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Grouping stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever had a bunch of small stamps that you didn’t know what to do with? Well, group them. Place a bunch of stamps on one block to create your own custom background. Happy Crafting! With inky fingers, JoniContinue reading “Grouping stamps.”

Pieces to make a whole.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are talking about using scraps to make a bit of a mosaic. Have you had a pile of odds and ends on your craft table and not known what to do with them? Well, here’s an idea. ThisContinue reading “Pieces to make a whole.”

Embossing folders to the rescue.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about embossing folders. All of them! All at once! Pick a few of your favorites and use them on your scratch card stock. Make a tiered background from all the different textures. This sample has a background of Night of Navy card stock and the layers are ofContinue reading “Embossing folders to the rescue.”

When erasers become stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that those pencil erasers that are hard and crunchy are great? I have not lost my mind. When the top of the pencil no longer erases it becomes a perfect stamp. Since it is no longer softContinue reading “When erasers become stamps.”

Using a pencil eraser for a stamp.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is a bit different. Take a flat pencil eraser and dip in the ink pad. Make any pattern you like. This can become a background, accent piece, and anything else you can imagine. For tomorrow’s create with me section of the Live we will be creating something similar to this.Continue reading “Using a pencil eraser for a stamp.”

Coloring the background and not the stamp.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about how to think opposite. In this case take the Peaceful Poppies Stamp Set and ink the flower randomly to create a background on Whisper White Card Stock. In this case the ink used was Bermuda Bay. Instead of coloring in the poppy I colored in the backgroundContinue reading “Coloring the background and not the stamp.”

Using pieces and parts to create a whole.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating this card. Here are directions… Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″ with Paper Trimmer. This is your card base. Cut a mat from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series PaperContinue reading “Using pieces and parts to create a whole.”

Creating a background with punches.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day we cut out a bunch of dies or punches to create a background. I took the focal point of the card which will eventually be a snowman and created an entire background with that in mind. I punched about six from the snowman builder punch. Then I adheredContinue reading “Creating a background with punches.”

Speckle backgrounds without the mess.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to create a speckle background without the mess. For this card you will need a card base cut at 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. The Merry Merlot card stock mat is cut to 5 1/4″ X 4″Continue reading “Speckle backgrounds without the mess.”

Splatter background without embossing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Last week we talked about embossing by spritzing a piece of card stock and then adding embossing powder. This week we are talking about creating a splatter background without the water or embossing. Take a Stampin’ Write Marker (not the Blends) and make a flicking motion with the cap against the tip.Continue reading “Splatter background without embossing.”

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