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Be Inspired With A Creative Design For Valentines Day


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by Martha Lucia Gomez

Be Inspired With A Creative Design For Valentines Day

Hello friends! It’s a New Year and our next big cardmaking holiday is right around the corner. Today, I want to share a special Valentine’s card with a sentiment that expresses “You make my Heart Happy!” On this project you will see a few advantages of the new Craft Mat of Imagine.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

I am falling in love with the new craft mat, the grey color and the grid are perfect to work on any side and use it with your different mediums or inks. To create this card, I used Ruby Red Delicata Ink for the background texture and VersaFine Crimson Red to stamp the images. I took a piece of watercolor paper and over the mat I applied some touches of Delicata Ruby Red Ink and sprayed with Ink Potion No. 9, then I put the…

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Learn How To Color Glass For A Valentines Gift


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by Iris Rodriguez

The idea of sending a message in a bottle has been around since 310 B.C. The Greek philosopher Theophrastus used to plop sealed bottles in the sea to prove that the Mediterranean was formed by the inflowing Atlantic. In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I of England believed that some bottles might contain secret messages sent home by British spies or fleet. As a result, she appointed an “Uncorker of Ocean Bottles”; making it a capital crime for anyone else to open one.

Today the idea of message in a bottle is more of fun romantic notion, thanks to literature and Hollywood movies. Show some love with this heart shaped glass bottle containing a custom stamped message, on a ribbon, using StazOn ink. Embellish the bottle with StazOn Studio Glaze and other adornments.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 Hour

Directions


Step 1

Begin by selecting a heart…

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How to Use Many Types of Ink on Yupo Paper


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by Roni Johnson

Completed love art piece on Yupo paper made with many types of Tsukineko inks.

Yupo is a polypropylene medium that can take all sorts of abuse and still come out looking great. Today I wanted to show you how easy it is to use with StazOn, Memento and VersaFine Clair inks with a couple of other mediums thrown in for fun. Today’s technique is only one of many different ways to use inks on Yupo paper. Experiment, have fun and if you don’t like it simply wipe it off and start over! This is a truly forgiving medium to work with.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 45minutes – 1-hour +dry time

Directions

Step 1

Use a paint brush to paint a layer of rubbing alcohol onto the craft mat.

Step 2

Add one drop of St. Valentine StazOn ink to the rubbing alcohol and slightly blend.

Step 3

Press a piece of Yupo paper into the ink mixture and lift. Repeat…

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Create an Ombre Background Using VersaFine Clair and Vellum Flowers


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by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Create an Ombre Background Using VersaFine Clair and Vellum Flowers

For today’s card, I heat embossed few flower images with white embossing powder on vellum. I used my sharp pair of scissors to cut them. To create the background I have used Versafine Clair inks which are very highly pigmented and also blend beautifully with each other. I used a jumbo dauber to add the colors. The sunset ombre looks so beautiful and then arranged the flowers on the card. To finish the card I added few splatters of the shimmer spray and a sentiment.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

• VersaFine Clair – Red Tulip, Summer Time, Cheerful
• Embossing Powder – White
• VersaMark
• Jumbo Sponge Dauber
• On Point Glue
• Sheer Shimmer Spray – Sparkle

Other

• Cardstock – White, Vellum
• Powder Tool
• Heat gun
• Misti
• Scissors
• Stamp – sentiment, flowers

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See How to Use Acrylic Paint and Embroidery on a Birthday Card


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by Elina Stromberg

See How to Use Acrylic Paint and Embroidery on a Birthday Card with Memento Inkpad and Craft Paints

Whenever you want to create interesting, bit grungy textures on a card background, I suggest you use acrylic paints for stamping! For this technique, you can use any pattern stamp you have in your stash and choose any colors to match to your main images. 

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours + drying time

Directions


Step 1

In this technique your Imagine craft mat will become handy: First, you use it as your palette for mixing the paints. Then you brayer the paint to a thin layer, add a hint of water should the paint be too heavy and then use the mat as your stamping pad. Simple and easy! The only thing to remember is to clean your stamp right after stamping. If the paint dries on your stamp it will be very difficult to remove. However, cleaning your craft mat you can do later…

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See How to Create a Mixed Media background with Self-Made Washi Tape


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by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Create a Mixed Media background with Self-Made Washi Tape

Create a Valentines’ day card with a mixed media feel and matching washi tape that you make yourself in a few easy steps using your Imagine Craft Mat. Add interest with inks and textures layered to create interest.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Spray a piece of white cardstock with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lady Bug and leave to dry.


