Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blog Hop - Imagine Crafts and Magenta: Merry Christmas


 Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.    

I'm starting with two of my favorite Magenta stamps from the new release, along with some fabulous IMAGINE Crafts products, one of which I'm over the moon excited about...but more about that in a minute. First, here's my card:

To start with, I stamped the Magenta Snowy Evergreens and Multilingual Christmas sentiments onto watercolor paper, with Versamark Ink, and embossed with IMAGINE Crafts Sparkle Embossing powder.  In real life, this gives the snowy trees and the sentiment a beautiful sparkle.  Three colors of Memento blue inks were then sponged on, using Tsukineko Ink blushers sponges.  The hills were added by sponging around Magenta's Masks, which are ideal to create snowy drifts.  

This is my favorite part: The snow was added using the new Irresistible Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress (white).  The snowflakes are dimensional bumps that really add to the beauty of the snowy scene.  The Wedding Dress color of the Pico Embellisher is brand new, and is a must have for winter scenes!  With the easy to use dispenser on the Pico Embellisher, it was simple to just randomly dot snowflakes all over the scene.  Last, I matted the watercolor panel on blue mirracard, and then onto a white card base.  

I love, love this card, and I think it will be my Christmas card this year.  The languages in this multilingual sentiment are English, French, Icelandic (yes! in my heart, Iceland), Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, and Russian.

Give this technique a was quick and pretty easy to do.  I've listed all the supplies I used.  Now, please enjoy the rest of the blog hop by clicking on the links below.   Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my card, and to be eligible for a fabulous prize.

Magenta products used:
07.883.K  Multilingual Christmas
0690.L  Snowy Evergreens
TM-40 Masks

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products used:
Memento Dye Ink: Blue Danube; Nautical Blue; Paris Dusk
Versamark Ink
IMAGINE Crafts Sparkle Embossing Powder EB-000-006
Irresistible Pico Embellisher, Wedding Dress IW-000-910

140 # Strathmore Cold Press watercolor paper
Blue Mirracard


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta are offering a total of three different prizes this week as part of this Blog Hop. These prizes include IMAGINE Crafts' irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Take a moment to visit the other featured artists' blogs listed below and leave a comment on their posts by midnight PST September 21st.  Three winners will be randomly selected from three different blogs from the seven days of the Hop, with one commenter from each blog draw as the winner. 

 Presenting the other featured projects for today:


Kazuko Kocho


Sylvia Blum


Agnieszka Bellaide


Josée Gingras


Bianca van Noort

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.


  1. Soo pretty! Love all the texture and the beautiful colors! Great stamps!

  2. How pretty and wonderful
    techniques on it.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Lovely card. The texture really adds to the card. Great word stamp. Will have to add that to my collection.

  4. Your Christmas card is more than beautiful. I love what you did with the sparkle embossing powder and the wedding white pico embellisher. Everything shows off the new Magenta stamps so wonderfully!

  5. What a stunning card!! LVOE the Snowy Evergreens and I could have used the Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher this weekend for some cards I was creating!! Will have to add both of these items to my must have wish list!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with me!

  6. Gorgeous card! I love your snowy scene! Beautiful Snowy Evergreens stamp and lovely colors of Memento inks to create this pretty card!

  7. Love the sentiment and how you've created the wintry scene.

  8. Beautiful card! Love the technique and colours!

  9. Love the peaceful feeling reflected in this card...

  10. That is just a beautiful card, just stunning with the trees and the snow. WOW

  11. Beautiful technique. Makes me excited for the magic of Christmas eve!

  12. The card is lovely. I love the glittery embossing that you did and the little snow drops. Very pretty.

  13. aaah yes send me some winter, its getting too hot here now that summer is approaching, your card gives me that cool feeling when I look at it

  14. BEAUTIFUL card Dianne!!!
    LOVE the scene with the rolling, tree-lined hills and the falling snow, LOVE the sentiment too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial :)

  15. You've created a beautiful and elegant card. TFS

  16. Gorgeous winter scene. I love the beautiful blues.

  17. Love the pretty blue background. And the trees on the edges, great design. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.


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