Make Your Own Plaid with Tear It! Tape

By Alison Heikkila

Greetings! One of my favorite products from Imagine is Tear It Tape. That may be surprising, considering all of the fantastic inks and colors they offer. But, Tear It! Tape is an exceptional adhesive that has some cool properties you may not be aware of, namely the fact that it is heat safe. That means you can emboss right on top of it, so I decided to make a plaid, embossed background using it. This doesn’t take too long, but you do need to be precise, which is something I don’t normally try to be when I’m crafting.

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Time to Complete: Approx. 30-45 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Step 1: Lay your Craft Mat with the grid side up. It’s going to be necessary to use it to not only make sure our lines are straight, but also evenly spaced.

Step 2: Lay your cardstock at an angle on the grid. The angle doesn’t really matter.

Step 3: Apply a strip of Tear It! Tape at every horizontal grid line. I placed mine above the line consistently.

The panel will look like this when you’re done.

Step 4: Cut off the excess ends to make the tape flush with the edge of the panel.

Step 5: Begin to partially remove the release paper from the Tear It! Tape. I found it to be easier to only pull it off part of the way, so that I could still move the card around without getting my fingers on the sticky tape. When you finish lifting a bit of each strip, finish pulling off the release paper.

Step 6: Pour Copper MBoss embossing powder on to the panel. I put a piece of copy paper underneath so that I can pour the excess back into the bag. I recommend rubbing your finger across the panel to ensure good coverage of the powder.

Step 7: Shake off the excess powder on to the copy paper, and heat set the powder that’s on the panel.

Step 8: Begin applying Summer Sky Memento Ink in the middle of the card panel using the applicator of your choice. Admittedly, my brush wasn’t thoroughly clean, so my inking doesn’t look exactly like the ink color.

Step 9: Apply Nautical Blue Memento around the Summer Sky Ink, in a “U” shape.

Step 10: Lay the inked panel back on to the grid at a different angle from before and begin laying down more Tear It! Tape. This time, I only applied the tape where the lines were bold, so every inch.

When done applying the tape, this is what the panel should look like.

Step 11: Remove the release paper, sprinkle on Shimmering Night Sky MBoss, shake off the excess, and heat set.

Pro Tip: You may be wondering why we didn’t ink the panel after the second layer of MBoss was applied, instead of before. The Shimmering Night Sky powder has glitter in it, which could cause some drag or pulling on your ink applicators when you blend the ink. To avoid that, inking before applying a sparkly powder is advised. The Copper powder is metallic, so there’s no drag, and excess ink can be buffed away with a cloth or paper towel.

Step 12: To make perfectly coordinated cardstock for your sentiment, ink up a piece of white with Nautical Blue. Die cut the sentiment. Cut the shadow layer from vellum.

Step 13: Shake up the Summer Sky Fireworks Spray, unscrew the bottle and flick the straw on your card base to create splatters. Let dry.

Step 14: Assemble your card with Tear It Tape for the panel, and On Point Glue for the die cut sentiment.

I love how this card came out! It’s got lots of shine, but with a masculine vibe. You can change the powders and ink colors however you like to suit your needs. I love the indigo tones we’ve got going here. I hope that you’ll try making your own plaid. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies:
Imagine:
Tear It!Tape
Craft Mat
On Point Glue
MBoss Embossing Powder in Copper
MBoss Embossing Powder in Shimmering Night Sky

Memento Ink in Summer Sky
Memento Ink in Nautical Blue
Fireworks Spray in Summer Sky

Other:
Pinkfresh Studio: Classic Words Die Set
Blending Brush (or other ink applicator)
Strathmore Smooth Bristol Cardstock (for focal panel)
White Cardstock for card base

Gorgeous Wedding Card with Memento and Ink Potion No. 9 

 

By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am sharing an easier way to color your own cardstock using Memento Inks andInk  Potion No. 9 blending solution. 

In todays video tutorial I use our newly colored cardstock to create some 3D flowers for a beautiful summer wedding card. Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoy.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Memento Inks – 

Angel Pink, Rose Bud, New Sprout, Cottage Ivy, Northern Pine, Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion

Ink Potion No. 9

1/4 inch Tear-It! Tape 

Other Products Used:

Spellbinders Double and Single Peonies Die 

Susan’s Garden Tool Kit

Watercolor Paper

PVA Glue or Hot Glue

Heavyweight White Cardstock

Kat Scrappiness Quilted Background Die

Essentials By Ellen Hutson Rectangle Dies

The Greetery Sentiments Suite Love Stamp Set

The Greetery Pretty Postmarks

Clear Box A2 Size  4 1/2 inches x 1 inch x 5 7/8 inches

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How To Use All-Purpose Inks On Canvas With Ink Potion Number 9

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here with something a bit different today. I am using some All-Purpose Inks and Ink Potion Number 9 to do some painting on canvas. I did some research and could’t find anything that shows All-Purpose Inks being used on canvas so I thought I would share my experience today.

