Learn to Make a Textured Spring Card

By Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello there! Today’s tutorial is about texture with Fireworks and Embossing Powder! Do you know that you can create a splattered effect with the embossing powder? Let me share the project with you.  

Skill: Beginning

Time: 60 minutes


Step 1:

Take a selection of Fireworks! colors of your preference to create the first part of the splatter effect. First, spray a single color over your craft mat. Grab a piece of white smooth cardstock or any type of cardstock and press softly over the mat. Let the paper dry naturally or speed the process with the heat tool if you don’t want to wait a few minutes.

Repeat the above process with all the colors that you wanted to use on your background. In my sample, I used Potter’s Clay, Paris Dusk and Bamboo Leaves.

Step 2:

While the background is in drying process, you can work on the card base. Select a color of VersaFine Clair that coordinates with your background. Stamp lineal images over it. If you want, you can emboss it with clear embossing powder. In my sample, I used VersaFine Clair Shady Lane and don’t emboss de leaves.

Step 3:

In a separate piece of White Smooth Cardstock, I stamped a floral image with VersaFine Clair Glamorous and then covered it with Clear Embossing Powder. Additionally, with a tiny spoon or spatula, I sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the flowers and leaves, trying to keep the powder inside of the lines.

Step 4:

With a paint brush, I removed the excess of the powder around the borders of the flower and then, melted the powder with the heat tool.

As you may have noticed, to create the splattered effect, I didn’t use ink, just the powder.

Step 5:

To continue with the process, I resized the background layer in angle. Then, I die cut the floral image with a coordinated die. Additionally, I pasted all the pieces over the card base using crafty foam tape to add more

dimension to the card.   

Step 6:

As final touch, stamp a sentiment in a different color and paste over the decorated card with crafty foam.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget that you can use different types of ink and embossing powders to create your own look!

Art Supplies:



  • Stamping Tool
  • Crafty Foam Tape.

Happy Easter, a Turnabout Stamping Project

By LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a fun Turnabout Stamping Project anyone can do. This is for all levels. With this stamp set you will start with a single piece of cardstock cut to 6″ x 6″ set up your stamp, ink up the full stamp in one color, turn your paper 1 turn to the right or left, and then ink in 2nd color, turn 1 turn again same direction as before and ink in next color, then one final turn in same direction, ink up again. Once dry cut panel to 4″ x 5.25″, apply to a card base that is 4.25 x 5.5″, I prefer top folding for this. Add your sentiment, some jewels and your project is complete. 

Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate

Time: 30 minutes

Supplies Used:


• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad Charming Pink

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad Cheerful

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad Warm Breeze

• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad Purple Delight

• StazOn Stamp Cleaner

Other Supplies Used

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock 

• Concord and 9th  Flower Garden Turnabout Stamp  Set

• Happy Easter With Shadow

Create a Double Embossed Wedding/Anniversary Card

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am excited to share this really cool background technique.

In today’s video tutorial I am sharing how I use a 3D embossing folder and iridescent opaque Mboss embossing powder to create a wedding or anniversary card. The colors I chose definitely give me a beachy vibe and I am loving it!


Skill: Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 15-20 minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

• Memento Ink: Summer Sky, Teal Zeal and Nautical Blue

• VersaFine Clair: Warm Breeze

• VersaMark Ink

• Mboss Embossing Powder –  Iridescent Opaque

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Doily

White Card Stock

Kitchen Sponge

Kraft/Oatmeal Card Stock- Card Base

White Card Stock- Layering

Pearl Vellum (foliage)

The Greetery Pretty Postmarks (text stamping)

The Greetery Lovely Silhouettes Die (Love)

Spellbinders Mini Everyday Sentiments Hot Foil Plate (always and forever)

Spellbinders Hot Foil Skybright

Kat Scrappiness Leaf Dies

Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Branch Die

May Arts Twine – Ivory

Easy Easter Egg Holders for Sweet Easter Displays

By Nancy May

Hey y’all.  I am going to share how you can create simple Easter egg holder rings that you can use to create an Easter display to match your style, your décor, etc. The sky is the limit! Let get to it!



