Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Imagine That glossy paper techniques

You are in for a real treat today, its double the techniques!!!  Here on the Imagine that series I have a quick video for you showing you a new and amazing way to use your Cricut imagine.Plus a few tips tricks, and a pitfall to avoid! Lets start with glossy paper.If you are not familiar with this type of paper, it's basically a cardstock that is coated with a thick glossy surface, its very shiny and quite printable. I will tell you that once the ink "soaks" into the surface of the paper it does appear lighter than the original color. So keep that in mind when choosing your colors or patterns from your imagine art cartridges.

A fun and totally cool trick is to add a rub on over your printed image. This heart is cute on its own, but with an added rub on sentiment it is a one of a kind embellishment. This little technique can totally change the look of any project! I dare say I will keep this little trick up my sleeve for future reference! 

Say it your way! By popping my letters up and adding a stamped sentiment over the "L" I can create my own custom series of words. The Country Carnival has Two distinct alphabets and each one is customizable, so as the saying goes "have it your way" :) Now a word to the wise....we all make mistakes and I seem to take that to an artform sometimes, I had a brand new yummy sticky Imagine mat and pressed a sheet of cardstock to it....and left it istting on the mat for two days.....Ummm this was not a good plan folks, it stuck and pretty much ruined my mat. So if you have a new super sticky mat,{love these mats} its probably best to pull the paper back off as soon as you are done! :)

A quick video for you,
check out this fantastic technique that will open up even more ways to love your Imagine cuts!!! Here is my disclaimer.....I so stink at editing video, I will get better, but for now you will have to overlook the less than professional video quality and focus on being entertained {or educated} ...maybe a little of both!


I hope you enjoyed todays Country Carnival Project, and If you are excited to see what else you can create with this Imagine cartridge Visit Cindy Royal for a great Project and a totally cool idea!!!

9 comments:

Jamie said...

This is an awesome technique!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lilygirl said...

Wonderful Video!! I will try this!! Thank you Shantaie!!

ScrappyMama said...

WOW! That was pretty cool! I gotta tell you that I didn't think it would work because the ink is already dry when our image comes out of the Imagine machine, but, it did work & it worked beautifully!! It's probably obvious that I haven't tried the embossing resist technique (yet!) but I will definitely be giving it a try...soon!!! Thanks for doing these segments featuring the Imagine & for this video...I was both educated AND entertained ;)

JennyKozar said...

OOOHHHH - love it. I really have to get using my Imagine more!

Mary said...

This is beyond cool! Thanks so much for sharing. Off to try this now, lol.

Bev Coffaro said...

awesome i just love this technique.

Kris said...

I don't have the Imagine but that is an awesome technique! Thanks for sharing it!

Kris in Alaska
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BethanyR said...

Beautiful Card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

That is so awesome.. I loved your video. THanks for sharing.