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

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

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

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

Techniques on Tuesday: Inking Embossing Folders

By adding a little ink to your embossing folder before running it through the embossing machine you are able to come up with some very interesting backgrounds for your cards and paper crafting. Either side of the embossing folder will work, but I tend to use the smoother side more often. Let me show you … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: Inking Embossing Folders

Techniques on Tuesday: Using Bleach

There are many ways to use bleach but have you ever thought or seen it used in paper crafting. I would like to show you a couple of different ways to use bleach with your red rubber stamps and heat embossed images. This technique is one of those WOW techniques!!! You will be amazed at … Continue reading Techniques on Tuesday: Using Bleach

Freshly Brewed Projects: Technique – Dies as Stencils/Masks

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is .... Technique - Dies as Stencils/Masks Die cut masking is a great way to mask your images without having to fussy cut. It can also add a soft background or image to your cards and projects. For this creation I used ... The Birds & Branches Bundle, … Continue reading Freshly Brewed Projects: Technique – Dies as Stencils/Masks