“You Rock” Cassette Tape Card

You rock cardRemember cassettes?  You might, if you’re as old as I am.  When I played around with a texture medium I had lying around, I found I could make strips that look like the tape inside a cassette.  I found the perfect stencil to make the card I wanted and got to work.

First, I stenciled the cassette on white cardstock with neon inks, then cut it out.

For the layering pieces, I cut a rectangle from blue cardstock, then sprayed it with some sparkly colored sprays.  For the second layering piece, I cut a piece of patterned paper.

For the background piece, I cut “You rock!” from teal cardstock using a Silhouette machine, then I cut the cardstock to the size of my card base (A4).  I coated a piece of white cardstock with purple texture spray, let it dry, then adhered it to the underside of the teal stock.   Then I flicked more purple texture spray onto the piece.  I also cut the music notes with a Silhouette from black cardstock, then covered it with purple iridescent texture paste.

For the “tape,” I applied some texture medium to a craft mat in the width and length I wanted the piece to be, then let it dry.  Once dry, I could mold the tape to make waves, like real tape does if you pull it out of a cassette.  If you’re too young to remember, you’ll just have to trust me.

Finally, I adhered all the pieces together.

Thanks for looking!


  • Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop
  • Die cuts: Silhouette

Endless Possibilities Blog Hop

This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist’s post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June 15th.


Enjoy Your Special Day


To create this card, I used a Spellbinders die to cut a shape in a manila card.  I used Radiant Neon Inks to color just the shape with a stencil. I inked a piece of vellum with Radiant Neon Ink, then die cut the vellum with the same shape.  I cut out the inside of the shape and adhered the vellum over the card, leaving the shape in the manila card uncovered. I punched flower shapes on the sides of the card, then added some bling.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment.

Thanks for looking!


  • Radiant Neon Inks in Electric Orange, Coral, and Pink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko)
  • Stencil: Dreamweaver
  • Die: Spellbinders
  • Sentiment stamp: Penny Black
  • Punch: Fiskars
  • Pearl embellishments
  • Vellum
  • Manila Card

Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Savannah O’Gwynn

John Creighton Petersen

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

***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.

Dream Big

dream big card

I just received the latest stamps and embossing folders, plus a set of Spectrum Noir markers, from the wonderful folks at Crafter’s Companion. I decided to start with the flower stamp you see here: I stamped the flower several times in black ink, then colored the flowers with markers and cut them out.  I embossed a strip of cardstock with an embossing folder and inked it in green. I adhered the flowers to the strip of embossed cardstock, then adhered the layering piece to the card.  I stamped the sentiment in the same green ink, and completed the card with ribbon.

Thanks for looking!


  • Memento Luxe ink in Pistachio, Memento dye ink in Tuxedo Black (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko)
  • Spectrum Noir markers
  • Stamps and embossing folder: Crafter’s Companion
  • Ribbon: May Arts
  • Manilla and white cardstock

Boozy Greetings


I just bought several great stamps from Unity, including a beer mug and a great sentiment to go with it.  I stamped the mug on Vertigo, which gives a cool glass-like effect, then colored it with additional Stazon.  To complete the look, I added some embossed and colored kraft cardstock and a strip of cork.

I think I’ll give this to my brother-in-law for Father’s Day, since there’s nothing like parenthood to make you start drinking.  JK.

Thanks for looking! – Naghma


  • StazOn Inks in Jet Black and Saddle Brown (IMAGINE Crafts / Tsukineko)
  • Memento Luxe Ink in Teal Zeal (IMAGINE Crafts / Tsukineko)
  • Vertigo in Taffeta (IMAGINE Crafts)
  • Stamps: Unity
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Cork
  • Embossing folder: Darice


IMAGINE, Ice Resin and Stampendous Blog Hop


We’re so glad you could join us this weekend for the Stampendous Stamps, ICE Resin® and Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Blog Hop! We’ve seen some amazing projects so far, and there is a lot more to come today! If you missed Thursday’s post you can find it HERE, Friday’s post is HERE, Saturday’s post is HERE.

We know you are going to love making your own jewelry, and to make that easy we’re offering a nice prize package this week! Three lucky winners will receive a package with:

• 2 ­ Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp™ sets with designs sized for jewelry or small project making

• 2 ­ StazOn™ permanent ink pads by Tsukineko® courtesy of Imagine Crafts® ­ — yummy Ganache and the must­have Jet Black

• 1 ­ 30ml package of ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Self­ Doming resin

• 1 ­ pkg Suzan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Silhouettes in Heart Shape pkg Kristen Robinson Rue Romatique bezel(s) (styles vary).

WOW!! You’ll be crafting some awesome jewelry in no time!


How to Hop:

Each day we’ll post the designers participating in the Blog Hop. Click on each one and check out their project. Leave a comment on their blog that lets them know you really looked at their project. We ‘ll draw three blogs at random from the four days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions. We’ll draw winners on Monday, May 5 and announce them Monday or Tuesday, so be sure to come back and check for your name!

So let’s get hoppin! Here’s who is posting today:

Imagine Crafts

Naghma Husain (you’re here)

Baerbel Born


Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

ICE Resin

Candy Rosenberg

Carol La Valley

***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.

IMG_0261[1]Here’s my project!

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought I’d make a couple of embellishments for my sister featuring picture of my favorite kids: my nieces and nephew.

I started by covering each embellishment in Stazon Opaque Cotton White. After the ink dried, I applied a layer of Glazon layer protectant, then added additional colors and stamped images. For the heart, I also added Stampendous Pearlized Mica Fragments. Glue the photos, layer the elements, and pour on the ICE Resin. Surprisingly easy for the results you get!


  • IMAGINE Crafts: Stazon Solvent Inks in Opaque Cotton White, Fuchsia Pink, Orange Zest, Emerald City, Blue Hawaii; Brilliance Ink in Starlight Silver; Glazon Layer Protectant; InkBlushers
  • Stampendous: Stack Art Kraftboard (Regal Bird, Angel Wings); Stamps; Pearlized Mica Fragments
  • ICE Resin

Thanks for stopping by!


Radiant Neon Blog Hop


Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop! The hop begins at the CardMaker Magazine blog. Be sure to visit every blog on the hop and collect the “Electric Words,” so you can enter to win a full set of Radiant Neon inks! Full contest details are on the IMAGINE Crafts blog.

Now for the project:
Radiant Neon Blog Hop - "Celebrate"

First, with a Sponge Dauber, I sponged Memento Ink in Summer Sky on white card stock to make the background. For the balloons, I sponged Radiant Neons in Electric Coral, Electric Pink, and Electric Yellow onto the stamp (Unity), stamped onto white cardstock, and cut each balloon out. I stamped the clouds (Penny Black) in Summer Sky, cut them out, and stamped the sentiment in Radiant Neon in Electric Blue. I assembled the pieces with dimensional adhesive, adding a strip of May Arts ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by. Comments are always welcome! – Naghma

Electric Words: for visiting

Next blog in the hop: Jeanne Streiff