Step 2

Use the direct-to-paper method and ink the remainder of the pane using Lady Bug and Lilac Posies Memento DewDrop inkpads.


Step 3

Use sponge daubers with ink to create a bokeh effect to the background. First, add red inked circles using Memento Luxe in Love Letter and then add white Brilliance circles over the top and slightly off-set for a fun effect.


Step 4

To create your own matching washi tape, adhere a strip of masking tape to your…

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Learn How to Create a Layered Valentine’s Card with Cute Frame


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by Kassy Tousignant

I just love using Imagine products with different finishes and textures together in a mixed media card.  The background of this Valentine card has shimmer from the Fireworks spray, dimension from the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, and shine like no other from the Goosebumps spray!  Also, All Purpose Ink is fantastic for use on resin or clay shapes.  You can paint or spray it on for really great coverage.  The sparkle and shine from the embossing powder really makes the paper frame stand out!

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gesso
  • Foam tape
  • Heavy body gel
  • Cardstock – kraft, pre-printed sentiments or white
  • Prima Marketing – flowers, paper, embellishments
  • Resin heart shape

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Create Colorful Pop-up Butterflies in a Card


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by Jessica Lin

Handmade cards featuring colorful butterflies stamped in multiple layers with Tsukineko inks.

Tsukineko inks are perfect for stamp layering! In today’s video, I’m sharing how you can layer VersaMagic and VersaFine Clair inks to create these simple yet gorgeous butterflies, and adhere them together to make a string of pop-up surprise.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, aqua, dark blue or color of choice
  • Stampin’ Up – Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies
  • Die cut machine

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Create a Valentines with Emboss Resist Using Goosebumps Spray


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by Lindsay Adreon

Create a Valentines with Emboss Resist Using Goosebumps Spray and VersaFine Clair

I am a clean and simple cardmaker who likes to focus on techniques, so the GooseBumps spray is PERFECT for my style of cardmaking! Using the spray and Versafine Clair inks together is a fast and easy way to create a fun and vibrant background for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday! (Plus I added a little sparkle, because who can resist that??)

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine 
Other
  • Craftin Desert Divas –  Nested Hearts & Flag Banner Dies
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Candy Hearts Stamp Set
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Fun Foam
  • White Cardstock
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Alcohol (For Clean Up)

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Create A Song Bird Theme Card For Valentines Day


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by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create A Song Bird Theme Card For Valentines Day

Using Imagine’ s Craft Mat, I made a mirror image of the stamp as I wanted to create a background with a repetitive pattern on it. Having a stamp design with one only way to stamp, the Craft Mat kept the VersaFine Clair ink long enough to place the cardstock and capture the stamped image at the reverse direction. The same technique can be used on various materials such as fabric and wood. It could also work well on transparent sheets when you need both side stamped image.

Skill: beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Mark on the craft mat an outline of the cardstock size with a pencil to use a guideline to align your stamps. For this project, a 4 x 6 cardstock cutting is used.


Step 2

Stamp the birds on the Craft Mat using the Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad…

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My 2019 Vision Board, Here’s How You Can Make One Too


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Happy 2019 guys!!!

Hope this year brings you a lot of joy.

I know I am two weeks late. I decided to take a breather after the blogmas last year.

So here I am feeling very positive and happy, sharing my first post of 2019 with you.

Every new year begins with resolutions, some followed and some broken. This year I came across the concept of the vision board.

I asked on my instagram if anyone knew what a vision board is and the results were surprising.

Here’s the result from my instagram poll.

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What is a vision board?

Vision board is a means of visualising your future, it is a representation of how your dream life would look like. It is also a great Law Of Attraction manifestation tool. To simplify, it is a board where you stick pictures which reflect your life goals, some people like to call…

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Facing 2019 with a Sense of Purpose


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“I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that purpose, and move forward with love and compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.“
― Ellen DeGeneres
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This year I choose to be the mountain, not the grain of sand

I don’t know about you, but with the new year, my email was bombarded with suggestions about how to gain clarity this year and what to do to ‘unclutter’ and find peace. So as I meditated on what I want to focus on for 2019, what became clear for me was that it wasn’t how to unclutter or which new app I could buy to find peace, but instead I wanted to hone in on my purpose for this year. That sounds grandiose and overwhelming as I write it, but with so much ‘stuff’ out there, so much…

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