Tear and Tape is for more than boxes.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  You know that the Tear and Tape is great for sticking things together, especially 3-D items like boxes, bags, etc.  But, did you know, that it’s also great for embossing?  Yes, embossing.

  1. Take your piece of cardstock and rub the embossing buddy over it to remove static.  If you don’t have the buddy you can also use a used dryer sheet.
  2. Glue down your Tear and Tape.
  3. Peel the other side of the tape so it is sticky.
  4. Sprinkle your embossing powder of choice on to the tape.
  5. Heat with a heat gun until powder is melted.
  6. Enjoy.

Tip:  If the powder doesn’t stick fully or not enough sticks to the tape then heat the tape first.  The tape will need to be just warm to take on more powder, not melted.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Don’t be scared to think opposite.

So many times we think that a background has to be lighter in color and the accents have to be dark or brighter.  This is not always the case.  For this background Basic Black Cardstock is used and the Pineapple Punch Embossing Powder (from the In Color stack) is the brightness.  Sometimes you need to think opposite.  Instead of coloring in, maybe you need to highlight.

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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 🙂