How to Make A Holiday Wooden Tag Ornament with VersaColor Ink Pad

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hey there friends and fellow crafters. I’m here today with a fun quick project of taking a wooden tag, adding holiday stamps, and heat embossing to create not only a gift tag but a Christmas ornament as well. Using pigment ink in VersaColor and VersaFine allows you to create the extra gloss and shine that is perfect for making this crafting project extra special.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes each

Directions

mboss embossing powder

Other

RaisinBoat Stamps Holiday Hang-Ups 

Building a Flying Witch Halloween Background with a Night Sky

by Lori Warren

Happy Halloween! Today, I will create an ink blended backgrounds with a brayer and blue, brown, and teal colors of VersaColor pigment ink for a Night Sky Halloween Flying Witch Card. It’s a quick and easy way to transform a piece of white cardstock into a blended night sky. I stamp bare tree silhouettes in the foreground to give this design the look of a fall landscape. Another optional step is to flick some white acrylic

Finally, I add a flying witch to the sky section of this card panel and assemble the card! This is an easy Halloween greeting card for friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Cardstock
  • Crafty Individuals – Hug a tree
  • Hampton Art – Haunted
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Tiny Text Halloween
  • Brayer

Create Jewel Tones for Fall Color Blend for a Mazel Tov Wedding Greeting Card

by Nicole Watt

wedding mazel tov good luck greeting card for weddings

In this cardmaking tutorial, Nicole shares one of her favorite fall color combos using VersaColor inks. Nicole swatches out jewel-tone colors in dark pink with a rich true blue mixed in with a light warm splatter with Delicata. Pigment inks are a perfect ink for blending a colorful gradient from two different color ranges.

This DIY Mazel Tov greeting card (or Good Luck greeting card) is topped with a gold heat embossed vellum layer. This beautiful style is a perfect card for a newlywed couple. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate – Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Waffle Flower Stamps – Color Combos
  • Picket Fence To the Lovely Couple 
  • Altenew sequins 
  • Cardstock
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Vellum
  • Heat Tool
  • Waterbrush or paintbrush

 

Beginner Guide: 5 Ways to use VersaColor Ink for Cardmaking

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by Nicole Watt

Join Nicole as she shows you how to add VersaColor ink to your cardmaking projects. She’s got five ways that you can use this water-based pigment ink for various techniques in paper crafting.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

versacolor pigment ink pad

beginner-shop-mboss

Ink Daubers

Other 

  • Altenew – Golden Feather Stamp & Die bundle 
  • Hero Arts – Starry Night Stencil
  • Stamping Tools – Acrylic Block, or Misti Stamping Tool 

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.

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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)