This week's tip is a simple technique that you can use to layer rubber stamped images. This masking technique gives a three dimensional feel to these pumpkins and gourds from the Gourd Goodness stamp set.
The new Stampin' Up! alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends, are available now and today's video will show you just how easy coloring can be with these fabulous markers!
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Here's the video with me coloring this image from the Christmas in the Making set. It's a little longer than usual so thank you for hanging in there with me until the end!
Here are the supplies used for today's coloring video.
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Before 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.
Today'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.
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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!
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!
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.
The card base is Thick Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
The ribbon is about 6" long and adhered to the back of the punched piece with Glue Dots.
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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!
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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Thank you for checking in for this week's Tuesday Tip. I hope you'll give this clustering technique a try on your next cardmaking project!
If 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. Mix that watercolor technique with a little silver embossing for a special pop!
Today'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.
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Try making a beautiful hand stamped border on your next cardmaking project!
Good 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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Today'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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There'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.
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!
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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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