Make A Vintage Inspired Birthday Card Using Walnut Inks
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2d ago
By Kathi Rerek Let’s make a vintage inspired flower card with Walnut Ink Sprays! Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 1.5 hour Step 1: Spray Java Walnut Ink Spray onto a craft mat. Mist with water. Step 2: Press a 4.25” x 5” panel of watercolor paper into the Java Walnut Ink puddle. Lift and press the paper again until the panel is colored. Heat set. Step 3: Press lace into the remaining Java Walnut Ink puddle and let it soak it up to color the lace. Heat set. Step 4: Lightly mist the watercolor panel, then use a paper towel to dab spots to create a variegated background. Step 5: Place the pane ..read more
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Make an Encouragement Card Using VersaFine Clair and BetterPress
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4d ago
By Ceil Pritchett Hello friends, It’s Ceal, here. Today I am sharing a project using our inks along with the BetterPress machine. I love how well VersaFine Clair inks work with this machine. They are so crisp! I do have the inks that are made for the BetterPress, but in my opinion, the VersaFine Clair inks work so much better. Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 1 to 1.5 hours Directions: Step 1: Place a panel of letterpress cardstock on the platen (clear top plate) using the registration marks for an A2 card and tape down the corners. Letterpress cardstock is 100% cotton cardstock with a thickne ..read more
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Let’s Make a Funky Background Card
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6d ago
By Helen Gullett Hello hello hello crafty friends! Today, I have this Funky Card to share with you. Creating that funky background is super fun and easy. I totally had fun with some of the VersaColor ink pads! Skill: Intermediate Time: 30 minutes Direction: Step 1 We will work on a whole piece of 8.5 inch x 11 inch heavyweight white cardstock. Pick 3 or 4 colors you want to use. Make sure the choice of colors won’t muddle when you mix them together. Roll the mini brayer directly on the VersaColor ink pad several times. Step 2 Roll the inked mini brayer on the white cardstock in any direction ..read more
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Grunge Flowers Spring Card
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2w ago
By Kathi Rerek Let’s experiment with Imagine’s fabulous Walnut Ink Sprays! Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 1 hour Step 1: Using a stamping platform, ink the Grunge Flower stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and stamp. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to attain a good. Impression. Stamp a second time onto repositionable sticker paper. Fussy-cut the sticker paper version to be used as a mask later. Steps 2A and 2B : Spray Cherry Blossom Walnut Ink into a small container (2A). Add water into a second container. Use a paint brush to watercolor the flowers’ petals, varying the intensity of ..read more
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Creative Ways To Use Inks With Dies
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2w ago
By Alison Heikkila Hello! This is Alison Heikkila. My second video for Imagine this month once again focus on dies and how to use them creatively with inks. We’re making a pretty floral encouragement card, and I hope it gives you some ideas on how to use your dies and inks together. *Some affiliate links are used in this post. That means that if you shop through these links, I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you. Skill Level: Intermediate Time to Complete: 20-30 minutes Craft Supplies: Imagine: VersaFine Clair: Shady Lane VersaFine Clair: Morning Mist VersaMark Ink Mboss: Vi ..read more
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Make a Happy Spring Card
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2w ago
By Ceil Pritchett Hello crafty friends, today I am sharing a spring card using a couple of blending techniques, one with Fabrico markers and one with the VersaMagic Dew Drops. I was so happy for spring to finally arrive. I live in the mountains and even though it is officially spring, sometimes we still get snow in April. Skill: Intermediate to Advanced Time: 45 minutes to an hour Directions: Step 1 Place a piece of white cardstock in the corner of a stamping platform and use Nocturne VersaFine Clair to add ink to the stamp. Step 2 Stamp the image on a post-it note or masking paper using Noc ..read more
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DIY Spring Bookmarks
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2w ago
By Helen Gullett Hello crafty friends! Today, I want to share with you how to make these Spring themed bookmarks, using Imagine Crafts products and simple crafting tools. These bookmarks are a great gift for book lovers, or donating to your local library, or even just for you to use personally. You can make a batch of them in a short time! Skill: Beginner Time: 15-30 minutes Directions: Step 1 I find that Canson Watercolor Paper 140lb is the best to make bookmarks. They are not only thick and sturdy, but also you can use any craft  techniques with this paper – either simply stamping, or ..read more
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Let’s Make a Pantone Peach Fuzz Colored Card
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3w ago
By Anna Escalada York In today’s blog post, I will show you how to incorporate sprays and markers to change or enhance the color of colored cardstock to help you stretch your supplies. Skill: Advanced Time: 2 hours Directions: Step 1: Color a piece of teal or green patterned paper with green markers–College Ivy Memento marker and Emerald Fabrico marker. Step 2: Die cut the colored patterned paper to form the leaves of the flower die cut. Optional step: Spray the colored patterned paper with Sparkle Shimmer Spray. Step 3: Spray a die cut panel of watercolor paper with Angel Pink and Cantalou ..read more
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Stamp Layering with VersaMagic Ink Pads
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3w ago
By Jessica Lin VersaMagic is one of my all time favorite ink pads. The pastel, muted tones create a nice range of colors, and some look great together for stamp layering. Today I’ll be sharing some ink combos I used for stamping the layered floral images from the All Things Fabulous set. Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 45 minutes Step 1 Stamp the flower images with VersaMagic Pink Petunia, Perfect Plumeria, and Eggplant ink pads. I start with stamping the base layer with the lightest shade (Pink Petunia in this case), and work towards the darker tones. When layering the stamps, I find that al ..read more
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Make A Fun Happy Bird-Day Card
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1M ago
By Kathi Rerek Let’s make a cheerfully bright and fun birthday card with a stamp, two stencils, and lots of ink! Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 1.5 hour Step 1: Use magnets to secure a  piece of white Bristol paper to the base of a stamping platform. Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the bird stamp from the “I’m Fine”  image twice — once onto the image panel and once onto repositionable sticker paper. Heat set the stamped image panel. Step 2: Fussy-cut the sticker paper version and place it onto the image panel as a mask. Step 3: Use low-tack tape to secure the Sunshine S ..read more
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