How to make all the paper pretty.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I have a video on how to make even the Designer Series Papers you don’t particularly care for better. We all have that one sheet or pattern that is just not a favorite. So stamp over it. Emboss over it. Make it your own.

Here is the video link on how this is done…https://youtu.be/ln_85b190P8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dies are for more than paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that our dies for the Big Shot can be used for more than paper? They can also be used to stencil or help cut clay.

In this case I used Paperclay and rolled it out pretty thin. Once it got down to about a quarter of an inch I placed my die on top of the clay and proceeded to gently roll the clay. The die first left an impression and then cut enough so I could peel the clay away.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes messy is what is needed.

When I went to OnStage I saw one of the presenters create a background by smearing or swiping their stamp across a glossy paper.  That got me to thinking.  I can create movement with only two dimensions.  So I took some glossy cardstock and basic black ink and did the unthinkable.  I smeared my ink.  Here is the result.

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The supplies needed for this card are white thick cardstock for the base, basic black cardstock for the mat, glossy cardstock for the second mat, and whisper white cardstock for the accent or badge.  I used basic black ink to stamp all parts and snail to adhere.

Here is the link for the video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2JffVeAFqI

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamps are not just for paper.

Do you use your stamps for more than just paper?  Did you know that they could be used for more than paper?  Basically any flat surface can be stamped.  I have been creative on cardstock, wood, fabric, glass, cork, metal, clay, paperclay, and even cookies.  If you stamp into food make sure to clean your stamps very well before you do.  The end to stamping is where your imagination stops.  So be brave and think what kind of ink is for…  If I don’t know the answer I will find out.  So ask away.  Be brave and try something new today.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