Make your cards shine with Rinea foil

Today on the Imagine Crafts Blog I am sharing this card using Rinea foils to create and add shine to any project. You can create amazing elements for your scrapbook layouts and cards using the range of Rinea foils. Combined with inked backgrounds you can create a feast of colour and shine

To tie into the theme of using Desert colours this month I used my Memento Markers to add colour to my stamped heart using shades of cream, yellow and orange. I love how it turned out.
A few paint splats on top of the coloured heart adds some personality to it.

Products used imagine Crafts Craft Mat Sheer Shimmer Spray Frost Memento Dual Tip Marker Dandelion Memento Dual Tip Marker Cantaloupe Memento Dual Tip Marker Tangelo Memento Dual Tip Marker Desert Sand Other: White cardstock: Antalis, Rinea Foil, Embossing folder Couture Creations; Heart Stamp: Art by Marlene, Wording stamp: Joy Clair; Sewing machine: Embossing machine: Go Cut and Emboss; Diamante and pearls

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

I had a play date on Sunday in my Art By Marlene art journal – just me and some time doing what I love. And this was the end result. I love the freedom, colour and design of her products – the magic that anything is possible and I can create just because.
Position a sunray stencil [Stencilled by Jow] on your journal page towards the top edge. Use a sponge to sponge yellow acrylic paint through the stencil and keep it in place. Then use orange acrylic paint to stencil partially over the yellow to create interest.
Select images from your Die-cut book to use on your page and carefully remove them. I used a girl, leaves as wings, some circles cut in half and a Protea flower.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Add a single drop of liquid acrylic paint onto a plastic packet and mist with water. Carefully lift the packet, flip it over and stamp the acrylic onto your page. Leave to dry naturally or use a heat gun to dry and speed up the process.
Use Tombow adhesive to adhere the die-cut and stamped elements to your page as per the sample. Cut one of the stamped images in half and use at the top and bottom of your page.
Add finishing touches and details to your page. Add shadows using a graphite pencil and distress crayon around the girl image. Use a white marker to add white dots randomly across your page. Draw small white circles on the stamped images.
Use black VersaFine Clair ink pad and stamp a title onto your page.

Until next time I hope you are inspired by this page and by the amazing products available from this talented and amazing designer. Art by Marlene – designing real images for real life making creativity fun and easy!

Coffee with God – The Cutting Cafe Collaboration

Hi everyone Jowilna with you today
We are collaborating with The Cutting Cafe this month – have you seen their amazing cut files?
I chose this awesome Coffee Cup Gift Card to work with.

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And what’s a morning without coffee and God? Pretty dull right? I tapped into my rich brown ink colours to show the richness of Life in Christ.
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I combined my Coffee Lovers and Rise and Shine stamp sets for the outside and inside of my card.
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I used my paper crimper to add some detail to my inked card – the texture makes the card look like a real coffee cup which I love.
The lid was simply inked and a layer of dimensional glaze added and left to dry. I then cracked it lightly so it really looked like plastic. Such fun creating all those little details.
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I love how easy it is to make these cards with the cut file. Everything fits perfectly and once cut with my Silhouette machine it took mere minutes to assemble the card.
And inside a little coffee voucher card for a special friend.
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Until next time – enjoy your morning coffee and chat with God as you prepare for your day! Blessings Jowilna.

Bloghop with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps

Welcome to the Imagine Crafts, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog hop and give-away.
Today we are sharing an amazing line-up with the Artists from both teams. So hop on to everyone’s blogs and leave us comments so you too can win.
Leave a comment on each blog and corporate blog any of the days and you can win.
You can win a $25 gift certificate to someone from Imagine and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps is giving a $25 gift certificate to a person as well.
2 winners — one from each company so don’t miss the chance to win BIG!

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Here is the blog hop order for today

Crackerbox & Suzy – Vicky Briggs
Imagine – Elina Stromberg
Crackerbox & Suzy – Donna Idlet
Imagine – Iris Rodriguez
Crackerbox & Suzy – Terri Burson
Imagine – Jennifer Vanderbeek
Crackerbox & Suzy – Cornelia Wenokor
Imagine – Jowilna Nolte – you are here
Crackerbox & Suzy – Olesya Andreyeva
Imagine – Kassy Tousignant

I used these 2 amazing images from the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps shop – when I saw this little guy I simply had to add him to my stash.
I stamped all image in VersaFine Clair ink, and added colour to my stamped image using water colours made from my re-inkers.
So easy to do and you can get amazing end results.

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Sangria Inspired Christmas Tag.

Every year I make loads of Christmas cards, but this year I am creating tags for friends and family. A quick alternative to attach to a gift and even packets of freshly baked biscuits.
The tag is often underestimated but this will become my go to way of adding a quick thank you to gifts – quick and easy to make with loads of impact.
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1. Use a Jumbo dauber and ink the background of a tag using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.
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2. On the right edge of your tag use Memento Luxe ink in Rhubarb Stalk and add some darker shaded edges on your tag.

