How To Create A Dimensional Spring Bouquet With Memento Inks

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am sharing how I used Memento Dew Drop Inks to create a dimensional Spring bouquet. 

In todays video tutorial I am sharing how I use the perfectly pointed end of the Memento Dew Drop Inks to layer ink colors on a silhouette stamp. I then die cut them out and create a vellum wrap to go around my bouquet. In the video I also follow up on the Press n Seal barrier that I added to my StazOn Pigment ink pad to see if it keeps it from drying out. It has been about three months since I added the barrier, watch the video below to see if it worked. 

Katy

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 1 hour

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

Memento Inks 

Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, LuLu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves

VersaFine Clair Nocturne

StazOn Pigment Ink Snowflake

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

The Greetery Lovely Silhouettes Stamp and Die set

Hero Arts CG830 Bold Prints Script Background Stamp

Heart Layering Dies

Kat Scrappiness Postage Stamp Dies

Kat Scrappiness A2 Quilted Backdrop Die

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How To Create A Gilded Celtic Background With All Purpose And Delicata Inks

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am excited to share this really cool background technique.

In today’s video tutorial, I am sharing how I use some All Purpose Inks, Delicata Inks and a 3D embossing folder to create a Gilded/Aged Celtic background. I have to admit I am in love with these backgrounds and in the video I show two ways to create it and both give different results depending on how you apply the ink. I also give some alternatives to the products I am using in the video, so be sure and watch to find out what they are. This technique will work with any embossing folder and I will for sure be using it with other folders I have in my stash. 

Katy

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 1 hour

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

All Purpose Ink – White

All Purpose Ink – Tropical Lagoon

VersaFine Clair Cheerful

Delicata Golden Glitz

Delicata Silvery Shimmer

Delicata Celestial Copper

VersaFine Clair Nocturne

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Engraved

Black Card Stock

Kitchen Sponge

Slate Card Stock- Card Bases

Kraft Card Stock- Layering 

Sea Glass Card Stock- Layering

Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set

Twine

Craft foam 

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Making Your Own Ephemera

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! Today I’ve got a fun tutorial that’s all about making your own ephemera. Ephemera can be ticket stubs, advertisements, postage stamps, handwritten letters, etc. It’s fun to use “found” ephemera, but it’s also a blast to make your own. You can feel free to follow each of the “steps” below, or just choose the ones you like. There’s no real order or correct way to make these elements, and you can use them on any of your paper-crafting projects. I just decided to go with a tag today. This particular project is great if you need to loosen up, break out of a creative block, or you just feel like adding to your stash. Just have fun with it!

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Directions:

 
 

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Step 1: 

Grab some cardstock and a stencil, and start spraying them with Fireworks! Spray. 

 

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Step 2: 

There’s a lot of spray left on that stencil, so don’t waste it! Grab another scrap of paper and flip the stencil (wet side down) on to it to get the reverse design. You can use a brayer or your hands to push the stencil into the paper to transfer the color better. 

 

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Step 3: 

Still more on the stencil? Spray it with a little water to get the color moving and press it into a third piece of paper. 

 

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Step 4: 

Grab some rubber stamps that have fun designs (especially solid images like this one), spray your craft mat with another color of Fireworks! Spray, and ink up the stamp in the puddle. Stamp some scrap paper with the wet stamp. 

 

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Step 5: 

Apply Kaleidacolor inks to cardstock using your favorite method. I used the Fruitcake palette on my Gel Press with a brayer. Then, take a stencil and apply VersaFine Clair ink on top using a sponge dauber or cosmetic sponge. 

 

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Step 6: 

Run a piece of cardstock through an embossing folder. Then ink the raised areas with Delicata Ink for shine.

 

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Step 7: 

Stamp out a sentiment with VersaMark Ink and use your favorite Mboss embossing powder on it. For texture, tear the edges and ink them with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. 

Step 8: 

Take some old book paper and flick Fireworks! Spray on it to get different sized droplets. 

Step 9: 

Stamp some small geometric shapes and die cut/fussy cut them. 

Look at all the ephemera we’ve created by just using scraps!

 

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Step 10: 

Die cut a large tag out of cardstock. Start laying your ephemera on to the tag to see where you want your pieces to be. 

 

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Step 11: 

Let pieces hang off the edges of your piece. You can cut them off later, if you wish. Don’t be afraid to move your elements around, cut them, tear them, etc. 

 

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Step 12: 

Use different types of adhesive. I like using Tear It! Tape for the embossed layers, wet glue for flat layers, and foam tape or squares for elements that I want raised. I also love to use On Point Glue for sequins and rhinestones, which I added after I had all of my paper elements adhered. 

