Make a “Sending My Love” Card for your Valentine

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hey there friends, LeeAnn here with a fun project that the idea will work any time of year, but this one especially is for Valentine’s Day. I did direct ink to paper, and blending Rose Bud, Love Letter and Angel Pink Memento Dye Ink in dew drop form.

I then ran the panel through my Big Shot with a die that embossed stitching into the background and made the perfect a2 cut around the panel. I then did direct to paper with VersaMark which I the poured Gold Mboss and then took my heat tool to melt it. After using my Big Shot to cut out the sentiment with the embossed panel and 3 layers of white, I cut the shadow layer out of vellum.

Then I used On Point Glue to adhere the layers together, and attached to the card panel, I used Tear It Tape to attach the panel with my card base. I followed that up with a few drops of On Point Glue to adhere some flat backed Gold Pearls to my panel and spritzed it with Sparkle Simmer Spray. With that this 20 minute video was complete (actually 6 video’s spliced together) I sped it up and cut the messy parts and you now have more time to enjoy the rest of your day. Thank you for watching, and I would love to see what you make that perhaps this project inspired you with.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Memento Love Letter 

• Memento Angel Pink

• Memento Rose Bud 

• VersaMark Watermark Ink

• Mboss Gold 

• On Point Glue 

• Tear It! Tape 

• Sheer Shimmer Sparkle 

• Craft Mat 

• Miscellaneous  Stamp Cleaner  

Other Products:

• Kat Scrappiness Sending My Love Die with Shadow

• Kat Scrappiness Stitched Hearts Coverplate Die

 

Make a Faux Watercolor Poinsettia Gift Tag

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! This is the time of year that people get really into making tags. Tags for gifts, tag books, etc. Today I’ve got a fun way to use Memento Inks to make them look like you’ve watercolored, but you didn’t need to work as hard. We will be using a layering stamp set to create the focal point of the tag. I used Poinsettia Parts from Stampendous.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 10 Minutes, plus drying time between layers

Directions:

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Step 1:

Using an acrylic block or stamp positioner, adhere your most solid layer.

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Step 2:

Ink up the stamp with at least 2 colors of Memento Ink. I used Sweet Plum and Lady Bug.

Step 3:

Spritz the inked stamp with water. Let the colors start to run together, but don’t spritz the stamp so much that the colors become totally washed out.

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Step 4:

Carefully flip your stamp over on to a piece of watercolor paper. Gently press the stamp into the paper and leave it there for a few minutes. You can even add something heavy on top if you want more consistent pressure.

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Step 5:

Repeat Step 4 with any additional parts of your image. I needed to add a leaf and another petal. I used Pear Tart and Cottage Ivy for the leaf. Let all of the “watercolor” layers dry thoroughly before moving on.

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Step 6:

Stamp the top or detail layer with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

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Step 7:

To add additional detail, you can apply some ink to your Craft Mat and spritz with water, then apply with a paintbrush. Here, I used Dandelion and Morocco to color in the center of the poinsettia. Fussy cut the stamped image.

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Step 8:

Apply Rich Cocoa Memento Ink to a background stamp. I used an older Stampendous stamp with sheet music on it. I like to flip my stamp up and apply my substrate (in this case, a tag made with Kraft cardstock) on top of the stamp. I press the tag into the stamp with my fingers. This allows me to place the tag where I want, and I don’t need to fuss with a large, sometimes unwieldy large stamp. You may also do this step while allowing your poinsettia to dry.

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Step 9:

Ink up a blending brush with more Rich Cocoa ink and gently buff the edges. You may smear some of your stamped image if it hasn’t dried completely, but I don’t mind that look. It helps to make the tag look old.

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Step 10:

Add a sentiment strip to your tag, adhere the poinsettia, and tie on some ribbon.

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Now you’ve got a completed tag that you can add to gifts, use it as a place card at the dinner table, or even to decorate a card base. Experiment with different color palettes to get a wide range of looks. And remember, these techniques don’t have to be used only at holiday time! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Memento Inks in Lady Bug, Sweet Plum, Dandelion, Morocco, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, and Rich Cocoa
VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Tear It! Tape
Craft Mat

Other:

Stampendous: Poinsettia Parts and sheet music Cling Stamp
Kraft Colored Tag
Ribbon
Blending Brush

How to Make a Quick Stenciled Christmas Card

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a quick and easy stenciled Christmas Card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts Products.

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Brilliance Inks: Pearlescent Poppy and Gamma Green
• VersaMagic Ink: Hint of Pesto
• irResistable Texture Spray: Gold
• On Point Glue
• Tear It! Tape
• Craft Mat
• Ink Blushers
• StazOn All Purpose Stamp Cleaner

Other:

• Stampendous Stamp: Shapely Vase
• Maker’s Movement Thanks Die
• Gel Press 6×6
• Accent 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White
• Recollections Brand Cardstock: 110# White, 65# Cream and 80# Dark Green
• Recollections Brand Rhinestones: Gold and Violet

Make Wooden Stamped Christmas Tree Ornaments

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Make wooden sign board style ornaments for your Christmas tree, colored with white All-Purpose ink and stamped Christmas designs with StazOn ink. Simple and easy to make.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Place 6 wooden sticks next to each other. Cut two wooden sticks a bit longer than the total width of the above six ones. Place Tear It! Tape on the two and attach on the rest and create a sign board.

 

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Step 2

Color the sign boards with white All-Purpose Ink and both sides.

 

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Step 3

Stamp your favorite Christmas stamps using the StazOn Black Cherry ink pad, which will dry quickly and won’t bleed on the wood.

 

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Step 4

Distress the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad.

 

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Step 5

Add rhinestones using the On Point Glue.

 

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Step 6

Wrap Baker’s twine on one side and some on the top to hand the ornament.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• StazOn – Black Cherry

• Memento – Rich Cocoa

• All-Purpose Ink – White

• Sponge Daubers

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

 

Other

• Wooden sticks

• Christmas themed stamps

• Bakers twine

• Rhinestones

 

How To Create A Winter Background With Memento Inks

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By Katy Ingram –

Hello and welcome! Katy here with a new video. Today I have a new way of ink blending to share with you that anyone can do. I know may people struggle with ink blending in general and the technique I share with you in the video couldn’t be simpler to replicate and is a bit easier on the hands and wrists. I also talk a bit about the difference between hot and cold pressed watercolor paper for those that may not know and for a change of pace I used Memento inks to do my ink blending and created a beautiful crisp winter night sky. I hope you find these tips helpful and I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 35 minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Delicata Silvery Shimmer
• Memento Inks – Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Teal Zeal and Nautical Blue
• On Point Glue
• Tear it! Tape
• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle 

Other Products Used:

• Gina K Designs Delicate Snowflakes Background Stamp
• Waffle Flower Oversized Joy Stamp and Die Set
• Red Foil Cardstock
• Accent Opaque 100 & 120 lb cover cardstock
• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
• Blending Brushes
• Fiskars Wire Guide Trimmer

 

Wow your Dinner Guests with Stylist Hand Stamped Autumn Leaves

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Gather large leaves and stamp them with your favorite stamps and StazOn inks. Protect the leaves with the Creative Medium for a long lasting result. Decorate a holiday table, make an autumn wreath, add them to gift bags or to any seasonal project.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Gather leaves that are not completely dry. If they are not flat enough, use paper towels, spray with water and carefully press to flatten.

 

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Step 2

Cover the leaves on both sides with Creative MEDIUM using an Ink Blusher.

 

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Step 3

Stamp with StazOn Jet Black ink and your favorite stamp.

 

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Step 4

Add some color by distressing lightly with StazOn Black Cherry ink pad.

 

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Step 5

Stamp the thank you sentiment and tear the paper on all sides to make tags.

 

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Step 6

Distress the tags with MEMENTO Rich cocoa.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• StazOn – Jet Black, Black Cherry

• MEMENTO – Rich Cocoa

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Sponge Daubers

• Ink Blushers

 

Other

• Large Leaves

• Precious Remembrance School Stamp Set

• Kaiserkraft – Tea at Elsie’s Stamp Set

• Natural Color Heavy Card Stock