A Few Ways to Get Creative with Memento Markers

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By Alison Heikkila –

Greetings! My latest project for Imagine started off as a Halloween card, but truthfully, it became a card that I could mail out at any time of year, depending on the recipient. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you think it’s just for Halloween or not. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a few ways to use your Memento Markers, along with a couple of other great products from Imagine. My supplies are listed at the bottom of the post. 

 Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 Hour

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

Stamp the skeleton hand on to Smooth Bristol Cardstock with VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne. 

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Step 2: 

Color the image with London Fog, Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, Northern Pine, and Olive Grove. Be sure to leave some white space to mimic a shine. 

Step 3: 

Cut the image out. I used an X-Acto knife for the interior areas, and then my precision scissors for the rest. I left a thin border around the piece so that I didn’t have to be perfect. 

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Step 4: 

Die cut the 4th largest Hexagon die in the Waffle Flower set out of white cardstock, and the 5th largest out of black. 

Step 5: 

Use the Rhubarb Stalk Memento Marker to color the outer edge of the white hexagon, so that it will perfectly match the rose. 

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Step 6: 

Using Fireworks! Spray in Tuxedo Black, flick the ink on to your card base. 

Step 7: 

Scribble some Rhubarb Stalk Memento Marker on to an acrylic block. Add some water to a brush, and then flick the color off the side of the block to get splatter. 

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Step 8: 

Glue the hexagons together and the skeleton hand on top using On Point Glue. I usually glue everything at the end, but i knew I would be moving this piece around a bit, so gluing it early is helpful.

Step 9: 

Die cut a bunch of foliage from black cardstock and arrange them around the edge of the card. Have them going off the edge and in different directions to keep things interesting. Adhere with On Point Glue. 

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Step 10: 

After the foliage is glued, cut off the pieces that overhang. 

Step 11: 

On the black cardstock, stamp a sentiment with VersaMark Ink. If you have one, use an anti-static powder bag first. Then, sprinkle on white embossing powder, shake off the excess, and heat set it. 

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Step 12: 

Run the Rhubarb Stalk Marker around the edge of the card base to create a thin border of color.

Step 13: 

 

Adhere the hexagons to the card base. 

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Supplies Used

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Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair Ink: Nocturne 

• Memento Markers: London Fog, Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, Northern Pine, Olive Grove

• Fireworks! Spray: Tuxedo Black

• VersaMark Ink 

• White Embossing Powder

• Sponge Dauber

• Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

Other:

• Erin Lee Creative: Stay Weird Stamp Set

• Erin Lee Creative: Tropical Leaves Die Set

• Waffle Flower: Hexagon Dies

• Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: Noteworthy Stamp Set

• Black and White Cardstock

• Acrylic Block

• Paintbrush

 

Have a Witchin Good Halloween Card 

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By Annie Collins –

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a quick and easy Halloween card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts products.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaMark Ink

• Mboss Embossing Powder: Black Hologram & White

• Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black

• Memento Marker: Tuxedo Black

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

• Imagine Craft Mat

Other products:

• Recollection Brand Stamps: Halloween Skeleton Critters

• Create & Inkspire Stamps: Halloween Sentiments

• Create & Inkspire Stamps: Halloween Icon

• Copic Marker: V12, V04, & V17

• Sakura Gelly Roll Pen # 10: White & Metallic Gold

• Recollection Brand 110lb Cardstock: White

• Recollection Brand 80lb Cardstock: Purple and Black

• Mrs. Sparkle & Co: Gold Stars

Let’s Make a Simple Trick or Treat Card

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By LeeAnn McKinney –

Hey there friends and Fellow Crafters, LeeAnn here with a fun stencil project using VersaFine Clair inks. I had so much fun with this project and I hope you enjoy. 

Skill level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• StazOn Stamp Cleaner

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

• VersaFineClair Fantasia

• VersaFine Clair Summertime

• VersaFine Clair Verdant

• Sheer Shimmer Stix Dauber Top Sparkle

Other Products:

• Bubbles Layering Stencil from Kat Scrappiness

• Halloween Stencils from Dollar Tree

• Blender Brushes

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock

Make a FABULOOOS Halloween Card

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! Todays tutorial is a quick project that you can make using your Halloween stamps and the heat embossing techniques. On this, I am combined VersaFine Clair, VersaMark and Memento Inks with our traditional Embossing Powders.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30  Minutes

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp a Halloween background onto your colored card stock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. 

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Step 2:

Cover the inked area with Embossing Powder and melt it with a heat tool. On this step, you can use clear embossing powder or black embossing powder.   

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Step 3:

With an Ink Blusher or sponge apply Memento Ink Grape Jelly around the stamped background.  

TIP: You can stamp your background onto white smooth cardstock and then ink all the area with your selection of Memento Ink. 

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Step 5:

With VersaMark Ink stamp the sentiment on the center of the card and covered it with White  Embossing Powder. Melt the powder with the heat tool.

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Step 6:

Ink the center or your card using Memento Tangelo Ink.

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Step 7:

According with the stamps and colors of card stock that you used you can enhance some details using additional colors of Memento Ink. In my sample, I used purple card stock and three different colors of Memento Ink: Grape Jelly around the card, Tangelo for the Center and Paris Dusk for the corners.

