Category Archives: Techniques

Celebrate Happy Birthday

I was excited to try out my new stamping tool, the stamparatus, for this card. It’s great for repeating an image like this Happy Birthday. It makes doing this card very quick and easy! Hint: We’ll be doing some 3-step … Continue reading

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Blossoming Basket

A card for Mother’s Day using the Blossoming Basket stamp and a little coloring. I like how the Basket Weave EF coordinates with this stamp set. We used a little ink on the embossing folder to make the basket weave … Continue reading

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Watercolor Smooching

We tried a new technique called watercolor smooching using wax paper, ink refiners and a little spritz of water. This makes a very good looking card, but is quick and easy. Paper: Berry Burst, Black, Watercolor Ink: Dapper Denim/Sweet Sugarplum, … Continue reading

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Embossing Paste Brick Wall

I had never tried using embossing paste before, but found this to be fairly easy to do. One version uses double embossing by adding embossing powder on the paste and using a heat gun to set it. The other version … Continue reading

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Swallowtail Sympathy

A quick and easy sympathy card using the emboss resist technique. You could use it for any occasion by just changing the sentiment. Paper:¬†Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White Ink: Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss Stamp Sets: Swallowtail, Bloom¬†With Hope, Papillion Potpourri … Continue reading

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Color Block Sympathy

We’re trying another different technique using one of the acrylic blocks. Paper: Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black Stamp set: Thoughts and Prayers Other Supplies: Block D, Butterfly punch, Glue dots, Pearls

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Life Is A Beautiful Thing

We used a masking technique to create a background window. So summery and relaxing! Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Burmuda Bay, Basic Black, Smoky Slate Stamps Set: Colorful Seasons, High Tide Other Supplies: … Continue reading

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