Category Archives: Technique-a-Week Beyond Basics

Traveler’s Notebook Music Themed Layout With Foiled Ephemera

I’m on The Hedgehog Hollow blog today with a video showing the process for making a traveler’s notebook layout using their May subscription kit box. I was surprised by all the stuff that came in the May subscription box.  I got 2 stamp sets, 2 stencils with both the stencil and the mask, 2 sets of foilable ephemera… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge: Beach Theme

This week’s Make The Cards Challenge is a beach themed challenge!   This past winter, I’ve seen such a variety of sea creatures off the dock at our house, that I think more about what is under the water now than I ever did before. For my beach themed card, I created an underwater beach scene! This is… Read More »

Mother’s Day Card Challenge

It’s time for another Scrapping4Fun Challenge and this one is a Mother’s Day/Ladies/Girls challenge.   Our sponsor for this challenge is Di’s Digi Stamps!     I pulled out a cute stamp set from Carabelle Studio called Ilona and the Fabric Flower. I bought this a few months ago and didn’t have a chance to pull it out… Read More »

Quick and Easy Watercolored Mother’s Day Card + A Quick Watercolor “Cheat”

I’m on the Maker Forte blog today sharing two quick watercolored Mother’s Day cards. I made this quick card using the Calming Cosmos stamp set, Celebrating All Mothers stamp set, and Whimsical Stripes stencil all from Maker Forte to create my first card.  I did the watercoloring with Distress Oxides in ripe persimmon, barn door, fossilized amber, forest… Read More »

Hot Air Balloon Digital Image Card With Ink Blended Background

Today’s card uses a very sweet digital stamp set from Kinda Cute from Patricia.  The set has the hot air balloon and then several animals you can place hanging over the edge of the basket.  You will see that I chose the cute little elephant!   I love the little elephant…he looks like he is really enjoying his… Read More »

Create 3 Quick And Easy Slimline Cards

Hello friends!  I’m on the Maker Forte blog today sharing 3 quick and easy slimline cards using the Live Life in Full Bloom stamp set. Each card uses a different, but easy technique to create 3 unique cards with the same stamp set! The first card is a bold and colorful card!  I used my Brother Scan-N-Cut machine… Read More »

How To: Flocking With Therm-O-Web Products To Create Two Cards With One Flocking Sheet

Today I actually have 2 videos to share and 5 cards! I actually started out to create one foiled card with the Sassy & Crafty Butterfly Wings stencil and some pretty rainbow foil.  The next thing I know, I’m flocking for the first time and playing with some new texture pastes and stencils! 5 cards later…I have a… Read More »

5 Quick and Easy Cards With Stenciling Technique Backgrounds For A Floral Card Set

Create a quick and easy set of floral cards with the Scrappy Tails Crafts Oopsy Daisy stamp and die set and stencils from your stash! I have a video to share with you today to show you 5 of my go to stencil background techniques that you can use with the images from the fabulous Oopsy Daisy stamp… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge: A Masculine Card

The new Make The Cards Challenge is a Masculine Theme challenge.  I’m making a non-traditional color masculine card for this challenge!     I decided to use purple for my card today.  When I was helping my son set up his first apartment, I was surprised when he chose a purple, gray, and black color scheme.  It was… Read More »

STAMPlorations Throwback Thursday Guest Designer

I’m over on the STAMPlorations blog today with the Throwback Thursday feature. I’ve picked an inspiration card and my job was to create 3 variations of that inspiration card. I selected a card created by Maria Fischer which has a black and white stamped image with a small amount of color added to the card with a geometric… Read More »