See How to Make a Unicorn Holographic Card with Watercoloring + Embossing Powder

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

See How to Make a Unicorn Holographic Card with Watercoloring + Embossing Powder

For Today’s card, I used a few Memento Dual-tip Markers and the gorgeous Mboss Embossing powder by Imagine. I did a very light freehand sketch of a unicorn on some watercolor paper and colored the hair, ears, and flower using the Memento Markers. I used a brush and some Ink Portion No 9 to blend the dyes and to get a watercolored look.

Once the paper was completely dry I painted the horn and ears with a fine brush and VersaMark ink. I poured the Hologram Mboss and melted it with the heat gun. I finished the card by adding a sentiment “Rainbow, Glitter & Unicorns” in black. The card is super simple to create and the sparkle you get is amazing. This is a cute card for baby shower invites or a birthday card, even for a kid.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor paper – Arches Cold Press
  • Heat tool
  • MISTI stamping platform
  • Cardstock – white, pink
  • White gel pen

3 Techniques using the VersaMark Ink Pad with Mboss Embossing Powder

by Jessica Lin

3 Techniques using the VersaMark Ink Pad with Mboss Embossing Powder

Hi everyone! Today’s video highlights the VersaMark ink pad, which I’m sure most of you have heard of. (If not, come join the party!) It’s the sticky, clear ink that makes heat embossing super fun and easy. But did you know that you could also stamp with the VersaMark ink pad, and even use the “direct-to-paper” technique? Click on the video and learn how you can stretch the use of your VersaMark ink pads by using it 3 different ways. Two of the techniques are paired with Imagine’s new Mboss Embossing Powder. These two products are a match made in heaven!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

• Cardstock
• Card base
• Die cut machine
• Stamping tool or platform
• Scissors
• Heat Tool
• Adhesive sheet
• Bone folder

Create A “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” Greeting Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Create A Not All Who Wander Are Lost Greeting Card

I made a travel theme card with a porthole using the Vertigo film. This is a plastics film containing a 3D, hologram-like imprint. The porthole window view has a fantasy feel. It’s like looking into the abyss as you go onto your great adventure. Vertigo can be tinted with Imagine’s inks and cut with scissors or other cutting tools. Check out how this grungy, travel-themed card is made.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Step 1

Cut out or use a die cut tool to cut a circle containing an open center from the chipboard.

Step 2

Cut out four or more different size pieces of chipboard. This will be the steampunk looking wall. Rip the edges with your hands for added grungy-ness.


Step 3

Add a few Walnut Crystals to water and mix. Paint the chipboard with a brush. Dry the paper.


Step 4

Smoosh the Golden Glitz Delicata ink onto the craft mat. Spray with water and mix.


Step 5

Smoosh the card pieces onto the watered ink. Dry the paper. Ink the edges with VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink. Ink the porthole with Delicata Celestial Copper ink.


Step 6

Now we will create the porthole. It’s made using the Breeze Vertigo. This is a firm plastic film that has a cool effect imprint. Looks like a hologram.


Step 7

Tint the Vertigo with Cottage Ivy and Pear Tart Memento inks.


Step 8

Add tiny drops of the On Point Glue to the Vertigo circle and adhere the chipboard circle.


Step 9

Add tiny drops of the On Point Glue to the chipboard circle and adhere the metal studs.


Step 10

Ink an area onto one of the chipboard pieces with the White Shimmery Delicata ink and stamp the sentiment over it with the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink. I did this so one can better see the sentiment. You may choose to stamp the sentiment over the chipboard piece as is.


Step 11

Adhere the map paper onto the card base first, then adhere the chipboard pieces. Next, adhere the porthole and finally add the rest of the studs onto the chipboard pieces.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Map scrapbooking paper or map stamp
  • Cardbase
  • Chipboard
  • Metal studs
  • Sentiment Stamp

See How To Make These Artist Trading Cards With Vertigo Dragonflies

by Lori Warren

This cardmaking project is all about using layers of ink to create a collage background with stamps and stencils. It’s a great way to build a cool background in order to feature that perfect focal image, like a Vertigo, die cut dragonfly.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Apply VersaMagic DewDrops to a Craft Mat and add water.


Step 2

Lay 8.5” x 11” piece of cardstock down into the wet ink. Repeat as needed.


Step 3

Apply VersaMagic through the diamond shape stencil with a sponge dauber.


Step 4

Stamp script stamp with StazOn Pigment Ink.


Step 5

Apply water and blot with a paper towel, pulling some ink away.


Step 6

Spray panel with Walnut Ink, blot and dry. This gives the paper a vintage or antique look.


Step 7

With a different stencil apply a different color of VersaMagic. This creates a beautiful layered effect.


Step 8

Using the same stencil, apply White VersaMagic to make a bit of a frosty ghost effect.


Step 9

Cut cardstock panel to multiple 2.5” x 3.5” ATCs or Artist Trading Cards.


Step 10

Stamp a vintage postcard image with VersaFine Clair.


Step 11

Edge ATCs with brown and black inks to continue the antique look.


Step 12

Tie string around each card a couple times to give the ATCs to give extra flair.


Step 13

Die cut dragonfly image from Vertigo Prism, color with VersaMagic.


Step 14

Prepare dragonfly with double-sided dimensional tape. This will give each dragonfly the effect of flying.


Step 15

Adhere dragonfly die cut to ATCs.


Step 16

Enhance dragonfly with a white pen and embellish with tag and sticky gems.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Sizzix – Dragonfly
  • Jillibean Soup – Sticky Notes
  • Sticky gems
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Script Stamp
  • Clear Stamps – Postmarks
  • Uni-ball Signo -White
  • Black string
  • TCW Stencil – TCW202, TCW855

Make a Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hi there! Just popping’ in to share this quick and easy Mother’s Day project. I had fun playing with the different inks and created this colorful card using the Walnut Ink Spray, StazOn Pigment in White and Memento markers. With a couple of simple diecuts you can create this dynamic card in no time.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

I sprayed a whisper white piece of card stock with two colors of Walnut Ink in Cherry Blossom and Lilac and let the paper dry naturally for a few minutes. The walnut ink is a beautiful deep natural color.


Step 2

I diecut the inked paper with a “bed of roses die” from Essentials by Ellen and pasted it directly over a whisper white card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment “I want to be you when I grow up” over basic black card stock with Snowflake StazOn Pigment Ink.


Step 3

For the embellishments, I colored two leaves from the set Tropical Foliage of Hello Bluebird with Memento Markers.


Step 4

Finally, I arranged all the pieces over the card and pasting a rectangle frame on the center of the card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Bed of Roses Diecut
  • Stitched Rectangle Frame
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Misti Stamping Tool

 

Create Your Own Holographic Vertigo Film for Cardmaking Crafts

by Roni Johnson

Create Your Own Holographic Vertigo Film for Cardmaking Crafts

Holographic … as a color? Yep, that’s what May’s color of the month is at Imagine. I must admit at first I was thrilled. I LOVE the wide spectrum of color, the swirly design, and the amazing depth it gives a project. After the jubilation wore off I was stumped! Short of going out and buying some holographic paper, how do I create this look on my own? Well, I took this as a challenge and I set to experimenting.

Let me tell you experimentation is not a pretty process…lots and LOTS of trial and error but it is very fun! As luck would have it I found the perfect recipe for making my very own holographic colored technique and I’d like to share it with you.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of Vertigo film to the desired size. I am using a 4.25 x 5.5” for my examples.


Step 2

Begin applying ribbons of color using a variety of StazOn inks and a sponge dauber. I must warn you that the Vertigo film has a texture to it that may or may not tear up your sponge daubers. If you are a bit heavy handed as I am the film does tend to chew on the dauber. It’s o.k. though, I keep a set of the daubers set aside just for this purpose.


Step 3

Continue to add color until the entire piece of Vertigo film has been covered. You will be left with a very colorful sheet of Vertigo film.


Step 4

Freshen up or apply a brand new coat of the ink/glue your Essential Glue Pad.


Step 5

Pounce the Glue Pad over a background stamp.


Step 6

Position the inked piece of Vertigo film over the inked stamp. Lightly rub the back of the Vertigo to ensure complete coverage.


Step 7

Carefully place silver leafing flakes over the inked film. I find that a soft bristle brush helps to push the leafing flakes around where needed. Let the glue dry completely. I usually leave it undisturbed for 2-4 hours.


Step 8

After the glue has dried use a soft bristle brush to remove the excess leafing flakes. Save the excess leafing flakes for future use. And here’s how this example looks after removing the excess leafing flakes.


Step 9

Time to apply a layer of StazOn Pigment ink over the panel. Choose a color that will compliment the overall design and apply it over both the exposed Vertigo film and the leafing flakes.


Step 10

You will be left with an amazing design that has all of the wonderful aspects of holographic colors.


Step 11

The same panel from another angle reveals the beauty of the StazOn ink colors hidden beneath the leafing flakes. It will shine and shimmer from every angle.


Step 12

What can you do with the holographic design? Virtually anything! You are only limited by your imagination. The card above is assembled with a unicorn stamp and the “you are magical” sentiment.

This is another example made using the same technique with a different selection of colors. The card above is assembled with a mermaid stamp and the “The hardest part of moving forward is not looking back” sentiment.

Supplies

Unicorn Example

Imagine
Other
  • Hero Arts – Unicorn Stamp and Cut
  • Black Widow Colored Pencils
  • White Cardstock

Mermaid Example

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Co – She Mermaid (mermaid), Mystical Mermaid (sentiment)
  • Black Widow Colored Pencils
  • White Cardstock