Tag Archives: stamping techniques

Stretch Your Craft Stash With Concord & 9th Turnabout Stamps

I have absolutely fallen in love with Concord & 9th’s Turnabout stamps. Yesterday, I shared a watercolor lifting technique and used a turnabout stamp to make the card. Today I wanted to show you how to use a turnabout stamp (see my video below) and how versatile these stamps sets are. You could create 20… Read More »

Autumn Inspired Seasonally Scattered Emboss Resist Sponging Technique

Autumn inspired seasonally scattered stamp set using the emboss resist sponging technique! This week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge inspired me to use one of the fabulous (and giant!) seasonal images from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set! For this card, I heat embossed the image with the new Crushed Curry Embossing Powder and then sponged… Read More »

6 Watercolor Card Ideas Plus A Video Technique Tutorial

6 watercolor card ideas and a video technique tutorial for one easy watercoloring method!  The NEW Watercolor Wonder Note Cards and Envelopes make these easy to create.  The card backgrounds give you a perfect backdrop for stamping, watercoloring and embellishing your way to having a fabulous stash of cards on hand for every occasion! These… Read More »

Background Stamping Technique with Stampin’ Up!

I have been experimenting with background techniques for my rubber stamping projects.  For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying out  a technique using rubber bands on my clear blocks.  This gives you a really fun and fabulous background image for your card! Isn’t this card an eye-popper?!  I think it’s that Melon… Read More »

6 Stamping Techniques Using 1 Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail!

Stampin’ Up!s new Swallowtail stamp make the perfect image to practice all of our stamping techniques!  I created 6 different cards using a different technique on each card using only the Swallowtail image stamp and a few sentiments. I’m having trouble deciding on which card is my favorite, but I think this one is it. … Read More »

The Craft Off: Using the Artisan Embellishments from Stampin’ Up!

This week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge gave me the opportunity to use some of the embellishments in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini Catalog’s Artisan Elements Kit!  I originally purchased two of the kits thinking that I had no idea what to do with it.  I thought that my daughter, who is 21 and very… Read More »

Resisting Stampin’ Up!s Specialty Paper!

This is my second installment using the sponging resist technique using Stampin’ Up!s Natural Specialty Paper (#126917).  What a fun technique!  Look at how different this paper looks with the Tangerine Tango sponged on.  Yesterday, I used the very same paper with Real Red and you get a completely different look!  Check it out here!… Read More »

Stamping Technique: Inked Dry Embossing

You can add some great dimension to your cards by using a technique called Inked Dry Embossing.  You use a brayer to ink up the front inside of your embossing folder and then emboss your paper.  It really gives a beautiful effect. Here is an up close view of two samples. One is gumball green on… Read More »

Treat Yourself to an Online Stamp Class!

You deserve to do something for yourself!   I know that you’ve spent the last few weeks immersed in holiday preparations.  You’ve made the cards, signed the cards and mailed the cards.  You’ve shopped until you dropped and then you wrapped and embellished.  You bought the food and now you are no doubt working on preparing… Read More »