Using dimensionals to keep ink pads wet.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are talking about Dimensionals helping to keep our ink pads wet. No, I have not lost it. Yes, my trip to Vegas was good, but not that “good”.

So especially with the Staz-On ink pads (or anything else that has that inner lid) you can use a Dimensional to keep the outer and inner lids together. This will keep your fingers cleaner and also the seal will be a bit tighter which prevents the pad from drying out as fast.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dimensionals are not just for pop-ups.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know dimensionals can be used for more than pop-ups to create texture or depth? Did you know they can also help something to stop?

For example, when creating an easel card I have often used a dimensional to pop up the sentiment on the bottom. This allows enough room or depth for the hinge point to stop or stand up. When creating a pull tab card the dimensionals can create a stop or rail so the card stock doesn’t slide through.

When using your product think of what else it can do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dimensionals as a square.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you put your stamps on a block and not been able to get them straight? Then use a square. I will often have a pack of dimensionals on my crafting desk. Grab them and use it for a straight line.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Get a head start…

I want to give you a head start on the contest today.  It involves a little work but no ordering.  I want you to invite your friends, family, or even a stranger to my business page.  For every person that likes my page that you refer, you get a pack of dimensionals.  If you refer two people then you get two packs and so on.

Do you know the link to my page?  Do you know how to share it?  Here’s some help.

Go to Joni’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni/).

Click the share tab/button on the top.  Type a caption and say why you like being a part of the family.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dimensionals are not just to elevate.

Dimensionals can be used for so many things.  So today I am hoping to get you thinking outside the box a bit.  Listed below are several different ways to use dimensionals (mini or regular size).

  1.  To pop up an accent piece on a card or project.
  2.  To level a card if there is a portion that is sunk in.
  3.  To have a stop in a slide card.
  4.  To have a rail in a slide card.
  5.  To have a barrier for the filler in a shaker card.
  6.  To attach knick-knacks to a shelf.
  7.  To put on the bottom side of a coaster when the cork or felt feet fall off.
  8.  To stop on a door on a doll house.

These are just a few.  Please comment if you have another use for our beloved dimensionals.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes dimensionals level you out.

Sometimes dimensionals are not to bring things up but to level them out.  When doing a shaker card you have an area that is higher than the rest.  This is where the shaker is.  To level out the card so nothing ends up concave use dimensionals to level it out.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stampin’ Blends

Today’s tutorial is all about the new stampin’ blends.  These are Stampin’ Up!’s new alcohol markers that are awesome!  They are available November 1st (next Wednesday).

Here is a cute card using the blends and a picture guide on what to do.  So…let’s get started.

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Step 1:  Stamp with Memento ink.  This will allow for no smearing.

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Step 2:  Get out a light and dark of the same color as well as the color lifter.

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Step 3:  Color as desired.  I started with the darker color and left a blank space for the highlight on the right side of the balloon.  I used the color lifter to bring some texture and depth to the balloon.

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Step 4:  Finish coloring.  Notice the shading.

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Step 5:  Attach balloon with dimensionals.  (I used the technique from a few Wednesdays ago.  This is the one that used the tip of the aqua painter to make the edges roll down.)  Mat and finish the card by stamping an appropriate greeting.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Aqua painter is not just for painting.

Have you ever stuck an embellishment or accent piece on with your dimensionals and you can see the edges of them sticking out?  Then get your aqua painter out.  No, I haven’t lost my mind.  I did just say aqua painter.  The top of it or the rounded end is perfect for giving a bit of an edge to an embellishment so you don’t see those dimensionals.  Stick around for tonight’s Facebook Live on http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni to see what I am talking about.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