Saturday, August 27, 2016



DOG DAYS OF AUGUST



BY: Mark Melnick
It’s August and those dog days of summer are here. While it’s too darn hot
for the dog park, or an evening walk, there’s no reason why we can’t stop and
celebrate our pets. Here is a cute invite for a Bark Mitzvah, 1st Birthday,
which can be customized for any doggone occasion you like!


Difficulty: Beginner
Time Required:  30 minutes


STEP 1.
Cut a piece of colored card stock to any desired size. Tape to your craft mat using painters or washi tape. By covering the entire piece of card stock with strips of tape, you can then decide which pieces to remove for striping in the next step.





STEP 2.
Remove tape where striping will occur. Take Sponge Dauber and Ink stripes onto card stock. Pigment Ink works best and will not smear once dry.





STEP 3.

Remove remaining tape and allow ink to dry completely. Take focal image and adhere to the card stock.





SUPPLIES LIST

Imagine Craft Mat

Imagine Brillance Ink

Imagine Sponge Daubers

MISCELLANEOUS
Card Stock, Painter’s Tape or Washi Tape, Photographs




























Friday, August 5, 2016












Some people have annual parties for the Oscars, Tonys, or the Emmys. But us, well, every four years we throw a fabulous party for the ultimate awards program, the Olympics. This Foyer Card is perfect for this occasion, and easy to customize for any awards program.
Click here for the tutorial --


Thursday, July 28, 2016








BEACHY KEEN COASTERS






Summertime fun with VersaCraft and All-Purpose Inks in bright colors. What better way to enjoy some homemade Sun Tea than on some handmade canvas coasters - colorful and absorbent!!!

Skill: Beginner – Intermediate  /  Time Required: 30 minutes Drying Time



Saturday, July 23, 2016








StencilGirl CHRISTMAS IN JULY Blog Hop




Summers here in Florida hardly invoke thoughts of anything close to Winter snow, or Reindeer for that matter….so this StencilGirl Blog Hop was truly a challenge. I chose the StencilGirl Mandala Stencil #2 to create a unique snowflake design for this retro-feel Christmas Card. Utilizing ImagineCrafts Palette Knives, I spread ImagineCrafts Clear Creative Medium [mixed with Vanilla acrylic paint for color] over the festive card stock. The sentiment is embossed with a mixture of ImagineCrafts EMBOSS White and Shimmer embossing powder.

MATERIALS USED:



https://www.imaginecrafts.com/embossing-powder/no-view/119





What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for
StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for
Imagine Crafts!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One comment per blog please.

You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016




SEASHELLS BY THE SEASHORE 






This nautilus themed Birthday card is easy and fun -- 
click on the following link to see how I created it!



Thursday, July 14, 2016

FOURTH OF JULY CANVAS



What a fun way to show off your American pride!!! This canvas piece can be displayed on an easel or hung by it's 'Star Spangled' grommets....



https://imaginecraftsblog.com/2016/06/30/faux-metal-independence-canvas/

Saturday, June 25, 2016

CAS-ual FRIDAYS BLOG HOP

When I chose the CAS-ual Fridays Casual Comfort Stamp/Die Set for this Blog Hop, I planned on creating a more upbeat card. Recent events  forced me to change my mind -  unfortunately there are times when we need to send a sympathy card.

So, starting with an original photograph of a Calla Lily in my garden, I took one of the Casual Trees Fri-Dies that seemed to mimic fern leaves. I embossed a two-layer piece of card stock for a deep embossed result. Then, using the coordinating stamp, I colored the leaves with VersaFine Ink in the Habanero and Crimson Red colors. The interesting white veining is the result of the embossing technique.



Materials Used:

Cas-ual Fridays CASUAL COMFORT STAMP SET

Cas-ual Fridays CASUAL TREES FRI-DIES 

VersaFine Ink