Learn How to Make a Best Wishes Card

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts products.

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• Delicata Ink: Golden Glitz

• VersaColor Ink: Neptune

• VersaFine Clair Ink: Nocturne

• VersaMagic Ink: Spring Pansy, Pretty Petunia, Purple Hydrangea, & Night Sky 

• Mboss Embossing Powder: Gold

• Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray: Gold

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

Other:

Sunny Studios Die: Wishes

Fairy Hugs Stamp: Fantasy Flowers

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

Create Elegant Heart Embossed Holiday Cards

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By LeeAnn McKinney –

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here. Today I am making 2 cards using one of my favorite techniques… HEAT EMBOSSING. So for the next 5 minutes please relax, and watch as I make these 2 cards. Actual crafting time was 17 minutes not counting the cutting of the cardstock which I did before turning on the camera.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Craft Mat

• Tear it! Tape

• Mboss

• VersaMark Watermark Ink

 

Other Supplies Used:

• CARD STOCK 8.5 X 11- White- Layering Weight – Gina K Designs

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• STAMPS- Holiday Tapestry – Gina K Designs

• CARD STOCK 8.5 X 11- Black Onyx- Heavy Weight – Gina K Designs

• CARD STOCK 8.5 X 11- Red Velvet- Heavy Weight – Gina K Designs

• CARD STOCK 8.5 X 11- Blue Denim- Heavy Weight – Gina K Designs

 

 

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

 

Create Cute Christmas Cards with Puns

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Can you believe that it’s almost October? I felt like this year went by so fast! I thought I would start making Christmas cards earlier this year, and I wanted to create some “punny” cards. I remember when I first started cardmaking, I loved to make cards with puns or inside jokes because those were so different from store-bought cards. Do you like cards with puns? I would love to know!

Skill: Beginner

Directions:

Supplies Used

Imagine:
Other products:

Stamparatus
Stampin’ Up Foxy Friends bundle
Stampin’ Up Large Letters dies
White Cardstock
White Fun Foam
Stampin’ Up Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set

Learn the Technique in Creating an Eye-Catching Faux Scratchboarding Card

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By Alison Heikkila

Do you remember Scratch Art? There’s a black piece of heavy cardstock and you use pointy tools to scratch the black away, to reveal colors underneath? Some folks made really incredible art with this technique…I know my kids always enjoyed doing it too. How would you like to recreate that look of scratch art, but in a lot less time? It’s fun, and it gives you another way to use your reinkers.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 20-30 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

Gather your supplies. You’ll need a gel printing plate (mine is a 6″x6″), reinkers ( I used 5 Radiant Neon colors), a brayer, and some copy paper. You can use heavy weight cardstock if you prefer.

 

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Step 2

Squirt a small amount of reinkers in lines on your gel printing plate. You don’t need too much. I have a little more than I needed on mine.

 

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Step 3:

Using a brayer, roll over the ink to get the colors to begin to blend. Try to keep from moving the brayer too much from side to side, as that will have the colors blend, and you’ll lose the distinction of each color.

 

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Step 4

Apply your piece of copy paper to the gel plate, and rub the back of the paper with your hands. Be sure to have contact with the entire surface. Once you think the ink has transferred, slowly peel back the paper. If you see you need to transfer the ink better, place the paper back down and rub the back of it again.

 

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Step 5

Choose your stencil and grab VersaFine ink in Onyx Black. Once the gel print is completely dry, tape down the stencil on top of the print.

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Step 6

Using an ink dauber, apply a heavy coat of Onyx Black VersaFine all over the gel print. Make sure you don’t move your stencil, and that you get a deep, even coat of ink across the entire area.

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Step 7

When the stenciled area is thoroughly covered with ink, remove the stencil.

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Step 8

Optional- You may choose to leave the background as-is, or to enhance it further with embossing powder. I opted to use black embossing powder to give it some shine. You may also use clear over the black ink. ***Take this a step further and use a different contrasting color altogether!

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Step 9

Pour the embossing powder all over the print and shake off the excess. If you see stray bits of powder where you don’t want it, use a small, dry brush to swipe it away. Heat the powder with an embossing tool, but please keep in mind that if you used copy paper, the paper heats up quickly.

Step 10

Trim down your background to 3 3/4″ x 5.” This will leave you a nice big strip that yuo can use on a different card another time.

Step 11

Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2.” Adhere your stenciled piece to the black with the adhesive of your choice.

 

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Step 12

Ink up your sentiment with VersaMark Ink. The sentiment I chose had many other sentiments with it, but I only wanted to ink up one. I put tape on the sentiment above and below the one I wanted to use, then I used the VersaMarker to ink up the one I wanted. You can use the VersaMark Pad for this too, but the pen is nice and small.

Step 13

Remove the tape and stamp the sentiment on to a strip of black cardstock.

Step 14

Sprinkle white embossing powder on to the sentiment, shake off excess, and heat set.

Step 15

Apply Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Pink to the edges of your (white) card base.

Step 16

Adhere the top layers (including the sentiment) to the card base.

Step 17

Using On Point Glue, adhere flat-backed rhinestones around the sentiment strip.

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The end result is a fun, eye-catching card that can be used for many occasions. You can experiment with different combinations of reinkers and stencils to get completely different looks.

Art Supplies

Imagine

Radiant Neon Reinkers in Electric Pink, Electric Yellow, Electric Green, Electric Blue, and Electric Purple
Radiant Neon Ink Pad in Electric Pink
Embossing Powder in Black and White
On Point Glue
Sponge Dauber

Other

Sassy & Crafty: Stained Glass Hearts Stencil
Doodles Paper Playground: Neon Flat-backed Rhinestones
Taylored Expressions & Brutus Monroe: Simple Strips- Crafty
Black Cardstock
White A2 Card Base