Shake it off.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are learning how to shake it off. (Did you sing the song? I believe it was sung by Taylor Swift.) I digress.

So today’s creation is a shaker card. I will give the list of supplies and then for measurements please go to the video to create this card.

  • Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Layering Ovals Dies
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • Window Sheet
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Autumn Punch Pack
  • Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Paper Trimmer

To learn the specific measurements and directions on how to create this card please go to the video link https://youtu.be/2tw37sTHBAs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

First Day of Fall

It’s Technique Tuesday! I thought what better way to celebrate the first day of Fall or Autumn than with my favorite for the season…candy corn. Some of you might think falling leaves but just look at this cute card.

The technique I want you to take away from this is how to make those delicious candies. I used the Stitched Triangles Dies and was able to enjoy these fall treats without gaining one pound.

So remember not only to look at what you have upside down and backwards, but also look at what it can become if pulled apart.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

How to get natural looking falling leaves for autumn.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are learning about how to get the look of falling leaves using the Beautiful Autumn Bundle.

First you will get a piece of scratch Whisper White Card Stock. Then you will stamp the acorn with Early Espresso Ink and the leaves with Soft Suede or Old Olive. Then grab a Blender Pen and color in the acorn and leaves respectively. The Blender Pen will “smear” the color perfectly.

But, I know you are asking me, wasn’t this supposed to be about placement? Weren’t we supposed to learn about where to position the leaves so they look like they are falling? Yes! We are getting there.

So after you color your accents then you will punch them out. Here is where we position them to look like they are falling.

You could look at a picture of falling leaves and try to place them just so. But, to me, here is the easier way. Drop them! Yes, drop them. Drop those leaves and acorns over your mat or card base. Wherever they land is where you grab a Glue Dot and place them. Now, obviously, if they landed upside down just turn them over. And there you have the easiest way to get a natural look for falling leaves…let them fall.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

When veins are a good thing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about veins and the fact that you want to see them. Yes, since it is fall it is all about leaves.

Some of our dies cut and also emboss at the same time. The sample used here is from Nature’s Root. First cut the outline or frame of the leaf out. Then grab the inner embossing details for the same shape. Lay this die with the raised edges down to ink first (Mossy Meadow used here). Then place on card stock being careful to not smudge the ink. Run through Die Cutting Machine.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

When leaves fall.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!Β  This card was created with the gradient effect.Β  It can be done with a sponge dauber or baby wipe.

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For the video please go toΒ video of falling leavesΒ (https://youtu.be/wyxwWmyNadI).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