Cobwebs everywhere.

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.

For this card you will need:

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock
  • Gray Granite Card Stock
  • Basic Black Card Stock
  • Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder
  • Hallows Night Magic Cling Stamp Set
  • Gray Granite Ink Pad
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Silver Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • 1 1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Snips
  • Grid Paper
  • Stampin’ Scrub
  • Stampin’ Mist
  • Clear Blocks
  • Tear & Tape
  • Paper Trimmer

For complete instructions please see the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0uwzRi-Nbjk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When heavy metal takes center stage.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are allowing heavy metal to take center stage. Don’t get your ear plugs or run away, there is no noise involved.

For today’s project we are taking the Brushed Metallic Card Stock and letting it be front and center. You will notice that there are three different colors to these papers…bronze, copper, and gold. With these papers you can use any color card base you want but the mat is important. For me the deeper the color the more the foils stand out. If it is a lighter color mat then it tends to lighten the foils as well. With the bronze this is great but with the copper and gold it tends to wash them out a bit. So pay attention to what mats you are using to bring out the colors in your focus piece.

Here’s the list of what you will need to complete this card.

  • Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Blackberry Bliss Card Stock
  • All 3 of the Brushed Metallic Card Stock
  • Scrap piece of card stock for the base behind the Brushed Metallic Card Stock
  • Scrap of Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
  • Celebration Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Story Label Punch
  • Irridescent Pearls
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder
  • Snips

For a complete video on how to create this project please go to https://youtu.be/vWcp7o19zl4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Turning a piece of blank card stock into a fiery blaze of autumn.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are doing magic today!

You are going to be able to create this card that goes from Very Vanilla Card Stock to this fiery blaze of falling leaves. This is not to be confused with the wildfires we have going right now.

For this card you will need a Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock card base, Early Espresso outer mat, Cajun Craze inner mat, and a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock for the center. You can glue down the outer and inner mat to the card base, but not the Very Vanilla piece for the center.

To create the masterpiece you will need the inks Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso. Sponge all the colors randomly except the Early Espresso. Then stamp the trees with Versamark Ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. After the powder cools sponge Early Espresso Ink over top heavily. Tip: Wipe off excess ink with a paper towel if wanted.

To finish the card place your matted sentiment and for the encore attach your embellishments from the Holiday Rhinestones.

For a full tutorial please go to the video at https://youtu.be/2BkfkHbn6hI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

The power of vellum.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are talking about the power of vellum.

Not only does vellum give texture but it also softens the project to give a frosted look. In this case it does both.

For tonight’s card you will need…

  • Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock for your card base.
  • Cajun Craze Card Stock for the outer mat.
  • Early Espresso Card Stock for the inner mat.
  • Plaid Tidings 6X6 Designer Series Paper
  • Vellum Card Stock
  • Celebration Labels Dies
  • Moose Punch
  • Woodland Embossing Folder
  • Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder

For a complete tutorial and video please go to https://youtu.be/3zrydGfO6uA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Duplicate card with cutout overlay.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will give you directions for this crazy card.

  • For the card base you will need Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper cut to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. Cut out semi circles for the accent portion with the Layering Circle Dies.
  • For the inner card you will need a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock cut to 5 1/4″ X 8″. On the 8″ side score at 4″.
  • Out of a scrap of the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper cut out a circle from the Layering Circle Dies. Stamp the stemmed leaf from Beautiful Autumn Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.
  • The belly band is cut from a Window Sheet at 1 1/2″ X 9″. Emboss with Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. Attach ends together with Mini Glue Dots.
  • For the accent take a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and peel both sides. On one side attach Very Vanilla Card Stock and on the other a coordinating card stock (in this case I used Cajun Craze). Die cut from the Celebration Labels Dies. Tip: You might need to run through twice to get it completely cut. Attach with Mini Glue Dots to belly band.

For full instructions and a video tutorial please go to https://youtu.be/_Ys5h-UAOI8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Going to the beach before fall.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I have two cards to teach you. Two!

The first card is just like going to the beach but without the sand in places you don’t want to think about and no frizzy hair. The second card is all about the Designer Series Paper and how it can be a border and a ribbon. So let’s begin at the beach.

For this card you will need a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut for the base as well as the Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set. Then you will need from outer to inner a mat of Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Watercolor Paper. You will also need the Water Painters along with Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow Ink. Make sure to put water in the painter. Wash the paper to create the background and wait until dry to stamp your palm trees. Attach all with Stampin’ Seal except the Watercolor Paper. For the last layer I used Dimensionals.

For the other card for Fall I used the Gilded Autumn Suite. I started with a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base and added Cajun Craze along with the Gilded Autumn Suite. For all measurements and full instructions please check out my video at https://youtu.be/VDS1op6ku1c. (Hint, this is the card you want to pay attention to as it is the create with me project through this weekend.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