Today I’m continuing with the masculine theme and bringing you Birthday Wood Textures. I’ve used the Wood Textures DSP Stack to create this card and then added the sentiment as an embellishment. Birthday Wood Textures INSTRUCTIONS: Cut your A4 card in half to gain a card base and then score and fold in the centre. Sponge around the front of your card using a sponge and your chosen ink. Cut your DSP 0.5cm smaller on each side Measure the long side… Read more »

Easy Beautiful You Today I’m introducing you to a new segment on my Blog – Quick and Easy Cards. Each Monday I will focus on 1 card which you can make in about 10  minutes. Today’s is Easy Beautiful You . Now I have presented a number of cards using Beautiful You in the past and I’m showing you another idea today which hopefully is a step it up card from the normal easy cards but it shouldn’t take you any… Read more »

Colouring Embossing Paste

Colouring Embossing Paste This post will share one of the cards I made in the Colouring Embossing Paste post with video a short while back. You can see the video here. The card features Embossing Paste coloured with a Soft Suede Marker which has been scribbled on Stampin’ Up!’s Silicon Craft Sheet. The video showed 3 different ways of colouring Embossing Paste which you may view here. It’s worth purchasing some Embossing Paste and having a ‘play’ with it to… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Colouring Embossing Paste Today we look at Stampin’ Up!’s Embossing Paste again. Colouring Embossing Paste couldn’t be easier with the help of your Silicon Craft Sheet, Re-inker, stamp pad or Stampin’ Write Marker. Here’s the sample I prepared before the video: This sample was coloured with Soft Sky Reinker and texture added with a Paper Piercing Tool. The Embossing Paste was spread with a medium to thick density. Watch the video to see how I coloured the Embossing Paste: More… 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 »