Beginner Guide: Five Heat Embossing Tips for Beginners


Beginner Guide: Five Heat Embossing Tips for Beginners

by Lisa Mensing

Today, Lisa is sharing her top five heat embossing tips and they are perfect for the beginner crafter. See how she demonstrates three fun ways to use embossing powder on beautifully handmade cards.

Skill: Beginner
Time: Varies

Directions

shopping list

mboss embossing powder

versamark

Other 

Beginner Guide: Embossing for 4th of July


Embossing Powder in a 4th of July theme

by Lee Ann McKinney

Welcome back everyone, Lee Ann here and I am so happy to be here with another project for Imagine Crafts. This fairly easy Fourth of July Card can be made using just a few items from Imagine Crafts and a Heat Tool.

Directions

mboss embossing powder

versacolor ink

Other

  • Cardstock – Black, White, Red, Blue
  • Stamps – Fireworks, Sentiment
  • Stamping tool or Acrylic Block
  • Coffee filters
  • brush

Beginner Guide: Memento Dye verses Memento Luxe Pigment Ink


Beginner Guide: Memento Dye verses Memento Luxe Pigment Ink

Lisa shares a quick comparison between Memento Dye Inks and Memento Luxe inks. Stamping, water coloring, and stenciling between dye inks and pigment inks can produce different results. Learn some beginner basics to understand which inks are best for your projects.

 

 

 

 

Other
  • Strathmore – 300 Series Bristol Board Pads | BLICK Art Materials
  • Arches Watercolor Paper Pad – 140 lbs, Cold Press, 9″x12″
  • Neenah Classic Crest – 80lb/216 GSM, Solar White, 97 Bright,
  • Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White – 110# 8-1/2×11 250/pkg

Learn How to Make Happy Easter + Shaped Ink Blended Backgrounds

by Lisa Mensing

Learn How to Make Happy Easter + Shaped Ink Blended Backgrounds

In this video, I’m showing you step-by-step how to use Memento Inks to create egg-shaped backgrounds for your Easter cards.

Skill: Advanced
Time: varies on the number of cards

Directions

Supplies

Imagine 
Other
  • Simon Says Stamp – Churches Wafer Die, OH BUNNY Wafer Dies sssd111809 Best Days, Clear Stamps OH BUNNY sss101812 Best Days 
  • “Blending Buddy” White Bristle Blending Brush – Trinity Stamps
  • White Glitter Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110# 8-1/2×11 250/pkg

Call for Spring Time Art

Call for Spring Time Art

Be published on the Imagine Blog! Submit a photo of a Spring related project using (mostly) Imagine or Tsukineko products. Some of the spring themes can include: Spring is Coming, Happy Spring, Happy Birthday, Baby Shower, St Patricks’s Day, Easter, Spring Cleaning, Organize the Home, Mason Jar Crafts, Wedding Preparation, Earth Theme crafts, Floral Wreaths on cards or large Paper flower wreaths.

Submit an attractive 600 x 600-pixel square or 900 x 900-pixel square photo of your project, a short description and a link to your Instagram profile or blog to marketing@imaginecrafts.com.

We will review all submissions and post a collection in one blog post and share it on our social media platforms. Potential reach = 10,000 followers.

Submission Deadline is Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

 

Beginner Guide: Best Black Inkpad for Papercrafting

Beginner Guide Best black inkpadsBeginner Guide: Best Black Inkpad for Papercrafting

by Nicole Watt

In the sea of black inks, where do you start? Nicole will share the two black inks VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and Memento in Tuxedo Black that make it to the top of her list and show you the benefits and uses of both. These are her “must-have” black inks for papercrafters. There might even be some bonus discussion about a few more that you might already have!

Best Black Inkpads

Shopping List

Shop VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Shop Memento Inkpad Tuxedo Black

Additional Items include

  • Acrylic Block
  • Cardstock
  • Acrylic Stamp set
  • Alcohol Markers