See How to Upcycle a Tea Tin with Walnut Ink

by Kassy Tousignant

See How to Upcycle a Tea Tin with Walnut Ink

I love upcycling old, found items. In today’s video, I give this tea tin has a fresh new shabby chic look while still holding on to that vintage feel using the VersaFine Clair ink in Fallen Leaves paired with the Walnut ink. I love this way this turned out and hopefully, you will give this project a try.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Walnut Ink – Walnut
On Point Glue
VersaFine Clair – Fallen Leaves
InkBlusher
Tear It! Tape

Other

• Jewels
• Patterned paper
• Metal die
• Die-cutting machine (Gemini)
• Glitter
• Tea Tin
• Paintbrush

See How To Create An Amazing Card Using Mboss

by Roni Johnson

Bring up the word embossing in a group of paper-crafting people and 9 times out of 10 they are going to say they only use embossing to outline a stamped image. Well, embossing is so much more than that. Today, I want to share one of my favorite embossing techniques that I like to call “painting” with embossing powder or in this case, Imagine’s new Mboss Embossing Powders! In addition to the traditional white, black, clear, silver and gold they have a wide range of color and spectacular glittery powders to work within cardmaking projects.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of cardstock to the desired size. If desired, swipe or dust the cardstock with an anti-static tool/bag.


Step 2

Position the stencil over the piece of cardstock.


Step 3

Use a sponge dauber to apply VersaMark ink over the upper third of the stencil.


Step 4

Remove the stencil and shake the first color of Mboss powder over the wet ink. I started with Shimmery Night Sky. Shake off the excess powder and return it to the handy stand up pouch for future use.


Step 5

Heat the powder to melt; let cool before moving to the next step.


Step 6

Carefully reposition the stencil over the already embossed area of the card and ink up the middle third of the card again using the sponge dauber and VersaMark ink.


Step 7

Sprinkle the next color of Mboss Embossing Powder over the inked area; shake off excess and return it to the pouch.


Step 8

Use the heat tool to melt the powder.


Step 9

Repeat steps 2-5 for the final third of the card. And you’ll be left with an amazing design bursting with color, texture, and dimension.


Step 10

Mount the panel on a black card base using Tear It! Tape; stamp the sentiment with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink on scrap paper and affix it to the card using On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • The Crafters Workshop – Mandala Stencil
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Sentiment
  • Heat Tool
  • White & Black Cardstock

Create an Underwater Scene with Mboss Shimmering Night Sky

by Melissa Andrew

In today’s tutorial, I show you how to use your Mboss embossing powder in Shimmering Night Sky to create an underwater scene. Together with Fireworks spray and Memento ink you can create a gorgeous card straight from a mermaid’s home, complete with sea critters. I show you beginning to end how to create a sea-filled, embossed, and watercolored card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps Die – Card Builder 1
  • Picket Fence Studios – Little Coral Girl stamp set
  • Heat Tool
  • Watercolor paper
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – White, Blue Shimmer
  • Paper trimmer
  • 6 round paintbrush
  • Antistatic tool

Create a Mum Flower Home Decor Piece with Vertigo and StazOn Pigment

by Lori Warren

Create a Mum Flower Home Decor Piece with Vertigo and StazOn Pigment

There is nothing better than using your crafting skills to create a gift for someone. That is what I did for this mum, or chrysanthemum, flower project—a gift for my mom. (Get it – a mum for mom?!) Crucial to achieving this fun look, I used Vertigo in Prism and Mboss Embossing Powder in Hologram. I created a 5”x 5” framed Mixed Media piece full of color and texture. See the video slideshow or my instructions below to see how I get some extra dimension with the Vertigo sheet!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

 

Directions


Step 1

Cut Vertigo into 5” x 5” panel.


Step 2

Stamp the Mum flower onto the center of Vertigo panel with StazOn Pigment Piano Black.


Step 3

On the opposite side of the stamped image, color the mum with VersaMagic ink and Fantastix applicators. Simply touch the tips of the Fantastix to the inkpad to pick up the color and use like a marker.


Step 4

Die-cut the mum with coordinating die.


Step 5

On white cardstock, sponge VersaMagic ink to add color.


Step 6

Stamp script stamp with StazOn Pigment.


Step 7

Add texture to Vertigo panel with Hologram Mboss Embossing Powder. To do this, swipe the front of your Vertigo Panel with VersaMark inkpad. Apply powder sparingly and shake off excess. If you want a more sparse texture, you can always use a dry brush to knock off more before heat setting.


Step 8

Add black paint splatters.


Step 9

Add Tear It Tape to the back side of the Vertigo panel.


Step 10

Adhere tulle between the cardstock and Vertigo panels, then adhere to piece of prepared cardstock.


Step 11

Embellish with sequins.


Step 12

Tie a white string around the panel.


Step 13

Add double sided dimensional tape to the tulle.


Step 14

Spray the Mum Die cut element with GooseBumps for extra shine.


Step 15

Once dry, adhere the mum to the panel.


Step 16

Adhere sticker saying “let life surprise you” sentiment. Add any additional finishing touches and insert into the picture frame.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Hero Arts – Hero Florals Mum Stem stamps and die set, Sequins
  • DecoArt Acrylic Paint – Lamp Black
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Cardstock – white
  • String – white
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Die-cut machine
  • Heat tool
  • Tulle
  • Paint brush

See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

by Elina Stromberg

See How To Make 2 Different Wedding Invitations

The wonderful high season of summer weddings is soon here! Whether you are invited for a wedding reception and would like to attach a handmade card to the wedding gift, or are planning your own wedding crafts, I hope that these easy-to-make card designs will give you ideas for your own wedding themed projects.

