Dazzle Your Friends with Tantalizing Tangerine Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Handmade card with red rose on orange background Hero Arts crafts xoxo

Shades of Tangerine make for a really interesting and effective summertime vibe. Take a look at how blending 3 different shades of Tangerine can really make a resist embossed image come to life. I created this handmade card using my favorite ink pads in shades of orange.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes + dry time

Directions

VersaMark inkpad

Step 1

Stamp a large background image onto white cardstock using Versamark ink pad. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set until the powder is fully melted.


Step 2

Use a jumbo dauber and ink it using StazOn ink. Blend the edges of your embossed image with the StazOn ink. Use a damp cloth to wipe clean the embossed areas to remove the ink. Because StazOn ink actually sticks to the embossed areas, you need to wipe it clean immediately or the embossed areas will also become orange. Unlike the Memento Luxe and Radiant Neon inks that can easily be wiped clean off of the embossed areas once you are done blending.


Step 3

Next use another jumbo dauber and Radiant Neon ink and blend another section of your embossed image.


Step 4

Use the same dauber and lift some Memento Luxe ink in Morocco onto the dauber. Blend over the rest of your embossed cardstock piece. You can clearly see how the different colors of orange blend really well with each other makes the resist effect stand out.

Step 5

Open your irRESISTibles bottle and use the nozzle to splat some ink onto the embossed background. Leave to dry thoroughly. Add a chipboard flower, printed ticket and some embellishments to your Tangerine background. I love how the pink flower stands out against the orange background filled with texture.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Chipboard
  • Ticket
  • Sequins
  • Diamante
  • Foam tape
  • Heat gun
  • Hero Arts – stamp

 

See How to Make a Summer Card with Cool Lemonade

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

hello summer card lemonade

 

Nothing says summer to me like a tall, frosty glass of lemonade. Unless it’s a tall, frosty pitcher of lemonade as a die cut on a handmade card! The liquid effect inside the pitcher was inspired by toys we had as kids; namely the baby bottles that looked like the liquid was disappearing as the toy tipped over. By sandwiching the mixture of Memento Luxe and Ink Potion No. 9 between two pieces of clear plastic, the liquid is contained but still moveable—light finger pressure changes the position of any air bubbles, etc. making it perfect for liquid effect layers on active cards and an alternative motion element to shakers. To learn more about how I created this, hop over to Imagine’s Youtube Channel and watch the video tutorial!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Card Stock – white, yellow,
  • DCWV– terra cotta, green
  • Clear acetate
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Homespun dies
  • Darice – Multi-Sized Dots embossing folder
  • Heat tool
  • Die cut machine
  • Woodburning tool with stencil tip
  • Ribbon
  • Everyday Expressions – Stampabilities
  • Studio Calico – Pick a Plaid
  • Acrylic block
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape

Make a Summer Lovin’ Mixed Media Calendar

by Renee Zarate

Make a Summer Lovin' Mixed Media Calendar

Today is National Best Friends Day! I thought these two dolls could look like a pair of best friends. This mixed media calendar project can be placed on a bulletin board or made in art journal as a two page spread. While project incorporates techniques and textures, it also has the added fun of writing each day’s activities in the small woven calendar boxes. Create one for each month of the year and then bind them together in a diary to look back on later.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2-3 hours

Directions

Make a Summer Lovin' Mixed Media Calendar
Step 1

Prepare the background paper. This particular calendar is an 11 x 14 piece of Strathmore 140# Mixed Media paper that had been used to blot off ink from a previous project. I love reusing paper in this way to add to the chaos of mixed media projects. If you are start fresh then use texture paste to create dimension on random parts of the paper. After you have let that dry, now it is time to add color. At the top of the paper, apply Memento Luxe Teal Zeal ink, Bahama Blue Fireworks Spray, and spritz water to allow the colors to blend together. Apply more water and let the inks run down the paper. Use a heat tool to set the color. Next, apply Memento Luxe Morocco ink to the bottom of the paper with a large dauber. Deepen the color by applying Radiant Neon Electric Orange on top of the Morocco ink. Spritz with water, allow the inks to mingle. Blot slightly with a paper towel, and dry with a heat tool. For the last layer, apply Memento Luxe Dandelion to the center of the page, spray with water, allow the color to blend then dry.


Step 2

Use alphabet and number stencils for the date and season. Use Art Ventures Graphite texture paste to make the letters pop forward. Very carefully lift the stenciling pieces straight up and wash them thoroughly to remove all of the paste. Allow to dry thoroughly so as to avoid smearing it.

Prima – Julie Nutting Doll Stamp
Step 3

Die cut the butterflies from coordinating patterned paper and set aside. Stamp dolls with StazOn Jet Black ink, color them with Memento Markers and cut them out.


Step 4

Make the woven mat for the calendar days by cutting 5 strips of paper measuring 1 inch x 7 ¼ inches. These strips will be woven across. Then cut 7 strips of the same paper to measure 1 inch x 5 ¾ inches for the downward strips. Secure the weaving with tape on the backside. Use a number stamp set to stamp the calendar numbers in each weave square. Ink the entire piece with Memento Luxe Morocco.


