Embossing with glossy paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever thought that embossing folder is pretty and I love the details but they don’t seem to pop? Have you tried it on glossy paper? I recently received a swap at OnStage and another demonstrator had taken the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder and paired it with glossy paper. It was gorgeous!

Be watching for this technique tomorrow evening on Facebook Live at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Birthday Pop-Ups!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! As I am getting ready for the Rubber Rummage Sale I am creating some easier projects. Today’s tutorial is on our monthly kit Paper Pumpkin. Remember, it doesn’t always have to be complicated.

To see the video that highlights some of this kit as well as the Distinktive stamps please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjKG_f9RfDQ.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a fraction becomes a whole.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am only using part of a stamp to illustrate how to create a partial background and a simple card. Take a sponge, another stamp, or a sponge dauber to ink the background stamp. Then stamp away.

To watch how this card is created please go to https://youtu.be/EjryTqRhhLs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a floating card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am going to show you how to create a floating card. Yes, floating. Since there are only four glue dots that you can see from the back it gives the appearance that the mats and sentiment are floating.

Here’s the link to the video…https://youtu.be/4w5_b_PsBsc.

Enjoy! Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

3D Stenciling

It’s Tutorial Thursday! The easiest way to create a 3D stencil is to grab your white or black (depends if the paper is light or dark), create a stencil with dies or punches, grab some ink, and a sponge. Sponge your neutral color first and then shift and sponge your color second. This will create a shadow effect for you.

If you prefer to watch the instructions here’s the link for the video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbO5Dg_7Ly4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Spinning apes and how to create them.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Watch as I create a card with a spinning ape. You will want to cut a piece of card stock for a card base and score in the middle. Then you will cut mats of the same color that are light enough to stamp on at 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5″ X 3 3/4″. The smaller mat you will cut with two circles. Make sure there is a 3/8″ gap between the center circle and the cut out so the pennies can slide in the gap. Stamp as wanted.

For the slider portion you will use two pennies and two dimensionals and create a sandwich. This will slide in to create your spinner portion.

For further instruction please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsn8fwdx0do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