Let’s Make a St. Patrick’s Day Card Using M’Boss

By LeeAnn McKinney

 

Hi there inky friends. LeeAnn here and today I am bringing you a fun card I made using VersaMark Clear Sticky Ink and Emerald Green M’boss. I absolutely love heat embossing, it is one of my 3 favorite techniques for my projects and I am so happy to share it with you.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Memento Dandelion Dye Ink

• Imagine Tear It Tape

• VersaMark 

• Emerald Green M’boss

Other

• Prickly Pear Shamrock Background Stamp – https://www.prickleypear.com/shamrock-background/

• Prickly Pear Luck of the Irish – https://www.prickleypear.com/luck-o-the-irish-red-rubber-stamp/

New Techniques for Embossing Stunning Springtime Cards

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutorial, I will show you how to use various Imagine products to create a sparkly stunning springtime birthday card, featuring both Mboss Valentine, VersaMark Ink, and Embossing Powders. The tutorial will also show you how you can use VersaMark over other inks to create a cohesive embossed look for a card, even if you do not have embossing powders in additional colors.

 

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  45 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Trim card front to 4.75” x 6.25” to fit a standard A-7 card base.  It is important to use a stamp positioner platform for this technique to ensure that the image lines up properly on the finished card front.

 

Step 2

Color stamen portion of Penny Black First Waltz Tulip with VersaMarker and heat emboss with Black Mboss powder.

Pro tip: Use a dry fine tip paintbrush to remove any embossing powder that ends up on the card you do not want to emboss before heating.

 

Step 3

Use the Versa Mark small cube which allows you more precision in where you place the VersaMark ink to ink the flower portion of the image. Cover with Mboss Valentine, and carefully remove powder from the stamen area with a dry fine tip paintbrush then heat emboss.

 

Step 4

Color directly on the stem portion of the image with Memento Dual Marker in Pear Tart and Bamboo leaves.  Mist stamp lightly with water before stamping as this reactivates the ink to create a crisp image.

 

Step 5

Clean leaf portion of the image and ink with VersaMark ink. Stamp over the previously colored and stamped image with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.

 

Step 6

Stamp the “Celebrate” sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.  Die-cut the sentiment, I used my Brother Scan N Cut.

 

Step 7

I also stamped the inside of the card, as I intend to send it to a special friend for her birthday. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Mboss in Valentine.

 

 

Step 8

Lightly ink the card base and card front with the Memento Luxe Pear Tart ink pad to add just a hint of green around both layers.  I ran the ink pad around the edges of the cardstock to create the light tint.

 

Step 9

Apply Tear It! Tape to the back of the card front and adhere to the card base.

 

Step 10

Adhere the “Celebrate” sentiment to the card front using adhesive foam tape.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

• VersaMark Ink

• VersaMarker

• Mboss – Valentine

• Memento Dual Tip Marker – Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves 

• Embossing Powder – Black, Iridescent

• Memento Luxe – Pear Tart

• Tear It! Tape

• 0.5 fl oz Spray Bottle

 

Other

• Penny Black – First Waltz

• Kelly Creates – Traceable Celebration Stamps

• Brother Scan N Cut

• Stamp positioner

• Fine tip paintbrush

 

Valentine’s Day Card With A Resist Technique

by Nadine Carlier

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I used Mboss Embossing Powder to create a resist when blending VersaColor Inks over it. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Easy to Make Lightweight Sparkling Earrings

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

These lightweight earrings in wings shapes that are covered with sparkling Mboss embossing powder are easy to make with few steps using Creative MEDIUM. Match them to your favorite outfit or give them as a gift.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes plus drying time

 

Directions:

Step 1

Place a thick layer of Creative MEDIUM in the wings molds, covering the area well.

Let it dry.

 

Step 2

Remove the wings and lightly color them with StazOn Teal Blue. Repeat process on wings backs side.

 

Step 3

Use your VersaMarker to mark around the wings and in the middle. Cover with Mboss embossing powder and heat set. The Creative MEDIUM will get soft with the heat at this point, but it will not affect the end result.

 

Step 4

Pinch a small hole to the top of the wings, add a jump ring with some beads and finish with the earring hook.

Art Supplies:

Imagine
Other
  • Prima – wings silicone mold
  • Heat tool
  • Earring hooks and jump rings
  • Beads

 

 

How To Make Your Own DIY Thank You Card

by LeeAnn McKinney

LeeAnn here with my last video of 2020. This year sure did go by fast, however, I am so ready for 2021 to begin, what about you?

For my final cardmaking project, I am bringing you a fun and gorgeous Gold Thank You card on black paper.  I love creating and crafting with embossing powders, so I did a lot of it with this one. Here you will see a silver and gold theme expressing, “Thanks for everything you do!”

Art Supplies

Imagine

Other Products Used:

  • Recollections 110lb Cardstock White and Black
  • Picket Fence Studios Background Stamp
  • Create And Inkspire Thanksgiving Stamp

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, Lisa shares how to use everyday embossing folders to create fun Halloween backgrounds by using the letterpress technique with several different styles plus she shares a few tips along the way.

Use Memento dye inks with direct-to-paper techniques to create a distressed look across several card backgrounds such as a numbers theme, an Argyle plaid theme, and a chevron style. These matching trick or treat cards are perfect to pair with candy and gifts for Fall!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 10 minutes per card

Directions

Art Supplies

Other

  • EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator 54-04002
  • Sirio Ultra Black | Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company Inc
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Wagner HT400 Precision Heat Tool-0503038 
  • Hero Arts Nesting RECTANGLE DIES DI198
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates
  • Embossing Folder – Take a Number
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, 5-Inch by 7-Inch
  • Darice 1218-96 Embossing Folder, 5 by 7-Inch, Chevron
  • Copic Sketch Marker – Special Black 110
  • Whimsy Stamps – NEW Monster Parade Die Set 
  • FaBOOlous Sentiments – 4×6 Stamp Set