My paper crafting hobby started 16 years ago when I decided to create my own wedding invitation cards and wedding reception decorations. In this process, I took my first steps in stamping and heat embossing and was so amazed how easy it was to mass create professional looking projects in just a few simple steps. I could even say that for me those wedding invitations were not just the start of a beautiful marriage but also the beginning for a lifelong love for paper crafting!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions for the Wedding Card


Step 1

Stamp the main image on a piece of white cardstock. Choose the stamping ink depending on the type of colors you want to use for coloring the image:
– If you’re using color pencils, any type of ink will work perfectly.
– If you’re using alcohol markers for coloring, choose a water base ink (e.g. Memento) for stamping.
– If you’re using watercolors, choose a pigment stamping ink (e.g. VersaFine, VersaFine Clair, StazOn Pigment).


Step 2

Cut out the image using scissors. A craft knife will help in cutting out smaller details.


Step 3

Decorate the card background with a swirl stamp. Stamp the pattern on a piece of cream color cardstock using clear VersaMark ink. Place the stamped card on a sheet of printing paper and cover the image with Embossing Powder in White. Lift the card; the fine embossing powder will stick to the clear ink. Using the sheet of printing paper pour the powder back to the container.


Step 4

Heat set the powder with a heating tool. When heated the powder will turn glossy and clean white.


Step 5

Stamp the sentiment text using black ink. Trim the card front to the desired size and shape. Mat the card front on darker solid color cardstock. Tip: Attach the card front to the base paper first, and only then cut the underlying layer to size. No exact measuring will be needed!


Step 6

Attach the layered card front to the card base. Trim to size if needed. Glue the main image on the card front. Embossing powders come in various colors, and especially the metallic colors work perfectly on all wedding themed projects. I created a second version of the same card design, but instead of a white swirl I used a silver ornament pattern for the background decoration: A great wedding invitation design looks elegant and beautiful but is quick and easy to make even in greater quantities. Stamping is a simple way to decorate the invitation card, and the choice of patterns and stamping colors can be used to give a hint of the wedding theme or the theme colors you’ve chosen for the reception.

If you master brush script lettering or modern calligraphy you can make the invitations even more personal with hand-written invitation texts. However, a printer and downloaded brush script fonts can make the task easier for you; on these invitation cards, I first printed the text on a heavy white office paper and then continued with decorating the front with stamping.

Directions for Embossed Wedding Invitations


Step 1

Hand-write or print the invitation text on the card front. Cover the text with Post-It notes. Stamp a pattern on the card front using clear VersaMark ink. Remove Post-It notes.


Step 2

Cover the stamped pattern with Embossing Powder in Silver. Pour off excess back in the powder container.


Step 3

If the powder is sticking to the invitation text remove the powder with a clean brush. Heat set the powder with a heating tool.


Step 4

Cut the card front to size, mat on a piece of solid color cardstock and attach to the card base. For the second invitation card, I used the same masking technique, but instead of heat embossing, I decorated the card front with stamped leaf patterns. The invitation text was printed with green color to match the stamped decorations.

Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog for this wedding crafting tutorial! Please share this post on social or give it a like!

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Cardstock – White, Cream, Grey, Green, Burgundy
  • White card bases
  • Heat tool
  • Alcohol markers for coloring
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue
  • Post-it notes
  • Brush
  • Simon Says Stamp-‘Rose Lattice Background’ stamp
  • Stampin’Up! – ‘Best Birds,’ ‘Falling Flowers’ stamp
  • Wedding couple stamp
  • Ornament stamp

Learn how to Make a Tri-fold Wedding Anniversary Invitation

by Roni Johnson

Learn how to Make a Tri-fold Wedding Anniversary Invitation

It’s approaching the traditional wedding season so I thought I would create a quick and simple wedding invitation that could also be used for weddings and for anniversary celebrations. I was inspired to switch it up a bit because my husband and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary in a couple of years. Quite the milestone these days. I love sparkle so I knew the Sheer Shimmer line was the way to go with this design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut a 4.25 x 6” white cardstock panel. Use tape to mask off one-third of the panel. Use Frost Sheer Shimmer Stix to apply one or two layers of sparkle to the panel. When you remove the mask the frosty shimmer will become more apparent. Let this layer dry completely.


Step 2

Stamp a large pattern design over the frosted area using VersaMark ink. I used a zentangle-looking swirl pattern.


Step 3

Sprinkle the pattern image with White Embossing Powder, shake off excess and return it to the jar. Heat the embossing powder to melt. You now have a lovely, shimmery white underneath the textured embossed area.


Step 4

Affix grey sparkly ribbon to the bottom of the embossed design using Tear It! Tape.


Step 5

Color two hearts with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. In keeping with the simple, elegant design I used Pewter and Frost.


Step 6

Cut a dark grey cardstock panel 6.25 x 12”; score at 4.5” and 9”. This creates the tri-fold panels.


Step 7

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the panel to the front of the card.


Step 8

Affix the hearts to the card front using double stick foam tape.


Step 9

Prepare cardstock panels for the inside of the card using Frost and Pewter Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


Step 10

Print and die-cut information about the upcoming nuptials or other celebration as is the case in the example.


Step 11

Apply Morning Mist VersaFine Clair to the edge of each die-cut using a sponge dauber. This will give the edge some contrast. Affix the die cut information to the inside of the card.


Step 12

The outside of the card has the two hearts and the ribbon.


Step 13

Add more sparkly ribbon to the inside panels as the final touch.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, grey
  • Deep Red Stamps – Festive Grunge
  • May Arts – Metallic Pewter Sparkle Ribbon
  • Double-Stick Foam Tape
  • Computer Generated Text
  • Spellbinders – Die-cut Labels