How To Create A Dimensional Spring Bouquet With Memento Inks

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am sharing how I used Memento Dew Drop Inks to create a dimensional Spring bouquet. 

In todays video tutorial I am sharing how I use the perfectly pointed end of the Memento Dew Drop Inks to layer ink colors on a silhouette stamp. I then die cut them out and create a vellum wrap to go around my bouquet. In the video I also follow up on the Press n Seal barrier that I added to my StazOn Pigment ink pad to see if it keeps it from drying out. It has been about three months since I added the barrier, watch the video below to see if it worked. 

Katy

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 1 hour

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

Memento Inks 

Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, LuLu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves

VersaFine Clair Nocturne

StazOn Pigment Ink Snowflake

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

The Greetery Lovely Silhouettes Stamp and Die set

Hero Arts CG830 Bold Prints Script Background Stamp

Heart Layering Dies

Kat Scrappiness Postage Stamp Dies

Kat Scrappiness A2 Quilted Backdrop Die

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YT: https://youtube.com/c/eastwickspaperandink 

FB: fb.me/eastwickspaper 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/eastwickspaperandink/

Blog: https://www.eastwickspaperandink.com/ 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eastwickspaperandink/

How To Create A Gilded Celtic Background With All Purpose And Delicata Inks

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am excited to share this really cool background technique.

In today’s video tutorial, I am sharing how I use some All Purpose Inks, Delicata Inks and a 3D embossing folder to create a Gilded/Aged Celtic background. I have to admit I am in love with these backgrounds and in the video I show two ways to create it and both give different results depending on how you apply the ink. I also give some alternatives to the products I am using in the video, so be sure and watch to find out what they are. This technique will work with any embossing folder and I will for sure be using it with other folders I have in my stash. 

Katy

Skill: Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 1 hour

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

All Purpose Ink – White

All Purpose Ink – Tropical Lagoon

VersaFine Clair Cheerful

Delicata Golden Glitz

Delicata Silvery Shimmer

Delicata Celestial Copper

VersaFine Clair Nocturne

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Engraved

Black Card Stock

Kitchen Sponge

Slate Card Stock- Card Bases

Kraft Card Stock- Layering 

Sea Glass Card Stock- Layering

Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set

Twine

Craft foam 

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IG: https://www.instagram.com/eastwickspaperandink/

Blog: https://www.eastwickspaperandink.com/ 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eastwickspaperandink/

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Learn to Make a Valentine’s Day Treat Bag/Gift Card Holder

By Kathy Pisupati –

Hello!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today’s project is a treat/gift card holder for Valentine’s Day but it is also about ADHESIVES!  Adhesives aren’t the focus on most tutorials so let’s change that today.

.Skill Level: Easy

Time to complete: 1 Hour

Directions:

Step 1

Cut 3 pieces of a layering weight, white card stock to 4” x 11”.  This will be enough for three holders. You don’t need a heavy weight card stock as we will be scoring, folding and adding a layer of patterned paper.

Step 2

Cut 3 panels of patterned paper to 3.5” x 10.5”.  I had this fabulous patterned  paper from Kat Scrappiness in my stash which is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Step 3

Here is where the adhesive comes in!  You will attach the patterned paper panels to the white card stock.  The Tear It! Tape from Imagine Crafts is SO easy to use.  It is a strong double-sided adhesive AND you don’t need to reach for your scissors every time you want a piece.  Just tear it!  It tears so easy!  We will also be using the On Point Glue and I will give you a tip in a second.  The On Point Glue comes in a small bottle with a micro tip.  The cap of the bottle has a built in pin that fits in the micro tip when you close the cap so it never gets clogged!  No more losing those pins!

Step 4

Add your Tear It! Tape to the back of all four panels on all sides.  Here’s a tip, pull up only a bit of each back and a bit of On Point Glue to the exposed area.  Then flip the panel over and align to your white card panel.  This allows some wiggle room for you to align the panels perfectly!  Once the patterned panel is aligned press down the areas of exposed adhesive and then gently pull the backing paper off from each side.

Step 5

Now it’s time to score and fold.  You will score as indicated above and fold in the manner shown.