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Step 8:

To embellish the card, you can use a coordinated die cut. I am using a witch die that I cut onto Silver Metallic cardstock three times. I layered pasted all the die cut images with On Point Glue to add more dimension. And as final touch, I gave an additional color to the face on the pumpkin using Memento Dual Tip Markers.

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Step 9:

Assemble your card pasting all the layers with Tear It! Tape or Crafty Foam Tape.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaMark – Clear

• Memento – Grape Jelly, Tangelo and Paris Dusk

• Memento Dual Tip Markers

• Ink Blushers

• Tear it! Tape

• Craft Mat

Other:

  Joy Clair Designs – Spiderweb Background Clear Stamp 

  Crackerbox Stamps – Faboolous Rubber Stamp

  Die Cut Machine

  Positional Stamp Tool.

  Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

• Heat Tool

• Brayer

Fall Themed Note Cards Using First and Second Generation Stamping With Memento Inks  

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am creating some fall themed note cards with second generation stamping. This is a great way to get more from your inks and create a beautiful subtle look to your projects. 

In todays video tutorial you will see both first and second generations stamping with a variety of fall color Memento Inks and a quick way to add interest with a bit of twine. Video has all the details. Thanks for joining me today.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes

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Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• 5 Leaf Card 

– Memento Inks: Bamboo Leaves, Pistachio, Olive Grove, Northern Pine, Toffee Crunch

“Thanks” Sentiment: Memento Rich Cocoa

• 4 Leaf Card

– Memento Inks: Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle, Potters Clay, Morocco

“Thanks” Sentiment: Stamped with VersaFine Clair Pinecone and Memento EspressoTruffle

• 3  Leaf Card

Memento Inks: Rhubarb Stalk, Olive Grove, Toffee Crunch

“Thanks” Sentiment: VersaFine Clair Pinecone

– Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used:

• Gina K Designs Skeleton Leaves Stamp Set

• May Arts Jute Twine

• MISTI Stamping Tool

• Heavyweight White Cardstock panel 2 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches long

• Heavyweight White Cardstock Base 7 inches by 4 7/8 inches score at 3 1/2 inches on the 7 inch side.

Follow Katy Here:

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

facebook: fb.me/eastwickspaper 

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

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

Learn How to Make a Vividly Fall Colored Thank You Card Using Kaleidacolor

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By Neva Cole –

There are many Kaleidacolor pads that are in the autumn themed pallet.  Even though this card is multi-layered it comes together in a short amount of time considering all of the inked embellishments!

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 2 Hours

Directions:

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Step 1:

Trim cream cardstock to 5” x 5” and center the overlay and stamp on the center rotation point of the Turn About Stamp.  Place on stamp platform to pick up stamp, and remove overlay.

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Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves with the green end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.

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Step 3:

Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Desert Heat with the orange end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.

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Step 4:

Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Cappuccino Delight with the brown end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.

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Step 5:

Ink up the stamp with Kaleidacolor in Desert Heat with the red end of the pad and stamp the image.  Rotate the paper 90 degree to the right.  After I started the card I realized it can also be completed with two complementary Kaleidacolor pads, just by using opposite ends to ink the image.  Die cut the completed wreath with a circle die cut.

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Step 6:

Ink the sentiment from the red end of the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat pad and stamp.

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Step 7:

Die cut the sentiment.  The edges are then blended in with an Ink Dauber and the yellow end of the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat pad.  

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Step 8:

More embellishment is added with included stamps from the set from various sections of all three Kaleidacolor pads.

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Step 9:

Spritz a section of cream cardstock with Ink Potion No. 9.  This will allow the ink to spread more uniformly on the cardstock.  Generally glossy cardstock works best, but the rest of the card was regular cream cardstock, this is a good work around.

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Step 10:

Using a 2” rubber brayer add ink liberally to the white cardstock until fairly well blended.  All three Kaleidacolor ink pads are used on one piece of cardstock with the intention to have several colors to die cut the coordinating leave dies.

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Step 11:

Decorate the front of the 5” x 7” card front in the same way the sentiment die is inked and stamped in Step 8. 

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Step 12:

Arrange die cuts from the brayered section of cardstock on the card base.  Use repositionable adhesive to pick up the edges of the die cuts and flip over the entire front circle wreath.  Add dimensional foam adhesive to secure die cuts in place.  (You will notice that the reverse side was the first try, however it wasn’t the best, so it is simply flipped over and the other side was used.  You only see the mistake in the demonstration step!)

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Step 13:

Adhere stamped wreath to card front.  Adhere the sentiment to the center of the stamped wreath with dimensional foam adhesive.

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Kaleidacolor–Autumn Leaves, Desert Heat, Cappuccino Delight

• Ink Potion No. 9

• Ink Dauber

Other:

• Cream  Cardstock

• Concord & 9th–Harvest Wreath Turnabout Set and Dies

• Elizabeth Craft Designs–Stitched Circles

• 2” Rubber brayer

• Temporary repositionable adhesive

• Dimension Foam adhesive

• Die Cut machine

• Stamp Platform