Celebrate D.S.P. For the month of October we will Celebrate D.S.P. Why? Stampin’ Up! have a great promotion going. Buy 3 get 1 FREE (for selected designs). FREE is great isn’t it? Look at what’s on offer: I’ll place a chart at the end of this post but isn’t this a terrific offer? So, for October I’m going to try and post ideas to use your Designer Series Paper and today’s Quick & Easy Tutorial is brought to you with that in… Read more »

Faux Watercoloring

Faux Watercoloring Did you see the Faux Watercoloring in the above image? It’s so much fun to do and very easy as well. You can do it with any stamp set you like on Watercolor Paper. Here’s my sample card made before I did the Video Tutorial on Faux Watercoloring: Can you see those little splotches of faded out colour on the card front? Well that’s the Faux Watercoloring technique shown in the video. Faux Watercoloring Enjoy the video? Learn something new? Please… Read more »

Freshly Brewed Birthdays

Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Latte Girls sharing Freshly Brewed Birthdays inspiration and I’m sure the other girls have something special to inspire you. Freshly Brewed Birthdays Birthday’s are special and I like to make special cards for special people to remind them they’re valued and their birthday is an occasion to celebrate. I decided to use Birthday Blooms and some Watercolor Paper. I’ve actually done some Faux Watercolouring here and used an old favourite – the Pansy Punch… Read more »

Easy Beautiful You Today I’m introducing you to a new segment on my Blog – Quick and Easy Cards. Each Monday I will focus on 1 card which you can make in about 10  minutes. Today’s is Easy Beautiful You . Now I have presented a number of cards using Beautiful You in the past and I’m showing you another idea today which hopefully is a step it up card from the normal easy cards but it shouldn’t take you any… Read more »

Colouring Embossing Paste

Colouring Embossing Paste This post will share one of the cards I made in the Colouring Embossing Paste post with video a short while back. You can see the video here. The card features Embossing Paste coloured with a Soft Suede Marker which has been scribbled on Stampin’ Up!’s Silicon Craft Sheet. The video showed 3 different ways of colouring Embossing Paste which you may view here. It’s worth purchasing some Embossing Paste and having a ‘play’ with it to… Read more »

Layered Die Cuts

Layered Die Cuts Today’s video and blog post show how I Layered Die Cuts for a really interesting effect on a card front suitable for anyone really. Here’s my completed card: Now, although I’ve added ribbon and rhinestone jewels to the front, you could easily add some stamping say from Timeless Textures to make it look more masculine. Add a strip of Black Shimmer or some Burlap Ribbon  or Linen Thread for a totally different look. Try using the Wood… Read more »

Embossing Paste Glitter

Embossing Paste Glitter I just love the effect this Embossing Paste Glitter makes for card backgrounds. It makes a simple card look glitzy and glamorous. The post I did previously had a Video tutorial on how to achieve this technique which is really easy. You can see it here. You’ll just love Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste. It’s easy to use. There are many different techniques which it can be used for and many different paper craft projects including cards… Read more »

Birthday Delivery Watercolored

Birthday Delivery Watercolored Birthday Delivery Watercolored. This post features yet another card from my Watercolor Pencil Class recently where we used Shimmery White Card, Birthday delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set, Basic Black Archival Ink and a Blender Pen. The ladies just coloured some images in on Shimmery White card and took them home to complete cards as they wished. I chose to complete mine as a class sample. The Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens really do make this type of colouring… Read more »

Embossing Paste More Adding Colour

Embossing Paste More Adding Colour Today I want to show you two more ways to colour your Embossing Paste. Embossing Paste More Adding Colour uses Watercolor Paper, Ink Pad, Aqua Painter, Re-Inker and a Stampin’ Spritzer. This card uses the Watercolor Paper which was coloured with an Aqua Painter and the ink from a Soft Suede Classic Stamp Pad. Watch the video to find out more: Don’t miss any more technique videos. Subscribe today. Thank you for your support. I… Read more »

Stained Glass Dragonfly

Stained Glass Dragonfly Stained Glass Dragonfly Today I bring you another card made in a class recently. This class had a focus on Watercolor Pencil Techniques and we only just touched the surface of all the techniques you can do with Watercolor Pencils. So this technique is the Stained Glass Technique. Here is my card: The card base is Basic Black and then we have sandwiched a piece of Vellum and Whisper White together and then adhered it to the… Read more »