A Few Ways to Get Creative with Memento Markers

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By Alison Heikkila –

Greetings! My latest project for Imagine started off as a Halloween card, but truthfully, it became a card that I could mail out at any time of year, depending on the recipient. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you think it’s just for Halloween or not. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a few ways to use your Memento Markers, along with a couple of other great products from Imagine. My supplies are listed at the bottom of the post. 

 Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 Hour

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

Stamp the skeleton hand on to Smooth Bristol Cardstock with VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne. 

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Step 2: 

Color the image with London Fog, Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, Northern Pine, and Olive Grove. Be sure to leave some white space to mimic a shine. 

Step 3: 

Cut the image out. I used an X-Acto knife for the interior areas, and then my precision scissors for the rest. I left a thin border around the piece so that I didn’t have to be perfect. 

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Step 4: 

Die cut the 4th largest Hexagon die in the Waffle Flower set out of white cardstock, and the 5th largest out of black. 

Step 5: 

Use the Rhubarb Stalk Memento Marker to color the outer edge of the white hexagon, so that it will perfectly match the rose. 

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Step 6: 

Using Fireworks! Spray in Tuxedo Black, flick the ink on to your card base. 

Step 7: 

Scribble some Rhubarb Stalk Memento Marker on to an acrylic block. Add some water to a brush, and then flick the color off the side of the block to get splatter. 

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Step 8: 

Glue the hexagons together and the skeleton hand on top using On Point Glue. I usually glue everything at the end, but i knew I would be moving this piece around a bit, so gluing it early is helpful.

Step 9: 

Die cut a bunch of foliage from black cardstock and arrange them around the edge of the card. Have them going off the edge and in different directions to keep things interesting. Adhere with On Point Glue. 

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Step 10: 

After the foliage is glued, cut off the pieces that overhang. 

Step 11: 

On the black cardstock, stamp a sentiment with VersaMark Ink. If you have one, use an anti-static powder bag first. Then, sprinkle on white embossing powder, shake off the excess, and heat set it. 

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Step 12: 

Run the Rhubarb Stalk Marker around the edge of the card base to create a thin border of color.

Step 13: 

 

Adhere the hexagons to the card base. 

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Supplies Used

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Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair Ink: Nocturne 

• Memento Markers: London Fog, Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, Northern Pine, Olive Grove

• Fireworks! Spray: Tuxedo Black

• VersaMark Ink 

• White Embossing Powder

• Sponge Dauber

• Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

Other:

• Erin Lee Creative: Stay Weird Stamp Set

• Erin Lee Creative: Tropical Leaves Die Set

• Waffle Flower: Hexagon Dies

• Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: Noteworthy Stamp Set

• Black and White Cardstock

• Acrylic Block

• Paintbrush

 

Make a FABULOOOS Halloween Card

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! Todays tutorial is a quick project that you can make using your Halloween stamps and the heat embossing techniques. On this, I am combined VersaFine Clair, VersaMark and Memento Inks with our traditional Embossing Powders.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30  Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp a Halloween background onto your colored card stock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. 

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Step 2:

Cover the inked area with Embossing Powder and melt it with a heat tool. On this step, you can use clear embossing powder or black embossing powder.   

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Step 3:

With an Ink Blusher or sponge apply Memento Ink Grape Jelly around the stamped background.  

TIP: You can stamp your background onto white smooth cardstock and then ink all the area with your selection of Memento Ink. 

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Step 5:

With VersaMark Ink stamp the sentiment on the center of the card and covered it with White  Embossing Powder. Melt the powder with the heat tool.

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Step 6:

Ink the center or your card using Memento Tangelo Ink.

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Step 7:

According with the stamps and colors of card stock that you used you can enhance some details using additional colors of Memento Ink. In my sample, I used purple card stock and three different colors of Memento Ink: Grape Jelly around the card, Tangelo for the Center and Paris Dusk for the corners.

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Step 8:

To embellish the card, you can use a coordinated die cut. I am using a witch die that I cut onto Silver Metallic cardstock three times. I layered pasted all the die cut images with On Point Glue to add more dimension. And as final touch, I gave an additional color to the face on the pumpkin using Memento Dual Tip Markers.

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Step 9:

Assemble your card pasting all the layers with Tear It! Tape or Crafty Foam Tape.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaMark – Clear

• Memento – Grape Jelly, Tangelo and Paris Dusk

• Memento Dual Tip Markers

• Ink Blushers

• Tear it! Tape

• Craft Mat

Other:

  Joy Clair Designs – Spiderweb Background Clear Stamp 

  Crackerbox Stamps – Faboolous Rubber Stamp

  Die Cut Machine

  Positional Stamp Tool.

  Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

• Heat Tool

• Brayer

Let’s Make a Cheery Happy Hour Card

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Hi there!  Kathy here. Today I have a new tutorial for you that uses Delicata Golden Glitz and Ruby Red.  The shimmering quality of Delicata inks is perfect for this happy hour, wine card.  It may be hard to see all the shimmer but trust me it’s there!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

 
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You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. The rest of the panels we will create as we go. I have listed the size of each panel on the pictures for you.  After cutting this panel I used the Essentials by Ellen Rectangles for Stitching dies.  I don’t stitch but these dies cut beautiful little holes as a frame that will show the color below in the end.  Using Delicata Golden Glitz ink and clear embossing powder I stamped this image from Picket Fence Studio’s Just Wanna Have Wine stamp set.  I then heat embossed the sentiment.

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Next, I stamped and embossed the wine bottle from the same Picket Fence Studio set.  Using the coordinating die I did this 3 times.

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For the background I used the Picket Fence Studio Montage 6 x 6 stencil with the Delicata Ruby Red Ink.

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From a coordinating-colored card stock cut two panels to the sizes in the picture below.  Adhere the sentiment panel on top of the small background and the stenciled panel to the larger panel with On Point Glue.

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Step 4

The stenciled panel was adhered directly to an A2 top-folding card base with the Tear It Tape.  The sentiment panel was added with foam tape and the wine bottles were popped up with foam tape as well.

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Finally, I added a few Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls for a bit of bling.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all of you! 

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Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

Delicata Golden Glitz

Delicata Ruby Red

Imagine Craft Mat

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Picket Fence Studio Montage 6 x 6 Stencil

• Picket Fence Studio Just Wanna Have Wine Stamps and Dies

• Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls

• Clear embossing powder

• Embossing tool

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape

Learn to Make a Back to School Card

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! During summer our time es limited and today I have an easy and fun Back To School Card featuring several of Imagine products, like VersaColor, Memento Ink and Markers and VersaFine. During the process you will see how all the different inks looks according to the project.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Directions

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Step 1:

Take a piece of a dark color cardstock to create the background. On my sample, I am using dark grey, but this type of stamping looks great in additional colors like red, blue or black. Select the stamp set that you prefer to create the background.

 I selected an alphabet set of stamps but I stamped the entire sheet at once. To make it, just secure the entire sheet over the stamping tool. To create the soft look, I used VersaColor  White. It is a soft ink ideal to emboss or create shadows.  

If you are not heat embossing it, let the piece a side for a while to ink dry naturally or use a heat tool to speed the process.

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Step 2:

In a separate piece of white smooth cardstock, stamp the spiral image using VersaFine Onix. Let the ink dry naturally and you will obtain a crisply image. Or if you prefer, you can heat emboss the stamped image to add a shiny look. 

 

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Step 3:

Stamp the focus image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Step 4:

Color all the details with Memento Dual Tip Markers.  

TIP: Keep in mind that you can use your Memento Dual Tip Markers with both inks, VersaFine and Memento without any coloring problem. 

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Step 5:

Create the card base and resize all the layers of your card. You can paste them with Tear It! Tape or use crafty foam tape to add more dimension and interest to your card.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaColor – White 

• Memento – Tuxedo Black 

• Memento Dual Tip Markers 

• VersaFine – Onix Black

• Tear it! Tape 

• Craft Mat 

Other:

• Joy Clair Designs – Friendly Alpha Clear Stamp Set, White Smooth Cardstock 

• Crackerbox Stamps – Spiral Side Rubber Stamp

• Precious Remembrance Shop – School Days Stamp Set

• Positional Stamp Tool.

• Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

Let’s Make a Dazzling Friendship Card

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Good morning!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today I have a new tutorial for you.   I must admit I am in LOVE with the Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. There are several reasons:

• The color is AMAZING!

• When I don’t feel like using gold embossing powder this works fabulous (and is less messy!).

• It works fabulous with sentiments.

• It is easy to clean up.

So today I have a project for you that uses the Delicata Golden Glitz and some beautiful Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drops. The card didn’t start out as I planned but I am happy with the finished result. Please let me know what you think in the comments! Let’s make a card. 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: Two hours

Directions:

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Step 1:

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. The rest of the panels we will create as we go. So, the first thing I wanted to play with was the Brilliance Dew Drops. I ink blended them all over a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb card stock. I then found an embossing folder. I chose an older folder from Spellbinders. I am not sure if it is still available, but it was called the Large Medallion. I dug out my brayer, inked it up with some Delicata Golden Glitz, and rolled it over the RAISED area of the embossing folder. I put in my ink blended panel and ran it through my die-cutting machine. Here is where the plan changed. I pulled out my Gina K Designs Master Layout 2 to get the “perfect” rectangle. I taped the die to the panel. Now here is a tip when you have a panel that is loaded up with ink like mine, BEFORE you pull off the tape, heat it with your heat tool on LOW. Yeah….I didn’t do that and ripped a chunk out of the frame I was going to use. Oh well, moving right along……I used a rectangle die from GKD Master Layout 7 to cut the middle out. I WILL save this card! 

