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 »

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 »

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 »

Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste 1

Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste Oh this Embossing Paste is so much fun. Today’s technique is Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste. It’s quick and easy and delivers an unique effect every time. Here is a sample, from the video, which I’ve made into a card: This one features Silver Emboss Powder over the Embossing Paste and it has been left to dry over night before heat setting. (It’s winter here in Australia therefore things take longer to dry.) Watch the… 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 »

Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background

Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background. I featured this technique a little while ago but did it again in a Watercolor Pencil Class. It’s very easy and the class participants loved it as their first foray into Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper and Stampin’ Up! Spritzers. You can see how the technique is done here. The Deatiled Dragonfly Thinlits Dies was die cut using Silver Foil and adhered to the front of the card with Glue Dots. The sentiment… Read more »

Glossy Faux Watercoloring

Glossy Faux Watercoloring You will love this technique. It is messy but easy and will produce two very different background pieces for you to use. Here is one of my Glossy Faux Watercoloring cards made using this technique. I had so much fun playing with this technique but be warned you could have stained fingers and finger nails after the process so if that worries you consider wearing some latex gloves to protect you hands. Watch the video to find… 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 »