Gnome Is Where The Heart Is

by Nadine Carlier

Gnome Is Where The Heart Is Greeting Card made with Tsukineko and Imagine Crafts inks.

See how to create a sky background with VersaMagic & Memento Inks and clouds with Radiant Amplify in my video tutorial below. This Gnome Is Where the Heart Is stamp set from Joy Clair is a great addition to your crafting collection. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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See How to Make Illustrious Lapis Blue Napkin Rings

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Bright Blue StazOn ink used to cover metal.

Spring has arrived and flowers are at their peak! Bring a stylish touch of spring to the table with handmade napkin rings that are full of blooming flowers. This Lapis blue arrangement will perfectly contrast any set of white napkins or compliment a blue dish set. Learn how to craft this super cute table decor for any special occasion.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + drying time

Directions

Step 1

Cover a 1 ¾ inch tube with a non-stick surface (or wax paper). Wrap around it the cotton cord in a width of 1 ½ inch and cover it with acrylic texture paste (alternatively a PVC glue will work well). Repeat to the number of napkin rings required and let them dry well before removing them.

Step 2

Die cut aluminum flowers using the medium and small flower dies. 1 medium and 4 small for each ring.

StazOn Ultramarine

Step 3

Cover the medium and half of the small flowers with the StazOn Ultramarine ink pad with the help of a sponge dauber.

Step 4

Create lines on the petals of the flowers with the Wedding Dress irRESISTible Pico embellisher and the Danube Blue irRESISTibles on the aluminium-colored flowers.

Step 5

Place dots in the center of the flowers with Amplify! White and heat activate for the puffing effect. Amplify is a unique texture paint that will change shape with heat activation.

Step 6

Arrange the position of flowers to be used on the ring and attach them on petals sides with On Point Glue.

Step 7

Cut a 25-inch cotton cord and make a couple of loops. Glue on the cotton ring and then place the flowers. I decided to end the project here, but if you have any other embellishments, sentiments or decoration in mind you can allow your creativity to flow! Creating the structure for the rings is one of the most important to get right and from there you can experiment and play. With a little further planning, Nadine’s Best Wishes card could be used as an invitation to a spring dinner party. Enjoy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Larger Than Life Technicolor Burlap Banner

by Jessica Litman

Spring fever has definitely sprung with crafting inspiration blogs going wild on the Internet. I have joined the craft craze with this burlap and die cut banner which is perfect to add bright inky colors and floral texture accents to any room in the home. Turn this tutorial into a wall hang, an Easter decoration or make multiple flag pieces for a giant banner.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Step 1

Cut out the floral template from the Silhouette paper cutter. Place the die on the Imagine craft mat. Using the Memento Dew Drop ink pads in Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Dandelion, cover the floral template with the textured stamps.

Step 2

Lay down another round of stamping and color with Cottage Ivy Memento.

Step 3

Finish the ink layering with Danube Blue Memento which ties together with all the other colors nicely.

Step 4

Using Amplify, add dots to the center of the flowers and to the circle ends of the leafy looking parts (and of course wherever else you see fit). Activate Amplify’s foamy texture quality with a heat tool. Much like embossing powder, you will know visually when the heat is working with Amplify. It’s so fun watching it foam up!

Step 5

Cut a piece of white card stock into a rectangle. Rub the Danube Blue Dew Drop on the edges of the card stock. Write a message or sentiment on the card stock using Memento marker.

Step 6

Fold burlap in half. Cut out a triangle at the bottom to make the flag banner shape. Attach the floral template to the burlap using the decorative brads. Attach card stock to inside the floral template on the burlap using safety pins. Hang on the wall and enjoy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stamps
  • Silhouette Cameo Paper Cutter with Floral template
  • DCWV Burlap Stack
  • Safety pins
  • brads
  • Card stock

Learn How to Use Radiant Neon Amplify! for Bright Results

by Neva Cole

This month our challenge was to create texture for the “Can You Feel Me?” concept. Neon Amplify is the ultimate texture product! I thought about ways I could use Amplify with mask sections of the card and came up with the following technique that uses painter’s tape and left-over sticker sheets. Never to waste product, the excess Neon Amplify! is brayered off on cardstock then used for the die cut sentiment. This technique is fun, messy and a great way to create a card that will brighten someone’s day with a colorful smile!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Neva Cole creates a handmade card with Tsukineko’s Radiant Neon Amplify. yellow, pink, orange, texture, die cut, masking tape, heat tool, die cut, xyron.

Step 1

Apply low-tack painters tape to a section of sticker backing sheet. The backing from a Xyron X machine is used here. Run the layer through and die cut ric rac.

Neva Cole creates a handmade card with Tsukineko’s Radiant Neon Amplify. yellow, pink, orange, texture, die cut, masking tape, heat tool.

Step 2

Apply painter’s tape to the card front and press down for good adhesion. The tape may be pieced to maximize the use of the die cut pieces.  100-pound weight card stock is used for the card as it will hold up to more aggressive techniques and allows the painter’s tape to be removed without damaging the cardstock.

Step 3

Apply Neon Amplify! in various colors in the open sections between the ric rac shape painter’s tape mask. Electric Pink, Electric Orange, and Electric Yellow are used here.

