5 Next Level Heat Embossing Techniques with Mboss

by Jessica Lin

Six greeting cards made with different heat embossing techniques using Mboss embossing powder by Imagine

Hi everyone! Today’s video is all about heat embossing—from stamp layering with embossing powder, creating a faux branding iron look, to stenciling with VersaMark… these techniques really take heat embossing to the next level. If you like heat embossing and are eager to learn new tips and tricks, this video is a must-watch!

Supplies

Imagine
  • VersaMark – ink pad, VersaMarker
  • Mboss – Gold, Clear, Shimmering Night Sky, Birthday Party, Hologram, Lucky Stars
  • Craft Mat
Other
  • Stampin’ Up – Flourishing Phrases Bundle, Watercolor Wings Bundle
  • Stampers Anonymous – High Society Blueprint
  • Stamplorations – Kathryn’s Rainbows
  • Crafter’s Workshop – Stencil Template – Raindrop
  • Tim Holtz – Holiday Knit Stencil
  • Stamparatus or other stamping platform
  • EK – Anti-static Powder Tool
  • Wagner – Heat Tool
  • Acrylic block
  • Cardstock – colors of choice
  • Watercolor paper

 

Create An Interesting Background With Mboss Embossing Powder

by Elina Stromberg

Mboss embossing powders are the latest addition to the Imagine product range. I hope you’ll get a chance to play with these new powders soon; there are so many amazing colors to choose from! In addition, Mboss powders come in several gorgeous shimmering glitter versions that are perfect for creating self-made paper embellishments and beautiful card backgrounds!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

I wanted to try the Mboss powders on a stamped background. Use a circle punch to ink the paper with VersaMark, sprinkle Mboss in Valentine, and heat set. I think it looks cool! Love that golden sparkle together with the bright red!


Step 2

On kraft cardstock, stamp the main Kitten image with VersaFine Clair in Acorn. Detail with color pencils and fussy cut the kitten.


Step 3

Stamp “Hello Sunshine” on a scrap piece and mount on a flag. Assemble all the pieces together on the embossed paper, mount on dark red paper. Apply washi tape and adhere kitten stamped image. A cute card made in just 30 minutes!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White card base
  • Cardstock – dark red paper, kraft
  • Patterned papers – Red
  • Suzy Stamps – Kitten stamp
  • Color pencils
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape

Create a Mum Flower Home Decor Piece with Vertigo and StazOn Pigment

by Lori Warren

Create a Mum Flower Home Decor Piece with Vertigo and StazOn Pigment

There is nothing better than using your crafting skills to create a gift for someone. That is what I did for this mum, or chrysanthemum, flower project—a gift for my mom. (Get it – a mum for mom?!) Crucial to achieving this fun look, I used Vertigo in Prism and Mboss Embossing Powder in Hologram. I created a 5”x 5” framed Mixed Media piece full of color and texture. See the video slideshow or my instructions below to see how I get some extra dimension with the Vertigo sheet!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

 

Directions


Step 1

Cut Vertigo into 5” x 5” panel.


Step 2

Stamp the Mum flower onto the center of Vertigo panel with StazOn Pigment Piano Black.


Step 3

On the opposite side of the stamped image, color the mum with VersaMagic ink and Fantastix applicators. Simply touch the tips of the Fantastix to the inkpad to pick up the color and use like a marker.


Step 4

Die-cut the mum with coordinating die.


Step 5

On white cardstock, sponge VersaMagic ink to add color.


Step 6

Stamp script stamp with StazOn Pigment.


Step 7

Add texture to Vertigo panel with Hologram Mboss Embossing Powder. To do this, swipe the front of your Vertigo Panel with VersaMark inkpad. Apply powder sparingly and shake off excess. If you want a more sparse texture, you can always use a dry brush to knock off more before heat setting.


Step 8

Add black paint splatters.


Step 9

Add Tear It Tape to the back side of the Vertigo panel.


Step 10

Adhere tulle between the cardstock and Vertigo panels, then adhere to piece of prepared cardstock.


Step 11

Embellish with sequins.


