Let’s Make an Autumn Card 

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By Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fall card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts products.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time to Complete: 30-40 Minutes depending on dry time

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray: Copper & Rose Gold

• Fireworks! Shimmer Craft Spray: Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, Ladybug, Paris Dust, & Rose Bud

• KaleidaColor Ink: Vineyard

• Memento Markers: Desert Sand

• VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

• Imagine Craft Mat

Other products:

• PoppyStamps: Orchard Leaves Dies

• PoppyStamps: Mushroom & Toadstools Dies

• Lawn Fawn Cross-Stitch Rectangle Dies

• Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White # 10

• Recollection Brand 110# Cardstock: White & Brown

• Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock: Cream

• Echo Park Enamel Dots

Learn to Make a Rose Themed Congratulations Card 

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun summer themed card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts products.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

VersaMagic Inks: Pixie Dust, Pink Petunia, Red Brick, Sage, Oasis Green, & Hint of Pesto

• Memento Ink: Summer Sky

• magine Crafts: Tear It! Tape

• Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue

• Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat

Other products

• Hero Arts Stamps: Color Layering Set: Layering Rose CM243

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

• Accent Ultra Smooth 80# Cardstock: Opaque White

• Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder: Lattice

• Blending Brush

• Tiny Acrylic Bubbles: Clear, Pink and Light Blue

Learn to Make a Fun Summer Themed Card 

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun summer themed card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts products.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, Dandelion, & Summer Sky

VersaMagic Ink: Cloud White

Memento Markers: Angel Pink, New Sprout, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, & London Fog

Imagine Crafts: Sponge Daubers

Imagine Crafts: Tear It! Tape

Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue

Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat

Other products

The Maker’s Movement Stamp and Die Set: Just Chillin’

Stencils: Sunray & Waves

Blending Brushes

Accent 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White

Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock: Blue

Tiny Teal and White Gems

Foam Tabs

Hello Summer Mermaid Infinite Shaker Card

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a fun infinite shaker card featuring a variety of Imagine Crafts Products.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes + Drying Time

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Creative Medium: Metallic Gold

• VersaMagic Inks: Sea Breeze, Ocean Depth, Sage, Pink Grapefruit, Aspen Mist, Pretty Petunia, Mango, Turquoise Gem, Wheat & Thatched Straw

• Memento Markers: Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Desert Sand

•Imagine Crafts Embossing Powder : Iridescent

Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spray: Frost

Imagine Crafts: Tear It! Tape

Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue

Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat

Other products:

• Recollections Brand Stamp & Stencil: Enchanted Collection- Mermaid & Friends Set

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White

• Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock: Dark Blue

• Accent Brand 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White

• Tree House Studio Sequins: Mermaids & Tails

• Picket Fence Studios Sequins: Spike Ocean

• Packaging 

 

Ink Colors on images:

Background: Sea Breeze

Sentiment: Ocean Depth

Dolphin: Aspen Mist

Fish: Mongo

Mermaid: Turquoise Gem & Pretty Petunia

Sand Dollar: Wheat

Seahorse: Thatched Straw

Starfish: Pink Grapefruit

Seashells: Sage, Pretty Petunia, & Sea Breeze

Make a Thank You Card for your Teacher

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! It’s getting close to the end of the school, so I thought it was time to make cards for teachers that have worked so hard this year (and every year!). If you have a stamp set with coordinating dies, I’ve got some fun techniques that you can recreate. We’ll be using 2 types of masks and several colors of Memento inks. 

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Time to Complete: Approx. 20-30 minutes

Directions:

 

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Step 1:

 

Let’s grab all of our supplies. Be sure to have focal images, a sentiment, the dies, and plenty of ink. We’ll be using Memento Inks because they blend so nicely.

 

Step 2: On a piece of white cardstock, cut to 4” x 5 1/4,” stamp the apple with Nocturne Ink. This is the apple that will be in the front.

Step 3: Stamp an additional apple on some scrap paper and fussy cut it out. You could use the die for this, but I wanted to get right up to the edge of my apple. This will be our first type of mask.

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Step 4:

Place the fussy cut apple on to the one you stamped on your card front (you can use some low tack glue to hold it in place if you like). Then stamp your second apple, as shown above. When you remove the mask from the first apple, it will look like the second apple is behind the original. 

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Here’s what the apples look like after they’re stamped. 

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Step 5: Die cut an apple out of scrap paper. Make sure you have plenty of negative space around the die cut. This will be our second type of mask and will be used to protect the card front except for the apple you’re ink blending. 

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Step 6: Let’s start ink blending! I love coloring apples because there is often so much variation in colors on them. I started with Lady Bug ink, then moved into Cantaloupe, and finished with Pear Tart. The mask we made with the die cut allows us to get a perfect edge around the apple. 

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Again, these dies cut slightly larger than the stamped image, but I don’t mind that clean, extra rim of color around the apple. 

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Step 7: Place the fussy cut apple on to the inked apple, then line up your other mask around the uninked apple. Repeat the ink blending on this apple, but try to make it look a little different from the first one. 

