Quick & Easy Projects: Creating Backgrounds using Fireworks Sprays on a Gel Plate

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I want to show you a quick and easy way of creating backgrounds for cards using Fireworks Sprays on the Gelli Plate. Combined with gesso these sprays can be turned into pastel shades with some fun patterns and textures. I create multiple prints using some for backgrounds and the rest to die-cut elements or stamp on.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Other
  • Stamps Visible Image
  • Diamante
  • Gel Plate
  • Brayer Couture Creations
  • Gesso 
  • Stencil Art By Marlene
  • Watercolor Art By Marlene

Making a Fun Gnome Card With Memento and Creative Medium

by LeeAnn McKinney

Making a Fun Gnome Card With Memento and Creative Medium

Hi there friends, LeeAnn here with a fun beachy card I made using a range of blue hues in Memento Dye inks and texture with Creative Medium.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Kat Scrappiness Summer Gnome Stamp
  • DCAM Splash Stencil
  • Bristol Smooth Card stock
  • Recollections Card stock
  • Foam Tape
  • Repositionable Tape
  • Guillotine Trimmer

Beginner Guide: Layering Dye Inks with a Stencil

Beginner Guide Learn basics of papercrafting with simple and easy to complete card making projects.

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi friends, LeeAnn here showing an easy technique to make a card that looks like it has an etching effect. Using just a rainbow selection Memento Dye inks, and a stencil this card was so fun to make and can be altered with colors and stencil for any occasion. Bonus Material: See how to cover a slip-of-hand with an easy fix!

Directions

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

Other

Beginner Guide: 5 Ways to use VersaColor Ink for Cardmaking

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by Nicole Watt

Join Nicole as she shows you how to add VersaColor ink to your cardmaking projects. She’s got five ways that you can use this water-based pigment ink for various techniques in paper crafting.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

versacolor pigment ink pad

beginner-shop-mboss

Ink Daubers

Other 

  • Altenew – Golden Feather Stamp & Die bundle 
  • Hero Arts – Starry Night Stencil
  • Stamping Tools – Acrylic Block, or Misti Stamping Tool 

Beginner Guide: Five Heat Embossing Tips for Beginners


Beginner Guide: Five Heat Embossing Tips for Beginners

by Lisa Mensing

Today, Lisa is sharing her top five heat embossing tips and they are perfect for the beginner crafter. See how she demonstrates three fun ways to use embossing powder on beautifully handmade cards.

Skill: Beginner
Time: Varies

Directions

shopping list

mboss embossing powder

versamark

Other 

Beginner Guide: Embossing for 4th of July


Embossing Powder in a 4th of July theme

by Lee Ann McKinney

Welcome back everyone, Lee Ann here and I am so happy to be here with another project for Imagine Crafts. This fairly easy Fourth of July Card can be made using just a few items from Imagine Crafts and a Heat Tool.

Directions

mboss embossing powder

versacolor ink

Other

  • Cardstock – Black, White, Red, Blue
  • Stamps – Fireworks, Sentiment
  • Stamping tool or Acrylic Block
  • Coffee filters
  • brush