Techniques on Tuesday: Faux Stitching

This technique gives you the look of a stitched line or pattern on your card stock. Faux Stitching is a great way to add a little bit of texture to a project or provides an interesting border. Supplies that you will need: Piercing tool and piercing mat, a piercing template and/or a ruler, and Stampin' … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: Faux Stitching

Techniques on Tuesday: Polished Stone

With this technique you get a lovely marbled background that looks like polished stone. It is a great background technique that can also be stamped on or die cut into various shapes. My card sample below gives you a sneak peak at the cute Have a Hoot stamp set and the Metallic Mesh Ribbon. Both … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: Polished Stone

Freshly Brewed Projects: Case the Catalogue

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is .... Case the Catalogue Have you ever sat down to create a card but no inspiration is happening. Did you know that the Stampin' Up! catalogues are a great resource for inspiration. You can CASE (Copy And Share Everything) straight from any of the images. Or change … Continue reading Freshly Brewed Projects: Case the Catalogue

Techniques on Tuesday: Thumping

This technique is a simple and fun technique that gives you a marbled look to your stamped image. You can use more than one colour to create this look and works well with any solid stamp image. I have used the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley for both of my card samples today. This is … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: Thumping

Techniques on Tuesday: Masking

Masking can be used to create a number of effects. Below are three different techniques for masking. The first way is stamping a group of images without overlapping images to create a bunch of flowers. The second way is using a mask to create a frame. And the last way is a variation called reverse … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: Masking

Freshly Brewed Projects: One Stamp Three Ways

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is .... One Stamp Three Ways My inspiration for the following project originated from a Product Based demonstration I gave at the November 2019 Stampin' Up! Conference (On Stage) featuring the Peaceful Poppies Suite. Here is a picture of the projects I presented. Some of the items used … Continue reading Freshly Brewed Projects: One Stamp Three Ways

Techniques on Tuesday: The Kissing Technique

This technique allows you to add a pattern from one stamp to another stamp. There are a number of ways to achieve the kissing technique. Kissing with one colour Kissing with two coloursKissing with a twist Supplies that you will need: Two stamp images - one with a solid image and the other with a … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: The Kissing Technique

Freshly Brewed Projects: Foiled

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is .... Foiled There are a numbers of different ways to add our foil sheets to your projects. It can be stamped on, cut out with punches and dies, embossed with embossing folders or just cut to size to add texture, contrast and backing to your paper crafting. … Continue reading Freshly Brewed Projects: Foiled

Techniques on Tuesday: Folded Chevron

Today's technique is a little different in that there is no stamping. When I was surfing online looking for ways to use Designer Series Paper I discovered this technique thanks to Deb Valder for sharing this chevron folded pattern. Supplies that you will need: Paper Trimmer and Designer Series Paper. And card stock, stamps, ink … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: Folded Chevron

Freshly Brewed Projects: Water Colour Blocking

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is .... Water Colour Blocking This stamping technique is also known as clear block stamping. By using your clear blocks, ink and a water spritzer you can create some amazing and colourful watercolour wash backgrounds. Below I have two different ways you can create watercolour backgrounds for your … Continue reading Freshly Brewed Projects: Water Colour Blocking