Shaded Bees

Shaded Bees Shaded Bees. Here’s another card from one of my classes. This one features Watercolor Pencils with adding colour for depth and for shading. The bees from Dragonfly Dreams are perfect for learning these easy techniques. My card has the Bees stamped on the first layer which was then run through the Big Shot with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. I added half a Gold Doily under the bee layer. The Bees were coloured with Daffodil Delight and… Read more »

Freshly Brewed with Just Add Color 1

Freshly Brewed with Just Add Color This week the Latte Girls are bringing you some inspiration focusing on Freshly Brewed with Just Add Color. Now, Just Add Color is another of those Black and White Speciality Designer Series Paper which can be coloured with inks, markers, sponges, sponge brayers or left plain. So many possibilities with this Speciality Designer Series Paper. It would look great made up in treat bags, gift bags or make boxes and other 3D projects from it…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

Freshly Brewed Gift Bag

Freshly Brewed Gift Bag Freshly Brewed Gift Bag This week the Latte Girls are bring you projects using the Gift Bag Punch Board. I’ve been able to use 3 of my favourite products this week: Gift Bag Punch Board Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle I hope you hop along this week and check out all the inspiration on the blogs involved. I made a large Gift Bag and used a piece of DSP which was 12″… Read more »

Watercolor Wash

Watercolor Wash Watercolor Wash. This video will show you how I made a coloured wash background on this Designer Series Paper. I saw this technique demonstrated by Carolyn Bennie, so thanks to her I’m doing my version for you here today. Would you like to see more card techniques from me? Please subscribe to my channel. Thank you for supporting me. I do appreciate it. Now I know Inside the Lines has retired so try using Just Add Color Designer… Read more »

Sponge Brayer Dragonfly Dreams Sponge Brayer Dragonfly Dreams. This post will show you how to combine some sponger brayering with Copper Foil and Copper Emboss Powder to make a great card. I know the Designer Series Paper is now retired so consider replacing it with  Just Add Color Designer Series Paper which is available in the new Annual Catalogue. Watch the video to see what I did and also get a few tips as well. You don’t want to miss… Read more »

Blender Pen Shading

Blender Pen Shading Blender Pen Shading. The video for this post will show you how to achieve shading on your images using your Blender Pen. Using your Blender Pen to create different looks and employing them in different techniques will open up so many more possibilities with your stamped and coloured images. I’ve used my Blender Pen for many techniques, just scroll through my blog posts or videos. Anyway back to today’s project, here is my one and only sample… Read more »

Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect

Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect.  This is a card which appeared in my Virtual Classroom earlier in the year and can give you added uses to your Stampin’ Up! Images. Watch the video  to see how easy this technique really is and it needs few supplies. I ended up adding small dots of Fine Tip Glue Pen to this card to make it look like it was raining. Sprinkle some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter on… Read more »