Tuesday Tip- Coloring Embossing Paste

Colored-embossing-pasteBefore Tuesday has come and gone,  I wanted to share this week's tip on coloring your embossing paste.  We drove home to Texas today and I just finished the unpacking and setting up my craft area/office here. 

This coloring technique was used on this card that was posted here on Ink and Inspirations yesterday.  This is an easy way to achieve a beautiful tone on tone texture on your paper crafting projects.

Let's take a look at today's tip video...

You can also see this tip video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on coloring embossing paste and I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 of my 12 Weeks of Halloween banner.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial - Elegant Thank You Card with Embossing Paste

Embossing-paste-thank-you-cardToday's Makeover Monday thank you card features Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up!  Love the look of this tone on tone texture! With ink refills in classic ink, you can make any of our beautiful Stampin' Up! colors to match your creation. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this thank you card.  Same idea using stencils with just a different medium. 

You can see this thank you card  video HERE on You Tube.

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Packing today to get on the road back to Texas tomorrow.  Roads are clear for us to get through.  Ready to help my parents with whatever they need ...post Harvey.

Thanks for tuning in for today's thank you card using embossing paste and I'll see you tomorrow with a tip video on coloring that embossing paste!


Tuesday Tip- Sponge Brayers

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Quick check in with you again today with a tip on using the Sponge Brayer from Stampin' Up!  Our area in SE Texas is still getting rain with Tropical Storm Harvey making landfall (again) today.  We are still ok with no water in the house but lost power this morning.  We are still in the Ozarks and keeping close tabs with folks at home.  Please continue to pray for Texas.

I've really enjoyed using this new sponge brayer to get inky with my projects.  Let's take a look at today's video.

Thanks for tuning in...checking on family now.  I'll be back tomorrow for another Halloween Project!


Tuesday Tip- Versamark Resist Technique

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Today's tip is an easy and fun technique using Glossy Card Stock called the VersaMark Resist or Ghosting Technique.  Stampin' Up! re-released the Glossy Card Stock in this year's Annual Catalog after being absent for a few years.  There are quite a few techniques that you can do with this shiny, glossy paper and I hope to share more of them with you.

This technique is similar to the emboss resist technique.  It eliminates the embossing with basically the same effect.

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Let's take a look at this week's tip video...

You can view this video with the VersaMark Resist Technique on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used for the finished card using this technique.  Just click on the links!

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Tuesday Tip- Clustering Technique

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For today's tip, here's a fun technique that's easy to do with your clear photopolymer sentiment stamps.  Create an awesome background or partial background for a unique, one of a kind look.

For best results, use a bold color and a lighter shade of the same hue.  Let's take a look at the video...please forgive the static in a couple of places.  I can't seem to figure out what's causing that!

 

See the clustering technique video here on You Tube.

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  • Easier to do this technique by looking down directly over your card stock.  (Recording did not allow me to do that!)
  • Odd number of rows is more pleasing to the eye. 
  • The two rhinestones at the top covered two oops! ink spots. 
  • Try this technique at an angle on your card front.

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Make a Birthday Card for a Guy

6-22-masculine-birthday-card-1If you need a birthday card for a guy, here's an idea!  This background technique is fun and easy.  You can see how to do it here on this card video tutorial. 6-22-masculine-birthday-card-2Mix that watercolor technique with a little silver embossing for a special pop!

Here are the supplies used to make this card...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut from Tranquil Tide at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White card stock is cut at 3 3/4"  x 5".
  • Cut Watercolor Paper at 3 3/4" x 5".

Hope you'll try this technique for a masculine birthday card soon!


A Special Father's Day Card and Video Tutorial

6-15-fathers-day-cardToday's cardmaking project and video tutorial features a special Father's Day card .  You'll see a technique that is easy and packs a big punch.  Have some watercolor paper on hand?  Ink pads?  Clear mount block?  If the answer is yes, you are ready and set to go with this idea.

This technique is good to use with cards with a sentiment but no main image.  It provides and colorful and fun background and no two attempts are ever the same. 

Let's take a look at it in this Father's Day card video tutorial. 

You can find this special Father's Day card video tutorial on my You Tube Channel HERE.

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  • The base for this card is Tranquil Tide cut at 4 1/4' x 11".
  • The bottom textured layer is another piece of Tranquil Tide cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut two pieces of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack: 3" x 4" and 3/4" x 2".
  • Watercolor paper is cut to 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
  • Whisper White needed for stamping and punching- 3" x 4".

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 Try this technique to make a special card for Father's Day or anytime you need a masculine card!


