A card in technicolor!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are painting in technicolor or neon. Are you ready for bright and cheery? Well, here we go.

First you will need a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut with the Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side you will score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.

Second, trim a piece of Granny Apple Green Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Attach with Snail Adhesive. This is your mat.

Third, trim a piece of Basic Black Card Stock to 3 3/4″ X 5″. Ink your stamp from the Ornate Style Set with Versamark Ink. Stamp and then quickly sprinkle generously with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Use the Heat Tool to melt the powder or crystals. Once cool then color with Stampin’ Blends on the white only. After coloring then attach with Snail Adhesive to mat.

And last, but not least, take a scrap of the Granny Apple Green Card Stock and stamp your sentiment (Butterfly Gala Stamp Set used here) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Trim with Snips and attach to inner mat with Mini Dimensionals.

For complete instructions please see the video at https://youtu.be/EgI-wdjxmyQ.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating a faux shaker card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a faux shaker card.

You are probably asking what this means…a faux shaker card. It means it looks like a shaker card without the pocket sealed. Everything is glued down.

Here is the card that is being created with instructions and video to follow.

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Basic Black Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″.
  3. Take a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut out from the Heirloom Dies a rectangle and then emboss.
  4. Cut a piece of Window Sheet to a little bit beyond the opening. Attach to the frame with Mini Glue Dots.
  5. Attach the frame with window sheet to the mat with Adhesive Foam Strips. Tip: You might want to put a dimensional or two on the top if the strips don’t come all the way up.
  6. Take a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut to 1 3/4″ X 4″. Punch with a Tag Topper Punch. Use the Trio Punch to round the corners. Take a piece of ribbon or a strip of paper for the top of the tag. Tip: To keep the ribbon cinched tight use a glue dot on the middle of the knot.
  7. Insert into the pocket to create your faux shaker card.

To view the video please go to https://youtu.be/4C84LOAwc8Y.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Speckle backgrounds without the mess.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to create a speckle background without the mess.

For this card you will need a card base cut at 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. The Merry Merlot card stock mat is cut to 5 1/4″ X 4″ and attached with Snail Adhesive. The Whisper White card stock inner mat is cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″ and attached with Snail Adhesive. Before attaching take your Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker and flick the ink on to the background. Then attach.

Cut out the deer from Detailed Deer Dies with Gold Glimmering Paper. Attach with Dimensionals. The Gold Gems are from the Christmastime Suite.

For a complete video please go to https://youtu.be/7h55nYuodUk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A bookmark and a card together.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today watch the video as I create a bookmark within a card. This card uses the 6X6 Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper as a focal piece.

For full instructions and a tip on how to stick the bookmark temporarily please go to https://youtu.be/mo83nTQ8FbE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Three textured cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Today I have three cards for you.  They are all done with the same products but in different ways.

The first card was done by running the white mat through the embossing folder and then laying the accent pieces over top.

The second card was done by gluing the accent pieces before running it through the Big Shot.  This gives the impression of it being all one piece or an inlaid effect.

The third card has no background texture but instead has texture only on the accent pieces.  (the foil pieces)

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For full instructions please watch the YouTube Video (https://youtu.be/vgAEJ9ZyRDs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When brads are used for more than decoration.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Do you know that a brad can be used for more than a decoration or embellishment?  It can also be used to hold vellum to a card base without any other adhesive.  But today we are talking about brads with a twist.

When using ribbon for an accent on a project it can be glued down straight, knotted, bowed, or even twisted.  Today we are twisting it.  Use the brad after twisting the ribbon to hold it in place.

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If you don’t want the ends sticking out simply trim with a wire snips or cutter.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Remember that there is no Live tonight.  Enjoy your Halloween!

When you become joy.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today we are making you become joy.  As most of you know the social aspect or people are what keep me going.  So it easy for me to say that you are my joy.  Today, however, it is literally true.  We are taking the Celebrate You thinlits (aptly named) and creating with the “you”.  When the tail end of the “u” is snipped off it becomes joy when flipped over.

Join me tonight at 7 pm at Facebook Live Link (www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) as I create a complete card from this.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Masking with dies.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Dies can also be used to mask and create a background.  There is a little bit of finesse with it as you will see in the video when masking.  (You can’t forget that the die has been moved as you will cover what you just did.)  So here is the card I created with the new Snowflake Showcase available November 1.  (If you like this new product and want to be reminded as it becomes available please comment to let me know.)

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Here is the video on how to create this card…Snowflake Video (https://youtu.be/uq-KPp3TaYY).

And if you want to learn in real life it will be available during the next Card Class.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using dies for masking.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Did you know that you can cut something out from a die and then use it to mask or stencil?  Join me tonight on the Live at 7 pm as I do just this.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sponge daubers are for more than backgrounds.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Did you know that your Sponge Dauber can do more than ink edges and create big polka dots?  They can also create a gradient effect for your stamps.  Here is what you need plus a clear block.

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When placing or sponging the ink on to your stamp start with the lightest color first.  If you start with the dark then you can’t really see where you have placed your lighter ink.

Tip:  make sure to breathe or huff on your stamp after sponging to bring the ink back to life before stamping.

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Tune in tomorrow night at 7 pm on the Facebook page to learn more about this technique as well as the baby wipe technique.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