Learn to Create Shine with Silver Mboss and Rinea Foil Paper for a Shaker Card

by Melissa Andrew

Learn to Create Shine with Silver MBoss and Rinea Foil Paper for a Shaker Card

Today, I am making a fun shaker card using a number of fabulous Imagine products including the new Mboss Embossing Powder in my new favorite color Silver! In addition, I’m adding some beautiful shiny Rinea paper. These two products really add a special touch to this handmade shaker greeting card. Join me in today’s fun paper crafting tutorial.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 

Quick & Easy: Quick & Easy Stenciling Technique

by Melissa Andrew

Today, I am sharing a very simple Tuscan Sky using Memento inks and a cloud stencil. Adding different colors of ink, in a repeating pattern gives a lot of interest to your card. The technique is simple, yet the final product looks professional and gorgeous. This is also a popular trend with card makers and having a few simple tools, will allow you to join the fun as a beginning paper crafter.

Memento Inkpad Paris Dusk

Memento Inkpad Morocco

Memento Inkpad Dandelion

Memento Inkpad Danube Blue


Rainy Day – 6×6 Stencil

Cardstock

Imagine Craft Mat

Case base – white or black


Tear It Tape

Sponge Daubers

 

We will be working on a piece of cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches, and we will call this our panel. Choose a stencil with a cloud edge. If you do not have a stencil, this is not a problem, simply cut out a piece of thick card stock with bumps like a cloud. Make sure your cut piece is several inches wider than your panel. Next, choose the Dandelion (yellow) Memento Ink and pick up a bit of color with a sponge dauber. Dab a little off onto your craft mat or a scrap piece of paper before inking your panel. Place the stencil edge near the bottom of your panel. Gently add color over the top of the stencil/or cloud cut-out onto the panel. Using a light touch, move the dauber in a circular motion over the edges of the tops of the clouds.

Repeat step one with all four colors of ink. For each layer, move or flip your stencil to get different patterns for each layer. I did two layers each of Dandelion, Morocco, and Danube Blue, and one layer of Paris Dusk at the end to represent the sky behind the clouds. Next, choose a sentiment from any clear stamp set and stamp a sentiment using the Danube Blue Memento Ink on the cloud scene panel.

Add Tear It Tape to the backside of the cloud panel and adhere to an A2 sized card base. Make sure you press the tape down firmly so it will be easier to peel the backing off the tape. It is best to use the tape on the edges of the card so the paper does not curl on the card base. Once you peel off the backing, adhere to the front of your card base. Don’t forget to check that the fold of the card base is on the left side.

At this point, the card is finished and is ready to gift! You can continue to embellish with extra details such as glitter, decorative dots, or hand-drawn elements, but it is pretty just as it is too.

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Creating an irRESISTible Background with StazOn Pigment ink for Lavinia Stamps

by Melissa Andrew

Creating an irRESISTible Background with StazOn Pigment ink for Lavinia Stamps

Today, I share a very simple and fun technique using the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in a new way. Importantly, I show you how to use StazOn Pigment ink over the Pico since StazOn is perfect on slick surfaces. Finally, I use a beautiful fairy stamp as a silhouette to finish our card project.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lavinia stamp – Flower Fairy
  • White Card Stock
  • Misti Stamping Platform
  • Masking Tape
  • Canson – Watercolor Paper

Learn a Simple Smoosh Technique Using Memento Inkpad

by Melissa Andrew

Learn a Simple Smoosh Technique Using Memento Inkpad

Today, I show you a simple technique using your Memento DewDrops. You don’t need stamps when you have fabulous inks! I choose colors of Memento that work well together for an interesting background.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Catherine Pooler Stamp – Feathered Friends
  • Catherine Pooler Chevron Divide Coverplate
  • White Cardstock
  • Bristol Smooth Paper
  • Copic Alcohol Markers

Learn Beginner Stamping on Vellum with an Easy Coloring Trick

by Melissa Andrew

Learn Beginner Stamping on Vellum with No Line Coloring

Today I show you how to avoid coloring, just in case it’s not your thing. Beautiful floral stamps are available everywhere, and I’ll show you how to use VersaFine Clair under a vellum overlay to get the gorgeous pop of color, without all the detailing usually required of coloring in stamps. Stamping with the new StazOn Pigment allows you to use a simple technique to create beautiful color on your cards quickly and easily.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

StazOn Pigment Inkpad – Snowflake, Shamrock Green
VersaFine Clair – Charming Pink, Green Oasis, Cheerful
Sponge daubers
irRESISTible Pico – Shimmer
On Point Glue
Tear It! Tape
Imagine Craft Mat 

Other

• Mama Elephant – Peonies In Bloom
• White Cardstock
• Vellum
• Sequence
• Stamping Platform – Misti
• Paper Towels

Create an Underwater Scene with Mboss Shimmering Night Sky

by Melissa Andrew

In today’s tutorial, I show you how to use your Mboss embossing powder in Shimmering Night Sky to create an underwater scene. Together with Fireworks spray and Memento ink you can create a gorgeous card straight from a mermaid’s home, complete with sea critters. I show you beginning to end how to create a sea-filled, embossed, and watercolored card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps Die – Card Builder 1
  • Picket Fence Studios – Little Coral Girl stamp set
  • Heat Tool
  • Watercolor paper
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – White, Blue Shimmer
  • Paper trimmer
  • 6 round paintbrush
  • Antistatic tool