When a sharpie is your best friend.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip. When using your Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders take a sharpie to them. Take the embossing folder and run your cut card stock through it. If it is lined up perfectly then, before you move the card stock, grab a sharpie. Take the sharpie and put a little tick mark at the bottom of the card stock and maybe even along the sides. That way next time will be lined up perfectly too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to offset the same paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to ask you have you ever really liked a certain color or pattern of paper? You want to use it all the time but it often gives your card or project all the same look. Nothing seems to stand out. Well, then offset it.

Take your background and your accent piece that are from the same collection of paper. Then punch a neutral background accent so there is something to set certain parts of the card out.

See how the green makes the patterned paper pop out much more?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When veins are a good thing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about veins and the fact that you want to see them. Yes, since it is fall it is all about leaves.

Some of our dies cut and also emboss at the same time. The sample used here is from Nature’s Root. First cut the outline or frame of the leaf out. Then grab the inner embossing details for the same shape. Lay this die with the raised edges down to ink first (Mossy Meadow used here). Then place on card stock being careful to not smudge the ink. Run through Die Cutting Machine.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pulling apart an image.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you remember me saying look at your product not only the correct way, but also upside down and sideways? Well, today is no different. Today I am pulling apart a leaf from the Seasonal Layers Dies. This maple leaf often is too big for me. But a few simple cuts with the Snips and I have a ready made border all set to go.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Does anyone see a bat in the remaining leaf on the bottom?

Mini curvy boxes, bells, and more!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I know it’s August but around here it’s beginning to look like the fall and Christmas. Or maybe I’m just hoping for cooler weather.

For today I am showing you the new mini curvy boxes and they even have bells on. 🙂

The tag is colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers and the balls on the toes are touched with our new Shimmery Crystal Effects.

To look at more products or how these were created please go to https://youtu.be/vxWXw7wCRA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where circles become Christmas.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using circles to create a Christmas card. Yes, Christmas. Did you know that circles, squares, ovals, and basic shapes can build to create just about anything?

Watch tonight on Facebook Live at 7 pm to find out what creation these circles become. Here is the link to the page, https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using negative space.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day I want you to think about using negative space. Negative space is when you cut something away and not keep adding more layers.

This particular card doesn’t use negative space. So instead of cutting out the tree you could simply cut the tree shape out of the silver foil. This wouldn’t add more weight or thickness to the card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where adhesive becomes easier.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you ever hear of someone complaining that the adhesive was too sticky? I have and I did. When ordering the Big Shot dies I would often say that the adhesive holding the set together was too sticky. I would bend the die in an attempt to get it off the paper so I could use it.

Well, our request has been answered. The new dies have an adhesive holding the set together that is easier to peel off.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing on multiple papers.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we learn how to emboss on vellum, window sheets, and glossy card stock. To color them you will need the Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers). You can also emboss with powder and a heat tool but the blends bring a level of softness to the card.

For a complete video on several other papers please go to https://youtu.be/HgP-mQQDgLs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When canceled stamps become more.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! What do you do with your canceled stamps? Do you simply throw the envelope away? In this case take the stamps off and glue to a piece of card stock. Die cut in to a shape and use as an accent piece on a card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