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Step 8: Grab one of your brown Memento markers (I used Espresso Truffle) and color in the stems. 

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Step 9: Stamp a leaf on a separate piece of cardstock with Nocturne Ink. Ink blend Pear Tart ink on top and die cut it. 

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Step 10:

Use the same 3 colors you used on the apples to ink blend the edges of your card base. 

Step 11:

Stamp the sentiment with Shady Lane ink. 

Step 12:

Adhere the card front with your favorite adhesive. Attach the leaf using foam tape. 

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Finished!

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Memento Inks in Lady Bug, Cantaloupe, and Pear Tart

VersaFine Clair Inks in Nocturne and Shady Lane

Memento Marker in Espresso Truffle

Other:

Mama Elephant: Fresh Fruits Stamps and Dies (discontinued…but there are many other fruit sets out there)

Stamping Bella: Planty Dandy

Blending Brushes

White Cardstock

Adhesive

Foam Tape

 

 

Create a Beautiful Wedding Scrapbook Page

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! It’s time for my latest tutorial for Imagine, and I decided to make another scrapbook page. This time, I went way back and pulled out some wedding photos. I never did finish our wedding album, so this was a great opportunity to get one more page completed.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Time to Complete: 1-2 Hours (I’m a slow scrapbooker)

Directions:

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Step 1:

Gather your supplies. This may seem obvious, but it helps quite a bit to grab a bunch of things that you may wind up using on your page. Inks, ephemera, dies, stencils, etc. are all things that you could use. I grabbed a bunch of items for the photo above, but I didn’t use all of them, and some things i used aren’t shown here. I don’t often have a plan when I am scrapbooking, but I like to grab things to help get me started.

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Step 2:

Based on the colors in the photo, I wanted to use the Vineyard Kaleidacolor Ink Pad. I took a piece of Mixed Media Paper and rolled the ink on to it using my brayer and Ink Potion No. 9. The Ink Potion No. 9 helps the color to move and transfer better. It took a number of passes to get the paper covered, but I love how it looks painted and uneven. This piece will go behind the photos to “ground” them. Let dry.

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Step 3:

Paint or enhance your ephemera. I found some feathers that have foil on them in my stash, and the negative space was white. So I applied some of the Kaleidacolor Ink to my Craft Mat and painted it on with a brush and water. The look is subtle, but it helped it to coordinate with the rest of my page better. I also added some color to the stopwatch.

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Step 4:

Add die cuts. I die cut a few lavender stems from white cardstock. I used Elderberry Memento ink and the greens from the Vineyard Ink to paint them. These pieces are delicate, so don’t oversaturate them. I also die cut some foliage from white cardstock and lightly spritzed them with Desert Sand Fireworks! Spray. Using white die cuts allows you to completely customize them.

Step 5:

Add die cuts with colored cardstock. I die cut the wreath out of green cardstock. It needed to be enhanced a bit, so I lightly applied Pistachio and Olive Grove. It’s subtle, but adds a lot of interest.

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Step 6:

Enhance textured die cuts. I used an Impresslits border under both of my photos. I cut it out of white cardstock, and used Pretty Petunia VersaMagic Ink to enhance the design. I just rubbed the ink pad across the piece. I also sprayed it unevenly with Desert Sand fireworks! Spray for shine and to dull down the white a bit.

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Step 7:

Begin to place your elements. Play with torn edges, overlapping items, and creating a sense of movement. Move things around to make sure you have good, even placement, and feel free to add or remove pieces as necessary.

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Step 8:

Add some splatter. I used some more Elderberry ink that I squished on to my Craft Mat to apply splatter to the entire white background. It’s just a bit more color, but it adds a lot to the finished page.

Step 9:

Add your title. I found some ridiculously old rub-ons and letters to help me create the perfect title.

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Step 10:

Start gluing down your elements. It helps to take a photo of your layout before you start gluing, so that you can place your pieces back exactly where you had them. On Point Glue is perfect for the teeny die cuts I used.

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Step 11

Finishing touches. Do you need an additional sprig of foliage? Do you need a touch more ink somewhere? This is the point where the page is just about finished, and you just need to add a tiny detail here and there.

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Finished!

We’ve got a very pretty wedding page that works beautifully with the photos and feel of our wedding. Don’t forget…even if your embellishments and/or color scheme are completely different from mine, you can still use these techniques when creating your own layout. Playing with your inks to help enhance items you have in your stash can really tie everything together. Play with your papers and dies to see how you can alter them with inks and sprays to get exactly the look you want. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

Kaleidacolor Inks in Vineyard
Memento Inks in Olive Grove, Pistachio, and Elderberry
Ink Potion No. 9
On Point Glue
Desert Sand Fireworks! Spray
VersaMagic Ink in Pretty Petunia

Other:

Canson Mixed Media XL Paper
Brayer
Princeton Snap Brush: Size 4
Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Wildflowers Dies
Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Impresslits Embossing folder- Mini Provincial
Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Wreath
Rub-Ons
Ephemera
Die Cut Letters
Additional Adhesive (for bigger items)