Make an Adorable Gingerbread House Card

By Kathy Pisupati –

Good morning!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today I have a new tutorial for you.  Have you tried the VersaMark Frost ink?  This was the perfect ink to provide a sugar-like coating to today’s Gingerbread card.  The VersaColor inks make your die-cutting easy and stop the search for the perfect colored scraps!

So today I have a project for you that uses the VersaMark Frost and VersaColor Inks.  So, let’s make a card.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to complete: 1 hour

Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need a piece of colored card stock measuring 4.25” x 5.5” and another piece of white, layering card stock the same size.

Using Maker’s Movement A2 Sweater Cover plate, die-cut the white card stock and and adhere to the colored card with On-Point liquid glue.  Adhere the entire panel to the card base with Tear-It! Tape.

Step 2

I inked a piece of scrap card stock with a variety of VersaMark Inks.  I allowed this panel to dry.  This is a quick way to small pieces of colored card stock for small die-cutting.

Step 3

Cut the Gingerbread House from a piece of Kraft colored card stock.  Then use the VersaMark Frost ink to apply a “sugar coating”.  This is what I am calling it.  The picture doesn’t do it justice but it sure looks sugar coated in real life!

Step 4

Now it’s time to cut all the cute little pieces from this Gingerbread House set.  I added some Glossy Accents to some pieces, some shimmer pen to others and did a little ink blending around the house and the gingerbread man.  I also added a glitter glue to the snow on the roof and the ground.

Step 5

Stamp a sentiment and add a shadow to the strip. I used Delicata Golden Glitz ink for my sentiment.  Now you can assemble your card.  The house, gingerbread man and sentiment were all adhered with foam tape.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you!

Supplies Used:

Imagine

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Pink

• VersaColor Cardinal

• VersaColor Turquoise

• VersaColor Canary

• VersaMark Frost

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Imagine Sponge Daubers

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Maker’s Movement Gingerbread House Dies

• LDRS Christmas Sentiments and Coordinating Dies

• Glossy Accents

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape

Let’s Make Some Autumn Inspired Gift Card Tags

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Hi my crafty friends!  Today I have a new tutorial for you that may help you to use your fall dies in a new way.  I will be using the VersaColor Inks to make a mess, yes…a mess that turns out to be BEAUTIFUL!  We will be creating gift card tags for any occasion using fall leaf dies.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

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Step 1:

Make a mess.  Yes, take a piece of 80lb card stock and swipe those VersaColor inks.  Smoosh ‘em, splatter ‘em, do whatever you want with them.  Use those reinkers that you have sitting on your shelf.

 

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Step 2:

Let these panels dry.  Because the VersaColor inks are a pigment ink they take a while to dry, let them dry!  Go have a cup of coffee and take a peek at more inspiration on the Imagine Blog.

 

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Step 3:

Use your leaf dies to cut several leaves from your messy panel. Trust me!  Are they pretty?

 

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Step 4:

Use a gift card tag die to cut some tags. 
You should be able to get three holders from one sheet of 8.5” x 11”. 

 

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Step 5:

Once cut, splatter some gold watercolor paint all over the panels.  

 

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Step 6:

Fold and score your gift tags.  Use the Imagine Tear It! Tape to assemble.

 

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Step 7:

Lay out your pretty leaves and glue them down with Imagine On Point Glue.  Trim off any excess.  

 

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Step 8

Stamp some sentiments, cut, and create a shadow strip from gold card stock.  Adhere with On Point Glue.  Put some foam tape on the back and adhere to your tags.  Add some bling with the On Point Glue.

 

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Step 9:

Loop some twine through the holes and the gift holders are done.  I hope this has helped you seen those fall products in a new light.  Thank you for stopping by the Imagine Blog!

Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor: Turquoise, Canary and Pink Shimmer

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Sponge Daubers

• On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Brutus Monroe – Stand Alone Leaf Dies

• Gina K Designs Gift Card Tag

• Kat Scrappiness Simple Sentiments Stamp & Die Bundle

• Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls

• Foam Tape

• Metallic Gold Card Stock

• Paper Trimmer

• Die-Cutting Machine

• Twine

Let’s Make a Cheery Happy Hour Card

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Hi there!  Kathy here. Today I have a new tutorial for you that uses Delicata Golden Glitz and Ruby Red.  The shimmering quality of Delicata inks is perfect for this happy hour, wine card.  It may be hard to see all the shimmer but trust me it’s there!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

 
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Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. The rest of the panels we will create as we go. I have listed the size of each panel on the pictures for you.  After cutting this panel I used the Essentials by Ellen Rectangles for Stitching dies.  I don’t stitch but these dies cut beautiful little holes as a frame that will show the color below in the end.  Using Delicata Golden Glitz ink and clear embossing powder I stamped this image from Picket Fence Studio’s Just Wanna Have Wine stamp set.  I then heat embossed the sentiment.

