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Using markers as highlighters.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using the alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends, as highlighters. Did you know that you could emboss with white powder, let cool, and then color to make any color you want. Join me tonight as we finish some cardsContinue reading “Using markers as highlighters.”

Cut it smaller for more drama.

It’s Technique Thursday! Today I am talking about cutting down your mat smaller to have more drama or accent. On this card with the Peaceful Poppies Stamp Set I used the Pear Pizzazz Marker and the Seaside Spray Marker to color the stamp. I then huffed or breathed on it and then stamped on toContinue reading “Cut it smaller for more drama.”

When black ink isn’t enough.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that sometimes even our black ink isn’t black enough? When you need a silhouette you can just stamp it with ink, you can color over the ink, or emboss with powder. Watch at noon as I goContinue reading “When black ink isn’t enough.”

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″Continue reading “Speckle backgrounds without the mess.”

Splatter background without embossing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Last week we talked about embossing by spritzing a piece of card stock and then adding embossing powder. This week we are talking about creating a splatter background without the water or embossing. Take a Stampin’ Write Marker (not the Blends) and make a flicking motion with the cap against the tip.Continue reading “Splatter background without embossing.”

Creating a pin.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I decided to create a pin from the magnolia done on shrink paper. Watch the video to see how it’s done. https://youtu.be/n_qeyweFXvE Happy Crafting! With inky fingers, Joni 🙂

Cooking with the heat tool.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you used the heat tool to cook? I know we use it to melt the embossing powders, but you can also use it to “cook” shrink paper (shrinky dinks). It will shrivel and turn but keep it steady andContinue reading “Cooking with the heat tool.”

Storage options!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today’s blog post is not really a tutorial for a creation but instead how to get organized. In case you haven’t noticed Stampin’ Up! has a new storage system. And here’s what it looks like in my studio… I love that all the markers, pencils, and blends are in the same place.Continue reading “Storage options!”

Outlining while punching.

Have you ever wanted a clean line around the edge of your punched image?  If you sponge after you just seem to get the whole image inked?  Try outlining the image before you punch.  Here’s how… Grab a piece of cardstock and stamp whatever image you want. Place in punch but do not cut. GrabContinue reading “Outlining while punching.”

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