Creating with a drip.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am giving you directions on how to create three cards all with the same technique called the drip. For this technique you will need a card base, mat, a piece of white card stock, scrap of card stock for words, aqua painter (paint brush and water), and adhesive.

For the card on the left…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Blueberry Bushel Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach wish Snail Adhesive to your card base. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then trim to create background and glue with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink and punch out. Adhere with Dimensionals.
  • Attach pearls.

For the card on the right…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Seaside Spray Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. Adhere with Snail Adhesive. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then cut in half to create background and glue with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut border with coordinating dies from Ornate Garden Suite (available April 1). Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp accent with Seaside Spray ink in top left corner.
  • Stamp sentiment with Seaside Spray ink and cut out with coordinating die. Attach with Dimensionals.

For the card in the middle…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Rococo Rose Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Run through embossing folder in Ornate Garden Suite. Attach with Snail Adhesive. Tip: Go a little slower with the adhesive so the paper does not tear. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then punch or die cut to create background and attach with Dimensionals.
  • Take a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock and stamp a single daisy in Lovely Lipstick Ink. Cut out with Snips. Attach with Glue Dots.

For a video on how to create this background please go to https://youtu.be/7UmHOIHyDrk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How many licks?

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

Do you remember the Tootsie Roll commercial with the owl and the kid? And the question is asked how many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie roll pop. Did anyone ever figure it out? That’s not the point, I promise.

My point is this…if you don’t want to lick an envelope because it tastes bad or you don’t want a paper cut or you don’t want to spread your germs, use your aqua painter. Fill your aqua painter with water and use to moisten the flaps of envelopes.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Drips can be art.

It’s Technique Tuesday! By now many of you are probably thinking my closet is clean, I’ve dusted, and finished my pile on my desk…now what? So I thought I would give you something new and easy that even the kids could do.

So grab a piece of white card stock, shimmery white card stock, or watercolor paper. If you don’t have a big one then grab scraps and create a mosaic background afterwards. Then you will need an aqua painter. If you don’t have one then grab a cup of water and a paintbrush. An eye dropper will work too. You will then need some ink pads. Stamp some ink on a clear block. If you don’t have blocks a piece of waxed paper will work in a pinch. Then grab your aqua painter or paintbrush. Drop a few drops of water on the block with ink. Give it a swirl and begin dripping inked water on to your card stock. Let dry to create your background.

If you would like to create this with me grab your favorite words and a big punch to go along with this. You will also need a card base and maybe a mat if you are cutting up your drip background. You have until tomorrow night to get it together. Join me on the Live at 7 pm on Wednesday to create with me. http://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating a faux shaker card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a faux shaker card.

You are probably asking what this means…a faux shaker card. It means it looks like a shaker card without the pocket sealed. Everything is glued down.

Here is the card that is being created with instructions and video to follow.

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Basic Black Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″.
  3. Take a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut out from the Heirloom Dies a rectangle and then emboss.
  4. Cut a piece of Window Sheet to a little bit beyond the opening. Attach to the frame with Mini Glue Dots.
  5. Attach the frame with window sheet to the mat with Adhesive Foam Strips. Tip: You might want to put a dimensional or two on the top if the strips don’t come all the way up.
  6. Take a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut to 1 3/4″ X 4″. Punch with a Tag Topper Punch. Use the Trio Punch to round the corners. Take a piece of ribbon or a strip of paper for the top of the tag. Tip: To keep the ribbon cinched tight use a glue dot on the middle of the knot.
  7. Insert into the pocket to create your faux shaker card.

To view the video please go to https://youtu.be/4C84LOAwc8Y.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a punch becomes a tab.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today, on the Live, I am going to show you how to create a tab from a punch. This will allow you to create a slider card. So tune in at noon on my page, http://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Breaking up paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! If you have a piece of Designer Series Paper that is not your favorite then here is what you do. Cut it in to small pieces to create candles for a card. Then color with the markers or use the blender pen.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tulip Favors.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today a tulip favor is being created. All the instructions and video are to follow.

  1. Cut with the Paper Trimmer a square from Call Me Clover Card Stock at 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″. Score on all sides at 3/4″. Trim up the score line until the other line meets on two sides only. The sides need to be opposite of each other. Take Tear & Tape and attach corners to the sides to form a box.
  2. Cut with the Paper Trimmer a strip from Call Me Clover Card Stock at 1/2″ X 4″. If you want a longer handle then cut at 1/2″ X 5″. Take two strips of Tear & Tape and attach the handle to the box.
  3. Punch out tulips from Rococo Rose Card Stock with the Tulip Punch. You will need four. If you prefer you can stamp the tulips with Rococo Rose Ink on Whisper White Card Stock and then punch out. Tip: Place Tear & Tape on basket, not tulips, when attaching. This way you don’t have stickies to worry about.
  4. Stamp Happy Easter from the Welcome Easter Stamp Set on Whisper White Card Stock with Rococo Rose Ink. Use the Paper Trimmer to cut down. Use the Snips to create the dove tails. Attach with Tear & Tape placed on the tulip.
  5. Fill with shreds and little candies.

To view the video please go to https://youtu.be/oBOotNs0T6g.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Hearts are not just for Valentine’s Day.

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

Did you know our little hearts from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies can become feathers? Yes, feathers.

You can also use any heart punch that is right around an inch or less.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s almost spring!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Here in the Studio it’s all about Spring!

Today’s feature is the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper! It is gorgeous, colored or not. I am featuring two cards today. Please leave in the comments which one you like best.

For the card on the left you will need…

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ X 11″. It is scored on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″.
  • Rococo Rose Card Stock cut at 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive. Tip: Cut out the oval before attaching.
  • Cut the Foils paper at 5″ X 3 3/4″. Use a Sponge Brayer to color the background. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut out oval with Stitched Shapes Framelits and then emboss with Subtles Embossing Folder. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Cut out with Snips the flower from the foil paper. Color with Sponge Dauber with Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, and Crushed Curry. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Happy Easter is stamped inside with the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.

For the card on the right you will need…

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ X 11″. It is scored on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″.
  • Rococo Rose Card Stock cut at 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut the Peacock Foils paper at 5″ X 3 3/4″. Run through Heirloom Frames Embossing Folder. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut out with Snips the flower from the foil paper. Color with Sponge Dauber with Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, and Crushed Curry. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Happy Easter is stamped inside with the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.

For the full video on how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/ViW4ajQ1EZA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using a border punch for an accent.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I am using a border punch to create an accent.

So grab your Braided Border Punch to make a border, a cross. or a climbing vine for flowers. Today we are using the punch to create a cross.

Insert the card stock in to the punch. You will want to go in the middle to not have any edges.

After punching once then line up the card stock with the foil pattern.

Here’s a close up of how to line it up.

Continue lining up and punching until you have the desired creation.

I attached the pieces with the Snail Adhesive to Highland Heather card stock for a mat. After I used the Embossing Buddy to pull the stickiness out of the accent.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