Playing with shapes.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are talking about creating more with the same product. For these samples the Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Oval Dies, and the Stitched Rectangle Dies were used.

I took a shape and cut four sizes. Then each of the shapes I cut in half to create the pattern. The base shapes I adhered with Stampin’ Seal. The sentiment was done with Dimensionals.

For complete instructions please go to https://youtu.be/rmCGgHzt_0c.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Water three different ways.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about creating the illusion of water in three different ways.

In the first photo I simply added Flowers for Every Season Gems.

In the second photo I simply punched out a piece of Seaside Spray Card Stock to create a blue background.

In the third photo I took the Mason Jar Shaker Dome and colored the inside of the jar with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Monochromatic cards and partial die cutting.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating two cards. One has a monochromatic background and the other has partial die cutting to accent a border.

The monochromatic background is done by cutting out two detailed sunflower dies. They are then placed on the mat of the same color and attached with glue dots. After getting the background correct then you emboss with the die cutting machine. Dainty diamonds is used here.

Then the partial die cut card is done by cutting an outer mat of a lighter color (Pear Pizzazz) and an inner one of a darker color (Mossy Meadow). Take the darker one and cut out just on the edge. For this card the leaf framelit was used from the Sunflower Dies. After the leaf was stamped to accent the cutout.

For full instructions and a video please go to https://youtu.be/tDD-8qiCOZM.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When an outline speaks out loud.

It’s Technique Tuesday! If you don’t know what to do create an outline.

Take a large die and a different color card stock mat to create a background. In order to have them come together even more run the two pieces through an embossing folder.

For this specific background Misty Moonlight Card Stock was used along with the Sunflowers Dies in Whisper White and the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using markers as highlighters.

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

Today we are using the alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends, as highlighters. Did you know that you could emboss with white powder, let cool, and then color to make any color you want.

Join me tonight as we finish some cards with this highlight technique.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A short trip to Hawaii.

It’s Tutorial Thursday and we are going to Hawaii! With the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and the In the Tropics Dies we can enjoy a short trip to Hawaii. So close your eyes and imagine the soft sand between your toes and the salt water splashing just below your knees.

For today’s cards you will need a bunch of embossing folders, card base, mat, scrap card stock, adhesive, sponge dauber, ink, stamp set, and clear blocks. Start by cutting everything to size with your paper trimmer. The scraps were cut to 1 1/4″ X 3 3/4″ to start. Then they were run through the die cutting machine with the embossing folders. The edge was torn and sponged with the dauber. Please note that the 3D embossing folders break down the fibers in the card stock further. So the card stock done with the 3D folders is easier to tear. Adhere all with Stampin’ Seal. For the sentiment I used the Adhesive Sheets as well as mailing or packaging tape to faux emboss.

For a full tutorial please go to https://youtu.be/8oe8TU9Mg_c and https://youtu.be/3131qxM_8EM. My apologies for the two videos. There were some technical difficulties last night. Please enjoy.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Fake embossing with real trees.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using tape to emboss. Tape!

Have you ever wanted to have the look of embossing and didn’t have your heat tool or the right color of embossing powder? Then use tape. Stamp the image as normal and then cover with tape. After covering with tape then die cut and place on your card.

To get full instruction on this please join me tonight at 7 pm tonight.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing folders to the rescue.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about embossing folders. All of them! All at once!

Pick a few of your favorites and use them on your scratch card stock. Make a tiered background from all the different textures.

This sample has a background of Night of Navy card stock and the layers are of Seaside Spray. The edges are then sponged with a dauber in Seaside Spray as well.

Join me tomorrow night at 7 pm on the Facebook Live to see the finished card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