How To Create a Mixed Media Valentine

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am using a variety of products to create this Love You card.

In today’s video tutorial I do some ink blending with VersaFine Clair Verdant and Warm Breeze. I haven’t used these two colors for ink blending before and they blended really well and the colors coordinate perfectly together. I used a heart stencil with VersaFine Clair Paradise to blend over the ink blended panel and then added some Sheer Shimmer Stix in Frost for a bit of shimmer.  I also pulled out some irRESISTible Spray in Paris Dusk and Silver to create some splatter. I finished the panel off by die cutting the words love and you with some metallic blue cardstock. Check out the video to see the process in action. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by. 

Katy

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 30 minutes 

Directions:

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

• VersaFine Clair Verdant

• VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze

• VersaFine Clair Paradise

• Sheer Shimmer Stix-Frost

• irRESISTible Spray Paris Dusk

• irRESISTible Spray Silver

• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Teal Zeal

• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Silver

• 1/4 inch Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

• Miss Ink Stamps Hand Drawn Hearts Stencil

• Layering Hearts Dies

• scrapbook.com/Pinkfresh Love and You Dies

• Blending Brushes

Learn to Make a Valentine’s Day Treat Bag/Gift Card Holder

By Kathy Pisupati –

Hello!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today’s project is a treat/gift card holder for Valentine’s Day but it is also about ADHESIVES!  Adhesives aren’t the focus on most tutorials so let’s change that today.

.Skill Level: Easy

Time to complete: 1 Hour

Directions:

Step 1

Cut 3 pieces of a layering weight, white card stock to 4” x 11”.  This will be enough for three holders. You don’t need a heavy weight card stock as we will be scoring, folding and adding a layer of patterned paper.

Step 2

Cut 3 panels of patterned paper to 3.5” x 10.5”.  I had this fabulous patterned  paper from Kat Scrappiness in my stash which is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Step 3

Here is where the adhesive comes in!  You will attach the patterned paper panels to the white card stock.  The Tear It! Tape from Imagine Crafts is SO easy to use.  It is a strong double-sided adhesive AND you don’t need to reach for your scissors every time you want a piece.  Just tear it!  It tears so easy!  We will also be using the On Point Glue and I will give you a tip in a second.  The On Point Glue comes in a small bottle with a micro tip.  The cap of the bottle has a built in pin that fits in the micro tip when you close the cap so it never gets clogged!  No more losing those pins!

Step 4

Add your Tear It! Tape to the back of all four panels on all sides.  Here’s a tip, pull up only a bit of each back and a bit of On Point Glue to the exposed area.  Then flip the panel over and align to your white card panel.  This allows some wiggle room for you to align the panels perfectly!  Once the patterned panel is aligned press down the areas of exposed adhesive and then gently pull the backing paper off from each side.

Step 5

Now it’s time to score and fold.  You will score as indicated above and fold in the manner shown.

Step 6

Now it’s time to add a little decoration!  I used a heart die and coordinating stamps.  I stamped using VersaColor Cardinal ink.  For the sentiment I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  Foam tape was added to the lower half of the heart.  The reason for this is so the flap of the holder can tuck under the heart.  I also added foam tape to the sentiment, adding a bit more dimension to the design.  These were SO easy to create and you could change up the design for ANY occasion.  I haven’t put anything inside yet.  A gift card fit perfectly inside, just add some temporary adhesive to the back of the gift card.  You can also adhere a small cellophane bag filled with small treats and adhere it or add a bit of temporary adhesive to the back of a fun-size candy bar!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day and Halloween!

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you! Please head over to the Imagine Crafts website to see all the beautiful products. Here is the link IMAGINE CRAFTS.

SUPPLIES

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Cardinal

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Other

• Kat Scrappiness Patterned Paper

• Heart Die

• Coordinating Heart Stamp/Stencil

• Scor-Pal scoring tool

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape

Quick and Easy “Happy New Year” Banner

By LeeAnn McKinney

Howdy friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a quick and easy project for you.

This “New Year’s” Banner is easy to make. I made it to hang in my craft room ushering in 2023.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Delicata: Golden Glitz

• Delicata Shimmery Silver

• MBoss Gold

• Mboss Embossing Powder Silver

• Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

• StazOn Stamp Cleaner

Other Supplies:

• Darice Heat Tool

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock

Learn to Make a “Season’s Greetings” Holiday Card 

By Annie Collins –

Hello Crafty Friends – 

Annie here with a Holiday card made using MBoss and VersaMagic Ink.

