

2021_June_JN_SummerBirthday_step1

Step 1

On smooth white cardstock add some stenciled details. I used Creative Medium and mixed some Red Brilliance Inker into the medium before applying it through a stencil using my palette knife.
Leave the stenciling to dry.

2021_June_JN_SummerBirthday_step2

Step 2

Once the stenciled detail is dry, add some color using Memento and VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads.
Apply the ink, once color at a time to a plastic packet and mist with water. Then stamp the color onto your background by flipping the packet over and pressing lightly.
Add more colors and then leave to dry.

2021_June_JN_SummerBirthday_step3

Step 3

Stamp your image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto smooth white cardstock.

2021_June_JN_SummerBirthday_step4

Step 4

Use your Memento Markers to add color to your stamped image. I used colors to match my background.

2021_June_JN_SummerBirthday_step5

Step 5

After coloring the image, add a layer of embossing in Sparkle Mboss powder. Ink the image with VersaMark and sprinkle with powder.
Shake off the excess and then use a heat gun to melt the powder. This gives the image a bright and fun shimmering finish.

2021_June_JN_SummerBirthday_step6

Step 6

Use your Tear-It! tape to adhere the background strip to your folded card. Stamp a birthday sentiment below the strip using VersaFine Clair Nocturne.
Adhere the embossed image using foam tape for some dimension and  finish off by adhering diamante using On Point Glue.

Art Supplies

Imagine

Craft Mat
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
Palette Knife 
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
VersaMark Ink Pad
Mboss Embossing Powder – Sparkle
VersaMagic Turquoise Gem Dew Drop
Memento Rose Bud Dew Drop
Memento Tangelo Dew Drop
Memento Markers Assorted Colors

Other

Smooth White Cardstock: Technic
Stamps: Art by Marlene, Joy Clair
Diamante
Stencil: Jowilna Nolte
Foam Tape

Make a Super Fun Birthday Party Banner

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-main-wm-900

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Cut some V-shape fabric pieces and decorate with large dots using MEMENTO inks and Imagine’s Jumbo Daubers. Use the Tear It! Tape to set everything in place and small round pieces of SHEET metal to add some shine and embellish this party banner.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-step1

Step 1

Lay the piece of fabric and mark two lines with 8″ apart of them. Mark the top every 6″. Leave 3″ from the same start point to the bottom line and mark again every 6″ and this will be the pointed edge of your flag. Mark the side lines in V shape and cut the flags.

 

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-step2

Step 2

Use the Jumbo Daubers and the MEMENTO ink pads, Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Lilac Posies to make large spots just by long pressing the Jumbo Daubers on the fabric.

 

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-step3

Step 3

Use stamps and the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad to randomly place sentiments on the fabric.

 

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-step4

Step 4

Cut 3×1.5in pieces of the card stock to create tags, stamp with the happy birthday stamp and the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad and distress the edges with the MEMENTO ink pads.

 

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-step5
Step 5

Place Tear It! Tape on the back of the tags and place them on the flags.

 

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-step6
Step 6

Add Tear It! Tape to the top edge of the back side of the flag and fold to the size of it.

 

2021-jun-kyriakos-party-banner-step7

Step 7

Open holes to the flags, tie a 7″ long piece of jute cord to connect the flags and add ribbons and round SHEET metal pieces in the middle of each cord.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

SHEET metal – 1 inch

MEMENTO ink pads – Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Lilac Posies

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne

Jumbo Daubers

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Card stock in natural color

Cotton fabric / canvas

Ribbons

Jute cord

Celebrations stamps

Ruler

Scissors

Round hole punch (optional)

Corner punch (optional)

 

Create a Fun Summer BBQ Invitation

Ladybug-Greens-1-600

By Alison Heikkila

Summer is fast approaching and that means it’s almost barbecue season! After many of us spent last year at home, isolated, I know a lot of folks are looking forward to spending summer with friends and family again. Today, I have a simple tutorial to help you make sweet invitations (or just regular greeting cards) using some of my favorite products from Imagine, like Kaleidacolor inks and Fireworks! Spray.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: Approx. 20 Minutes, plus drying time

Directions:

Ladybug-Greens-5

Step 1

Stamp the ladybug from the Entomology stamp set 5 times on to Smooth Bristol cardstock with VersaMark Ink.

Ladybug-Greens-6

Step 2

Sprinkle Black Embossing Powder on to the ladybugs, shake off the excess, and heat set.

Ladybug-Greens-7

Step 3:

Using Lady Bug Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray and a brush, paint the ladybugs. Once the color is dry on the paper, you should wipe the embossed areas with a cloth, to remove any excess.

Ladybug-Greens-8

Step 4

Die cut the ladybugs with the coordinating die.

Ladybug-Greens-9

Step 5

Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4″ x 5 1/4.”

Step 6

Swipe the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor Inks across an acrylic block, and then spray with Ink Potion No. 9 a few times to get the colors to blend and move.

Step 7

Place the inked acrylic block in the center of the watercolor panel, put something heavy on top (I used a tape dispenser), and leave for a few minutes. The texture of the watercolor paper allows for imperfect color transfer, which I happen to love. If you prefer a smoother look, use paper with less tooth, or texture.

Ladybug-Greens-10

Step 8

Once you removed the acrylic block, stamp a subtle pattern around the edges with New Sprout ink. I used a crackle stamp from Stampendous.

Ladybug-Greens-11

Step 9

To add color to my white card base, I pressed my Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor inks into my Craft Mat, wet my brush, and applied the 3 center colors to the edges. I kept the colors soft and slightly blended. Using the same inks for the border as we did in the center of the card allows us to have perfectly matched elements, but since they’re applied differently, you create interest on your card.

Ladybug-Greens-2jpg

Step 10

Stamp a sentiment on the card with VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black. I combined a stamp from Erin Lee Creative with a stamp from Recollections to get the sentiment I wanted.

Step 11

Adhere your ladybugs to the card front, and your card front to the base when it’s dry.

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaMark Ink
Black Embossing Powder
VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Fireworks! Spray in Lady Bug
Kaleidacolor Inks in Fresh Greens
Memento Ink in New Sprout
Ink Potion No. 9

Other

Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz: Entomology Stamp Set and Entomology Die Set
Erin Lee Creative: Winter Magic Stamp Set
Recollections: Sentiment set
Acrylic Blocks
Small paint brushes
Strathmore Smooth Bristol Cardstock
Canson Watercolor Paper
White A2 card base

Learn How to Make a Mini Slimline Happy July 4th Card

Happy-July-4th-card-Blog-2

By Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun July 4th mini slimline card, featuring Fireworks! Shimmery Sprays.

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Fireworks! Shimmering Spray: Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky and Danube Blue

• Mboss Embossing Powder: Shimmering Night Sky, Silver and Irridescent

• Memento Marker: Tuxedo Black

• VersaMark Watermark Ink

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

Other:

• Hero Arts Stamp & Die Set: DC150 Happy
https://heroarts.com/

• Maker’s Movement Stamp: Sarcastic New Year
https://themakersmovement.com/MOS231-Sarcastic-New-Year-Stamp-Set/

• Gina Marie Designs: Adirondack Beach Chair
Adirondack Beach Chair – Gina Marie Designs

• Recollections Planner Die: Months

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

• Recollections Brand 65# cardstock: Red, White & Blue