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 Hologram Flower Outline With Mboss

by Melissa Andrew

Create A Beautiful Hologram Flower Outline With Mboss

Today I am sharing the fabulous new Hologram Mboss embossing powder from Imagine. This fabulous embossing powder is fine for detailed stamping but also sparkles with colors of the rainbow. In this video, I show you how to stamp, emboss and fill in with a watercolor technique. The Memento inks are perfect for creating the peachy blended look.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • LDRS Creative – If Friends Were Flowers stamp set
  • Whimsy Stamps – Card Builders Window die set
  • Antistatic tool
  • Paper Trimmer
  • White Card
  • Bristol Smooth cardstock
  • MISTI Stamping Platform
  • Gemini Jr. Die Cut machine
  • 6 round paintbrush
  • Spray bottle

Learn 1 Minute 1 Inkpad EASY Blending with Kaleidacolor

by Jessica Lin

Learn 1 Minute 1 Inkpad EASY Blending with Kaleidacolor

Today I have a super cool technique to share with you – and the best part is, it only takes one minute and an ink pad to create! Talk about minimal supplies crafting. This easy ink blending technique uses Kaleidacolor ink pads, glossy paper, and a brayer. Try it once and you’ll see how quick and easy it is compared to traditional ink blending. If you are a stamping beginner with a small stash of ink pads or a crafter who likes quick and easy cards, this video tutorial is for you.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 minute for ink blending, 15 minutes for card assembly

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampin’ Up Rooted in Nature Clear-Mount Stamp
  • Glossy Paper
  • Brayer
  • Neenah White Cardstock
  • Stamping Tool or Acrylic Block

See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

by Elina Stromberg

See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

The wonderful high season of summer weddings is soon here! Whether you are invited for a wedding reception and would like to attach a handmade card to the wedding gift, or are planning your own wedding crafts, I hope that these easy-to-make card designs will give you ideas for your own wedding themed projects.

My paper crafting hobby started 16 years ago when I decided to create my own wedding invitation cards and wedding reception decorations. In this process, I took my first steps in stamping and heat embossing and was so amazed how easy it was to mass create professional looking projects in just a few simple steps. I could even say that for me those wedding invitations were not just the start of a beautiful marriage but also the beginning for a lifelong love for paper crafting!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions for the Wedding Card


Step 1

Stamp the main image on a piece of white cardstock. Choose the stamping ink depending on the type of colors you want to use for coloring the image:
– If you’re using color pencils, any type of ink will work perfectly.
– If you’re using alcohol markers for coloring, choose a water base ink (e.g. Memento) for stamping.
– If you’re using watercolors, choose a pigment stamping ink (e.g. VersaFine, VersaFine Clair, StazOn Pigment).


Step 2

Cut out the image using scissors. A craft knife will help in cutting out smaller details.


Step 3

Decorate the card background with a swirl stamp. Stamp the pattern on a piece of cream color cardstock using clear VersaMark ink. Place the stamped card on a sheet of printing paper and cover the image with Embossing Powder in White. Lift the card; the fine embossing powder will stick to the clear ink. Using the sheet of printing paper pour the powder back to the container.


Step 4

Heat set the powder with a heating tool. When heated the powder will turn glossy and clean white.


Step 5

Stamp the sentiment text using black ink. Trim the card front to the desired size and shape. Mat the card front on darker solid color cardstock. Tip: Attach the card front to the base paper first, and only then cut the underlying layer to size. No exact measuring will be needed!


Step 6

Attach the layered card front to the card base. Trim to size if needed. Glue the main image on the card front. Embossing powders come in various colors, and especially the metallic colors work perfectly on all wedding themed projects. I created a second version of the same card design, but instead of a white swirl I used a silver ornament pattern for the background decoration: A great wedding invitation design looks elegant and beautiful but is quick and easy to make even in greater quantities. Stamping is a simple way to decorate the invitation card, and the choice of patterns and stamping colors can be used to give a hint of the wedding theme or the theme colors you’ve chosen for the reception.

If you master brush script lettering or modern calligraphy you can make the invitations even more personal with hand-written invitation texts. However, a printer and downloaded brush script fonts can make the task easier for you; on these invitation cards, I first printed the text on a heavy white office paper and then continued with decorating the front with stamping.

Directions for Embossed Wedding Invitations


Step 1

Hand-write or print the invitation text on the card front. Cover the text with Post-It notes. Stamp a pattern on the card front using clear VersaMark ink. Remove Post-It notes.


Step 2

Cover the stamped pattern with Embossing Powder in Silver. Pour off excess back in the powder container.


Step 3

If the powder is sticking to the invitation text remove the powder with a clean brush. Heat set the powder with a heating tool.


Step 4

Cut the card front to size, mat on a piece of solid color cardstock and attach to the card base. For the second invitation card, I used the same masking technique, but instead of heat embossing, I decorated the card front with stamped leaf patterns. The invitation text was printed with green color to match the stamped decorations.

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog for this wedding crafting tutorial! Please share this post on social or give it a like!

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Cardstock – White, Cream, Grey, Green, Burgundy
  • White card bases
  • Heat tool
  • Alcohol markers for coloring
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue
  • Post-it notes
  • Brush
  • Simon Says Stamp-‘Rose Lattice Background’ stamp
  • Stampin’Up! – ‘Best Birds,’ ‘Falling Flowers’ stamp
  • Wedding couple stamp
  • Ornament stamp

See How To Use Dura-Lar Matte Film To Make A Card

by Iris Rodriguez

See How To Use Dura Lar Matte Film To Make A Card

For this month, it’s was such a pleasure to make projects with Tsunkineko’s new StazOn Pigment Inks. These ink behave like pigment inks, however, they are permanent like the original StazOn ink. As if it does not get any better; this ink also takes details incredibly well. For this card, I used Dura-Lar film (it’s like vellum paper) to create a dimensional effect by stenciling bird images with the Peacock Feathers color of StazOn Pigment. I overlaid the stenciled film on a moonlit night background; also created with StazOn Pigment inks. It made for a great backdrop for the Peacock colored birds.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Step 1

Stencil the birds onto the Dura-Lar matte film. This film looks like vellum, except that it’s archival. It’s very strong, you can remove your images with rubbing alcohol or water as many times as you want and it does not warp. Permanent inks, like StazOn Pigment inks, do not rub off. I like using it because you can create layered dimensional effects.

Step 2

Cut out a circle for the moon. This will be used as a mask when inking the background.

Step 3

Place the circle over the cardstock paper and ink the background using the Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink.

Step 4

Ink the background with the Snowflake and Koala Gray StazOn Pigment inks.

Step 5

Add a little color to the background with the Peacock Feathers StazOn Pigment ink. Ink lightly and in random areas, do not ink the entire background.

Step 6

Spray the tacky spray to the background and adhere the Dura-Lar sheet.


Step 7

Lightly ink sections of the Dura-Lar background with the Koala Gray and Peacock Feathers StazOn inks. Do not ink over the birds. Stamp the sentiment.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Crafter’s Workshop – Birds 6 x 6 stencil
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Butterfly Kisses
  • Dur-lar Archival Film – Matte
  • Aleene’s All-Purpose Tacky Adhesive Spray

Learn How To Blend VersaFine Clair Inks

by Roni Johnson

Learn How To Blend VersaFine Clair Inks

Sometimes colors speak volumes and Imagine’s Color of the Month for March does so for me…Peacock Feathers. I love the rich jewel tones found in peacock feathers from the brilliant greens, lush blues to the royal purple not to mention the amazing metallic glimmer thrown in for good measure. Mother Nature is amazing, isn’t she? I tried to keep all of this in mind when creating a project to share with you. I decided to use one of my favorite techniques, color blending paired with the lovely VersaFine Clair inks, I think I came pretty darn close. I hope you enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Mask off the area that you would like to color. I have used JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape but you could just as easily use scrap paper secured with washi tape or something similar. I wanted the colors to be bold like a peacock so I chose to work with a 2” wide area to ink.


Step 2

Begin applying the ink to the paper using a Sponge Dauber. I like to work from lightest to darkest but that’s up to your personal preference. In this instance, I began with VersaFine Clair in Verdant (bright spring green).


Step 3

VersaFine Clair in Shady Lane (darker green) is the next color in the lineup. Apply the ink beside the previous color, save the overlapping and blending till the end.


Step 4

VersaFine Clair in Paradise (cyan blue) is applied next.


Step 5

VersaFine Clair in Blue Belle (darker blue) is the 4th color added.


Step 6

VersaFine Clair in Fantasia (darker purple) is the 5th and final color added to the peacock feather stripe.


Step 7

It is time to go back and blend the colors together. To do so, look at your colors in pairs; use the lighter of the two colors to blend them both together. In this case, I am using the Blue Belle Sponge Dauber to blend Fantasia and Blue Belle together.


Step 8

Once you are satisfied with the blending, remove the masking tape (scrap paper).


Step 9

Spray the card panel with Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle and let it dry completely.


Step 10

Sprinkle a few drops of All-Purpose Ink in Vegas Gold on the Craft Mat; add a couple drops of Ink Potion No. 9 (or water) to the ink and mix. Use a paintbrush, toothbrush or another tool to flick the ink over the card panel.


Step 11

Stamp a sentiment such as “hello” and a peacock feather image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne inkpad. Mat the Peacock Feather panel with Violet and Sapphire Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper; affix to a white card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Peacock Feather
  • Paper Smooches – “Hello” sentiment
  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Violet Starstruck, Sapphire Starstruck
  • Silicone Baster
  • White Card Base