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Texture and Shine

Hello! This month, the Imagine team was challenged to make projects that included white, and/or Shimmer & Sparkle, so for this card I decided to go with both. Here's how to make it. Supplies: Imagine : Delicata Inkpads and Refills: Golden Glitz, Shimmery Silver Craft Mat Ink Potion No. 9 StazOn : Jet Black Amplify! : White irRESISTable : Pico Embellisher in Tuxedo Black & Wedding Dress Palette Knife Other : Spellbinders : Seth Apter Embossing Fold'er Gridiron Black and White cardstock Recollections: Brayer Stencil Girl : Urban Insiders Start Stencil Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue Directions: 1. Using the Golden Glitz and Shimmery Silver refill inks, squirt some of each on to your Craft Mat. 2. Sprtiz with Ink Potion No. 9 to help keep the inks wet, and to get them to move easier. 3. Using a brayer, roll and blend the colors together, covering the roller. Do not over mix the colors. 4. Roll the brayer over smooth black cardstock. I us

Candy Elf C

Merry Christmas Eve! Today I am sharing a card I made using the adorable Candy Elf C from A Day for Daisies . I made this card very graphic and bold. The elf was colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and then cut out. For my background, I laid down the Houndstooth stencil (one of my absolute favorites) from Stampendous (Dreamweaver), and spritzed it with a green Dylusions spray. I also flipped the stencil on to a another piece of cardstock to get the negative image and to not waste the overspray. After the green dried, I used the red Dylusions paint on the small bubble wrap stamp that comes with the Rounds Creative Palette .  I applied the paint with my finger so that I didn't use too much on the stamp. After the paint dried, I stamped and re-stamped the "Make Merry" with VersaFine ink from Imagine. On my red card base, I used Jeweled Gold embossing powder from Stampendous around the edges and I stamped just a couple of snowflakes in white. I think this card i

Cats or Dogs with Wicked Wednesday

Greetings! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. This week, we are sponsored by Sami Stamps , and the theme is "Cats or Dogs." I used Three Christmas Sweaters , and I think they are so cute! I colored them with my Zig Clean Colored Markers for these pups. My sentiment is from Stampendous' Holiday Expressions set. I grabbed some scrap paper to finish it off and my ATC was complete. I hope that you'll play along with us this week. Please be sure to visit the Wicked Wednesday Blog to see what the rest of the team created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Singing Angel

Holiday greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing inspirational projects. Angels, nativities, doves, churches, etc. My card today features the Singing Angel stamp, as well as some of the dies from the Build a Wreath die set.  Supplies: Stampendous: CRP288 : Singing Angel DCP1007 : Build A Wreath Die Set EP175 : Jeweled Gold Sparkly Embossing Powder SSC1231 : Holiday Expressions MPW811 : Mixed Media Paper VM001 : Versamark Ink STF082 : Onyx Black Versafine Ink Others: My Colors Cardstock : Mint Julep, Goldenrod, Evergreen Tombow Dual Brush Markers: 850, 990, 942, 126, 158, 177, 977, 947, 969, 885, 856, 025, 055, 062, 772, N89 Creative Impressions: 70981: Gold Velvet Shimmer Ribbon Imagine Crafts : Golden Glitz Delicata Ink Beacon Adhesives : Zip Dry Glue Unknown: Small red scrap paper Directions:  1. Stamp image on to Mixed Media Paper with Onyx Black Versafine ink. Color with Tombow markers as listed above. Fussy cut the image. 2. Using t

