Halloween in May? Why Not!

Delicata Goes Spooky

by Alison Heikkila


When I first heard that Imagine was going to have a new black Delicata ink, I couldn’t have been more excited. I love anything that shimmers—and I love black. What can I say? Goth girl right here! My style tends to go toward the creepy end of things, so I decided to showcase the new Black Shimmer in that way.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + drying time



Step 1

Tape the stencil to cream colored cardstock. Using the Picasso Shield, block off part of the ball, where the claws would be. Ink up a stencil brush by rotating it gently on Black Shimmer Delicata. Use the same circular motion to apply the ink to the stencil.


Step 2

Once you finish inking the crow (I gave it 2 coats), use Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata ink in the same way to ink up the weather vane and the ball that the raven is standing on. I used a smaller stencil brush for this part. Flip your Picasso Shield so that you don’t ink on to it’s claws. Wipe down your stencil brush again and apply just a little Celestial Copper Delictata ink to some areas of the weather vane.


Step 3

After the ink dried (which happens pretty quickly), I tore the edges around my raven and inked them with Desert Sand Memento Ink. Next, I sprayed the piece with Original GooseBumps and left this piece off to the side to dry while I worked on my other pieces.


Step 4

Cut a piece of black cardstock to fit the card base. Rub the cardstock with Black Shimmer, and then with Celestial Copper. I didn’t go too heavy with either color, and I kept it very random.


Step 5

Run this piece thru a machine in the Gridiron embossing folder. Rub Delicata Silvery Shimmer onto the raised areas.


Step 6

Spritz the embossed piece with Tuxedo Black irRESISTables spray and Original GooseBumps. Let dry.

Step 7

On the card base, rub Emboss ink on one side, then sprinkle Aged Black Embossing Enamel on. Do not shake off. The Emboss ink won’t hold the chunkier pieces of the mix. The ink is applied just to give some “stick” to the smaller bits. Heat from underneath. Continue to the next side, and repeat until all 4 sides have been embossed.


Step 8

Attach all of your layers together. I added a sentiment from a scrap piece of Halloween cardstock that I had. I love all of the texture and shine from the various inks, sprays, and enamel that are used. Once everything was glued down, I drew some “stitches” with Tuxedo Black irRESISTables Pico Embellisher.

Alison Heikkila's spooky Delicata card photographed with miniature collectables from The Crow.

Since my favorite movie is The Crow, I decided to photograph it by some (just some!) of my memorabilia.




  • Stampendous! – Raven Dreamweaver Stencil, Picasso Shield, Aged Black Embossing Enamel, Stencil Brushes
  • Spellbinders – Seth Apter Gridiron Em-bossing Fold’er
  • Sentiment – DCWV
  • Card base
  • Cream cardstock
  • Adhesive

Coloring a Bright Future

Back to School

by Alison Heikkila


The reveal of the full project from the initial announcement! Alison’s creative spell turned out great in this “back to school” scrapbook layout! Alison used seven Imagine products in this layout. Can you guess which ones they are?

(HINT: I’m sure if you click over to her blog she will tell you!)


I wonder what the BoBunny team has in store for us today!


GooseBump Effects

Let It Rain Card

by Nadine Carlier

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Artist in Residence Nadine shares how to use GooseBumps Texture Spray to create a cool effect on your projects.

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time To Create: 30 minutes

Supplies Used

     Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:


  • Stampendous Stamps – Changito Slicker, Let It Rain!
  • Copic Markers
  • Cardstock (White, Yellow, Kraft), Vellum, Ribbon



Merry Christmas

By Sylvia




















  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Goosebumps Shimmer, Brilliance: Galaxy Gold, Rocket Red; Vertigo Pebbles
  • CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: sentiment stamp
  • My Favorite Things: star die
  • Spellbinders: Grand Calibur machine
  • Miscellaneous: cardstock (white, kraft), white pearls, white gel pen, mini glue dots, dimensional foam pads, paper piercing tool



1. Stamp sentiment with Brilliance Rocket Red onto 5 ¼” x ¾” strip of white cardstock and cut strip into a banner shape.


2. Spray Goosebumps Shimmer over 4” x 5 ¼” rectangle of kraft cardstock. Hold the bottle approx. 5-6 inches away from cardstock to create a good amount of texture.


3. After the texture spray dried thoroughly, die cut a large star from the kraft cardstock rectangle.


4. Using Brilliance Galaxy Gold, wipe over the textured and die cut kraft cardstock rectangle.


5. Die cut a small star from 2” x 2” plain kraft cardstock and color it by wiping Brilliance Rocket Red over the star until it is completely covered.


6. Dab some Brilliance Galaxy Gold onto a piece of scrap paper or the Imagine Crafts Craft mat, then use your fingertips to apply a very light coat of the golden ink to the star.


7. Cut a 4“x4“ square from Vertigo Pebbles sheet and glue it to the back side of the textured kraft cardstock rectangle using glue dots. The cut out star is now completely covered with the Vertigo film.

Picture below shows the front side after adhering the Vertigo film to the back.


8. Create faux stitching all around the front of the kraft cardstock panel using a paper piercing tool and a white gel pen.

9. Adhere white sentiment banner (from step 1) and the small red die cut star (from steps 5+6) to the kraft panel using dimensional foam pads (refer to picture for placement).

10. Attach the kraft panel to the white card base using dimensional foam pads.

11. Embellish card with white pearls.


Hard to “Resist”

by Maureen

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2013_08_111First – lay the stencil on the paper and spray with Goosebumps™, let dry completely

2013_08_11Using the Jumbo Dauber, add color to the cardstock in any combination. Once dry wipe with a slightly damp paper towel and it will pick up the ink from the Goosebumps™ revealing your design.

Hey Resist TechniqueUsing the die cut letter plates — lay the paper on the machine while being careful to cut the letters going the right direction…

Eat Cake CollageHere are a few other versions.  It can be hard to resist!