Step 6

Now it’s time to add a little decoration!  I used a heart die and coordinating stamps.  I stamped using VersaColor Cardinal ink.  For the sentiment I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  Foam tape was added to the lower half of the heart.  The reason for this is so the flap of the holder can tuck under the heart.  I also added foam tape to the sentiment, adding a bit more dimension to the design.  These were SO easy to create and you could change up the design for ANY occasion.  I haven’t put anything inside yet.  A gift card fit perfectly inside, just add some temporary adhesive to the back of the gift card.  You can also adhere a small cellophane bag filled with small treats and adhere it or add a bit of temporary adhesive to the back of a fun-size candy bar!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day and Halloween!

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you! Please head over to the Imagine Crafts website to see all the beautiful products. Here is the link IMAGINE CRAFTS.

SUPPLIES

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Cardinal

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Other

• Kat Scrappiness Patterned Paper

• Heart Die

• Coordinating Heart Stamp/Stencil

• Scor-Pal scoring tool

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape

Presenting Imagine’s 2023 Design Team

We are so excited to announce our 2023 Design Team! 

We look forward to sharing all of the creative inspiration that flows from this group of talented designers.

Let’s learn a little bit about them…

Alison Heikkila

Hello! My name is Alison Heikkila and I have been a crafter my entire life. My mom started me off with coloring and stringing beads from a very young age, and I never stopped. I have an art degree with a specialization in jewelry and sculpture, but I love working in many mediums and styles. Getting inky is absolutely one of my favorite things!  

I have an amazing husband who loves to see what I create each day (and even crafts along with me sometimes!) and two very creative kids. Sometimes the four of us craft together, which is so much fun. We’ve also got a cat and two dogs, and we reside on Long Island. 

I love to create, as I feel it truly feeds my soul. Getting a little “playtime” in my craft room each day is really important to me. I look forward to sharing projects with you. 

Blog – alisonheikkila.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/alisonheikkiladesigns/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/alisonheikkila/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/AlisonHeikkila

Martha Lucia Gomez

Hi friends, I am Martha Lucia Gomez. I was born in Colombia, but I live in a paradise called Miami, FL USA. I’ve loved crafts forever. I used to work with metal jewelry, but one day I discovered stamps, ink and paper, and now it is my passion. I’ve realized that working with paper crafts is the best therapy. 

I live with my husband and our two daughters. I divide my time between my family, my work in a Public Relations Company and my passions: my blog and crafting on various design teams. I find my inspiration in simple things. My style is clean and simple but don’t misunderstand me – I love the simple things  plus the techniques and work involved in it. Experimenting new things is my passion and mixing products is my therapy. I love stamps, die cuts, stencils and of course all type of inks. I can tell you that I work on my crafts every single day and this is one of the ways that I found to give thanks to God for all that He gives me every day.

I love to share my creations, so you will always find me easily on Social Media outlets as Stampartpapel.

Blog – https://stampartpapel.com/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/stampartpapel/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/stampartpapel/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/marthalucia/boards/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/malugomez0

Katy Ingram

Hello Crafty Friends! My name is Katy Ingram. I am a wife and mama to 1 son and 6 kitties. I live in southeastern North Carolina and I LOVE making handmade cards. I started card making  back in 2016 and in 2019 I started my youtube channel and blog Eastwicks Paper and Ink. I wanted an outlet to share and hopefully inspire your creativity with my card making as well as give some tips and tricks along the way. I am excited to be back with Imagine’s 2023 Design Team and I look forward to meeting and crafting with you!

Blog – https://www.eastwickspaperandink.com 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/eastwickspaper

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eastwickspaperandink/

YouTube – https://youtube.com/c/eastwickspaperandink

Kathi F. Rerek

I’m a cat-loving card maker who also creates tags, art journals, and home décor pieces. I love stamping, mixed media, and experimenting with different supplies and techniques. I love to paper craft because there’s something so oddly calming about focusing on a project. My favorite part is when a project comes out the way I had envisioned it in my mind’s eye. I also like to share my creations online and always include full supply lists and detailed instructions on my blog posts.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kathi.rerek

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Kaths-Tales-2316828635206019/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kathi_r13/?hl=en

Kathy Pisupati

Hello crafty friends!  My name is Kathy Pisupati. I have always loved art and crafting. I think my love for arts & crafts started the day someone gave me a “how to draw” book when I was 7 or 8. I have tried it all but cardmaking is my true happy place. I majored in Fine Arts & Communications in college. I love designing and blogging. I love all art mediums and cardmaking allows me to create mini masterpieces of all sorts!

