When old meets new.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am starting to talk about Father’s Day. There are some great sets with some truly meaningful sayings that are so appropriate for this occasion. So today’s card is created with A Good Man and Geared Up Garage.

Here is the video on how to create the card and much more of what is going on. https://youtu.be/03C25T_t-vU

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When pencils are paintbrushes and aqua painters become ink pads.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I’m sure you are reading this headline and wondering if I am stuck on Wacky Wednesday. To answer your question…nope. I know what I am doing. Trust me on this one.

So today I am asking you to shake up your shimmer paint and dip your pencil in the lid to get those flower centers. To get the purple centers I lightly dipped my stylus into my ink pad. Remember the word lightly, please.

I also took an aqua painter filled 3/4 of the way with rubbing alcohol and dripped about 8 drops of shimmer paint into the barrel. I capped it tightly and gently shook the pen until all was mixed. I uncapped away from my card stock and then squeezed the barrel until I had my wet shimmer paint coming out. I then brushed it on to the stamp (Floral Essence, out on June 4) and stamped away to create my background.

Remember to cut almost double the ribbon you need with the copper trim so you can stretch it to make it look like a net.

Here’s the cards…

For the video please go to https://youtu.be/UVMQJTX2pmw.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rubber band background.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Here’s how to create this card.

Grab a card base and a wood textured piece of paper. The wood textured paper is cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″. The white inner mat is cut to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″.

I took a clear block and wrapped it with rubber bands. I then inked it with Tranquil Tide and stamped a random background. I attached both mats with Snail Adhesive. The daisy and butterfly are attached with Dimensionals.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing on multiple papers.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we learn how to emboss on vellum, window sheets, and glossy card stock. To color them you will need the Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers). You can also emboss with powder and a heat tool but the blends bring a level of softness to the card.

For a complete video on several other papers please go to https://youtu.be/HgP-mQQDgLs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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.

Here is the video link for how it goes together and some questions answered. https://youtu.be/WImPQFP9TDo

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

An easy Easter basket.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we learn how to create an easy Easter basket. All you need is one piece of paper and a few scraps. Grab your tear and tape and your trimmer and we are ready to go!

Here is what we are creating!

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/NhqhS8fU0FQ.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Birthday Pop-Ups!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! As I am getting ready for the Rubber Rummage Sale I am creating some easier projects. Today’s tutorial is on our monthly kit Paper Pumpkin. Remember, it doesn’t always have to be complicated.

To see the video that highlights some of this kit as well as the Distinktive stamps please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjKG_f9RfDQ.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a fraction becomes a whole.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am only using part of a stamp to illustrate how to create a partial background and a simple card. Take a sponge, another stamp, or a sponge dauber to ink the background stamp. Then stamp away.

To watch how this card is created please go to https://youtu.be/EjryTqRhhLs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Shamrock Card

It’s Tutorial Thursday! As it is almost St. Paddy’s Day I figured a shamrock card would be appropriate. It also breathes new life into those heart dies you bought for Valentine’s Day. Hint, hint.

For complete instructions and a great video please go to https://youtu.be/U28cQmRlW6E.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a floating card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am going to show you how to create a floating card. Yes, floating. Since there are only four glue dots that you can see from the back it gives the appearance that the mats and sentiment are floating.

Here’s the link to the video…https://youtu.be/4w5_b_PsBsc.

Enjoy! Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