Learn How To Use Yupo Paper In A New Way

by Roni Johnson

Learn How To Use Yupo Paper In A New Way

Fern Green…a cool, relaxing shady spot on a hot summer’s day…sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what June’s color of the Month brings to mind. I thought I’d run with that theme and play around with a few different colors of green from the Fireworks Craft Spray and VersaFine Clair. I use these lovely Fern stamps, fern dies, and a special technique with Yupo paper to create this fun card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Trim a piece of Yupo paper to 4 x 4.75” and select desired colors of Fireworks spray you’d like to use.


Step 2

Spritz the inks onto the Yupo paper.


Step 3

Use a heat tool to dry the inks, continue heating until the paper begins to shrink and wrinkle. Turn the paper over part way through heating, continue to heat and shrink. The Yupo paper is now about 45% of its original size.


Step 4

Turn your heat tool on to preheat so it gets nice and hot.


Step 5

Pounce one edge of the wrinkled Yupo onto a VersaMark ink pad.


Step 6

Dip the inked edge into Mboss embossing powder in Gold and use a pre-heated heat tool to melt the powder. Since the heat tool has been pre-heated melting should occur almost immediately thus causing no further shrinking to the Yupo.


Step 7

Repeat step 6 until all 4 edges have been embossed.


Step 8

Cut a piece of white cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Stamp a trio of fern branches over the entire panel using Rain Forest, Shady Lane, and Verdant VersaFine Clair inks.


Step 10

Flick Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz over the panel and let dry.


Step 11

Sponge the same inks onto a scrap of white cardstock. Die-cut ferns from the various colors.


Step 12

Stamp the sentiment “sending hugs your way” on black cardstock using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with white Mboss embossing powder, shake off excess and return it to the bag. Use a heat tool to melt the powder and trim.


Step 13

Mount the fern panel onto a black card base; affix the Yupo paper to the card and embellish.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Yupo Paper
  • White & Black Cardstock
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Fern
  • Spellbinders – Ferns
  • Heat Tool
  • Gold Thread

See How to Upcycle a Tea Tin with Walnut Ink

by Kassy Tousignant

See How to Upcycle a Tea Tin with Walnut Ink

I love upcycling old, found items. In today’s video, I give this tea tin has a fresh new shabby chic look while still holding on to that vintage feel using the VersaFine Clair ink in Fallen Leaves paired with the Walnut ink. I love this way this turned out and hopefully, you will give this project a try.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Walnut
On Point Glue
VersaFine Clair – Fallen Leaves
InkBlusher
Tear It! Tape

Other

• Jewels
• Patterned paper
• Metal die
• Die-cutting machine (Gemini)
• Glitter
• Tea Tin
• Paintbrush

Learn How to Create Galaxy Backgrounds with 2 Different Embossing Techniques

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn How to Create Galaxy Backgrounds with 2 Different Embossing Techniques

There are many ways to create galaxy/night sky backgrounds for your cards. You can use ink blending, watercolor, ink smooshing, braying, and so much more. But did you know you can create galaxy and night sky backgrounds with embossing powder? It’s such a fast and easy way to get the galaxy look! I’m using a few of the new glittery Mboss Embossing Powders from Imagine to show you how to create your own backgrounds! I hope you all enjoy it!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 – 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Heat Tool
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • Papertrey Ink – Out of This World Mini Stamp Set & Rocket Die
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Out of This World Stamp Set
  • Rinea Silver Foil Paper
  • Circle Die Set
  • Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Die Cutting Machine

See How To Create An Amazing Card Using Mboss

by Roni Johnson

Bring up the word embossing in a group of paper-crafting people and 9 times out of 10 they are going to say they only use embossing to outline a stamped image. Well, embossing is so much more than that. Today, I want to share one of my favorite embossing techniques that I like to call “painting” with embossing powder or in this case, Imagine’s new Mboss Embossing Powders! In addition to the traditional white, black, clear, silver and gold they have a wide range of color and spectacular glittery powders to work within cardmaking projects.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of cardstock to the desired size. If desired, swipe or dust the cardstock with an anti-static tool/bag.


Step 2

Position the stencil over the piece of cardstock.


Step 3

Use a sponge dauber to apply VersaMark ink over the upper third of the stencil.


Step 4

Remove the stencil and shake the first color of Mboss powder over the wet ink. I started with Shimmery Night Sky. Shake off the excess powder and return it to the handy stand up pouch for future use.


Step 5

Heat the powder to melt; let cool before moving to the next step.


Step 6

Carefully reposition the stencil over the already embossed area of the card and ink up the middle third of the card again using the sponge dauber and VersaMark ink.


Step 7

Sprinkle the next color of Mboss Embossing Powder over the inked area; shake off excess and return it to the pouch.


Step 8

Use the heat tool to melt the powder.


Step 9

Repeat steps 2-5 for the final third of the card. And you’ll be left with an amazing design bursting with color, texture, and dimension.


Step 10

Mount the panel on a black card base using Tear It! Tape; stamp the sentiment with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink on scrap paper and affix it to the card using On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • The Crafters Workshop – Mandala Stencil
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Sentiment
  • Heat Tool
  • White & Black Cardstock

Let’s Mboss It

by Nadine Carlier

MBoss Fish Card by Nadine Carlier IC

This card is dressed with the new Mboss Embossing Powder from top to bottom.
Watch my video below to see the different techniques I used to create my card. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

by Kassy Tousignant

You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

Imagine has released a new, innovative design in embossing powder packaging! It is in a resealable bag! It is so easy to use and clean up after. The gusseted bottom allows it to stand independently on your surface and won’t tip over easily. The fact that you can pinch the bag while you are pouring the powder onto your project allows for greater accuracy too. I used the Hologram MBoss powder on this star card and it really makes the focal point pop!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

VersaFine Clair in Paradise

VersaFine Clair in Cheerful

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Bahama Blue

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Paris Dusk

VersaMark

Tear It Tape

Mboss Embossing Powder
Hologram

Jumbo Dauber

Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Altenew – Stamp and die
  • Embossing buddy
  • Foam adhesive
  • Blue string
  • Watercolor paper