Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop Day 1

In this week’s blog hop, we are pairing our ink with Precious Remembrance Shop stamps to make a perfect match! Precious Remembrance is a maker of photopolymer clear stamps that offers a super cute style with a variety of options for cardmaking and scrapbooking.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to leave comments (one per blog, per day) during these 2 days so you can be entered to win a School Days & Totally Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop or a $30 Imagine Gift Card!!! Winners will be announced on the Precious Remembrance and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month.

Let’s get started!


Lisa Elton 

Kelly Lunceford

Greta Hess 

Helen Gullett

Rosemary Dennis

Steph Ackerman

Melissa Andrew 

Nadine Carlier 

Martha Lucia Gomez 

Roni Johnson

Jowilna Nolte 

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Iris Rodriquez

Elina Stromberg 

Kassy Tousignant

Jennifer Vanderbeek

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Make a Complex Looking Card with a Few Simple Steps

by Renee Zarate

Make a Complex Card with a Few Simple Steps Dina Wakely stamps

I love Dina Wakley’s and Jane Davenport’s cool mixed media and feminine style. Usually, I take the extra time to make master boards to create mood, work with layers and layers of ink and craft products to create a mixed media design. But, today I decided to keep it simple. You can still make an artsy, grungy, quick card for any occasion without having pull out all your art supplies. This card can be completed with only a few simple steps.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes


Dina Wakley Grunge Silhouette with Memento Luxe Teal Zeal ink
Step 1

Stamp with the Dina Wakley Grunge Silhouette with Memento Luxe Teal Zeal ink and heat set. Since the stamp design itself includes the text, it gives the appearance that I did more work here.

Dina Wakley - Grunge Silhouette stamp hand script stamp with VersaMark ink and emboss with Imagine's Candy Red Embossing powder
Step 2

Stamp the hand script stamp with VersaMark ink and emboss with Imagine’s Candy Red Embossing powder and melt with a heat tool.

Dina Wakley - Grunge Silhouette stamp Jane Davenport - Washi tape
Step 3

Apply Jane Davenport Washi tape as desired (paint swatch spots in the above image). Ink the edges of the panel using Memento Luxe Teal Zeal. Use Tear It Tape to attach the panel to a blank white card base and you have completed a great looking card!


  • Dina Wakley – Grunge Silhouette stamp, Script stamp
  • Heat tool
  • Jane Davenport – Washi tape
  • Cardstock – White
  • Cardbase – White

Cute and Simple Magenta Greeting Card Inspiration

Cute and Simple Magenta Greeting Card Inspiration

Hello There Friend Greeting Card by Tenia Nelson

Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a super fun card made with Imagine and Tsukineko products. Magenta is such a beautiful color and makes a great color theme for a craft project or handmade card. I made this easy CAS card for today’s post — Check it!

I started by adding Rose Bud Fireworks Craft Spray onto white cardstock to add some shimmer and color to the background. Then I stamped the Hello Friend sentiment onto journal cardstock using Lilac Posies Memento Ink. This color is a bit darker and richer than Rose Bud and thought it worked well. Next, I added more Rose Bud Fireworks spray onto scrap white cardstock, and die cut with a heart die after it was dry. Fireworks can do a lot as a craft spray. I went heavy on the die cut cardstock in order to get a good saturation for the little hearts. Next, I attached the hearts onto the journal card panel and attached the entire journal card onto the splatter panel. My favorite finishing touch is to add washi and sticker stitches. And finally, adhere the image panel onto a blank card base and it is ready to gift!


  • Reverse Confetti – Stamp
  • Cardstock
  • Washi Tape
  • Sticker Stitches
  • Spellbinders – Heart Die
  • Die cut machine
  • Ink blending tool

Watercoloring with Fireworks! by Elina Stromberg

Watercolor patterns continue to be popular among paper crafters. Take off the cap from Fireworks and Cherry Blossom Walnut Ink spray bottles and drop a few ink droplets on the craft mat or a paint palette. Using plenty of water, paint the background with light pink Walnut Ink. Before the paper is dry, add highlights with vivid pink Fireworks and let the colors mix. Dry with a heat gun or let air dry. Apply Memento ink of the desired color on the flower stamp. Mist gently with water. Stamp the flower images on the watercolor background. Let dry or dry with a heat gun. When using layered images stamp the lighter background color first before using a darker one for the upper layer. Dry each layer before stamping the next. Dip a small paint brush in the Fireworks ink. Tap the brush to create a splatter effect on the background. Let dry. Stamp the “hello my friend” sentiment, trim the card front to size, mat on magenta paper, and adhere to the card base and you are ready to go!


  • Mixed media cardstock or watercolor paper – white
  • Cardstock – magenta
  • Stampin Up– ‘Too Kind’ Stamp
  • Sizzix – ‘Hello’ Stamp
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Water in a spritzer
  • Double-sided tape
  • Paper trimmer

Memento Inkpad – Gray Flannel, Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies

Easy Polka Dot Magenta Butterfly Card by Mischelle Smith

We were challenged this May to use the color magenta in our craft projects. I wanted to create an easy, sophisticated card with pops of magenta. Adding magenta to my card in just three places really focuses on and highlights the pops of color.  This easy card can be replicated in any color palette and for any occasion – making it a great go-to design when you need a quick and easy card!

