Splatter background without embossing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Last week we talked about embossing by spritzing a piece of card stock and then adding embossing powder. This week we are talking about creating a splatter background without the water or embossing.

Take a Stampin’ Write Marker (not the Blends) and make a flicking motion with the cap against the tip. That motion will release ink to create a splattered background.

If you want to see this technique in motion please plan to join me tomorrow evening at 7 pm for Facebook Live. Here is the link for the page…http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Snowy backgrounds with water.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we create a snowy background with water. No ink, just water.

So first you will need your card stock. If you are following the sample you will need a thick white card base, night of navy mat, and whisper white card stock for the snowman. Take your night of navy mat and spritz with water. Sprinkle white embossing powder on the card stock and heat. Stamp your snowman and punch out. For further details please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evm5S8n5Kd8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using water to make powder stick.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever heard of using water to make something stick? Usually it is to wash your hands or clean something.

For today we are using the spritzer bottle to go just beyond damp on a piece of card stock. You do not want the water to drip. You want it heavily damp. Then sprinkle on embossing powder and heat. You will create a great splashed background.

Join me tonight at 7:00 (http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) as I finish this background to create a card and also create a snowy background with a cute snowman.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Add a bit of bling.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes all a project needs is a bit of bling or a little embellishment. Keeping it simple is great with just the right amount of flair. In this case the embellishments in the corners were added to offset the foil and the simple nature of this card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A bookmark and a card together.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today watch the video as I create a bookmark within a card. This card uses the 6X6 Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper as a focal piece.

For full instructions and a tip on how to stick the bookmark temporarily please go to https://youtu.be/mo83nTQ8FbE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Acetate box is for more than cards.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip.

Soon it will be time to dash out the door and head off to Grandma’s for that infamous turkey dinner. What will you bring? Grab an acetate box and tape it shut on the bottom. Then grab a clear bag. Fill the bag with some of your favorite small candies. (Make sure to leave enough to have a few yourself.) Then place inside the box. Decorate the box with a cute turkey, feathers, something festive. Now, hurry, you might already be late. Safe travels to you.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Frosted Flossing

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are talking about frosted flossing today and it’s not the dance. I am taking the Feels Like Frost Paper and creating an elegant card. The floss comes in when I am gathering the ribbon.

To learn more on how to create this card and the middle of it too please go to https://youtu.be/ayJRICOwbGU.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Thread to bunch it together.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended. Usually thread (or sometimes dental floss) is used to stitch something together. But, in this case, it is used to create a new look.

Take our thread (if you don’t have any then use dental floss, just not the mint kind) and wrap it around a thicker ribbon to create a bunched or gathered look.

This creates the illusion of a buckle or the gem to be threaded on to the ribbon.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a sharpie is your best friend.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip. When using your Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders take a sharpie to them. Take the embossing folder and run your cut card stock through it. If it is lined up perfectly then, before you move the card stock, grab a sharpie. Take the sharpie and put a little tick mark at the bottom of the card stock and maybe even along the sides. That way next time will be lined up perfectly too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to be the same but different.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating Christmas cards with the Peacock Foils and the Perfectly Plaid paper with the Pine Tree Punch. They are super easy to create and look how fast they come together.

To watch the video and learn how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/V88OOeL5m-M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