Coloring to coordinate the ribbon.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we don’t have inky fingers. Yes, that’s right. No inky fingers.

So here is what you do. To color a ribbon you grab any shade of Stampin’ Blends (alcohol marker) that you want and color away. You will need to color a bit beyond where you want to finish so you don’t have any lighter spots or bleed. Let dry about a minute and you are ready to tie your bow.

At the same time you can grab your Craft Whisper White Pad and only ink the area of the pad you will need to stamp. Don’t waste the ink making the entire pad juicy. Then stamp after taking the static out of the card stock. Shortly after stamping you will want to cover with your chosen embossing powder (clear is used here). The last step is to take your heat tool and melt the powder until it becomes smooth and no longer has an individual crystal look to it.

Here is the video if you would like to watch how to create these cards.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Quilting with paper.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Since last night’s Live was about the sale and I didn’t create, I made something new this morning.  I “quilted” a card for you.  I used the Tailored Punch, Cookie Cutter Stamp Set with punch, and the Classic Label Punch.  Pick any Christmas paper (here I used the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper) and get punching.

I started in the middle and worked my way out.

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After covering the entire mat, I flipped it over and trimmed the excess with scissors.

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After trimming the excess I was left with a mat that looks like this.

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To finish the card and pull the color of the mat in, I stamped santa and the sentiment with Night of Navy ink.  Santa is popped up by dimensionals.  Everything else is glued by snail adhesive.  Don’t forget the metallic pearls to finish it off.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Three textured cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Today I have three cards for you.  They are all done with the same products but in different ways.

The first card was done by running the white mat through the embossing folder and then laying the accent pieces over top.

The second card was done by gluing the accent pieces before running it through the Big Shot.  This gives the impression of it being all one piece or an inlaid effect.

The third card has no background texture but instead has texture only on the accent pieces.  (the foil pieces)

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For full instructions please watch the YouTube Video (https://youtu.be/vgAEJ9ZyRDs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Faux Bokeh Card

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Today’s technique requires a bunch of water and drying time.  It comes out different every time.  You will need aqua painters, some ink, dies, and a stamp for this.

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To create this card please watch the Bokeh Video (https://youtu.be/cITPRFyiqRw).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