This month Imagine and Rinea Foil are teaming up to bring you some amazing projects for the month of August and today I have a fun mermaid scales card for your most Mer-Mazing friend!
Time: 1 hour
Place a piece of white cardstock in a stamping aid and place the stamp over the cardstock in the desired position. Close the lid of the stamping aid to affix the stamp to the lid. Pounce VersaFine Nocturne ink over the stamp; close the lid to stamp the image onto the cardstock. Repeat this step if necessary to get a good impression. Leave the stamp affixed to the stamping aid.
Use an Exacto knife to cut away several scales from the image.
Use sponge daubers to apply Verdant, Paradise and Fantasia inks to the cardstock. Blend the inks where they meet.
Use a white gel pen to color in the dots on the scales.
Swipe the piece of cardstock with a Stamping Buddy or other anti-static tool. Place the piece of cardstock back into the stamping aid; apply VersaMark ink to the rubber stamp and close the lid to stamp the image over the first.
Sprinkle the image with Mboss Sparkle Embossing Powder, shake off excess and return to the pouch. Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.
Trim several colors of Rinea Foiled Paper to fit the openings in the scale pattern.
Affix these pieces to the backside of the card panel. Stamp sentiment onto a piece of vellum using Piano Black StazOn Pigment Ink. Tear away excess paper and affix this to the card using On Point Glue. Affix the card panel to a blue card base using Tear It! Tape.
- Joy Clair – Mermaid Tail
- Unity – Mer-mazing (sentiment)
- White & Blue Cardstock
- Exacto Knife
- Rinea Foiled Paper – Jade/Gold Glossy, Emerald/Gold Glossy, Turquoise/Gold Glossy, Sapphire/Gold Glossy, Lavender/Gold Glossy, Violet/Gold Glossy
- Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen
Today, I show you how to create a simple overlay background with Rinea foil paper over a Fireworks Shimmer Spray background for a Christmas card. In addition, I teach you how to use a simple masking technique to double your stamping effect as well as Memento markers to create dimension. Enjoy!
Time: 1 hour +
• Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray – Tangelo, Dandelion
• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
• Memento Markers – Cottage Ivy, New Sprout, London Fog, Tuxedo Black
• Irresistible Pico Embellisher – Gold Shimmer, Wedding Dress White
• On Point Glue
• Tear It! Tape
• Rinea Ebony Foil Paper – http://bit.ly/2zZa308
• Little Darlings Rubber Stamps – Tree line http://bit.ly/2PyzMHs and Mountains http://bit.ly/2ORquRI
• Whimsy Stamps – Everyday Scripted Sentiments http://bit.ly/2Ke3Sub
• Whimsy Stamps – Penguins Winter Adventure http://bit.ly/2A2uEku
• Paper Trimmer
• Masking Paper
• Watercolor Paper
• White Card Stock
• Heat Tool
Oh My….Gingerbread! That is the color of the month for November 2018 here at Imagine. Gingerbread is not only one of my favorite holiday treats but it is also one of my favorite colors. I have paired it with another of my holiday favorites…handcrafted ornaments! These star ornaments are so elegant looking on the tree and by making them with Rinea Foiled Papers they add loads of extra sparkle and shine to the mix.
Skill: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: 1 hour per ornament
Cut copy weight white paper 4.75” x 4.75”; cut the square into triangles as shown.
Cut Mocha/Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper into 5” squares then into triangles. Note: You will need 9-10 triangles per ornament.
Stamp each triangle with a variety of ornament peg stamps using VersaMagic Gingerbread and VersaFine Clair Acorn inks. Sponge edges with Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata ink.
Mount each stamped triangle onto each foiled paper triangle. Roll one side point and affix it to the center point; roll the other point around the side to form a cone. Affix with your favorite adhesive. Repeat until you have 9-10 cones.
Die-cut a circle from chipboard and one from gold foiled paper. Trim a 10” piece of stretch cord per ornament.
Punch a hole in the chipboard circle. Adhere to 8-10 cones around the circle.
Once all the cones are attached or glued down, insert a decorative brad in the center of the ornament to cover the tips of the cones.
Cover the back of the ornament with the gold foiled paper circle (to hide the brad); affix the stretch cord hanger. In the photo above, you can see that I have used a different color scheme.
Here I have made two versions of the same ornament one is using 10 cones in multiple colors and the other is 9 cones in gingerbread. Above is a comparison of the different looks. The 9 cone ornament is much wider/flatter look to it while the 10 cone ornament is more rounded with the original cone shape still intact. Both beautiful in their own way.
