Let’s Make A Winter Wonderland Thank You Card

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hey there friends and fellow crafters. I’m here today making a fun quick paper crafting project — Thank You card with a Winter Theme! In this project, I create this card with a stencil, shimmery ink sprays, stamping, and heat embossing. Change the theme to make a thank you card for any holiday year-round.

Sending a handmade card is a thoughtful practice. Give someone a Thank You when they have invited you to a special party, gathering or gave a special gift.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies Used

Imagine
Other
  • Echo Park Snowflake Stencil
  • Vellum
  • LetterIt Stamp Set
  • Recollections 110lb card stock

How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, it’s LeeAnn and we are getting a bit inky today with StazOn ink pads and embossing powder. Making this Halloween Party invitation was fun and easy and the techniques used here can be used with any theme.

Using Clear Mboss just made the gravestone and skeleton images stamped on the front pop, not only with shine but texture as well. Since StazOn is a mixed media ink the embossed surface was color-matched with the background for a great tone-on-tone effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine 
Other 

Quick and Easy Projects: Congrats to the Happy Couple Wedding Card


by Annie Collins

This is a quick and easy wedding card. You can create it in any color by just changing the ink and embossing powder colors. This can serve as a Congrats card or an official wedding invitation. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes per card

Directions

Other
  • Vellum
  • Lawn Fawn – Border Die
  • Sue Wilson Flower Dies
  • In Love Arts – Leaf Die
  • Recollections Brand 110lb Cardstock – White
  • Mini Jewels

Heat Embossing with Stencils | Using the Positive and Negative

by Lisa Mensing

Versafine Clair, Memento, VersaMark and Mboss embossing powder.

Join Lisa as she shows you how to use embossing powders with stencils plus she shares a fun tip on using the positive and negative giving two stenciled panels for the price of one!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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

A Gift for Someone Special – Create a Chipboard Pendant with StazOn

by Lori Warren

A Gift for Someone Special –  Create a Chipboard Pendant with StazOn. A beautiful teal and blue jewelry piece that features a paintbrush image and reads "create".

This mixed media project is a great example of how you can use different inks and mediums to create a piece full of texture and color. It’s a step by step layering technique to add depth and interest to mixed media artwork.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Written Instructions:

  1. Cut chipboard into a pendant shape and punch a hole at the top. Place a piece of paper under the book cover to protect the pages below.
  2. Cover the front and back of the chipboard piece with white gesso.
  3. Cover the front and back of chipboard piece with white gesso.
  4. Stamp chipboard pendant with VersaFine CLAIR.
  5. Cover pendant with a stencil and apply Creative Artist Medium – Clear.
  6. Stamp brush onto watercolor paper with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
  7. Add color to the tip of a brush with StazOn Pigment –Peacock Feathers.
  8. Sponge StazOn Pigment onto Pendant to highlight stencil pattern.  Adhere stamp brush image.
  9. Highlight elements of the pendant with ALL PURPOSE INK – Frost White (using a Doodlestix)
  10. Apply splatters in ALL PURPOSE INK – Tropical Lagoon.
  11. Cover element with GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish.
  12. Add MBOSS Powder to pendant while GlazOn is still wet.  Heat set.  Round corners of the pendant.
  13. Edge pendant with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
  14. Adhere sticker saying.
  15. Use the Waffle Flower – Clear Dies and Combo Swatch Tag Die to record color scheme for this project.

Supplies

Imagine

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold, Tropical Lagoon, Frost White

Creative Medium

Mboss Embossing Powder

Sheer Shimmer Spray – Sparkle