Designer Series Paper makes a difference.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Choosing the right Designer Series Paper can make all the difference in the world.  If you want the design to stand out you pick a brighter or bolder pattern.  If you want the accents or sentiment to stand out you pick something a little more muted.  In this case the pick is a little more muted.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating texture.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  When creating a card, texture plays a big part in helping to create depth to it.  In this case the Winter Woods tree trunks were stamped and the Corrugated Embossing Folder was used after.  Instructions to follow after the photo.

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  1. Cut Thick Vanilla card stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  2. Cut Soft Suede card stock 5″ X 3 3/4″ and glue.
  3. Cut Vanilla card stock to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″.  Stamp tree trunks from Winter Woods set with Soft Suede.  Stamp trees with Early Espresso.  Run through Big Shot with Corrugated Embossing Folder.  Glue to mat.  Tip:  Place glue on mat and not on embossed vanilla as to not stretch or tear the card stock.
  4. Using the Detailed Deer Bundle, stamp deer with Early Espresso and sentiment with Real Red.  Cut out sentiment with Stitched Shapes dies.  Glue to embossed piece.
  5. Add a Red Rhinestone for the deer’s nose.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When you becomes joy.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the card that is created with the Celebrate You thinlits.

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To learn how to create this card please watch the Video (https://youtu.be/B_oXzMZfuEs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Marbled background makes for a spooky card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The Marbled Background stamp makes for a great spooky sky.

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To learn how to create this card please go to the Facebook Live Video (https://youtu.be/PZxAi0Wtxgg).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to shimmer.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the finished card with all three methods of using the shimmer paint.  If you would like to learn these techniques this will be one of the cards for card class.

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Here is the video if you prefer…Shimmer Paint Video (https://youtu.be/fNCA2NNIfS8).

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 🙂

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 🙂

An apple a day is for back to school.

It’s Tutorial Thursday and I am here to show you how to create this card!

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  1.  Cut Real Red Card Stock at 4 1/4″ X 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Vellum Card Stock at 4″ X 5 1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with Basket Weave Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  (For a map of the layers or sandwich to use please refer to page 222 in the Annual Catalog.)
  3. Take scraps of Whisper White Card Stock and stamp the apple three times all with Real Red.  The first time you will stamp off twice and then stamp.  The second time you will stamp off once and then stamp.  And finally, the third time you will just ink and stamp.  This gives the impression of layers.  Then stamp the stem in Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out the apple with Paper Snips.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from Picked for You (also where the apple is from) in Real Red also.  Then cut out with the medium oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  5. Glue the white pieces to the vellum with Snail Adhesive.  Then glue the vellum to the red base with Snail as well.  Tip:  you will want to stay behind the apple and words so the glue does not show through the vellum.
  6. Attach glue dots to all the corners to prevent the vellum from rolling up.  Then cover with Faceted Dots.

To view the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkB8kXQ_vc4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Seeing the forest for the trees.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Have you heard the saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees?  Well, today we are creating the trees so you are good.  I don’t know if you could see it, but there is a bit of Wink of Stella Clear added to the trees to mimic snow.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Here’s a link to the video to see how to make it.  Deer in the forest video

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Country Lane Suite

So, do you hear John Denver?  Every time I hear or say Country Lane Suite I think of that song.  You know which one.  The one stuck in your head now.

Last night I created with this great new suite called Country Lane.  I love the colors, textures, and images.  Now I have to figure out how to bring the cotton to life.  I think that’s next week’s project.  But for this week, enjoy the texture and layers that come with this card.

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Here’s the video link on how to create this card…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgkMYn2Y9Ek.

And, as promised, here’s the finished card from Tuesday’s technique.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