Create a Leather Effect on a Gift Tag using GooseBumps Texture Spray

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

I wanted to create leather texture effect which can be used on gift tags. I sprayed Imagine’s Walnut inks on paper tags and allowed them to dry completely. Next, I added Goosebumps Texture Spray to create the randomness and variety in texture and color. Then I added more intense color sprays and crumbled the tags. This gave a cool leather-like texture and I finished the tags by adding a gold heat embossed flower and sentiment.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time


  • Heat gun
  • Altenew – Stamp set
  • Somerset cardstock
  • Misti Stamp Tool
  • Double-sided foam adhesive


Learn How to Design a “Dream Forever” Mixed Media Page

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Design a "Dream Forever" Mixed Media Page

Owls are mysterious nocturnal birds and to honor their unique characters I decided to make a scrapbook or art layout using a combination of colors and techniques. Combining different kinds of inks, I colored a background in deep purple shades. Walnut Ink lowers the intense hue of Fireworks in Lilac Posies on the background.

The owl almost appears to glow as it is embossed on a piece of tracing paper that has Memento Grape Jelly colored on its back side. To further contrast the design, a piece of Sheet Metal is used to enhance the owl and adds shine and detail. I love this design and feel it can be used in so many different ways. Make a card, a scrapbook page or adjusted to make a cover on a book.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Spray the A4 watercolor page with Ink Potion No 9, Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lilac Posies and Walnut Ink in Lilac, in this order, from about 8-inch distance. Two sprays of the color inks are enough. Let them dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process.

Step 2

On a 3 ¼ x 5 ½ inch tracing paper stamp with the owl design with the VersaMark, cover with Imagine’s White Embossing Powder and heat set.

Step 3

Turn the tracing paper at the back and using a sponge dauber cover the owl design with the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad. Let it dry and repeat for a deeper color.

Step 4

Use a sponge dauber to cover the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape with the StazOn Royal Purple. Let Dry.

Step 5

Press the SHEET metal diamond shape on the rubber owl stamp that is covered with VersaMark. Cover with the Imagine’s White Embossing Powder and heat set.

Step 6

Color the chipboard words with a sponge dauber and the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad.

Step 7

Stamp the A4 watercolor page with the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad and the numbers stamp.

Step 8

Cut a 6 x 1-inch tracing paper stripe and a 5-inch long chevron ribbon. Use the On Point Glue to set them in the center of the page and continue with the owl embossed design.

Step 9

Cut 5 – 6 inch long pieces of jewelry wire, twist together and curve them.

Step 10

Use the hot glue gun to set the feathers, the wires, and the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape on the owl design.

Step 11

Glue the chipboard words and add rhinestones.

Step 12

Make small dots to embellish further and add texture with the irRESISTIble Pico Embellisher in Sweet Plum. Trim to desired size.

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  • Feathers
  • Stamperia – Owl stamp
  • Studio Light – Instructional Numbers stamp
  • A4 watercolor page
  • Jewelry wire
  • Chevron ribbon
  • Tracing paper
  • Rhinestones
  • Decorative chipboard words
  • Heat gun
  • Hot glue gun

Express Love and Happiness in this Wedding Congrats Card

by Steph Ackerman

With the onset of spring, thoughts can turn towards weddings. When creating a wedding card, I love to incorporate the colors in the wedding party. Pairing the bold look of VersaFine Clair Inks with the soft shimmery look of Delicata Inks creates a bold and dramatic statement.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 Hour


Step 1

Cut white cardstock to fit an embossing folder and run the paper and folder through a die cut machine. Mask off the top of the panel and apply Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink across the bottom half of the embossed by skimming the inkpad over the papers surface.

Step 2

Mask the bottom of the panel and apply Fantasia VersaFine Clair Ink to the top half of the embossed panel.

Step 3

Mat embossed panel with purple cardstock. Wrap with white twine. Mat with silver cardstock.

Step 4

Stamp phrase with Fantasia VersaFine Clair and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Using oval nesting dies, eie cut and ink the edges with Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink. Mat with a larger die cut in purple and add to card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Step 5

Adhere the panel to a purple card with foam adhesives. Use On Point Glue to adhere half pearls to some of the flowers on the embossed panel.


