Learn How to Create a Cute Penguin Greeting Card

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Create a Cute Penguin Greeting Card

Red isn’t the first color you would normally associate with snowflakes and winter but I thought it would be fun to spice up a few Christmas cards with Imagine’s Color of the Month Chili Pepper! I did just that by combining Lady Bug Fireworks Spray and Summertime VersaFine Clair inks. Check it out!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Stamp “Burst of Snowflakes” background stamp onto the card panel using VersaMark ink.


Step 2

Sprinkle the stamped image with MBoss Iridescent Opaque embossing powder. Shake off excess powder back into the pouch. Melt the powder with a heat tool and let cool.


Step 3

Spray the entire panel with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lady Bug (red). Let the panel dry naturally or speed up drying with a heat tool.


Step 4

Once the Fireworks! spray has dried, sponge a layer of Summertime VersaFine Clair ink (orange) over the entire panel to give it that orange-red look of chili peppers. Wipe off any excess ink from the embossed areas.


Step 5

Stamp the Cuddlebug Penguin on a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Watercolor the image by scribbling the ink from Memento Dual Tip Markers directly onto the Craft Mat; blend and pick up the inks off of the mat using a waterbrush. After the image was dry I added a few details with a white gel pen.


Step 6

Trim both the image and the snowflake panel. Adhere the snowflake panel to a black card blank using Tear It Tape. Attach the penguin to the card using foam tape.


Step 7

Stamp the sentiment “Hello There” on a scrap of white cardstock and affix over the penguin.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co – Cuddlebug Penguin, Burst of Flakes
  • Cardstock
  • Foam Tape
  • Heat Tool
  • Misti Stamping Tool or Acrylic Block

Learn How to Make an Embossed Background with Mboss

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Learn How to Make an Embossed Background with Mboss

Today’s I used a beautiful Floral stamp set by Waffle Flower and few Mboss Embossing Powders in purple and magenta hues. I stamped the Floral image on a vellum piece with VersaFine black onyx ink and added Clear Mboss Powder. This gives a beautiful glossy effect on the image. For the background, I dabbed the VersaMark pad directly onto the card stock and created an ombre effect with the Mboss Embossing Powders. I repeated this process twice to get a rich shimmery effect. To finish the card I adhered the floral image and a “hello” sentiment.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White, Vellum
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Heatgun
  • Waffle Flower Stamps
  • Coffee Filters
  • Double-side Tape

 

Create a Paint Brush Splatter Style Card with Waffle Flower Stamps

by Roni Johnson

September brings a wonderful pairing of Waffle Flower stamp and all of the amazing products from Imagine. Today I wanted to share a card I made using Waffle Flower’s set Little Painter. I just love the variety of brushes and the cute little tubes of paint. They are so much fun to color and the uses are endless.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Flick a variety of colors of All-Purpose Ink onto the card panel using a paintbrush. Rotate the card panel with every application of ink so the splatters come from different directions for a more natural look. Set the panel aside to dry.


Step 2

Stamp the paintbrushes onto a piece of white cardstock using VersaFine Clair Ink; stamp 3 tubes of paint onto a separate piece of white cardstock using the same ink. Sprinkle Black Mboss embossing powder over all of the images; shake off excess powder and return it to the pouch. Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool and let the embossed images cool.


Step 3

Watercolor each image using the same colors of All-Purpose Ink that was used to create the background. Fussy cut each image and set it aside. Stamp the easel image onto a scrap of brown cardstock and fussy cut.


Step 4

Mount the background splatter panel onto a red card blank; arrange and adhere the images as desired. Cover the paint blob with a layer of Sparkle irRESISTible Pico Embellisher to add shine and a touch of sparkle.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

See How to Make a Colorful Card with a Cut-Out Background

by Kassy Tousignant

See How to Make a Colorful Card with a Cut-Out Background

I am really in love with the cut-out and embossing technique used to make the background of this colorful and high contrast card. It was fun to use the negative of the flower shape to create this greeting card background and have the bright green, magenta and purple colors show through a black, shiny frame. The stylish Waffle Flower stamps are a perfect compliment with the fun Memento ink colors! I hope this card inspires some creative card making ideas.

Skill: Intermediate or Advanced
Time: 40 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower stamp – Enveloper OK
  • Waffle Flower die – Magical Flower 2
  • Cardstock – silver matte
  • Foam adhesive
  • Heat gun
  • White paint pen

See How to Use Blending and Embossing to Create a Beautiful Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How to Use Blending and Embossing to Create a Beautiful Card

Hi there, Martha Lucia here! Today I have a fun project creating a Violet rainbow with your Memento Inks. This month the design team of Image is featuring the amethyst color and I decided to use not exactly violet colors but some colors from the same line.

Skill: Beginner – Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Most of the work in this design is coloring the background. I started with a whisper white piece of cardstock and masking tape. As you can notice on the photo my initial idea was using four colors of Memento Ink but at the end, I changed my mind and used five. The colors of Memento Ink that I used were Paris Dusk, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies, Lulu Lavender and the versatile London Fog. By the way, London Fog is one of my favorites colors of Memento Ink because it can be used to no-line coloring and also is great for watercolor and many other techniques.


Step 2

Next, I stamped the large beautiful flower stamp from Waffle Flower’s “In Bloom” stamp set. Since I used dye inks in the background, I can now stamp over the inked layer with VersaMark Ink and MBoss Embossing Powder Sapphire. To create the contrast, I stamped the “Bloom” sentiment over Whisper White cardstock with VersaMark Ink and the same color of MBoss. I fussy cut with scissors the sentiment and added it to the project using double-sided foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower – In Bloom Stamp Set
  • Cardstock – Whisper White
  • Masking Tape
  • Stampin Buddy
  • Double-sided Foam Tape
  • Scissors

See How to Make a Cute Japanese Mountain Scene Greeting Card

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

See How to Make a Cute Japanese Mountain Scene Greeting Card

For today’s card, I used an adorable Konnichiwa Stamp Set by Waffle Flower Stamps and Memento markers to create a mountain scene. I stamped the images on watercolor paper with VersaFine in Onyx Black and then cut out each one individually. VersaFine is a great ink for watercoloring because it does not react with water-based inks. For the sentiment “how are you,” which is in English and Japanese, I used VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. To add some finishing touches, I added Pico Embellisher at few areas which creates a nice dimensional effect. The card is super cute easy to make.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Inkpad – Onyx Black
• Memento Markers – Grape Jelly, Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Summer Sky, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Lady Bug, Desert Sand
• VersaMark Inkpad
• Mboss Embossing Powder – White

Other

• Waffle Flower – Konnichiwa Stamp Set – http://bit.ly/2kakJ8m
• Cardstock – Arches Cold Press, Violet cardstock
• Misti Stamping Tool
• Paint Brush
• Heat Tool
• Paint Brush
• Scissors