Stamp A Pretty Border On Your Handmade Cards

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Let's take a look a today's card making video tutorial for this easy technique!

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Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: About Stamping Sponges

Sponges.blog-post-imageGood morning and welcome to this week's tip about Stamping Sponges.  After receiving a question regarding the sponges from a You Tube viewer, I decided to address the inquiry in this weekly format.

Stamping sponges are simple, low tech tools that can produce dramatic results in your cardmaking  and paper crafts.  Pair these with our Stampin' Up inks and you can create beautiful works of art.  Whether sponging edges of a die cut, card stock layer, or card base, you'll add a touch of unexpected color.

The question presented was regarding cleaning or washing of Stamping Sponges.  Take a look at today's video for my take on this...

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Make a Card with An Easy Watercolor Wash Technique

Watercolor-wash-cardmaking-technique-1Today's cardmaking project features a super easy technique that creates beautiful results!  The watercolor wash technique makes for a beautiful sky background behind these images from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!, don't you think?

This is such a feel good bundle and is equally appropriate for birthday, thinking of you, thank you, and missing you cards.  (Looking at my photo now, I have no idea how that thin slice of Melon Mambo card stock got there! LOL Please ignore!)

The video tutorial shows the easy process for the wash...you'll have to try it!  Let's take a look...

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  • Watercolor Paper cut 3 x 4.

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Tried and True Technique... Embossing for Cardmaking!

Make a Bold and Lovely Birthday CardThere's no doubt about it: the embossing technique is still a great technique to use in cardmaking.

Have your tried embossing?  Do you remember the first time you watched the "magic" as the heat tool melted the powder to make your card just pop?

Today's card has a bold birthday statement that is kicked up a notch with the heat embossing technique.  This card is also the "sister" to the masculine Makeover Monday Valentine card from earlier this week seen HERE.

Let's take a look at the easy process for this card in today's video tutorial.

Here are the products that were use to make this card...You'll LOVE that Falling in Love paper!

 

 

Embossing is an easy technique that makes any cardmaking project extra special.  Must haves are the Clear and White Stampin' Emboss Powders.  For a really special touch, try our metallics in gold, copper, and silver.

 

 

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Try embossing on your next cardmaking project and see what a difference this tried and true technique makes on your handmade creation!

 

Tuesday Tip- Colored Dry Embossing with Stampin' Up! Product

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This Tuesday Tip and video tutorial features an easy Colored Dry Embossing Technique that I'd love for you to try!

You'll need these Stampin' Up! Products:

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Here's the quick video with the how-to for this technique...

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And, here's the finished card!

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Coloring Technique Video with Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture

Stampin-up-touches-of-texture-cardmaking-video-tutorialToday's video tutorial features a coloring technique with this beautiful image from Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture. 

If you haven't discovered the coloring fun with Blender Pens, it's time to give it a try!

See how easy it is in the video tutorial below...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • To totally eliminate any chance for smearing, stamp with our Stampin' Up! Classic Inks and immediately sprinkle on Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Emboss with your Heat Tool then you're good to go!
  • This type of coloring works best on smaller areas but experiment with your images and have fun!
  • Don't worry about staying in the lines...embrace your inner artist!

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  Stampin-up-touches-of-texture-anniversary-cardHere's the finished card with the sentiment.  Don't you love these colors together?

Thanks for tuning in for today's video tutorial for this coloring technique with blender pens and the Touches of Texture stamp set from Stampin' Up!


Makeover Monday- Faux Ribbon Technique on a 2016 Father's Day Card

Stampin-up-going-global-ribbon-technique-makeoverToday's makeover project features a faux ribbon technique looks great as an element on masculine themed cards.  With Father's Day 2016 here in the U.S.next month, here's an idea for you to try.

The Stampin' Up! Going Global set and Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack make a great combo for this Father's Day card.  Both are retiring so be sure to get yours while still available! 

Here's the video that inspired this Father's Day card...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Save scrap strips of card stock to use for this technique.
  • Glue Dots are also a good adhesive to hold your "ribbon" in place.
  • The Going Global set and Going Places Designer Paper Stack can be found HERE and HERE.

Stampin-up-going-global-ribbon-techniqueSee the supplies for today's project below. 

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Whether you are getting ready for Father's Day 2016, making cards for your favorite guy, or want to use an alternative to ribbon on any card, this faux ribbon technique is easy to create with supplies you have on hand!


Watercolor Tip When Using Thick Stampin' Up! Card Stock

Q & AToday's video tutorial is in response to a question I received yesterday regarding watercoloring on the Thick Whisper White Card Stock from Stampin' Up!

The video contains a few tips and ideas that I hope you will find helpful.

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