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Using shapes for backgrounds.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever really had a sentiment that you wanted to use but it didn’t seem like you could find anything to go with it? Now usually, in the Stampin’ Up! world, this doesn’t happen since our stamp sets come in just that…sets. There are usually words and images that go togetherContinue reading “Using shapes for backgrounds.”

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 BlackContinue reading “Cobwebs everywhere.”

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 theseContinue reading “When heavy metal takes center stage.”

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 forContinue reading “The power of vellum.”

Dividing papers and punches.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we have tutorials and a video for how to divide your monotonous patterns and how to use the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. For starters you can use a thin piece of ribbon or paper to divide a pattern and break it up. This card uses the InContinue reading “Dividing papers and punches.”

Add color to make the texture come out.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever purchased a product and it was less than impressive? I recently had that with the new embossing folder from the Ornate Garden Suite. I had run it through on a few solid colored pieces of card stock and it just wasn’t hitting me. Then I decided to run itContinue reading “Add color to make the texture come out.”

Getting hammered.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. Remember that you want to pay attention if you want the front or back of the folder. If you want an image that is raised you will want the front of the folder where the logo is. If you want anContinue reading “Getting hammered.”

Becoming part of the background.

It’s Technique Tuesday! When you are not sure if you want something to stand out then don’t let it. Instead glue on your accent and then emboss it. By embossing it you will give the illusion that it is all one piece. Happy Crafting! With inky fingers, Joni 🙂

Falling Leaves in Nature’s Beauty.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a card with all the hints of fall for you. You will need the Woodland Embossing Folder, Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, and Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set. For full instructions please watch the video at https://youtu.be/y9qKbaDfULE. Happy Crafting! With inky fingers, Joni 🙂

Where a line can make a difference.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you ever notice the line on the newer embossing folders? This is so you can line up your card stock and make it straight. If you have older folders you might consider grabbing a sharpie and a ruler. ThisContinue reading “Where a line can make a difference.”

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