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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Embossing Paste How To

Embossing Paste How To This is my first in a series on Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste. Embossing Paste How To will show you a couple of samples plus a video to show you just how easy this product is to use and how it can add texture, dimension and interest to your paper craft projects. This is a card I featured previously on using masks. I thought I’d share it here again today as it’s one of the cards… 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 »

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 »

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 »