How to Faux Dip Dye to Create Valentine’s Day Goody Bag Toppers

By Nancy May

In today’s crafting tutorial, we are going to take a quick look at the faux dip dying technique we have been seeing everywhere. We will use VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads in three analogous colors to obtain that lovely ombre.  I love this project for Valentine’s Day but really you can use it for any day, theme, and you can use the technique for a variety of projects.  

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes Plus Drying Time

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaMagic – Red Magic

• VersaMagic – Pink Grapefruit

• VersaMagic – Mango Madness

• Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray – Sparkle

• Memento – Tuxedo Black

• Craft Mat

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other 

• Hero Arts – Clear Stamps – Bee and Flowers Wreath Product

Learn to Make An Abstract Hanukkah Card

By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! Sometimes you need a card for a special event, holiday or occasion and you may not have the right stamps for it. That’s one reason why I love having abstract stamps and solid image stamps. You can easily make a very cool card for any occasion and just add an appropriate sentiment to it to make it work for you. Let me show you how to make a Hanukkah card using abstract shapes and lots of blue inks from Imagine. 

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Here are some of the supplies we will be using today. The top stamp set is specifically abstract shapes. The one underneath is actually fruits. but if you just look at the solid images of the set, they just look like funky blobs that are perfect for this technique. 

Directions:

Step 1:

Start stamping the shapes across the middle of the card. Use different shades of blue and be sure to overlap the images. You can see my first image started off of the card front also.

*Pro Tip: Using some type of stamp positioning tool or platform is key for this technique, as you will probably want to re-stamp and image a couple of times to get a solid, crisp image. You can do it using a stamping block, but it is much easier with a positioning tool. 

Step 2:

Continue to stamp the abstract shapes, varying the direction, size, shape, and color. You can absolutely repeat your shapes, but try turning them so that they appear different. I wound up repeating a couple of shapes and colors, but I kept them apart from each other.

Step 3:

Add some small elements. You can easily add interest to your abstract design by adding in some small embossed designs. Here, I repeated this dot pattern a few times by stamping it with VersaMark and then heat embossing it with gold. You can see that I also stamped my sentiment with VersaMark, and I am about to emboss it. 

*Pro Tip: Be sure that all of your stamped images are completely dry before using embossing powder. Some inks, like VersaFine Clair take a long time to dry because they are pigment inks. Heat set your inks, add some anti-static powder, and sprinkle on embossing powder over your complete design to see if it’s dry. If the powder sticks, brush it off and repeat the process. Once the inks are dry, you can start stamping with VersaMark. 

This is my finished card front. You can see that I added an additional cluster of dots and a couple of shapes to fill in the lower portion of the design. The panel is 4” x 5 1/4.” 

Step 4:

Shake up some Fireworks! Spray and brush it on to your card base around the perimeter. Let dry. 

Step 5:

Adhere your card front to the base. 

The concept of this card isn’t difficult, nor is the technique, but sometimes we need to be reminded that we don’t have to have a specific stamp for every occasion. Having a couple of abstract sets, or sets with solid stamp like these make perfect cards for any occasion. You can even stamp out a bunch of these panels at once, and omit a sentiment until you need a card. Then you can add something that works for the situation. I hope this gave you some good ideas. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies Used

Imagine:

VersaFine Clair: Medieval Blue

VersaFine Clair: Twilight

Memento Ink: Nautical Blue

Memento Ink: Summer Sky

Memento Ink: Danube Blue

Memento Ink: Bahama Blue

VersaMagic Ink: Night Sky

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray: Paris Dusk

Mboss Embossing Powder: Gold

Other:

Ellen Hutson: Abstract Nature Stamps

Simon Says Stamp: Organic Fruits (discontinued) 

Rubber Soul: Happy Hanukkah Stamp

Stamp Platform or Positioning Tool 

White Cardstock

Adhesive

Paint Brush

Learn to Make a “Season’s Greetings” Holiday Card 

By Annie Collins –

Hello Crafty Friends – 

Annie here with a Holiday card made using MBoss and VersaMagic Ink.

Supplies Used:

Imagine:

Mboss Embossing Powder: Shimmering Night Sky

VersaMark Ink

VersaMagic Ink: Sea Breeze, Aspen Mist, & Aegean Blue

Sponge Dauber

Tear It! Tape

On Point Glue

Craft Mat

Other Supplies:

Brutus Monroe: Let It Snow Stamp Set

Brutus Monroe: Mixed Media Stencil 6×6: Snowfall

Recollections brand 110lb Cardstock: White

Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: Light Blue

Sequins – Blues & Clear

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