Learn to Make a Unique Slimline Valentine Card

By Neva Cole 

Today I am sharing how to make a Slimline Valentine using Memento inks. Slimline cards are very trendy. This is a great quick and easy card that can be given to the special guy in your life for Valentine’s Day.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

 

Directions:

Step 1

A great thing about slimline cards is that you only need a single sheet of 8.5” x 11” cardstock for the card and card front. Trim cardstock to 7” x 8.5” and score to make a card base of 3.5” x 11. It will fit in a standard A10 envelope. Use a Sponge Dauber and Memento Rose Bud to ink the outer 0.5” of the card base.

 

Step 2

Trim the remaining cardstock to 3.25” x 8.25”. Edge with Memento London Fog. Stamp a background in Memento Angel Pink with a small Valentine’s themed image. I used an ancient Rollergraph heart stamp. It is very subtle but adds just a bit of depth to the card.

 

Step 3

Die-cut four layers of cardstock with the Technique Tuesday Paper Airplane on the Border Die.

 

Step 4

Ink one loop with a sponge dauber and Memento Rose Bud. Ink one airplane in Memento London Fog. Ink one airplane leaving the cutout section in place when inking with Memento Tuxedo Black.

 

Step 5

Layer the loops together with dots of On Point Glue, the lower photo shows the very small dots of glue, a little goes a long way! Lightly press together to create a raised die-cut.

 

Step 6

Using On Point Glue, layer the Memento Tuxedo Black airplane over one white airplane. Layer the third airplane with the cutouts removed over the Memento Tuxedo Black airplane. Layer the Memento London Fog airplane with cutouts removed on top.

 

Step 7

Stamp sentiment image in Memento London Fog. I placed all the elements on the card to decide the position before using a stamp positioner to stamp the sentiment.

 

Step 8

Adhere the card front to the base using Tear It! tape.

 

Step 9

Adhere die cuts and sequin embellishments with On Point Glue.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Technique Tuesday Die-Paper Airplane on the Border
  • Hero Arts-CL493 Holiday Sentiments
  • Spiegelmomscraps-Sock Hop sequins
  • Rollergraph-Heart Stamp

Learn How to Make a Hearts Canvas Tote Bag Using the Bokeh Technique

By Roni Johnson

In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make a hearts canvas tote bag using the Bokeh Technique using Memento Luxe Inks and Fabrico Markers. Today’s example is Valentine’s tote made using the Imagine Crafts Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF Download. You can use this same basic technique for any holiday or occasion by changing the mask used.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Iron the tote bag to remove all wrinkles.

Step 2

Insert a piece of cardboard into the tote bag to prevent ink from soaking through to the back of the bag.

Step 3

Print the desired heart from the PDF onto a piece of cardstock.

Step 4

Trim the heart mask(s) and adhere to the tote bag using repositionable adhesive.

Step 5

Gather the desired colors of Memento Luxe Inks.

Tip:

New or freshly-inked pads work best for this technique.

Step 6

Gather desired stamps and/or tools to stamp the circles.
Pencil erasers, circle stamps, and Sponge Daubers work great for this technique.

Step 7

Pounce the desired tool onto the ink pad; press and hold for 10-15 seconds to allow time for the canvas to soak up the ink.

Tip:

Concentrate the dots of ink closer in the center and further apart as you work your way towards the edges.

Step 8

Continue to add layers of dots with the desired color(s) of ink.

Tip: Highlight Wedding Dress (White) Memento Luxe ink on the canvas with Fabrico Marker (Bubble Gum).
This makes the white pop against the canvas and other colors of ink.

Step 9

Remove the masks and discard.

Step 10

Outline the hearts using Real Black Fabrico Marker. Add additional details with Fabrico Markers at this time if desired.

Step 11

Iron the canvas with the hottest setting allowable for the fabric to set the inks.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Fabrico Marker – Bubble Gum, Poppy Red, Real Black

Sponge Dauber – 

Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF

 

Other

Canvas Tote Bag

Iron

Cardboard

Pencil Eraser

Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Stamps – Layering Circles

White Cardstock

Repositionable Adhesive

 

 

 

Easy to Make Lightweight Sparkling Earrings

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

These lightweight earrings in wings shapes that are covered with sparkling Mboss embossing powder are easy to make with few steps using Creative MEDIUM. Match them to your favorite outfit or give them as a gift.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes plus drying time

 

Directions:

Step 1

Place a thick layer of Creative MEDIUM in the wings molds, covering the area well.

Let it dry.