 

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Here’s the finished tag. Again, make this however you like. It doesn’t need to be for the holidays, it doesn’t need to be a tag. Just grab a bunch of supplies and play. Whatever ephemera you have leftover can be used at another time. 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug, and New Sprout

• Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa

• Kalediacolor Inks in Fruitcake

• VersaMark Ink

• Mboss Embossing Powder in Rose Gold

• VersaFine Clair Ink in Rain Forest

• Delicata Ink in Golden Gliz

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other:

• Stampers Anonymous: Bold Tidings Mini and Mod Cactus

• Sizzix: Tag Collection #658784, Kaleidoscope 3D Embossing Folder 

• A Colorful Life Designs: Sweater Knit stencil, Make Some Plaid stencil

• Doodles Paper Playground: Bold Rhinestones (I only used the red) 

• Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design: Hex Yeah (discontinued)

• Scraps of cardstock, old book paper, etc. 

Let’s Make Some Autumn Inspired Gift Card Tags

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Hi my crafty friends!  Today I have a new tutorial for you that may help you to use your fall dies in a new way.  I will be using the VersaColor Inks to make a mess, yes…a mess that turns out to be BEAUTIFUL!  We will be creating gift card tags for any occasion using fall leaf dies.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

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Step 1:

Make a mess.  Yes, take a piece of 80lb card stock and swipe those VersaColor inks.  Smoosh ‘em, splatter ‘em, do whatever you want with them.  Use those reinkers that you have sitting on your shelf.

 

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Step 2:

Let these panels dry.  Because the VersaColor inks are a pigment ink they take a while to dry, let them dry!  Go have a cup of coffee and take a peek at more inspiration on the Imagine Blog.

 

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Step 3:

Use your leaf dies to cut several leaves from your messy panel. Trust me!  Are they pretty?

 

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Step 4:

Use a gift card tag die to cut some tags. 
You should be able to get three holders from one sheet of 8.5” x 11”. 

 

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Step 5:

Once cut, splatter some gold watercolor paint all over the panels.  

 

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Step 6:

Fold and score your gift tags.  Use the Imagine Tear It! Tape to assemble.

 

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Step 7:

Lay out your pretty leaves and glue them down with Imagine On Point Glue.  Trim off any excess.  

 

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Step 8

Stamp some sentiments, cut, and create a shadow strip from gold card stock.  Adhere with On Point Glue.  Put some foam tape on the back and adhere to your tags.  Add some bling with the On Point Glue.

 

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Step 9:

Loop some twine through the holes and the gift holders are done.  I hope this has helped you seen those fall products in a new light.  Thank you for stopping by the Imagine Blog!

Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor: Turquoise, Canary and Pink Shimmer

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Sponge Daubers

• On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Brutus Monroe – Stand Alone Leaf Dies

• Gina K Designs Gift Card Tag

• Kat Scrappiness Simple Sentiments Stamp & Die Bundle

• Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls

• Foam Tape

• Metallic Gold Card Stock

• Paper Trimmer

• Die-Cutting Machine

• Twine

Make a Beautiful Pumpkin Thank You Card

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By Alison Heikkila –

Greetings! Alison here and today my latest tutorial for Imagine is a textured, fall-themed thank you card. I can see making a bunch of these to put as place setting on your Thanksgiving table, as a thank you to your guests for celebrating the holidays with you. I used several simple techniques on this card that when combined, look really fancy and festive. 

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

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Directions:

 

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Step 1: 

Using a piece of metallic cardstock, run it through your die cutting machine with an embossing folder. 

 

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Step 2: 

Using a sanding block, a piece of sandpaper, or even a nail file, sand the raised areas of the embossed cardstock. This will give it an aged or distressed look. 

Step 3: 

Gently rub Spiced Chai StazOn ink across the surface to add more interest to the piece of cardstock. 

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Step 4: 

On a Gel Press Plate, gently tap the Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor Inks across the surface. You can use a brayer to blend the colors, as well as a few spritzes of water or Ink Potion No. 9. 

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Step 5: 

Lay white cardstock on to the Gel Press Plate and rub to get the ink to transfer. Pull the print and let it dry. I pulled a couple of prints and then chose my favorite to use for this card. 

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Step 6: 

Die cut a pumpkin out of the monoprint.

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Step 7: 

Die cut a bigger pumpkin out of brown cardstock and ink the edges with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. 

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Step 8: 

Die cut the sentiment out of cream colored cardstock and ink the edges with Desert Sand Memento Ink. 

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Step 9: 

Add Tear It Tape to the back of the embossed panel. I like to use this adhesive when I am working with a piece that has a lot of texture. It holds everything in place really well, and you don’t need to worry about liquid adhesive getting “stuck” in the wells. 

Step 10: 

Assemble the rest of the card. I used On Point Glue to attach the rhinestones. 

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Isn’t it pretty? 

 I love all of the shine from the embossed panel. I also really like seeing all the colors on the pumpkin through the die cut. I hope you’ll give some of these techniques a try!

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• StazOn Ink: Spiced Chai 

• Delicata Ink: Golden Glitz

• Kaleidacolor Ink: Cappuccino Delight 

• Memento Ink: Desert Sand

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other:

• Darice: Embossing Folder

• Gel Press: 3×5 Plate

• Recollections: Pumpkin Die Cuts

• Simon Says Stamp: Thankful Die

• Doodles Paper Playground: Gold Starburst Rhinestones

• Brown, Cream, and White cardstock

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