Beginner Guide: Mboss Clear in Matte Finish


by Imagine staff

Many of you may have heard of embossing powders by now. There are plenty of introductions on how to heat emboss. In fact, we feature a great introduction to embossing on a metal tin by Nicole Watt. Check it out! But there is no end to the many uses of this unique product. So, in today’s post, we thought we would highlight a fun technique with one of the cool powders that Imagine has in stock — Mboss in Clear Matte!

Directions


Step 1

Choose a pigment ink and a stamp. Here I picked VersaFine Clair in Charming Pink and a Waffle Flower stamp.


Step 2

Emboss the stamped image with Mboss Matte Clear. Notice how the Matte Clear deepens the Charming Pink color. With a regular clear embossing powder, a high gloss would show. With the Matte Clear, it simply enhances the stamped image without the high gloss. If you wanted to leave it as is then this is a great technique for enhancing a stamp. For embossing powders, you will need a heat tool. We listed a purchase option in the supplies below. 


Step 3

To take it a bit further, here is an embossing technique that can really intensify any papercraft or cardmaking project. In the sample above you can see the stamp inked with Warm Breeze in VersaFine and then inked again with VersaColor in Canary Yellow. One benefit of embossing is to lock the color of the first stamped image to the paper. It can be inked over with additional colors without affecting it. The plain stamp blends a bit and turns the image to a green hue. The embossed image keeps it’s turquoise color perfectly.

Last example again with VersaFine in Charming Pink — you can see the luster of the embossing keeps the deep pink color intact! Inked with VersaColor can turn the Charming Pink into a coral color (which is beautiful). With the Mboss the Charming Pink pops through the yellow background.

Other

Retro Floral Card Using Various VersaColor Ink Techniques

by Nicole Watt

Versacolor ink to make a card

Join Nicole as she creates a retro-looking floral card using VersaColor inks. She’ll show you a few different ways you can use this versatile water-based pigment ink to create different effects.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
  • VersaColor – Peony, Opera Pink, Pink, Lime, Cyan, Lapis Lazuli, Mountain Lake, Black

Other

  • Bottle Up Stamp Set (The Greetery)
  • New Beginnings Stamp Set (Altenew)
  • Bursting Dahlia Stencil (Altenew)

Ink Blended Love Card using VersaColor Pigment Inks

by Nicole Watt

versacolor inkblending video pink and purple inks for valentines day

Did you know that VersaColor Pigment Inks are blendable? You can create unbelievable blends with any combination of inks. To take it up a notch, do your blending over a stencil and watch the magic happen! Nicole shows you how to create the perfect pink & purple blend for a love-focused card. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to share some love.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock 
  • Altenew Flowing Drops stencil 
  • Scrapbook.com XOXO stamp set

Adorn your Christmas Packages with Lovely Handmade Tags

by Lori Warren

Adorn your Christmas Packages with Lovely Handmade Tags

Adorn your Christmas packages with lovely home-made tags. They are a breeze to create with VersaColor ink and few other products from Imagine.

Directions


Step 1

Spray 3 White Tags with Fireworks Spray – Rich Cocoa & Rhubarb Stock

Step 2

Sponge brick stencil pattern onto tags with VersaColor Brown and then repeat with Turquoise.

Step 3

Stamp snowflake image onto tag with VersaColor Charcoal, then stamp a dot pattern with Turquoise.

Step 4

Stamp reindeer with VersaColor Turquoise and emboss with Clear MBoss embossing powder.

Step 5

Use coordinating die to cut out reindeer images.

Step 6

Stamp saying in VersaColor Black.

Step 7

Adhere reindeer image onto tag and then spray with irRESISTible Spray – Wedding Dress.

Step 8

Attach ribbons to tag.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Celebrate It Ribbon
  • Uniball Signo Pen – White
  • Recollections Clear Stamps – Christmas
  • Catherine Pooler Clear Stamps – Winterhaven Collections
  • Creative Embellishments – Stencil
  • Tim Holtz – Sidekick
  • Tags – white

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

See How to Stamp on Fabric with VersaColor Ink

by Martha Lucia Gomez

See How to Stamp on Fabric with VersaColor Ink

Hi there, Martha Lucia here! Today, I have a fun project to easy stamping on fabric. I used a muslin bag with our VersaColor inks and clear stamps.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

I secured my muslin bag over my stamping tool and put inside of the bag a piece of hard card stock to keep the fabric straight. I selected the Bloom Layers stamp set to stamp them over the muslin bag using VersaColor in Camellia color. I just inked well the stamp and stamped just like I made with the stamping on paper.


Step 2

To fix the ink on the muslin bag, I only ironed the bag. Then using other pieces of the stamp set I decorated my original stamped flowers. To make the details of the flowers I used VersaColor in Raspberry, Topaz and Fresh Green. After that, I just ironed the bag again.


Step 3

To complement my gift idea, I just stamped some of the flowers included on the same Bloom Layers stamp set onto very vanilla cardstock but his time using Memento Inks. The colors that I used were Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Morocco and Tuxedo Black.


Thank you for stopping by! Don’t feel afraid of use fabric in your creations. It is the same thing as when you stamp on paper, just use the correct ink and enjoy your creation! Note: VersaColor is not a fabric ink and will wash out of fabric. Switch to Memento Luxe or VersaCraft for permanent projects. 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Muslin Bag
  • Cardstock – Very Vanilla
  • Bloom Layers Stamp Set by RGAvenue
  • Iron
  • Stamping Tool