Make an Elegant Happy Father’s Day Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Match a few colors and an elegant sparkling background using the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder to make a special card for Father’s day. Contrast among black and white with a touch of gold give a smart look on the card that can be made by anyone.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 45 Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp in a repetitive pattern the diamond chain stamp on a 4x6in card stock using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with the Mboss New Year’s Eve embossing powder and heat set to create the background.

 

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Step 2

On a 4.5″ x 2″ piece of cardstock stamp the Happy Father’s Day sentiment on the lower part of it and on a small piece of cardstock the tie using the VersaMark Watermark Ink pad. Cover with gold Mboss Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 3

Color the inner part of the stamped tie with All-Purpose Ink Vegas Gold and cut around the design.

 

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Step 4

Cut a 2″ piece of the gingham ribbon and fold the two edges to the low middle of it to form a collar shape. Glue it on the long piece of the cardstock and add the stamped tie with some foam tape.

 

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Step 5

Cut 4″ long pieces of the ribbons and set together with Tear It! Tape.

 

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Step 6

Finally usually Tear It! Tape to set the ribbons on the background and continue adding the long cardstock piece.

 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold, New Year’s Eve

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Grosgrain ribbon

Gingham ribbon

Crafty Secrets stamps – Favourite Fellas

Heat tool

Card stock

Hot glue

Foam tape

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