Step 12

Tie a white string around the panel.


Step 13

Add double sided dimensional tape to the tulle.


Step 14

Spray the Mum Die cut element with GooseBumps for extra shine.


Step 15

Once dry, adhere the mum to the panel.


Step 16

Adhere sticker saying “let life surprise you” sentiment. Add any additional finishing touches and insert into the picture frame.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Hero Arts – Hero Florals Mum Stem stamps and die set, Sequins
  • DecoArt Acrylic Paint – Lamp Black
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Cardstock – white
  • String – white
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Die-cut machine
  • Heat tool
  • Tulle
  • Paint brush

Create A Fashion Forward Birthday Card With Mboss

by Iris Rodriguez

Create A Fashion Forward Birthday Card With Mboss

This month I had the pleasure of using Imagine’s new Mboss embossing powders for my projects. They are fine embossing powders that come in a lot of colors and glittery combinations, for instance: Valentine which is red and gold, New Year’s Eve which is black and gold, as well as special effect powders like gold metallic and new solid colors. In this project, I used glittery color combinations Valentine for the dress and New Years Eve for the background, purse, and sentiment. Check it out!

Skills: Beginner
Time 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Using a dress template or die cut, cut out a dress from watercolor paper.


Step 2

Place dress on foam and burnish the back side of the dress with a stylus. The dress will take on a curved shape giving it a dimensional look.


Step 3

Ink the front of the dress with the VersaMark ink.


Step 4

Apply Valentine Mboss Embossing Powder and using a heat tool, melt the powder. These new embossing powders come in a bag, in this image I added some powder onto a dish so that you can get a good view of this awesome color.


Step 5

Using the VersaMark ink, stamp a background image. Apply New Years Eve Mboss embossing powder and melt the powder with a heat tool. Do the same on the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and purse.


Step 6

Adhere a ribbon sash to the waist of the dress. Apply On Point Glue to the edges of the dress only and glue onto the card base. This will help to keep its dimension.


Step 7

Assemble the card with the dress, birthday sentiment, and matching card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor paper
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Cardstock – white, black or print of choice
  • Large Background stamp
  • Ribbon
  • Birthday sentiment stamp

You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

by Kassy Tousignant

You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

Imagine has released a new, innovative design in embossing powder packaging! It is in a resealable bag! It is so easy to use and clean up after. The gusseted bottom allows it to stand independently on your surface and won’t tip over easily. The fact that you can pinch the bag while you are pouring the powder onto your project allows for greater accuracy too. I used the Hologram MBoss powder on this star card and it really makes the focal point pop!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

VersaFine Clair in Paradise

VersaFine Clair in Cheerful

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Bahama Blue

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Paris Dusk

VersaMark

Tear It Tape

Mboss Embossing Powder
Hologram

Jumbo Dauber

Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Altenew – Stamp and die
  • Embossing buddy
  • Foam adhesive
  • Blue string
  • Watercolor paper

Sparkle And Shine With This Jellyfish Theme Birthday Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Sparkle And Shine With This Jellyfish Theme Birthday Card

Thinking back when I did my first heat embossing, it was pure magic. That feeling of amazement and wonder hasn’t left but has been ignited once again with the amazing Mboss from Imagine. The new embossing colors are simply amazing and really are over the top beautiful! You have to get some for your stash to experience true magic! Take a look at how I used mine for a fun color-blocked effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Tape off areas using washi tape on a white cardstock panel.


Step 2

Use your VersaMark inkpad and ink the taped off sections only by tapping the ink pad onto the cardstock.


Step 3

Use the Mboss packet and sprinkle the powder over the inked areas. Peel off the washi tape and then heat set the Embossing Powder using a heat gun.


Step 4

Use StazOn Pigment Piano Black and stamp Happy Birthday sentiment onto a blank area of the embossed panel.


Step 5

Stamp elements onto white cardstock and cut out. Add a little color using Memento Markers.


Step 6

Adhere the stamped elements onto the embossed panel with On Point Glue. Add diamanté and finishing touches.

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • White cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • Joy Clair stamps
  • Diamanté and/or sequins