When leaves fall.

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

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

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making leaves into flowers.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  I know that you can figure out how to create a leaf background by randomly stamping leaves all over your card stock.  So here are some other ideas to create with that same leaf stamp.  I made a sunflower and a layered poinsettia.

To view the video on how to create these please go to Leaves into Flowers Video (https://youtu.be/dAOSFimaD-o).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Leaves become a flower.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Today we are stretching our supplies and thinking creatively.  The Rooted In Nature set keeps giving me more ideas.  Yes, they are beautiful leaves.  But, did you know, that those same leaves become beautiful flowers?

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To see this card finished and several others please tune back in to my Faceboook Page tomorrow night at 7 pm.  If you don’t have Facebook please check out my YouTube channel “stamping with joni”.  The video from the Live will be downloaded and ready for you on Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Quick treat holders.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here’s a quick idea for you when you get in a rush for those thirty school treats that need to be done the night before.  I know it’s crazy but we are back in session and rolling.  My brain is still rebelling against the whole routine but I know I have to get back in the groove of homework, marching band, wrestling, jazz, fundraisers, concerts, and more.  It’s painful but we can do it.

So, here’s the picture of these cute treat holders.

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And the video link is https://youtu.be/0vB6QPBRzbA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tiling on Father’s Day.

Here’s a card for you just in time for Father’s Day.  It uses the technique I call “tiling”.  Here are the directions.

Get a card base (thick white used here)(5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″).

Cut wood texture mat at 5 1/4″ x 4″.

Cut old olive strips at 5 1/4″ x 1/4″ and 4″ x 1/4″.

Take the punch from the darling punch box and punch out three “squares” from very vanilla cardstock.

Now place end to end and stamp. (Rooted in Nature used here)

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Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink.

Also stamp the greeting (Itty Bitty Greeting used) with Early Espresso ink.

Use snail to glue mat and strips.  Use dimensionals to pop up the tiles.

Here’s the completed card.

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Here’s the video link for further instructions Tiling Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tiled stamping.

This is probably the only time you will hear me say this.  Punch first and then stamp.  Yes, punch first.  Then lay your punches end to end and stamp as if it was one piece.  This will create a tiled look.

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Stay tuned on Thursday to see the finished card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