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


Stamping On Acetate With StazOn

by Nadine Carlier

Wedding Card by Nadine Carlier IC

Have you ever tried to stamp onto plastic or acetate? Normally it takes close to never to dry and if you do finally get it to dry it will still smear ruining what you just stamped. Not if you use StazOn ink! I used a background stamp with some Cotton White Opaque StazOn Ink to create this pretty wedding card.

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my card and how amazing StazOn works on acetate. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min.



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Make A Fun Flamingo Card for Any Occasion

by Jowilna Nolte

Make A Fun Flamingo Card for Any Occasion

I love using odd or found objects to create texture and patterns on cards or scrapbook pages. It is a great opportunity to see something in your home in a new light–as a potential texture! Today, I am creating a beautiful background effect using a cake molding matt (usually used for food) to stamp onto this background. The background is a great compliment to this super fun flamingo stamp from Carabelle Studio. I really like how this card came together! Keep scrolling to find out how I did it.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

Use VersaFine Clair Glamorous and ink the cake matt on the corner. Ink in an uneven manner around the edge only.

Step 2

Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock the size of your card front. Place the cardstock face down on the matt and apply some pressure.

Step 3

Carefully lift the cardstock. Ink the matt again and rotate the cardstock piece and stamp repeatedly around the left and bottom edge. Be sure to thoroughly wash the found object if possible. Since this is a food based object, I will need to clean all the ink off before using it again with food.

Step 4

Use a jumbo dauber and apply VersaFine Clair Charming Pink. Blend the ink around the outside edge only. Use VersaMagic Pink Petunia and blend towards the inside edge of the cardstock piece.

Stamp a Flamingo image in the open area of your card. Carabelle Studio Feet in the Water stamp
Step 5

Stamp a flamingo image in the open area of your card. Use watercolor paint to color to the neck and body of the Flamingo. Add a layer of dimensional glaze and leave to dry. Add finishing touches like a brad, “Just For You” sentiment, and diamanté. And mount the card panel to a card base.



  • Cardstock – White
  • Cake Molding Matt or found object with patterned surface
  • Carabelle Studio –  Feet in the Water (flamingo) stamp
  • Brad
  • Diamante
  • Kaisercraft – “Just for You” sentiment

Product Release: VersaFine Clair Inkpads

The best stamping ink on the market just expanded with a brand new line of inkpads! Tsukineko’s VersaFine Clair is a quick drying pigment ink that provides impeccable solid surface-area coverage as well as capturing fine details on stamps. VersaFine Clair’s innovative formulation provides the perfect image to use with watercolor paints or water-based markers.

Watch a video on VersaFine Clair’s features


24 New VersaFine Clair Colors Include

Cheerful 901, Paradise 602, Charming Pink 801, Warm Breeze 603, Purple Delight 101, Summertime 701, Tulip Red 702, Fantasia 102, Green Oasis 501, Glamorous 201, Verdant 502, Blue Belle 601, Golden Meadow 951, Rain Forest 551, Chianti 151, Fallen Leaves 451, Monarch 152, Shady Lane 552, Pinecone 452, Nocturne 351, Medieval Blue 651, Acorn 453, Twilight 652, Morning Mist 352 

Cheerful 901, Paradise 602, Charming Pink 801, Warm Breeze 603, Purple Delight 101, Summertime 701, Tulip Red 702, Fantasia 102, Green Oasis 501, Glamorous 201, Verdant 502, Blue Belle 601, Golden Meadow 951, Rain Forest 551, Chianti 151, Fallen Leaves 451, Monarch 152, Shady Lane 552, Pinecone 452, Nocturne 351, Medieval Blue 651, Acorn 453, Twilight 652, Morning Mist 352

VersaFine Clair Ink

  • The best ink for fine detailed stamps
  • Embossable for several minutes—perfect for layered stamping
  • New air tight, ergonomic case keeps the pad inky
  • Great for solid block print style stamping

Handmade card made with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, Waffle Flower stamps and colorful DCWV cardstock.

VersaFine Clair Nocturne is a stellar black ink for outline, fine-line and block print stamping alike! We are so excited to see how this ink is used in everyone’s papercrafting projects! Stay tuned to the Imagine Blog for projects from our Artists in Residence and please tag any work you post with #versafineclair. We love to see how you use our ink!

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Happy inking!

Free Download —  VersaFine Clair color chart


Imagine Tips: See How to Fix Stamping Mistakes

by Melissa Andrew

Imagine Tips: See How to Fix Stamping Mistakes

Ever have mistakes in your stamping and you can’t figure out how to fix them?! Try Fantastix to ink over your stamping mistakes. Simply set the Fantastix on the inkpad you used to stamp, and lightly color in your mistakes.



  • Whimsy Stamps – Penguin’s Winter Adventure stamp set, Whimsy Wonderland Word die Set
  • Doodlebug Designs Milk and Cookies paper
  • Cardstock – pink, white
  • Chipboard Snowflakes

See What our Artists Carved Up in December

The Carve December art challenge on Instagram hosted by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is winding down and Imagine staff and artists are delighted to have had the opportunity to participate. If you are not familiar with this then head over to Instagram and check out the following hashtags– #carvedecember and #carvedecember2017 

Here are some of our submissions

My Dog Graber by Roni Johnson @inkstanedroni

Owl on a Branch by Roni Johnson @inkstanedroni

Party Banner by Renee Zarate @rzee2015

“Art” stamp by Renee Zarate @rzee2015

Stamping on Fabric by Amanda Harryman @imaginecrafts_

Swallow Bird Stamp by Amanda Harryman @imaginecrafts_

Leaf Stamp on Fabric by Marcie McCabe @marciemccabe

Game of Thrones Dragon, House of Baratheon, and Little Finger Sparrow stamps by Taylor Poole @imaginecrafts_