Learn How to Design a Crimson Color Greeting Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Learn How to Design a Crimson Color Greeting Card

Hi there, Martha Lucia here! Today I have fun Hugs and Kisses card using only red-hued inks to represent the deep crimson Chili Pepper Color of the Month for Imagine. To make my card, I used red stock, VersaFine, VersaFine Clair and the fabulous Memento inkpads.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

I took a piece of red cardstock and stamped over it the flowers of the stamp set Sketched Flowers by Simon Says using VersaFine Ink Satin Red. Like this is an embossable ink, I let the paper dry well before to continue with the next step. If you want to speed the process you can use a heat tool.

Step 2

When the ink was totally dried, I stamped the “hugs” sentiment from the stamp set Cuddles & Hugs by Concord & 9th, over the flowers, using VersaFine Clair Glamorous and covered it with MBoss Embossing Clear and melted the powder with the heat tool. Using VersaFine Clair, the lines of the flowers are translucent to the word and offered a different tone of color.

Step 3

Then using Memento Ink in Lady Bug sponge the basic layer around the word. For that, you can use a large sponge dauber or a blending brush. In the photo, you can see the different of colors before and after to apply the ink. The lower part of the right photo shows you the difference.

To finalize my just red card, I resized the layer and pasted over whisper white card base and added a stamped sentiment.


  • Cardstock – Real Red, Whisper White
  • Simon Says Stamp – Sketched Flowers Stamp Set
  • Concord & 9th – Cuddles & Hugs
  • Stamping Tool
  • Blending Brush

Color of the Month for October is Chili Pepper

Color of the Month for October is Chili Pepper

Color of the Month for October is Chili Pepper! We see this color as a rich dark red. This richness can be a true red with a hint of brown. We feel that the Fall is a great time to indulge in warm rich colors and this is the perfect match. Some of our ink brands that represent this color are StazOn in Claret, Delicata in Ruby Red, Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk and VersaFine Clair in Chianti.

We challenged our artist with this beautiful color as well as the use of Fabric in their projects. So stay tuned for crafty goodness this month.

Here is a Sneak Peek!

Embroidery Hoop Colored with All-Purpose Ink by Iris Rodriguez

Denium & Stamping on Fabric by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Farm Harvest Stamp on Fabric by Roni Johnson


See How to Create this Marbelous Notebook

by Elina Stromberg

See How to Create this Marbelous Notebook

Layered stamps continue to be popular and many of us have come across lovely layered flower images by various manufacturers. This beautifully layered marble stamp set by Waffle Flower is a great addition to your stamp collection; there are not that many-layered background images available in the market, and the versatility of this set is simply amazing!

Before starting I suggest you try the stamps on a piece of scrap paper. Layering is not difficult at all, and you will soon learn which spots on the images to use as your positioning marks. A stamping tool like Misti is not needed as you will easily see the inked pattern through the clear stamp. In addition, when playing with a natural pattern the layers do not need to be perfect and inaccuracy is allowed!

Waffle Flower has published a video that includes great tips for using this set. Take a look at the video in YouTube and have fun!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1.5 hours


Step 1

Take a sheet of cardstock in your preferred color and choose three stamping inks to match the background paper. As suggested on the stamp package the first layer is stamped with the lightest color, then moving towards darker colors on layers 2 and 3. Stamp first layer of the marble background, starting with number one images of each set (stamps A1, B1 and C1). I chose a gray tone color palette, so I used grey ‘London Fog’ Memento ink for my first layer.

Step 2

Stamp second layer of images (stamps A2, B2 and C2). I used a bit darker grey (VersaFine Clair ‘Morning Mist’).

Step 3

Stamp the final layer (stamps A3, B3 and C3). To add a hint of color on my gray background I chose beautiful red VersaFine Clair in Chianti for stamping.

Step 4

Cover the notebook with the marble patterned paper. Before gluing down the paper fold it to half for aligning the back of the notebook with the center of the paper. Trim off the corners of the background paper. Fold inwards and glue on the notebook.

Step 5

Glue a (burgundy colored) panel on the notebook front and write a title with letter stickers. Enjoy your beautiful notebook!

Tip: Some new clear/photopolymer stamps may resist water-based inks when used for the first time. You may experience that the ink clusters into tiny bubbles on the stamp giving you a splotchy image. If this happens here’s an easy tip for gently prepping your stamps: Ink the stamp with clear VersaMark ink. Press the stamp on the palm of your hand. Ink with water-based Memento ink, stamp, and enjoy your lovely crispy image!

Left: Before prepping. Right: After prepping


  • Waffle Flower Stamps – Layering Marble
  • Acrylic block
  • Notebook
  • Glue
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock – Grey, Burgundy
  • American Craft – Letter stickers

Learn How to Layer Different Elements to Create a Beautiful Card Layout

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Layer Different Elements to Create a Beautiful Card Layout

In today’s tutorial, I will be using the Waffle Flower doily circle die both as a stencil and as die to make a “Smile” card in amethyst’s colors. Add the dolly and the smile stamps, both embossed with Mboss embossing powders, on foam tape in different levels to add dimension to the card. To match the color, natural stones are placed between card levels.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Cut a dolly shape with the Waffle flower die. Keep the card stock piece too from which you cut the doily (a frame-like piece of paper now).

Step 2

Place the Waffle flower dolly die on a 4 x 6-inch card stock. Spray with the Fireworks Lulu lavender around the die. Remove the die and let it dry or speed up the process with a heat tool.

Step 3

Take the frame as a piece of paper, place it on the colored one, covering the color parts and by using a sponge dauber and the VersaColor Grape ink pad color close to the frame edges.

Step 4

Stamp a piece of card stock with the dolly stamp and the VersaMark watermark ink pad, cover with the Mboss Princess party embossing powder and heat set. Cut around the stamp.

Step 5

Glue the doily die cut and remove the excess of it on the colored card stock.

Step 6

Place Tear It Tape on the back and set on a 5 x 7-inch card base. Add two layers of foam tape on the back of the stamped dolly and set.

Step 7

Stamp the “Smile” text with the VersaMark watermark ink pad, cover with Mboss Embossing Powder in Black and heat set.

Step 8

Place foam tape on the “Smile” stamped image and set on the card. Add natural jewelry stones with a hot glue gun and small silver beads with the On Point Glue. Decorate further with the irRESISTible Pico embellisher – Grape jelly by adding small dots.


  • Waffle Flower – Doily circle die
  • Waffle Flower – Doily circle stamps
  • Cardstock
  • Natural jewelry stones
  • Foam tape
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Hot glue gun

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



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


Learn How to Create Your Own Plaid Pattern Background for a Greeting Card

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn How to Create Your Own Plaid Pattern Background for a Greeting Card

I love plaid! Being able to create my own stamped plaid backgrounds for a set of greeting cards is even better! I’m using the Waffle Flower Plaid Playset to create an easy plaid background with my own color combination.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour for 2 cards





  • Waffle Flower – Plaid Play Stamp Set – http://bit.ly/30PXfWl
  • Waffle Flower – Stitched Cacti Stamp Set – http://bit.ly/2ZHCU88
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • Creative Corners
  • Kat Scrappiness Zig Zag Oval Die Set
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive