See How To Create A Dynamic Looking Wedding Invitation

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How To Create A Dynamic Looking Wedding Invitation

Hi there! Today, I have a unique wedding card technique to share with you. By using this technique each wedding invitation will have its own unique subtleties. I used Desert Sand Memento Ink but you can use the colors used in your wedding decor. Embossing folders can be used in several ways and it is fun and simple. Now that you can get wedding invitations in craft stores you can add your personal touch to the make it more special just by pasting the decorated layer on top.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Select an embossing folder, ink the flat layer of the folder with the color of ink of your preference. Since this is a wedding card, I used Desert Sand Memento Ink because it matches well with gold and enhances the white. You can apply the ink directly with the ink pad or using a brayer. Insert the card stock on your embossing folder and pass the sandwich through your cutting machine.


Step 2

On a separate piece of card stock with the same color of the card base, stamp the couple image using VersaMark. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and use a heat tool to set.


Step 3

To create a matching frame for the couple image, I inked the edges of a rectangle with the VersaMark inkpad.


Step 4

Then I sprinkled a heavy amount of Gold Embossing Powder and melted the powder with the heat tool.


Step 5

If you want to add more details this is the moment. In my sample, I tie a bow in the ribbon around of the embossed background and pasted it directly over the card base. Then I pasted the main stamped image over the decorated card base using double-sided foam tape.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • The Rabbit Hole Designs – Happily Ever After Stamp Set
  • Embossing Folder
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Heat Tool
  • Double-sided foam tape

Learn To Make This “Happiness Is..” Cats Handmade Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Learn To Make This "Happiness Is.." Cats Handmade Card

This card was inspired by my cat. An awesome, adorable orange tabby named O’Malley. If you first looked at the picture of this card and noticed the sentiment “happiness is…” and your answer was orange tabbies; that is the right answer, of course, lol! I made this card in a monochromatic style by inking spots of yellow and orange Memento inks, then added a layer of Orange Zest StazOn Studio Glaze. The glaze covers the paper with a nice vibrant, translucent color. I find that it unifies the background nicely. Perfect for my unified looking orange cats card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Ink random spots of the Dandelion then the Cantaloupe Memento inks with the Inkblusher.


Step 2

Ink random spots of Tangelo then Lady Bug Memento inks with the Inkblusher.


Step 3

Squeeze a line of the Orange Zest StazOn Studio Glaze. Using a plastic scraper or an old credit scrape the glaze across the paper.


Step 4

After painting and inking the background, stamp the sentiment; cut to the desired size and assemble card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock paper
  • Laurel Burch Rubber Stamp – Whiskers
  • Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps – Happiness Is

Learn How To Create A Layered Rose Stamp With Stazon Pigment

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Learn How To Create A Layered Rose Stamp With Stazon Pigment

I have used one of my all-time favorite Rose stamp for today’s card project. I love this stamp because of its realistic layering effect. To achieve this beautiful layering I used a couple of ink types today. I used the Memento Inkpads, our brand new Stazon Pigment inks, Radiant Neon inkpad, and VersaMagic inkpads & I was very happy to see the final outcome and the way they all work together.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew Stamp & Die set – Vintage Roses
  • Card Stock – White, Kraft
  • Scissors
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Double-sided Tape

Make It Happen with this Beautiful Art Journal Design

by Lori Warren

Make It Happen with this Beautiful Art Journal Design

Who wants to “Make things happen” in 2019?  I sure do and that is what inspired me to make this 4” x 6” Art Journal page featuring a variety of Imagine products. The tutorial includes how to use your Craft Mat to create a watercolor background effect with irRESISTible sprays as well as how to create a watercolor palette for detail coloring with Memento inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Apply VersaFine Clair (Medieval Blue & Teal Zeal) to a 4” x 6” Art Journal panel with Jumbo Daubers.


Step 2

Spray panel with Ink Potion No. 9 and encourage the ink to blend.


Step 3

Spray Teal Zeal irRESISTible Texture Spray directly onto your Craft Mat.


Step 4

Lay the panel, facedown, into the wet ink and lift. Set aside and allow to dry.


Step 5

Spray Teal Zeal irRESISTible ink directly onto the panel in a few key areas. Allow to dry.


Step 6

With VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, randomly stamp script across the panel.


Step 7

Spray Art Journal Panel with Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray in Sparkle. Allow to dry.


Step 8

Stamp the four-butterfly image (from the Tim Holtz Alterations French Flight stamp/die set) on to the panel with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne. Stamp the image just off center and then to the left of the panel.


Step 9

From the same Butterfly stamp set, stamp the large butterfly image into a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne.


Step 10

Apply three colors of Memento (Morocco, Teal Zeal, Elderberry) directly onto your Craft Mat and then add water; use like you would watercolors to paint the butterfly image. Allow to dry.


Step 11

Spray the butterfly image with Sheer SHIMMER Spray in Sparkle.  Allow to dry.


Step 12

With the coordinating die from the stamp set, die cut the butterfly image.


Step 13

Adhere black thread, in a circle pattern, underneath the butterfly and then mount to panel with double-sided foam tape (directly over the previously stamped image).


Step 14

With a paintbrush, apply GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray to butterfly. Allow to dry.


Step 15

Edge panel with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and then embellish with adhesive pearls.


Step 16

Add sticker sentiment “Make It Happen” below the colored butterfly.


Step 17

Add the pages, back panel and metal rings to transform this project into an art journal.

Supplies

Imagine
Other  
  • Mark Richards Pearls – Dark Grey
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Stamps – French Flight
  • Sizzix Thinlits – French Flight
  • Sizzix Sidekick – Brown & Black
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Inspire Background stamp
  • 3M Foam Mounting Tape

See How to Create a Mixed Media background with Self-Made Washi Tape

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Create a Mixed Media background with Self-Made Washi Tape

Create a Valentines’ day card with a mixed media feel and matching washi tape that you make yourself in a few easy steps using your Imagine Craft Mat. Add interest with inks and textures layered to create interest.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Spray a piece of white cardstock with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lady Bug and leave to dry.


Step 2

Use the direct-to-paper method and ink the remainder of the pane using Lady Bug and Lilac Posies Memento DewDrop inkpads.


Step 3

Use sponge daubers with ink to create a bokeh effect to the background. First, add red inked circles using Memento Luxe in Love Letter and then add white Brilliance circles over the top and slightly off-set for a fun effect.


Step 4

To create your own matching washi tape, adhere a strip of masking tape to your Craft Mat.


Step 5

Use Memento DewDrop ink pads to add color to the masking tape strip.


Step 6

Use VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist and a texture stamp to add script stamping to the tape. Leave the ink to dry before adhering the tape to your card.


Step 7

Carefully peel the masking tape off of your Craft Mat and adhere the washi tape to your card panel.


Step 8

Emboss the panel using a love-themed or Valentine’s Day themed embossing folder. Add a layered die-cut heart with a silver leafed heart on top. Finish off your card with ink splats and diamanté for a mixed media look and feel.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Kaisercraft – Embossing Folder, Die-cutting machine
  • Heart die-cuts: Couture Creations
  • Masking tape
  • Wooden heart
  • Silver leaf material
  • Diamanté
  • Jowilna Nolte – Circle stencil and not square stencil

Learn How To Make A Paper Flower Spring Card

by Elina Stromberg

Learn How To Make A Paper Flower Spring Card

Have you had a chance to try out the new Dewlets? Those little metal dies match perfectly with the size and shape of Dew Drops ink pads, providing you new possibilities for creative use of your favorite ink pads. Just stamp and die-cut a pile of drops in your favorite colors, and let the fun begin: You’ll be surprised how many different shapes you can make out of them! In this project, I created a spring theme flower card.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Press the DewDrop ink pad on paper to create a drop shaped stamped image. The white paper will replicate the ink color as it is, but you can create exciting variations by using colored and/or patterned papers. Die-cut the drop images with a die-cutting machine, using Dewlets dies.


Step 2

Highlight the drop edges by painting them with a darker ink and a water brush. Let dry.


Step 3

Layer background paper(s) on a white card base using two-sided tape or glue.


Step 4

Assemble flowers. Cut flower stems from green paper. Glue on paper together with the flowers. Finish the project by decorating the flowers and leaves with a white gel pen. Optional: Add more contrast and shadowing with coloring pencils. Do not color the entire die-cut drop, but only add a hint of a darker shade on the edges.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Card base – White
  • Patterned papers
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Water brush
  • Gel Pen
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Color pencils (optional)