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Step 2a

Next, I stamped and embossed the wine bottle from the same Picket Fence Studio set.  Using the coordinating die I did this 3 times.

Step 2B

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For the background I used the Picket Fence Studio Montage 6 x 6 stencil with the Delicata Ruby Red Ink.

Step 3

Step 3

From a coordinating-colored card stock cut two panels to the sizes in the picture below.  Adhere the sentiment panel on top of the small background and the stenciled panel to the larger panel with On Point Glue.

Step 4

Step 4

The stenciled panel was adhered directly to an A2 top-folding card base with the Tear It Tape.  The sentiment panel was added with foam tape and the wine bottles were popped up with foam tape as well.

Step 5
Step 5

Finally, I added a few Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls for a bit of bling.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all of you! 

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Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

Delicata Golden Glitz

Delicata Ruby Red

Imagine Craft Mat

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Picket Fence Studio Montage 6 x 6 Stencil

• Picket Fence Studio Just Wanna Have Wine Stamps and Dies

• Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls

• Clear embossing powder

• Embossing tool

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape

Learn to Make a Back to School Card

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By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! During summer our time es limited and today I have an easy and fun Back To School Card featuring several of Imagine products, like VersaColor, Memento Ink and Markers and VersaFine. During the process you will see how all the different inks looks according to the project.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Directions

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Step 1:

Take a piece of a dark color cardstock to create the background. On my sample, I am using dark grey, but this type of stamping looks great in additional colors like red, blue or black. Select the stamp set that you prefer to create the background.

 I selected an alphabet set of stamps but I stamped the entire sheet at once. To make it, just secure the entire sheet over the stamping tool. To create the soft look, I used VersaColor  White. It is a soft ink ideal to emboss or create shadows.  

If you are not heat embossing it, let the piece a side for a while to ink dry naturally or use a heat tool to speed the process.

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Step 2:

In a separate piece of white smooth cardstock, stamp the spiral image using VersaFine Onix. Let the ink dry naturally and you will obtain a crisply image. Or if you prefer, you can heat emboss the stamped image to add a shiny look. 

 

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Step 3:

Stamp the focus image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Step 4:

Color all the details with Memento Dual Tip Markers.  

TIP: Keep in mind that you can use your Memento Dual Tip Markers with both inks, VersaFine and Memento without any coloring problem. 

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Step 5:

Create the card base and resize all the layers of your card. You can paste them with Tear It! Tape or use crafty foam tape to add more dimension and interest to your card.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaColor – White 

• Memento – Tuxedo Black 

• Memento Dual Tip Markers 

• VersaFine – Onix Black

• Tear it! Tape 

• Craft Mat 

Other:

• Joy Clair Designs – Friendly Alpha Clear Stamp Set, White Smooth Cardstock 

• Crackerbox Stamps – Spiral Side Rubber Stamp

• Precious Remembrance Shop – School Days Stamp Set

• Positional Stamp Tool.

• Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

How to Make a Fun Rainbow Card with VersaColor

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Hi there, Kathy here with Imagine Crafts with a new tutorial.  My space is limited so by using VersaColor pigment inks, I can reduce the amount of colored card stock I need on hand.

VersaColor pigment inks are bright and bold and coupled with the Delicata Golden Glitz it’s a winning combination.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour with drying time

Directions:

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Step 1:

You will need a card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need a panel that measures 4“ x 3 1/2“. I have also used the Rainbow Builder and Rainbow Accent dies from Honey Bee Stamps. You will die-cut  the rainbow card and the rainbow stripes from the accent set. 

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Step 2

Using VersaColor & Delicata pigment inks, use Imagine Crafts sponge daubers to apply your ink to the rainbow stripes. I used the Delicata Golden Glitz for the smallest stripes. Allow these pieces to dry. 

