Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Artist Choice for this month was an easy selection as an Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® using their wonderful products.

My oldest granddaughter is expecting her first baby next month. The "babee" shower this month had a picnic theme; lemonade would be served from a large dispenser and the party gift was a small jar of honey. I jumped to offer making a label for the honey jar, and a stamped design on the lemonade dispenser.

For the honey jar label, I took a sheet of Neenah Crest 80 lb. cover weight card stock in Solar White. I laid the chicken wire stencil from The Crafter's Workshop on the card stock and applied the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ dye ink in peanut brittle and Memento Luxe™ mixed media pigment ink in dandelion with an IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlusher™.

That card stock was then run through the printer so the words could be printed. The card stock was then adhered to one side of the double-sided Be Creative Tape from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The circle die cuts were made with Spellbinders' Standard Circles LG. Once the die cut was made, the other side of the adhesive was used to adhere the label to the jar lid.

Spellbinders' Nestabilities
Standard Circles LG
For the lemonade dispenser, I cleaned the outside of the plastic dispenser and wiped it dry. Using the same chicken wire stencil from The Crafter's Workshop, I applied the StazOn™ solvent ink in Mustard with the InkBlusher™ in random spots. I also found a little stamp of a bee from Stampendous, 'Queen Bee' clear stamp set, that I stamped in random spots with the StazOn™ solvent ink in Jet Black.

I also made a baby shower card using a stamp from Magenta, 'Baby's Frame-in-a-Frame'.

by Debbie Gaetz
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®

After stamping the image with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ mixed media pigment ink in Wedding White, I applied IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™ in clear and heat embossed.

I colored the 'frames in a frame' with Memento™ Dual Markers in London Fog, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Dandelion, Canteloupe, and Tangelo. The two outside frames were always colored entirely with the lightest of the colors, and then partially topped with the next darker color. For the outside frame, I added another darker color for a third of the area.

Using Sakura Glaze pens, I highlighted the eyes of the elf, sheep, bee and mouse (black), the eyes and paw pads of the teddy bears, some of the flower petals (hunter green and deep green), as well as the ribbon ties around the neck of the big and small bears (orange and yellow).

The top panel was adhered to black cardstock 1/8-inch larger on all sides for a small border. Both panels were then adhered to the base card made from Neenah Crest 80# cover card stock in natural. Two silk ribbons from May Arts were tied into a bow and applied with a large adhesive dot.

Thanks so much for 'popping in' today. Let me know which of the many products from IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® that you like best and why. It's always fun to compare notes!


Supplies used:
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn™ solvent ink in Mustard and Jet Black
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ mixed media pigment ink in Wedding White and Canteloupe
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ dye ink in Peanut Brittle
  • IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™ in clear
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dual Markers in London Fog, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Dandelion, Canteloupe, and Tangelo
  • IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™
  • Magenta "Baby's Frame-in-a-Frame" stamp (26.021.R)
  • Stampendous "Queen Bee" clear stamp set (SSC 1154)
  • The Crafter's Workshop Mini Chicken Wire stencil (TCW239s)
  • Sakura Glaze 3 D Glossy Ink Pens in black, yellow, orange, hunter green and deep green
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles LG die set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs' Be Creative Tap Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
  • May Arts silk ribbons in orange
  • Neenah Crest 80# Cover Card Stock in Solar White and Natural
  • Black card stock
  • Zots (large)


  1. Very sweet! I especially love your ideas for the honey label and the lemonade container!

    1. Thanks Susan. I've washed the lemonade container twice and the stamped design using StazOn hasn't faded one bit. I may have to do a pickle jar label, too!