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3. On a sheet of smooth white cardstock mist Summer Sky Fireworks Spray. Use a soft paint brush and brush the ink across the cardstock.

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4. While the Summer Sky ink is still wet, use Lilac Posies and splatter ink over the base. Concentrate on certain areas more to get lots of ink in certain areas. Leave to dry.

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5. Once dry use VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and stamp Christmas Bauble. Cut out and ink the edges.

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6. Use VersaFine Clair ink and stamp a Christmas sentiment repeatedly onto the coloured tag.

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7. Use at least 3 colours of Fireworks Spray to add splats to the background and leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun.

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8. Adhere the stamped bauble, flowers and themed embellishments to finish off your tag.

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As an alternative layer two stamped baubles on top of each other using foam tape.

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Products used
imagine Crafts
Craft Mat
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk
Memento Dew Drop Rhubarb Stalk
Jumbo Dauber
Craft Mat
Fireworks! Spray Lilac Posies
Fireworks! Spray Summer Sky
Fireworks! Spray Dandelion
Fireworks! Spray Rose Bud
Other: White cardstock: Antalis; Tag; Stamps: Kaisercraft; Flowers: Little Birdie; Charms, bakers twine

 

Decorative Dies on a layout for Kaisercraft.

This week on the Kaisercraft blog we are using Decorative Dies on projects – I love these textured dies for various reasons. But I think their simplicity is the best thing about them.
You can dress them up or keep things simple like I did this time.
I had a piece of white cardstock with some ink stains on it and used that to cut the Textured Brickwork die out of the inked parts.
This created an interesting effect, that is instant and beautiful.KC_JN_DD_layout
The butterfly stamped on acetate was folded in half and attached using a brad.

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The background has some gorgeous blue pattern on it created using Infusions. Such a beautiful and unexpected effect that I love with this pink and green paper combo.

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Coloured paint splats in shades of pink, green, blue and black pull everything together.
And of late I am really loving this simplistic style of scrapping – Perfect for creativity and using up my odd stash of embellishments.

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All Kaisercraft products are distributed by The Wholesaler in South Africa.
Products used:
Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, CS324 Clear Stamp, DD970 Stamp Tropics, DD480 Texture Brickwork
Other: White cardstock, Walnut ink, Infusions, Diamante, StazOn ink, Acetate, Brad, Sequins, VersaFine Smokey Grey ink, Date stamp

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout.

Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

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Step 1 – Add a small amount of Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the medium. I added 2 colors of red.

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Step 2 – Mix the inker into the paste really well using your palette knife until the paste is fully colored.

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Step 3 – Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dry. The creative medium dries really fast and has a stunning shimmer.

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step 4 – Use the same inkers to color a piece of smooth white cardstock. Drop a few drops onto the cardstock and mist with water.
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Step 5 – Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.
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step 6 – Color a sheet of white cardstock with the same red inkers. Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.2018_Feb_JN_step6

step 7 – Add random color splats using Fireworks sprays to add color to the background. Cut out flowers from patterned papers and adhere them. Then stamp some random text in the background using VersaFine Clair.
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step 8 – Use VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the background. Then adhere your photo. Cut stenciled squares with a beautiful shimmer from the papers and adhere to the layout. Add diamanté to finish off.
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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil, stamp
  • Kaisercraft – patterned paper

Create a Cute Chocolate Bulldog Watercolored Card – Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and dogs? How about a chocolate colored dog? Well, then you are in luck because today’s handmade card project has both. Imagine challenged the Artists in Residence with three topics to choose from –Aubergine Color of the Month, chocolate and ‘What “wood” you do?’. When I saw a chocolate theme, I chose this fun bulldog stamped image and created layers of chocolate watercolored goodness using some of my favorite ink products. To see how I create this fun card head on over to the imagine crafts blog.2017_October_JN_Chocolate_detail1

 

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Jowilna Nolte – Sentiment Stamp (Chiswick), Dylusions – Bulldog Stamp, Cardstock, Button, Diamanté, Washi tape, Heat gun

Texture paste for a resist effect – Jowilna’s 101

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I love the magical effect of All Purpose Ink and how easy it is to create stunning effects. On the blog over at The Wholesaler I am sharing a resist technique using All Purpose inks and Texture Paste – simple but magical. Hop on over and try it for yourself. resist with texture paste

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you can read all about my process on their blog and how just playing on any media surface can result in magical effects.

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Make Your Ink Blending Easy with VersaMagic

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Blending colors can be tricky but when you use amazing inks like Tsukineko’s VersaMagic chalk inks, then blending and creating a seamless look is magical. For this blog post, I show you how to color a chipboard piece blended with four colors of pigment ink for a gorgeous earth toned ombre look. This chipboard can be used in a scrapbook, card or any craft project you choose.Hop on over to the Imagine blog for a step x step on how to get the perfect blended chipboard element!2017_May_JN_Blending_step1

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Other
  • Celebr8 – “You Were Born to Stand Out” chipboard
  • Cardstock