When the littlest piece is the most important.

Sometimes the littlest piece is the most important.  In this case that little scrap from yesterday’s post became the anchor point to tie on the wire accent or ornament.

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To view the video and how to create this card as well as a preview of new products for the Holiday Catalog please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ujp4ofA6vo.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wreath Card Tutorial

All right…drum roll please…here is the tutorial you have been waiting for.  It will be long but it will be worth it.  At the end of it all you will be able to create a wreath card with a single stamp and a sentiment.  Are you ready?  Let’s go!

  • Cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2″) and score at 4 1/4″.  This is your card base.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to measure 5 x 3 3/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to measure 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to measure 6 x 6″.
  • The Old Olive and Merry Merlot pieces are your mats.  You can glue to your card base now if you like.

 

  • Take your 6 x 6 piece and the largest square die from the Layering Squares Framelits.
  • Cut out a square in the middle and then a diamond.
  • Now place your square inside the template (after writing save and an arrow up) on the base of the Stamparatus.
  • Place your stamp on the square where you want it to stamp.  Press the hinged, clear plate on to the stamp to pull off the page.  Ink your stamp with Old Olive and stamp.20180710_074941_wm - Copy
  • Rotate your square either counter-clockwise or clockwise.  Whichever way you decide you need to be consistent with.20180710_075040_wm
  • Now place in the diamond template and rotate until all is filled.
  •  Take your sentiment and stamp in Merry Merlot with the Stamparatus.
  •  Place embellishments accordingly.  The faceted gems were used here.

    Here is the finished card.  Enjoy!20180710_075317_wm

If you prefer the video here is the link…Wreath Card Video

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape can look like a glaze.

Today’s card is easy and looks like it has an expensive glaze over it.  It’s just tape.  Yes, tape.  Here’s how to do it and what supplies you will need.

Supplies Needed

Whisper White Thick Cardstock for Base

Basic Black Cardstock

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pearlized Doily

Shimmery White Cardstock

Clear Mailing Tape

Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stampin’ Blends

Snail Adhesive

Dimensionals

Staz-on ink

Directions

Cut cardbase to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 on the long side.

Glue with snail adhesive the black mat (5 X 3 3/4 inches) to the base.

Glue with snail adhesive the designer paper (4 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches) to the black mat.

Glue with snail adhesive the pearlized doily after cutting in half.

For the accent or focal piece:

  1. Ink with staz-on the stamp of your choice (Beautful You used here).
  2. Place clear tape over inked image and rub to transfer.
  3. Place tape on to shimmery white cardstock.
  4. Die cut with stitched shapes.
  5. Color with stampin’ blends.
  6. Place four dimensionals to the back, peel, and place.

Here is the link to the video:  https://youtu.be/QcJNSG_vSzk

Enjoy or mail to someone special!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New product and how to use it.

On last night’s Facebook Live I showcased the new Show What You Love Suite.  While I hopefully captured some of the textures and colors in the video nothing replaces seeing it in real life.  If you would like to take a look before determining if you want to order it please contact me.  It’s worth a look in real life.

But for now we will sit here with photos of the cards I created last night.

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The technique on the left is called the kissing technique.  This is done by inking a background or more solid stamp.  Then you take whatever detail you want to highlight and stamp that in to the already inked background stamp.  Then stamp as normal.

To watch and get a glimpse of the other card and products please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znvYPrDSa8Y.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Watercolor pencils and aqua painters, oh my.

I’ve had so much fun with the alcohol markers that I don’t know if we have forgotten about other ways to color.  There are blender pens to be used with the ink pads, re-inkers, or watercolor pencils.  There are the regular stampin’ write markers.  And finally, there are the watercolor pencils with the aqua painter.  For this card learn some new tips and tricks for using the pencils with the painter.

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For the video tutorial please go to https://youtu.be/LLNi2_BxqmE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Basket weaving made easy.

This card is so easy when you have a video and pictures to follow.  The background paper is from the second release of Sale-A-Bration as well as the stamp sets.  Please let me know how many copies of the new second release brochure you would like in the comments.

Check out the video on how to create this awesome card…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ld16EJLrPE

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Party pandas that dance.

Today’s tutorial is more of the visual one today.  If you have questions please contact me.  Here are the three cards created last night on the Facebook Live.

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And here is the link for the video that is now uploaded to YouTube.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Getting to what is inside.

The difference between cheap cardstock and quality is easy to tell.  You need to rip a corner off or take some bleach to it.  This will allow you to reveal the inner core.  Cheaper cardstock is often not dyed all the way through so the core has a white color instead of being consistent all the way through.

With Stampin’ Up! cardstock I find it interesting to spritz bleach.  Then you see what the color blend is.  Some colors have a yellow undertone, some more of a blue or red.  In the case of early espresso there is a slight yellow undertone as seen below.

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Watch what this becomes on Facebook Live on Wednesday at 7 pm.  If you miss it you can catch it on my Facebook page a little later after it posts.  If you don’t do Facebook then catch it on YouTube after I post the link.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New technique…turning paste into fluff!

On last night’s Facebook Live I turned embossing paste into fluff!  You take a heat gun to it until it changes texture.

With practice this becomes very realistic.  You can see the difference between my first attempt on the card and my second on the stocking.  The only tip I have so far is to make sure your paste hasn’t dried out.

If you would like to see the video go to https://youtu.be/xNoGFtsQco8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