 

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Step 2:

I had a lot of gold ink on my brayer, so I inked up a Swiss Dot embossing folder and ran another piece of white card stock through my machine.

 

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Step 3:

I then rolled the excess ink on a piece of white card stock measuring 4.25” x 5.5”. Isn’t it pretty? I HAD to incorporate it!

 

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Step 4:

Cut a piece of white card stock an 1/8” larger than the focal point and with your Sponge Dauber, ink the edges of the rectangle with the Golden Glitz.

 

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Step 5:

Die-cut your sentiment and using the Golden Glitz ink, use Imagine Crafts sponge daubers to apply your ink to the sentiment. Cut a shadow from the vellum. Glue these together.  Using the Delicata Golden Glitz stamp the smaller, MY FRIEND, sentiment. Cut this sentiment to size. I also inked the edges of this sentiment.

 

 

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Step 6:

Now we can assemble the card. The focal point is glued to the gold border and then adhered to the Swiss dot panel with Imagine On Point Glue. The sentiment is also adhered to the panel with glue. The MY FRIEND strip sentiment was popped up with foam tape. Then I added foam tape to the Swiss dot panel and attached it to the background panel.

Finally, I used Imagine Tear It! Tape and attached it to the card base. I added a few gems, and the card is done!

 

 

Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

Delicata Golden Glitz

Brilliance Dew Drops: Pearlescent Lavender, Pearlescent Sky Blue, Orchid and Pearlescent Purple

Imagine Craft Mat

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

 

Other

Gina K Designs Master Layout 2

Gina K Designs Master Layout 7

SCT Let’s Stamp Together Kit July 2022-Sentiment

Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Crafty Meraki Gems

Brayer

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

Paper Trimmer

Die-Cutting Machine

Foam Tape

Simply Beautiful Collage-Style Card

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! Many crafters love the look of collage-style cards, but they may be intimidated to try making them. If you throw away the idea of perfection and just enjoy the process, you can achieve this look without too much trouble. Be sure to have some text stamps on hand, as they really help achieve this look. 

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time to Complete: 45 minutes- 1 Hour

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Directions

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Step 1:

On a textured cardstock, gently ink the rough surface with Desert Sand Memento Ink. Don’t push too hard…we only want to enhance the texture. 

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Step 2:

With Espresso Truffle Memento Ink, apply a text background stamp to the cardstock. I didn’t use a block or stamping tool to apply this, because I wanted imperfections and blurring. 

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Step 3:

Die cut a leaf out of white cardstock. Apply Northern Pine, Morocco, and Love Letter Memento Ink right next to each other on your craft mat and spritz the colors with water. Lay the leaf into the ink and let it sit for a bit to soak up the color. Lift the leaf out, and let it dry. Then, ink the edges with Warm Cocoa Memento Ink. 

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Step 4:

Begin trying to decide where your pieces will go. I liked the placement of the leaf here. Now I need to choose the rest of my elements. 

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Step 5:

Ink up an insect you like…I went with a cicada and used Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink. To give the bug metallic shine, I applied New Sprout and Cottage Ivy Fireworks! Spray to the body and Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle to the wings with a brush. Let dry, then cut out. 

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Step 6:

Collages always look better with imperfections, texture, and aging. To achieve all of that on this card, I first tore the right side off of my text panel. Then, I applied Eucalyptus Walnut Ink with a brush on the tear. On my Kraft colored card base, I inked the edges with Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Ink, directly from the pad. 

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Step 7:

Using the same rough cardstock I used for the focal panel, I die cut the word “beautiful.” Then I rubbed Rich Cocoa Memento Ink across in, allowing some of he white to still show through. 

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Step 8:

I die cut a little tag out of cream colored cardstock, and flicked on more of the Eucalyptus Walnut Ink. Then I aged the tag with Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Ink and added a sticker. I finished the tag off with twine. Adding many elements, especially those with texture, really add to the collage style vibe. 

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Step 9:

Attach all of your elements. Use flat glue as well as dimensional adhesives, like foam squares to add more interest to the card. My cicada and tag are both popped up for dimension. The twine was left long and can move freely. 

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Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Memento Ink: Desert Sand, Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Love Letter, Morocco, Northern Pine

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray: New Sprout, Cottage Ivy

Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Sparkle

Delicata Ink: Dark Brown Shimmer

VersaFine Clair: Nocturne

Walnut Ink: Eucalyptus

Craft Mat

 

Other:

Sizzix & Tim Holtz: Leaf Fragments, Tag Collection

Stampers Anonymous & Tim Holtz: Entomology

Pinkfresh Studio: Classic Word Dies

Canson: Mixed Media Paper XL

Brushes

Kraft & Cream Colored Cardstock

Adhesive (flat and dimensional)