I live in Arizona with my husband but grew up in the Midwest. I have been blessed to have traveled all over the globe with my family and live overseas. I also love dogs!

I love sharing my creations with you and can be found in the following sites and would love for you to follow me on my creative journey.

Blog – https://expressivepaper.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kpisupati

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/expressivepaper/

YouTube – https://youtube.com/@expressivepaper

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/kpisupati/

Linh V.

Hi! I’m Linh – or LV Handcrafted on social media. I live in Seattle, WA with my husband and our two dogs. I started crafting in high school as a scrapbooker but these days I also make cards, mini-albums, notebooks and all sorts of crafts. I’m excited to join such a talented team of artists here at Imagine Crafts, which I absolutely love.
It’s such an honor to join this team. There’s always so much to learn in paper crafting and I find these challenges are always an inspiration. I look forward to sharing and interacting with you on all the socials!

YouTube – https://youtube.com/@LVHandcrafted

Facebook – https://facebook.com/lvhandcrafted

Instagram  – https://www.instagram.com/lvhandcrafted/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/lvhandcrafted/

LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, my name is LeeAnn McKinney and I live with my wonderful crafty enabling husband, our 2 pups JJ and Chase, along with our kitty Kit Kat. 

We have our “swimmers” as well… Koopa is our turtle, Silver and Apricot our goldfish, Cory and Cody are our cory fish, Gilligan the minnow and Picasso the plecko.

I have 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren and so far my 6 yo granddaughter loves stamping/crafting when I visit. 

I am so excited to bring my clean and simple projects and tutorials to you throughout 2023.

I can be found all over social media as LeeAnnGetsCrafty!!!

Blog – https://leeanngetscrafty.com

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/leeanngetscrafty

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/leeanngetscrafty

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/leeannmckinney

Nancy May

Hi, I’m Nancy May, mother, sister, friend, licensed clinical social worker, creative, but you might know me as Handi Scandi. I have been crafting for many years – since my adult children were littles. It started as an inexpensive way to decorate my home to make it cozy for my family, and when my children loved to get messy with me in the process it became so much more. All of my children are creatives and creativity manifests itself differently in each of us. Stamping became my safe space, if you will, shortly after my youngest daughter passed away. I needed something to focus on rather than grief, and I remembered how much I loved stamping and card making. This crafty life has taken on a life of its own and I have been introduced to the wonderful world of card making on a much grander scale. As I learn more and more about art and the creative process I find myself drawn to mixed media, art journaling, grunge, stencils, sprays, pastes, and inks…glorious inks! I am an intuitive crafter who rarely has a plan, loves to get messy and inky and shows myself grace throughout the process. I reframe mistakes as opportunities and almost never throw things away. Through all of this I am developing my own style that I have coined grungy elegance. I am so excited to be a part of the Imagine Crafts team as it opens another door of exploration, creativity and discovery.

Facebook – Nancy May https://www.facebook.com/nancy.may.904

Instagram –Nancy May https://www.instagram.com/handi_scandi/

Pinterest – Nancy May https://www.pinterest.com/nancymay1965/

YouTube-Handi Scandi’s Crafty Ventures 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_4SMddMdKd37YsMYDC2fMw

Make a Holiday Card Using VersaColor and Painter’s Tape

By Kathy Pisupati –

creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today I have a new tutorial for you.  This is an OLD technique it is still fun, but messy!  What do you need?  A fabulous VersaColor Ink and some painter’s tape or any masking tape!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to complete: 1 hour

Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need another white panel measuring 3.75” x 5”.  Grab your masking tape and a VersaColor ink.  I used Cardinal.  At this point you can put on some gloves if you want but I didn’t.  I swiped the ink across a 5”piece of tap.  I then laid the tape across the white card stock panel, put a piece of copy paper over it and pressed.  I repeated this stripe 4 times.  I like the texture of the stripe.

