Mastering the swipe.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The swipe is not a hard technique but it does take some practice.  If you push too hard you get too much ink or you could damage your pad.  If you push too lightly then you don’t have enough background and have to start over.  There is definitely a sweet spot.

So the first few that you do I would encourage you to do on a scrap piece of card stock.  It needs to be similar to your final product otherwise it will soak up the ink differently and your practice will be for nothing.  Here’s a photo of some finished cards.

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For the video on how to do this please go to Swipe Video (https://youtu.be/VFxKQka_HV4).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Designer Series Paper makes a difference.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Choosing the right Designer Series Paper can make all the difference in the world.  If you want the design to stand out you pick a brighter or bolder pattern.  If you want the accents or sentiment to stand out you pick something a little more muted.  In this case the pick is a little more muted.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating texture.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  When creating a card, texture plays a big part in helping to create depth to it.  In this case the Winter Woods tree trunks were stamped and the Corrugated Embossing Folder was used after.  Instructions to follow after the photo.

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  1. Cut Thick Vanilla card stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  2. Cut Soft Suede card stock 5″ X 3 3/4″ and glue.
  3. Cut Vanilla card stock to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″.  Stamp tree trunks from Winter Woods set with Soft Suede.  Stamp trees with Early Espresso.  Run through Big Shot with Corrugated Embossing Folder.  Glue to mat.  Tip:  Place glue on mat and not on embossed vanilla as to not stretch or tear the card stock.
  4. Using the Detailed Deer Bundle, stamp deer with Early Espresso and sentiment with Real Red.  Cut out sentiment with Stitched Shapes dies.  Glue to embossed piece.
  5. Add a Red Rhinestone for the deer’s nose.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Shimmer paint with an aqua painter.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  You can color the embellishments with the stampin’ blends or the shimmer paints. Simply dampen the tip of the aqua painter and then dip into the paint.
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Happy Crafting!
 
With inky fingers,
Joni 🙂

When you becomes joy.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the card that is created with the Celebrate You thinlits.

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To learn how to create this card please watch the Video (https://youtu.be/B_oXzMZfuEs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Masking with dies.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Dies can also be used to mask and create a background.  There is a little bit of finesse with it as you will see in the video when masking.  (You can’t forget that the die has been moved as you will cover what you just did.)  So here is the card I created with the new Snowflake Showcase available November 1.  (If you like this new product and want to be reminded as it becomes available please comment to let me know.)

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Here is the video on how to create this card…Snowflake Video (https://youtu.be/uq-KPp3TaYY).

And if you want to learn in real life it will be available during the next Card Class.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using dies for masking.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Did you know that you can cut something out from a die and then use it to mask or stencil?  Join me tonight on the Live at 7 pm as I do just this.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Marbled background makes for a spooky card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The Marbled Background stamp makes for a great spooky sky.

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To learn how to create this card please go to the Facebook Live Video (https://youtu.be/PZxAi0Wtxgg).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to shimmer.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the finished card with all three methods of using the shimmer paint.  If you would like to learn these techniques this will be one of the cards for card class.

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Here is the video if you prefer…Shimmer Paint Video (https://youtu.be/fNCA2NNIfS8).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