Category Archives: Techniques

Technique-a-Week Beyond The Basics: Inlaid Die Cutting + Video

  Are you looking to take your card making and scrapbooking to the next level?  One great way to do that is with die cutting.  Inlaid die cutting is one of my particular favorite techniques that really gives your cards a WOW factor. Welcome to Technique-a-Week Beyond the Basics Video 2! I have several different inlaid tips and… Read More »

A Blog Hop, A Challenge, And A Technique

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a technique class I am teaching.  I wanted to participate in the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I’m using this for my DT card for this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. After the first of the year, I will be releasing several online classes and this… Read More »

Simon Says Thankful Flower With Alcohol Markers

Today’s card was totally inspired by the Altenew Academy Color Blending class taught by Kelly Latevola.  I’ve included a link to this fantastic class in the supply list below.  For less than $10 you get Kelly’s expertise.  She is a super hero colorist! I used the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Thankful Flowers to create this card… Read More »

Create Your Own Color Wheel Free Printables

  I have a gift for you today!  I just finished taking the Altenew Academy Color Blending class with Kelly Latevola and it was fabulous! The first lesson was all about color theory, creating color swatches and a color wheel. I’ve taken several color theory classes and I’ve been collecting my notes from them.  I decided it was… Read More »

Inlaid Die Cutting Technique With Patterned Paper

Altenew recently had a new class on 3D Florals that was all about using their layered floral dies.  I’m halfway through the class and I’m enjoying it very much. I decided to use a slight twist on the 3D Florals by using the Rose Filament Die set.  This is not a layered die, but I decided to do… Read More »

Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do? I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks. I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of alcohol inks and… Read More »

Quick Tip: Swatching Your Color Mediums + Free Printable Swatch Sheet For Altenew Watercolor Brushes

I have a free printable for you today.  I decided that I wanted all my Altenew Watercolor brush colors on one sheet so I could see them all at one time.  I created a sheet that you can print on watercolor paper and then swatch out your watercolor brush colors. I highly recommend that you always swatch out… Read More »