Make a FABULOOOS Halloween Card

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! Todays tutorial is a quick project that you can make using your Halloween stamps and the heat embossing techniques. On this, I am combined VersaFine Clair, VersaMark and Memento Inks with our traditional Embossing Powders.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30  Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp a Halloween background onto your colored card stock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. 

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Step 2:

Cover the inked area with Embossing Powder and melt it with a heat tool. On this step, you can use clear embossing powder or black embossing powder.   

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Step 3:

With an Ink Blusher or sponge apply Memento Ink Grape Jelly around the stamped background.  

TIP: You can stamp your background onto white smooth cardstock and then ink all the area with your selection of Memento Ink. 

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Step 5:

With VersaMark Ink stamp the sentiment on the center of the card and covered it with White  Embossing Powder. Melt the powder with the heat tool.

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Step 6:

Ink the center or your card using Memento Tangelo Ink.

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Step 7:

According with the stamps and colors of card stock that you used you can enhance some details using additional colors of Memento Ink. In my sample, I used purple card stock and three different colors of Memento Ink: Grape Jelly around the card, Tangelo for the Center and Paris Dusk for the corners.

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Step 8:

To embellish the card, you can use a coordinated die cut. I am using a witch die that I cut onto Silver Metallic cardstock three times. I layered pasted all the die cut images with On Point Glue to add more dimension. And as final touch, I gave an additional color to the face on the pumpkin using Memento Dual Tip Markers.

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Step 9:

Assemble your card pasting all the layers with Tear It! Tape or Crafty Foam Tape.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaMark – Clear

• Memento – Grape Jelly, Tangelo and Paris Dusk

• Memento Dual Tip Markers

• Ink Blushers

• Tear it! Tape

• Craft Mat

Other:

  Joy Clair Designs – Spiderweb Background Clear Stamp 

  Crackerbox Stamps – Faboolous Rubber Stamp

  Die Cut Machine

  Positional Stamp Tool.

  Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

• Heat Tool

• Brayer

Learn to Make a Back to School Card

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! During summer our time es limited and today I have an easy and fun Back To School Card featuring several of Imagine products, like VersaColor, Memento Ink and Markers and VersaFine. During the process you will see how all the different inks looks according to the project.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Directions

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Step 1:

Take a piece of a dark color cardstock to create the background. On my sample, I am using dark grey, but this type of stamping looks great in additional colors like red, blue or black. Select the stamp set that you prefer to create the background.

 I selected an alphabet set of stamps but I stamped the entire sheet at once. To make it, just secure the entire sheet over the stamping tool. To create the soft look, I used VersaColor  White. It is a soft ink ideal to emboss or create shadows.  

If you are not heat embossing it, let the piece a side for a while to ink dry naturally or use a heat tool to speed the process.

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Step 2:

In a separate piece of white smooth cardstock, stamp the spiral image using VersaFine Onix. Let the ink dry naturally and you will obtain a crisply image. Or if you prefer, you can heat emboss the stamped image to add a shiny look. 

 

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Step 3:

Stamp the focus image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Step 4:

Color all the details with Memento Dual Tip Markers.  

TIP: Keep in mind that you can use your Memento Dual Tip Markers with both inks, VersaFine and Memento without any coloring problem. 

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Step 5:

Create the card base and resize all the layers of your card. You can paste them with Tear It! Tape or use crafty foam tape to add more dimension and interest to your card.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaColor – White 

• Memento – Tuxedo Black 

• Memento Dual Tip Markers 

• VersaFine – Onix Black

• Tear it! Tape 

• Craft Mat 

Other:

• Joy Clair Designs – Friendly Alpha Clear Stamp Set, White Smooth Cardstock 

• Crackerbox Stamps – Spiral Side Rubber Stamp

• Precious Remembrance Shop – School Days Stamp Set

• Positional Stamp Tool.

• Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

Learn Thumping Technique using Ink Pads

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! In today’s crafting tutorial I want to show you how to make the traditional thumping technique but this time using ink pads and not markers! To make my card, I used the large size of Memento Inks but it can be made with the Memento Drops too or with any other type of ink. This is an easy and fun summer card for any occasion.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

Select the stamp set that you prefer. To make most evident this technique you can use solid stamps. Additionally, pick the colors of ink that you wanted to use. I am using two, Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo. 

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Step 2:

Ink your stamp with the first color. In my case Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

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Step 3:

Without stamp the image over the cardstock, ink the stamp partially with the second colors. Keep in mind the parts that you want to look with different shadows.

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Step 4:

Stamp the image over a piece of cardstock.

TIP: Clean the second ink pad with a dry towel to avoid contamination of the colors.

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Step 5:

You can repeat the above step if you want to obtain darker colors. Stamp a sentiment using a contrast color to complete your card.