I used the All-Purpose Inks to create a Coastal painting and used some sea shells, sharks teeth and a small pelican feather that my husband and I have found on our many beach walks over the years. 

Check out the video below to see how this came together and get some tips and tricks for painting on canvas with the All-Purpose Inks and Potion Number 9.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 2 hours minutes 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

magine Products

• All-Purpose Inks

White 

Sky Blue 

Autumn Leaf 

Sky Mist 

Tropical Lagoon 

Chocolate 

Banana Cream 

• Ink Potion Number 9  

• On Point Glue

• InkBlushers

Other Products Used

• Canvas

• Detail Paint Brush

• Shells

• Eye Dropper

• Plastic Palette

• Acrylic Sealer

 

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How To Create Nautical Theme Cards Using Memento Inks

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here with another quick project for you. I have started to create A1 size cards, I think they are the cutest size for note cards. Normally A1 size cards are used for R.S.V.P or Reception cards, but I have started creating them for my every day note cards, I hope you like them too. 

The theme is nautical and when I think of nautical I think navy and white, so for todays project I combine Bahama Blue, Nautical Blue and Teal Zeal Memento Inks. I have a video tutorial for you that shows how these cards came together. I hope you enjoy.

Card Panel Measurement 2 1/2 inches Wide 4 1/4 inches Long

Card Base Measurement 4 7/8 inches x 7 inches, Score on the 7 inch side at 3 1/2 inches. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 10 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Ink Bahama Breeze 

• Memento Ink Nautical Blue 

• Memento Ink Teal Zeal 

• Tear It! Tape 

Other Products Used:

• Honey Bee Stamps Zen Ocean Stamp Set (no longer available)

• Honey Bee Stamps Mermaid Song Stamp Set (no longer available)

• Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit (no longer available)

• 100 lb Accent Opaque Cardstock https://amzn.to/3qFj36v 

• Brush https://amzn.to/3KoVExK

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How To Create The Perfect Plaid Background Using Kaleidacolor Inks 

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here and I am excited to share my project with you today. I am using the Kaleidacolor Ink Pad in Caribbean Sea to create my two plaid panels. Have you ever wondered or struggled with what colors to use to create a plaid background? Well my friends wonder and struggle no more because the Kaleidacolor Ink Pads solve it all. These ink pads coordinate so well that it takes the guesswork out. In the video I show just how easy it is, with a stencil of course, but the best part is, you don’t have to use all the colors or all the layers of the stencil I am using to get some really cool backgrounds. I will definitely be bringing the pads out more often to take the guesswork out of what colors go well with each other. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

I will catch you next time!   

Katy

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 20 minutes

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Kaleidacolor Ink Pad – Caribbean Sea 

• Ink Refills

– 40 Chartreuse

– 38 Pale Aqua

– 37 Celeste Blue

– 10 Teal

– 39 Nile Green

• VersaFine Clair – Twilight

• Tear it! Tape 

 

Other Products Used:

• Stardream Metallic Lapiz Lazuli

• Accent Opaque 120 lb Cardstock

• Kat Scrappiness Postage Stamp Die

• Kat Scrappiness Happy Fathers Day Die

• Hero Arts Dapper Dad Stamp Set

• Pinkfresh Studio Lowercase Heather and Lea’s Ornate Lowercase dies

• Blender Brushes

• The Greetery Tartan Builder Diagonal Stencil

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Create Your Own Shimmer Cardstock and Turn It Into a Mother’s Day Card

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here with another quick project for you. Today’s card works up super quick, but has several techniques used to create it. I have a video for you below, but a quick recap: I used the Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle on a piece of watercolor paper to start and then once that was dry I blended some Angel Pink Memento Ink and then stamped the center sentiment in Gray Flannel Memento Ink. Lastly, I stamped a floral image in each corner with Sweet Plum Memento Ink. I hope you enjoy the video, thanks so much for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 20 minutes

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Inks:

Angel Pink

Gray Flannel

Sweet Plum

Sheer Shimmer Spray-Sparkle

On Point Glue

 

Other Products Used:

• Simon Says Stamp Incredible Women Stamp and Die Set

• Pink Fresh Studio Blooming Bouquet Stamp

• Fabriano Traditional White Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

• Accent Opaque 120 lb Cardstock

• Slate Gray Cardstock

• Gina K Designs White Layering Card Stock

• Blender Brushes

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