Floating haunting letters.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to float letters between the mats.

Here is the card that you can create after reviewing the list of supplies and watching the video on how to create this haunting project.

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock
  • Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper
  • Hallows Night Magic Bundle
  • 1 1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon
  • Foam Adhesive Sheet
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Playful Alphabet Dies
  • Black Glitter Paper
  • Scrap of Whisper White Card Stock
  • Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Seal

For complete instructions and to watch the video please go to https://youtu.be/yB4XVneRRpw.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Shake it off.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are learning how to shake it off. (Did you sing the song? I believe it was sung by Taylor Swift.) I digress.

So today’s creation is a shaker card. I will give the list of supplies and then for measurements please go to the video to create this card.

  • Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Layering Ovals Dies
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • Window Sheet
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Autumn Punch Pack
  • Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Paper Trimmer

To learn the specific measurements and directions on how to create this card please go to the video link https://youtu.be/2tw37sTHBAs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create with black magic.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating with black magic. Now before you start to wonder, there is no voodoo or weird stuff happening. It is simply an intriguing technique.

You will need a card base, whatever mats you need, and for the one you stamp on it needs to be extremely dark in color. So basic black, early espresso, basic gray, night of navy, or blackberry bliss works.

For the accent piece or dark card stock first you stamp with Versamark ink any image you want. Then sprinkle with white emboss powder and heat with a heat tool. After it is cool then you will grab your watercolor pencils. First color everything you want to have color other than black or dark with white pencil. Then go over the white with whatever colors you want. When it is done then go over it with a blender pen.

For added dimension you can take a white or chalk pen and add dots around the outside of the stamped image. This will make it appear three dimensional.

For a full video on how to create this card please go to https://youtu.be/1gQzXEcgcGE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cards need a holder.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are making a holder for all those cards. This is perfect timing for World Card Making Day this Saturday.

So here’s how you create a holder or open-ended box.

Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock (thick is preferred) to 7 1/2″ X 9 1/2″. Then on the 7 1/2 side score at 1 1/2″ on both sides. On the 9 1/2″ side score at 4″ and at 5 1/2″. Cut up both middle scores until you hit the next score line. Then glue together using Stampin’ Seal + or Tear & Tape.

Die cut out the largest of the Celebration Labels Dies from Whisper White Card Stock twice. Then die cut out the second size down from Plaid Tidings Paper. Then punch the trees and moose to decorate.

If you would like full instructions and a video please go to https://youtu.be/BlpTAwj-GNk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