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Step 6:

Resize the layer with, paste the sentiment and add the decorative layer over a card base. If you want, you can use your favorite crafty foam to add more dimension to your card.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Memento – Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo

• VersaFine – Onix Black

Other:

• 88 and Clear – Clear Stamp Set Kissable Dandelion

• Scrapbook.com – Clear Stamp Set Handmade Essentials

• Joy Clair Designs – White Smooth Cardstock 

• Positional Stamp Tool.

• The Greetery LLC – Crimped Frame Die

• Die Cut Machine

• Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

Be a Star with New Embossing Techniques

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! In today’s crafting tutorial, I will be sharing two easy ways to upgrade the basic embossing techniques using a Brilliant Ink and embossing power or MBoss.  This is a great idea for any occasion, however like summer is around the corner, I created a Patriotic Card honoring 4th of July.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

Select a piece of card stock and embossing folder. Use a piece of cardstock larger than the folder. Dry emboss it in the normal way using your die cut machine. 

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Step 2:

Pick a brayer or any type of roller to add ink to the emboss design. Noticed that you can use any face of the embossed piece to develop this technique. I am using Brilliance Pearlescent Sly Blue and Shimmer White Cardstock.

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Step 3:

Ink your brayer completely and apply the Brilliance Ink over the surface with a soft movement. You don’t want to transfer the ink to the debossed part.

 

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Step 4:

Repeat the step 3, until you are satisfied with the color of the layer. In my sample, I made this step three times to have a great covering.

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Step 5:

Create the card base and layers that you wanted to use. In this model I am using white card base, and blue die cut layer to create a contrast. Resize your inked embossed piece to use it as top layer over the die cut piece. Select a shadow die set with a sentiment or any other type of image to create a window over your inked layer. Don’t paste your layers yet.

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Step 6:

With the shadow or die base of your die cut, create a window over the inked layer. If you want you can save the die cut layer to use in another project.

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Step 7:

Paste the inked embossed layer over the die cut layer using your favorite adhesive. If you want to have more dimension, you can use foam tape. Paste the decorative piece over the card base. 

Cut the word or image according with the die cut that you selected.

 

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Step 8:

With masking tape, cover the half of the die cut word and made a partial hot embossing using VersaMark Ink and your favorite color of embossing powder or MBoss. In my model, I am using the Metallic Berry. 

Don’t remove the masking tape if you want to repeat the above step and obtain shinier and dimension with the hot embossing. I repeated this step twice.

 

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Step 9:

Paste the embossed word and decorate with a complement sentiment and/or embellishments. I used a tiny sentiment stamped with Memento Paris Dusk and a few die cut stars in white cardstock.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Brilliance – Pearlescent Sky Blue

• VersaMark – Clear

• MBoss – Metallic Berry

 

Other:

• Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Embossing Folder Wave Length

• Joy Clair Designs – White Smooth Cardstock and Loopy Rectangle Slimline Dies.

• Birch Press Design – Big Sending Sugar Scrip

• Scrapbook Adhesives – Crafty Foam Tape

• Die Cut Machine

• Heat Tool

• Brayer

 

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• Brayer

 

Thank You to the Artists at Creativation 2020

 

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Thank you to all the artists who demonstrated with Imagine products at the Creativation 2020 show. Here is some of the magic that happened in the booth!

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Lori Warren leads the charge at our large craft table using the StazOn On-Trend colors (announcement coming soon) with StazOn Pigment. She was fabulous at explaining how to layer StazOn to create unique effects.

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Nicole Watt helped us showcase VersaColor in a new case design (more information coming soon) and dazzled us with her awesome ink blending samples.

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Nadine Carlier created metal pieces with our new StazOn On Trend color Plum (coming soon).

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Kazuko Kocho worked hard all weekend on these beautiful butterfly tins. She was gracious enough to give them out as samples. They went fast! She is the master at using StazOn, GlazOn, and Brushstix to create awesome art pieces.

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Martha Lucia Gomez joined us for an hour to help guide people through our color charts.

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Steph Ackerman helped us with VersaColor in the new case. Great ink for ink blending and shows up well on dark paper.

Here are some of the projects from the weekend

 

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Artist Demo for Creativation 2020

We are so excited to attend Creativation 2020 in Phoenix, Az! We will be announcing new products, demonstrating new products, meeting some of you for the first time, seeing some of you again and most of all we will be making art!

This year we have an excellent group of artists who will be crafting and making with our new products. Here are some faces you can expect to see in booth #2516.

 

Lori Warren

Nicole Watt

Nadine Carlier

Kazuko Kocho

Martha Lucia Gomez

Steph Ackerman

Here are some of the projects that you might see from our artists