Viva Imagination

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:

Cathy Andronicou (thats me – you are here)

Isha Gupta

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

Mary Brockway


If you’re just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here’ the links to the previous days posts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday


***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 am so excited to be participating in another blog hop, this time with Viva Las VegaStamps! and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko, Viva Las VegaStamps! kindly sent me the Flowery Background stamp and the You Color My World sentiment, I have so many ideas for this design and wanted to share this one with you today.

Viva flowers

Materials used:

Viva Las Vegas You Color My World and Flowery Background stamps, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye inks, Summer Sky, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Tuxedo Black and Olive Grove, Memento Dual Tip Markers Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart, Pico Embellisher Pear Tart. Other: Gloss and Linen cardstock, Vellum, Pink Gems and scalloped rectangle die. Here is step by step tutorial showing how this card was created and a bonus card at the bottom.

Step 1 viva

Viva step 2

viva stage 3

Viva Step 4

viva step 5

Viva step 6

Viva step 7

My Daughter is moving to Dubai soon and I have made her a little set of Birthday/Thank you cards using the same stamp to pack in her case – the box is fairly simple, I would normally decorate it more but don’t want to weigh her luggage down too much!

Card Box

Here are some of the designs inside the box,

Card Set

A close up of one of the cards

Happy Birthday

and the hinge box partially closed

Card Box Closed

Other materials used in this project: Memento Bahama Blue, Lilac Posies, Dandelion and Grape Jelly dye inks, Shrink Plastic (sentiments printed from PC and shrunk), May Arts and American Craft Ribbons, Beacon Fabritac Adhesive, Mirror Card and Coloured card to match ink colours.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you will visit again soon, if you are inspired by my creations please also check out my other blog here!


24 thoughts on “Viva Imagination

  1. I love the vivid colors of all the cards! That’s a terrific idea to create a collection of cards including the box for your daughter.

  2. THe first card is amazing! The flowers look like the are popping off the card! I love the boxed card set also! What a great idea! I bet your daughter will appreciate it very much! TFS!

  3. Neat technique! As soon as I laid eyes on this, I thought–how did she do that?! It looks like real flowers are popping off the paper, which seems like a soft garden. I just love it. And appreciate the great little step by step you provided so I now know just “how she did that” 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic project and inspiring me so.

  4. The cards and box gift are so pretty. I know your daughter will appreciate having ready-made cards. The move will be enough, without having to worry about getting cards when she needs to send any. I loved the flower card. Vellum is so versatile and it really made your flowers beautiful. thanks for sharing.

  5. Cathy,
    What an amazing job you did on the card, and the card set for your daughter. The card set is simple, but very elegant. I love the technique you demonstrated with the velum…will have to give that a go. Great job!

  6. WOW wow WOW
    GORGEOUS card and box of cards too Cathy!!!
    LOVE the background of flowers, LOVE your coloring and WOW – REALLY LOVE the pop the vellum flowers add too!!!
    LOVE the BEAUTIFUL box & cards you have created for your daughter, a lovely set that you could make again as gifts or to use yourself, such an elegant design!!!

  7. Wow, beautiful cards! The dimension of the vellum on your card is just beautiful! Love what you did there. Love this stamp too. Awesome cards for your daughter. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  8. Such a pretty card with the floral background stamp. Love the little set of notecards too. Thanks for showing us how you created your card.

  9. Love the card with the beautifully colored and embossed vellum flowers and the box of cards with the brilliant colors is amazing.

  10. You just did a fantastic job on your first card with all the colors and layers! Then you made this “simple” card set and did it so beautifully! I am so jealous of how you make it look so easy! Great job! LOVE everything! Your daughter will love it too!

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