 

Step 2

Remove the wings and lightly color them with StazOn Teal Blue. Repeat process on wings backs side.

 

Step 3

Use your VersaMarker to mark around the wings and in the middle. Cover with Mboss embossing powder and heat set. The Creative MEDIUM will get soft with the heat at this point, but it will not affect the end result.

 

Step 4

Pinch a small hole to the top of the wings, add a jump ring with some beads and finish with the earring hook.

Art Supplies:

Imagine
Other
  • Prima – wings silicone mold
  • Heat tool
  • Earring hooks and jump rings
  • Beads

 

 

Create a Beautiful Rainbow Ink Blended Card

By Jessica Lin

– Hi everyone! It’s Jessica. I have a simple rainbow ink blending card to share with you today. I used some of the brighter colors from the VersaFine Clair line, but you could try out different colors and different ink pads for a similar look. I also love the positive and motivational sentiment, which I’ve embossed with New Year’s Eve Mboss powder.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 15 minutes

Supplies:

Imagine

• VersaFine Clair: Glamorous, Summertime, Cheerful, Verdant, Green Oasis, Warm Breeze, Paradise, Blue Belle, Monarch – 

• Jumbo Dauber – 

• VersaMark Dazzle – 

• Mboss – New Year’s Eve – 

• StazOn All-Purpose Cleaner – 

 

Other:

• Crafter’s Workshop stencil – Deco Doily

• STAMPlorations Typografia Motivate: Perfect Moment stamp

• Heat gun

• Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock

How To Make A Pink Hearts Valentines Card

By LeeAnn McKinney

In today’s crafting tutorial, I show you how to make Valentine’s Day Card using Memento Dewdrops, Jumbo Dauber, VersaFine Clair, On Point Glue, and Tear It Tape. Show someone they are special by handcrafting a unique Valentine’s Day card using cute heart stencils to match. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 30 minutes or less, this video took 12 minutes and I sped it up for your viewing pleasure.

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine

    VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne

    Memento Dewdrops – Angel Pink and Rose Bud – 

    On Point Glue – 

    Tear It Tape – 

    Jumbo Dauber – 

    Craft Mat – 

Other

    MFT– Stencil – Lots Of Hearts

    Jot  – Stencil Wheel – Wedding

    Virginia Turtle – Stamp – Holidays- retired

Create a Beautiful Kraft Paper Notebook with Walnut Inks

Create a Beautiful Kraft Notebook with Walnut Inks

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Beyond staining paper with Walnut inks, use them to stamp with foam stamps and as a drawing medium with the Fantastix brush tips for free hand designs on kraft wrapping paper. Seal the result and make the paper resistant with a layer of Creative MEDIUM.  Celebrate the new year and create some awesome goals.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 ½ hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut 4x6in pieces of the carton paper and 5x7in of the kraft paper. 4 of each to make 2 notepads.

Step 2

Pour some Walnut Ink Lilac Posies on the craft mat and press the foam leaf stamp on it and stamp in a scattered pattern on the kraft paper. Try not to over soak the foam. (If you don’t have a leaf stamp, cut a simple, almond like, leaf shape from a piece of foam).

Step 3

Continue with smaller size leaves using the Cherry Blossom and Willow Walnut inks. Make two kraft paper pieces as above.

Step 4

Dip three Fantastix brush tips in the Walnut Inks colors above and draw brunches with the Willow one.

Step 5

Add flowers (small dots can work to decorate) with the Cherry Bloom and the Lilac Posies. Make two of the kraft paper pieces as above.

Step 6

Decorate the leaves with the MEMENTO dual tips markers.

Step 7

Add the number 21 using the number stencil and the MEMENTO dual tips markers.

Step 8

Cover the kraft papers with a long palette knife and Creative MEDIUM Shimmer and let them dry.

Step 9

Place Tear It Tape on the carton pieces and set in the middle the kraft papers. (½ in should be left on every side).

Step 10

Add Tear It Tape to the edge of the ½ in kraft paper, cut the corners and fold to secure on the back of the carton paper. This step creates the book cover. Repeat process with the rest pieces.

Step 11

Cut 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in pieces of kraft paper, place Tear It Tape and set to the back (inner) side of the book covers.

Step 12

Cut blank pages in 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in size. Use a book binding machine or book binding tools to bind the notepads. Alternate punch holes with hole punch tool and add book binding rings to hold the pages.

Art Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Carton paper
  • Foam stamps (or foam sheet)
  • Blank A4 pages
  • Numbers stencil
  • Book binding machine and wires (or hole punch tool)