- Rinea Foiled Paper – Jolly Foiled Paper Pack; Mocha/Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper
- Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Embellished Holiday Wreath Peg Stamp Set; Happy Holidays Peg Stamp Set
- Joy Clair – Ugly Sweater Background Stamps
- White Copy Paper
- MFT – Scallop Circle Dies
- Fancy Brad
- Stretch Cord
Do you ever think about things too much when you know it’s not necessary? A great way to break up this thinking pattern is to turn to creative endeavors, to “free your mind” and create what the muse wants instead. This month we have the fun challenge of creating projects with Rinea foils. There are so many funs things you can do with these foils; you can stamp on it, paint, use with mediums or create 3D decorative projects. For my card I have used foils as an embellishment, check it out.
Time: 1 hour
Spray water onto watercolor paper, then spray Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays in Lady Bug, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves in different areas. The water will help these inks spread and blend on the paper.
Stamp the girl image with Jet Black StazOn ink. I decided to color with Prismacolor Marker Light Peach to color in the face. I colored the mouth and cheeks with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink. For the eyes, I used All-Purpose Ink in Sky Blue, for hair used Real Black and Thyme for the dress. Once all the ink is dry next fussy cut the image.
Cut out the butterflies from Rinea foil paper in various colors with either a die or a punch.
Adhere the girl image onto the card with On Point Glue. On Point Glue is perfect for these small pieces. Glue the butterflies to the top of her hair and forehead.
Stamp the sentiment “Free Your Mind”. Assemble card and add any additional personal touches.
- Watercolor paper
- Cardstock – white
- Rinea Foils – Jolly Variety pack; green, silver, gold, red
- Martha Stewart – Classic and Monarch butterflies punch
- Sentiment stamp
- Prismacolor Premier Marker – Light Peach
The holidays are almost here and there is nothing as iconic for Christmas as a gingerbread house during the holidays. When the kids have outgrown this tradition, it is still possible to recreate the fun by using your craft supplies. In today’s project, I used StazOn Studio Glaze to fill in some of the details of this gingerbread die.
Time: 1 hour
Using Spellbinders dies which includes two layered pieces, die cut the Gingerbread House from Rinea’s Glossy Mocha/Gold Foil. Die cut the second Gingerbread House base piece from Rinea’s Glossy Copper/Gold Foil. Use On Point Glue to adhere the layers together.
Using StazOn Studio Glaze in Valentine, add color to the candy dots in the Gingerbread House.
Continue adding color using assorted StazOn Studio Glaze colors between the die cut elements of the Gingerbread House. Allow each color to dry before moving onto the next color.
Cut cardstock and pattern paper to fit a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card base. Die cut large ovals from cardstock and pattern paper. Ink the edges with VersaMagic in Gingerbread, then adhere to the card. Stamp the phrase with VersaFine Clair in Fallen Leaves, cut to fit and mat with cardstock.
Adhere the Gingerbread House and phrase to the card with foam adhesives for dimension. Finish the card with any additional personal touches!
- Rinea Foiled Papers – Earth Tones Foiled Paper Variety Pack
- Bazzill Cardstock – brown, white
- Graphic 45 – Pattern Paper
- Spellbinders Dies
- Hero Arts Stamp
- Foam Adhesives
Hello crafty friends, today I have a quick and easy way to create special effects on your cards with a stamped foil background. During this month we have two challenges, to use Rinea Foiled Paper and to use the gingerbread color. To be honest, it as a little difficult for me to define the gingerbread color because in Imagine we have many options of colors of inks, so I used StazOn Gothic Purple, which is not a gingerbread tone, with papers on the line of gingerbread.
Time: 30 minutes
I stamped several times the Lineal Floral Background from Pinkfresh Studios over a piece of Glossy Marigold/Gold Rinea Foil Paper using the StazOn Gothic Purple and let the ink dry for a few minutes. Misti or Stamparatus are fantastic tools in this process because you don’t need to move or re-position your paper or stamp to re-stamp your image in the same place.
I cut the background with a postage die cut to resize the layer and make it more attractive.
On the above photo, you can notice the fabulous texture created over the Rinea Foil Paper with this ink.
To finalize my card, I created a Cajun Craze card base and the second layer in Very Vanilla cardstock that I used as the mat for the Stamped Foil Background. I pasted the stamped piece directly over the cardstock using Tear Tape It! Then, using a Simon Say Stamp Wafer Dies Good Vibes, I cut the word friend using the same colors of cardstock and complemented with the “thanks” word that I stamped over an oval die cut with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
- Pinkfresh Studio – Lineal Floral Background
- Simon Say Stamp – Wafer Dies Good Vibes
- Hero Arts – Oval Nesting Die Cuts, Postage Die Cuts
- Cardstock – Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
- Rinea Foiled Paper – Glossy Marigold, Gold
- Stamparatus or Misti Stamping Tool
- Big Shot Die Machine