Learn to Make a Welcome Home Wood Sign

By Neva Cole –

In today’s tutorial you will learn to create a super easy wood sign using the ever versatile VersaFine Clair inks.  The VersaFine Clair worked beautifully for this project that took just under and hour from design concept to completion!  The ink pads are nice and juicy, so the first stamp image was perfect every time, which is helpful when free hand stamping with out a stamp platform.

Skill:  Beginner

Time:  1 Hour

Directions:

Step 1:

Remove twine from the sign so it will lay flat on your work surface.  With lines on the sign already in place it was easy to line up the sentiment and acrylic stamp block.  Once the stamps are aligned, place a large acrylic block over the stamps lining up the edges to allow perfect positioning.

Step 2:

Stamp the sentiment in VersaFine Clair Pinecone and heat emboss with clear Embossing Powder.  Gives the sentiment a bit of shine and keeps it from smearing!

Step 3:

Using and ink blusher ink the edges of the sign with VersaFine Clair Cheerful.  Start from the outside edge and blend toward the center to create a slight ombre look.

Step 4:

Using and ink blusher ink the edges of the sign with VersaFine Clair Summertime.  Start from the outside edge and blend toward the center but not as far as the Cheerful layer.

Step 5:

The leaf images are stamped using a very old stamp that features Fall leaves. The Oak leaf is stamped in VersaFine Clair Acorn, the Aspen leaf in Summertime, and the Maple leaf in Tulip Red.  The sign can be heated with a heat gun, or set aside until the ink dries.

Step 6:

Replace twine through holes in the sign and display! 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

Versa Fine Clair–Pinecone, Acorn, Cheerful, Summertime, Tulip Red

Embossing Powder–Clear

Ink Blusher

Other Products:

Square 7” x 7” Wood Sign

Recollections Clear stamps sentiments from 2020

Judi-kins Fall Leaves Cube 

Neva Cole

http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/

n.cole@windward-performance.com

Thankful… an Easy to Make Fall Decor Project

By LeeAnn McKinney –

Hello there! Today’s tutorial is to show you how easy is create texture with Memento Inks. This is a very simple process that you can create with a score lines and or embossing folders. On this card, I used Memento Ink Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle and Teal Zeal.

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Imagine Craft Mat – 

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne – 

• StazOn Stamp Cleaner – 

• VersaFine Clair Summertime – 

• VersaFine Clair Pinecone – 

Other Products:

• Cutting Board from Walmart

• Blender Brushes from Amazon

Create Texture with Memento Inks

By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! Today’s tutorial is to show you how easy is create texture with Memento Inks. This is a very simple process that you can create with a score lines and or embossing folders. On this card, I used Memento Ink Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle and Teal Zeal.

Skill: Medium

Time: 45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1:

Create score lines over a piece of White Smooth Cardstock. This will be your top layer and you can decide the wide or directions of the lines accordingly with your design.

Step 2:

The lines of my sample card are 0.5” wide and I am using a regular size of cardstock for an A2 card, 5-1/2”x4-1/4”.

Step 3:

Pass the ink pad of Memento Ink Desert Sand directly over the scored panel following the vertical scored lines. Just keep in mind that you need to go border to border to obtain a uniform coverage.  

Step 4:

Before to introduce the inked layer inside of an embossing folder the type of image that you want to obtain. You can use the embossed raise or the debossing. In my sample, I used the emboss raise side. Pass your embossing sandwich through your die cut machine.

Step 5:

Using a different color of ink to cover the raised pattern of your embossing folder. On this card, I am using Memento Peanut Brittle

Step 6:

Let the ink dry naturally or speed the process with a heat tool. Now you can assemble the card and decorate it.

Step 7:

To make the message of the card, I used a clear stamp sentiment and an hexagon die cut. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Ink Teal Zeal. 

Step 8:

I used the same die cut as frame to add some color to the message. I just applied the Memento Ink Desert Sand with a sponge after securing the die cut over it with washi tape.

Step 9:

To coordinate the colors of your card, you can pass an additional coat of ink to the top layer in a coordinating color with your card. In my sample, I used the Memento Ink Teal Zeal.

Just assemble your card and decorate with some embellishments. To paste the layers I used Tear It! Tape

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Memento – Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle and Teal Zeal.

• Tear it! Tape

• Craft Mat

Other:

• Give Thanks Clear Stamp Set by Joy Clair Designs

• Scoring tool

• Falling Leaves Embossing Folder by Spellbinders

• Hexagon Nesting Dies by Diamond Press

• Die Cut Machine

• Positional Stamp Tool.

Learn to Make a “Thinking of You” Sunflower Card

By Neva Cole –

Versa Clair Fine is now my favorite pigment ink!  So versatile and allowed me to create a beautifully colored card in just a few steps.  This is one of the few cards that my husband has asked me to specifically make for a friend, it was easy to do with just a few inks, stamps, and dies!

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  2 hours

Directions:

Step 1:

Stamp sunflower images on yellow cardstock with Versa Fine Clair Cheerful and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Stamp leaf images on light green paper in Versa Fine Clair Green Oasis and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Die cut with matching dies.

Step 2:

Place flowers and leaves face down in matching shaping mold and mist lightly with water.  As the images are heat embossed, they will stay sharp and crisp.  Close mold and pressure emboss.

