It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day we learn about dies or punches closing a card. You can use an accent piece to overlay on a cad or project to make it appear to close.
In this case I used a gatefold card and then used glittery bats to close it.
For the card you will need to cut your base with a Paper Trimmer to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ to form the folds. The Designer Series Paper panels are cut at 5″ X 3 3/4″ with borders cut at 1″ X 3 3/4″. The white inset is cut at 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″. For the front side panels cut the Designer Series Paper to 1 3/4″ X 5 1/4″.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating with black magic. Now before you start to wonder, there is no voodoo or weird stuff happening. It is simply an intriguing technique.
You will need a card base, whatever mats you need, and for the one you stamp on it needs to be extremely dark in color. So basic black, early espresso, basic gray, night of navy, or blackberry bliss works.
For the accent piece or dark card stock first you stamp with Versamark ink any image you want. Then sprinkle with white emboss powder and heat with a heat tool. After it is cool then you will grab your watercolor pencils. First color everything you want to have color other than black or dark with white pencil. Then go over the white with whatever colors you want. When it is done then go over it with a blender pen.
For added dimension you can take a white or chalk pen and add dots around the outside of the stamped image. This will make it appear three dimensional.
Before we begin anything I am sure you want to know who won the jar stamp set called Lots to Celebrate. Drumroll please…Congratulations Holly Zigga! You won! Please take a look as this stamp set also coordinates with a punch, shaker domes, and another stamp set. Congratulations Holly!
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are not talking so much a technique as a product that ramps up and elevates your project.
If you have just stamped your project and you are looking at it and asking “what does it need” then you might need to add glitter. And you’re probably telling yourself but I don’t want the mess of that microfine dust. And if you have tried the paint you will probably attest that it is not always consistent. So I would tell you to try the Wink of Stella. It is consistent once you figure out how to work it and has no dust. It just might be the answer you need.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are making a holder for all those cards. This is perfect timing for World Card Making Day this Saturday.
So here’s how you create a holder or open-ended box.
Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock (thick is preferred) to 7 1/2″ X 9 1/2″. Then on the 7 1/2 side score at 1 1/2″ on both sides. On the 9 1/2″ side score at 4″ and at 5 1/2″. Cut up both middle scores until you hit the next score line. Then glue together using Stampin’ Seal + or Tear & Tape.
Die cut out the largest of the Celebration Labels Dies from Whisper White Card Stock twice. Then die cut out the second size down from Plaid Tidings Paper. Then punch the trees and moose to decorate.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it was not intended!
For today we are walking into the kitchen and grabbing that dreaded saran or plastic wrap. You know the stuff. The one that bunches up as soon as it begins to tear off the roll. For today it is going to become your palette.
Grab a piece of wrap that is just larger than your card stock mat. Drop ink on it and smoosh around, spritz, do whatever you need to do to make it look “right”. (You might want to do this step over a silicone mat or paper towel so you don’t get ink everywhere.) Then drop the card stock mat on top of all that lovely ink to transfer your background. This will become your background. After you can add shimmer paint to accent or whatever you feel. Then, after it dries, place a label for words and you are ready to go.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are using the Sponge Brayer to create a frame.
As I was creating this card I knew what I wanted in the center but I had too much blank space on the outer edges. Instead I thought I should create a lighter mat or frame. So I grabbed my Sponge Brayer.
For this technique you will need the Sponge Brayer, your mat, ink, and a piece of scratch card stock. Place the card stock over what you want to mask or protect. Then take the brayer and ink and roll.
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.