Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Authentique Paper and May Arts Blog Hop


Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week here on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog, where we’re excited to share with you amazing projects everyday created by our own Artists In Residence along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.  
Here is my project using  Imagine Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon, 

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Craft Mat; ® Memento™ Dye Ink in, Memento Marker in Toffee Crunch, Tuxedo Black; Delicata™ Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz; Sponge Daubers™;
  • Spellbinders - Labels Eight   ; Decorative Labels Eight
  • Authentique Paper: Harmony Collection 12x12 - Zest; Authentic Life Cards;
  • Want2Scrap: Swirls Finesse - Black Rhinestone; 72 Count - Black Rhinestone - Self Adhesive;
  • Prima Marketing - Paper flowers
  • May Arts - Ribbon;
  • Penny Black Inc. Eloquence Transparent Stamp set
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner, Crafty Foam Tape
  • Miscellaneous: Liquid Glue
Step 1. Cut one (1)  Labels Eight Die #5 in Zest Paper.
Step 2. Cut one (1) Labels Eigth Die #4 using card from Authentic Life Cards
Step 3. Using the Die as a stencil, sponge around the inner edges using Delicata Golden Glitz and a Sponge Dauber.
Step 4. Stamp Penny Black Inc. sentiment onto Authentic New Life card using Tuxedo Black
Step 5. Stamp 'border' above and below sentiment using Toffee Crunch
Step 6. Adhere narrow May Arts ribbon across the centre of Largest Labels Eight Die Cut
Step 7. Attach to card base using Crafty Foam Tape.  See tutorial for card base HERE
Step 8. Attach Authentic Life Card to layered base using Crafty Foam Tape
Step 9. Adhere May Arts double bow, flower and bling using liquid glue as per main photo.

Here are today’s featured projects from our Artists In Residence:


Tina McDonald


There' more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

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.

We were asked to take a fun self portrait, so this is what I came up with - and no that is not my cap - it belongs to my youngest daughter - and those sunglasses - what can I say but...


Oi! Oi! Oi! (LOL!)
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  1. Loving your work , the card is superb great use of color with the Yellow and black

  2. Very elegant card. I like the colors and the die you used.

  3. DELIGHTFUL card Linda - it makes my heart sing!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, tutorial and FUN self portrait :)

  4. Love this beautiful card! The sentiment is awesome and I love the papers that you chose to use!! TFS!

  5. Very elegant! Looks like you've been having a lot of fun lately.

  6. Such a beautiful
    card! And love
    you self photo!!
    Carla from Utah

  7. Beautiful. I may copy this because it is wonderful.

    1. Thanks so much Gail -make sure you come back and show me if you do CASE my card - I would love to see it! :)

  8. WOW!!! Stunning, great use of your supplies.


  9. Black and yellow, always an eye catcher. Love the card. We're going away for a week on Saturday, so I'll only comment on this post of yours.

  10. Gorgeous frame! I love the black and yellow color combo and the layering. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Sheer loveliness in layered form!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Moo Loo Moo Loo!! :-). Love the card Linda :-)

  13. Gorgeous card. I love the Gold and black. Fun picture (Oi Oi Oi)

  14. Love this card. Linda! And, the self portrait is a hoot!

  15. that card is just stunning, very beautiful. love those dies.

  16. This looks more like a beautiful sentiment framed in a wonderful black piece of wood. the colors are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Yellow and black always goes well together. Fun self portrait

  18. Love your kooky photo. Your card is pretty awesome too.

  19. I love,love,love my Grand Calibur. It's what got me started making cards

    1. I would be lost without mine Susies Cue! :)

  20. Beautiful and very elegant card! Thank you for the very clear and helpful tutorial. Great photo. You have a very unique taste in accessories! lol :D

  21. A wonderful card worthy to be diplayed and not tucked away!

  22. Such a beautiful and elegant card! Love the old-fashion feel of it, especially! Like a keepsake!

  23. Beautiful project! Love the colors and that yummy ribbon!


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