Monday, September 15, 2014

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko + Magenta Blog Hop


 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 picked Magenta's new and pretty phrase  and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Ink and tools for making FROZEN effect.



Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Kaleidacolor - Blue Breeze
Inkportion No.9
Memento Luxe - Wedding Dress
Jumbo Dauber
VersaMark Dazzle - Champagne
Embossing Powder - Sparkle
Memento - Danube Blue
Goosebumps Texture Spray

Plastic snowflakes - unknown
kid's painting brush
Watercolor paper (block type)
Spellbinder - Nestabilities die

How To

Using Snowflake Mask, apply Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze with brush

Slightly move the mask, add more colors.

Apply colors unevenly - make some dark and light spots for more dimention

spray InkPortion No.9 all over, and make one big puddle for focus point.
 Let it dry completely.
Add Memento Luxe Wedding Dress over the spot to make it more frost-ish.

Trim the paper 5 1/4" square.  Cover inked potion, apply Goosebumps for texture.
Let it dry

Unfortunately, camera can't catch the effect much,
but for sure there is ice-like finish over white area.

On another cardstock, stamp the words with VersaMark Dazzle,
then heat emboss with Sparkle powder.
Then Apply Memento Danube Blue over it.

Die cut the stamped word.  Make slightly bigger piece with white card stock

Assemble card.  Ive added some plastic snowflake pieces here and there, and the tiny ribbon at the corner.
Folded card base is from Magenta also.
Finished card is 6 x 6 inches

This Blog Hop means me a lot.  Since I started stamping about 20 years ago, Magenta is the top stamp manufacture to me all the time.
Always elegant, always beautiful. always wanting more stamps from them.
I hope this card is qualified for Magenta style.

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. 

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 Presenting the other featured projects for today:

Kazuko Kocho(you are here)


Sylvia Blum


Agnieszka Bellaidea


Dianne Johnson


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. Love how you sprayed the ink into the other inks to create that blizzard look!! Very cool. Awesome sentiment!

    1. Thank you for the nice comment. I do love this sentiment too.

  2. Beautifully done card!
    Thanks for the instructions
    Carla from Utah

  3. Thank you for the how to. It's a beautiful card!

  4. Kazuko, you always amaze me. You do more than honor to Magenta with this beautiful card. All of the techniques you've used make a marvelous card for the holidays. I really like the texturing for the icy snowy look, and the overall effect in the background. Framing the sentiment stamp the way that you did is perfect!

    1. Thank you Debbie! you always make me fluttered. Love Magenta , always!

  5. This is breathtakingly beautiful! I am in love with the snowflake background and sentiment!!! Thanks for sharing this beauty with me!

    1. Thank you for comment. I believe there's a lot of way to use this background mask. I'll try more soon.

  6. Beautiful snowflake mask and sentiment used on your lovely card! Love your effect with the InkPotion No. 9 and the Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink!

    1. Thank you Denise. I do love this background too.

  7. What a great technique, love the sentiment.

  8. Beautiful card and I love the technique you used. I appreciate seeing the step-by-step guide - thank you!

  9. Superbe carte, j'aime la technique utilisée pour le sentiment!

  10. Kazuko, your card is beautiful and inspires me...

    1. Thank you Helene, your stamps and goods are always my favorite.

  11. That is a beautiful background, Nice pictures and technique!!! it's going to be a great hop this week!!

  12. Love the beautiful technique. Nice sentiment.

  13. Kazuko, what a gorgeous card! I love how you used the Snowflake mask and then made a spot for your focal point. Beautiful!

  14. I love the soft snowflake background you created and what a great sentiment you chose. Very cool card.

  15. Stunning project, great use of goosebumps and dispersing the ink

  16. DELIGHTFUL card Kazuko!!!
    LOVE how you created the BEAUTIFUL background, it has so much depth, LOVE your pool of Ink Potion No 9, it frames the WONDERFUL sentiment perfectly - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too!!!

  17. I really love the way you did the background on your card. Very frosty.

  18. Beautiful card. I love the gorgeous background, especially the ink potion disperses the ink.

  19. Really pretty! I love your idea to spray the ink potion 9 and to add goosebumps to just the bottom...really neat! I love how it turned out, beautiful sentiment too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.