Christmas Package

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing projects that fit the theme, "Dear Santa, I've Been Good!" I used the sweet Christmas Package stencil (which frankly, can be used for plenty of other occasions too!), and a scrap I had leftover from the Chevron Stencil. Check out the full tutorial below. Supplies: Stampendous:  DWLL466: Christmas Package DWLX7026 : Chevron Stencil MGK01 : Fall Micro Glitter Kit MGK02 : Christmas Micro Glitter Kit DWDGP : Gold Embossing Paste DWDGWP : Glossy White Embossing Paste DWDPK : Palette Knife FX71 : Sticky Panels Other:  My Colors Cardstock : Dare Devil, Parrot Molotow : 2mm Round Pen in Signal White EK Success: Corner Rounder Beacon Adhesives : Zip Dry Directions: 1. Tape Christmas Package stencil to Dare Devil cardstock. Tape off the bow so that you don't get paste on it. Paste the box with your Palette Knife and Glossy White Embossing Paste. Remove stencil to wash. While the paste is sti

Winter Hats or Accessories with WW

Greetings! It's time for a new challenge over at Wicked Wednesday . This week, the challenge is "Winter Hats or Accessories," and we are sponsored by Miss Rach . I used the sweet Winter Cardinal for my ATC. Cardinals hold a special place in my heart as they were my dad's favorite. I colored him with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I added some fun paper and a wee bit of glitter on the bottom. I love this cardinal, and Miss Rach has lots of other wonderful digis, and I hope you check out her shop. Also, please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday gals over on the blog. Sadly, no one played along last week, so I truly hope you will join us this time around. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Peace on Earth

Season's Greetings! Today, I am sharing a new card tutorial featuring some of the wonderful products from Imagine. We were given the themes of "White" and " Shimmer and Sparkle" for the month of December, so I decided to combine the 2 into one card. Supplies: Imagine : Creative Medium : Chartreuse Sheer Shimmer Spritz : Sparkle and Frost Other : Stampendous: Peace on Earth Stencil, Palette Knife Tombow: Foam Tape White Cardstock: 1 smooth, 1 textured EK Success: Corner Rounder Directions: 1. Tape the stencil to smooth white cardstock. Scoop out some Chartreuse Creative Medium and glob it at the top of the stencil. Be sure to have the Creative Medium spanning the entire with of the stencil. 2. Holding the palette knife at a 45 degree angle, spread the Creative Medium in a single, smooth sweep across the entire stencil. If any spots are missed, you can touch them up, but try not to overwork the Creative Medium. 3. Remove the stencil and was

ADfD Showcase: Add Some Sparkle!

Greetings! It's time for the newest challenge with A Day for Daisies . The theme is "Add Some Sparkle." To give you some inspiration, the Design Team is showcasing Winter Fairies. Here's my project. I used the Christmas Tree Fairy for my card today, but I went with very non-traditional colors. I made her a bit Victorian, which is the way my mother decorates her house for the holidays. I colored this beauty with Zig Clean Color Markers and I added sparkle with Kuratake (who makes the Zigs) Wink of Stella in clear. My background, as you can see from the above photo was embossed with Creative Medium in iridescent pink from Imagine along with the Fan Pattern Stencil by Dreamweaver. I also used a sentiment stamp from Stampendous , and spritzed my pink cardstock with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle from Imagine. Around the edges of the card, I inked Angel Pink Versa Magic and embossed Vintage Pink Embossing Powder as well. Lots of sparkle in that powder! That's i

Light Wrapping

Hello! I have a card today featuring House Mouse. These 2 friends have gotten themselves into a bit of a tangle!  Supplies: Stampendous: HMP51: Light Wrapping DWLJ896 : Large Flourish Stencil DWDGWP : Glossy White Embossing Paste SSC1231 : Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Set DWDPK : Palette Knife MPW811 : Mixed Media Paper STF082 : Onyx Black VersaFine Ink Other: My Colors Cardstock : Parrot Tombow : Dual Brush Markers: 850, 990, 942, 856, 885, 055, 062, 535, 493, 636, 603, 195, 277 Imagine Crafts :  Memento Markers: Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy Copics : E25, E34, YR00, C3, N2 Creative Impressions: Ribbon - #80234- 1/4" Red & Green Gingham Beacon Adhesives : Zip Dry Glue EK Success: Corner Rounder Also, small red brad. Directions: 1. Stamp Light Wrapping with Onyx Black VersaFine ink on to Mixed Media Paper. Color with markers listed above. Trim, and round the corners. Ink sentiment with Cottage Ivy Memento Marker and stamp in the corner of the tri

