Cobwebs everywhere.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are learning how to make sparkly cobwebs. These are the kind you want to have around home. While I stamped some spiders I promise they won’t bite. Here is what we are creating.

For this card you will need:

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock
  • Gray Granite Card Stock
  • Basic Black Card Stock
  • Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder
  • Hallows Night Magic Cling Stamp Set
  • Gray Granite Ink Pad
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Silver Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • 1 1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Snips
  • Grid Paper
  • Stampin’ Scrub
  • Stampin’ Mist
  • Clear Blocks
  • Tear & Tape
  • Paper Trimmer

For complete instructions please see the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0uwzRi-Nbjk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Decorating ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today we are grabbing our ink pads and markers with a blank canvas of woven trim from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

We are grabbing the middle one in the picture above and stamping on it, coloring it, and more. In the photo below is the ribbon decorated.

The only technique I did not demonstrate is when you dip the ribbon in a container filled with water and ink to dye it.

From left to right…

  • a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker was used on the brush tip to create stripes
  • a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker was used on the thin tip to create polka dots
  • a Cajun Craze Ink Pad was pressed on to the ribbon to change the color completely
  • a Cajun Craze Ink Pad and the acorn from the Beautiful Autumn Cling Stamp set was used to stamp

Just because something comes as a white ribbon doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

First Day of Fall

It’s Technique Tuesday! I thought what better way to celebrate the first day of Fall or Autumn than with my favorite for the season…candy corn. Some of you might think falling leaves but just look at this cute card.

The technique I want you to take away from this is how to make those delicious candies. I used the Stitched Triangles Dies and was able to enjoy these fall treats without gaining one pound.

So remember not only to look at what you have upside down and backwards, but also look at what it can become if pulled apart.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When heavy metal takes center stage.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are allowing heavy metal to take center stage. Don’t get your ear plugs or run away, there is no noise involved.

For today’s project we are taking the Brushed Metallic Card Stock and letting it be front and center. You will notice that there are three different colors to these papers…bronze, copper, and gold. With these papers you can use any color card base you want but the mat is important. For me the deeper the color the more the foils stand out. If it is a lighter color mat then it tends to lighten the foils as well. With the bronze this is great but with the copper and gold it tends to wash them out a bit. So pay attention to what mats you are using to bring out the colors in your focus piece.

Here’s the list of what you will need to complete this card.

  • Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Blackberry Bliss Card Stock
  • All 3 of the Brushed Metallic Card Stock
  • Scrap piece of card stock for the base behind the Brushed Metallic Card Stock
  • Scrap of Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
  • Celebration Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Story Label Punch
  • Irridescent Pearls
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder
  • Snips

For a complete video on how to create this project please go to https://youtu.be/vWcp7o19zl4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When ribbon meets mummy.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

For today’s tip I will use the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

I don’t know about you but when I saw this ribbon I thought it should be a mummy wrap. So I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock in the shape of a body and head. I then proceeded to wrap the card stock loosely with the woven ribbon from this combo pack. The ribbon is secured with Mini Glue Dots and then finished with two googly eyes.

You could easily unravel the ribbon a bit to give a more ragged look or sponge some Crumb Cake Ink so it didn’t look quite so clean. Nevertheless, here’s how a piece of ribbon becomes a mummy.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Coordinating with color.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you been asked to create a card for someone and you think to yourself I don’t have any squirrel stamps. How can I create this card without any squirrel stamps?

Here is your answer. Maybe instead of a squirrel you focus on the color, the acorns, or the puffiness of the tail. So instead of a squirrel you create a card with some texture to create the poof of the tail. Then maybe you “drop” a few acorns on the bottom of the card to create an oops like they were dropped or misplaced. And maybe the words say “a close up of our friendship. Thank you for being there to help me capture what I have dropped.”

Or if you are doing for a certain group maybe there is a color that goes with their logo. For example if I didn’t have a Marine Corps stamp then maybe the card would be scarlet and gold.

Sometimes you have to think past the actual image and see what is related to it.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Turning a piece of blank card stock into a fiery blaze of autumn.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are doing magic today!

You are going to be able to create this card that goes from Very Vanilla Card Stock to this fiery blaze of falling leaves. This is not to be confused with the wildfires we have going right now.

For this card you will need a Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock card base, Early Espresso outer mat, Cajun Craze inner mat, and a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock for the center. You can glue down the outer and inner mat to the card base, but not the Very Vanilla piece for the center.

To create the masterpiece you will need the inks Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso. Sponge all the colors randomly except the Early Espresso. Then stamp the trees with Versamark Ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. After the powder cools sponge Early Espresso Ink over top heavily. Tip: Wipe off excess ink with a paper towel if wanted.

To finish the card place your matted sentiment and for the encore attach your embellishments from the Holiday Rhinestones.

For a full tutorial please go to the video at https://youtu.be/2BkfkHbn6hI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using glue to tie a bow.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Did you know that you could use our Multipurpose Glue to tie a bow? It’s not a real bow but more of a faux bow that looks like a fancy sailor’s knot.

So first you get a bottle of our Multipurpose Glue and tie a ribbon around it. And then you make a knot. Slip the ribbon off the bottle and then snip the ends to create a fancy knot or faux bow.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to get natural looking falling leaves for autumn.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are learning about how to get the look of falling leaves using the Beautiful Autumn Bundle.

First you will get a piece of scratch Whisper White Card Stock. Then you will stamp the acorn with Early Espresso Ink and the leaves with Soft Suede or Old Olive. Then grab a Blender Pen and color in the acorn and leaves respectively. The Blender Pen will “smear” the color perfectly.

But, I know you are asking me, wasn’t this supposed to be about placement? Weren’t we supposed to learn about where to position the leaves so they look like they are falling? Yes! We are getting there.

So after you color your accents then you will punch them out. Here is where we position them to look like they are falling.

You could look at a picture of falling leaves and try to place them just so. But, to me, here is the easier way. Drop them! Yes, drop them. Drop those leaves and acorns over your mat or card base. Wherever they land is where you grab a Glue Dot and place them. Now, obviously, if they landed upside down just turn them over. And there you have the easiest way to get a natural look for falling leaves…let them fall.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

It’s Sale Saturday and here is what is going on.

Do you have your copy of the new Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Holiday Catalog)? If not, please contact me! If you have a friend that wants their own please let me know.

Do you want the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine? Let me know if you are interested.

When you place your order for the new machine or to get started for the holidays (Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, or Christmas) please use this link, https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=F6NMXR7T which will be valid through Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