Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, Lisa shares how to use everyday embossing folders to create fun Halloween backgrounds by using the letterpress technique with several different styles plus she shares a few tips along the way.

Use Memento dye inks with direct-to-paper techniques to create a distressed look across several card backgrounds such as a numbers theme, an Argyle plaid theme, and a chevron style. These matching trick or treat cards are perfect to pair with candy and gifts for Fall!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 10 minutes per card

Directions

Art Supplies

Other

  • EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator 54-04002
  • Sirio Ultra Black | Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company Inc
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Wagner HT400 Precision Heat Tool-0503038 
  • Hero Arts Nesting RECTANGLE DIES DI198
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates
  • Embossing Folder – Take a Number
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, 5-Inch by 7-Inch
  • Darice 1218-96 Embossing Folder, 5 by 7-Inch, Chevron
  • Copic Sketch Marker – Special Black 110
  • Whimsy Stamps – NEW Monster Parade Die Set 
  • FaBOOlous Sentiments – 4×6 Stamp Set

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

by Lori Warren

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things to decorate and craft with during the Fall Season. Big ones, small ones, any shape and size of pumpkin just makes me smile. In this quick tutorial learn how to transform a normal plastic pumpkin from Hobby Lobby into a shimmery metallic multi-color pumpkin that will delight your guests. This tutorial can be used just to make the pumpkins a different color or you can continue craft with little paper embellishments to create a beautiful home decor piece.

Hoping this project will inspire many smiles this October!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds
  • Twine
  • White card stock
  • Hot glue gun

Learn to Make a Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Mixed Media Thick Board Halloween Tag

by Nicole Watt

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this beautiful sugar skull thick board tag decor. It’s the perfect combination of dark, distressed, but shimmery and beautiful! If it looks like a difficult project, never fear! Nicole will break it down into bite-sized steps that will have you creating one of your own in no time.

See how to use the new StazOn On-Trend Colors for this project.

Skill: Advanced
Time: varies

Directions

Art Supplies 

Imagine
Other

Call for Imagine Design Team for 2020

Imagine is proud to announce its call for Imagine’s Design Team for 2020! We are looking to change things up this year and are looking for artists and designers who can inspire the next generation of beginning crafters with amazing projects using Imagine and Tsukineko products.

We are looking for 5 energetic video artists to fill two different roles for 2020:

3 Beginner Crafters Project/Tutorial Artists who will submit 2 edited videos per month featuring a quick and easy project and/or technique intended for the beginning level crafter. We intend these projects to look simple, clean and easy to complete in 3-4 steps. See our Blog for an example.

2 Intermediate to Advanced Technique Artists who will submit 2 edited videos per month featuring a crafting technique or how-to project intended for all crafters. We intend these projects to look simple, clean and able to complete in 5-8 steps.

Basic requirements:

  • Commitment of one year — January 1st, 2020 – December 31st, 2020.
  • Ability to professionally photograph, film, edit and submit high-res JPG images and video.
  • Submit clearly written and detailed descriptions in English for each project, including a list of supplies.
  • Socially active online with an established blog and Facebook or Instagram presence.
  • Not currently employed and/or affiliated with competing manufacturers including as a design team member, guest designer, etc.

Perks:

  • Exposure of your work 
  • Generous supply of Imagine and Tsukineko products
  • Opportunities to grow your stash with the product from Imagine’s preferred partners.
  • Links back to your blog or website

Show Us Your Artwork!

Show us just how creative you are! Make a project using Imagine or Tsukineko products. We are looking for clean and simple papercrafting or art projects that reflect a modern aesthetic.

Submission Process for Round 1

Send your submission to marketing@imaginecrafts.com with the subject line of “DesignTeam Round 1 <your name>”. Your email must include: which role you are applying, name, mailing address, phone number, email address, your personal blog and/or website address, and two links to video content of your work, a 700px wide jpg of your original artwork. Please name your photograph “DesignTeam_<your name>_2020.JPG” 

Round 1 submissions are due by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, November 7th. Those artists who will be continuing on to the next round will be contacted by Wednesday, November 13th with further instructions.

See How to Make a Fall Themed Birthday Shaker Card with VersaColor Ink

by Melissa Andrew

See How to Make a Fall Themed Birthday Shaker Card with VersaColor Ink

Today, I am showing you a wonderful property of the VersaColor pigment ink! This creamy pigment ink blends so beautifully with sponge daubers. The fall colors I used today created a smooth blend that made a perfect background for a fall card. In addition, I used Fireworks spray to help tone down the background for a gorgeous shimmer frame for a shaker card.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Add Watercoloring to Your Cards with Memento Inks

by Kassy Tousignant

Handmade card featuring Waffle Flowers Let Love Grow stamps and Tsukneko's Memento inks.

The super adorable Waffle Flower stamps are perfect for coloring in with Memento ink! I love that I can create a simple, fun card with minimal supplies and have something adorable to give away. I used a little bit of Memento in Grape Jelly in both of my images and then found a matching piece of amethyst glitter cardstock to pull the whole thing together!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower – Let Love Grow stamp set
  • Cardstock – white, glitter
  • Waterbrush
  • Foam adhesive

The most exciting part about the collaboration with Waffle Flower? You can WIN prizes! To enter all you need to do is subscribe to both Imagine and Waffle Flower’s YouTube channels and comment on the videos published this month using both of our products! (One comment per video per person.) Two lucky winners will win $50 gift certificates – one from each sponsor. Winners will be announced at the end of the month.