Learn How to Make a Mixed Media Tag for Valentines

by Kassy Tousignant

I’m always looking for different textures to include in my paper crafting projects. It’s a fun challenge for me and this tag really brought some interesting textures together in a great way! I can always count on Imagine to have just the right product to bring gorgeous color to these textures. Fireworks spray really shines when used over a stencil textured background. You will see in this video, I add a little water and the shimmer and pigment will settle in between the shapes, giving great depth to this tag. I also really love that I can layer different colors of Fireworks spray over the top of each other. I used irRESISTible Pico Embellisher on the wire mesh texture to give it a little bit of color.  It’s just thick enough to fill the holes and looks fantastic! I wanted the resin hearts to be stark white and stand out so I used All-Purpose Ink in White, which provided great coverage and opacity. Watch my video today and like and share if you enjoy it!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gesso
  • Heavy body gel
  • Stamps
  • Resin hearts
  • Wire mesh
  • Stencil
  • Black string
  • Manila tag

Create a Valentines Card with a Paper Airplane Theme

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Create a Valentines Card with a Paper Airplane Theme

Hello everyone! Today, I have a fun and creative stamping technique that you can use with all your clear stamps with symmetric form. This month we have prepared Valentine’s projects and of course, we are using the red color to enhance our passion for the inks.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

To create this project, I am using the Pink Shimmer Delicata inkpad and Glamorous VersaFine Clair in combination with both sides of one single stamp from the stamp set Life’s a Breeze from Joy Clair. Yes, you read well – to create my card I used both sides of the stamp. Let me share it with you.


Step 2

First, I positioned the paper airplane stamp over the acrylic block. I adhered the stamping side over the block and let the backside be inked with the Delicata ink in Pink Shimmer. Then I stamped randomly the image over a piece of whisper white card stock, cleaned the stamp thoroughly and let the ink dry naturally. I love to use the Pink Shimmer Delicata Ink – the color is soft and shiny at the same time.


Step 3

When the ink was totally dry I turned the same paper airplane stamp in the normal way and inked it with VersaFine Clair Glamorous Ink. Like I used a symmetric image, stamp the image in the normal way was easy.


Step 4

After stamping all the comets, I covered the entire layer with Clear Embossing Powder and melted with the heat tool. Then I resized the layer and pasted over the red card base using dimensional or double-sided foam tape. To resize the image, I used a stitched rectangle die cut from Gina Marie Designs. Set the entire piece aside for a while.


Step 5

To decorate the background, take a piece of cardstock in any color and ink it directly with VersaFine Clair Glamorous inkpad. Cover the entire piece with Clear Embossing Powder and activate the powder with the heat tool.


Step 6

Take the embossed piece and cut with the dies that you want to use. On this card, I am using the new I Love You Shadow dies from Kat Scrappiness. These dies come with a mat and I cut them from a pink piece of card stock, pasted the layer with On Point Glue and then paste the letters over the decorated card base using dimensional or double-sided foam tape. This is a creative technique that you can explore with different types of stamps. The result is always different and if you mix and match the colors of ink you will love the effect.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Powder Pink
  • Acrylic Block
  • Die Cuts – Gina Marie Designs & Kat Scrappiness
  • Stamps – Life’s a Breeze by Joy Clair Stamps
  • Dimensionals or Double-sided foam tape

Create an Cat Themed Card with Ombre Background with Memento Ink

by Melissa Andrew

Today, I create a Kitty Theme Ombre background using a watercolor technique and Memento Ink. This will give you a gorgeous transition from dark to light of the same color. The technique is smooth and allows for a seamless background. The Memento ink is vibrant and colorful and can be easily moved with water. In addition, I show you how to watercolor images directly with Memento Inks.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • LDRS Creative Stamp Set – Kitten Caboodle
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Paint Brush – 12 round, 6 round
  • Water Color Paper
  • White Cardstock
  • Misti Stamping Tool

 

Create A Song Bird Theme Card For Valentines Day

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create A Song Bird Theme Card For Valentines Day

Using Imagine’ s Craft Mat, I made a mirror image of the stamp as I wanted to create a background with a repetitive pattern on it. Having a stamp design with one only way to stamp, the Craft Mat kept the VersaFine Clair ink long enough to place the cardstock and capture the stamped image at the reverse direction. The same technique can be used on various materials such as fabric and wood. It could also work well on transparent sheets when you need both side stamped image.

Skill: beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Mark on the craft mat an outline of the cardstock size with a pencil to use a guideline to align your stamps. For this project, a 4 x 6 cardstock cutting is used.


Step 2

Stamp the birds on the Craft Mat using the Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad inside the guidelines. Press the cardstock piece on the craft mat and inside the guidelines.


Step 3

Stamp to cover the rest of card piece to create the repetitive pattern.


Step 4

Set the stamped cardstock piece on the front of a card 5 x 7 inch with Tear It! Tape.


Step 5

Add color details on the flowers with the Fabrico marker in Red Brick.


Step 6

On a piece of white cardstock, stamp with VersaMark the love word, cover with Imagine’ s red embossing powder and heat set. Distress the edges of the paper.


Step 7

Use lightweight clay and the rubber mold to make a feather and when dries whitening it further with All-Purpose Ink in White.


Step 8

Place two side to side layers of Tear It! Tape to match the size of the ribbon and glue the chevron ribbon on the card.


Step 9

Continue with the Tear It! Tape to set the word “love” on top of the ribbon.


Step 10

Add rhinestones with the On Point Glue on the flowers.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Heat tool
  • Rhinestones
  • Feathers rubber mold
  • Kaisercraft – Bonjour stamp set
  • Penny Black – All about love stamp set
  • May Arts – chevron ribbon red
  • Light Weight Paper Clay

 

Create a Valentines with Emboss Resist Using Goosebumps Spray

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a Valentines with Emboss Resist Using Goosebumps Spray and VersaFine Clair

I am a clean and simple cardmaker who likes to focus on techniques, so the GooseBumps spray is PERFECT for my style of cardmaking! Using the spray and Versafine Clair inks together is a fast and easy way to create a fun and vibrant background for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday! (Plus I added a little sparkle, because who can resist that??)

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine 
Other
  • Craftin Desert Divas –  Nested Hearts & Flag Banner Dies
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Candy Hearts Stamp Set
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Fun Foam
  • White Cardstock
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Alcohol (For Clean Up)

Create Colorful Pop-up Butterflies in a Card

by Jessica Lin

Handmade cards featuring colorful butterflies stamped in multiple layers with Tsukineko inks.

Tsukineko inks are perfect for stamp layering! In today’s video, I’m sharing how you can layer VersaMagic and VersaFine Clair inks to create these simple yet gorgeous butterflies, and adhere them together to make a string of pop-up surprise.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, aqua, dark blue or color of choice
  • Stampin’ Up – Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies
  • Die cut machine