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

Directions


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.

Supplies

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

 

See How to Create a Layered Wedding Invitation

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Create a Layered Wedding Invitation

The versatility of stamps and ink is the best part of my everyday. When it comes to making beautiful cards or wedding invitations the sky is the limit. I wanted to see how the new StazOn pigment would work on various handmade papers that I often use for invitations and there’s no surprise that this ink is made for so much more than the ordinary. Take a look at what I stamped on this invitation all using this amazing ink.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Print the details of the invitation on smooth foiled handmade paper and trim to the desired size. Mine measures 5 x 7”.


Step 2

Next, I stamped a small little flower randomly all over the printed invitation using StazOn in Snowflake. It’s there and looks amazing but hard to see on a photo.


Step 3

Trim a piece of acetate the same size as the invitation details and stamp a lace border at the bottom and the same small flower as previously on the top half of the acetate piece.


Step 4

Use the same small flower and stamp it onto your silk ribbon using the StazOn Pigment. This was my best discovery that it stamped perfectly, was dry instantly and looks amazing.


Step 5

Layer a handmade piece of textured paper at the bottom, then the invitation details portion, handmade silk paper with the stamped acetate on top of it all. Adhere the paper pieces together with On Point Glue using a small drop only.


Step 6

Punch 2 holes at the top of the layered stack and tie with the stamped ribbon into a bow.


Step 7

All the stamped layers look so amazing on top of each other and this ink worked on all the surfaces I tried and tested – and the end result is simply exquisite.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Kaisercraft – stamps
  • Handmade Paper
  • Japanese Paper Company
  • Ribbon
  • Midori Silk
  • Acetate

Learn How to Make a Cute Cat Themed Wedding Book Cover

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make a book cover that can be used in projects such a wedding wishes book, a handmade photo album cover or any other wedding related project. Add extra sparkle and shine with the Sheer Shimmer on the paper cover and on the flowers that decorate the front.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours

Directions


Step 1

Color the wooden shapes with the All-Purpose Ink in White.


Step 2

Use a paintbrush to add tuxedo detail to one of the cats (the groom) with the All-Purpose Ink in Real Black. Use a thin wire to add whiskers.


Step 3

Stamp the background stamp on the other cat body (the bride) with the VersaMark watermark pad, cover with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Iridescent and heat set.


Step 4

Add details on the faces of the cats using the Memento markers.


Step 5

Cut the hat and bow tie shapes from the Vertigo sheet and color with the StazOn Jet Black.


Step 6

Add drops forming a pearl-like necklace on the bride cat with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding dress and adhere the Vertigo shapes with the On Point Glue.


Step 7

Cut two 8 x 10 inches pieces of book board.


Step 8

Cover with the embossed table runner using the Tear It! Tape.


Step 9

Spray with the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.


Step 10

Cover the inside of the book covers with the scrapbooking paper, again using the Tear It! Tape.


Step 11

Embellish the front of the cover with cutting of the lace paper used in the inner sides, and/or real cotton lace.


Step 12

Spray paper flower and leaves with the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.


Step 13

Glue the cats, the flowers and the rest of embellishments on the front.

The covers can be glued to a book cover, or using a hole punch and book rings, you can make one. Meow!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Wooden cat shapes
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Rhinestones
  • Cotton lace
  • Embossed table runner
  • Book board
  • 12 x 12 lace scrapbook paper
  • Viva Decor – Peacock feathers stamp
  • Heat tool

See How to Use Instant Drying Pigment Ink for Wedding Invitations

by Jessica Lin

See How to Use Instant Drying Pigment Ink for Wedding Invitations

Happy spring, everyone! This month we are focusing on wedding themes and I thought I would share some ideas using large floral stamps. When you are mass producing cards or invitations, you want to minimize the number of steps when creating. So using large images will save you a lot of time. Creating with a mess-free ink, like StazOn Pigment, is also key because it dries instantly and won’t smear. Lastly, for quick embellishing, use the Sheer Shimmer Stix to add the final wow factor. And your simple wedding project is done!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampin’ Up – Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp
  • Unity Stamps Girl Truly
  • Teal & Navy Cardstock
  • Rhinestones