Supplies Used:

Imagine:

Mboss Embossing Powder: Shimmering Night Sky

VersaMark Ink

VersaMagic Ink: Sea Breeze, Aspen Mist, & Aegean Blue

Sponge Dauber

Tear It! Tape

On Point Glue

Craft Mat

Other Supplies:

Brutus Monroe: Let It Snow Stamp Set

Brutus Monroe: Mixed Media Stencil 6×6: Snowfall

Recollections brand 110lb Cardstock: White

Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: Light Blue

Sequins – Blues & Clear

Create A Holiday Tree Ornament Using Creative Medium, Memento and Brilliance Inks 

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and for todays project I thought I would used a variety of products with some die cuts to create an ornament for the Christmas tree. 

In todays video tutorial I explain each layer of the ornament starting with the snowy background which uses the Creative Medium with a snowflake stencil, once dried I applied the Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Purple, Pearlescent Lavender and Pearlescent Sky Blue and was blown away. Check out the video for all the details on how this ornament came together. 

I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by. 

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 10 minutes 

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

Poinsettia

– Memento Ink Angel Pink, Love Letter, Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk

– Delicata Ruby Red

– Pico Embellisher-Shimmer

Greenery

– Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves, Northern Pine

– Pico Embellisher-Shimmer

Woodland Wreath

– Memento Ink Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle

Back Panel

– Delicata Ruby Red

– VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Snowflake Background

– Brilliance Inks

– Creative Medium-Shimmer

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

Multi-Purpose Squeegee

Other Products:

Spellbinders Poinsettia Die

Spellbinders Woodland Wreath with Feathered Friends Die

Spellbinders Blizzard Stencil

The Greetery Botanicuts Pine Bough Die

Simon Says Stamp The Magic of Christmas Stamp Set

Kat Scrappiness Holiday Village Slimline Border Die

Honey Bee Stamps Simple Alpha Stamp Set

Lawn Fawn Acetate

Make a Holiday Card Using VersaColor and Painter’s Tape

By Kathy Pisupati –

creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today I have a new tutorial for you.  This is an OLD technique it is still fun, but messy!  What do you need?  A fabulous VersaColor Ink and some painter’s tape or any masking tape!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to complete: 1 hour

Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need another white panel measuring 3.75” x 5”.  Grab your masking tape and a VersaColor ink.  I used Cardinal.  At this point you can put on some gloves if you want but I didn’t.  I swiped the ink across a 5”piece of tap.  I then laid the tape across the white card stock panel, put a piece of copy paper over it and pressed.  I repeated this stripe 4 times.  I like the texture of the stripe.

Step 2

Next I smushed some of the Cardinal ink on my glass mat, added water and with a paint brush I splattered the panel.  I did the same with some gold water color paint.  Finally, I spritzed the Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle all over the panel.  Can you see the shimmer?  It is pretty!

Step 3

Next, I cut the panel with a die and added a piece of red stock to the back.  The red card stock is 1/4’’ larger than the striped panel.  Adhere with some On Point liquid glue.

Step 4

Now cut a hole from the panel and the red card stock you used for the frame.

Step 5

Cut a panel of white card stock slightly smaller than your main panel.  Add liquid glue to the back of the red circle.  Use your main panel as a guide, place over the white panel and press your circle into place.

Step 6

Cut a slightly larger circle from acetate or old packing and glue to the back of the main panel.  Add foam tape all around and add flat embellishments to the center.  I used gold confetti from Kat Scrappiness.

Step 7

Die-cut a few of the medium sized snowflakes from the Kat Scrappiness Snowflake Trio and glue together.  Then I used the Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray and spritzed the snowflake.  I also splattered it with gold water color paint.  It was still a bit too white so I pressed the snowflake into my Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.

Step 8

Cut a circle frame using the die you used for the front panel and a slightly smaller one.  Glue this inside the cut out on top of the acetate. Adhere the snowflake on top of the acetate and allow to dry. Add a sentiment, I used the Christmas Stack Sentiment from LDRS Creative with the Sentiment Stack Shadow.  I glued these together and then popped it up with foam tape. I also added a few of the gold confetti around the outside of the card and some dots to the frame with a gold gel pen. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered to an A2 top-folding, white card base.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.

SUPPLIES

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Cardinal

Delicata Golden Glitz

• Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray SPARKLE

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

Other

• Kat Scrappiness Snowflake Trio

• Circle Dies

• LDRS Creative Christmas Sentiment Stack Stamp

• LDRS  Creative Sentiment Stack Die

• LDRS Creative Shadow Stack and Die

• Essentials Rectangles for Stitching by Ellen Hutson

• Kat Scrappiness Round Gold Confetti

• Gold Gel Pen

• Gold Watercolor Paint

• Paint brush

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape