Faux Tearing 1

Today I’m bringing you another technique. This one is quite easy and is called Faux Tearing. It gives the impression of torn layers on your card but in fact you only have one layer. Faux Tearing So, I decided to make some Christmas Cards with this technique and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how the technique adds depth to your card. Here’s my sample card: See those hills in the background? Does it look like I have… Read more »

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 »

High Tide Dad

For The Guys Hello and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re looking at projects ‘For The Guys’ as in Australia it’s Fathers’ Day soon. Make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop this week: Leonie Narelle Now Stampin’ Up! have so many products suitable for making ‘For The Guys’ projects with and today I have made a card and a box to place something special in – could be movie… Read more »

DAD Card Today I’m bringing you a DAD Card. Fathers’ Day here in Australia is only about a month away and it’s never too early to get those cards made for those special people in your life. Now, I made this video some time ago when my friend Leonie and I were going to start a tutorial group, however other things got in the way and we didn’t move forward with the idea. So, I decided to share these unearthed… 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 »

Stormy, Stormy Night This Stormy, Stormy Night card is the result of the Glossy Card Technique I shared recently using Reinker and Rubbing Alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. You can see it the post and video here. This card front reminded me of a stormy night at sea, quite a few of which I’ve seen whilst waiting for my husband to return from fishing, on the South Coast of N.S.W. Then my mind went to High Tide and the lighthouse…. Read more »

Freshly Brewed Christmas in July

Freshly Brewed Christmas in July This week the Latte Girls are inspiring you with Freshly Brewed Christmas in July projects. It’s never too early to get a start on your Christmas Gift Giving and Card making, so hopefully after today you’ll have some inspiration to get you started. This week, as we speak, I’m moving into my new home. So as time was scarce leading up to this post I CASED the Catalogue and you can see this card on page… 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 »

Lift Me Up

Lift Me Up Lift Me Up and Up & Away Thinlit Dies are a great combination to make cards with. I did a class using this stamp set and thinlit dies, plus a few extras, to create some very different cards. The class participants used these products to create 4 cards with matching envelopes. They had lots of fun experimenting with hot air balloons. Here’s one of the cards they made: We wanted to create the illusion of the balloon… Read more »