Create a Mum Flower Home Decor Piece with Vertigo and StazOn Pigment

by Lori Warren

Create a Mum Flower Home Decor Piece with Vertigo and StazOn Pigment

There is nothing better than using your crafting skills to create a gift for someone. That is what I did for this mum, or chrysanthemum, flower project—a gift for my mom. (Get it – a mum for mom?!) Crucial to achieving this fun look, I used Vertigo in Prism and Mboss Embossing Powder in Hologram. I created a 5”x 5” framed Mixed Media piece full of color and texture. See the video slideshow or my instructions below to see how I get some extra dimension with the Vertigo sheet!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes



Step 1

Cut Vertigo into 5” x 5” panel.

Step 2

Stamp the Mum flower onto the center of Vertigo panel with StazOn Pigment Piano Black.

Step 3

On the opposite side of the stamped image, color the mum with VersaMagic ink and Fantastix applicators. Simply touch the tips of the Fantastix to the inkpad to pick up the color and use like a marker.

Step 4

Die-cut the mum with coordinating die.

Step 5

On white cardstock, sponge VersaMagic ink to add color.

Step 6

Stamp script stamp with StazOn Pigment.

Step 7

Add texture to Vertigo panel with Hologram Mboss Embossing Powder. To do this, swipe the front of your Vertigo Panel with VersaMark inkpad. Apply powder sparingly and shake off excess. If you want a more sparse texture, you can always use a dry brush to knock off more before heat setting.

Step 8

Add black paint splatters.

Step 9

Add Tear It Tape to the back side of the Vertigo panel.

Step 10

Adhere tulle between the cardstock and Vertigo panels, then adhere to piece of prepared cardstock.

Step 11

Embellish with sequins.

Step 12

Tie a white string around the panel.

Step 13

Add double sided dimensional tape to the tulle.

Step 14

Spray the Mum Die cut element with GooseBumps for extra shine.

Step 15

Once dry, adhere the mum to the panel.

Step 16

Adhere sticker saying “let life surprise you” sentiment. Add any additional finishing touches and insert into the picture frame.


  • Hero Arts – Hero Florals Mum Stem stamps and die set, Sequins
  • DecoArt Acrylic Paint – Lamp Black
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Cardstock – white
  • String – white
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Die-cut machine
  • Heat tool
  • Tulle
  • Paint brush

Make a Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hi there! Just popping’ in to share this quick and easy Mother’s Day project. I had fun playing with the different inks and created this colorful card using the Walnut Ink Spray, StazOn Pigment in White and Memento markers. With a couple of simple diecuts you can create this dynamic card in no time.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

I sprayed a whisper white piece of card stock with two colors of Walnut Ink in Cherry Blossom and Lilac and let the paper dry naturally for a few minutes. The walnut ink is a beautiful deep natural color.

Step 2

I diecut the inked paper with a “bed of roses die” from Essentials by Ellen and pasted it directly over a whisper white card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment “I want to be you when I grow up” over basic black card stock with Snowflake StazOn Pigment Ink.

Step 3

For the embellishments, I colored two leaves from the set Tropical Foliage of Hello Bluebird with Memento Markers.

Step 4

Finally, I arranged all the pieces over the card and pasting a rectangle frame on the center of the card.


  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Bed of Roses Diecut
  • Stitched Rectangle Frame
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Misti Stamping Tool


Using VersaMagic On Vellum

by Nadine Carlier


Mother's Day Card by Nadine Carlier 2 ic

Did you know that VersaMagic works great on vellum? Many inks will smear even after they dry on vellum paper but not with VersaMagic. Because of its chalk-like finish, it is more opaque than other inks so you will always get nice bright colors on vellum.

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my Mother’s Day card using VersaMagic and vellum.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min.



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Shake It Up with this Mother’s Day Card

by Nadine Carlier

Shake it up a little this Mother’s Day and give mom a shaker card. Nadine Carlier put together a great video tutorial sharing how she created this fun Mother’s Day shaker card. Check out the video below…..

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min


  • Spellbinders – Mum Die Cut
  • Acetate
  • Glitter Cardstock
  • Sequins and beads
  • White Cardstock
  • Foam Tape

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Create a Elegant Last Minute Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day Embossed Watercolor

by Mark Melnick


Mother’s Day is this weekend so let’s tell Mom just how grateful we are for her guidance, love and forgiveness (you know, for breaking her favorite vase when we were little, etc.). This wonderfully creative card showcases the amazing versatility of Kaleidacolor inkpads. It is a card that any mom will cherish.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 45 minutes + drying time



Step 1

Take a piece of watercolor paper – mine is 4 x 6. Place a floral stencil on top and secure to craft mat with washi or painter’s tape.

Step 2

Select an appropriate sized watercolor brush and choose a Kaleidacolor inkpad; I used Bouquet. Pick-up color from the inkpad and place on craft mat, add a bit of water and mix. Apply to stencil. I used an Aquash Brush that has water in it so I didn’t need to place ink on mat to mix. You can freehand any extra elements as well.


Step 3

After watercolors have dried, take a matching Memento ink color and ink the edges of this piece. Take a VersaMarker and draw randomly over the watercolor. Pour Clear Embossing Powder on these places, shake off extra and save, then heat. This little extra touch gives the watercolor piece amazing depth and texture.

Step 4

Place this piece on a 5 x 7 card. I decided to further embellish this card with a copper tag at the bottom which reads “Mother”. This tag can be metal, paper, or vellum depending on your taste.


  • Watercolor paper
  • Stencil
  • Washi or painter’s tape
  • Pentel Aquash Water Brush, or other paint brush with water
  • White 5 x 7 card
  • Metal, scrap cardstock or vellum
  • Adhesive



Fireworks! Bokeh “Thank You” Card

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re one who would rather opt for a more personalized touch to show your appreciation for everything your mama has done for you, look no further. Enjoy the video below and create the perfect project that says “Mom, you’re awesome!”

Have you been inspired by the Bokeh style backgrounds found on Pinterest? Carisa Zglobicki shows you how easy it is to create this style of background using IMAGINE Crafts’ Fireworks craft sprays and Memento Luxe ink.

How do you say Happy Mother’s Day? Share your bokeh projects, tips and tricks with the Imagine Crafts Community on Facebook or comment below!

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