Faded Smudge

Faded Smudge Here’s a technique you can use with Glossy Card. I call it the Faded Smudge Technique and it’s super easy after embossing an image on your Glossy Card. Use it as a focal piece or for a whole card front, the possibilities are endless. This is the first card I made using this technique and I used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. Always start withe the lightest colour first which goes in the middle and creates… Read more »

Swipe Glossy Card

Swipe Glossy Card I’m so thrilled we have the Glossy Card back in our Stampin’ Up! Castalogue. Over the next little while I will bring you some technique videos using Glossy Card. Today’s is the Swipe Glossy Card Technique and it’s so very easy. Here’s one of the cards I made using this technique. Keep in mind it’s often difficult to capture the colours exactly when photographing cards: Die cutting the sentiment pieces and han cutting the craft pot make… Read more »

Faux Dimensional Embossing 3

Faux Dimensional Embossing Faux Dimensional Embossing. This video today will show you how to achieve a dimensional look to your embossing quite easily and add a bit of WOW factor to your card. Here’s one of the cards: Here’s a closer look at the sentiment piece for the card above: I understand it’s difficult to pick up in the photo, so watch the video to see what I did. Don’t miss another technique video, subscribe today! Thank you for subscribing… Read more »

Perfume Anyone?

Perfume Anyone? Perfume Anyone? Again, this card was part of a class using the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlit Dies. This time we used the Thinlit Dies to create a perfume atomiser for a birthday card. It’s always good to try different ways of using dies and worth ‘thinking outside the box’ to see what you can come up with. We made the tassel from Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the card front…. Read more »

Freshly Brewed Projects with Masks Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. This week the Latte Girls are looking at Freshly Brewed Projects with Masks. Now I must warn you, using masks can be extremely addictive. I thought I’d make just 1 card today but ended up with loads of samples to do video techniques on. These will start at the beginning of July, so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss anything. Now this… Read more »

Black Magic Technique

Black Magic Technique Black Magic Technique.  This is an easy technique which is very effective for all types of cards but particularly lends itself to masculine cards I think. This technique also works well with flowers so try it with a few different images and stamp sets along with of course your Watercolor Pencils from Stampin’ Up! Watch the video to see more: Don’t miss another video, subscribe today. Thank you for subscribing. I appreciate your support. Just a few… Read more »

Birthday Up & Away

Birthday Up & Away Birthday Up & Away. This is another in my series on the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlit dies. This card also formed part of a class and the card would be suitable for teenagers or men. Change the colours to make it a feminine card. This is a wonderful combination of colours and the clouds were Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to… Read more »

Stella Blooms with Pencils

Stella Blooms with Pencils Stella Blooms with Pencils. This is a beautiful technique using a Clear Wink of Stella and Watercolor Pencils to add a wonderful glitter effect to your cards. Here’s a close up look at the card I made using this technique: Watch the video to see how easy and effective this technique is: Don’t miss another technique video. Subscribe today. Thank you for your support. I do appreciate it. I stamped the image in Basic Black Archival ink… Read more »

Laying Down Colour Birthday

Laying Down Colour Birthday Laying Down Colour Birthday This video will show you how to use your Blender Pen to lay down colour and to mix colours on an image which will add depth and interest. I’ve used the Birthday Blooms stamp set and this technique will work well with most open type images. I have hand cut (fussy cut) the image and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Watch the video to see how to do this technique. Want to… Read more »

Vase Up & Away

A Special Vase of Flowers A Special Vase of Flowers This is another in my series on the Up & Away Thinlit dies and what you can make using this product. This card was also part of a class and the ladies thoroughly enjoyed using the product in varying ways. Combining the Thinlit Dies with Jar of Love for the flowers and sentiment have made this quite an easy card to make. The largest die cut hot air balloon from… Read more »