How to Create Color Swatches for Handmade Christmas Cards

ink colors for christmas cards

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you how I swatch out my favorite ink colors for my handmade Christmas cards. I usually choose the classic reds and greens for the holidays and then add some additional colors like a brown/green and purple/red color to compliment. These additional colors I used for stamping images like twigs and berries or shading tones. Another feature in this video, I show how these water-based inks can easily be used for watercolor effects. Each time I stamp with a color, I also lift the color with a paintbrush and color to create a soft finish.

These amazing Color Combo stamp & die sets from Waffle Flower Crafts are amazing and I can’t wait to get started on creating color swatches for all my ink pad families. Swatching colors helps generate more crafting ideas and helps you imagine how colors can be used together.

Skill: All levels
Time: Varies on the number of ink pads

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower Crafts Stamp & Die Combo set – https://bit.ly/33hW8Cm
  • White cardstock
  • Stamp Press – Couture Creations
  • Guillotine – Tonic

Quick & Easy Projects – Create a Love Heart Valentine’s Card


by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I am sharing how I create quick and easy Valentine’s Day Cards for family and friends. I love sharing the love with friends and these cards are perfect for them. You can even get your kids to make them for loved ones that are how easy they are to make. Using Memento ink, VersaFine Clair and a few easy steps you too can create these fun cards in just a few minutes.


VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Memento in Lady Bug

Card and Envelope Set

 

Valentine-themed Stamps

Sheer Shimmer Spray

in Sparkle

 

Sponge Daubers

Craft Mat

 

Heart Stencil

Acrylic Block

Cardstock – Medium Pink

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

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Quick & Easy Projects: Create a Love Heart Valentine’s Card


by Annie Collins

A quick and easy Valentine’s Day Card using a variety of Imagine Crafts/Tsukeniko Products. This card is perfect for that special someone in your life or that great friend.


VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

VersaColor in Pink and Cardinal

Memento in Angel Pink

Tear It Tape

Card and Envelope Set

 

Maker’s Movement – Notes of Love Set

Sheer Shimmer Spray

in Sparkle

 

Sponge Daubers

Craft Mat

 

Heidi Swapp – Heart Stencil

Acrylic Block

Cardstock – Medium Pink

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

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Quick & Easy Projects: You’re Stinkin’ Cute Valentine’s Day Card


by Annie Collins

This Quick & Easy Project uses a variety of Imagine Crafts/Tsukeniko Products to create a fun and cute Valentine’s Day card perfect for the little ones in your life.


VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Delicata in Golden Glitz

Brilliance DewDrop in Pearlescent Orchid

Tear It Tape

Memento in Desert Sand


VersaMagic DewDrop in Jumbo Java

Card and Envelope Set

 

Lawn Fawn Stinkin Cute

On Point Glue

 

Sponge Daubers

Craft Mat

 

Jot Stencil – Racoon

Acrylic Block

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

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Quick and Simple Valentine’s Day Card with Memento Ink

by Lisa Mensing

In this today’s video, I’m sharing a card that is great for Valentine’s Day but could, easily, be used throughout the year, and it’s super simple to mass-produce. Memento Inks are the perfect ink for this quick and simple card because of the quick dry time, no worrying about smudged ink.

Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: varies on number of cards

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Simon Says Stamps And Dies ORNATE LOVE
  • Simon Says Stamp ORNATE LOVE
  • Simon Says Stamp ORNATE LOVE Wafer Dies
  • Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110# 8-1/2×11 250/pkg
  • MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
  • Sizzix White and Gray Sidekick Starter Kit

Imagine’s Valentines Day Guest Artists

Imagine's Valentines Day Guest Artists

Our Call for Art for Valentine’s Day was heard! We asked our community to submit any Valentine’s theme art using Imagine or Tsukineko products. We are happy to feature several Valentine’s Day cards for February!

Guest Artists

Fairuz Fabiha Valentine's Day Card You Make My Heart Sing

Fairuz Fabiha

“I’m 20 year old paper crafter. The card is actually the first valentine’s day card I’d ever created.” 

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kazuko kocho - Valentines day card to you from me

Kazuko Kocho

“[Valentine’s Day card design] It’s simple, just stamp and color. Stamp credit PennyBlack. Ink VersaFine Clair in Nocturne”

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Neva Cole

“For this Valentines Card design, I used Delicata Golden Glitz, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Fireworks in Angel Pink and Rose Bud, Ink Potion No. 9, Concord & 9th Geode Stamp Set, Geode Die Set.”

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whale you be my valentine

Angie Cimbalo

Whale You Be my Valentine? Super cute Narwhal Card Design.

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Alison Heikkila

I wanted to create a background with vibrant, blended color that was also super shimmery. Fireworks! Spray was the perfect product. The colors are so bold, and the shimmer is beautiful. Using a stencil and a few other simple products made this card come together very quickly.”

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Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please like, comment below or share on social media! Stay tuned for our next Art Call – Spring is Coming. 

Tasha Davies

I created this Love You Floral Valentines card using embossing powder and VersaMark!

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