Learn How To Make 3 Matching Wedding Invitations

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How To Make 3 Matching Wedding Invitations

I wanted to share some easy to make wedding invitations using standard size cards in different designs. The designs are based on two techniques, one requiring a die cutting/embossing machine and one that does not, which makes it easier for everyone to make having basic supplies. The Delicata ink pads give shine and elegance to your wedding invitations. Another fun idea I include is how embossing powder can be used on darker papers to add beautiful contrast and pop to the front of a wedding invitation. Two of the designs form pockets. The text can be printed on a separate card and placed inside. You could also order pre-printed 5 x 7 inch cards, and not follow the pocket making instructions included in this tutorial.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 5 minutes per invitation (depends on details)

Directions


Step 1

Use the embossing folders to emboss the fronts of the first two card designs. If you have an embossing folder that is for a full card background, you can place it over just a portion of the card front to get the 1/3 partial coverage.


Step 2

Add some color and shimmer to the embossed areas by lightly and smoothly pressing/rubbing the ink pad directly on the embossed surface. In the examples above, I used White Shimmer on the embossed lower 1/3 and Golden Glitz on the medallion shape. By going lightly you will only get ink on the raised portions which will highlight the embossing.


Step 3

For the large medallion embossed design, cut about 1 inch on the sides of it to fit the satin ribbon width.


Step 4

Pass the ribbon from the back side to front, add some Tear It Tape on the cutting, and fold the ribbon to set it to make a loop. Add a large rhinestone on the center of the medallion adhering it with the On Point Glue. This finishes the first card design.


Finishing the Second Embossed Design


Step 1

For the second invitation add printed ribbon using Tear It Tape just above the embossed area. Trim so it is flush with edges.


Step 2

To make a pocket card, cut about ⅜ x 5 inches strip of the front side of the card opposite to the embossed edge.


Step 3

Add Tear It Tape to the inside of the card along the bottom of the embossed area and the outside edge. Remove the backing and fold shut to make a pocket.


Step 4

Stamp with VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone and the “And They Loved Happily Ever After” sentiment (or sentiment stamp of choice). Print or order cards with the text printed on a 4 ½ x 6 inch size card, punch a hole at the top of the insert card and add a matching ribbon. This ads a bit of extra elegance while confirming to the recipient they should pull out the insert card.


If you Do Not Have an Embossing Machine…


Step 1

Stamp a large flourish stamp with the VersaMark watermark ink on kraft paper, only covering 1/3 of the card front. Apply embossing powder over the stamped area, shake off excess and heat set with a heat tool.


Step 2

Add ribbon and further embellishments and follow the steps from second card design above.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 5 x 7 inch card base
  • 4 1/2 x 6 inch insert cards
  • Craft knife
  • Satin ribbons
  • Hole Punch
  • Printed cotton ribbon
  • Rhinestones or Pearls
  • Embossing folders
  • Die cutting machine
  • Flourish Background Stamp
  • Acrylic Block
  • Heat tool
  • Wedding-themed stamp

Learn How to Create a Beautiful Thank You Card with Ink Blending

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Learn How to Create a Beautiful Thank You Card with Ink Blending

For my card today, I have created a peacock inspired color blended background. I have used Versafine Clair Inks and Jumbo daubers which make blending super easy and seamless. Once the background was ready I used a beautiful lacy rubber stamp and the brand new Stazon Pigment Ink in white to stamp the image. This delicate image was crisp and beautiful. To finish the card I used a die cut and a sentiment. I also added gorgeous sparkle using the new Sheer Shimmer Stix.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rubber background Stamp
  • Doily die
  • Cardstock – White
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors