Let’s Make a Steampunk Love Card

By Kathi Rerek

It’s Spring and love is in the air. Let’s combine the metallic look of Brilliance ink, the shimmer of Delicata Ink, pastel colors, and Steampunk imagery to create a Steampunk Love card.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time: 1 hour


Step 1:

Use a stamping platform and Starlite Black Brilliance ink to stamp the Steampunk Heart twice – once onto a 6” x 8” piece of Mixed Media paper and a second time onto Repositionable Label paper.  Heat set the Mixed Media paper panel.

Smoosh London Fog Memento ink onto craft mat. Spritz it with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Craft Spray.

Use a paint brush to color the center of the heart.

Step 2:

Fussy-cut the label paper heart and place it atop its counterpart on the image panel.

Step 3:

Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Summer Sky Memento Ink horizontally across the image panel. Don’t worry about leaving white areas.

Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Angel Pink Memento Ink onto the white areas of the image panel. You’ve now created a stormy sky!

Step 4:

Use a stamping platform to position the wing stamps facedown on the masked steampunk heart.

Ink with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink and stamp. Repeat if necessary to attain a clean image. Wipe remaining ink off of the stamp. Heat set the image panel.

Step 5:

Use a brayer to apply White Shimmer Delicata Ink to the wing stamps. Stamp.

Step 6:

Smoosh a 1” wide strip of white cardstock onto the Starlite Black Brilliance Pad. Smoosh a second 2” wide strip of white cardstock onto the White Shimmer Delicata Ink Pad.

Heat set both panels.

Step 7:

Apply Tear-It! Tape to the backs of both panels.

Use the “love” Shadow die to cut the White Shimmer Delicata inked cardstock.

Use the “love” die to cut the Starlite Black Brilliance inked cardstock.

Adhere the Starlite Black “love” die-cut to atop the White Shimmer Delicata “love” shadow die. Set aside.

Step 8:

Position the stamped image panel so that it’s horizontal on the stamping platform so that different cogs will be stamped along the edges of the image panel.

Step 9:

Position cog stamps from both Cogs Clear Stamp Set 2 and Cogs Clear Stamp Set 2, facedown on the left and right of what is now the top of the image panel. Ink the stamps with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink, stamp, and heat set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Position two different cog stamps from the same set facedown towards the center top edge of the image panel. Ink the stamps with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink, stamp, and heat set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Position a large cog stamp facedown in the center of the cogs. Ink the stamp with Starlite Black Brilliance ink, stamp, and set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Step 10:

Flip the image panel so that the clean edge is at the top of the platform. Repeat Step 9 to complete a second cog border.

Trim the image panel to 5.5” square and edge with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink. Heat set the entire panel.

Step 11:

Use White Shimmer Delicata Ink to sponge a piece of 5.75” square white cardstock. Heat set.

Step 12:

Cut a piece of 12×12 Avalanche cardstock to 6” x 12”, score, and fold to form a 6” square card.

Place a piece of scrap paper into the card. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Starlite Brilliance Ink to the outer .25” edges of the card. Heat set.

Step 13:

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the shimmery white 5.75” square to the card.

Adhere the image panel.

Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.

Art Supplies:

Imagine Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • 140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore
  • Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers
  • Avalanche White Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Steampunk Heart Clear Polymer Stamp by Lavinia Stamps
  • Wings Large Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Cogs 2 Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Cogs 3 Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Tonic Stamping Platform
  • Heat Gun by EK Success

Create Your Own Background to Make an Adorable Easter Card

By Kathy Pisupati

Good morning!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today I have a new tutorial for you.  Today’s project is an Easter card but it is also about creating your own backgrounds with Imagine Craft’s Ultimate Pigment Ink Refills!  If you don’t have much patterned paper this is an easy background using the refills and baby wipes!

Skill Level: Easy

Time to complete: 1 hour

Step 1

Cut a piece of a layering weight, white card stock to 4.25” x 5.5”.  This will be enough for three holders.  Grab your favorite ink refills.  For today’s card I used Imagine Craft’s Ultimate Pigment Ink Refills in Canary and Pink.  Grab a baby wipe and fold it up nicely.

Step 2

Dab your ink onto the baby wipe in an alternating order.

Step 3

Now just swipe across your card stock.  YES you will get messy!  But it’s fun.  You may need to add some more drops.  Make sure when swiping that you line up your baby wipe with the last swiped color as you move along.

Step 4

Time to get messy again!  We will spray Sheer Shimmer Spray in Gold all over the panel.  I use an old box and lay the panel inside.  This contains the spray a bit.  The sparkle of these sprays is so pretty and available in so many colors!


Step 5

I also unscrewed the top of the Shimmer Spray and splattered some random spots.  I splattered some small spots using metallic watercolor paint.

Step 6

Next, I cut some scalloped frames and glued them together with On Point Glue.  I used a coordinating pink card stock.  Trim the background panel to fit behind the frame and adhere with On Point Glue from Imagine Crafts.

 Step 7

I die-cut some an Easter Egg I had in my stash several times.  I used the scalloped frame to die-cut the edges so they would fit perfectly against the frame.  I also cut an additional egg to use as the main focal point. 

Step 8

I traced the actual die and cut a solid egg out.  I adhered this behind the main egg and adhered with glue.  I took the insides of the die cut and just painted some of the pink and yellow refill ink on alternating stripes I also added 2 gold stripes from a metallic card stock.

I stamped, colored and die-cut a cute bunny. I used alcohol markers but any coloring medium will work.  I stamped the Easter sentiment on the same pink card stock.  I used VersaMark Ink, covered with gold embossing powder and heated.  The sentiment, main egg and bunny are popped up with foam tape.  The entire panel is added to a horizontal folded A2 card base with foam tape as well.  The last thing I did was add a few confetti sequins!

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you! Please head over to the Imagine Crafts website to see all the beautiful products. Here is the link IMAGINE CRAFTS.


Imagine Crafts


  • Kat Scrappiness Rainbow Egg Die Set
  • Kat Scrappiness Boxed Sentiment Dies
  • Kat Scrappiness Hippity Hoppity Bunnies
  • Kat Scrappiness Hippity Hoppity Sentiment Stamps
  • Kat Scrappiness A2 Reversed Scallop Dies
  • Kat Scrappiness Mother of Pearl Solid Round Confetti
  • Scor-Pal scoring tool
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Teflon bone folder
  • Foam Tape

Two Watercoloring Techniques with StazOn Studio Glaze

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am sharing two ways to watercolor with StazOn Studio Glaze. 

In today’s video tutorial I am sharing two watercolor techniques. The first is traditional watercoloring with a watercolor brush and the second technique is the popular ink smooshing technique. Both are great ways to use StazOn Studio Glaze and I hope you hive it a try. Check out the video to see the process in action. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 2 hours

Art Supplies

Imagine Products:

• Brilliance Moonlight White Ink 

• VersaFine Clair Twilight 

• VersaMark Ink

• Sheer Shimmer Spray Sparkle 

• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Teal Zeal 

• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Shimmer 

• 1/4 inch Tear It Tape 

• Mboss Embossing Powder White 

• StazOn Studio Glaze Claret 

• StazOn Studio Glaze Gothic Purple 

• StazOn Studio Glaze Blue Hawaii 

• StazOn Studio Glaze Midnight Blue 

• StazOn Studio Glaze Cactus Green 

Other Products Used:

• Spellbinders Arches Dies

• Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura

• Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers

• The Greetery Pretty Postmarks

• Princeton Neptune Watercolor Brushes 2/4Round

• Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper