Category Archives: Tools and Accessories

Just How Do You Do That Drop Shadow Faux Dimension?

I’ve been practicing and mentioning my single layer card faux dimension technique called drop shadow.  Several people have asked me how to do it so I created a video and a pair of cards to show you how to do this technique and to compare what a difference it makes. I held up the two… Read More »

Create 6 Cards With One Small Stamp and Die Set

Sunny Studio Stamps had a really fun autumn release of stamps, dies and patterned papers.  I fell in love with the colors and the images and couldn’t resist making a purchase. I especially loved the little Beautiful Autumn stamp and die set.  One sentiment, 3 images and 3 small dies. I challenged myself one afternoon… Read More »

Watercolor Techniques: Direct To Stamp Watercolors

I have not been able to put down these watercolors that I got from Altenew.  Their watercolor set is AMAZING! They also have several watercolor classes that you can take for less than $10 each in Altenew Academy.  I love the classes.  Sometimes the lessons are techniques that I already know how to do and… Read More »

Craft Room Organization Tip: Create Ink Swatches

Many years ago when I started paper crafting, my sister created a ring of card stock samples for me for Christmas one year.  She used a pretty punch and punched and labeled every different color of card stock that Stampin’ Up! carried and then organized them on a ring. This has been a very handy… Read More »

Watercolor Classes Day 1

I’m taking a watercoloring class this week.  I’ve taken several classes that teach various watercoloring techniques to use with my stamps and stash. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that we would not be using stamps…NOPE!  We are sketching stuff out.  YEP! I am bravely sharing my homework. Be kind.  Remember that this is my… Read More »