Skill: Beginner (but adaptable to more advanced learners)

Time: 30-ish minutes

Art Supplies


• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad: Nocturn, Shady Lane, Verdant

• VersaColor Dew Drops: Magic Black, Tea Leaves

• Brilliance Dew Drop: Pearlescent Orchid

• On-Point Glue


•  Simon Says Stamp – Clear Stamps – Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Hipster Bunny 

• Whimsy Stamps – Dies – Grass and Cloud Edger Dies 

• Whimsy Stamps – Supplies – Large Blender Brush

• Lavinia Stamps – Stencils – White Orbs

• Scrapbook.com – Supplies – Reverse Tweezers

Let’s Make Two Fun Plaid Backgrounds for Spring Cards

By Nancy May

Hey y’all. We are going to make two very different fun, bright Spring plaid backgrounds. One is very controlled, precise, and clean, stamped in VersaFine Clair inks with a fun color gradient; the other is much looser and more organic, hand painted with VersaColor inks for a more painterly look.


Skill: Beginner, Intermediate

Time: 30 -60 minutes

Art Supplies:


• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad: Charming Pink, Cheerful, Summertime and Verdant

• VersaColor Dew Drop: Mango Madness, Pink Grapefruit, Red Magic and Tea Leaves

• Memento Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

• Tear It! Tape

• Craft Mat

• On-Point Glue


• Simon Says Stamp – clear Stamps – Spring Gnomes

• PinkFresh Studio – Cling Stamp – Diamond Plaid

• Creek Bank Creations – Dies – Stitched Rectangle

• Creek Bank Creations – Dies – Stitched Hearts

Trapped Rainbow Stamping

By Alison Heikkila

Hello! I have a new tutorial for Imagine today and it uses some of my favorite types of inks: Kaleidacolor and VersaFine Clair. I’m going to show you how to use bold silhouette stamps, along with a detail stamp to get a unique “trapped rainbow” effect.

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Time to Complete: Approx. 45-60 Minutes

Step 1:

Apply Tahiti Kaleidacolor Ink to a 6×6 Gel Press Plate. Gently tap the color. You don’t need much.

Pro Tip: The Kaleidacolor Inks do not need to be clicked together. The pad does not reach across the entire surface, and the little area for your finger to click the colors together can get in the way of inking the Plate. I have mine hang over the edge, as seen above, then I flip the pad around to the other side of the Plate to finish inking it.

Your Gel Press Plate will look like this when you are done inking.

Step 2:

Spray the Plate lightly with water.

Step 3:

Lay a piece of cardstock on to the Plate. Gently rub your hand across the back of the cardstock. If you are worried about getting ink on your hands, cover the whole plate with a piece of copy paper and rub.

This is what the monoprint, or “pull” will look like. I love the bits of white showing…it makes it look grungy.

Step 4:

Let’s add some more interest by stamping a large text stamp on to our background. I inked this stamp up with Warm Breeze. Don’t worry about what the stamp says, you won’t be able to read much of it when we’re finished.

Step 5:

Dry the panel completely with a heat tool or embossing gun. VersaFine Clair ink stays wet for a long time, and we don’t want embossing powder to stick anywhere just yet.

Step 6:

Apply your silhouette stamp to an acrylic block. Stamp it all over the panel, without overlapping the images. It will be hard to see, so if you are having trouble, go back and forth between this step and the next.

Step 7:

Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on to the stamped images and heat set.

You can see some of the shine from the embossed florals above. Don’t worry, with the next step, they will be much easier to see.

Step 8:

Using a cosmetic sponge (which gives a nice heavy application), apply Twilight Ink across the entire panel. You will see that the areas that have been embossed will resist the ink.

Step 9:

When you are done inking the panel, buff off the excess with a dry cloth or paper towel. Trim the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4.”

Step 10:

Apply New Sprout ink to your white card base, just around the perimeter.

Step 11:

Die cut your sentiment. To grunge it up a bit, lightly apply Cantaloupe Ink to the top layer, which will bring out the texture in the cardstock.

Step 12: Adhere all elements to the card base.

Kaleidacolor: Tahiti
Clear Embossing Powder
VersaFine Clair Ink in Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight
VersaMark Ink
Memento Ink in New Sprout
Memento Ink in Cantaloupe

Gel Press: 6×6 Plate
Speedball: 6″ Brayer
Hero Arts: Floral Imprints
Trinity Stamps: Encouragement Text
Birch Press: Big Hugs Sugar Script Die
Other: White card base, light teal cardstock, pale orange cardstock, spray bottle of water, embossing gun, cosmetic sponge

You can of course change up the colors however you like! Kaleidacolor Inks come in a wide range of palettes. I hope you will try this technique for yourself. Thanks so much f stopping by. Have an inspiring day!