Clean and Simple Handmade Card with Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

Clean and Simple Handmade Card with Memento Dye Inks

In this video, I share how to watercolor, heat emboss, and ink blend with dye inks. Follow along as I show you how to get the most out of your Memento Dye Inks and create this clean and simple card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 25 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Hope & Strength Call for Art

Call for Hope & Strength Art

In tough times we all need to focus on being strong and supporting each other. Submit a photo of an Inspiration-themed project. Some of the themes can include: Hope, Love, Faith, Prayers, Be Strong, Hang in There, Stay Strong, Brighter Days are Ahead, Journal pages, At-home crafts, etc.

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. Submissions are due by Monday, March 30th, 2020

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 Make a Set of Gorgeous Green St. Patrick’s Day Cards

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, I showcase the various greens available in the Memento dye inkpads for Shamrock stamps. In addition, I’m sharing a few tips on heat embossing images using Mboss in New Years Eve (beautiful sparkle black powder) plus a quick and simple heat embossed border on St. Patrick’s Day cards. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: varies

Supplies

Imagine 
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps – Shamrock Swirl Clear Stamps  
  • Duck Brand Permanent Foam Mounting Tape, Double-Sided
  • Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5″x11″
  • “Blending Buddy” White Bristle Blending Brush – Trinity Stamps

See How Heat Embossing a Metal Tin Makes a Lovely Gift

by Nicole Watt

See How Heat Embossing on a Metal Tin Make a Lovely Gift

Metal tins are great for all sorts of projects – as a gift box, for a mini album or keepsake box. Why not take that tin up a notch with some heat embossing! Nicole will show you how easy it is to add beautiful texture and color to your next metal tin project.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Altenew Feeling Dotty stencil
  • Altenew Deco Wallpaper stencil
  • Metal tin
  • Heat Tool

See How to Make a Set of Farmhouse Valentine’s Day Cards

by Lisa Mensing

See How to Make Several Farmhouse Valentine's Day Cards VersaFine Clair

In this video, I’m sharing my version of a Farmhouse Valentine Card complete with a shiplap background stamped with Versarfine Clair Midnight Mist ink. I’m adding Versafine Clair Charming Pink and Glamorous ink stamped hearts and to complete the look heat embossed sentiments using Gold MBoss Embossing Powder on Vellum.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps – Shiplap stamp
  • Cardbase
  • Vellum
  • 80lb Cardstock
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Die-cut Machine
  • Anti Static Powder
  • Stamp set
  • Paintbrush
  • Heat tool

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please like, comment below or share on social media! 

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.

Surface Compatibility Chart

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine 
Other 
  • 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