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Step 3

On the smaller card panel I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp called Interlocking Circles Good Luck Charm. It is a Layered Stencil but I only used two of the layers. I used a heavy amount of Delicata Golden Glitz on the squares and a light amount on the diamonds. I also used the Daubers to ink around the edges of this panel.  On the front of the card panel, I splattered some gold watercolor paint.  I stamped a sentiment from Pink & Main, Spring Sentiments Stamp Set onto white card stock using the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink. I used my paper trimmer to cut the sentiment to size.

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Step 4

Next use Imagine Craft On Point glue to adhere your stripes to the rainbow card die-cut.  I used Imagine Crafts Tear-It tape to adhere the rainbow card to the stencil panel. I also used Imagine Crafts On Point glue to adhere the sentiment to the front of the rainbow. Foam tape was used on the back of the stencil panel to adhere it to the card base.

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Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

Delicata Golden Glitz

VersaColor: Pink, Turquoise and Canary

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

 

Other

Honey Bee Rainbow Builder

Honey Bee Rainbow Accents

Pink & Main Spring Sentiment Stamps

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

Paper Trimmer

Die-Cutting Machine

Foam Tape

Gold Watercolor paint

Paint brush

Colorful Peonies Created with Ink and Stencils Birthday Card

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By Neva Cole 

See how to use a variety of inks to create a stunning card using layering stencils and Fireworks! as an embellishment.  Layering stamps have been around for a few years, but recently a few companies have come out with layering stencils that match stamp sets.  It takes a bit more time, but the results are phenomenal and I find that the placement is just a tiny bit easier.  For a finishing touch, The Essential Glue Pad produces the look of foil without the need for heated plates or a laminating machine, a win in my book! 

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Stamp Pink Fresh Painted Peony Mix in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  I placed the stamp at a 45 degree angle on my stamp platform, as the stamped image is longer than most platforms.  This technique creates enough images for at least three cards!

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Step 2:

Most Peonies are white or light pink.  I choose Memento Angel Pink and used a heavy hand with the ink dauber to ink the first stencil.  Using an ink dauber allows for a bit of shading in the process as well.  Each stencil has registration marks to allow precise placement.  

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Step 3:

The next stencil in the series colors the complementary flowers in the design.  Memento Dandelion Yellow is inked with an ink dauber, again with a heavy hand.  

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Step 4:

The next layer creates the leafy background.  It is inked with Memento New Sprout.  

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Step 5:

To shade in the fourth layer of color I used VersaColor Orchid.  As you can see the images are coming together.

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Step 6:

Each successive layer adds more dimension, so pretty!  Memento Rose Bud is added in this layer.

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Step 7:

Small pieces of removable tape are placed on the flowers that I preferred to accent with something other than the Memento Cottage Ivy used on the leaves.

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Step 8

To finish the flowers, Memento Sweet Plum was inked through the previously covered sections of the stencil.

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Step 9

Die cut with the matching die.  All nine pieces cut at the same time!

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Trim a section of white linen textured cardstock to 4” x 5.25”.  Shake each Fireworks! and Shimmer spray until the fine shimmer particles are dispersed in the bottle.  Remove sprayer nozzle and tap gently to add color sprays around the white cardstock.  This method produces larger droplets that are not as closely placed together as compared to using the direct spray technique.  

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Step 11

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock with The Essential Glue Pad and gently place Metallic Flakes over the glue.  Use a brush to remove larger pieces of Metallic Flakes and return to the jar.  A paper towel will clean up the rest of the image.  Trim to desired shape, in this case a fishtail banner.  

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Step 12

Trim black cardstock to 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”.  Adhere layers together on a A-2 size card base with Tear It! tape.  The flower bouquet is adhere with dimensional foam adhesive. 

 

Art Supplies

 Imagine

• Delicate Golden Glitz

• Iridescent Embossing Powder

• Memento–Angel Pink, Dandelion, New Sprout, Rose Bud, Cottage Ivy 

• VersaColor:  Orchid 

• Fireworks!–Rose Bud, New Sprout

• Sheer Shimmer Spray Gold

• Tear It! Tape 

• Sponge Daubers 

Other

• Pink Fresh–Painted Peony Mix Stamp, Stencil Set, Die

• Black and white cardstock

• Stamp Platform

• Heat Embossing Gun 

• Paper Studio Fish Tail punch

• Painter’s tape

• Prima Art Ingredients Metallic Flakes Vintage

• Small paint brush

• Dimensional Foam Adhesive

• The Essential Glue Pad