Step 4

Use an acrylic brayer to spread the Neon Amplify! in the open areas. Notice the extra section of painter’s tape to protect the open section of the card.

Step 5

Brayer excess Neon Amplify! onto a section of cardstock. Quickly clean the brayer with a baby wipe or warm running water.

Step 6

Heat card front with a heat gun to activate puffy texture in Amplify. When the Neon Amplify! is fully cured and puffed up, remove painter’s tape.

Step 7

Using the cardstock with the extra Neon Amplify! die cut the sentiment. Adhere the sentiment with On Point Glue.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Low-tack painter’s tape
  • Xyron backing sheet
  • Sizzix – Loops & Ric Rac
  • Echo Park – Sentiment Word Die Set
  • Acrylic brayer
  • Heat Gun
  • Die Cut Machine with extended plates

Make the Best Breakfast Eggs with Amplify!

by Alison Heikkila

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Hello! For the month of January, the Imagine team has been working with the theme “New Beginnings.” For me, a new beginning happens each and every day, and I like to start the day off with breakfast. I’m going to sound like a public service announcement, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day…so why not start it off with a smile? I was inspired by Lawn Fawn’s Love ‘N Breakfast stamps, and I thought Radiant Neon Amplify! would make fun egg accents, or ‘eggcents’, on a card.

Directions

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Step 1

Cut a 3″ x 3″ square of Canson Mixed Media Paper. Stamp the tray and eggs & bacon on to the square using Onyx Black VersaFine. You’ll see in the photo above that my sentiment is too long for my square. So I decided to stamp it out in sections. Of course, I don’t want to cut my sentiment, so I masked parts of it off with washi tape.

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Step 2

I worked from the end of the sentence backwards, as I found it was easier to stamp out the words where they needed to be. I left the “with a smile” exposed and covered the rest with the washi tape. Ink up the words, remove the washi tape, and stamp below the tray, in between the legs.

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow! masking a stamp techniqueCreating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow! Lawn Fawn breakfast tray

Step 3

Next, I covered everything but “morning” and stamped that right above the tray. I also added the same small heart that I put on the vase to the left side of the sentiment.

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Step 4

Color in the image using Memento Dual Tip Markers. I highly recommend Rhubarb Stalk and Desert Sand for the bacon.

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow! Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Step 5

To meg the eggs, I tried a few different ways, and used various products. I liked the Amplify! versions the best. Apply a large dot of Yellow Radiant Neon Amplify! below the colored in images. Take the white Amplify! and apply an uneven oval. Don’t make a circle, or it will look like a flower in the end. I made 2 at a time, then heated them together with my heat tool.Repeat this process across the bottom of the square. Word of caution: Be sure to thoroughly heat and dry the Amplify! or you could wind up with runny yolks. And that’s just no fun on your project.

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Step 6

Create a mat for the stamped image with Wedgewood blue colored cardstock, cut to 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4.”

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow! Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Step 7

Create another mat using a powder blue cardstock, cut to 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4.” Using Onyx Black VersaFine and more washi tape, stamp one of the toast pieces repeatedly onto the powder blue mat. The washi tape will stay sticky but won’t muck up your stamp as you repeat the process all over the background.

Step 8

After the toast has been stamped, edge the powder blue cardstock with Encore Ultimate Metallic ink in Blue.

Creating texture in your craft project or greeting card with Amplify! Alison Heikkila shows us how to make eggs using Amplify! White and Radiant Neon Yellow!

Step 9

Glue all of your layers together.

I am pretty happy with my little puffy eggs. I think they are just the right amount of dimension and silliness for the card. I hope you learned a couple of tricks. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine – Onyx Black
Memento Markers– Dandelion, Rhubarb Stalk, Desert Sand, Summer Sky, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Tangelo, Love Bug
Radiant Neon Amplify! – Electric Yellow, White
Encore! Ultimate Metallic Ink – Blue

Other

Lawn Fawn – Love ‘N Breakfast stamp set
Canson – Mixed Media Paper
Cardstock – wedgewoodblue,powder blue, white
Adhesive
Heat Tool

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Create Beautiful Winter Light

Winter Wonderland Candle Holder

by Terre Fry

Handmade wintery candle holder made out of a recycled bottle and Radiant Neon Amplify! in white by Terre Fry.

Living in Colorado means cold winter nights with snow falling on the ground making everything white and frosty. But I know not everyone is so fortunate to live in a winter wonderland, so I thought I would take a recycled glass bottle and create my own, indoors of course!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Using Gesso completely cover the brown glass bottle. Let dry.

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Step 2

Apply a thick coat of Amplify! in White over the Gesso.

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Step 3

Heat set the Amplify! using a heat tool, be careful not to hold it too close.

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Step 4

Spritz the bottle with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, let dry completely.

Step 5

Die cut snowflakes out of white cardstock and adhere to the bottle, embellish with rhinestone bling.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Empty bottle
  • Gesso – white
  • Spellbinders – Snowflake Die Templates
  • Cardstock – white
  • Beacon Adhesives – Zip Dry
  • Disposable foam paint brush
  • Want2Scrap – Silver Rhinestone Bling

 

 

 

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