Water three different ways.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about creating the illusion of water in three different ways.

In the first photo I simply added Flowers for Every Season Gems.

In the second photo I simply punched out a piece of Seaside Spray Card Stock to create a blue background.

In the third photo I took the Mason Jar Shaker Dome and colored the inside of the jar with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 cards with this highlight technique.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Letting the paper and dies shine.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how to let the product shine.

For the first card I have let the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper do all the heavy lifting. The marbled background paired with the peony colored with our Stampin’ Blends (Magenta Madness and Just Jade used) makes for a marvelous card front.

And then for the second card I am amazed at how one simple die and an embossing folder can make the entire front of the card.

For this card the Perfect Parcels Dies and the new Brass Foil Sheets were used to create this gorgeous accent. Finish it off with the Die Cutting Machine and the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

For a video on how these two cards were created as well as several other samples please go to https://youtu.be/W-a4YA8Yk2I.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Color the darker part on the bottom.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you tried the Stampin’ Blends? These are our alcohol-based markers.

For today’s project I colored the sunflower with the light and dark of the Daffodil Delight as well as the Soft Suede. When coloring the center I had the outer ring a bit lighter and the center a touch darker. For the flower I had the base of the petal darker and the tips lighter.

What do you think? Do you like the coloring or do you lean more towards the watercolor pencils?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Coloring the background and not the stamp.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about how to think opposite.

In this case take the Peaceful Poppies Stamp Set and ink the flower randomly to create a background on Whisper White Card Stock. In this case the ink used was Bermuda Bay. Instead of coloring in the poppy I colored in the background with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends. To lighten up some of the streaks I used the Color Lifter.

Where I missed a little on the left is probably where my sentiment or punch will go. Just remember that every mistake is a creative opportunity.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂

How to color a ribbon with no fingerprints.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever needed a coordinating ribbon for your card or project and forgotten to order it? My favorite is when I need 14 inches and have 8. It seems to always happen. Instead of complaining or putting that project on hold color your ribbon. Yes, color it!

Take your metallic-edged ribbon (gold or silver) and color it! Grab your Stampin’ Blends and get to coloring. Do not grab your regular Stampin’ Write Markers as they will leave your fingers inky. After coloring with the Blends leave for a minute or so to dry. Then tie your bow and attach to your project.

(Tip: Make sure to color a little beyond where you need to cut so you don’t have an unfinished edge.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