Creating Ink Swatches for Easy Color Matching

by Nicole Watt

Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project looking for coordinating colors? Having color swatches on hand will make that process a whole lot easier! Nicole shares how easy this is to do. All you need is your favorite white cardstock, Versafine Clair a stamp set from Waffle Flower and your inks for swatching!

Skill: All Levels
Time: 5-10 minutes per ink color

Directions

Supplies 

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Other
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Cardstock 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp set 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches for Inkpads 
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic Block
  • Stamping Positioner Tool
  • Pen or pencil

Create Easy Heat Embossed Ink Blended Backgrounds for Stunning Notecards

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, I’m heat embossing and doing a little ink blending today to create this fun take on a notecard, pun intended. I always like to keep note cards around especially this time of the year when a lot of people experience the after-holiday “blahs”.I think it’s nice to send them a little note reminding them that their not alone and I’m thinking about them. I’m going to get started by sharing a few of the products I’m using and a reference guide before I jump into making this card.

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Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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  • MFT Musical Notes Background
  • White Cardstock
  • Gold Confetti Sequins
  • Gold Glitter Paper
  • Casual Fridays Heart Note Fri-Dies
  • Strathmore Laser Transculent Vellum
  • Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock

Valentine’s Day Call for Art

Call for Valentine’s Day Art

Be published on the Imagine Blog! Submit a photo of a Valentine’s Day project. Some of the themes can include: Valentine’s Day Cards, multiple cards for kids, Date Night gifts, paper flowers, I Love You Art, Galentine’s, Crafts and gifts for Singles, party décor for Valentine’s parties.

Submit an attractive 600 x 600 pixel square or 900 x 900 pixel square photo of your project, a short description and a link to your Instagram profile or blog to marketing@imaginecrafts.com.

We will review all submissions and post a collection in one blog post and will share it on our social media platforms. Potential reach = 10,000 followers.

See How to Decorate a Shopping List Pad with Memento Ink

by Annie Collins

Do you love making lists and papercrafting? Today’s project is a perfect crossover of both. This is a quick and easy project that you can make for your friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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  • My Favorite Things: Limelight 3-1/2″x5-1/2″
  • Accent Brand 80lb: Ultra White Smooth 2″x2″
  • Dollar Tree Brand: Mini Legal Pad
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Set: Let’s Toast
  • Scraptastic Stamp Set: Take Note
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1, MB1, LG5
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White

Create Inspiring ATCs using a Quick Watercolor Background Technique

by Lori Warren

Spice up your card giving this year by including an inspiration ATC with the cards you send.  Create these ATCs with Club Scrap’s Lavender Fields stamp set along with VersaMagic, VersaColor and VersaFine Clair ink. Your friends and family will be really impressed to receive these little inspiring works of art.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions

Supplies

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  • Club Scrap – Lavender Fields stamp set
  • Cardstock – Black & White

Create a Matching Frame & Card Design with VersaMagic

by Lisa Mensing

Create a matching card and home decor frame - you can do anything

In this video, I’m sharing how to use stencils along with a few inks to create gorgeous backgrounds wrapped in Vellum and heat embossed with inspirational quotes. I’ve used the background in two ways: to create a handmade card and framed. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Whimsy Stamps Farmhouse Greenery Stencil
  • Neenah #110 Classic Crest Solar
  • White Coverstock Strathmore Laser Transculent Vellum
  • Black Frame
  • Heat Tool