Using Reinkers To Create Easy Colorful Backgrounds On Cards

by Nadine Carlier

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I used Radiant Neon Reinkers to create colorful and easy background on my cards. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine

Radiant Neon Reinker – Electric Pink, Electric Orange, Electric Yellow, Electric Green, Electric Blue, Electric Purple

Other

Poppystamps Dies

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Create a Cool Houndstooth Heart Card Using Radiant Neon and Delicata Inkers

By Alison Heikkila

I love to stretch my craft supplies, so finding new ways to use things always makes me happy. Today, I will share a fun way to use your luscious Radiant Neon and Delicata Metallic Inkers. This particular card was made for Valentine’s Day, but you can easily change out the colors, shapes, and stencil for any occasion.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Start by placing a heart shape onto your work surface. I used Gel Press Petite but if you don’t have any but you do have a Gel Press, you can easily free-hand cut or die-cut a shape of your choosing after you’ve made your print. Apply a drop or two of the Electric Pink Radiant Neon Inker on to the right side of the heart, and the Electric Coral Radiant Neon Inker on the left.

 

Step 2

Smooth and blend the colors with a brayer.

 

Sep 3

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top of the heart and lay a piece of copy paper on top of that. Press the paper with your hand to lift the color from the open areas of the stencil. Pull the paper off, and you have the beginning of a print for a later date.

Step 4

Leave the stencil in place and apply a few drops of Delicata Silvery Shimmer Inker onto the heart. Roll out the color with your brayer.

 

This photo shows how the ink colors look on the plate, before lifting the stencil.

Step 5

Lift the stencil off of the heart and apply a new piece of copy paper to the heart. Smooth the paper onto the heart with your hands (or you can use your brayer), and pull the print. Now you have the positive and negative spaces filled with color, using only reinkers! once the paint is dry, you can cut the shape out. You may want to use a heat tool for this since this ink is a pigment ink and takes a long time to dry.

 

Step 6

For the stenciled panel, cut a piece of black cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4.”

Step 7

Lay the Houndstooth stencil on top and apply Silvery Shimmer ink (I used the pad) to the center of the panel with a blending brush. I kept the color heavy in the middle and faded it as I worked my way out in circular motions.

Step 8

Stamp a sentiment in the lower right corner using the same ink.

 

Step 9

Apply a few drops of the Golden Glitz Inker to an acrylic block and flicked the color off the block with a paintbrush.

 

Step 10

Once the panel is dry, apply it to a gray card base and adhered the heart on top, at an angle.

Supplies:

Imagine:

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Pink

• Radiant Neon Inker – Electric Coral

• Delicata Inker – Silvery Shimmer

• Delicata Inker – Golden Glitz

• Delicata Ink Pad – Silvery Shimmer

 

Other:

• A Colorful Life Designs – Houndstooth Stencil

• Gel Press – Petites: Lovely Days

• Speedball – Brayer

• Stampendous – POP Hydrangea Stamp Set

• Recollections – Black and Gray Cardstock

• Acrylic Block

• Makeup Blending Brush

• Copy Paper

• Paint Brush

 

Learn How To Create A Layered Rose Stamp With Stazon Pigment

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Learn How To Create A Layered Rose Stamp With Stazon Pigment

I have used one of my all-time favorite Rose stamp for today’s card project. I love this stamp because of its realistic layering effect. To achieve this beautiful layering I used a couple of ink types today. I used the Memento Inkpads, our brand new Stazon Pigment inks, Radiant Neon inkpad, and VersaMagic inkpads & I was very happy to see the final outcome and the way they all work together.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew Stamp & Die set – Vintage Roses
  • Card Stock – White, Kraft
  • Scissors
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Double-sided Tape

Learn How to Blend Ink using Shimmer Stix

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Blend Ink using Shimmer Stix

New products are always fun but they are even MORE fun when it sparkles which is exactly what Shimmer Stix has in spades. It’s the same beautiful Shimmer Spritz Spray in a fun new package. AND this card is doing double duty by picking up on the Color of the Month – Living Coral but with a twist, it is a combination of 2 Radiant Neon colors blended together to make one with the help of Shimmer Stix.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75 x 5 inches. Rub Radiant Neon Electric Coral on the upper portion of the card panel. Rub Electric Orange Radiant Neon Ink directly over the Electric Coral. Rub Electric Orange Radiant Neon Ink directly over the Electric Coral.


