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

 

Just say Hello Greeting Card with a Fall Leaves Background

by Nicole Watt

red, yellow, orange ink pad use to make fall leaves october hello card gold splatter background

Fall is one of the best times of the year. The transition from green to rich yellows, oranges, and reds is not only inspiring to witness, it can also inspire beautiful art. In today’s cardmaking tutorial, Nicole shows a simple technique to create a card without the use of stamps! Join Nicole as she creates a beautiful leaf imprint card using a real leaf, Goosebumps medium, and ink blending with Memento Ink.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Brayer 
  • Altenew Waterbrush Hello die 
  • Cardstock 
  • Paint Brush
  • Waterbrush
  • A Leaf to use as an imprint

Learn Tone on Tone Stamping with StazOn Pigment Inks

by Lindsay Adreon

Rinea foil is a non porous surface that can be tricky to stamp on, however, with StazOn Pigment ink it’s a breeze! In my video today I am sharing two different ways you can achieve a tone-on-one stamping look with StazOn Pigment ink and Rinea foil!

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Stamping on Acetate with StazOn Pigment to Create Sunshine Stained Glass

by Jessica Lin

Stamping on Acetate with StazOn Pigment to Create Sunshine Stained Glass

Hi everyone! I have a special project to share with you: stained glass piece using acetate and aluminum foil. I’ve been wanting to try this technique and I know that now is the perfect time to do this with the new StazOn Pigment inkpads! Check out how well the StazOn Pigment inks stamp on acetate and paper in this tutorial.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • STAMPlorations New Beginning
  • Acetate Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Adhesive Sheet
  • Neenah Black Cardstock
  • Copic Markers