Step 2

Next I smushed some of the Cardinal ink on my glass mat, added water and with a paint brush I splattered the panel.  I did the same with some gold water color paint.  Finally, I spritzed the Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle all over the panel.  Can you see the shimmer?  It is pretty!

Step 3

Next, I cut the panel with a die and added a piece of red stock to the back.  The red card stock is 1/4’’ larger than the striped panel.  Adhere with some On Point liquid glue.

Step 4

Now cut a hole from the panel and the red card stock you used for the frame.

Step 5

Cut a panel of white card stock slightly smaller than your main panel.  Add liquid glue to the back of the red circle.  Use your main panel as a guide, place over the white panel and press your circle into place.

Step 6

Cut a slightly larger circle from acetate or old packing and glue to the back of the main panel.  Add foam tape all around and add flat embellishments to the center.  I used gold confetti from Kat Scrappiness.

Step 7

Die-cut a few of the medium sized snowflakes from the Kat Scrappiness Snowflake Trio and glue together.  Then I used the Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray and spritzed the snowflake.  I also splattered it with gold water color paint.  It was still a bit too white so I pressed the snowflake into my Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.

Step 8

Cut a circle frame using the die you used for the front panel and a slightly smaller one.  Glue this inside the cut out on top of the acetate. Adhere the snowflake on top of the acetate and allow to dry. Add a sentiment, I used the Christmas Stack Sentiment from LDRS Creative with the Sentiment Stack Shadow.  I glued these together and then popped it up with foam tape. I also added a few of the gold confetti around the outside of the card and some dots to the frame with a gold gel pen. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered to an A2 top-folding, white card base.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.

SUPPLIES

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Cardinal

Delicata Golden Glitz

• Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray SPARKLE

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

Other

• Kat Scrappiness Snowflake Trio

• Circle Dies

• LDRS Creative Christmas Sentiment Stack Stamp

• LDRS  Creative Sentiment Stack Die

• LDRS Creative Shadow Stack and Die

• Essentials Rectangles for Stitching by Ellen Hutson

• Kat Scrappiness Round Gold Confetti

• Gold Gel Pen

• Gold Watercolor Paint

• Paint brush

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape

Make an Adorable Gingerbread House Card

By Kathy Pisupati –

Good morning!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today I have a new tutorial for you.  Have you tried the VersaMark Frost ink?  This was the perfect ink to provide a sugar-like coating to today’s Gingerbread card.  The VersaColor inks make your die-cutting easy and stop the search for the perfect colored scraps!

So today I have a project for you that uses the VersaMark Frost and VersaColor Inks.  So, let’s make a card.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to complete: 1 hour

Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need a piece of colored card stock measuring 4.25” x 5.5” and another piece of white, layering card stock the same size.

Using Maker’s Movement A2 Sweater Cover plate, die-cut the white card stock and and adhere to the colored card with On-Point liquid glue.  Adhere the entire panel to the card base with Tear-It! Tape.

Step 2

I inked a piece of scrap card stock with a variety of VersaMark Inks.  I allowed this panel to dry.  This is a quick way to small pieces of colored card stock for small die-cutting.

Step 3

Cut the Gingerbread House from a piece of Kraft colored card stock.  Then use the VersaMark Frost ink to apply a “sugar coating”.  This is what I am calling it.  The picture doesn’t do it justice but it sure looks sugar coated in real life!

Step 4

Now it’s time to cut all the cute little pieces from this Gingerbread House set.  I added some Glossy Accents to some pieces, some shimmer pen to others and did a little ink blending around the house and the gingerbread man.  I also added a glitter glue to the snow on the roof and the ground.

Step 5

Stamp a sentiment and add a shadow to the strip. I used Delicata Golden Glitz ink for my sentiment.  Now you can assemble your card.  The house, gingerbread man and sentiment were all adhered with foam tape.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you!

Supplies Used:

Imagine

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Pink

• VersaColor Cardinal

• VersaColor Turquoise

• VersaColor Canary

• VersaMark Frost

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Imagine Sponge Daubers

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Maker’s Movement Gingerbread House Dies

• LDRS Christmas Sentiments and Coordinating Dies

• Glossy Accents

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape