When the littlest piece is the most important.

Sometimes the littlest piece is the most important.  In this case that little scrap from yesterday’s post became the anchor point to tie on the wire accent or ornament.

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To view the video and how to create this card as well as a preview of new products for the Holiday Catalog please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ujp4ofA6vo.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When wood becomes swiss cheese.

Today’s card has a certain tang to it, much like when you bite in to a good slice of cheese.  Here’s how this one was created.

The card base is from Soft Suede Card Stock cut at 5 1/2 ” on the 11 ” side.  It is scored at 4 1/4″.

The Very Vanilla mat is cut at 5 ” x 3 3/4 “.

The Wood Texture background is punched from circle punches 1/2″, 1″, and 1 3/4”.

The tree is stamped and die cut from the Rooted in Nature bundle.

The “thank you” comes from the new In Season bundle also stamped in Old Olive.

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If you would like to see the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KB7d5o2VBY to watch.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Want to go on a picnic?

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is picnic themed.  Have you gone on a picnic recently?  Do you pick up some fried chicken or do you make tamales?  What is your tradition?

For today’s picnic we are having paper.  I know it’s not the most appetizing but that’s what is on the menu.  I took the Apron of Love and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder and created this cherry pie in the sky card.  The basket and apple card are created from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

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If you would like to see these created please go to https://youtu.be/DTI3xvRi6cI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wreath Card Tutorial

All right…drum roll please…here is the tutorial you have been waiting for.  It will be long but it will be worth it.  At the end of it all you will be able to create a wreath card with a single stamp and a sentiment.  Are you ready?  Let’s go!

  • Cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2″) and score at 4 1/4″.  This is your card base.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to measure 5 x 3 3/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to measure 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to measure 6 x 6″.
  • The Old Olive and Merry Merlot pieces are your mats.  You can glue to your card base now if you like.

 

  • Take your 6 x 6 piece and the largest square die from the Layering Squares Framelits.
  • Cut out a square in the middle and then a diamond.
  • Now place your square inside the template (after writing save and an arrow up) on the base of the Stamparatus.
  • Place your stamp on the square where you want it to stamp.  Press the hinged, clear plate on to the stamp to pull off the page.  Ink your stamp with Old Olive and stamp.20180710_074941_wm - Copy
  • Rotate your square either counter-clockwise or clockwise.  Whichever way you decide you need to be consistent with.20180710_075040_wm
  • Now place in the diamond template and rotate until all is filled.
  •  Take your sentiment and stamp in Merry Merlot with the Stamparatus.
  •  Place embellishments accordingly.  The faceted gems were used here.

    Here is the finished card.  Enjoy!20180710_075317_wm

If you prefer the video here is the link…Wreath Card Video

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When the ocean comes to the desert.

We can all hope that the beach is closer to us here in the desert, but it’s probably not going to happen.  I would love the sound of the waves, but not the crowds or price tag that comes with the beach.  So for today I will give you a tutorial on a card that looks like the beach without the cost.

Here are the written directions for the card…

  1. Cut a piece of Thick White Cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  3. Stamp the water with the wave from High Tide with Balmy Blue ink.
  4. Stamp the sand with the same stamp (after cleaning) with Sahara Sand ink.
  5. Stamp the birds both standing and flying with Sahara Sand ink.
  6. Stamp the sea grass with Soft Sea Foam ink.
  7. Stamp the sun and rays with Mango Melody and Grapefruit Grove inks.
  8. Stamp the words with Versamark ink, sprinkle Grapefruit Grove embossing powder, and heat with heat gun.

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If you would like to see the video please click here.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Coordinating embossing powder with a background.

It’s amazing how a background pops when there is an accent that coordinates.  In this case the Grapefruit Grove is subtly daubed on to the background.  The coordinating embossing powder ties it all together.

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Tune in tomorrow night at 7 pm for the Facebook Live on the Red Door Crafters’ Page.  I will be creating this card from start to finish.  And on Thursday I will provide the link as well as all written instructions.  Please plan on joining me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

An alternate to a kit.

Today’s card is a tiny bit different as it is a bit of a conglomeration of ideas.  First, I started with a colored base, a new color at that.  The color is called Granny Apple Green.  And then I cut it long ways instead of the “normal” way.  I then took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the corners with Bokeh Dots in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I trimmed a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Broadway Bound Specialties Papers.  Last I took a piece of whisper white cardstock and stamped from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set with Granny Apple Green ink.  I topped it all off with a remnant from a banner from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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If you prefer this with a video please use this link Paper Pumpkin Alternate Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tiling on Father’s Day.

Here’s a card for you just in time for Father’s Day.  It uses the technique I call “tiling”.  Here are the directions.

Get a card base (thick white used here)(5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″).

Cut wood texture mat at 5 1/4″ x 4″.

Cut old olive strips at 5 1/4″ x 1/4″ and 4″ x 1/4″.

Take the punch from the darling punch box and punch out three “squares” from very vanilla cardstock.

Now place end to end and stamp. (Rooted in Nature used here)

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Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink.

Also stamp the greeting (Itty Bitty Greeting used) with Early Espresso ink.

Use snail to glue mat and strips.  Use dimensionals to pop up the tiles.

Here’s the completed card.

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Here’s the video link for further instructions Tiling Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a wood card with color and negative space.

This card is created using the sponge brayer, wood textured paper, vanilla cardstock, and real red ink.  First, sponge the color on to the wood paper with the brayer.  Stop one shade lighter than you want to see if the ink will absorb into the paper any more.  If not, then add more ink.  Wait about a minute to let the paper dry before punching.  Punch out the image and then stamp directly on to the card base.

I have attached a photo of the finished card as well as a video.

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Here’s the link to the video…Video for negative space (https://youtu.be/nFjfeJPsWa4).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

P.S.  Since it is graduation day for many showing they have completed their courses I figured we could show what we are hoping to finish.  The contest for today is to show me in a post what project you would like to finish.  For every photo you post separately you will get a ticket.  I will draw a ticket in the morning (contest runs until midnight tonight) for an adhesive package to help you finish this project.

It’s the simple things.

Sometimes a paper is so detailed that there is not much that needs to be done.  Take the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper on page 189.  It makes card making so easy.  Add a cute accent and you are all set.  For the tutorial go to last week’s Facebook Live or You Tube.

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Remember that everything goes live on Thursday at noon (mountain time).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