3D Stenciling

It’s Tutorial Thursday! The easiest way to create a 3D stencil is to grab your white or black (depends if the paper is light or dark), create a stencil with dies or punches, grab some ink, and a sponge. Sponge your neutral color first and then shift and sponge your color second. This will create a shadow effect for you.

If you prefer to watch the instructions here’s the link for the video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbO5Dg_7Ly4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A new YouTube channel.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I figured since it was Valentine’s Day instead of giving you another project to do I would introduce you to a new YouTube channel. Now I have my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTZYaEvaoc_I5-cQKvZuN5Q but there are many others.

So I figured I would introduce you to the Stampin’ Up! channel. This particular project is really cute and since it is Valentine’s Day I figured you could use a project with some gift wrapping. Give it a look…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-9ym4muIhk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Spinning apes and how to create them.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Watch as I create a card with a spinning ape. You will want to cut a piece of card stock for a card base and score in the middle. Then you will cut mats of the same color that are light enough to stamp on at 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5″ X 3 3/4″. The smaller mat you will cut with two circles. Make sure there is a 3/8″ gap between the center circle and the cut out so the pennies can slide in the gap. Stamp as wanted.

For the slider portion you will use two pennies and two dimensionals and create a sandwich. This will slide in to create your spinner portion.

For further instruction please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsn8fwdx0do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Created with the Meant To Be Bundle.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Here is a video on how to create this card.

Watch and find out how to create this card. https://youtu.be/fgMEzDj9rfg

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating heart cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to create two heart cards for Valentine’s Day. They can also be switched for a wedding or anniversary. The biggest tip I have for you is to make sure the clear cutting plates are not scratched up so the foil paper does not get marred while being run through the Big Shot.

If you would like to see how to create these please check out the Tufted Hearts Video at https://youtu.be/EtpLnhdBrT0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to use the new kit.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! While I don’t have a new card to show you, I do have a new kit. Today’s project is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is called the Precious Parcel Card Kit. There are 8 cards to be created easily and are cute as anything. They also fit nicely in the envelopes provided in the kit.

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/0UzSwvFRFA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a lily card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the card that will be created at the New Year’s Eve Party on Monday.

Gingham Lily Cards

If you would like to get your hand on some new product then plan on stopping in on Monday. If you do not have an invitation please let me know.

In the meantime you can watch this video on how to create these cards. https://youtu.be/czVe9b-aJQA

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Three textured cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Today I have three cards for you.  They are all done with the same products but in different ways.

The first card was done by running the white mat through the embossing folder and then laying the accent pieces over top.

The second card was done by gluing the accent pieces before running it through the Big Shot.  This gives the impression of it being all one piece or an inlaid effect.

The third card has no background texture but instead has texture only on the accent pieces.  (the foil pieces)

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For full instructions please watch the YouTube Video (https://youtu.be/vgAEJ9ZyRDs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Faux Bokeh Card

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Today’s technique requires a bunch of water and drying time.  It comes out different every time.  You will need aqua painters, some ink, dies, and a stamp for this.

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To create this card please watch the Bokeh Video (https://youtu.be/cITPRFyiqRw).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