It’s your inside that counts.

Following Tuesday’s theme of finding out what is down at the core of your cardstock is a finished card that looks awesome (in my opinion)!  I bleached early espresso cardstock and found that there was an undertone of yellow.  The burlap ribbon is pulled a bit to give a rough look.  The boots were stampedContinue reading “It’s your inside that counts.”

Sparkle and glitter make the world go round.

I think the world would be pretty dull without a little bit of sparkle or glitter.  Do you know how to add this to any background?  Here’s how…https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/shavingcreamsparkle/. Take a look and see.  If you give it a try please post a photo to the Facebook page.  If you would like to see this createdContinue reading “Sparkle and glitter make the world go round.”

Learning to blend.

I figured since the Stampin’ Blends can be ordered tomorrow that I would give you a quick video on how to use them. There are some cute samples and projects with this video so check them out. Happy Crafting! With inky fingers, Joni 🙂

Stampin’ Blends

Today’s tutorial is all about the new stampin’ blends.  These are Stampin’ Up!’s new alcohol markers that are awesome!  They are available November 1st (next Wednesday). Here is a cute card using the blends and a picture guide on what to do.  So…let’s get started. Step 1:  Stamp with Memento ink.  This will allow forContinue reading “Stampin’ Blends”

Any luck with the eclipse card?

Have you had any luck with the eclipse card?  Does it blend a little too much?  Then take a cut out of the base mat as well to get a little more depth.  Here’s a link to the full instructions, https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/twotiereclipse/. If you try this card please post pictures to the Facebook page. Happy Crafting! WithContinue reading “Any luck with the eclipse card?”

A box with a different shape.

Not all boxes are square.  They are usually not a sphere but they can be many different shapes.  Today’s box or container is a triangle.  This box is especially sturdy considering it is all cardstock.  Give it a try. The complete instructions are at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/triangleluminarybox/ Happy Crafting! With inky fingers, Joni 🙂

Crayons are not just for kids.

Here is an old technique with a twist.  So grab your crayons and watercolor paints and let’s get to creating.  Take your embossed folder and use it.  Then grab your white crayon and rub.  The next step is to watercolor.  Here is the link for full instructions, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/debosseddieresist/. Let me know if you would like toContinue reading “Crayons are not just for kids.”

Messy but fun.

Some days you can stay pretty clean and others…well.  Today’s tutorial is taken from Splitcoaststampers.com.  This looks like it would be a mess but be lots of fun.  Does anyone want to try this? Here’s the link for directions, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/paintswiping/. Let me know if you want to attempt this or if you do. Happy Crafting! WithContinue reading “Messy but fun.”

Boxes out of envelopes.

Did you know that our tools have multiple uses?  For example, the envelope punch board can also be used to create boxes.  I found a perfect tool to be used to find out what measurements were needed to create a box.  Go to http://thecraftyowl.co.uk/boxbuster/ and keep it handy.  This is awesome!  And here is what IContinue reading “Boxes out of envelopes.”

An oops is a creative opportunity.

Have you created a card and at the last second you tip over your water bottle and it is now a watercolor?  Not all oops’es are mistakes.  They are usually just creative opportunities.  This card was created with a mistake in mind. Take a saucer and pour some wine in it. The bottom of theContinue reading “An oops is a creative opportunity.”

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