  • Cardstock – purple, silver, white
  • Embossing Folder
  • Joy Clair – Stamp
  • Spellbinders – Nesting Oval Dies
  • Die cut machine
  • Whisker Graphics – Twine
  • Pearls

Create a Beautiful “Mr & Mrs” Congratulations Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Create a Beautiful "Mr & Mrs" Congratulations Card

Stenciling with color and texture always makes for a stunning project. This concept is perfect for wedding cards as it keeps the look elegant and still unique. Make something special for the happy couple with just one design element and two different products: Memento and Creative Medium. Take a look at how to do it!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time


Step 1

Secure the stencil over cardstock and using a jumbo dauber apply the Memento ink in circular motions. Try to create an ombre effect or gradient of color. Leave the stencil and paper where it is for step 2.

Step 2

Now apply Creative Medium Clear over the inked area. Not only will it add texture, but you will notice how it will intensify the color when it is dry. When you finish this step, remove the stencil immediately and wash with warm water. Let this dry completely before finalizing the card.

Step 3

On a piece of vellum stamp the wedding sentiment or image using VersaMark and White Embossing Powder. I used two images included in the stamp set Wedding Wishes by Joy Clair. Then I cut the stamped image with one Nesting Oval Infinity Die from Hero Arts and colored some details of it using colored pencils that match the Tangelo Memento ink.

Step 4

To finalize the card, paste the stamped oval using double-sided foam tape. To avoid seeing it through the vellum I put the foam under the embossed area. I also complimented the design with a Congratulations die cut word that I adhered using On Point Glue.


  • Cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Kite – Moroccan Lattice Stencil
  • My Sweet Petunia – MISTI
  • Heat tool
  • Hero Arts – Nesting Oval Infinity Die
  • Joy Clair – Wedding Wishes Stamp Set
  • Congratulations Die Cut
  • Double sided foam tape or Dimensionals
  • Prismacolor – Colored pencils

See How to Make Great Wedding Crafts for a Beautiful DIY Wedding

We are wrapping up a week of Wedding Craft inspiration and thought we would do a little recap. Please pin this page as a reference or share on facebook. We encourage you to pull from these design ideas and mix and match them to create what you need. For example, Kyriakos table decor almost matches Kassy’s banner perfect. With a little tweaking on each design, you could easily create a full array of decor for a wedding.


Create a Matching Wedding Set – the Invitation, Favor Box & Placecards by Roni Johnson.

As always, Roni outdid herself by creating three dynamic matching papercraft projects featuring a free download for a favor box. Using the Imagine’s Color of the Month (and Pantone’s color of the year) Ultraviolet as inspiration for the color scheme.

A Simple, Elegant and Inexpensive Wedding Table Setting by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Kyriakos has a knack for jewelry and table decor. He certainly shows off this knowledge in this post where he creates a pull tab card, napkin ring, cutlery placeholder and wine glass placeholder for a lovely DIY shabby chic style. One super fun element we love in this design is the doily stamp. Yes.. that is a stamp not as an actual paper doily.

How to Make Wedding Flowers from Coffee Filters by Jennifer Vanderbeek

We are so impressed with how these paper flowers turned out! Since Jennifer is one of our video artists, you will have the luxury of seeing for yourself how these are handcrafted. Take a minute to watch this YouTube video to see how she designed these bouquets.

Create An Elegant “Always & Forever” Wedding Sign by Steph Ackerman

We like the rich purple flowers that literally pop off this banner style sign. See how Steph used Creative Medium in Iridescent Purple to match flowers to “Always & Forever” text.

Use a Cute Lovebirds Theme in Wedding Decor by Elina Stromberg

We appreciate this lovebird design as a theme for a wedding. Elina goes through a couple different color schemes and design ideas to show off how to use one stamp in a variety of ways.

Learn How to Make a Shabby Chic Wedding Banner by Kassy Tousignant

And if you have not watched this video yet then please do! Kassy goes through all the steps of creating this Shabby Chic Mr. & Mrs. Banner.

Learn How to Make a Shabby Chic Wedding Banner

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How to Make a Shabby Chic Wedding Banner by Kassy Tousignant. VersaMark Embossing Powder - Black Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray - Desert Sand, Grape Jelly, London Fog

Shabby chic wedding decor is very hot right now! Today I used kraft banner pendants with doilies and gorgeous flowers to create a beautiful wedding banner. My favorite part is the delicate rosebuds created with Creative Medium in Iridescent Purple. Against the kraft paper, it pops just enough to create a wonderful background. It has a gorgeous finish that is delicate enough for wedding decor, yet bold enough to catch your attention. This banner would be a lovely decoration on the front of the wedding party table, near the gift table, or where ever a bride might find it is needed!


  • 3-in-1 glue
  • American Crafts – Thickers alphabet stickers, kraft banner pendants
  • 49 and Market – flowers
  • Tim Holtz – Rose stencil
  • Decorative border sticker
  • Purple organza ribbon
  • White paper doilies
  • Glue gun