Cut cardstock 4 ¼” x 11”. Score at 5 ½” to create card base. Ink largest image (background stamp image) with Gray Flannel Memento ink. Stamp onto card base. Ink leaf stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp. Repeat two more times or as desired. On scrap paper stamp the” journal box” images and “You More” saying, as shown, with Gray Flannel. On scrap paper stamp, with Lilac Posies Memento ink, butterfly and heart. Cut out butterfly and heart. Gently ‘roll’ the wings of the butterfly around a pencil to form their shape. Attach metallic silver thread to back of the butterfly and attach butterfly and heart to the card as shown. With a small butterfly paper punch – punch a butterfly on a scrap of vellum paper. Attach to butterfly as shown. Add two bitty sparkles to vellum butterfly. Stamp ‘love’ inside journal block with Lilac Posies Memento ink. Use foam tape to attach to card. Spritz card with several sprays of Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz to finish.


  • CTMH – Stamps – Documenting Moments, Brushed Workshop
  • Prima – Jamie Dougherty Florals
  • Silver Metallic Thread
  • Foam Tape
  • White Cardstock
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Score Board
  • Scissors


Learn A New Creative Hack with Layered Stamps

by Martha Lucia Gomez


blue gold thank you card tsukineko Layered Dahlias Stamp Set

Layering stamps is a very popular in the crafting world. A lot of stamp companies are designing stamp sets that have complimentary details such as a flower with the inner stigma and leaves with the inner veins. Instead of focusing so much on getting all the ink layers to line up, I thought it would be cool to deviate from the norm and use the layers as shadows. With this simple technique, you can create a fresh look with your layered stamp set that will spark imagination in your DIY project.

I started this project by using Tsukineko’s Azure StazOn to stamp one of the corresponding layers onto blue cardstock. StazOn is like an alcohol ink and will dry rather quickly but be sure it is completely dry before moving on. Next, I stamped VersaMark ink with the outline image over the StazOn layers, and heat embossed with Imagine’s Gold Embossing Powder. Since StazOn dries so quickly (even faster than a dye ink) the embossing powder does not stick to the base stamp. This is exactly what I wanted because the effect will be the shadow image. The gold pops forward while the blue recedes into the background. To finish, I cut the word “Thanks” using gold foil paper and fun foam. I attached “Thanks” using On Point Glue and adhered everything together on a white card base using double-sided Tear It Tape.

DIY crafting embossing


  • Cardstock – white, dark blue
  • Peek-a-boo Stamps – Layered Dahlias Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawn –  Thanks Die Cut
  • Fun Foam
  • Gold Foil Card Stock

Learn to Customize Your Planner with Vertigo and Craft Sprays

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Imagine Artist Martha Lucia Gomez personalizes planner pages with Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink and Imagine’s Vertigo mixed media sheets.

When I created my planner, I decided to include white pages and create my own art page. Today, I am sharing with you how I made one of these pages using Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink Spray, and VersaFine. I will also share how to make die cut embellishments using Vertigo, Brilliance and StazOn inks for extra planner inspiration.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour


 Imagine Artist Martha Lucia Gomez personalizes planner pages with Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink and Imagine’s Vertigo mixed media sheets.

Step 1

Spray Walnut and Fireworks! inks on the blank page  about 10 inches away.  The Walnut Ink takes a few moments to dry and the Fireworks dries immediately. Spray until desired color is achieved. TIP: Working with spray ink is a real pleasure because the results are unpredictable. Theoretically, spraying near to the paper will obtain a darker or concentrated color, and spraying very far will have the opposite effect.

Imagine Artist Martha Lucia Gomez personalizes planner pages with Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink and Imagine’s Vertigo mixed media sheets.

Step 2

Prepare the stamps of your choice to decorate the newly inked page. Stamp large image (guitar in the photo) with VersaFine – Onyx Black and additional images (music notes) with VersaFine – Vintage Sepia. Be sure to leave free space on this page for journaling.

Imagine Artist Martha Lucia Gomez personalizes planner pages with Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink and Imagine’s Vertigo mixed media sheets.

Now that we have a free-flowing journal page in our more structured planner, let’s talk embellishments. Planners become more unique and personal when you add more elements. Take a look of the die cuts created using Vertigo colored with two different types of ink–Brilliance and StazOn.

Directions for Vertigo Embellishment

Imagine Artist Martha Lucia Gomez personalizes planner pages with Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink and Imagine’s Vertigo mixed media sheets.

Step 1

Use two die cuts shapes–one medium oval and a smaller heart. Color of the vertigo pieces by applying Brilliance–Pearlescent Jade, Pearlescent Coral and Pearlescent Lime directly with the ink pad.

Imagine Artist Martha Lucia Gomez personalizes planner pages with Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink and Imagine’s Vertigo mixed media sheets.

Step 2 (Optional)

Emboss with a dot embossing folder.

Imagine Artist Martha Lucia Gomez personalizes planner pages with Fireworks! Craft Spray, Walnut Ink and Imagine’s Vertigo mixed media sheets.

Step 4

Attach finished Vertigo pieces to the planner pages as needed. You can use adhesive or staples.

Personalizing your planner is a fun way to express yourself while putting your craft collection to good use. Craft sprays, die cuts and mixed media surfaces like Vertigo are sure to give extra flare needed to set a planner apart from the rest.


  • Walnut Ink – Willow
  • Fireworks! – Bahama Blue, London Fog
  • VersaFine – Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia
  • Vertigo – Taffeta
  • Brilliance – Pearlescent Jade, Pearlescent Coral and Pearlescent Lime
  • StazOn – Cactus Green, Emerald City, Orange Zest, St Valentine and Blue Hawaii
  • Joy Clair – Joyful Noise Stamp Set
  • Acrylic block or stamp positioning tool
  • Die cuts of choice