Science Geeks with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! When I was a kid, I wanted to be a scientist. I didn't grow up to become one, but I am definitely still a science geek. That's our theme for this week's Wicked Wednesday ! We are sponsored by Polkadoodles . Here's my ATC. I used the Science Teacher image but I cropped it. The digi is actually is entire body, but I wanted it to be a closer look. I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Markers and I used a Molotow white pen for the highlights of his glasses. I found a fun scrap of paper that had a tech kind of feel to it, so I used it on the bottom. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team to see what science experiments they have concocted for you this week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Candy Cane Kiss

Greetings! The Stampendous team is sharing projects this week that has to do with Merry Preparations. The stamps and stencils featured are from our July catalog. I have a super sweet card to share today that have 2 adorable mice from House Mouse. Just look at these sweet babies! Supplies: Stampendous: HMCM14: Candy Cane Kiss MPW811 : Mixed Media Paper DWLX7026 : Chevron Background Stencil MGK02 : Christmas Micro Glitter Kit FRGL01 : Multi Crystal Glitter Mix Fitted Frames : M, W STF082 : Onyx Black Versafine Ink FX71 : Sticky Panels Others: My Colors Cardstock : Cloak Grey, Dare Devil Copic Markers: E34, E25, E37, YR00, E31, E00, E02, R000, C3, E40, N2, R29 Imagine Crafts : Tear It! Tape , Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink Beacon Adhesives : Zip Dry Directions: 1. Stamp Candy Cane Kiss with Onyx Versafine ink and stamp on to Mixed Media Paper. Color using the Copic colors listed above. Die cut the colored image with them smaller "M" Fitted Frame. Using the

Imagine and Flourishes Blog Hop

Hello! Today is an exciting day, because the Imagine team is hopping along with Flourishes . I decided to use the My Cup Overflows  clear stamp set, because coffee has been a bit of a requirement in my life lately. I started off by stamping the images with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and then I colored the mages with a few Memento markers. I die cut the colored images with a Fitted Frame from Stampendous. I found some deep teal cardstock that I used for a nice layer. I stamped it with the fun coffee beans that come in the stamp set, and i used the Rich Cocoa Memento ink again. Another mat was made from a rich elderberry cardstock to pull out the purple in the coffee cup. I layered everything on a white card base. A huge thank you to Flourishes for this wonderful blog hop! If you'd like to see more, please visit all of the hoppers by using the links below. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! Imagine Blog -  https://imaginecraftsblog. com/ Barb

Holly Pattern Stencil

Hello! This week, it's all about stencils with Stampendous. We have been featuring Fran's Stencil Duos as well as some of her single stencils. Below is my project that features the Holly Pattern Stencil. It's so pretty. Supplies: Stampendous : FMS4043 : Holly Pattern Stencil DWLS92 : Merry Christmas Stencil DWDGP : Gold Embossing Paste DWDPK : Palette Knife AC672HSR : Red Holograph Dot Sparklers Class A Peels DCP1005 : Fitted Frames Set A EP175 : Jeweled Gold Sparkly Embossing Powder VM001 : VersaMark Ink Others : My Colors Cardstock : Firecracker, Evergreen Imagine Crafts : Golden Glitz Delicata Ink Beacon Adhesieves : Zip Dry Glue Metallic F/X Powder: Forestry Directions: 1. Using Firecracker cardstock, tape down the Holly Pattern stencil, and apply the Gold Embossing Paste with the Palette Knife. Remove and wash the stencil. Sprinkle Forestry Metallic F/X powder into the wet paste and let dry. 2. Brush off excess Metallic F/X Paste and apply s