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


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.




  • 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

Make a Valentine’s Card Using New Dewlets

by Melissa Andrew

Make a Valentine's Card Using New Dewlets

In today’s video, I share a mixed media Valentine’s card using the fantastic new dies from Imagine, Dewlets! These adorable dies can be used to create a multitude of wonderful designs. I share how to create hearts using the Memento Dew Drop ink pads in combination with the Dewlets. Also, learn to create a fun watercolored background using the same Memento Inks.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes



• Memento DewDrops – Love Letter, LuLu Lavender, Angel Pink, Gray Flannel
• Sheer Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
• Sponge Daubers
• Pico Embellisher – Gray Flannel
• On Point Glue
• Tear It! Tape
• Craft Mat


• SugarPea Designs Stamp Set
• Whimsy Stamps Stencil
• Misti Stamping Tool
• Paper Trimmer
• White Card Stock
• A2 Card Base
• Black Card Stock
• Bristol Smooth White Paper
• Aquarelle Water Soluble Pencil
• White Acrylic Paint
• Spray Bottle
• Watercolor Brush

“I Love You” Valentine’s Day Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

"I Love You" Valentine's Day Card VersaFine Clair

When you have the new ink pads of VersaFine Clair in your hands you want to use all the colors at the same time. These colors are brilliant and give you the opportunity to stamp your images and layer them until you create your perfect design. For today’s project, I created an “I Love You” Valentine’s Day card with a lovely fern and peacock feathers theme.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


 Versafine Clair Charming PinkStep 1

Stamp the solid images over whisper white cardstock. I used Versafine Clair Charming Pink. Let the ink dry for quite a few minutes, or speed up the process using the heat tool.

VersaFine Clair NocturneStep 2

Once the base leaf layer is completely dry, stamp the detailed image over the first stamped image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. Cover the image with clear embossing powder and melt the powder with the heat tool.

VersaFine Clair Ink. I used the Cheerful (Yellow) Step 3

Stamp some feather images over the leaf images using another color of VersaFine Clair Ink. I used the Cheerful (Yellow) and covered it with Clear Embossing Powder to obtain a great texture over the first stamped image.

Step 4

Ink another image using a Memento Marker with a clear color of the same family that you are using on your project and stamp on the white spaces.

Step 5

Repeat step 3 using VersaFine Clair Purple Delight. Finalize your card with a sentiment. I stamped a sentiment over a coordinating banner using White Embossing Powder. I created two arrows using a die cut, then inked and embossed with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink and VersaFine Clair Purple Delight.


  • Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Rich Razzberry
  • Stamp positioning tool
  • Heat tool
  • Stampin’ Up – Botanical Blooms Stamp Set
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Love Languages Stamp Set
  • Arrow die cut of choice
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape