While trying out my new VersaFine Clair inks I was stamping them onto scrap cardstock that already had a few things on it, including some Delicata ink. That’s when I noticed something very interesting: the Delicata seemed to be resisting being covered up by the VersaFine Clair ink! Wanting to be very sure what was happening, I tried it on purpose and found that yes, indeed, Delicata ink acts as a natural resist when VersaFine Clair is stamped on top of it. This is a great technique for layering background and foreground images or adding a subtle all-over pattern to different stamps, giving your finished project a nice, cohesive look. And it’s just plain cool!
Time: 10 minutes
- Cardstock – White
- Joy Clair – Wood Background stamp
- Studio Calico – Fall Foliage stamp set
- Acrylic Blocks
- Fiskars – Paper Trimmer, Hole punch
- Coffee Filter
- Heat Tool
- Assorted Ribbon
- Wooden Button
Other Color Combinations
- Delicata Celestial Copper and Bronze Burst with VersaFine Clair Fantasia and Tuxedo Black Memento Marker
- Delicata White Shimmer with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink, Verdant, and Pinecone plus Clear Embossing Powder
- Delicata Champagne with VersaFine Clair Blue Belle and Nocturne plus Clear Embossing Powder
- Delicata Rose Gold with VersaFine Clair Green Oasis plus Tuxedo Black Memento Marker
A fun background idea for your cards is creating a fading technique using VersaFine Clair Inks and some Ink Potion No. 9 with a stencil. This is a super easy technique that will make people ask, “How did you do that?”
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I created the fading effect on my card.
Time: 15 min.
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If you are looking for a fun new crafting technique then try using Shimmer Craft Spray instead of water to dilute your dye inks. This will create a watercolor background with a ton of beautiful shimmer! After dry, stamp on the background with your favorite VersaFine Clair ink for a finished look.
- Whimsy Stamp Set – Love Has Four Paws
- Paper Cutter
- Cardstock – Kraft, White
- Stamping Block
- Heat Tool
When you have an ink that holds its image strength as well as VersaFine Clair does, creating a card with multiple shades and tones is incredibly easy. By using third generation stamping for the background, the full-strength VersaFine Clair stands out beautifully while, of course, blending seamlessly. I used the same technique with the hearts of first and second generation stamping to let the primary image shine through while letting the smaller hearts be accents. I’ve found that I can get a full five generations of images from a single inking of VersaFine Clair so there’s plenty of tones to choose from.
- Cardstock – white, black, beige
- Burlap paper
- Cas-ual Fridays Stamps – In the Cards stamp set
- Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
- Coffee Filter
- Assorted Trim
- Plastic Button
- Faux Wax Seal
- Helmar – Quick Dry 450
VersaFine Clair ink never disappoints! In this tutorial, I stamp an adorable bear from Concord & 9th with Acorn and Nocturne ink and use VersaMagic and Brilliance ink to create a lovely watercolor effect. The VersaFine Clair ink doesn’t run or smudge at all! This new ink is so versatile. I used the sentiment stamp “hugs” to create a fun tone on tone background for the sweet Bear Hugs Valentines card.
- Concord & 9th – Hugs stamp set
- Cardstock – red, white
- My Minds Eye enamel dots
- Washi tape
- Pop dots
Adding a new element to a card creates lots of texture and interest. Today, let’s add fabric to a Valentine’s day card and stamp with Versafine Clair, the new ink from Tsukineko. It creates a gorgeous crisp images even on fabric. If you are the type of person who likes to color in their stamped images then you are going to love the techniques I share with the Fabrico markers.
- Whimsy Stamp Set – Cupid in Training, Bold Statements stamps
- Lawn Fawn – Bugs and Kisses Stamp set
- Cardstock – pink shimmer, white
- Canvas fabric
- Circle die
- Die cut machine