Saturday, May 31, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop

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Mixed Media Blog Hop

Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop.  For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies.   Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We're proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps!  You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014  to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st  we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here's today's posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

  If you're just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, you can go here for yesterday's list of blogs.   ***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

I have a project to share with you using stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps!  and  IMAGINE Crafts 
divine inks. 

  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento™ Dye Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion and Tangelo; Sponge Daubers
  • Viva Las VegaStamps! - stamp set
  • Spellbinders:  S5-192 Diamond Effects Nestabilities® Card Creator dies; S4-114 Standard Circles Nestabilities®; ES-013 Harlequin Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ folder;  GC-001 Grand Calibur® Machine  
  • Maya Road - Vintage Flowers - white
  • Miscellaneous: liquid glue, Want2Scrap bling - Swirls Finesse  - Black Rhinestone 72 Count - Brown Rhinestone - Self Adhesive; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, dimensional foam squares, paper roses,  cardstock (cream and green); SRM Stickers

Step 1. Cut circle using Stand Circles Die
Step 2. Adhere Circle mask to white card
Step 3. Sponge lower portion using Bamboo Leaves and a Sponge Dauber
Step 4. Sponge Upper portion using Dandelion and a Sponge Dauber

Step 5.Tear a piece of cardstock and lay across the sponged circle
Step 6. Sponge using Tangelo Ink and a Sponge Dauber - using torn card as a mask.
Step 7. Repeat this step across the yellow portion of the circle, until the desired effect is achieved.

Step 8. Attach Tack'N Peel to the acrylic Block
Step 8. Attach unmounted stamp to Tack 'N Peel
Step 9.  Stamp the image across the sponged circle using Onyx Black ink.
Step 10. Cut image to size
Step 11. Adhere to pre-made Easel card
Step 12. Add Swirls Finesse to top left corner
Step 13. Adhere Maya Rd flowers at the top of the flourish
Step 14. Cut long patterned edge from Diamond Effects and adhere to right side of the image.
Step 15. Adhere patterned paper top base of card
Step 16. Add a 2cm strip across the center - popping up on foam tape
Step 17. Adhere SRM Stickers Sentiment onto white card and cut around.
Step 18. Adhere the sentiment to Diamond Effects ta.g using 3D Foam Squares
Step 19. Adhere to middle strip using sided tape.
Step 20. Attach flower using liquid glue, followed by Swirls Finesse at right side of tag.
Step 21. Cut long patterned edge from Diamond Effects and adhere to lower edge of the raised portion of the base.E
Step 22. Add bling along the Diamond Effects edge as shown in the main photo.

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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  1. Beautiful card!

  2. Beautiful card!

  3. Oh Linda this is amazing - love the way you sponged the circle, and those wee touched of bling were perfect.

  4. You always create the most amazing cards!!! I love the sponged background...so beautiful!

  5. WOW... What a gorgeous card!!

  6. I'm not a stamper but this one's hard to resist! Thanks for the clear instructions!

  7. This is beyond amazing!! I love how you stamped the background and that Eagle is glorious! What stamp set is this image from? Thank you for sharing this beauty with me!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing such a lovely card. How often we forget techniques with all of the supplies we have... and some of the most amazing effects can be made with the finger sponges. I'm off to find mine :)

  9. The colors and contrast have a lot of impact. Nicely done!

  10. Amazing card. Great job on the background.

  11. Great card, love the background.

  12. Thats a very nice card with vibrant colors!

  13. Oh how breathtaking this is Linda! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful technique and making it look so easy--like I can do it tooo hehe! Very inspiring! Hugs!

  14. What a pretty and bright card...love it..tfs

  15. Great work....particularly like the use of colours and sponging

  16. Just in case my comment didn't go through, here it is again. Love the colours you've used for the sponging. Thanks for sharing.

  17. The sky/green area is beautiful. The shading is so wonderful.
    Love the big eagle over the whole design. Great easel card.

  18. Interesting idea! Thanks for the little master class!

  19. Beautiful card, love your technique.


  20. Absolutely blown away by your stamping, use of colour and, well, just about everything! A fabulous creation, thank you for sharing it with us and for the blog hop Karen x

  21. Very neat card --effective colours -- so eye-catching. Thanks for sahring

  22. Love your color choice , it really looks like the eagle is soaring !!!!
    Beautiful Linda !

  23. DELIGHTFUL card!!!
    LOVE the eagle contrasted against the vibrant colors of your deliciously inked circle - WOW - and to top it off you have made it into an awesome easel - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too :)

  24. Lovely, peaceful card. Thanks for the project info.

  25. What a beautiful card. I just love the design. Thank you for showing us how you made the sky. I love memento inks. Beautiful design and coloring.

  26. Beautiful inking and card Linda.

  27. You truly rocked this card. I love your masking technique ,the bright colours and stamping!!!

  28. I love easel cards and you did a great job on this.

  29. great Idea for the background!!!

  30. Such a stunning card! Love your color choices and how vivid it came out! Gorgeous!


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