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
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a swatch card to illustrate how the color is created. A color that I like to call Electric Wintergreen.
Sponge Electric Green ink over the entire tag. Let the ink dry completely before step 2.
Sponge Electric Blue ink over the Electric Green creating an entirely new color…wintergreen! Let dry.
Position stencil over the tag and temporarily secure.
Spread Green Creative Medium over the stencil with a palette knife.
Carefully remove the stencil and clean.
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.
Die-cut desired pieces from white cardstock.
Custom color each die-cut as desired. Apply Shimmer Pico Embellisher to heart, “baby” and “welcome” for additional depth and dimension.
Adhere the die-cuts and additional embellishments to the tag as desired.
Halloween is a time associated with candy and kids – so what better way than to create little treat bags for the older kids in the family so they can join in the fun. A quick tag to decorate the candy bags is a fun and festive way of getting in the mood and celebrate this holiday.
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes + dry time
Position a stencil onto a white tag. Add a small amount of StazOn Studio Glaze onto your finger and rub through the stencil. TIP: The glaze will run and bleed under your stencil but this is part of the charm. It creates a gorgeous textured and dimensional effect.
Once the Glaze is dry, ink around the edges using a sponge dauber and Radiant Neon ink. TIP: I used a textured stamp and
VersaFine Smokey Grey to add additional stamping over the green inked border.
Place some seam binding ribbon on your craft mat. Press green and orange Radiant Neon inks onto the ribbon and mist with water. The water will make the inks blend and bleed into the ribbon and each other. Once dry the color will lighten slightly.
Punch a Halloween sentiment from paper and ink the edges using Memento ink.
Assemble the tag by adhering the punched sentiment and adhere the ribbon in a bow to the top of the tag. Attach the tag to a candy filled treat bag using orange bakers twine.