Step 5

Using a strong adhesive, adhere the woven calendar to the background page. Add Washi tape for extra decor. Attach the butterflies across the top on with On Point Glue. Add some butterflies to the skirt and shoes of the doll on the right. Attach the stamped dolls to each side of the calendar. Ink the edges of the mixed media paper with Brilliance Pearlescent Rust ink. Finish with any additional detailing as you feel is right for the design. Have fun!

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Make an Eye-popping Neon Hello Card for Your Friends

by Mischelle Smith

I’m so excited with Imagine’s new On Point Glue and wanted to test drive it with one of my favorite trends – stacking die cuts. I’m very pleased with this glue and my results. On Point Glue is easy to use and the fine-tipped applicator works great for applying glue exactly where I want it!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Step 1

Attach “Entangling Thread” stencil to card front with washi tape. Using Jumbo Dauber apply color. Remove stencil. Attach Bittersweet Mini stencil to card front using washi tape and repeat technique to create the layered effect.

Step 2

Die cut ‘hello’ four times. On one ‘hello’ die cut apply Radiant Neon ink directly to the ‘hello’ cut. Apply On Point Glue to the backside of one ‘hello’ die cut and attach to card front as shown. Continue to layer ‘hello’ die cuts until you have finished. Make sure the die cut with color added is the last layer attached.

Step 3

Remove applicator from irRESISTible Texture Spray and use it to flick drops of spray on the card front. Finish the card with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz to add that extra bit of sparkle and shine.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Close To My Heart – Notecard, White Daisy cardstock
  • Stencil Girl – Entangling Thread Stencil, Bittersweet Mini
  • Lawn Fawn – Hello Die
  • Die cutting machine
  • Washi tape

Create Two Bright and Vivid Hearts of Gold Cards

Imagine’s theme for the month of February is “Heart of Gold.” Our artist have met the challenge with  bright and vivid colors as well as the narrative element the theme evokes. Alison Heikkia went for a super bright alternative card blending neon pink, yellow and coral with gold shimmer. While Tenia Nelson utilized white space to focus the eye on a gorgeous geometric embossed heart and using the direct sentiment “You have a Heart of Gold”.

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Alison started off by dotting 3 Radiant Neon reinker colors onto a palette. She then brayered to blend them, and then rolled the brayer across the cardstock. Using a combination of Fireworks, Lightning Black Brilliance and Delicata, Alison went all in to add shimmer. Notice the gold edging is simply her fingerprints. Gush! Alison’s card base was sprayed with Sweet Plum Fireworks! then edged with Golden Glitz ink and Sweet Plum Memento marker.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Palette
  • Andy Skinner Stamp Set – Handle with Care
  • Mixed media paper
  • Brayer
  • Sweet Stamp Shop – Thankful

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Tenia made this super fun card and here is her quick summary of how to do it yourself!

I started by stamping and adding embossing on heart image. Then stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. On white cardstock, I added splatter using Gold All-Purpose Ink and Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Then added washi tape and sticker stitches to the image panel.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Neat and Tangled – Stamps
  • Paper
  • Sequins
  • Paintbrush (or other tool to splatter with)
  • Washi
  • Stickers
  • Heat tool
  • Scissors
  • Foam tape
  • Adhesive

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Welcome Little Ones with a Neon Wintergreen Gift Tag

by Roni Johnson

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag.

Create a fun tag to welcome in that little one with die cut embellishments and layers of Radiant Neon inks. Customize any project by creating a brand new color of ink by layering (not blending) Radiant Neon Electric Blue and Electric Green inks as I did on this darling little mixed media tag.

Directions

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag. Mixing inks with a sponge dauber.

Here is a swatch card to illustrate how the color is created. A color that I like to call Electric Wintergreen.

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag. Gift tag.

Step 1

Sponge Electric Green ink over the entire tag. Let the ink dry completely before step 2.

Step 2

Sponge Electric Blue ink over the Electric Green creating an entirely new color…wintergreen! Let dry.

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag. Creative Medium.

Step 3

Position stencil over the tag and temporarily secure.

Step 4

Spread Green Creative Medium over the stencil with a palette knife.

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag. Creative Medium helps create texture.

Step 5

Carefully remove the stencil and clean.

Step 6

Once the initial layer of Creative Medium has dried, reposition the stencil on the bottom half of the tag and apply Creative Medium to this portion of the tag.

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag. Welcome letters and baby script letters. Safety pin.

Step 7

Die-cut desired pieces from white cardstock.

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag. Die cut of a onesie.

Step 8

Custom color each die-cut as desired. Apply Shimmer Pico Embellisher to heart, “baby” and “welcome” for additional depth and dimension.

Imagine Artist Roni Johnson layers Radiant Neon Green and Blue to create Neon Wintergreen for this cute Welcome Baby tag.

Step 10

Adhere the die-cuts and additional embellishments to the tag as desired.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Cardstock
  • Tag
  • Polka dot stencil
  • My Favorite Things – die cuts
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Adhesive

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