Beginner Guide: Five Heat Embossing Tips for Beginners


Beginner Guide: Five Heat Embossing Tips for Beginners

by Lisa Mensing

Today, Lisa is sharing her top five heat embossing tips and they are perfect for the beginner crafter. See how she demonstrates three fun ways to use embossing powder on beautifully handmade cards.

Skill: Beginner
Time: Varies

Directions

shopping list

mboss embossing powder

versamark

Other 

Beginner Guide: Embossing for 4th of July


Embossing Powder in a 4th of July theme

by Lee Ann McKinney

Welcome back everyone, Lee Ann here and I am so happy to be here with another project for Imagine Crafts. This fairly easy Fourth of July Card can be made using just a few items from Imagine Crafts and a Heat Tool.

Directions

mboss embossing powder

versacolor ink

Other

  • Cardstock – Black, White, Red, Blue
  • Stamps – Fireworks, Sentiment
  • Stamping tool or Acrylic Block
  • Coffee filters
  • brush

Beginner Guide: Mboss Clear in Matte Finish


by Imagine staff

Many of you may have heard of embossing powders by now. There are plenty of introductions on how to heat emboss. In fact, we feature a great introduction to embossing on a metal tin by Nicole Watt. Check it out! But there is no end to the many uses of this unique product. So, in today’s post, we thought we would highlight a fun technique with one of the cool powders that Imagine has in stock — Mboss in Clear Matte!

Directions


Step 1

Choose a pigment ink and a stamp. Here I picked VersaFine Clair in Charming Pink and a Waffle Flower stamp.


Step 2

Emboss the stamped image with Mboss Matte Clear. Notice how the Matte Clear deepens the Charming Pink color. With a regular clear embossing powder, a high gloss would show. With the Matte Clear, it simply enhances the stamped image without the high gloss. If you wanted to leave it as is then this is a great technique for enhancing a stamp. For embossing powders, you will need a heat tool. We listed a purchase option in the supplies below. 


Step 3

To take it a bit further, here is an embossing technique that can really intensify any papercraft or cardmaking project. In the sample above you can see the stamp inked with Warm Breeze in VersaFine and then inked again with VersaColor in Canary Yellow. One benefit of embossing is to lock the color of the first stamped image to the paper. It can be inked over with additional colors without affecting it. The plain stamp blends a bit and turns the image to a green hue. The embossed image keeps it’s turquoise color perfectly.

Last example again with VersaFine in Charming Pink — you can see the luster of the embossing keeps the deep pink color intact! Inked with VersaColor can turn the Charming Pink into a coral color (which is beautiful). With the Mboss the Charming Pink pops through the yellow background.

Other

Beginner Guide: Memento Dye verses Memento Luxe Pigment Ink


Beginner Guide: Memento Dye verses Memento Luxe Pigment Ink

Lisa shares a quick comparison between Memento Dye Inks and Memento Luxe inks. Stamping, water coloring, and stenciling between dye inks and pigment inks can produce different results. Learn some beginner basics to understand which inks are best for your projects.

 

 

 

 

Other
  • Strathmore – 300 Series Bristol Board Pads | BLICK Art Materials
  • Arches Watercolor Paper Pad – 140 lbs, Cold Press, 9″x12″
  • Neenah Classic Crest – 80lb/216 GSM, Solar White, 97 Bright,
  • Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White – 110# 8-1/2×11 250/pkg

Retro Floral Card Using Various VersaColor Ink Techniques

by Nicole Watt

Versacolor ink to make a card

Join Nicole as she creates a retro-looking floral card using VersaColor inks. She’ll show you a few different ways you can use this versatile water-based pigment ink to create different effects.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
  • VersaColor – Peony, Opera Pink, Pink, Lime, Cyan, Lapis Lazuli, Mountain Lake, Black

Other

  • Bottle Up Stamp Set (The Greetery)
  • New Beginnings Stamp Set (Altenew)
  • Bursting Dahlia Stencil (Altenew)

Clean and Simple Handmade Card with Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

Clean and Simple Handmade Card with Memento Dye Inks

In this video, I share how to watercolor, heat emboss, and ink blend with dye inks. Follow along as I show you how to get the most out of your Memento Dye Inks and create this clean and simple card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 25 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine