New Techniques for Embossing Stunning Springtime Cards

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use various Imagine products to create a sparkly stunning springtime birthday card, featuring both Mboss Valentine, VersaMark Ink, and Embossing Powders. The tutorial will also show you how you can use VersaMark over other inks to create a cohesive embossed look for a card, even if you do not have embossing powders in additional colors.

 

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Trim card front to 4.75” x 6.25” to fit a standard A-7 card base.  It is important to use a stamp positioner platform for this technique to ensure that the image lines up properly on the finished card front.

 

Step 2

Color stamen portion of Penny Black First Waltz Tulip with VersaMarker and heat emboss with Black Mboss powder.

Pro tip: Use a dry fine tip paintbrush to remove any embossing powder that ends up on the card you do not want to emboss before heating.

 

Step 3

Use the Versa Mark small cube which allows you more precision in where you place the VersaMark ink to ink the flower portion of the image. Cover with Mboss Valentine, and carefully remove powder from the stamen area with a dry fine tip paintbrush then heat emboss.

 

Step 4

Color directly on the stem portion of the image with Memento Dual Marker in Pear Tart and Bamboo leaves.  Mist stamp lightly with water before stamping as this reactivates the ink to create a crisp image.

 

Step 5

Clean leaf portion of the image and ink with VersaMark ink. Stamp over the previously colored and stamped image with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.

 

Step 6

Stamp the “Celebrate” sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.  Die-cut the sentiment, I used my Brother Scan N Cut.

 

Step 7

I also stamped the inside of the card, as I intend to send it to a special friend for her birthday. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.

 

 

Step 8

Lightly ink the card base and card front with the Memento Luxe Pear Tart ink pad to add just a hint of green around both layers.  I ran the ink pad around the edges of the cardstock to create the light tint.

 

Step 9

Apply Tear It! Tape to the back of the card front and adhere to the card base.

 

Step 10

Adhere the “Celebrate” sentiment to the card front using adhesive foam tape.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• VersaMark Ink

• VersaMarker

• Mboss – Valentine

• Memento Dual Tip Marker – Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves 

• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent

• Memento Luxe – Pear Tart

• Tear It! Tape

• 0.5 fl oz Spray Bottle

 

Other

• Penny Black – First Waltz

• Kelly Creates – Traceable Celebration Stamps

• Brother Scan N Cut

• Stamp positioner

• Fine tip paintbrush

 

Learn How to Water Color a Halloween Card with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a gorgeous embossed Spider Web theme background using Fireworks sprays. One of my favorite techniques with Fireworks is to remove the lid and use the ink as a watercolor. First I stamp a grungy bird with VersaFine Clair. Since VersaFine is an oil-based ink, the stamped area will not lift when water-based inks are applied. This is an important feature to understand about VersaFine.

Hope you enjoyed this quick lesson. Create your own variation to make cards, Halloween decor, Fall, and other festive holiday crafts. Combining orange, purple, and black ink with a touch of gold creates a stunning end result.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Sewing machine
  • Tombow Glue
  • Vellum
  • Smooth white cardstock
  • Embossing folder – Cricut
  • Cuttlebug – Cricut
  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous
  • Paintbrush

How to Make Easy Abstract Backgrounds For Cards

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you a quick and easy way of creating some fun abstract backgrounds for cards using memento Luxe inkers. I love using my inkers to create backgrounds and these colors together are just so amazing. All you need is a few supplies and you can create a whole new fun look for your cards and other projects.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Cardstock 
  • Black Cards 
  • Stamps – Precious Remembrance
  • Die-cuts
  • DIY Cuts machine 
  • Diamante, Star
  • Gesso 

Learn How to make a Fall Inspired Birthday Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I am showing you how to create a gorgeous and rich Fall Inspired Birthday card with a stunning and interesting background in a few easy steps. Combining different products together for a vibrant and colorful background with a fun pattern. The focal point leaf is pure magic with an over-stamped effect using StazOn Pigment ink.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Halftone Hello Stamps
  • Kaisercraft – Texture Stamp
  • White Cardstock

Quick and Easy Projects: How To Make An Ink Blended Emboss Resist Card


orange and pink ink blended Hello to a special friend card

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends, LeeAnn here with a beautiful quick and easy floral themed “Hello” card I made to send to a friend. Hope you enjoy this Emboss Resist with Ink Blending card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10-15 minutes

Directions

Other
  • MFT “Beautiful Bloom” Stamp
  • MFT “Hello” Die
  • Joy Clair “Friends and Flowers” Stamp Set
  • Recollections Card Stock
  • Double Side Wide Tape

Step By Step

1. Cut White panel to 4″ x 5.25″

2. Ink Up Beautiful Bloom stamp with Versamark and Stamp in various places around Card Panel

3. Sprinkle with MBoss Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

4. Using Reinkers ink up sponges and blend over the card base to add fun with the flowers and background.

5. Allow drying while die-cutting the Hello sentiment

6. Attach layers to the card base using Tear It Tape

7. Attach Hello to the card panel

8. Layer stamped the sentiment on the black panel and attach to the base using Tear It tape

I had so much fun with this project and I hope you enjoyed this video.

Quick & Easy Projects: Creating Backgrounds using Fireworks Sprays on a Gel Plate

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I want to show you a quick and easy way of creating backgrounds for cards using Fireworks Sprays on the Gelli Plate. Combined with gesso these sprays can be turned into pastel shades with some fun patterns and textures. I create multiple prints using some for backgrounds and the rest to die-cut elements or stamp on.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Other
  • Stamps Visible Image
  • Diamante
  • Gel Plate
  • Brayer Couture Creations
  • Gesso 
  • Stencil Art By Marlene
  • Watercolor Art By Marlene