Step 2

Use the Shimmer Stix to blend and drag the inks together down the length of the panel.


Step 3

This blends the ink and colors the panel with shimmer at the same time. It’s hard to show the truly beautiful shimmer you get from the Shimmer Stix but this photo captures a bit of that shimmer and sparkle.


Step 4

Cut a cover-up using the Gina Marie Flower Burst Trio Cover Plate on white cardstock. Mount the cover up onto the Shimmer Blended card panel and affix to a black card base.


Step 5

Cut three “Sparkle” sentiments, one from blue cardstock and two from black cardstock.


Step 6

Use On Point Glue to glue the layers together with the blue on top. Apply a layer of Shimmer irRESISTible Pico Embellisher to the sentiment and let dry. Add a dot of Electric Blue irRESISTible Pico Embellisher to the center of each flower. Adhere the sentiment to the card using On Point Glue. Just look at that beautifully blended shimmer!!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gina Marie – Flower Burst Trio Cover Plate
  • Queen and Co – Sparkle Sentiment Die-cut
  • Cardstock – White, Black, Blue

Learn How To Use Rose Gold Shimmer Stix For A Beautiful Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How To Use Rose Gold Shimmer Stix For A Beautiful Card

The new Sheer Shimmer Stix shows the range of products from Imagine and how the control of the dauber adds just the right amount of shimmer and shine to any crafting projects. Take a look at how this die-cut element is transformed into the star of the show with a few strokes of genius using the clever new Shimmer Stix.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Use a pre-cut heart or download the cut file from the link in the products list below and cut with a Cricut machine. Create the die-cut heart and take it apart. Use a jumbo dauber and blend Radiant Neon Coral around the outside edges.


Step 2

Use the Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix to add shimmer over the inked heart.


Step 3

Use the same Shimmer Stix to add color and shine to the outside of the die-cut heart. Leave to dry.


Step 4

Ink a chipboard sentiment using Radiant Neon Coral ink pad.


Step 5

Ink the chipboard sentiment with VersaMark ink pad and sprinkle with glitter embossing powder. Heat the powder until fully melted with your heat gun. Use On Point Glue to adhere the outside and the inner of the die-cut heart to the front of your folded card.


Step 6

Use Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to add colored splats to the background of your card and leave the ink drops to dry. Adhere the embossed sentiment to the front of the card and finish off diamanté. The shimmer created by the embossed sentiment and that of the Sheer Shimmer Stix and Spritz makes for an amazing shiny card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

See How to Use Inkers for a Mixed Media Tag

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Use Inkers for a Mixed Media Tag

This month’s color, Coral offers so many possibilities. I pulled out all my products in those shades and created a bright and beautiful gift tag perfect for tying around a gift. I love making tags instead of cards – so quick and easy and just the right size to experiments and create some fun effects.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Add a few drops of dye ink refill ink onto watercolor paper and mist with water. Keep adding drops of ink and mist with water until you are happy with the look.


Step 2

Use a tag template and cut your colored paper into a tag shape.


Step 3

Stamp birds and sentiment onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.


Step 4

Add a few drops of re-inker ink onto your craft mat. Mist water next to the ink. Pick up a small amount of water and mix with the ink and then paint your bird images.


Step 5

Mist your tag and painted birds using Shimmer Spray in Frost. It gives the end product a beautiful shimmer.


Step 6

Trim your sentiment strip and adhere it to the bottom of your tag. Adhere to the painted birdie above the sentiment. Add additional stamped detail to the left of the tag and the background. Use inks to add splatters over the tag for some interest.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock – white
  • Stampers Anonymous – stamp
  • Paint brush
  • Watercolor paint