When a fraction becomes a whole.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am only using part of a stamp to illustrate how to create a partial background and a simple card. Take a sponge, another stamp, or a sponge dauber to ink the background stamp. Then stamp away.

To watch how this card is created please go to https://youtu.be/EjryTqRhhLs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stick it backwards.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever tried to glue a card together and ended up getting fingerprints all over it. Instead turn the card over so the glued part is face down. Take a silicone mat and place over the back of the card. Now gently press and rub to get best adhesion. You will not have any fingerprints on your card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Portions of a whole.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Did you earn the Lovely Lattice Stamp Set and don’t know what to do with it? Well, use a portion of that huge stamp and not the whole thing. You can also use it as the main focal point, emboss it, stamp it, color it, etc. In this case I only used about a third of the stamp.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Shamrock Card

It’s Tutorial Thursday! As it is almost St. Paddy’s Day I figured a shamrock card would be appropriate. It also breathes new life into those heart dies you bought for Valentine’s Day. Hint, hint.

For complete instructions and a great video please go to https://youtu.be/U28cQmRlW6E.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When all else fails get a hammer.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you remember when eyelets were all the rage? Do you remember the toolkit with the little hammer and eyelet setter with punch? Well, today my heat was starting to get fixed (yes, that broke too) and I was asked if I had a small hammer.

I presented my eyelet setter hammer as more of a joke. When he said “perfect” I snickered a bit. It was used to see if a jammed valve would open. While it didn’t budge I was a little tickled that my little hammer had been used on the roof for a stubborn valve.

You never know when or where your crafty tools will get put to use.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Hearts are for clovers.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Did you know that the Be Mine Stamps and Dies can be used to create clovers for St. Paddy’s Day? Hearts can easily be turned around to create a clover. Stay tuned tomorrow night at 7 pm on Facebook Live as I create a shamrock card for this special day.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a floating card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am going to show you how to create a floating card. Yes, floating. Since there are only four glue dots that you can see from the back it gives the appearance that the mats and sentiment are floating.

Here’s the link to the video…https://youtu.be/4w5_b_PsBsc.

Enjoy! Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Thicker is better for puzzle pieces.

It’s Technique Tuesday! When you are cutting out the puzzle dies the thick card stock tends to work a little better. It allows for the pieces to actually fit together and not just lay next to each other. If you are trying to color the pieces then you will want the white instead of vanilla. The vanilla has a yellow undertone when laying color over top. If you want a vintage feel then you will want the vanilla.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to make all the paper pretty.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I have a video on how to make even the Designer Series Papers you don’t particularly care for better. We all have that one sheet or pattern that is just not a favorite. So stamp over it. Emboss over it. Make it your own.

Here is the video link on how this is done…https://youtu.be/ln_85b190P8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dies are for more than paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that our dies for the Big Shot can be used for more than paper? They can also be used to stencil or help cut clay.

In this case I used Paperclay and rolled it out pretty thin. Once it got down to about a quarter of an inch I placed my die on top of the clay and proceeded to gently roll the clay. The die first left an impression and then cut enough so I could peel the clay away.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