Techniques to Create Delicate Textures in a Valentine’s Card

By Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello there! Today’s tutorial is about texture without dimensions. Do you know that you can create a flat card with these two ingredients and just one type of ink? Well, the Delicata is the ink that can bring you these possibilities and more. I decided to make this card using two colors of Delicata, Ruby Red and Rose Gold.  

Skill: Beginning

Time: 45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1:

Take a piece of white smooth cardstock and solid stamps to create your design. In my sample, I am using hearts in different sizes and the Love Sentiment. First, ink the sentiment using the Ruby Red Delicata Ink. The Delicata is a pigment ink that dries within minutes on porous papers and never loses the luster. You can also obtain a Metallic touch with it if you don’t emboss the stamped images. 

Step 2:

If you want to obtain more texture and coverage, you can stamp the same image several times. In my sample, I stamped it three times.

Step 3:

To complete the sentiment, you can stamp a complement using the same ink or other ink. On this sample, I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne. On it, you can notice the different textures of both inks and the soft color of the Delicata. 

Step 4:

Now is the time to create more texture. This time, I used Rose Gold Delicata Ink to create it and hearts in different sizes. I stamped them randomly on the upper part of the card.  Using a stamping tool, you can create different tones with the same ink and color, depending of the times that you stamp your image.

 Step 5:

After finalizing the stamping process, I decided to embellish the card with a few loops of red twine. I used a dot of On Point Glue to secure just the knot.  

Step 6:

Due to the dimension created with the twine, I pasted the decorated layer over a red card base using crafty foam tape. And voila, my soft and textured Valentine’s Card is ready!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget that you can explore more textures with other colors of Delicata Ink. 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

• Delicata Ink Ruby Red and Rose Gold

• On Point Glue

• Craft Mat

Other:

• I Love You Stamps by Diamond Press. 

• Stamping Tool

• Crafty Foam Tape.

How to Make Your Own Iridescent Glitter Cardstock for Valentine’s Cards or Any Occasion

By LV Handcrafted

Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). Why buy colored cardstock or

specialty card when you can make your own! To make solid color cardstock, just swipe a panel

of white card stock with any ink pad. However, to take it up a couple notches, use any pigment

ink. I used VersaColor Cardinal ink on my card today. Before the ink dries, cover it in Mboss

Iridescent powder. Knock off any excess back into the zip-sealed bag. Using a heat gun, melt

the Mboss powder to get this GORGEOUS iridescent shine! And voila! You’ve made your own

custom colored iridescent glitter cardstock! This technique also works with Mboss Sparkle

powder for even more sparkle and shine!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to Complete: 15 minutes

Supplies Used:

Imagine 

• VersaColor Cardinal Ink Pad

• Mboss Iridescent Powder

• On Point Glue

Other Products:

• Tonic Studios Heart Die Set

• Tonic Studios Iridescent Mirror Card

• Spellbinders Sentiment Banner

• Hammermill 100lb white card stock

How To Create a Mixed Media Valentine

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am using a variety of products to create this Love You card.

In today’s video tutorial I do some ink blending with VersaFine Clair Verdant and Warm Breeze. I haven’t used these two colors for ink blending before and they blended really well and the colors coordinate perfectly together. I used a heart stencil with VersaFine Clair Paradise to blend over the ink blended panel and then added some Sheer Shimmer Stix in Frost for a bit of shimmer.  I also pulled out some irRESISTible Spray in Paris Dusk and Silver to create some splatter. I finished the panel off by die cutting the words love and you with some metallic blue cardstock. Check out the video to see the process in action. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by. 

Katy

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 30 minutes 

Directions:

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

• VersaFine Clair Verdant

• VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze

• VersaFine Clair Paradise

• Sheer Shimmer Stix-Frost

• irRESISTible Spray Paris Dusk

• irRESISTible Spray Silver

• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Teal Zeal

• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Silver

• 1/4 inch Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

• Miss Ink Stamps Hand Drawn Hearts Stencil

• Layering Hearts Dies

• scrapbook.com/Pinkfresh Love and You Dies

• Blending Brushes

How to Faux Dip Dye to Create Valentine’s Day Goody Bag Toppers

By Nancy May

In today’s crafting tutorial, we are going to take a quick look at the faux dip dying technique we have been seeing everywhere. We will use VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads in three analogous colors to obtain that lovely ombre.  I love this project for Valentine’s Day but really you can use it for any day, theme, and you can use the technique for a variety of projects.  

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes Plus Drying Time

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaMagic – Red Magic

• VersaMagic – Pink Grapefruit

• VersaMagic – Mango Madness

• Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray – Sparkle

• Memento – Tuxedo Black

• Craft Mat

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other 

• Hero Arts – Clear Stamps – Bee and Flowers Wreath Product

Make a Birthday Card Using Multiple Stencils

By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! Since birthdays happen all year, it’s good to have a big stash of birthday cards at the ready for whenever you need one. Since I love to use stencils, I thought I would use a bunch of them together with many colors of Memento Inks from Imagine.

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I chose a light color and a dark color Memento Ink for each candle of the Big Candle stencil. 

Step 1:

Step 1: Use washi or low tack tape to stick down your cardstock and stencil. Mask off any areas that you don’t want your first color of ink on. I masked off the second candle and the flames. 

Step 2:

Ink the candles with the lighter color from the pairs you chose. Be sure to mask off the areas that you don’t want your ink to go.

Step 3:

Mask off the candles so that you can ink the flames. I used Dandelion on the entire flame, and then Tangelo on the lower area of the flame.

Step 4:

Choose the stencils you want to decorate each candle with and ink with the darker shades you chose. You must keep the original candle stencil in place so that you only ink the candle. Slip the patterned stencil under the candle stencil to make inking easy. Be sure to mask off the other areas again! 

This is what the completed candles look like. You can stop here, if you want, but I kept going to make it even more festive!

Step 5:

Ink a stencil that looks like confetti or sprinkles on top of the entire panel.

Step 6:

Die cut your sentiment. First, I was only going to die cut my “happy birthday” out of purple, but I decided to cut one sentiment out of each main candle color so that I can have a stacked, 3D embellishment. You can glue these together with On Point Glue. 

Step 7:

Ink your card base using the lighter colors of Memento Ink, directly from the pad. I worked my way around my palette of colors two times. 

Step 8:

Glue the card front and sentiment on to the card base. Optional: Add sequins or rhinestones to the card front with On Point Glue. 

Here is the finished card! I love how happy it is, and it can easily work for anyone. It’s fun to work with so many colors and so many patterns of stencils, all on one project. I hope that you break out some of your stencils and try this technique! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies Used:

Imagine:

Memento Ink: Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk, New Sprout, Northern Pine, Sweet Plum, Elderberry, Dandelion, Tangelo, Teal Zeal

On Point Glue

Other:

A Colorful Life Designs: Big Candles, Milky Way, Cozy Knit, Primative Batik, Crocodile, Teeny Honeycomb, Layered Party 1

Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday Die

The Rabbit Hole Designs: Cotton Tail Blending Brushes

Sequins

Washi/Low Tack Tape

White Cardstock

Learn to Make a Valentine’s Day Treat Bag/Gift Card Holder

By Kathy Pisupati –

Hello!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today’s project is a treat/gift card holder for Valentine’s Day but it is also about ADHESIVES!  Adhesives aren’t the focus on most tutorials so let’s change that today.

.Skill Level: Easy

Time to complete: 1 Hour

Directions:

Step 1

Cut 3 pieces of a layering weight, white card stock to 4” x 11”.  This will be enough for three holders. You don’t need a heavy weight card stock as we will be scoring, folding and adding a layer of patterned paper.

Step 2

Cut 3 panels of patterned paper to 3.5” x 10.5”.  I had this fabulous patterned  paper from Kat Scrappiness in my stash which is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Step 3

Here is where the adhesive comes in!  You will attach the patterned paper panels to the white card stock.  The Tear It! Tape from Imagine Crafts is SO easy to use.  It is a strong double-sided adhesive AND you don’t need to reach for your scissors every time you want a piece.  Just tear it!  It tears so easy!  We will also be using the On Point Glue and I will give you a tip in a second.  The On Point Glue comes in a small bottle with a micro tip.  The cap of the bottle has a built in pin that fits in the micro tip when you close the cap so it never gets clogged!  No more losing those pins!

Step 4

Add your Tear It! Tape to the back of all four panels on all sides.  Here’s a tip, pull up only a bit of each back and a bit of On Point Glue to the exposed area.  Then flip the panel over and align to your white card panel.  This allows some wiggle room for you to align the panels perfectly!  Once the patterned panel is aligned press down the areas of exposed adhesive and then gently pull the backing paper off from each side.

Step 5

Now it’s time to score and fold.  You will score as indicated above and fold in the manner shown.

Step 6

Now it’s time to add a little decoration!  I used a heart die and coordinating stamps.  I stamped using VersaColor Cardinal ink.  For the sentiment I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  Foam tape was added to the lower half of the heart.  The reason for this is so the flap of the holder can tuck under the heart.  I also added foam tape to the sentiment, adding a bit more dimension to the design.  These were SO easy to create and you could change up the design for ANY occasion.  I haven’t put anything inside yet.  A gift card fit perfectly inside, just add some temporary adhesive to the back of the gift card.  You can also adhere a small cellophane bag filled with small treats and adhere it or add a bit of temporary adhesive to the back of a fun-size candy bar!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day and Halloween!

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you! Please head over to the Imagine Crafts website to see all the beautiful products. Here is the link IMAGINE CRAFTS.

SUPPLIES

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Cardinal

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Other

• Kat Scrappiness Patterned Paper

• Heart Die

• Coordinating Heart Stamp/Stencil

• Scor-Pal scoring tool

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape