New Techniques for Embossing Stunning Springtime Cards

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use various Imagine products to create a sparkly stunning springtime birthday card, featuring both Mboss Valentine, VersaMark Ink, and Embossing Powders. The tutorial will also show you how you can use VersaMark over other inks to create a cohesive embossed look for a card, even if you do not have embossing powders in additional colors.

 

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Trim card front to 4.75” x 6.25” to fit a standard A-7 card base.  It is important to use a stamp positioner platform for this technique to ensure that the image lines up properly on the finished card front.

 

Step 2

Color stamen portion of Penny Black First Waltz Tulip with VersaMarker and heat emboss with Black Mboss powder.

Pro tip: Use a dry fine tip paintbrush to remove any embossing powder that ends up on the card you do not want to emboss before heating.

 

Step 3

Use the Versa Mark small cube which allows you more precision in where you place the VersaMark ink to ink the flower portion of the image. Cover with Mboss Valentine, and carefully remove powder from the stamen area with a dry fine tip paintbrush then heat emboss.

 

Step 4

Color directly on the stem portion of the image with Memento Dual Marker in Pear Tart and Bamboo leaves.  Mist stamp lightly with water before stamping as this reactivates the ink to create a crisp image.

 

Step 5

Clean leaf portion of the image and ink with VersaMark ink. Stamp over the previously colored and stamped image with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.

 

Step 6

Stamp the “Celebrate” sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.  Die-cut the sentiment, I used my Brother Scan N Cut.

 

Step 7

I also stamped the inside of the card, as I intend to send it to a special friend for her birthday. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.

 

 

Step 8

Lightly ink the card base and card front with the Memento Luxe Pear Tart ink pad to add just a hint of green around both layers.  I ran the ink pad around the edges of the cardstock to create the light tint.

 

Step 9

Apply Tear It! Tape to the back of the card front and adhere to the card base.

 

Step 10

Adhere the “Celebrate” sentiment to the card front using adhesive foam tape.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• VersaMark Ink

• VersaMarker

• Mboss – Valentine

• Memento Dual Tip Marker – Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves 

• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent

• Memento Luxe – Pear Tart

• Tear It! Tape

• 0.5 fl oz Spray Bottle

 

Other

• Penny Black – First Waltz

• Kelly Creates – Traceable Celebration Stamps

• Brother Scan N Cut

• Stamp positioner

• Fine tip paintbrush

 

How to Create a Simple Ink Blended Masculine Valentine Card

by Katy Ingram

In today’s crafting tutorial, I show you how to make a simple ink blended masculine card using some Memento, Versafine Clair and Delicata inks.  This is a great project for that special someone in your life for Valentine’s Day. 

Skill: Advanced

Time: 25 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Memento Ink Pad – Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Paris Dusk

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Twilight

• Delicata Ink Pad  – Silvery Shimmer and Golden Glitz

• Imagine Craft Mat

 

Other

Simon Says Stamp – Background Stamp – You Are

Simon Says Stamp – Die – Deco Heart

Gina K Designs – Cardstock – White Layering

Neenah – Cardstock – 110 lb classic crest solar white

How To Create A Happy New Year Card

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends! Annie here with a simple New Year’s card. Make this fun card with easy embossing and the use of the Kaleidacolor Ink pad to bring this card to life.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Maker’s Movement – Sarcastic New Year Stamp Set
  • Trinity Stamps Embellishments – Crystal Gems
  • Rinea Foil Paper – Starstruck Silver
  • Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock – White
  • Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock – Light Gray

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

How to Create a DIY Slimline Pocket Wedding Invitations | Wedding Planning

by Lisa Mensing

Sharing how to create DIY Slimline Pocket Wedding Invitations in a Tropical Theme and an Autumn Theme using DIY Stencils, clear stamps, dies, Memento Dye Inks, and Versafine Clair Inks. Plus I’m sharing a few tips to take your invitations to the next level.

Skill: All Levels
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Honey Bee Stamps Paradise Blooms and Coordinating Honey Cuts 
  • Raisin Boat Arboretum Leaves Stamp Set 
  • Printer
  • Colored Cardstock
  • Embossing Folders
  • Die-Cutting Machine
  • Shaped Wafer Thin Dies
  • Score Board
  • Corner Punches
  • Stamp Positioning Tool

Summer 2020 On Trend DIY Wedding Invitations using Tsukineko Inks

by Nicole Watt

So many brides get the DIY bug for their wedding, but making your own invitations can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to paper crafting. Nicole will show you how to create three stunning looks based on current 2020 color trends that won’t break the bank and won’t take hours to complete – even for beginners!

Skill: All levels
Time: varies on number of invitations

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock 
  • Canson Mix Media paper 98lb 
  • Altenew Retro Plantines stamp set 
  • Altenew Exotic Garden stamp set 
  • Scrapbook.com String Lights Stencil 
  • Hero Arts Lavender cardstock 
  • Hero Arts Azalea cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Blue Jay cardstock 
  • Water brush
  • Blending brush
  • invitations printed from https://Greetingsisland.com