Step 3:

Remove flowers and leaves from mold and set aside to dry.  Once dry assemble flowers with On Point Glue, adding black glitter to centers.  (Not shown)  Set aside to dry.

Step 4:

Ink the edges of an A7 size card with and ink dauber and Versa Fine Clair Green Oasis.  Set aside to dry, as the ink is very juicy.

Step 5:

Sunflowers are a rustic flower, so corrugated cardstock seemed to be a good choice for a background.  Versa Fine Clair in Cheerful and Summertime are inked randomly on the corrugated cardstock with ink daubers.

Step 6:

Ink the sentiment with Versa Fine Clair in Green Oasis and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Die cut with die from the Eyelet Frame Gateway set.  I trimmed off a portion of the sentiment, then edged the sentiment with Versa Fine Clair in Summertime.

Step 7:

Die cut a Border from the Regal Boarder set using light orange paper.  Gently shade the edges with Versa Fine Clair Summertime and an ink dauber.   

Step 8:

Adhere corrugated cardstock to base card with Tear It Tape!  Adhere border with On Point Glue  Adhere flowers with Tear It Tape!

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Versa Fine Clair–Cheerful, Green Oasis, Summertime

• Embossing Powder–Clear

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• Ink Dauber

Other Supplies Used:

• Light yellow, light orange and light green cardstock

• Corrugated kraft cardstock   

• Heartfelt Creations–Rustic Sunflower Stamp/Die/Shaping Mold, Regal Borders and Pockets Die, Eyelet Frame Gateway Die, Heartfelt Expressions stamp

• Black Glitter

• Die Cut machine

• Stamp Platform

Neva Cole

http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/

n.cole@windward-performance.com

Quick and Easy Place Cards For Your Holiday Table Setting

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am creating place cards for my Thanksgiving table. Now I know some people may not do this, but I have added a bit of a twist to mine. On the inside I have included some encouraging and uplifting sentiments to let my loved ones know I appreciate and love them and that I am thankful and grateful to have them at my table for the holidays. Just a little something to make them smile this holiday season. 

In today’s video tutorial you will see how easily these cards came together using some Memento Inks and I also share where my inspiration came from. I also mention these would be great tombstones for Halloween!

I cut a piece of heavyweight white card stock 2 3/4 inches wide by 8 inches long and scored at 4 inches and then used the number 8 arch die within the Spellbinders Essential Arches layering dies. 

To create the card simply fold the card at the score line and place the arch of the die a bit above that folded line so the die is off the top of the card stock and then run it through your die cutting machine. 

The video below has all the details. I hope you enjoy and are inspired to add some inspirational place cards at your table this holiday season. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 10 minutes

 

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Memento Inks: 

– Northern Pine

– Peanut Brittle

– Rhubarb Stalk

– Angel Pink

– Sweet Plum

– Elderberry

– Cantaloupe

– New Sprout

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne 

Other Products Used

• Spellbinders Essential Arches Die Set

• The Greenery Color Spots Stencil Set

• The Greenery Lovely Silhouettes Stamp Set

• Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned Stamp Set

• Blending Brushes

Other Products Used:

Follow Katy Here:

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

facebook: fb.me/eastwickspaper 

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

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

Let’s Make Some Autumn Inspired Gift Card Tags

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Hi my crafty friends!  Today I have a new tutorial for you that may help you to use your fall dies in a new way.  I will be using the VersaColor Inks to make a mess, yes…a mess that turns out to be BEAUTIFUL!  We will be creating gift card tags for any occasion using fall leaf dies.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

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Step 1:

Make a mess.  Yes, take a piece of 80lb card stock and swipe those VersaColor inks.  Smoosh ‘em, splatter ‘em, do whatever you want with them.  Use those reinkers that you have sitting on your shelf.

 

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Step 2:

Let these panels dry.  Because the VersaColor inks are a pigment ink they take a while to dry, let them dry!  Go have a cup of coffee and take a peek at more inspiration on the Imagine Blog.

 

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Step 3:

Use your leaf dies to cut several leaves from your messy panel. Trust me!  Are they pretty?

 

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Step 4:

Use a gift card tag die to cut some tags. 
You should be able to get three holders from one sheet of 8.5” x 11”. 

 

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Step 5:

Once cut, splatter some gold watercolor paint all over the panels.  

 

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Step 6:

Fold and score your gift tags.  Use the Imagine Tear It! Tape to assemble.

 

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Step 7:

Lay out your pretty leaves and glue them down with Imagine On Point Glue.  Trim off any excess.  

 

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Step 8

Stamp some sentiments, cut, and create a shadow strip from gold card stock.  Adhere with On Point Glue.  Put some foam tape on the back and adhere to your tags.  Add some bling with the On Point Glue.

 

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Step 9:

Loop some twine through the holes and the gift holders are done.  I hope this has helped you seen those fall products in a new light.  Thank you for stopping by the Imagine Blog!

Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor: Turquoise, Canary and Pink Shimmer

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Sponge Daubers

• On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Brutus Monroe – Stand Alone Leaf Dies

• Gina K Designs Gift Card Tag

• Kat Scrappiness Simple Sentiments Stamp & Die Bundle

• Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls

• Foam Tape

• Metallic Gold Card Stock

• Paper Trimmer

• Die-Cutting Machine

• Twine