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

Best of Wedding Cards and Crafts

Over the years our Design team members have created beautiful wedding invitations and other paper crafting projects. We thought we would do a quick “Best Of” collection of wedding-themed crafts and cards. Enjoy!

 

 

Best Wedding Invitations

Learn How to Make a Clear Wedding Invitation

Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Invitation

See How to Create a Layered Wedding Invitation

 

 

Best Wedding Decor

A Simple, Elegant and Inexpensive Wedding Table Setting

Bright Blue StazOn ink used to cover metal.

See How to Make Illustrious Lapis Blue Napkin Rings

Learn How to Create Wedding Ring Clay Bowls

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

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)

Quick & Easy Projects: Sending Hope Greeting Card

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi Friends, LeeAnn here with a fun project made using my favorite ink and technique, Kaleidacolor and brayering. I am Sending Hope to all out there to stay healthy through these times for you and your families.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Other 

  • Brayer
  • Virginia Turtle Stamp Set “HOPE”
  • Honey Bee Stamp Set “Special Delivery”
  • Acrylic Blocks

Layering with Different Ink Applications & Techniques for an Easter Card

by Lori Warren

Layering your ink with different applications and techniques is a great way to create and interesting and beautiful card.  This card features ink application through a stencil, repeat stamping with color, single stamping in black, as well as a bit of water coloring. 

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Easter theme stamp set
  • Stencil
  • Ribbon