Freshly Brewed Sentiments

Freshly Brewed Sentiments Welcome to another Latte Girls Blog Hop and this week it is Freshly Brewed Sentiments. I decided to use the stamp set Bright Wishes. I have a couple of friends who are battling Cancer and I like to send them cards which are bright and cheery but also have some meaning to them. Now make sure you check out the other blogs in the hop after reading my post: Leonie I had fun making this card. It’s… Read more »

Rose Wonder Embossing Paste

Rose Wonder Embossing Paste This Rose Wonder Embossing Paste card is the result of sprinkling on Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to wet Embossing Paste, allowing it to dry and then heat setting it. The technique allows for a lot of scope and draws interest to the background whilst not diminishing the effects of other elements on the card. You can see how to achieve this technique here. I love the way the Rose allows the gold embossing paste pattern 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 »

Freshly Brewed with Chocolate

Freshly Brewed with Chocolate The Latte Girls are bringing you Freshly Brewed with Chocolate today, so make sure you visit all the blogs in the hop. It’s winter so chocolate is comforting, well any time, it doesn’t need to be winter. I love a good hot Belgian Milk Chocolate in winter to warm me up. What do you like? How about a bit of a selection like the ones I’ve used in this card? Wouldn’t you love a card like… Read more »

Split Colouring

Split Colouring Today’s Video brings you Split Colouring. This is a great technique I only just discovered and felt sure you’d enjoy it too. It yields 2 card fronts for you to add to card bases and is relatively easy for you to do. You will need a stamp which has a large image, I’ve used Birthday Blooms, some Clear Emboss Powder and your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as well as your Watercolor Pencils. Here’s one of the samples I made using the… Read more »

You've Got Style

You’ve Got Style Remember the Glossy Faux Watercoloring technique where I dropped ink onto the card and used a Stampin’ Spritzer with alcohol in it? Well here’s the second piece of card front made combined with You’ve Got Style. You’ll need to watch the video to see how the background was created. The ribbon bits were scraps from other projects and they matched and fitted perfectly on this card. I’v coloured the image with a Blender Pen and Watercolor Pencils…. Read more »

Rainbow Embossing Paste

Rainbow Embossing Paste There is no end to the number of techniques you can employ with Embossing Paste. Today it is Rainbow Embossing Paste and I show you how to achieve a lovely background effect. We use Sponge Daubers and ink pads and have a bit of fun. Here’s the card I made using the background created in the video: Watch the video to see how to create this effect: Don’t miss another technique. Subscribe today. Thank you for subscribing…. Read more »

Stormy, Stormy Night This Stormy, Stormy Night card is the result of the Glossy Card Technique I shared recently using Reinker and Rubbing Alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. You can see it the post and video here. This card front reminded me of a stormy night at sea, quite a few of which I’ve seen whilst waiting for my husband to return from fishing, on the South Coast of N.S.W. Then my mind went to High Tide and the lighthouse…. Read more »

Freshly Brewed Fresh Florals Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re bringing you Freshly Brewed Fresh Florals. This Designer Series Paper is like a wash over it so parts of the design are faded out while other parts are more defined. It’s beautiful paper as you can see in the image above (if you click on the image it will take you to my online store). I’m always running out of ‘Thank You’ cards so… Read more »