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. That motion will release ink to create a splattered background.

If you want to see this technique in motion please plan to join me tomorrow evening at 7 pm for Facebook Live. Here is the link for the page…http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Add a bit of bling.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes all a project needs is a bit of bling or a little embellishment. Keeping it simple is great with just the right amount of flair. In this case the embellishments in the corners were added to offset the foil and the simple nature of this card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Acetate box is for more than cards.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip.

Soon it will be time to dash out the door and head off to Grandma’s for that infamous turkey dinner. What will you bring? Grab an acetate box and tape it shut on the bottom. Then grab a clear bag. Fill the bag with some of your favorite small candies. (Make sure to leave enough to have a few yourself.) Then place inside the box. Decorate the box with a cute turkey, feathers, something festive. Now, hurry, you might already be late. Safe travels to you.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a sharpie is your best friend.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip. When using your Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders take a sharpie to them. Take the embossing folder and run your cut card stock through it. If it is lined up perfectly then, before you move the card stock, grab a sharpie. Take the sharpie and put a little tick mark at the bottom of the card stock and maybe even along the sides. That way next time will be lined up perfectly too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to offset the same paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to ask you have you ever really liked a certain color or pattern of paper? You want to use it all the time but it often gives your card or project all the same look. Nothing seems to stand out. Well, then offset it.

Take your background and your accent piece that are from the same collection of paper. Then punch a neutral background accent so there is something to set certain parts of the card out.

See how the green makes the patterned paper pop out much more?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Becoming part of the background.

It’s Technique Tuesday! When you are not sure if you want something to stand out then don’t let it. Instead glue on your accent and then emboss it. By embossing it you will give the illusion that it is all one piece.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Look at your paper too.

It’s Technique Tuesday! You know how I tell you to look at your products upside down and sideways to get the most out of them? Well, make sure to do this with your paper as well. Sometimes the Designer Series Paper has a natural tendency in the pattern that needs to be detailed and enhanced.

In this case the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper does just that.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂

Stamping after sponging.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Just a reminder to stamp after sponging. If you want to sponge a background with either a sponge or the brayer then do that first. That way your stamping does not get smeared.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pulling apart an image.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you remember me saying look at your product not only the correct way, but also upside down and sideways? Well, today is no different. Today I am pulling apart a leaf from the Seasonal Layers Dies. This maple leaf often is too big for me. But a few simple cuts with the Snips and I have a ready made border all set to go.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Does anyone see a bat in the remaining leaf on the bottom?