Simple Inking And Resist Technique

by Nadine Carlier

Autumn Card by Nadine Carlier ic

Creating a resist is easy when using Mboss Embossing Powder and inks from Imagine. Watch my video tutorial below to see exactly how to do it. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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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

Beginner Guide: Create a Simple and Beautiful Collage on a Wooden Leaf


by Lori Warren

New to collage and mixed media?  Then this project is for you! Create a simple and beautiful collage on a wood leaf that can be used in card making and home décor projects.


StazOn Pigment
in Piano Black

Sheer Shimmer Stix in Gold

Tissue Paper

Stamp Set

StazOn Cleaner

Creative Medium

Wooden Leaves

Flat Paint Brush

Directions

Separate the top layer of a patterned paper napkin and tear it into large sections. The thin tissue paper is perfect for this project.

Using a flat paint brush, adhere the torn napkin pieces to wood leaf with Creative Artist Medium in Clear. Creative Medium is a light acrylic paste and can perform a lot like Modge Podge paste for this collage. What makes Creative Medium different than Mod Podge is that it is thick enough to form a stiff structure as well. So if you are using Creative Medium with a stencil then the shapes of the stencil will maintain their shape. Paint the Creative Medium layer on the wood shape first. Then lay the tissue paper down and apply another layer on top of the paper. Allow drying.

Stamp a fall theme saying or sentiment onto the leaves with StazOn Pigment in Piano Black. Use the StazOn stamp cleaner to clean your stamps once you are finished. Since the surface has the Creative Medium layer StazOn is the best choice here. Other ink brands might rub off or smear.

Apply Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix to edges of the leaf. The Shimmer Stix is a dauber top applicator and needs to be shaken well before use. The liquid shimmer should apply much like a marker. Test on a separate piece of paper before applying.

Repeat the process with different leaf-shaped.

See How to Achieve Bliss with All-Purpose Ink and Embroidery

by Iris Rodriguez

See How to Achieve Bliss with All-Purpose Ink and Embroidery

I have a confession. I am not a sewing person, whatsoever. However, I do like textile arts and a friend, who destashed her crafting supplies, gave me a gallon bag of embroidery thread. Well, it was time to challenge myself with an embroidery project. I made this wall hanging using All-Purpose Inks to color the plain fabric and stitch some whimsical stitches.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 2-4 hours


Step 1

For this project, you will need fabric for embroidery. You have several options of fabric that will work; 100% cotton; linen, muslin or specialized needlework linen. I bought a piece of 100% cotton remnant from my local fabric store. You will also need embroidery hoops and thread. Fasten the fabric to the hoops.


Step 2

Spray water on the fabric. Place a small drop of Red Delicious All-Purpose ink.


Step 3

Spray water onto the drop of the All-Purpose ink. The color will spread out, creating cool effects and shapes.


Step 4

Repeat Step 3 with the rest of the All-Purpose Inks; Thyme, Wisteria, Blue Lagoon. Allow the project to dry. You can allow it to dry naturally or dry with an iron to speed up the process. At this point, you will find that the colors are lighter than when the fabric was wet. You can darken the color by adding more ink.


Step 5

Determine the embroidery thread you will use. I like to use a contrasting color.


Step 6

Use embroidery needles for your project. They are designed with wider holes than a regular needle.


Step 7

Embroider onto the fabric. If you are not familiar with embroidery stitching techniques as was the case with me. The internet is an excellent resource; do a general search, Pinterest has great pics of stitches and mini visual tutorials, YouTube has stitching videos as well. Above I choose some simple star and X-shape patterns. If you wish to add lettering or an image, it helps if you have a guide. Use a regular pencil to mark up the fabric. Stitch over the pencil mark.


Step 8

No matter the stitch you use, you must make a knot in the back when you are finished with a segment. Add different stitch types for added variation. Once you are finished. Cut the excess fabric. Glue the excess fabric onto the hoop.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Fabric for embroidery; 100% cotton, linen, or muslin
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Embroidery Hoops
  • Embroidery Needles

Live Colorfully with Waffle Flower Stamps

by Jowilna Nolte

Live Colorfully with Waffle Flower Stamps

I have always loved Waffle Flower Crafts stamps, and how cute is this little set for creating fun cards. Here I used shades of purple with a touch of pink to create a fun card, showcasing both stamps and dies and how you can use all your inks to create the look so easily.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Use the direct to paper technique with Memento Luxe in Sweet Plum and Memento ink in Grape Jelly to add color to smooth white cardstock.


Step 2

Use water misting bottle and mist the background to create a fun splattered effect. Leave to dry.


Step 3

Ink a piece of white cardstock using Memento ink in Lilac Posies (magenta).


Step 4

Use your Waffle Flower die-cut heart and cut several hearts from the colored cardstock piece.


Step 5

Stamp the images onto cream cardstock and add color using your ink pads. I lifted color with my water brush and painted the images in different shades of purple and pink. Cut out the images.


Step 6

Tear your colored cardstock piece with the water splattered background and adhere to your card front. Adhere the cutout images and die cut hearts. Stamp a sentiment and raise it on top of the torn piece of paper.


Step 7

Add some irRESISTible onto a plastic packet. Dip a burnishing tool into it and create small colored dots onto the background of your card to mimic bubbles. Leave to dry and finish off your card with colored splats and diamanté. A fun colorful card for someone young at heart.

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